The Power of Friendship #556
March 29, 2020
It's 2020 and times are tough. Maybe some of us are learning about social distancing the hard way. Maybe we just are all a little anxious. No matter what, we could probably use a friend. But what is a friend, exactly? And why do we need them so much? This week host Bethany Brookshire speaks with Lydia Denworth, author of the new book "Friendship: The Evolution, Biology, and Extraordinary Power of Life's Fundamental Bond".
- Lydia Denworth
Friendship: The Evolution, Biology, and Extraordinary Power of Life's Fundamental Bond
Lydia Denworth is a contributing editor for Scientific American and writes the Brain Waves blog for Psychology Today. Her work has also appeared in The Atlantic, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time, Spectrum and many other publications. She is the author of "Toxic Truth: A Scientist, a Doctor, and the Battle Over Lead", "I Can Hear You Whisper: An Intimate Journey Through the Science of Sound and Language", and "Friendship: The Evolution, Biology, and Extraordinary Power of Life's Fundamental Bond".
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