10 Things That Scare Me

10 Things That Scare Me

www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/10-things-scare-me
A tiny podcast about our biggest fears.


Season Finale: Amy Pearl
Jun 27 • 13 min
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 each week. Look for season 2 in late…
Eddie Adkins
Jun 26 • 6 min
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. Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.
Jerry Roback
Jun 25 • 7 min
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. Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell us your fears at…
Jill Chenault
Jun 20 • 6 min
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. Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and…
Congressman Andrew Kim D-NJ
Jun 19 • 5 min
I’m scared that I’m asking too much of her. Andrew Kim is the first Democratic congressman of Korean descent. Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.
Billy Jackson
Jun 18 • 4 min
One minute she’s there for me and the next minute she’s not. Billy Jackson lives in New York City. Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.
Mike Pearl
Jun 13 • 7 min
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 the Daily Mirror, the Journal-American, the World Journal Tribune and the New York Post among others. Join…
Jon Mooallem
Jun 12 • 5 min
The possibility that ultimately there is no cost to being despicable. Jon Mooallem is a journalist and the creator of The WALKING podcast which begins its second season today. Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell us your fears at…
Earlonne Woods
Jun 11 • 7 min
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 launched its fourth season. Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell us your fears at…
Brenda Shaughnessy
Jun 6 • 7 min
Paper cut on eyeball. Brenda Shaughnessy is a poet. Her most recent book is The Octopus Museum. Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.
Duff McKagan
Jun 5 • 5 min
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 Lies, and his solo album Tenderness is out now. Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell…
Matt Collette
Jun 4 • 5 min
Mothman related driving fears. Matt Collette makes Post Reports, the daily news podcast from the Washington Post. He used to make Nancy from WNYC Studios. Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.
U-God
May 30 • 11 min
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 Into The Wu-Tang. If you want to…
Alex Goldman
May 29 • 5 min
This is all I deserve. Alex Goldman is the co-host of the podcast Reply All from Gimlet Media. Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.
Kathryn Harrison
May 28 • 6 min
My own heartbeat. Kathryn Harrison is a writer living in New York City. Her latest book is On Sunset. Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.
Karen Russell
May 23 • 5 min
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 husband and son. Her other books include:…
Garrett Crowe
May 22 • 5 min
The woods at night. Garrett Crowe is a writer and podcast producer. Check out his work here. And follow him @crowegarrett. Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.
Kai Wright
May 21 • 5 min
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 Anxiety, Caught, and There Goes the Neighborhood.…
Listener Special: Sarah
May 16 • 4 min
The marionettes in my mom’s bedroom. Sarah Duckett is a mechanical engineer in Boston, Massachusetts. Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.
Listener Special: Felix
May 15 • 3 min
Actually being betrayed. Felix Bircheneder studies English and German language, literature and culture. He sends his greetings from Germany. Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.
Listener Special: Zenna
May 14 • 2 min
My future sucking. Zenna Wallace is a student who is homeschooled in Florida. Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.
DeRay Mckesson
May 9 • 7 min
Being shot and killed by law enforcement. DeRay Mckesson is a civil rights activist. He was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.
Isaac Mizrahi
May 8 • 5 min
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. Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me” conversation,…
Joanna Solotaroff
May 7 • 5 min
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 Studios, she produces Sooo Many White Guys and 2 Dope Queens. Joanna is from Minneapolis, and her mom is…
Bassem Youssef
May 2 • 6 min
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 show in Egypt’s history. He is the author of the book Revolution for Dummies: Laughing Through the Arab…
Tia Hosler
May 1 • 5 min
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. Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell us your fears at…
Tobin Low
Apr 30 • 6 min
Bros scare me. Tobin Low is the co-host — along with Kathy Tu — of the podcast Nancy. He lives in New York City. Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.
Libby Callaway
Apr 25 • 5 min
Moths are my mortal enemy. Libby Callaway is a former fashion writer and vintage clothing collector. She currently runs her own branding company, The Callaway, in Nashville, TN. Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell us your fears at…
Tanya Tagaq
Apr 24 • 5 min
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 her new EP here. Thanks to Julia Botero for co-producing this episode. Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me”…
Rashad Jennings
Apr 23 • 6 min
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. Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.
Growing Old
Apr 18 • 10 min
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. Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell…
Coming Of Age
Apr 17 • 5 min
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 unicycle. This is a repeat episode. Join…
Youth
Apr 16 • 5 min
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 breaking his X-Box and not getting permission to play Fortnite. This is a repeat episode. Join the ”10 Things…
Brian Ruder
Apr 11 • 5 min
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 born in Kansas and lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife of 43 years. His son is the editor of New…
Okwui Okpokwasili
Apr 10 • 6 min
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 the histories of these places and…
Roberto Lange
Apr 9 • 4 min
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. Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.
