Blow Your Mind: I Scream, You Scream


Psycho. Shower. Scream.
Psycho. Shower. Scream.
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From screaming infants in their cradles to cinematic scream queens in a 1970s horror movies, there's no denying the universal language of yelling your head off about something.

But why do we do it?

What are we communicating?

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Julie and I explain just how a little screaming can do you a world of good.

Plus we'll enjoy a few sound clips of screaming children and screaming actors.

A good time will be had by all.

STBYM: I Scream, You Scream [audio http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/podcasts.howstuffworks.com/hsw/podcasts/sciencelab/2012-08-02-stbym-the-scream-01.mp3]

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About the Author: Robert Lamb spent his childhood reading books and staring into the woods — first in Newfoundland, Canada and then in rural Tennessee. There was also a long stretch in which he was terrified of alien abduction. He earned a degree in creative writing. He taught high school and then attended journalism school. He wrote for the smallest of small-town newspapers before finally becoming a full-time science writer and podcaster. He’s currently a senior writer at HowStuffWorks and has co-hosted the science podcast Stuff to Blow Your Mind since its inception in 2010. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife Bonnie, discussing dinosaurs with his son Bastian and crafting the occasional work of fiction.