Does Terrorism Work, Humor Psychology, Health Advice
The Matt Townsend Show - Season 1, Episode 1018
- Oct 25, 2016 4:00 pm
- 2:20:53 mins
Does Terrorism Work? (22:17) Dr. Richard English is Pro-Vice Chancellor for Internationalization and Engagement at Queen's University Belfast, where he is also Professor of Politics, and Distinguished Professorial Fellow in the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice. On June 12th 2016, 49 people were shot and killed at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. This terroristic attack was the largest attack to happen on American soil since September 11th. Although it was the largest, it is not the only terroristic attack to happen since 9/11. Today more foreign governments, groups, and homegrown movements are turning to terrorism as their main mode of communication. Are their messages being heard and are they accomplishing their purposes? Professor Richard English, author of the book Does Terrorism Work? A History, provides some answers. Psychology of Comedy (53:42) Matthew Meese is a sketch comedian and actor who is best known for his role as actor, head writer, and co-creator of Studio C, a popular comedy show on both BYUtv and YouTube. Matt Meese talks about the Psychology of Comedy and Matt and Jeff Simpson perform a radio play. Caitlin Thomas - Haunted Houses (1:22:21) Haunted houses are probably one of the most anticipated parts about Halloween- except for maybe the candy. Why do we do it? Why do we enjoy the thrill of being touched, tortured, and terrified? Caitlin Thomas is here with us this morning to talk a little bit more about the psychology behind haunted houses. How We Eat (1:50:14) Dr. Ron Hager is an Associate Professor of Exercise Sciences in the College of Life Sciences at Brigham Young University. His area is expertise is Chronic Disease Prevention. Dr. Ron is live from the Utah Senior Games and talks about why we eat the way we do and how we can do it better.