On Season 3 Episode 2 of Castle Speaks, Teen Interns had a in-depth discussion on xenophobia. Xenophobia is disliking an individual because of their country of origin. Xenophobia is linked to "othering"--another topic the Teen Interns included in their discussion, Othering is excluding an individual and/or a group of people as different from the rest of society. The common theme between xenophobia and othering is the exclusion of people due to their cultural identity. Teen Interns incorporated these topics into their discussion to illustrate the theme of this season's production which is fear. According to Teen Intern Angela:
Othering relates to fear because...people are scared to venture outside of their comfort zone and learn to understand others.
In her explanation, she claims that othering happens because people want to know there's a safety net for them to fall into rather than the dark pits of the unknown. If there's no assurance that foreign presence is safe, fear spreads and evolves into a state of tension. This state of tension often leads to contemporary political issues. Politicians use xenophobia for their political agenda to influence their audience to adopt their mindset. The Teen Interns finished up their discussion by agreeing that fear can be conquered if people took the time to understand people they don't know.