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The PsychCrunch podcast

Listen to the latest episode of our PsychCrunch podcast, and explore the archives.

PsychCrunch is the podcast from the British Psychological Society’s Research Digest, sponsored by Routledge Psychology. Each episode we explore whether the findings from psychological science can make a difference in real life. Just how should we live, according to psychology? We speak to psychologists about their research and whether they apply what they’ve discovered in their own lives.

Routledge Psychology is part of the Taylor & Francis Group, and publishing partner for the BPS Core Textbooks Series. Browse over 5 million articles at www.tandfonline.com, and related books at www.routledge.com. BPS members are entitled to a 25% discount on all books published by Routledge – find your discount code here and visit the dedicated BPS Member page at Routledge here.

Check out our latest episode, number 35, on the why we enjoy playing with fear:

From haunted houses to scary movies, many of us find a thrill in a good scare. But… isn’t that a bit counter-intuitive? 

In this episode, we ask why so many of us are drawn to things that should make us run a mile. Host Ella Rhodes speaks with Director of The Recreational Fear Lab, Dr Mathias Clasen, and Cambridge University PhD student Lucy Watanabe to discover why fear isn’t always to be feared. 

Find all our past episodes below: