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The art of gossip

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Gossiping is considered a bad habit. But, when done well, it can actually have social benefits.

This hour, what gossip is, its benefits and drawbacks, and why we’re interested in celebrity gossip.


  • Amanda Kehrberg: Adjunct media studies faculty at Arizona State University
  • Shayla Love: Senior staff writer of features at Vice
  • Frank McAndrew: Psychology professor at Knox College

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Colin McEnroe, Jonathan McNicol, and Cat Pastor contributed to this show, which originally aired September 16, 2021.

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Lily is the senior producer for 'The Colin McEnroe Show'. She first worked at Connecticut Public as an intern, in 2014. She has previously worked for WBUR, KUNC, and as a producer for the New England News Collaborative's weekly show 'Next.'
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