Strangers on a train

Many of us will exchange intimate details of our lives with our hairdesser or chat to the person on the same train platform as us every morning on the way to work, but we probably don’t think of either as a friend. In this BBC Radio 4 ‘Thinking Allowed’ podcast Henrietta L. Moore talks with Laurie Taylor and David Morgan about the role of acquaintances in our lives and why the people who are neither friend nor stranger are incredibly important.

(The programme was first broadcasted on 28 September 2009)

Listen to the podcast on the BBC Radio 4 website