Episode Twelve: The One with Clowns (feat. Robby Dobler)

We're joined this week by guest Robby Dobler, a lecturer in the Folklore and Ethnomusicology Department at IU. Last fall, Robby began to research clowns in reaction to the rash of clown sightings at schools across the US. While we make think of it as an isolated set of incidents, Robby points out that these cases are in conversation with previous decades, too. Robby discusses the history of clowning and theories about the prevalence of the clown sightings in the fall of 2016. If you're spooked out by clowns, we can't recommend this episode enough. 

Eleanor Hasken