Last year, two people were attacked by sharks on Cape Cod, and one died. The result has been a media frenzy that really you have to see to believe.
But when you look past the headlines, the situation on the Cape seems to boil down to a clash between these two stories we tell ourselves about sharks: is this situation about us learning to live with fear? Or is it about whether it’s possible to get over our fear?
Outside/In was produced this week by Sam Evans-Brown and Peter Frick-Wright with help from Jimmy Gutierrez, Hannah McCarthy, Justine Paradis, Taylor Quimby, and Michael Roberts.
Erika Janik is our Executive Producer.
Special thanks to Outside magazine
Music in this episode from Robbie Carver and Blue Dot Sessions.
Our theme is by Breakmaster Cylinder.
Outside/In is a production of NHPR.