Episodes
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 father on vacation in Maine, inspired the idea for our podcast but it’s also the final episode of 10 Things That Scare Me. Thanks for listening to the show! Please email us at 10thingpod@wnyc.org, we're always listening. Join the 10 Things That Scare Me conversation, and tell us...
Published 04/13/20
Published 04/13/20
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 Through: 15 Essential Conversations About Race In A Pivotal Year For America.  And whether you’re afraid to talk about race or sick of trying to make other people talk about it, this show is for you. Subscribe to Come Through wherever you get your podcasts and enjoy this rebroadcast of Rebecca's fears. Join the 10 Things That Scare...
Published 04/08/20
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 is a 54 year old engineer living in Wales in the UK. He believes that given the chance, most people are kind and considerate. Nata lives in Azerbijan. Nearly 6,000 miles away.Charlie is 39 and lives in Jersey City. He told me he’s been waking up in a panic at 7:30 every Saturday morning worried that he has slept through the Tottenham Hotspur...
Published 04/06/20
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 also one half of the Vlog Brothers. Join the "10 Things That Scare Me" conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.
Published 04/06/20
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 in the fast food industry was learning how to make suicide soda, which is when you mix all the different flavors together. Apparently he makes ‘em good. Join the "10 Things That Scare Me" conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.
Published 03/30/20
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. One time, back in the 90s, she tried water skiing. Her swim trunks fell down immediately, but she stood up on the skis. With her head held high, she willfully maintained her balance all the way around the lake. As it turns out, that event has been a pretty good metaphor her life so far. Join the "10 Things That Scare Me" conversation, and tell...
Published 03/30/20
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. Join the "10 Things That Scare Me" conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.
Published 03/23/20
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 multi-year sea ice he has relied on for drinking water over the 45 years of his research has disappeared. Join the "10 Things That Scare Me" conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.
Published 03/23/20
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, they were collected in a book published by the University of Arkansas. Join the "10 Things That Scare Me" conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.
Published 03/16/20
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 character Calvin in Calvin and Hobbes. Join the "10 Things That Scare Me" conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.
Published 03/16/20
Mara Wilson is a former child actor and host of the podcast What Are You Afraid Of. Join the "10 Things That Scare Me" conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.
Published 03/09/20
Liz
Liz is a listener who called in to us from the suburbs of Chicago where she makes her living driving a book mobile. Join the "10 Things That Scare Me" conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.
Published 03/09/20
Chris Distefano is an actor and comedian in New York City. Join the "10 Things That Scare Me" conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.
Published 03/02/20
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 Earlonne while volunteering in San Quentin and says he was the quietest guy in the room. Here’s Earlonne’s episode.  Join the "10 Things That Scare Me" conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.
Published 03/02/20
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 a time they wanted to name it "Gaydiolab". Here’s Tobin’s episode. Join the "10 Things That Scare Me" conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.
Published 02/24/20
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, trying to pay his bills and believes that the Bigmouth Buffalo Fish is undervalued. Join the "10 Things That Scare Me" conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.
Published 02/24/20
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 and her husband continued to visit him in prison. Join the "10 Things That Scare Me" conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.
Published 02/17/20
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 Revolutionary in Residence at Colonial Williamsburg. His comfort food is pot liquor. Join the "10 Things That Scare Me" conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.
Published 02/17/20
Molly called in to us from Maryland. Join the "10 Things That Scare Me" conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.
Published 02/10/20
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”. Join the "10 Things That Scare Me" conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.
Published 02/10/20
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 shells. Join the "10 Things That Scare Me" conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.
Published 02/03/20
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 Mexico, after residing in San Francisco for most of her life. Gay Block is a portrait photographer. Her work is collected by many museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, the El Paso Museum of Art, and the Jewish Museum. Join the "10 Things That Scare Me" conversation, and...
Published 02/03/20
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. Join the "10 Things That Scare Me" conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.
Published 01/27/20
Jia
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 alcohol in it. Join the "10 Things That Scare Me" conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.
Published 01/27/20