How to Conquer Your Fears, With Meditation Teacher Dean Slater

This week we’re digging into the things you’re afraid of – specific things like fear of spiders and heights, as well as the more conceptual, existential anxiety we all have about being just alive. We first talk with Dean Slater, author of the new book Less Fear: Living Free from Fear, Anxiety, Anger and Dependency . Then Ben Brock Johnson, host of the R eddit podcast “Endless Thread,” shares the scariest stories on Reddit. But first, Alice and Melissa face two of their worst fears – and you must listen to them.

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In this episode

Introduction (0:00 – 6:07)

Alice and Melissa watch the spiders and step on the board thanks to the magic of virtual reality. (This is scarier than you think.)

Your worst fears (6:08 – 9:33)

Levi Sharp takes to the streets of New York to ask passers-by what they fear most.

Interview: Dean Slater (10:36 – 27:02)

We talk to Dean Slater about our uncontrollable fears and how to deal with them.

Scary Corner: The Scariest Stories From Reddit (28:12 – 36:01)

Ben Brock Johnson scares us with stories he’s found in the darkest nooks and crannies of Reddit.

Update of the week: (37:15 – 41:25)

We return with Dean Slater and Levy to discuss the small changes we’ve made to our lives. This week: A trick to help you listen to audio files on your iPhone . a leash for all your devices; and get up at the same time every day.


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