Lucky 10,000 A podcast for anyone that likes to learn.

Cross your fingers and knock on wood, this week we're courting misfortune by talking about black cats, broken mirrors, Friday the 13th, and whole host of other superstitious nonsense. Have your salt at the ready to ward off evil. 

Don't forget to send us your costume pictures after Saturday's festivities!  We'll show you ours if you show us yours.  Happy Halloween, nerds!

This week we go behind the scenes of our favorite holiday to find out where some of our most notable customs got their start.  From Samhain celebrations (and pronunciation) to pumpkin carving, we explore the stories, myths, and meanings behind why we do what we do on All Hallow's Eve.

Spoilers - here's the mask with which K scared all those poor children.

October 7, 2015  

Kicking off the month of Halloween, we decided to avoid the more standard fare of horror movies and costumes.  Instead we take a brief glimpse into the world of true fear: phobias.  Drawing from the exhaustive list found courtesy of, we look at fears both perfectly understandable and wildly outlandish.

Carissa shares a bit of her personal experience with irrational fear and Evan marvels at all the things of which he can, thankfully, say he isn't afraid.

For reference (phobic trigger warning), here is the Great Mole Rat and the quintessential image for thalassophobia.

Do you have any phobias? Let us know, either by email or via Twitter.  Happy October, everyone!


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