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Should every day be Email Debt Forgiveness Day?

Why is it so likely that you're stalling on hitting 'send' as certain emails gather metaphorical dust in your inbox?
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"Hi, I haven't responded to this out of anxiety." 

The first line of a long overdue email isn't an easy one to write. It's usually apologetic and somewhat awkward. Given how many people are stalling before hitting 'send', it's little wonder that last week's Email Debt Forgiveness Day was a viral hit — a true holiday for the 21st century. 

Radio hosts PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman join Shad to discuss the initiative, our collective email shame and why it's so likely that you're either avoiding your inbox or waiting for a reply that might never arrive.

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