Why being awkward is actually a good thing : TED Radio Hour Forgetting a name, a poorly executed hug, the 7th grade — awkwardness is part of our lives whether we like it or not. But what if we put the embarrassment aside and embraced our awkward selves? Guests include social scientist Ty Tashiro, cartoonist Liana Finck, journalist Melissa Dahl and sex and relationship counselor Erin Chen.

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Life can be so awkward. Here's how to embrace the embarrassing

Life can be so awkward. Here's how to embrace the embarrassing

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TED Radio Hour: So Awkward
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Forgetting a name, a poorly executed hug, the 7th grade — awkwardness is part of our lives whether we like it or not. But what if we put the embarrassment aside and embraced our awkward selves?

Guests include social scientist Ty Tashiro, cartoonist Liana Finck, journalist Melissa Dahl and sex and relationship counselor Erin Chen.

This episode of TED Radio Hour was produced by James Delahoussaye, Katie Monteleone, Matthew Cloutier, and Harsha Nahata. It was edited by Sanaz Meshkinpour.

Our production staff also includes Rachel Faulkner White and Fiona Geiran. Irene Noguchi is our executive producer. Our audio engineers were Gilly Moon, David Greenburg, and Kwesi Lee.