The human range of emotions stretches beyond our vocabulary
You probably know when you’re feeling happy, sad, or angry. But our range of emotions stretch beyond the language we have for them.
This hour, we learn what emotions are and give names to ones you’ve probably felt without ever having had a word for them.
- Edgar Gerrard Hughes: The editor of How Do You Feel? A Spectacular Compendium of Ideas, Interactive Games, Provocations, Tests, and Tricks that Explore the World of What You Feel and Why and a researcher at the University of London’s Queen Mary Centre for the History of the Emotions
- John Koenig: Author of The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows
Colin McEnroe, Jonathan McNicol, and Cat Pastor contributed to this show, which originally aired January 10, 2022.