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Alonement is a podcast about the positive side of spending time alone. When being alone isn't lonely, it's alonement: finding joy and value in solitude. Each week, host Francesca Specter asks a new guest about the time they spend by themselves – and why it matters to them. With a one-off payment of £5, you can listen to the Alonement podcast ad-free. more

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4.9 out of 5 stars from 171 ratings
  • Thought and reflection provoking

    Really thought and reflection provoking, great selection of guests

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom8 months ago
  • Ahead of her time

    I have been listening to this podcast on and off over the past year. I've come to the conclusion that Francesca is ahead of her time. She explores the various states of alonement (loneliness, fear, solitude) and has chosen people who have wisdom beyond their years. Francesca is an astute interviewer, and coupled with her personal experience, reveals dimensions of alonement that even clinicians, social scientists, and anthropolgists, would appreciate. Bravo, Francesca! The topic of alonement ... more

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 years ago
  • Loved it!

    Lovely interesting conversations! Discovered the podcast when nervously dining alone while travelling. Lovely to hear from fellow soloists!

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom2 years ago
  • Grateful!

    What a refreshing podcast! more

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    R Gossett
    United States2 years ago
  • Such an important and informative podcast!

    This podcast is such a brilliant insight into how to thrive being alone! Each guest brings something unique and informative, with Francesca coming it all together wonderfully!

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom2 years ago

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