April 10, 2020

EP. 2 — Vivek Murthy

Former US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy joins Jameela this week to discuss how widespread the problem of loneliness is, Western culture’s tendency to give too much space, social media’s role with loneliness, and how to foster connectivity. 

Vivek Murthy’s book, Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World is out now!

Transcript

IWEIGH-002-20200408-ACv01-DYN.mp3   JAMEELA JAMIL [00:00:00] Hello and welcome to “I Weigh” with Jameela Jamil. I hope that you are doing okay. We are now weeks and weeks into this fucking lockdown and this pandemic. And I know from what I’m hearing about online and from friends that people are starting to fray at the edges. Couples are starting to break up while stuck in quarantine together. And some people are not in a coup or not being driven mad with their families because they’re having to isolate completely on their own. And that’s why I thought today’s chat would be perfect, cause it is about loneliness, which I know so many of us are struggling with in this moment. Even if you are with other people, you can still sometimes that can make you feel even lonelier or you’re just so far away from your friends and your family and you are missing human touch. I got the chance to speak to Vivek Murthy, who is the Surgeon General of the Unit

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