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What’s going on with loneliness?

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Loneliness: It’s often cited as an “epidemic” and can have a health impact comparable to smoking 15 cigarettes a day.

This hour, we talk about what loneliness looks like in the brain and how public policy could affect our loneliness epidemic.

Plus: a conversation with an expert on making friends as an adult!

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Carolyn McCusker helps produce The Colin McEnroe Show. She loves making true radio stories and listening to fake ones. In the past, she’s worked for NPR and WNYC, and she’s glad to be back at CT Public after interning in 2019. Carolyn can be reached at cmccusker@ctpublic.org.