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Vampires: Folklore, fantasy and fact - Michael Molina

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The myth of the bloodsucking vampire has stalked humans from ancient Mesopotamia to 18th-century Eastern Europe, but it has differed in the terrifying details. So, how did we arrive at the popular image we know, love and fear today? And what truly makes a vampire...a vampire? Michael Molina digs up the science and the superstition.

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  • Educator Michael Molina
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  • Artist Moran Barak
  • Narrator Reuven Miller

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