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.
#40 An ER Nurse—and Mother, and Wife—Works Through Crisis
It's a strange time for all of us, but only healthcare workers know the particular stresses of caring for sick people right now—and what it feels like to put themselves at risk for contracting coronavirus every day they’re at work. In this episode, nurse Mary-Elizabeth Suarez records from the ER at Stanford Hospital.
#39 One Story of Food, Friendship, and Caretaking in the Time of Corona
Kimberly Chou was already experiencing a period of uncertainty this winter. Now we all are—and the stakes are high. Those of us who are lucky enough to be at home are seeking comfort, and Kimberly is finding it in food and gift giving. Plus: Understanding how the pandemic has impacted the restaurant industry.
#38 Single Life and Skin Hunger in Isolation
It’s hard not to think about touch right now, when it’s something so many of us are craving and can't have. In this episode, we explore physical contact, relationships and single life during the era of social distancing.
#37 One Family Successfully Quarantines and Finally Touches Again
In our next isolation diary, host Julia Bainbridge's father records from the Maryland countryside, plus a relaxation meditation to help reduce anxiety right now.
#36 Finding Moments of Joy During Coronavirus Lockdown
The Walking Dead actress Pollyanna McIntosh chooses good vibes over stress while sheltering in place in Los Angeles. Let her be your guide to finding happiness in the small things right now.
#35 The Era of Social Distancing
We are social distancing—a term with which we're now all painfully familiar—in order to slow contagion of the coronavirus. In a break from format, host Julia Bainbridge talks more directly to listeners in this episode, and she consults various experts about dealing with anxiety as well as ways to find joy in this time of crisis.
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Exactly What I’ve Been Looking For
I’ve been listening to a variety of health/mental health/well being podcasts for several years now, The Lonely Hour perfectly fills that space inside of me that’s been seeking relatable, down to earth, honest and vulnerable content in the well-being/mental health space. I’m blown away by how much the stories on loneliness, boundaries and attachment issues are relatable to me. I’ve only started listening recently and I just can’t get enough.
I am so excited and grateful to be a part of The Lonely Hour Community moving forward.
Good with some feedback
I like the topic. However, I found it too slow in the beginning and too fast when eventually it got interesting. It ended right when it started to resonate with me.
A wonderful hang out!
Strong female perspective and strong male perspective. Feels like I’m over at their house having interesting conversation over cocktails. Very enjoyable!