Alone Together is a curious exploration of loneliness through time, history, art, science and culture.

It’s a big topic and a universal one. What can loneliness teach us about being alone and how does being alone bring us together? Tune in to discover elements of loneliness that are illuminating, some that are simply fascinating and stories that will make you understand how alone we are together. 

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Adam & Eve on a Raft: Why Lonely People Are Attracted To Diners

There’s a famous painting by American artist Edward Hopper of four people sitting in a diner on a dark corner. That theme, in many of Hopper’s works, of people inside looking out, longing for something beyond their walls captured the attention of many at the beginning of the pandemic. Diners have become associated with the place to go for those on their own and wanting connections. This week, we hear from artists, curators, writers and a civil rights scholar about the role diners have played in our culture. So grab a cup of joe and pass the ketchup. Let’s meet at the local diner.

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Peg Fong  Host

Peg Fong is a journalist and a former newspaper reporter at The Vancouver Sun, The Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star. She was a reporter and producer for the CBC in Vancouver and is currently the Vancouver correspondent for The Economist Magazine. She teaches journalism and business at Langara College and Kwantlen Polytechnic University. 

Peg Fong  Host

Peg Fong is a journalist and a former newspaper reporter at The Vancouver Sun, The Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star. She was a reporter and producer for the CBC in Vancouver and is currently the Vancouver correspondent for The Economist Magazine. She teaches journalism and business at Langara College and Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

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