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The following is a list of links to my most recent media mentions, interviews, and videos.

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Sociologist who studies Fear

“The Science of Fear”
Funworld Magazine •  May 2015

“It’s no puzzle why escape room adventures are so popular”
Washington Post •  January 2015

“What are you afraid of?”
Parade Magazine • January 2015

A Haunted House Turned Scientists’ Lab
NPR Science Friday • October 2014

Adventures in the Upside of Fear
WESA Essential Pittsburgh • October 2014

“Is Scaring Myself Healthy?” • October 29th

“This is why we love to scare ourselves silly”
Huffington Post • October 2014

“ScareHouse’s Basement Returns”
Pittsburgh City Paper • October 2014

“You should Know”
Pittsburgh Magazine • October 2014

 “Most Extreme Haunted Houses”
Fox News • October 10, 2014

“Why do we like to be scared?”
WHYY’s The Pulse •  August 22nd, 2014

“How far would you go to experience the thrill of the ride?”
CBC Radio Ontario Today •  July 24th, 2014

Cafe Scientifique: “Why We Enjoy Fear”
Carnegie Science Center  •  April, 2014

“Fear and haunted houses in Japan”
Rocket News  •  April, 2014


“Secrets of Americas Scariest Haunted Houses”
CBS News  •  Oct. 31, 2013

“Uncovering The Science Of Fear”
KDKA-TV CBS Pittsburgh News  •  Oct. 31, 2013

“Why Do Some Brains Enjoy Fear?”
The Atlantic  •  Oct. 31, 2013

“Your Body on: Fright”
Men’s Health  •  Oct. 31, 2013

“Why do some brains enjoy fear?”
MSN News  •  Oct. 31, 2013

“Why do we like to be scared, for the fun of it?”
SCOPE by Stanford Medicine  •  Oct. 31, 2013

“Why We Are Afraid of the things We Are Afraid of”
WGN Radio  •  Oct. 31, 2013

“ScareHouse has a ‘secret weapon’: sociologist Margee Kerr”
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette  •  Oct. 30, 2013

“Exploring the Science of Fear and the 1938 War of the Worlds”
WESA Essential Pittsburgh  •  Oct. 30, 2013

“Halloween haunts: Is scare factor frightful or delightful?”
Descret News  •  Oct. 29, 2013

“Fear: Why we love it, hate it and can’t live without it”
Lincoln Journal Star  •  Oct. 27, 2013

“A history of fright: Why we love haunted houses”
HLN TV  •  Oct. 22, 2013

“Margee Kerr: Her Job is to Scare the Sh** Out of You”
Nerdy But Flirty  •  Oct. 22, 2013

“Scary Clowns, Creepy Dolls & Haunted Houses – Why We Love Fear: Margee Kerr Guest Vlog”
Geek & Sundry  •  Oct. 15, 2013

“A history of fright: Why we love haunted houses”
HLN TV  •  Oct. 22, 2013

“A visit to the Scarehouse—and its creepy, adults-only basement”
BOING BOING  •  Oct. 8, 2013

Featured guest expert on why people enjoy thrilling and scary attractions and environments.
Pittsburgh Today Live •  Sept. 30, 2013

Featured Speaker and Panelist: “This is Why We Scream: The Upside of Fear”
InterventionCon  •  August, 2013

Featured Speaker and Presenter: “Building a Haunted Family”
Haunted House Association Convention  •  March 9, 2013

Interview on the history of zombie folk lore and the relationship to social, political, and cultural changes.
WESA 90.5: Essential Pittsburgh  •  Feb. 21, 2013

Interview: “The Fun of Fear”
Martha Stewart Radio: The Living Backstory with Marli Guzzetta  •  Oct. 16, 2012

“The Science of Fear: An Interview With “Scare Expert” Margee Kerr”
The Hairpin  •  Sept. 19, 2012