We cry for many reasons. Pain, frustration, joy and fear. Tears mark the big emotional moments in life: the birth of a child, a wedding, the death of a loved one.
But let's face it.
Crying has a bad-rap.
Our culture's disdainful view of tears is reflected in phrases like don't be a crybaby, cry me a river, what a sob story.
Is to shed stereotypes about crying and embrace the tears.
Sob Stories looks to experts in science, art and culture to provide insight into why humans cry.
The Podcast also collects tales of tears, from the comedic to the profound, in an effort to transform our perception of crying.