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How The Pandemic Has Impacted Our Social Connections

Marvin Meyer
On this segment of River to River, sociologist Marissa King explains how people connect with each other. She’s researched how our social networks evolve, what they look like and why that matters.

The pandemic had made our lives more digital. It’s accelerated the nature of our human connection into a more virtual world and moved our social networks even faster into this digital age.

On this edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer speaks with sociologist Marissa King about her latest book “Social Chemistry: Decoding the Patterns of Human Connection.”

This program originally aired on January 19, 2021.


  • Marissa King, sociologist, professor of organizational behavior, Yale School of Management


Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River
Matthew was a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa