The Leonard Lopate Show Published by The Leonard Lopate Show The Science of Fear Listen 30 min Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/56623/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Why are we sometimes afraid of things that we know we shouldn’t be? Using academic research and everyday experience, Daniel Gardner answers this question in The Science of Fear: Why We Fear the Things We Shouldn’t – and Put Ourselves in Greater Danger.