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Perception Gaps

I'm Samantha Laine Perfas, and I'm the host of the “Perception Gaps” podcast. This 10-part series explores different topics in which people's perception, or what they think is true, doesn't actually line up with reality. We call that a perception gap, and our goal is to help highlight areas where this happens so we can better understand the world around us. I hope that you get a lot of value from “Perception Gaps” and share it with your friends! Subscribe to our newsletter and have the podcast delivered directly to your inbox (if you don’t see the signup, try refreshing the page). Thanks for joining me on this adventure.

Episode 1: High Crime and Misperceptions

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Have you ever wondered about crime in the US, and how bad it is? A lot of people feel like the world is really unsafe - but would you believe me if I told we were safer now than we’ve been in the last 30 years? It’s true, and it’s what we’d like to call a perception gap. Join host Samantha Laine Perfas, along with criminologists Nicole Rader and Josh Hinkle, and St. Louis Police Captain Perri Johnson.

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RECENT EPISODES

Episode 1: High Crime and Misperceptions

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Have you ever wondered about crime in the US, and how bad it is? A lot of people feel like the world is really unsafe - but would you believe me if I told we were safer now than we’ve been in the last 30 years? It’s true, and it’s what we’d like to call a perception gap. Join host Samantha Laine Perfas, along with criminologists Nicole Rader and Josh Hinkle, and St. Louis Police Captain Perri Johnson.

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Introducing: Perception Gaps by The Christian Science Monitor

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Have you ever thought about how sometimes our perceptions don’t always match reality? These perception gaps happen frequently, and the big question is… why? And what narratives might better help us understand the world? Join executive producer Dave Scott and host Samantha Laine Perfas as they discuss why they created Perception Gaps, a new podcast series by The Christian Science Monitor.