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Talking to Strangers

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The audiobook edition of Talking to Strangers was an instant #1 bestseller. It seamlessly marries audiobooks and podcasts, creating a completely new and real listening experience.

How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a generation? Why did Neville Chamberlain think he could trust Adolf Hitler? Why are campus sexual assaults on the rise? Do television sitcoms teach us something about the way we relate to each other that isn't true?

While tackling these questions, Malcolm Gladwell was not solely writing a book for the page. He was also producing for the ear. In the audiobook version of Talking to Strangers, you'll hear the voices of people he interviewed--scientists, criminologists, military psychologists. Court transcripts are brought to life with re-enactments. You actually hear the contentious arrest of Sandra Bland by the side of the road in Texas. As Gladwell revisits the deceptions of Bernie Madoff, the trial of Amanda Knox, and the suicide of Sylvia Plath, you hear directly from many of the players in these real-life tragedies. There's even a theme song - Janelle Monae's "Hell You Talmbout."

Something is very wrong, Gladwell argues, with the tools and strategies we use to make sense of people we don't know. And because we don't know how to talk to strangers, we are inviting conflict and misunderstanding in ways that have a profound effect on our lives and our world.

FAQs: Talking to Strangers Audiobook

How will I listen to my Talking to Strangers audiobook?

You can listen in your preferred podcast app. (See below for a complete list of supported apps.)

After you enter your email address, you’ll get a unique link. Tap the link to open your audiobook purchase in your podcast app. A small number of apps may require users to copy their URL and paste it directly into the app.

Wait, I don’t understand—I can use a podcast app to listen to Malcolm Gladwell's audiobooks?

Yup, that’s right! Listen to audiobooks in the same place you spend hours listening to your favorite podcasts. No new apps to download, no subscription fees. You get lower prices, too, because nobody had to build a fancy new app.

Can I use my current podcast app?

Supported apps include: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Pocketcasts, Podcast Addict, Castbox, BeyondPod, Downcast, PlayerFM, Breaker, and RadioPublic.

Sorry, but these apps are not currently supported: Stitcher, Podbean, or NPR One.

What types of payment do you accept?

You can pay with any major credit cards, as well as Apple Pay on iOS and Google Pay on Android.

How do I access the audiobooks I bought?

You will be emailed a confirmation with the link to the audiobook or you can login with your email address here.

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