Popcorn (Maizophobia)



Welcome to Pantophobia, a podcast about fear and curiosity!

Episode 5: Popcorn (Maizophobia)

Fisher can spot a popcorn kernel stuck in the carpet from across the room. He tells us about the perils of working in retail when popcorn is afoot.

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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.

You can reach him at jeff@collegeofcuriosity.com.

Aubrey is the best dressed of the team.

Aubrey Henretty

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

You can reach her at aubrey@collegeofcuriosity.com.

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.

You can reach him at mark@collegeofcuriosity.com.


Cover Photo: Viral image of “evil face in popcorn.” Photographer unknown.


An entire site devoted to popcorn pareidolia: Popcornface.


Special thanks to Fisher for sharing his story with us, and Jenna for talking about some of the psychological aspects of phobias.

Logo design by Beth Voigt.

Produced with Audacity for Mac.

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