Margee Kerr’s ‘Scream: Chilling Adventures in the Science of Fear’

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Guests: Margee Kerr

[From the Radio Times archive] The world can be a pretty frightening place these days — just look at the news headlines. So why do people seek out scary things like haunted houses, slasher movies, roller coasters, and sky diving? Sociologist MARGEE KERR studies the science of fear — what makes us terrified and why many people crave it.  In her book Scream: Chilling Adventures in the Science of Fear, Kerr examines our fascination with terror and tests herself in some of the world’s most blood-curdling places. Marty spoke with Kerr last fall.

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