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10 Things That Scare Me

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10 Things That Scare Me is a tiny podcast about our biggest fears. In each episode, one person talks. Alone in a room. It could be anyone. It could be you. It’s someone driven by fears that keep them up at night, that define their lives, and inform their choices. This is a podcast about them, about … read more

130 Episodes | 2018 - 2020

Ida and Noa

April 13th, 2020

6:38

Ida and Noa are sisters from Brooklyn. Noa tasted her first snail last summer and Ida passed the purple swim test at camp. Now she’s allowed to swim all the way out to the dock. This audio recorded by Ida's and Noa's …

Rebecca Carroll

April 8th, 2020

6:44

Back in january we brought you the fears of WNYC  cultural critic and author Rebecca Carroll. She just launched a brand new podcast. It’s called Come …

Hank

April 6th, 2020

11:22

Hank Green is the author of the novel An Absolutely Remarkable Thing. He lives in Missoula Montana with his wife Katherine and his son Orin. Hank is …

Jessica, David, Nata and Charlie

April 6th, 2020

13:24

Jessica is a comedy producer in her 30s and until a couple of months ago she said she would describe herself as “eggs on ice, career on fire”. David …

Hrishikesh

March 30th, 2020

9:43

Hrishikesh Hirway is a musician, composer, and the creator of the podcast Song Exploder -- where musicians take apart their songs and tell the story of how they were made. Hrishi’s favorite memory from his time working …

Anne

March 30th, 2020

6:00

Anne Wolf is a 38 year old mother, strategist, and minimalist shoe enthusiast. She loves the idea of hobbies, but she hasn’t found the right one yet. …

George

March 23rd, 2020

7:32

George Divoky studies the black guillemots of Cooper Island in Alaska. He is also the director of Cooper Island Arctic Research. Divoky tweeted that there is was fresh water on Cooper Island in 2019 because all the …

Sarah

March 23rd, 2020

7:33

Sarah Haider grew up a devout Muslim, but left the religion as a teenager. Today she is the executive director of Ex Muslims of North America, and her dad is now an atheist.

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Kent

March 16th, 2020

6:50

Kent Bonar lives with his animals in the Ozarks region of Arkansas. Many years ago he started drawing the various plants he encountered on his walks in the woods. Eventually, he had over 3,500 illustrations. In 2017, …

Chris T.

March 16th, 2020

5:40

Chris Thile is a traveling musician and the host of Live From Here from Minnesota Public Radio. He told us his son Cal is named after the comic strip …

Mara

March 9th, 2020

4:20

Mara Wilson is a former child actor and host of the podcast What Are You Afraid Of.

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Liz

March 9th, 2020

3:33

Liz is a listener who called in to us from the suburbs of Chicago where she makes her living driving a book mobile.

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Chris D.

March 2nd, 2020

7:11

Chris Distefano is an actor and comedian in New York City.

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Nigel

March 2nd, 2020

14:33

Nigel Poor is a visual artist and lives in California. She is the co-host and co-producer of the podcast Earhustle with Earlonne Woods. She met …

Kathy

February 24th, 2020

11:52

Kathy Tu is the co-host of the podcast Nancy. When she and her co-host Tobin Low pitched the idea for a podcast about the queer experience, there was …

Jeffrey L.

February 24th, 2020

4:45

Jeffery Lackman is a 23 year old listener who called in to us from the Minnesota/North Dakota border. He is running around with a smile on his face, …

Ellen

February 17th, 2020

7:20

Ellen Ryan is a lawyer from Chicago. She told us that she met her husband while on a trek in the Himalayas. After Jeffrey Dahmer was convicted, she …

Michael

February 17th, 2020

7:51

Michael W. Twitty is a culinary and cultural historian and author of The Cooking Gene. He converted to Orthodox Judaism at 25. Twitty is the first …

Molly

February 10th, 2020

4:56

Molly called in to us from Maryland.

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Maureen

February 10th, 2020

2:53

Maureen took up the challenge to tell us what scares her from her home in Mendocino County, CA. Where she works as a hospital chaplain. Maureen is also a writer and author of the play “It’s All About Sex”.

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Jeff E.

