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Sunday, 3 April 2016

The Milo and Moose Show Episode 12: What are You Afraid of?

Podcast | Episode Description

In this episode of The Milo and Moose Show, Milo and Moose are discussing fears and phobias. They begin by discussing which of the UK's most popular fears, and which one's they also have, before Moose shares the story behind his fear of mannequins.

After the break they discuss their responses to fear by using butchering the phrase "fight or flight" and using it in cruel and unusual ways, as Milo shares a bizarre Yoda impression to see out the segment.

They finish with a speculative chat about "genetic memory", which is the hypothesis that certain fears are genetically passed. It would explain why Milo is afraid of snakes as well as why snakes and spiders are such common fears across the world, especially in countries like Britain where their threat is minimal. 
Are you afraid of snakes or mannequins? Do you have or know somebody who has been "eaten by their pet snake"? Hate Yoda as well? Fill us in! 

Articles referenced in this episode:
"Why do Some Brains Enjoy Fear?" by Allegra Ringo
"Fear of Feedback" by Jay M. Jackman and Myra H. Strober 
"Fear of Heights Linked to Verticle Perception" by Ewen Callaway
"Are you Braver than the Average Briton?" by Adam Withnall  
"A Really Bad Case of Snake Phobia" by Fredric Neuman
"Genetic Memory: How We Know Things We Never Learned" by Darold Treffert

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