Finding your tribe isn’t easy. On the fifth episode of AudioFiles this season, we talk about isolation and disconnection and learn what it takes to bridge the gap between us and everyone else. We speak to librarian and researcher Tinamarie Vella about creating communities IRL with online tools. Artist Keke Hunt of Just the Right Height joins us live for choppy, pointed songs that sit on the line between sound poetry and pop lyricism.

Producer: Allie Weintraub

Assistant Producer: Matt Cutler

Host: Rob Dozier

Music producer: Ariama Long

Engineer: Onel Mulet

Stories by Josh Christensen and Michael Rosenthal