Adventures in Solitude: Two Tales of Life in Isolation

Nov 30, 2016

As social creatures we know that isolation can be emotionally difficult, but research shows that it can be psychologically damaging as well. So why then, would anyone live this way by choice? This hour, we hear two such cases of isolated living.

The first involves six scientists who lived in a dome on a secluded island for a year to simulate conditions settlers may one day find on Mars. And the second is with the prince of a remote micro-nation called Sealand. We ask what drew him to a life on a tiny concrete platform floating in the middle of England's North Sea.


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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.