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Exchange Exemplar: When hugging turns weird, pre-pandemic style

Hugging has not quite gone the way of the dodo bird in the COVID pandemic, but there's less human contact overall.

Which might be a good thing in the eyes of Emily Flake. She joined us a few years ago to chat about her book on hugs that surprise and displease and just creep people out, That Was Awkward: The Art and Etiquette of the Awkward Hug.

Flake wrote the text and drew the pictures; she gets cartoons published regularly in the The New Yorker.

We get a second pass at her interview.

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The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily news program focused on issues, people and events across Southern Oregon and Northern California. Angela Decker is the program's senior producer, Charlie Zimmermann is the assistant producer, and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.