Alone

Five perspectives on solitude.

Episodes

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01Tori Murden1999052420000529

Last year Tori Murden attempted to row solo across the Atlantic. It nearly cost her her life.

02Sister Anna1999052520000530

Twenty years ago, Sister Anna left her religious community to live as a hermit on the remote coast of North Wales.

She reflects on how being alone has brought her closer to God and allowed her to come to terms with painful childhood memories of Nazi Austria.

03Geoff Smith1999052620000531

Last year he attempted to set a new world record for being buried alive when he was incarcerated for five months in a box.

04Kathryn Thornton1999052720000601

No woman has spent more time space walking than shuttle astronaut Kathy Thornton. You cannot get much closer to being utterly alone than floating free in space.

05 LASTJohn Schlapobersky1999052820000602

In May 1968, South African student John Schlapobersky was called out of a lecture.

He never returned.

He was arrested, tortured and put in solitary confinement.