The Nature of Heroism


A woman walks past graffiti depicting a picture of Superman with the Chinese character 'chung or zhong' meaning 'middle or centre' on his chest on a wall in Beijing on July 22, 2010.  FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images
A woman walks past graffiti depicting a picture of Superman with the Chinese character 'chung or zhong' meaning 'middle or centre' on his chest on a wall in Beijing on July 22, 2010. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images

Heroes permeate our culture, from mythic archetypes and pop-culture superheroes to real-life humans who risk their lives for others. But from where does heroism emerge? Robert and Christian explore the question in this episode of the Stuff to Blow Your Mind Podcast.

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Topics in this Podcast: psychology, mythology, human condition