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Really love a TV show; a boyband; a sci fi movie; or a celebrity? We’re often too embarrassed to admit adoring some things for fear that we’ll be seen as frivolous or childish – but we may be missing out on the happiness benefits that geeking out can bring.

Dr. Laurie Santos explores the joy of fandom with Benedict Cumberbatch obsessive Tabitha Carvan, YA author Jennifer Lynn Barnes and Star Trek actor (and geek-vangelist) Wil Wheaton.

For Further Reading:

  • Tabitha Carvan – This Is Not A Book About Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Wil Wheaton – Still Just a Geek

The Host

Dr. Laurie Santos

Dr. Laurie Santos is Professor of Psychology and Head of Silliman College at Yale University. Professor and podcast host Dr. Laurie Santos is an expert on human cognition and the…