Turning the Page on Loneliness:
How Reading Can Bring us Together

Turning the Page on Loneliness:
How Reading Can Bring us Together

Show Notes

Literature is a good kind of contagion. 

Reading the imagined scenario, the fictional character dealing with the same things we are, helps us process as a community even if we don’t know each other, we can read the same stories. 

We are in the company of others when we read and a single story can represent millions of other tales, infecting millions of readers at once. 

It’s not a solitary act–to hole up with a book. 

It’s an exercise, in human interaction and in faith in yourself that you are changing with each word you read. When you turn to the last page, you’re better prepared for camaraderie, collaboration, and connecting to others.

Major Sources For This Episode Include: 
Elizabeth Outka Interview May 4, 2021
Keith Oatley Interview October 30, 2021

Host and Writer: Peg Fong
Director: Callie O’Reilly
Theme music: Ian Lefeuvre and Ari Posner
Engineer: Geoff Devine
Producers: Debbie O’Reilly and Guillermo Serrano
Executive Producer: Terry O’Reilly

This show is brought to you by the Apostrophe Podcast Network and powered by Acast.

Show Notes

Literature is a good kind of contagion. 

Reading the imagined scenario, the fictional character dealing with the same things we are, helps us process as a community even if we don’t know each other, we can read the same stories. 

We are in the company of others when we read and a single story can represent millions of other tales, infecting millions of readers at once. 

It’s not a solitary act–to hole up with a book. 

It’s an exercise, in human interaction and in faith in yourself that you are changing with each word you read. When you turn to the last page, you’re better prepared for camaraderie, collaboration, and connecting to others.

Major Sources For This Episode Include: 
Elizabeth Outka Interview May 4, 2021
Keith Oatley Interview October 30, 2021

Host and Writer: Peg Fong
Director: Callie O’Reilly
Theme music: Ian Lefeuvre and Ari Posner
Engineer: Geoff Devine
Producers: Debbie O’Reilly and Guillermo Serrano
Executive Producer: Terry O’Reilly

This show is brought to you by the Apostrophe Podcast Network and powered by Acast.

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