Traumatized is a weekly podcast in which your hosts Erin Ridgeway and Jason Apple bravely re-watch the terrifying children’s media that frightened them as kids, and ask themselves, “what were our parents thinking?”
Erin Ridgeway was the kind of kid who looked for monsters under her bed, and was disappointed when there weren’t any. She developed a taste for dark fantasy and creepy practical effects at age 4 when The Neverending Story terrifascinated her. Erin enjoys reanimated skeletons and synthesizers. She’s still waiting for Lord Darkness to text her back.
Jason Apple has a Masters degree in Film Studies, which qualifies him to host this podcast and literally nothing else. As a kid who loved superheroes, he was so excited for Tim Burton's Batman, only to have to leave the theater when the Joker killed Jack Palance. He has recently finished the film. Today, Jason lives with his family in a dark, cobweb-filled castle inexplicably perched over a cliff.