Episode 30: Freaky Memes, Slenderman, Blair Witch, and Viral Fear

Join us today as we discuss how fear spreads faster and easier than ever before. The Slenderman is a thing created by a known person, on a known date, for a known reason, yet he has become something of peculiar urban legend, with real life sightings, followers, and even attempted murder done on his behalf. Did the monster simply will itself to be created so that it could exist? Are you familiar with the concept of the “meme” as it relates to culture? Did you know that there’s something eerily similar in the ways memes replicate, grow, evolve, and survive to those of living creatures? ¬†We discuss all this and more in this, our thirtieth episode.

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