43 min

Our Lonely Century (Bonus‪)‬ What Could Go Right?

    • Society & Culture

What do university students in Britain and Trump voters in the United States have in common? They're lonely. In fact, Noreena Hertz says, loneliness is the defining feature of this century, thanks to a host of drivers ranging from the technological to the economic. The Progress Network founder Zachary Karabell joins Noreena, an economist and author of The Lonely Century, as she elucidates whether we're really more lonely than we used to be, what has led, pandemic aside, to our current state of hyper-loneliness, and which solutions—individual, governmental, and entrepreneurial—she thinks are the best bet for reconnecting us.
This conversation was recorded in May 2021.
What Could Go Right? is produced by The Progress Network and The Podglomerate.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

What do university students in Britain and Trump voters in the United States have in common? They're lonely. In fact, Noreena Hertz says, loneliness is the defining feature of this century, thanks to a host of drivers ranging from the technological to the economic. The Progress Network founder Zachary Karabell joins Noreena, an economist and author of The Lonely Century, as she elucidates whether we're really more lonely than we used to be, what has led, pandemic aside, to our current state of hyper-loneliness, and which solutions—individual, governmental, and entrepreneurial—she thinks are the best bet for reconnecting us.
This conversation was recorded in May 2021.
What Could Go Right? is produced by The Progress Network and The Podglomerate.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

43 min

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