Mari Andrew
Apr 4 • 5 min
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 find her on Instagram @bymariandrew. Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell us your…
Liana Finck
Apr 3 • 6 min
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 memoir Passing For Human. You can find her on instagram at @lianafinck. Join the ”10 Things That Scare…
Jensine Eckwall
Apr 2 • 3 min
If the apocalypse happens, I don’t have a good chance. Jensine Eckwall is an illustrator living in New York City. Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.
Listener Special: Worth
Mar 29 • 4 min
If I suspect any paranormal activity I’m going the other direction. Worth Barbour is a pediatrician in Florida Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.
Anna Chlumsky
Mar 28 • 5 min
Takers, opportunists, and boundary crossers. Anna Chlumsky is an actor on the show Veep, among other productions. Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.
Anna Sale
Mar 27 • 5 min
Life costs money. Anna Sale is the host and managing editor of the podcast Death, Sex & Money. Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.
Chris Miller
Mar 26 • 6 min
Everything just evaporated like smoke. Chris Miller is an elementary school art teacher, and an artist, who lives in Milwaukee. Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.
Listener Special: Amelia
Mar 22 • 3 min
If I put my feet on the floor something’s going to grab me. Amelia Madarang, from Vancouver, Washington is a college student. Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.
Jared Marcelle
Mar 21 • 5 min
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. Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.
Dan Savage
Mar 20 • 4 min
Compulsory heterosexuality. Dan Savage writes the long-running sex advice column Savage Love and hosts the Savage Lovecast. You can find him @fakedansavage. Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.
Wang Bing
Mar 19 • 9 min
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 McMullen-Laird for their invaluable help with…
Listener Special: John
Mar 15 • 3 min
Parasites suck. But a lot of things depend on them. John Platt from right outside of Portland runs the environmental news site therevelator.org. Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.
Bishop Curry
Mar 14 • 6 min
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 more from Bishop Curry here. Join…
Kay Powell
Mar 13 • 6 min
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. Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell us your fears at…
Kara Swisher
Mar 12 • 5 min
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 podcast, and a contributor to the New York Times Opinion section, among other things. You can find her on…
Listener Special: Kim
Mar 8 • 3 min
Chewing on tinfoil. Kim is from L.A. She told us her fears using the link below. Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.
Mitch Albom
Mar 7 • 4 min
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. Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.
Narla
Mar 6 • 5 min
Life without Subway sandwiches. Narla panhandles in Seattle. Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.
Laura Jane Grace
Mar 5 • 7 min
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) Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell us…
Listener Special: Luke
Mar 1 • 3 min
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. Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.
Quince Mountain
Feb 28 • 12 min
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 Bravermountain Mushing. Blair will be running her rookie Iditarod in March 2019. You can follow Quince and…
Jami Floyd
Feb 27 • 5 min
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 WNYC. Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.
Jon Ronson
Feb 26 • 6 min
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, journalist and radio host. He still uses Twitter @jonronson. And for more on Alison Moyet’s Elvis Costello…
Mark Duplass
Feb 21 • 5 min
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 movie Paddleton, available on Netflix February 22nd. Follow him @MarkDuplass. Join the ”10 Things That Scare…
Trisha Hope
Feb 20 • 6 min
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 Collection of Tweets, Vol. 1”. You…
Aparna Nancherla
Feb 19 • 3 min
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. Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell us…
Dillon Francis
Feb 14 • 4 min
Wait for the drop. Dillon Francis makes electronic music in Los Angeles. His latest album is called Wut Wut. You can follow him @DILLONFRANCIS. Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org
Marina Suarez
Feb 13 • 5 min
You never expect to actually find a dinosaur. Marina Suarez is an associate professor of geology at the University of Kansas. The species of dinosaur she discovered with her twin sister is called the Geminiraptor Suarezarum. Join the ”10 Things That Scare…
Michelle Buteau
Feb 12 • 5 min
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 Shut Up!, which was released on…
Judy Ho
Feb 7 • 6 min
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 psychologist with a Ph.D in clinical psychology. She also serves as a forensic expert witness in both…
Bill
Feb 6 • 7 min
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. Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org
Marlon James
Feb 5 • 6 min
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 Black Leopard, Red Wolf. Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell us your fears at…
Samuel
Jan 31 • 5 min
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 the president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference. He gave a prayer at President…
Hatem
Jan 30 • 6 min
Rumors of an internment camp. Hatem El-Gamasy is a political analyst and commentator based in Brooklyn. You can follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hatemgamasy. Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell us your fears at…
