Hugs!

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

In this latest episode, the Unexpected duo, James and Sam, get all feel good and investigate the unexpected history of HUGS! Which is all about the science and psychology of hugging, babies and upbringing, greetings and the gendering of hugs, US Presidents and the politics of hugging; it’s also all about free hugs, tree hugging and the Khejarli Massacre in September 1730. Who knew!

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