Why good listening matters — and how to get better at it

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"Listening is the biggest gift you can give,” says journalist Kate Murphy. She explains why we’re so bad at it in her new book, “You’re Not Listening.” Photo by Shutterstock.

At a time of disconnection and distraction in the world, have we forgotten the importance of listening? Most of us are not shy about sharing our stories or voicing our opinions. But we spend much less time truly taking in what someone else says. How can asking Having better listening skills would help us build better relationships with our friends, families, and coworkers. And asking  thoughtful questions would lead to less confusion and chaos. KCRW learns how to better hear what the world around us is saying. 



Andrea Brody