The Lonely Hour

20 EpisodesProduced by Julia Bainbridge

The Lonely Hour is an exploration of the feeling of loneliness. Loneliness is something we all feel at times, but with the relatively recent developments of longer work days and commutes, two-career and single-parent families, instant communication via cell phone and email, and social media, it’s a … read more

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#19 The Invisible Chef

April 19th, 2017

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.

The Lonely Hour Returns

March 30th, 2017

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

#18 Bonus: The Holidays

December 24th, 2016

A holiday message from The Lonely Hour, plus, some writers try to define loneliness.

#17 The Expat

December 8th, 2016

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.

#16 The Leaver

November 23rd, 2016

Writer Samantha Siva discusses the breakup of her marriage, and the loneliness of having been the breaker.

# 15 The Spanking Fetishist

November 9th, 2016

Sex with Shakespeare author Jillian Keenan struggled with understanding her spanking fetish—and so did those around her.

#14 The (Lonely Hour) Host

October 26th, 2016

Our host Julia Bainbridge attempts to answer why she's doing this podcast, and shares what's in store for season two.

#13 Essay Episode: A Hoodie Is a Haven

October 12th, 2016

For writer Charlotte Druckman, wearing a hood lets people know she’d like to be left alone.

#12 Essay Episode: Lonely Our

October 3rd, 2016

Writer and activist Stephen Satterfield reads his Lonely Hour poem, called “Lonely Our.”

#11 Essay Episode: On the Fence

September 14th, 2016

Writing professor Rachel Mennies considers the particular breed of loneliness found on Carnegie Mellon's campus.
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