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Abandon Me author Melissa Febos discusses addiction, obsession, and identity, and our host signs off in The Lonely Hour's last episode of season two.
Jennifer Romolini, author of the new memoir and career guide, Weird in a World That's Not, talks about embracing her awkwardness and becoming a …
Writer Jennifer Romolini visits the show next week. Here's an excerpt from her new book, Weird in a World That's Not.
Christopher Knight lived completely alone in the woods of central Maine for 27 years. Author Michael Finkel shares the story.
Brooke Russell stepped onto the scale and couldn’t believe the number she saw. She was a stranger to herself—and so she kept herself away from others.
David Bazan discusses his faith--and the loss of it.
Comedian and writer Aimée Lutkin hasn’t dated in a while, and wonders if she ever will again.
George McCalman has acted as a representative for black people in the mostly white worlds of graphic design and San Francisco. He's done with that now.
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.
Season two picks up on April 19th. Here's a sneak peek of what's coming!
A holiday message from The Lonely Hour, plus, some writers try to define loneliness.
Reid Whitten, an international trade lawyer, willingly moved to his firm’s Brussels office. Three years later, expat life has turned out to be lonelier than he anticipated.
Writer Samantha Siva discusses the breakup of her marriage, and the loneliness of having been the breaker.
Sex with Shakespeare author Jillian Keenan struggled with understanding her spanking fetish—and so did those around her.
Our host Julia Bainbridge attempts to answer why she's doing this podcast, and shares what's in store for season two.
For writer Charlotte Druckman, wearing a hood lets people know she’d like to be left alone.
Writer and activist Stephen Satterfield reads his Lonely Hour poem, called “Lonely Our.”
Writing professor Rachel Mennies considers the particular breed of loneliness found on Carnegie Mellon's campus.
Former New York Times 'Frugal Traveler' Matt Gross finds himself alone (in Istanbul) for the first time in years.
In the first of our five essay episodes, a pre-season two mini-series, Jamie Feldmar wonders if her lack of loneliness means something might be wrong with her.
Human closeness is fundamental to our mental well-being, but many people have hurdles to human closeness. Whether it’s anxiety, depression, or …
Both substance abuse and sobriety can be isolating.
We idolize the Mark Zuckerbergs of the world, but many of those entrepreneurs struggle through anxiety and loneliness on their way to the top — if …
The act of writing is a solitary one. We talk to three writers about their process, and about the loneliness of their profession.
Do people like — or are they even growing to prefer — dining alone?
Motherhood can be a lonely-making experience, whether it's because of postpartum depression, the pressure of guarding a human life, or the quest to get pregnant in the first place.
"Technology has distracted us from the age-old truths of what is most important — true friends whom we can be ourselves in front of, rather than our …
In this episode, New York Times writer Alan Feuer expands on what he wrote about his 400-mile drive on Alaska’s Dalton Highway, which he calls one of America’s loneliest roads. I talk to Yahoo Travel editor at large …