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If Our Bodies Could Talk

Techniques for Talking to Strangers

Aug 25, 2016 | 58 videos
Video by The Atlantic

Connected communities are critical to the health of individuals and societies. Yet, even in New York City, which is crowded with over 8 million people, making new connections isn’t always easy. In this episode of If Our Bodies Could Talk, senior editor James Hamblin seeks wisdom from Kio Stark, author of When Strangers Meet. Hamblin attempts to implement her advice in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park.

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Authors: Erica Moriarty, Nicolas Pollock, James Hamblin

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Off-beat perspectives on health topics from Dr. James Hamblin.