What happens when we find ourselves in solitude, whether on purpose or accidentally? In this episode, people navigate aloneness and explore what it means to be secluded from everyone and everything else.
Release date: 26 April 2019
Story 1: Ryan Petterson
Geology researcher Ryan Petterson goes out into Death Valley for research. Even though there’s no one around for miles, he finds connection with others.
Producer: Sofia Sanchez-Luege
Story 2: Charlotte Brown
Charlotte Brown takes a deep dive into a form of solitude that more and more people are trying out — meditation. This solitude takes her places she never imagined.
Producer: Stephanie Niu
Story 3: Soundtracker
Gordon Hempton goes to the most remote places of the world and records the soundscape before it disappears.
Producer: Leslie Chang with help from Jett Hayward
Story 4: Sienna
While working in Alaska, Sienna White grapples with solitude, and the loneliness that it can produce.
Producer: Sienna White
Story 5: The Bridge
Adesuwa talks to the staff at the Bridge, an on-campus peer-counseling center about what it’s like to take calls from people alone in the night. Featuring: Hannah Nguyen, Albert Gehami, Rebecca Bromley
Producer: Adesuwa Agbonile