February 3rd, 2020

8:12

Jeff Emtman is the host of KCRW’s Here Be Monsters. He’s originally from Pullman, Washington. When Jeff was a kid, he ate a whole jar of tiny sea …

Billie and Gay

February 3rd, 2020

10:19

Billie Parker is a wife, sister, friend, activist, writer, a retired corporate video producer, and presently an addiction recovery teacher at Santa Fe County Jail. She lives with her wife Gay Block in Santa Fe, New …

Jia

January 27th, 2020

6:05

Jia Tolentino grew up in Texas and  is a New Yorker staff writer and author of the essay collection Trick Mirror. Jia has never had a soda without …

Vivian

January 27th, 2020

3:50

Vivian Wagner is a listener like you  who who decided to share her fears with us. She is an associate professor of English and getting ready to marry a handsome commercial pilot.

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Rebecca

January 20th, 2020

6:03

Rebecca Carroll is a cultural critic and Editor of Special Projects at WNYC. She met her husband on a subway platform in Brooklyn. He was on his way …

Cameron

January 20th, 2020

5:01

Cameron Esposito is a Los Angeles-based standup comic, actor and writer. Cameron did a stint as ringmaster for El Circo Cheapo Cabaret out of Chicago.

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Charles

January 13th, 2020

8:32

My dad loved talking to me. And I always felt bad because I didn't love talking to him even though I loved him.

Charles Duhigg is a Pulitzer …

Ike

January 13th, 2020

2:42

Ike is a listener from Chandler, Arizona. He is 11 years old and an artist. 

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Season Finale: Amy Pearl

June 27th, 2019

13:57

Amy Pearl lives in Brooklyn with her animal family. 

For our 100th episode and the final episode of season 1, we're presenting Amy Pearl. Then, a quick behind the scenes peek into how 10 Things That Scare Me gets made …

Eddie Adkins

June 26th, 2019

6:19

By the time I got to high school, I became a featured twirler.

Eddie Adkins is a retired accounting firm partner living in Washington, D.C.

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Jerry Roback

June 25th, 2019

7:25

It's the slow feeling of becoming less.

Jerry Roback was assigned by the State Department to humanitarian projects in Vietnam during the war. He lives in Washington state. 

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Jill Chenault

June 20th, 2019

6:59

I'm not out there trying to make amphibious friends.

Jill has had many careers, from lawyer to dog walker to hand model. She currently takes care of her parents in Lansing, Michigan with her dog Sam.

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Congressman Andrew Kim D-NJ

June 19th, 2019

5:18

I'm scared that I'm asking too much of her.

Andrew Kim is the first Democratic congressman of Korean descent. 

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Billy Jackson

June 18th, 2019

4:31

One minute she's there for me and the next minute she's not.

Billy Jackson lives in New York City.

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Mike Pearl

June 13th, 2019

7:54

I think the real reason I didn't reenlist was because they had wool uniforms.

Mike Pearl is a retired newspaper reporter from New York. He wrote for …

Jon Mooallem

June 12th, 2019

5:34

The possibility that ultimately there is no cost to being despicable.

Jon Mooallem is a journalist and the creator of The WALKING podcast which …

Earlonne Woods

June 11th, 2019

7:46

Tight wool sweater with syrup inside of it.

Earlonne Woods is co-host and co-creator of the Ear Hustle podcast, from PRX's Radiotopia, which just …

Brenda Shaughnessy

June 6th, 2019

7:03

Paper cut on eyeball.

Brenda Shaughnessy is a poet. Her most recent book is The Octopus Museum.

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Duff McKagan

June 5th, 2019

5:25

We're singing against the man.

Duff McKagan is best known for his stint as the bassist of Guns N' Roses. He is the author of It's So Easy and Other …

Matt Collette

June 4th, 2019

5:15

Mothman related driving fears.

Matt Collette makes Post Reports, the daily news podcast from the Washington Post. He used to make Nancy from WNYC …

U-God

May 30th, 2019

11:32

When you're a little kid, everything looks big.

Born Lamont Jody Hawkins, U-God is an American rapper and hip-hop artist and one of the founding members of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan. He is the author of Raw: My Journey …

Alex Goldman

May 29th, 2019

5:36

This is all I deserve.

Alex Goldman is the co-host of the podcast Reply All from Gimlet Media.

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Kathryn Harrison

May 28th, 2019

6:28

My own heartbeat.

Kathryn Harrison is a writer living in New York City. Her latest book is On Sunset.

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Karen Russell

May 23rd, 2019

5:45

I wanted to read a masterpiece but this is just a book.

