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Loneliness can affect all people at different times in their lives, but is it a new idea or something humans have always experienced? Neil and Rob talk about loneliness and how some people prefer their own company.

This week’s question:
Mauro Morandi lived alone on Budelli Island in Italy for many years, but for how many years exactly? Was it…

a) 6 years
b) 31 years
c) 44 years

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

keep someone company
spend time with someone so they don’t get lonely

social change
shift in how people behave and think

significant other

being alone

pinch points
times in your life where there are difficulties and things slow down or change

long lasting (health condition)

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