Why People Cry

Sometimes as we ponder the stars we miss the wonders of the ground on which we walk. Our show invites guests to talk about a wide range of human experiences. Some of our most engrossing discussions — the kind that stay with you for a while after they are done — involve topics that might initially seem to involve routine aspects of everyday life but which blossom into opportunities to consider the human condition with a bit more consideration.

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We sat down with Lauren Bylsma of the University of Pittsburgh to ask the question, “Why do people cry?” The conversation included an exploration of different types of tears and the physiology of tear-shedding but it also offered reminders of the social and emotional dimensions of our human lives. You can listen here.

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