Our guests fear everything from ghosts to hosting dinner parties. We’re talking to experts who can tell us why.
Nicole Byer is Afraid of Cockroaches
Nicole Byer (Nailed It!, Loosely Exactly Nicole) is afraid of cockroaches. We talk with the comedian and actress about the commonly detested insect. We also talk with Professor of Urban Entomology Dr. Philip G. Koehler about his research on cockroaches and get to know more about them.
Tyler Coates is Afraid that Everyone Hates Him
Tyler Coates, writer and former Esquire editor, is afraid that everyone hates him. We talk with him about how he’s dealt with this fear in a social media age. We also get Tyler to chat with expert Jane Marie about how to break that fear down.
Megan Amram is Afraid of Her Own Hands
Megan Amram (Parks and Rec, The Simpsons) is afraid of her own hands. We talk with the Emmy-nominated writer about dealing with her phobia. We also talk with licensed clinical psychologist and social worker Dr. Robin Zasio about how phobias work and ways to treat them.
Claudia O’Doherty is Afraid of Rats
Claudia O’Doherty (Love, Extra Ordinary) is afraid of rats. We talk with the actress and comedian about all her rat tales. We also chat with expert Dr. Michael Brecht about rat experiments that show the playful side of the rodent.
Kids are Afraid of Everything
Kids are afraid of everything! On this special episode of I’m Afraid That we ask kids what scares them the most. Monsters, the dark, natural disasters, ghosts and more! Plus, we talk with expert Meera Gopolan to find out the best ways to help kids talk about those monsters in the dark.
Jane Marie and Dann Gallucci are Afraid of Death
Jane Marie (This American Life, DTR) and Dann Gallucci (Modest Mouse, Cold War Kids), co-creators of The Dream, are afraid of death. We talk with the producers about how their fear of death affects their lives. We also talk with expert Sarah Chavez, executive director of the Order of the Good Death.
Great Shorter-Form Podcast
I never really realized that many of the podcasts I listen to are 1-2 hours long until I found this wonderful podcast. It’s great for a short commute, or any other shorter time frame you need a podcast to fill.
It’s also of course just a fun podcast. It’s also quite serious, and it’s also super cool to learn a little more about these fears with the experts Daniel brings in.
Very tight ship of a podcast that’s really refreshing. Highly recommend!!
Didn’t grab my attention. Only listened to the first episode and it was on the boring side. The show could be half as long if the host and guest cut “like,” “sort of,” “you know,” “basically,” and the like out of their speech pattern. Not for me.
Great talent. Great podcast. Great, great great. GIMME MORE. One day I wanna be on the thang!