17-01 Segment 2: What we love about time travel

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We see it everywhere: time travel. The concept has dominated our books, movies, and television for decades. We even saw a time travel ethics question dominate our primary election coverage. So what is it about these stories that we find so irresistible? We talk to Dr. Travis Langley, a pop culture psychologist, to uncover what lies underneath the fantasy we’ve all indulged from time to time: traveling backwards and forwards through time.

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Guest:

  • Dr. Travis Langley, author of a series of pop culture psychology books including, Doctor Who Psychology: A Madman with a Box

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