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An expert on awkwardness offers tips on how to deal with discomforting situations, and a story from Lydia Davis about one of life's more awkward moments. Plus, Jonathan's comfort zone is invaded when Howard shows up with a CBC tour group.

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WireTap The 8th Dwarf Oct 20, 2014 | 4:15The story of the little known 8th dwarf, Joseph. He never quite fit in with the others. Tune in to find out why. From the full episode Against the Grain.
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WireTap Against the Grain Oct 10, 2014 | 26:51Stories of people doing things differently than everyone else. A man is convinced he's found a major scientific flaw that no-one else seems to have noticed. A young girl tries not to fit in at school. Plus, Howard runs a marathon from finish to start.
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