What Are You Afraid Of?

Fear vs. Phobia.

Fear: (noun) “an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.”

Phobia: (noun) “an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something.”

On this week’s episode of Podcrashed we talk phobias.

Do you have an irrational fear? Do clowns make you wet yourself? Does thunder and lightening bring you to tears? Does the mere thought of the ocean make you breakout in a cold sweat?

You are not alone. No matter what your phobia may be, there are enough people who suffer from it to have a clinical name for it.

Here are some of the interesting ones we found:

  • Xanthophobia – fear of the color yellow
  • Turophobia- fear of cheese
  • Somniphobia- fear of falling asleep
  • Hylophobia- fear of trees
  • Omphalophobia- fear of the navel

And the list goes on.

We also get real with the phobias that plague us, from Trypophobia (fear of pores and clustered holes) to acrophobia (fear of heights) to Coulrophobia (fear of clowns)

Listen to the whole episode here*

*Unless you have a phobia of Podcasts.



IT follows…

We’ve got clown fever! Well… we bought into all the hype and saw IT this weekend.

I, personally, have a long and complicated history with the original film adaptation of Stephen King’s IT. I saw it when I was very ng and it scared the sh*t out of me.

Oh, well… it I guess it isn’t so complicated.

While I don’t identity as a coulrophobe (fear of clowns), even as a child I never understood the appeal of clowns. I mean, I get clowns being popular in an earlier time, before the internet or TVs or a cure for Polio. But, in the last two decades? I’ve never found them magical, entertaining, or funny. And the idea of a sad clown seems redundant.

That being said, clowns have never really scared me… except Pennywise. Specifically, Tim Curry as Pennywise. His bright face, jaunty demeanor, and otherwise upbeat personality made the moments when he turned into a sharp-toothed, arm-ripping, child killer that much more frightening. I love Tim Curry and I knew, even as a kid, what he looked like sans clown drag, but I could never get over the initial fear.

That was, until about six or seven years ago. One day, the original 1990 miniseries IT was on TV in the middle of the day. I watched it, not having seen it in years. And… it didn’t scare me. Not one bit. I was a horror movie maven at that point and started being able to compartmentalize my entertainment. My fears at 22 shifted from movie monsters to real monsters (I started watching A LOT of true crime and Lifetime movies) and I was able to enjoy IT was another horror film.

This is why I was so excited about the reboot. I, like the rest of the Netflix viewing nation, became obsessed with Stranger Things and was loving the idea of the story being set in the 1980s. Then, when I heard ole Stevie King gave it two thumbs up, I was sold!

For this week’s episode of Podcrashed, we review IT. Listen to it here: Episode 36

Did you see IT? What did you think? Comment below, hit us up on social media or email us at podcrashed@gmail.com with your review.

– Anna


Let Them Eat Cupcakes

Hello all!

In an attempt to fight every atom of our beings, April & I (Anna) are try to keep up with the Kardashians, as it were, and stay relevant on social media.

Millennials by birth, but hippies by soul, April & I are not your typical late 20 somethings. Content to keep our personal moments, birthday wishes, and vacation pics personal, we don’t often even think to post our every thought and feeling on social media.

“But,” you might be thinking, “you DO have a podcast in which you disclose personal information and opinions at least once a week.” And to that, we say…

“Bitch, you don’t know my life!”

And also, “Yes. You are correct.”

While we do host a weekly podcast where we discuss movies, television, news, other podcasts, politics, religion, the supernatural, etc., we also have the attention spans of your average gold fish when it comes to documenting said conversations. Hey, we record it, what more do you want?

So, from this day forward, we will try to document our podcast in photos, videos, conversations, jokes, blog posts and more.

I’m not promising that we will be any good at it. Our podcast is, as often stated, “a bit of a train wreck” and so too should be our social media presence.

But, we will try. And as our generation has been told since we were little kids- trying is the most important thing. If you fail, it’s okay, as long as you’ve tried.

…This, of course, might be the reason we now live in a society that is overly sensitive. But, hey, what do we know?

May the Forces of Evil Become Confused on the Way to Your Doorstep,
Anna & April

Themed Episodes


So we started out this podcast by trying to do a lot of improvisation and silly games.  With the seemingly popularity of episode #7, “All ‘T’, No Shade”, where we talk about the drag queen community throughout the full episode, we’ve decided to try to theme our episodes.   We of course try to tailor the topic towards something our guest is interested in, which is sometimes easier said than done.  I thought I would use this space for putting prospective topics out into the universe and to also solicit any suggestions from said universe.

  • The Old West: who would you be; what would you do; common misconceptions about the life style; new vs old western movies.
  • Alternate Movie Universe: talk about and create the concept for movies if they had been done in a different genre; would the movie be better with different actors.
  • Victorian Era: weird fashion trends; propriety; duties of men/women

Our Journey


Your host April here.  I know I’m getting a bit of a late start on this blog, considering that we’ve been recording and releasing episodes for 3 months now, but as the old proverb goes, “better late, than never.”  Continuing on this journey of amateur podcasters, Anna and I have certainly been learning a lot about the process, our friends, and ourselves.  For one: we’ve both come to realize that neither of us is overly fond of posting on social media sights – and believe you me, it feels like there are about 5 million sites that you need to post to.  And no posts equals no followers, equals no listeners.  Thankfully, we’re not doing this for money…at least not yet.

What I’m trying to say is, please be patient with us.


I (April) have decided that this space shall henceforth be used as a how-to guide to starting and running a podcast.  Now, Anna and I are by no means professionals (or extremely organized) so bare with us…especially since its taken me a month to finish typing this sentence.


The learning curve continues!  We keep trying to find new and easier ways to get different guests on our show.  A good tip for rookie podcasters (like us) is to have a MASSIVE list of people that are willing to be guest hosts.  If you are reliant on publishing an episode every week and didn’t bother to record multiple episodes ahead of time, you may find that it is rather stressful to track down a guest AND come up with a new interesting topic every week.  Lately, I’ve come up with the idea to make a scheduled list of topics that we are going to cover and to ask for volunteer guests on Facebook.  Its a way to subtly entice our friends, families, and associates into being on our show.  I’m hoping that it works as well as I want it to.