The Sun Also Rises

Hosted by Jeremiah Jacques

#17: Why the Fascination with Superheroes?

Aired Thursday, July 14, 2016   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   22 minutes

What is it about superhero stories that makes people want to put on a brightly-colored leotard, and yell “Flame on!”? This episode shows that the fascination with superhero-type figures is not a new phenomenon. It has left a herculean footprint on just about every culture that has come and gone for thousands of years. We love these stories because people through the ages have wished to break free from the limits of our finite human existence. But could there be something more behind this fascination?

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