When Julie was a child, her mom taught her to hold on to a button whenever a funeral procession or hearse went by. Decades later, Julie reached out to Reset to learn the backstory of this tradition from her mother’s childhood. Our search for answers generated a conversation about the origin and utility of superstition.
GUESTS: Claire Hyman, Reset digital engagement producer
Stuart Vyse, psychologist and author of Believing in Magic: The Psychology of Superstition
Chris Raymond, freelance writer and editor at Funeral Help Center