Fear Itself

Fear Itself aired on CBC Radio in the summer of 2012.

We're no longer on the air, but you can still listen to episodes on this site. 

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Fear of the Dark (Episode 10)

Fear of the Dark (Episode 10)
In our final episode, we shed some light on the fear of the dark. A coal miner explains what pitch black really means and why it can be terrifying. Ryan Knighton gives a visually impaired person's perspective on the dark and Christy Ann explores the darkness of the ocean with diver Annette Thompson.

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Fear and Violence (Episode 9)

Fear and Violence (Episode 9)
We all have a capacity for violence that can terrify us. But in the relatively safe context of some sports it can electrify us - despite the danger and fear involved or maybe even because of it. We look at the relationship between fear and violence through the lens of some sports we take part in.

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Fear of Death (Episode 8)

Fear of Death (Episode 8)
A look at how the unrelenting fear of death shapes our behaviour. Deanna Foster talks about the history of hangings. Terri Da Silva on the fear of involved in living with stage four breast cancer. And palliative care counsellor Stephen Jenkinson talks about what we are really afraid of when it comes to death.

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Childhood Fears (Episode 7)

Childhood Fears (Episode 7)
Today we crawl out from under the bed to wake up some childhood fears. Horror photographer Joshua Hoffine on why he likes to unravel our childhood fears through his work. And storyteller Angela Reynolds explains how ghost stories around the fire give us a safe place to scream -- no matter how old we are.

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