Karen Russell is the author of Orange World and other books. She has received a MacArthur Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship and lives in Oregon with her …

Garrett Crowe

May 22nd, 2019

5:55

The woods at night.

Garrett Crowe is a writer and podcast producer. Check out his work here. And follow him @crowegarrett.

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Kai Wright

May 21st, 2019

5:24

Dead air.

Kai Wright is host and managing editor of The Stakes, a podcast about social change, produced by the Narrative Unit of WNYC’s newsroom.

He was also the host of the podcasts The United States of AnxietyCaught

Listener Special: Sarah

May 16th, 2019

4:37

The marionettes in my mom’s bedroom.

Sarah Duckett is a mechanical engineer in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Listener Special: Felix

May 15th, 2019

3:39

Actually being betrayed.

Felix Bircheneder studies English and German language, literature and culture. He sends his greetings from Germany.

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Listener Special: Zenna

May 14th, 2019

2:30

My future sucking.

Zenna Wallace is a student who is homeschooled in Florida.

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DeRay Mckesson

May 9th, 2019

7:21

Being shot and killed by law enforcement.

DeRay Mckesson is a civil rights activist. He was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Isaac Mizrahi

May 8th, 2019

5:50

Why did I say yes to this party?

Isaac Mizrahi is an fashion designer, artist, and performer from New York City. You can find him on Twitter @isaacmizrahi, Instagram @imisaacmizrahi, and at HelloIsaac.com.

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Joanna Solotaroff

May 7th, 2019

5:39

What if I decide to have kids and the whole world is just a hellhole?

Joanna Solotaroff is a producer and performer who lives in Brooklyn. For WNYC …

Bassem Youssef

May 2nd, 2019

6:56

I always fear that maybe I was just lucky.

Bassem Youssef is a heart surgeon turned political satirist and the creator of the most popular television …

Tia Hosler

May 1st, 2019

5:44

Teeth dreams.

Tia Hosler is studying Applied Behavioral Sciences in Fort Wayne, Indiana. You can learn more about her here.

Thanks to Emily Forman for her help with this episode.

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Tobin Low

April 30th, 2019

6:11

Bros scare me.

Tobin Low is the co-host — along with Kathy Tu — of the podcast Nancy. He lives in New York City.

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Libby Callaway

April 25th, 2019

5:51

Moths are my mortal enemy.

Libby Callaway is a former fashion writer and vintage clothing collector. She currently runs her own branding company, The …

Tanya Tagaq

April 24th, 2019

5:58

We got death threats for months.

Tanya Tagaq is a singer/songwriter who lives in Toronto. You can follow her @tagaq, and you can find out more about …

Rashad Jennings

April 23rd, 2019

6:12

If they are right, then I'm wrong.

Rashad Jennings is a retired NFL running back, Dancing With the Stars champion, and author of the ARCADE book series. 

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Growing Old

April 18th, 2019

10:27

Howard Dardashti sees most of his life in the rear view mirror. He talks about his divorce, his health problems, and how he's worried that classical music won't survive.

This is a repeat episode.

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Coming Of Age

April 17th, 2019

5:34

Jo Firestone is totally a grown up. Her fears mirror where she is in life: she knows how to pronounce "canapés" and she's bringing boyfriends home to meet the family—presumably after she finds out if they ride a …

Youth

April 16th, 2019

5:21

Diante Folk was only 12 when he made his list and you can see it in his fears. He still plans on being a famous YouTube star. He's worried about …

Brian Ruder

April 11th, 2019

5:25

Why don't more people think about the way they want to die?

Brian Ruder is a volunteer and an Exit Guide with the group Final Exit Network. He was …

Okwui Okpokwasili

April 10th, 2019

6:12

There's something inside of me, and it goes mad.

Okwui Okpokwasili is MacArthur Fellow and a performer, choreographer, and writer. The child of immigrants from Nigeria, Okpokwasili was born and raised in the Bronx, and …

Roberto Lange

April 9th, 2019

4:25

Why do you keep asking me if I have a gun?

Roberto Lange is a musician from South Florida. He performs as Helado Negro. You can listen to his latest album here.

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Mari Andrew

April 4th, 2019

5:52

I'm too boring for my therapist.

Cartoonist Mari Andrew is the author of Am I There Yet? The Loop-de-loop, Zigzagging Journey to Adulthood. You can …

Liana Finck

April 3rd, 2019

6:47

A rabid flying squirrel poised over my sleeping form.

