September 16, 2020 Big Emotions Part 2 (Disgust)

Episode 55

(CW: homophobia and transphobia, discussion around disgust as a response to LGBTQ+ people)

In part 2 of our new miniseries on "big emotions", we're talking about disgust! Why do we feel repelled by certain foods, smells, activities, people, or ideas? Is there a societal advantage to it, or is it an ancient biological reflex that we need to overcome? What role does religion play in regulating disgust and can it help us to overcome disgust reflexes that are counter to our moral beliefs? 

 

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produced by Zack Jackson
music by Zack Jackson and Barton Willis