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How pop culture defines, and responds to, our fears




Ryan Wilder and Antelope Valley zombies walked on Lancaster Boulevard from 10th Street West to Sierra Highway, then back.
Ryan Wilder and Antelope Valley zombies walked on Lancaster Boulevard from 10th Street West to Sierra Highway, then back.
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Why is the thought of vampires horrifying to some and not scary to others? 

Why have zombies been popular lately?

Take Two looks at how pop culture has defined our fears with Leo Braudy, author of "Haunted: On ghosts, witches, vampires, zombies and other monsters of the natural and supernatural worlds."

Click the blue audio player above to hear the full interview.