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How scared should we be?

Terrorism, climate change, epidemics and planes falling from the sky. The news today can be pretty terrifying, but how scared should we really be?

Who benefits from our fear and is there more than just global reporting behind it? Has the world become more dangerous or has our perception of the world just changed? Rolling news and social media makes us aware of every threat no matter where in the world.

From Ebola to flying we investigate the deeper reasons behind our modern fears. Speaking with experts in public health, risk and fear to find out why we are all so afraid.

This week The Inquiry asks ‘How Scared Should We Be?’

Presenter: Ruth Alexander
Producer: Jordan Dunbar

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