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The Lonely Hour is a podcast about loneliness–but it’s not a bummer. Host Julia Bainbridge has created a space to talk openly in hopes of both de-stigmatizing loneliness and underscoring the joys of solitude.

The Lonely Hour is a podcast about loneliness–but it’s not a bummer. Host Julia Bainbridge has created a space to talk openly in hopes of both de-stigmatizing loneliness and underscoring the joys of solitude.
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The Lonely Hour is a podcast about loneliness–but it’s not a bummer. Host Julia Bainbridge has created a space to talk openly in hopes of both de-stigmatizing loneliness and underscoring the joys of solitude.

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English


Episodes

#34 The Importance of Doing Nothing, with Jenny Odell

8/2/2019
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Jenny Odell, author of How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy, talks about wandering, observing without judgment, and letting go of the idea that time is money. Part four of The Lonely Hour's mini-series, Inner Lives.

Duration:00:15:25

#33 How Loneliness Tells You Where to Go, with David Whyte

8/1/2019
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Poet and philosopher David Whyte discusses his inner life and the importance of loneliness: "I've always felt that when you do feel loneliness, it's always a kind of inverse measure of what you actually belong to." Part three of The Lonely Hour's mini-series, Inner Lives. Original illustration by Payton Cosell Turner.

Duration:00:18:46

#32 How a Healthy Inner Life Improves the Outer Life, with Priya Parker

7/31/2019
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Priya Parker, author of The Art of Gathering, shares how discussing her childhood dreams with her mother equipped her with the tools to deeply understand what it is that she desired. Part two of The Lonely Hour's mini-series, Inner Lives.

Duration:00:09:02

#31 Why Boredom Leads to Creativity, with Manoush Zomorodi

7/29/2019
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Manoush Zomorodi, host of the Note to Self podcast, makes the case for rethinking our digital habits and being more purposeful about putting boredom into our lives.

Duration:00:09:29

#30 The Loss of Faith and a Marriage, the Gaining of an Identity

4/2/2019
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Having grown up in a born-again Christian community with strict rules governing how best to live, James finally woke up to the fact that he didn’t know himself—and that his marriage was crumbling. He turned inward, retreating to a cabin in the Catskills, to figure it all out. This episode is sponsored by Audible and Away. Original illustration by Payton Cosell Turner.

Duration:00:34:00

#29 Facing Dead-of-Winter Maine Alone in a Tent

3/26/2019
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Brandon Baltzley is the chef and co-owner of a restaurant called the Buffalo Jump. Determined to kick his substance abuse issues, he climbed a snow- and ice-covered hill in the dark to reach his home for the next month of his life: a yurt with no heat or running water. This episode is sponsored by HelloFresh and Care/of Vitamins. Original illustration by Payton Cosell Turner.

Duration:00:18:31

#28 One Month—No Schedule, No Internet, and No Electricity

3/19/2019
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How losing both parents, navigating the transition of her only sibling, and extreme burnout led film producer Annabelle Dunne to seek solitude in Sri Lanka with just a cot and 17 books—and what it taught her about how she should lead her life now that she’s back home. This episode is sponsored by Audible and Away. Original illustration by Payton Cosell Turner.

Duration:00:27:04

Alone Together: Spend Valentine’s Day With Yourself If You Want To

2/13/2019
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Comedian Lane Moore, host of Tinder Live author of the new essay collection How to Be Alone: If You Want To, and Even If You Don't, talks about “stranger luck” and how she plans on spending Valentine’s Day with her dog, Lights.

Duration:00:11:22

#27 Looking for Clarity Halfway Around the World

2/5/2019
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After a decade in New York working as a talent agent and a producer in fashion and a loss in her family, Kamey Butler sacrificed leaving her friends and familiar places to try to regain control the only way she knew how: She bought a one-way ticket to Cape Town. Original illustration by Payton Cosell Turner.

Duration:00:23:22

We’re baaaaaccckkkkk!

1/15/2019
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Find four new episodes of The Lonely Hour on Stitcher Premium. Subscribe now at stitcher.com/lonelyhour.

Duration:00:02:08

#26 The Loneliness of Losing Yourself

6/13/2017
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Abandon Me author and former heroin addict and dominatrix Melissa Febos discusses what it’s like to lose your identity to addiction and obsession—and host Julia Bainbridge signs off with a meditation on living in that loneliness.

Duration:00:22:06

#25 Weird in a World That’s Not

6/6/2017
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Jennifer Romolini, author of the new memoir and career guide, Weird in a World That's Not, opens her book with this: “I am not supposed to be here. I spent the first 28 years of my life as a fuckup and a failure. I failed and I failed and I failed.” And then she became a professional success—and wrote a book about it. She speaks about her journey on today’s episode.

Duration:00:23:04

Coming Next Week!

5/30/2017
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Writer Jennifer Romolini visits the show next week. Here's an excerpt from her new book, Weird in a World That's Not.

Duration:00:02:28

#24 Alone in the Maine Woods for 27 Years

5/23/2017
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At the age of 20, Christopher Knight left his car and the rest of the world behind: He didn’t send a letter, spend any money, or use the internet for over two decades. He said one word to one person, accidentally, during that time. Michael Finkel, who wrote a book about Knight called The Stranger in the Woods, shares his story.

Duration:00:29:25

#23 When You’re a Stranger To Yourself

5/16/2017
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Brooke Russell stepped onto the scale and couldn’t believe the number she saw. She tells the story of how, as she struggled with disordered eating, she kept herself away from others.

Duration:00:15:45

#22 When You Start to Doubt Your Faith

5/9/2017
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David Bazan—a touring musician, most notably with Pedro the Lion—always assumed God existed. His life, and music, was centered around his Christianity. Then he started to question all of it.

Duration:00:29:56

#21 “When Can I Say I’ll Be Alone Forever?”

5/3/2017
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Comedian and writer Aimée Lutkin hasn’t dated in a while, and wonders if she ever will again.

Duration:00:22:55

#20 Suddenly an Outsider

4/25/2017
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Our awareness of an "ism" can lead to loneliness, and in George McCalman’s case, that ism was racism. After living much of his life in New York City feeling part of the community, he suddenly felt like an outsider, because of an episode at a magazine where he worked in his twenties.

Duration:00:20:02

#19 The Invisible Chef: Kat Turner

4/18/2017
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A personal chef to big-name celebrities, Kat Turner has been behind the scenes for years. Now, she wants to step forward, in front of a camera.

Duration:00:18:53

The Lonely Hour Returns

3/30/2017
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Season two picks up on April 19th. Here's a sneak peek of what's coming!

Duration:00:02:49