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In "Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About The People We Don’t Know," journalist and author Malcolm Gladwell details stories of miscommunication that ended in tragedy. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
In "Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About The People We Don’t Know," journalist and author Malcolm Gladwell details stories of miscommunication that ended in tragedy. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell has done much to bring the findings of social science into the public conversation, starting with "The Tipping Point," which examines the crucial moment a disease, trend or phenomenon explodes.

Gladwell's new book is called, "Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About The People We Don't Know."

In it, he dives into the unconscious forces rippling under some of the most high-profile disasters between people who didn't know each other, like Brock Turner, Sandra Bland, even Adolf Hitler.

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Malcolm Gladwell, New Yorker staff writer and author. He tweets @Gladwell.

Gladwell will speak at the Back Bay Events Center at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

This segment aired on September 12, 2019.

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