SPOS #746 – Olga Khazan On Being Weird

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Welcome to episode #746 of Six Pixels of Separation.

Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #746 – Host: Mitch Joel. Have you ever felt like an outsider? Like you don’t belong? Like the things that you like, don’t seem to be the things that everybody else likes? Growing up as a Russian immigrant in West Texas, Olga Khazan always felt that there was something different about her. This feeling permeated her life, and as she embarked on a science writing career, she realized there were psychological connections between this feeling of being an outsider and both her struggles and successes later in life. She decided to reach out to other people who were unique in their environments to see if they had experienced similar feelings of alienation, and if so, how they overcame them. This brings us to her new book, Weird – The power of being an outsider in an insider world. Olga is a staff writer for The Atlantic, covering health, gender, and science. Prior to that, she was The Atlantic’s Global editor. She has also written for a myriad of other publications. Weird is her first book. Enjoy the conversation…

Download the Podcast here: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #746 – Host: Mitch Joel.

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