Shock Alert! We need electricity. How else would we be able to binge watch Gossip Girls? But like most good things, it can kill you. At any moment you could be taken out by a lightening strike, a frayed cellphone charger or even a cheap toaster. Join us as we discuss the shocking revelation that electricity is yet another thing we have to worry about.
As Halloween approaches and your anxiety about ghouls, witches and cheesy costumes kicks into high gear, who you gonna call? That's right, Ghost Busters. Join us as we discuss the fear of ghosts, whether they actually exist and why we shouldn't use Q-tips.
Why do we get anxious when we feel we are missing out on something? Is it jealousy? A boring life? FOMOSexuality? It's anyone's bet. So don't miss out on this episode. Listen in as we talk about the fear of missing out on all the fun life has to offer.
Sleep is supposed to be refreshing and energizing but not everyone sees it that way, especially those of us with anxiety. Think about it. Sleep is a state of self-inflicted paralysis in which you experience haunting nightmares, sleepwalk naked through your neighborhood and binge eat on salsa and Fruity Pebbles. Does that sound relaxing to you? Join us as we discuss the fear of falling asleep.
How many people each year are wrongfully convicted of a serious crime? It's more than you think. Let's face it, there's a lot that can go wrong: shoddy crime scene analysis, faulty DNA evidence, unreliable witness testimony and dumb jurors, to name a few. Listen in as David and Kevin talk about their fear of becoming the next Steven Avery.
As if there's not enough to keep us awake at night. Now we have to worry about clowns. They're everywhere. What sicko decided to paint his face white, smack a red ball on his nose and scare the daylights out of us? Listen in for some tips on dealing with your clown fear.
What is scarier than pooping in public? Speaking in public. Nearly 80% of us have had a fear of public speaking at one time or another. Don't let the few hold you back. Listen in as David and Kevin talk about their fear and how they overcame it.
Some of us live for it. Some of us dread it. It's shopping! For those with social anxiety, shopping can be nothing short of a nightmare, even if we do eventually score a nice find. David and Kevin their horror stories on everything from trying on clothes to using the debit card reader correctly.
Honey, there's been a lot of buzz about this episode. We'll leave it at that. Oh, and for anyone named Melissa, don't take it personally. We have good reason not to like the name. Listen in to find out why.
Spiderman may be sexy but actual spiders are not. No. No. No. You know what goes great with spiders? Bleach. Join Kevin and David as they discuss 8-legged demons. If you’re lucky, you’ll get to hear one of David’s primal screams.
Oh no, your smartphone is missing. Ha! Made you look. But what if it was missing? What would you do? How would you cope? Well, 60% of teenagers would rather be missing a pinky finger than their smartphone. That wasn't a typo. Join us as we discuss nomophobia, the fear of being away from your smartphone. It's real, people.
Why is the fear of heights called acrophobia? Shouldn't it be called fallingtomydeathphobia? That seems more accurate. And have you ever had the urge to jump from a balcony after peering over the edge? if you said yes, you're not alone. It's a real thing. Join us as we share stories and insights about the fear of high places, live from the observation deck at the Empire State Building. No, just kidding. We recorded this episode at home on the floor.
Socializing can be stressful especially for those with anxiety. And no one wants to sound like an idiot. This Chill Pill reviews the most commonly misused words. We'll have you sounding like a confident person in no time.
Are you superstitious? We are! Well okay David is. In our 13th episode we explore our culture's fascination with the fear of the number 13 - also known as triskaidekaphobia (and, no, that is not the fear of Triscuits) - as well as superstitions from other cultures.