The Leonard Lopate Show Published by The Leonard Lopate Show The Science of Fear 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.