Cartoonist Liana Finck is a regular contributor to the New Yorker and the author of the graphic …

Jensine Eckwall

April 2nd, 2019

3:47

If the apocalypse happens, I don't have a good chance.

Jensine Eckwall is an illustrator living in New York City.

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Listener Special: Worth

March 29th, 2019

4:25

If I suspect any paranormal activity I'm going the other direction.

Worth Barbour is a pediatrician in Florida

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Anna Chlumsky

March 28th, 2019

5:50

Takers, opportunists, and boundary crossers.

Anna Chlumsky is an actor on the show Veep, among other productions.

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Anna Sale

March 27th, 2019

5:09

Life costs money.

Anna Sale is the host and managing editor of the podcast Death, Sex & Money.

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Chris Miller

March 26th, 2019

6:56

Everything just evaporated like smoke.

Chris Miller is an elementary school art teacher, and an artist, who lives in Milwaukee.

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Listener Special: Amelia

March 22nd, 2019

3:58

If I put my feet on the floor something's going to grab me.

Amelia Madarang, from Vancouver, Washington is a college student.

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Jared Marcelle

March 21st, 2019

5:24

It's not my job to make them feel comfortable.

Jared Marcelle is a reporter/producer from Brooklyn. His work has been featured on WNYC and NPR.

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Dan Savage

March 20th, 2019

4:36

Compulsory heterosexuality.

Dan Savage writes the long-running sex advice column Savage Love and hosts the Savage Lovecast. You can find him 

Wang Bing

March 19th, 2019

9:16

It felt like death was coming fast.

Wang Bing is a documentary filmmaker from Xi'an. His latest documentary is Shanghai Youth. You can learn more about him and his work here.

Thanks to Richard Yeh and Lydia …

Listener Special: John

March 15th, 2019

3:53

Parasites suck. But a lot of things depend on them.

John Platt from right outside of Portland runs the environmental news site therevelator.org.

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Bishop Curry

March 14th, 2019

6:59

What if he runs into the wrong one at the wrong time at night and mouths off?

Bishop Michael Curry is the leader of the Episcopal Church. He presided over the royal wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle. You can hear …

Kay Powell

March 13th, 2019

6:31

Just like the children in the clubs.

Kay Powell is a retired reporter and obituary writer for the Atlanta Constitution-Journal.

You can read one of her most famous obituaries here.

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Kara Swisher

March 12th, 2019

5:33

That raccoon could’ve ripped my face off.

Kara Swisher is the editor-at-large of Recode, host of the Recode Decode podcast, co-host of the Pivot

Listener Special: Kim

March 8th, 2019

3:26

Chewing on tinfoil.

Kim is from L.A. She told us her fears using the link below.

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Mitch Albom

March 7th, 2019

4:20

Come on brain. Come on brain.

Mitch Albom is the best-selling author of Tuesdays With Morrie and The Five People You Meet In Heaven.

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Narla

March 6th, 2019

5:23

Life without Subway sandwiches.

Narla panhandles in Seattle.

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Laura Jane Grace

March 5th, 2019

7:07

Darth Vader if he was real.

Check out her recent album Bought to Rot (https://www.bloodshotrecords.com/album/bought-rot) and upcoming tour (https://www.bloodshotrecords.com/tours-events/19967)

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Listener Special: Luke

March 1st, 2019

3:53

Losing my hand in a conveyer belt. 

Luke Bruner is a craft beer sales rep in Louisville, Kentucky. He told us his fears using the link below.

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Quince Mountain

February 28th, 2019

12:52

I thought I had a fear of death and then a woman stole my horse.

Quince Mountain is a writer and a dog musher. He and his wife Blair Braverman run …

Jami Floyd

February 27th, 2019

5:35

He was in the E.R. and nobody could wake him up.

Jami Floyd is an attorney and journalist from New York City. She hosts All Things Considered on …

Jon Ronson

February 26th, 2019

6:47

You know what I discovered that happens a lot more in New York City than you'd imagine? Scaffolding falling on people.

Jon Ronson is a writer, …

Mark Duplass

February 21st, 2019

5:26

Am I selfish with my money? Do I give enough away?

Mark Duplass is a writer, director, and actor who lives in Los Angeles. He's co-starring in the …

Trisha Hope

February 20th, 2019

6:44

If I want to be scared I can turn on the news. I don't need to pay for that.

