Clowns (Coulrophobia)



Welcome to Pantophobia, a podcast about fear and curiosity!

Episode 11: Clowns (Coulrophobia)

Jen hates clowns, but who doesn’t? We talk to some clowns to find out.

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Originally from Salem, Mass, Jeff now lives in Chicago.

Jeff Wagg

Jeff is the Curator of the College of Curiosity. He spends his days looking for curious people, things and points of view to share through words, audio and travel.

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Aubrey is the best dressed of the team.

Aubrey Henretty

Aubrey is a writer and storyteller in Chicago. She has a lot of questions.

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Mark Graunke

Mark Graunke

Mark is a pipefitter by trade and a mystery seeker by inclination. His hobbies include challenging his own fears and anxieties.

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Cover Photo: Dave Schultz as “Evil Clown.” Photo by Katie Hovany.



Thanks to Jennifer for sharing her uncomfortable stories with us, and to Dave for shedding light on what it’s like to be an evil clown. Thanks also to Becky and Ida for telling the Clown’s side of the story.

Logo design by Beth Voigt.

Produced with Audacity for Mac.

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