How our fear of death has shaped human civilisation, pop culture and everything else – Life Matters

From the Crusades and the Renaissance to the invention of TikTok and the election of Donald Trump; what do all these events have in common?

Two renowned experts on ‘death anxiety’ argue that our fear of dying is the driving force behind all the key events of human history.

Guests:

Dr Rachel Menzies, clinical psychologist, postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Sydney and author of Mortals: How the fear of death shaped human society

Professor Ross Menzies, clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychology in the Graduate School of Health at the University of Technology, Sydney and author of Mortals: How the fear of death shaped human society



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