232 | What Makes Something "Creepy?"
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There are feelings that we call "the creeps:" Heightened awareness, the chills, dilated pupils. There are things that are creepy: things in contextually inappropriate places, things that imply a history of violence. And there are characteristics of creepy: greasy and poor hygiene, jobs having to do with death or exploitation, and suggesting predatory sexual behavior. I got creeped out just writing this. However, like most things, these are contextually influenced by our culture. What creeps you out? Links:  https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/science-creepiness-180957093/ https://www.academia.edu/2465121/Creepiness We are on Reddit! https://www.reddit.com/user/WhyWeDoWhatWeDo Recommendations Abraham: Morels Mobile Game (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/morels/id1396126409) Shane: House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski (https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/36526/house-of-leaves-by-mark-z-danielewski/) You can reach us directly at [email protected], through the comments below OR on social via @wwdwwdpodcast or #wwdwwdpodcast.
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