Trisha Hope is a realtor from League City, Texas. She's also published a book titled "Just the Tweets: President Donald J. Trump's Historical …

Aparna Nancherla

February 19th, 2019

3:48

Losing touch with reality, completely.

Aparna Nancherla is a comedian and actor, and currently stars in the Comedy Central show Corporate. You can find her on twitter and instagram @aparnapkin.

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Dillon Francis

February 14th, 2019

4:30

Wait for the drop.

Dillon Francis makes electronic music in Los Angeles. His latest album is called Wut Wut. You can follow him @DILLONFRANCIS.

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Marina Suarez

February 13th, 2019

5:48

You never expect to actually find a dinosaur.

Marina Suarez is an associate professor of geology at the University of Kansas. The species of …

Michelle Buteau

February 12th, 2019

5:20

I feel like I'm living in the angriest Spike Lee movie ever.

Born in New Jersey to Caribbean parents, actress/comedian Michelle Buteau has had stand-up specials on Netflix and Comedy Central, as well as an album called 

Judy Ho

February 7th, 2019

6:06

I was in that room for 45 minutes, and I will never, ever, commit any kind of crime in my life.

Dr. Judy Ho is a licensed and double board-certified …

Bill

February 6th, 2019

7:16

I had a sick feeling in my stomach sometimes at night when I heard beer cans popping.

Bill is a retired police officer from Brooklyn, NY.

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Marlon James

February 5th, 2019

6:28

Lone white men on a college campus.

Marlon James won the Man Booker Prize for his 2014 novel A Brief History of Seven Killings. His latest novel is

Samuel

January 31st, 2019

5:51

As a follower of Jesus I can tell you firsthand, his terrible day, his worst day, was my best day.

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez is an Evangelical pastor and …

Hatem

January 30th, 2019

6:06

Rumors of an internment camp.

Hatem El-Gamasy is a political analyst and commentator based in Brooklyn. You can follow him on Twitter:

Howard

January 29th, 2019

9:43

Every house should have a gun, if not a machine gun.

Howard Dardashti is a cantor and real estate broker in Florida. You can check out his father …

Tom Morello

January 24th, 2019

4:44

The devil is real.

Tom Morello is the guitarist for Rage Against the Machine, Prophets of Rage, and formerly Audioslave. His latest solo album is …

Veralyn Williams

January 23rd, 2019

5:44

Asking someone to show up for me.

Veralyn Williams is a Producer at Radio Rookies, a youth journalism program embedded within New York Public Radio’s narrative unit. Williams teaches young people to report radio …

Natalie Diaz

January 22nd, 2019

6:19

White women. They have more power than they think.

Natalie Diaz is a poet and MacArthur Genius. https://www.macfound.org/programs/fellows/She also teaches at the Arizona State University Creative Writing MFA program. …

Jad Abumrad

January 18th, 2019

5:17

Everything was going too fast. Everybody was talking too fast. Everybody was moving too fast.

Jad Abumrad is the creator and one of the hosts of …

Janet Napolitano

January 17th, 2019

7:11

It's the one thing I think I share in common with George Bush. Just not in the broccoli fan club.

Janet Napolitano was governor of Arizona from 2003 …

Alaska Thunderfuck

January 16th, 2019

7:05

There was no one in the house. Why would they be in the house?

Alaska Thunderfuck is a singer, drag performer and winner of RuPaul's Drag Race All …

Scott Colton aka Colt Cabana

January 15th, 2019

6:33

It's like a tiny car crash every time you hit the mat.

Scott Colton wrestles under the name Colt Cabana. Check out his podcast, The Art of Wrestling 

Brooke Gladstone

January 11th, 2019

7:19

The problem is, most of what I've ever done in my life is motivated by fear. It's like a big dust storm of fear.

Brooke Gladstone is a Peabody-award winning host of WNYC's On The Media. She's also the author of The …

Diante Folk

January 10th, 2019

4:58

Doing it for the views.

Diante Folk is a high school student and gamer from Brooklyn. Check out his YouTube page DIANTE DA GOAT. 

Jeff VanderMeer

January 9th, 2019

6:35

Is it too ordinary to be afraid of your cat dying?

Jeff VanderMeer is an author based in Tallahassee, Florida. His award-winning Southern Reach trilogy has been published in over 35 languages. Find out more at 

Starlee Kine

January 8th, 2019

3:58

I finally figured out what the Apple store reminds me of.

