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Quick Hit: Techniques for Talking to Strangers

Intellectual humble brag alert: I’m a big fan of The Atlantic.

I particularly like what they’ve been doing with their video series If Our Bodies Could Talk, in which Dr. James Hamblin explores various issues pertaining to both physical and mental health.

The Atlantic‘s official description calls Hamblin’s perspectives “off-beat,” but I dare say they’re downright irreverent. (No wonder I’m a fan.)

Check out their latest in the clip below, in which Hamblin interviews Kio Stark, author of When Strangers Meet, and learns how to randomly talk to people in a park.

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