Howard
Jan 29 • 9 min
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 Younes Dardashti’s music here https://open.spotify.com/artist/49Wof1MvWVSExNcRQOFT5Y Join the ”10 Things That…
Tom Morello
Jan 24 • 4 min
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 The Atlas Underground. Follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tmorello. Join the ”10 Things That Scare…
Veralyn Williams
Jan 23 • 5 min
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 documentaries inspired by their own…
Natalie Diaz
Jan 22 • 6 min
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. You can find her on Twitter:…
Jad Abumrad
Jan 18 • 5 min
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 Radiolab. The son of a scientist and a doctor, Jad grew up in Tennessee. Jad is also the producer of The Ring…
Janet Napolitano
Jan 17 • 7 min
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 to 2009, and the Secretary of Homeland Security under President Obama. She is currently the president of…
Alaska Thunderfuck
Jan 16 • 7 min
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 Stars. When not performing, Alaska is Justin Andrew Honard. Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me” conversation,…
Scott Colton aka Colt Cabana
Jan 15 • 6 min
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 https://soundcloud.com/coltcabana and follow him @ColtCabana on Twitter and Instagram. Join the ”10 Things…
Brooke Gladstone
Jan 11 • 7 min
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 Influencing Machine, a media manifesto…
Diante Folk
Jan 10 • 4 min
Doing it for the views. Diante Folk is a high school student and gamer from Brooklyn. Check out his YouTube page DIANTE DA GOAT. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVYYt04xnJFD5g6BBkfmUDw Thanks to Children of Promise for getting us in touch with Diante.…
Jeff VanderMeer
Jan 9 • 6 min
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 http://www.jeffvandermeer.com/, and follow…
Starlee Kine
Jan 8 • 3 min
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: https://www.gimletmedia.com/mystery-show Search Party:…
Farhad
Jan 3 • 4 min
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. Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell us your fears…
Sonya Edelman
Jan 2 • 6 min
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 is a Senior Producer at National Geographic. You can find her work at vimeo.com/sedelman2 Join the ”10…
Brian D’Addario
Jan 1 • 5 min
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 ) with his brother Michael D’Addario. Follow them on Twitter @thelemontwigs ( twitter.com/thelemontwigs ) Join…
Samin Nosrat
Dec 27, 2018 • 7 min
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 Magazine. You can follow her…
Rohan
Dec 26, 2018 • 5 min
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. Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell us your fears at…
Cleo Robinson
Dec 25, 2018 • 6 min
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. Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell us your…
Jo Firestone
Dec 20, 2018 • 5 min
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 Brooklyn, every Monday night at 8pm. For…
Norma Elia Cantú
Dec 19, 2018 • 5 min
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 San Antonio. Her latest novel, Cabañuelas, will be out in February. Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me”…
Paul Feig
Dec 17, 2018 • 5 min
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 Ghostbusters, Bridesmaids and this year’s A Simple Favor. He also created the cult classic TV show Freaks and Geeks. Join the ”10 Things That…
Rebecca Traister
Dec 13, 2018 • 5 min
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 Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger from Simon & Schuster. Join the “10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell…
Deborah Backle
Dec 13, 2018 • 6 min
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. Join the “10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell us…
Jasmine Newton
Dec 12, 2018 • 5 min
When the zombie apocalypse meets adulting. Jasmine Newton is originally from Brooklyn, NY and lives in Philadelphia, PA. She currently works at YouthBuild Philly as a Community Projects Coordinator. Join the “10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and…
John Green
Dec 11, 2018 • 5 min
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. Join the “10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org
Blair Braverman
Dec 6, 2018 • 6 min
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 Ice Cube” and is based in Wisconsin.…
Steven Agudelo
Dec 5, 2018 • 6 min
Karma. Balloons. Karma. Balloons. Steven Agudelo is a mail clerk from Long Island. Join the “10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org
Anthony Scaramucci
Dec 4, 2018 • 6 min
D.C. people are the worst. No wonder Trump was elected. Anthony Scaramucci is an investor, former White House Director of Communications, and the author of Trump: The Blue-Collar President. You can follow him @Scaramucci Join the ”10 Things That Scare Me”…
Ottessa Moshfegh
Dec 4, 2018 • 5 min
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. Join the “10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org
Rob Lewis
Dec 4, 2018 • 6 min
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. Follow him on Twitter @IAmRobLewis Join the “10 Things That Scare Me” conversation, and tell us your fears…
What are you scared of?
Nov 20, 2018 • 1 min
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, that informs our choices, and defines our lives. Listen, and feel less alone. From WNYC Studios. 10 Things…
Introducing: 10 Things That Scare Me
Nov 19, 2018 • 1 min
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. From WNYC Studios. 10 Things That Scare…