Vermont professor Sheila Liming believes 'hanging out' is a radical act
There's an epidemic of loneliness in the United States, according to a new advisory from the U.S. Surgeon General. One way to combat that sense of isolation is to re-learn the art of hanging out, writes Champlain College professor Sheila Liming in her new book, Hanging Out: The Radical Power of Killing Time.
Liming joins Vermont Edition to discuss the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic deepened our sense of social isolation, and how to cultivate unstructured, improvisational time with others. She also shares some of the more surprising responses she's received to her book.
- Sheila Liming, associate professor at Champlain College in Burlington and the author of multiple books
Broadcast live on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.