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In this episode, we watched the movieJaws,and read Peter Benchley’s novel that inspired it. We discuss the comparisons ofthe novel and the movie, talk about the psychology behind our fear of sharks and the unknown.

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Jaws. Steven Spielberg. Universal Pictures, 1975. Amazon Prime Video.

Benchley, Peter. Jaws. New York, Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks, 1974.

“21 random facts about ‘Jaws'”. Brandon Griggs. CNN Entertainment. 2015. (web)

“Why are we afraid of sharks? There’s a scientific explanation.” Elaina Zachos. National Geographic. 2019. (web)