Show 097 Baa Baa Land and Clown Phobia

This week there is a brief look at the slo-mo movie Baa Baa Land and a look at the culturally permissible fear and anxiety about clowns. There are people that have clown phobia.

But there are a lot more people with a culturally induced fear and hatred of clowns. That shift happened about 40 years ago. Think about it, when was the last time you saw a positive modern representation of a good clown?

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Resources Mentioned: 

Baa Baa Land Movie - When you need to count sheep but are wide awake.

Refinery 29 post on Why You Should Think Twice Before Saying Your Workout Is "As Good As Therapy"

Minnesota Public Radio has an audio story about on-line therapy.

Brain Pickings article on A Stoic’s Key to Peace of Mind: Seneca on the Antidote to Anxiety

Smithsonian Magazine on The History and Psychology of Clowns Being Scary

Business Insider on Why people are afraid of clowns.


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