Starlee Kine is the creator of Mystery Show and a writer on Search Party.

Find her @StarleeKine: https://twitter.com/StarleeKine

Mystery Show:

Farhad

January 3rd, 2019

4:36

A power comes over you that feels like death.

Farhad is an IT apprentice for Germany's Fraktion DIE LINKE, and lives in Berlin.

Thanks to Oliver Lazarus, who co-produced this episode.

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Sonya Edelman

January 2nd, 2019

6:28

In my house, I'm the designated spider killer. I see the culprit and I have to ask myself: Which shoe will get the job done this time? 

Sonya Edelman …

Brian D’Addario

January 1st, 2019

5:12

What’s going to happen to my brain?

Brian D’Addario is a singer, songwriter and musician. He fronts the band The Lemon Twigs ( thelemontwigs.com

Samin Nosrat

December 27th, 2018

7:03

You might actually want the tea. But you have to appear to not want the tea.

Samin Nosrat is a chef, author, host of the Netflix series Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat (saltfatacidheat.com), and a writer for the New York Times …

Rohan

December 26th, 2018

5:35

I hope my dad hears this.

Rohan is an apprentice at the Healthy Butcher in Toronto. thehealthybutcher.com/

Thanks to Elliott Dawson for his help with this episode.

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Cleo Robinson

December 25th, 2018

6:05

Will I be happy when this is all over?

Cleo Robinson is a cook at Dooky Chase's in New Orleans. dookychaserestaurant.com/

Thanks to Laine Kaplan-Levenson, who co-produced this episode.

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Jo Firestone

December 20th, 2018

5:45

Being chased at night: when I first moved to New York, a lot of people were like just create a claw with your keys....

Jo Firestone is Brooklyn-based comedian and podcast host. You can see her live at Littlefield in …

Norma Elia Cantú

December 19th, 2018

5:14

Early one morning, an army green Volkswagen pulls up to the house.

Norma Elia Cantú is a folklorist, writer, and professor at Trinity University in …

Paul Feig

December 17th, 2018

5:15

When you're a tall kid, it's the short kids you have to be afraid of. 

Paul Feig is a director. His films include GhostbustersBridesmaids and this …

Rebecca Traister

December 13th, 2018

5:28

Every public fear is a private fear, too.

Rebecca Traister is a writer at large for New York Magazine and the author of Good And Mad: The …

Deborah Backle

December 13th, 2018

6:09

Phone calls late at night or early in the morning are never a good sign. 

Deborah Backle runs an alpaca ranch in Blanco, Texas, and is the outreach coordinator for Acres of Love Animal Rescue

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Jasmine Newton

December 12th, 2018

5:58

When the zombie apocalypse meets adulting.

Jasmine Newton is originally from Brooklyn, NY and lives in Philadelphia, PA. She currently works at …

John Green

December 11th, 2018

5:31

It not the fear itself. It’s the fear of what the fear will do to you.

John Green is a YouTuber and author based in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

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Blair Braverman

December 6th, 2018

6:26

A storm doesn't care about anything. It's just a storm. A human with an agenda? That's another story.

Blair Braverman is a dog musher running her first Iditarod this March. She is the author of "Welcome To The God Damn …

Steven Agudelo

December 5th, 2018

6:12

Karma. Balloons. Karma. Balloons. 

Steven Agudelo is a mail clerk from Long Island.

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Anthony Scaramucci

December 4th, 2018

6:36

D.C. people are the worst. No wonder Trump was elected.

Anthony Scaramucci is an investor, former White House Director of Communications, and the …

Ottessa Moshfegh

December 4th, 2018

5:05

Imagine watching an animal you love kill herself.

Ottessa Moshfegh is a novelist based in Los Angeles. Her latest book is My Year of Rest and Relaxation.

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Rob Lewis

December 4th, 2018

6:21

Heights. Being a black man in America. No elaboration needed.

Rob Lewis is a composer, music producer, and musical director based in New York City. …

What are you scared of?

November 20th, 2018

1:29

Clown faces. Egg yolks. Failure. Introducing 10 Things That Scare Me, a tiny podcast about our biggest fears. The stuff that keeps us up at night, …

Introducing: 10 Things That Scare Me

November 19th, 2018

1:09

Fear unites us all. In this tiny podcast, people from across the world reveal their biggest fears. The ones that keep them up at night, that inform their choices, and define their lives. Listen, and feel less alone.

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