Talking to Strangers

Talking to Strangers

What We Should Know About the People We Don't Know

Downloadable Audiobook - 2019
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Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Outliers, reinvents the audiobook in this immersive production of TALKING TO STRANGERS, a powerful examination of our interactions with people we don't know. How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a generation? Why did Neville Chamberlain think he could trust Adolf Hitler? Why are campus sexual assaults on the rise? Do television sitcoms teach us something about the way we relate to each other that isn't true? While tackling these questions, Malcolm Gladwell was not solely writing a book for the page. He was also producing for the ear. In the audiobook version of Talking to Strangers, you'll hear the voices of people he interviewed—scientists, criminologists, military psychologists. Court transcripts are brought to life with re-enactments. You actually hear the contentious arrest of Sandra Bland by the side of the road in Texas. As Gladwell revisits the deceptions of Bernie Madoff, the trial of Amanda Knox, and the suicide of Sylvia Plath, you hear directly from many of the players in these real-life tragedies. There's even a theme song – Janelle Monae's "Hell You Talmbout." Something is very wrong, Gladwell argues, with the tools and strategies we use to make sense of people we don't know. And because we don't know how to talk to strangers, we are inviting conflict and misunderstanding in ways that have a profound effect on our lives and our world. The audiobook edition of Talking to Strangers was an instant #1 bestseller, and was one of the most pre-ordered audiobooks in history. It seamlessly marries audiobooks and podcasts, creating a completely new and real listening experience.
Publisher: Ashland : Little, Brown & Company, 2019
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781549100031
Characteristics: 1 online resource (9 audio files) : digital
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libraryeri
Nov 26, 2019

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Explorations of how to catch child molesters could be triggering for those with a history

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Sexual Content: Explorations of how to catch child molesters could be triggering for those with a history

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JCLAmandaAW Jul 10, 2020

I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook. After listening to it I read some reviews and people were unhappy with what they felt was a lack of resolution to the issues Gladwell brought up in the book. I considered these points that we maybe do not have answers for but deserve some additional contemplation. I also appreciated that Gladwell used the actual audio clips of people discussing various topics rather than simply quoting them. Overall this audiobook was one of my favorites.

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libraryeri thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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