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Freaks, Monsters, and Disgust


Fordham Conversations Host Chris Williams discusses what makes humans so infatuated with the freaky, unknown, and disgusting by exploring the history of side shows, literary monsters, and phobias.

Adam Rin teaches side show classes at Coney Island to keep the side show tradition alive and to celebrate differences.

Rebecca June teaches medieval studies at Fordham University and provides insight into the role monsters play in literature and society.

Dean McKay is a psychology professor at Fordham who researches disgust and its relationship to fear. Listen here. Listen here

(Photo Courtesy) stuart anthony, Flickr