The Dunces' Corner

5: We're All Lonely. Together.

March 23rd, 2020

Life in the time of Coronavirus/The Loneliness Epidemic/St. Thomas and JPII on Community

Dr. Pedraza, Dr. Meinert, Catherine, Elise, and Trey talk life in the time of the coronavirus pandemic, then share stories of loneliness and trying to form community. Dr. Meinert sheds a little wisdom via St. Thomas on friendship, and Dr. Pedraza sets the record straight on JPII's anthropology while emphasizing the pontiff's understanding of solitude and participation in community. Finally, the crew offers advice on how to live in these potentially isolating times. Note: recorded March 17th, 2020.

City Journal on Loneliness:
Cigna Study:

Music Credits: "Investigations", "Loopster", "Your Call"
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