Podcast Hack
On Loneliness and ConnectionBy Unlocking Us , Brené Brown, Dr. Vivek Murthy

In a Nutshell

In this April 2020 episode of the Spotify Original podcast Unlocking Us, host Brené Brown speaks with former Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy on the effects of loneliness on individuals and even larger social movements.

Favorite Quote

We not only have to think about how we engage with other people, we have to think about that connection we have to ourselves and recognize that a lot of times the problem begins there. And it's not actually on the outside.

Dr. Vivek Murthy


Loneliness is not just a feeling, it can have a profound effect on our daily lives.

Loneliness can impact our self-esteem and create gaps in empathy, making it harder to achieve our goals and realize social change.

Brené Brown's Unlocking Us, a Spotify Original podcast, centers around conversations about human issues, empowering listeners to live better lives.

Brown is a bestselling author and research professor at the University of Houston.

In this episode from April 2020, Brown speaks with Dr. Vivek Murthy, 19th Surgeon General of the United States, about his 2020 book, Together, The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World.

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