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Freaks, Monsters, and Disgust

[Photo Credit] Shinerunner (talk), Wikipeida


Fordham Conversations Host Chris William and his guests examine why we are drawn to the monstrous, the grotesque and other human oddities. 

He talks with Adam Rinn who teaches a sideshow class at Coney Island. They discuss the history of freak shows. 

Chris also sits down with Rebecca June who teaches medieval studies at Fordham University. She provides insight into the role monsters play in literature and society.

Finally, Fordham psychology professor Dean McKay discusses his research on disgust and its relationship to fear.  Listen here.