Fear not, dear listener! This spooky episode of All the Feelings will have you shaking in your boots with harrowing tales of terror!
Pete gets real about his deep-seated fear of angering the public. One wrong move and an angry mob might show up at his door, which he traces to the totally rational experience of watching his news anchor dad navigate turbulent times. Oh, also he lived through Misery… in a theater. Nothing like watching a live ankle crushing to stoke the fear vibe.
But get this – fear apparently has an evolutionary purpose. Prey creatures needed it to avoid predators. And for early humans, it promoted group cooperation. Whatever, evolution.
After debating whether fear or terror would be scarier if personified as a Greek god, the ghoulish hosts share nostalgic frights from their childhood. Here’s a riddle: What’s more terrifying than a ghost looking for his lost arm? The real estate disclosure laws around haunted houses.
By the end of this episode, you’ll be sleeping with one eye open. But you’ll also have insight into irrational fears that linger from our past. As Tommy’s therapist says, just because something scared us as kids doesn’t mean it still applies. That’s old fear. Time to move on.
So grab a night light and cozy up Uncle Petey and Tommy McGoo for an episode guaranteed to under-deliver. It’s the ATF promise!