Monsters (Teratophobia)



Welcome to Pantophobia, a podcast about fear and curiosity!

Episode 9: Monsters (Teratophobia)

Monsters aren’t even real. Why are we so scared of them? And what should we be scared of instead? We ask some kids.

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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

The Skunk Ape Research Headquarters

The Skunk Ape Research Headquarters

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: Skunk Ape Research Headquarters. Photo by Jeff Wagg.

How Not to Be Afraid of the Dark: Daily Curio.

Skunk Ape Research Headquarters: Official Site

CBS Chicago: 2 Investigators: Creepy Clown Trespasses At Chicago Cemetery, In Dead Of Night.



jeffandsaSpecial thanks to Randy Pischel,  for sharing his story and exposing himself to the very thing that effects him, and  to the wonderful kids, Julian, Rebecca, Lyla, Naomi, Alissa, Nina, Rebecca, Leon and Ely, as well as parents Andrew and Francesca who allowed us to make a lot of monsters in their yard.

Scooby Doo Theme performed by Larry Marks: Wikipedia.

Other music by Sirmooge (Simon Wagg) and

Logo design by Beth Voigt.

Produced with Audacity for Mac.

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