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Sedatephobia: Fear of Silence

Sedatephobia: Fear of Silence

May 31, 2019

Shhh… can you hear the silence? Probably not; it’s 2019, and everything is an automated, mechanical noisemaker. Noisy is our new normal, so modern humans have a growing neediness for sounds, entertainment and interaction. For those of us who aren’t babies or Zen meditation pros, silence can make us anxious, nervous and squirmy. Silence speaks a thousand words. Let Miranda and Natalee speak a thousand more to ward it off for another hour.

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Fear of Child Abduction Part II

Fear of Child Abduction Part II

May 17, 2019

Miranda and Natalee are back to rescue you from last episode's cliffhanger! We give you the rest of the Madeleine McCann case. After telling you who is most likely to kidnap your child, we take you through role-playing scenarios and help you pack your If-My-Child-Goes-Missing Kit. The mere thought of this topic is anxiety inducing, but this episode can help you be more of that chill mom or dad you always imagined you'd be. Maybe... Results not guaranteed. 

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Fear of Child Abduction: Part I

Fear of Child Abduction: Part I

May 3, 2019

It's every parent's worst nightmare: kidnapping. Is your kid safe at the park, at school, on public transportation? From AMBER Alerts to helicopter parenting, we tell you how parents and law enforcement around the world cope with the frightening reality of child theft. We tackle the controversial case of Madeleine McCann, who disappeared at age 3 from a Portuguese holiday resort. This two-parter will make you evaluate your travel plans and parenting methods! 

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Special Interview with Dr. Linda Rinaman

Special Interview with Dr. Linda Rinaman

April 26, 2019

In this very special bonus episode, we sit down at the Maple Street Biscuit Company with Dr. Linda Rinaman, professor of psychology and neuroscience at Florida State University. We pick her impressive brain on such topics as: following your gut, the love triangle between depression, anxiety and fear, and whether any of us should be taking probiotics. Tune in and learn something!

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Taphophobia: Fear of Being Buried Alive

Taphophobia: Fear of Being Buried Alive

April 19, 2019

Let’s dig into Taphophobia: Fear of Being Buried Alive. Miranda and Natalee share how to prevent premature burial, saavy ways to rig your coffin, and what happens once you’re six feet under. You’ll hear tales of murders, accidents and controversial therapies. Are you ready to join the Six Feet Under club? It’s dark in here, but your eyes will adjust.

Sources: The Daily Mail; Popular Science; Monochrom; Wikipedia: Stephen Small; The New York Times; The Chicago Tribune  

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Fear of Sinkholes

Fear of Sinkholes

April 5, 2019

¡Feliz Sinkhole de Mayo! Every day is a party when the ground can open its jaws and swallow you whole at any moment. Fall into a pit of murder, catastrophe, Mayan sacrifices and missing lakes as Natalee and Miranda take you deep into the earth’s crumbly, flaky crust.

Sources: “Twisted Justice” by Rube Waddell; “Sinkhole Cocktail: Ceiba’s ‘Sinkhole De Mayo’ On Menu Until D.C. Sinkhole Fixed” by Erin Ruberry at The Huffington Post; “Body buried in Fla. sinkhole leaves troubling questions” by Rick Jervis at USA Today; USGS.gov; National Geographic.com. Special thanks to our brave friend, Mr. Lamar English.

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Galeophobia: Fear of Sharks

Galeophobia: Fear of Sharks

March 29, 2019

Miranda and Natalee chummed the water! Now let’s dive headfirst into Galeophobia: the fear of sharks. This powerful predator’s toothy grin was too much to resist for our first episode. We discuss the 1916 New Jersey Shark Attacks and the media-fueled panic in the bloody aftermath. A closer examination of shark biology and psychology may dispel some myths for you. We teach you how to speak shark like a pro and fight your natural instincts to survive. Mix up a “Blood in the Water” cocktail for this deep dive, starring the antagonist of Natalee’s reoccurring nightmares.

Sources: “Close to Shore” by Michael Capuzzo; Dr. Erich Ritter at www.sharkschool.org and www.letstalkshark.com; “Blood in the Water: Shark Bite Cocktail”www.mixthatdrink.comhttps://www.natgeokids.comwww.fisheries.noaa.govhttps://defenders.org/sharks/

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Light the Fright Teaser

Light the Fright Teaser

March 18, 2019

Episode 1 Coming Soon! Join us as we explore the fascinating - sometimes paralyzing - world of fears and phobias.

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