Gossiping. Getting the inside scoop. Dishing the daily dirt.
Everybody says they hate it, but they also listen to it at any given opportunity. While gossip has been linked more to women, researchers say men gossip just as well as the fairer sex.
But do we have some hidden craving for gossip?
In today’s edition of Dateline, VOA's Neal Lavon looks at some surprising research being done on what may be a human necessity.
If you prefer, you may download a copy of this report for later listening.
Every Monday through Friday Dateline examines an issue in the news. Listen to these recent Dateline programs: Spy Museum