What happens when you choose a vow of silence?
What's it like being an environmental activist who takes a vow of silence for 17 years?
What's life like as a Trappist monk who defaults to silence for a lifetime?
And what's it like to be a public radio host who gives up speaking for a week? The voice in Chion's head narrates the experience, and you'll hear audio she collected along the way.
Watch as Chion breaks her week-long vow of silence on a Facebook Live:
- John Francis: an environmental activist who took a 17 year vow of silence when he was 27
- Brother Paul Quenon: a Trappist monk and poet at the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky
- Chion Wolf: the host of Audacious who went without speaking for one week
Jessica Severin de Martinez and Catie Talarski contributed to this show.