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Worst Case Scenario
63 minutes | Oct 17, 2018
Season Finale Shminale
In the season 2 finale, Yusong worries he’ll never learn how to meet internal deadlines. Rebecca comes across a dead crow, which feels like an appropriate end to a frustrating week. Fingers crossed that our well of mental problems is as finite as we think it is!
65 minutes | Oct 11, 2018
The Tears of A Clown Are The Saddest Tears of All (with Jackie Johnson)
Yusong (and to a lesser extent, Rebecca) gets dunked on for a shmour by our esteemed guest, Jackie Johnson of beauty comedy podcast Natch Beaut! The recent Supreme Court appointment makes Jackie anxious for a Handmaid’s Tale-esque future. Rebecca is plagued by involuntary destructive thoughts. Yusong goes to a marijuana dispensary and continues his Hinge adventures.
55 minutes | Oct 3, 2018
Tired / Wired
Yusong has an impossible amount of energy from drinking a cold brew and is worried he will push away everyone who wants to collaborate with him; Rebecca is exhausted from not drinking a smoothie and is trying to figure out how to become a more active participant in her own life.
58 minutes | Sep 26, 2018
Happier, But More Tired
Rebecca’s back from NY and can’t tell if she’s doing life right. Yusong has a new job, a new dating app, and a new, upbeat vibe over text?? We haven’t recorded in a month and don’t remember how to introduce segments.
57 minutes | Sep 19, 2018
I Can’t Tell If I’m Happy Or Not
Yusong quits his job and Rebecca’s having a surprisingly great week. It’s either a special or totally run-of-the-mill episode, jury’s out, but we’re both still making our beds and the phrase “excited to be alive” is uttered, which feels like a step in the right direction.
57 minutes | Sep 12, 2018
Top of the Tragedy Charts
Rebecca gets summoned to jury duty and panics about the possibility of getting selected; Yusong takes a trip to his hometown, where he spends some time in nature and learns that he has grown up but hasn’t gotten any taller. Also, Yusong begs Rebecca to compliment him an unreasonable number of times and it’s embarrassing for everyone involved.
54 minutes | Sep 5, 2018
The Jung Pope (with Shereen Lani Younes)
Shereen Lani Younes (co-host of Ethnically Ambiguous) talks about imposter syndrome and Yusong shares his fear of looking like he always needs help.
58 minutes | Aug 29, 2018
A Melatonin Drug Deal
Yusong's worried about not being able to maintain professional relationships, and Rebecca talks about finding personal time through staying up late at night. Plus, a story about the time Yusong bought Melatonin in a drug deal even though it's available everywhere.
55 minutes | Aug 22, 2018
I Wanna Be Liked, But Not THAT Much (with Sydney Steinberg)
Writer and actor Syd Steinberg (UCB, Funny or Die) shares her fear of getting her eyes horrifically maimed while driving. Also, Rebecca’s anxiety is causing acne which is giving her anxiety which is giving her more acne, and Yusong receives the unfortunate news that he is a people pleaser. Plus Syd shares her experience with a hack therapist and Yusong considers taking another dance class!
71 minutes | Aug 15, 2018
We Are Making Our Beds (with Kevin Bartelt)
We have our first ever guest on the show: Earwolf’s own Kevin Bartelt (Hollywood Handbook, Who Charted?)! Kevin shares the anxiety of balancing work, relationships, and self-worth. Yusong doesn’t know how to have fun or tell someone to use a coaster. Rebecca’s working on her follow-through. And… introducing a new segment: Yusong Asks Rebecca to Say Something Nice About Him.
57 minutes | Aug 8, 2018
Great As In Awesome And Awesome As In The Biblical Sense
Rebecca faces an unexpected vehicular financial crisis; Yusong worries about the logistics of a weekend with his parents and has a hard time relaxing.
64 minutes | Aug 1, 2018
Season 2 - My Poor Therapist
We’re back for season 2 and it’s ALL about the production values… but also ALL about the segments. This time around, we’re both in therapy, and it might be working? Tbd. Yusong’s worried that he might be too sensitive and Rebecca agrees with him too quickly. Rebecca is tormented by power outages at home and feeling sick at work.
52 minutes | Apr 26, 2018
Season 1 Finale
Yusong can't stop checking if his door is locked and Rebecca is freaked out about the Equifax breech. It's the season one finale of Worst Case Scenario; will any of us make it out alive??
52 minutes | Apr 12, 2018
Teach a Man to Suit
Ceilings are falling coast to coast this week with harrowing results. Rebecca is anxiously avoiding her taxes and Yusong can’t handle feeling ok. Plus, the long-awaited return of Worst Case Surveynario. It’s all happening.
54 minutes | Mar 29, 2018
Swallow the Sadness
Yusong keeps facing the disappointment of reality, while Rebecca stresses out about never making enough money. Also, Yusong’s puns spiral out of control, and Rebecca gives herself a headache from rolling her eyes.
66 minutes | Mar 22, 2018
How Dare You
Rebecca navigates automated customer service while anxiously awaiting a package, and Yusong can’t figure out how to let go of grudges. Plus, adderall tales and listener mail!
55 minutes | Mar 15, 2018
Yusong thinks he might be becoming a worse person with age, and Rebecca’s haunted by a faceless anxiety demon. Plus: updates from therapy, and clearing up some confusion re: religion.
51 minutes | Mar 8, 2018
Rebecca indulges in some post-surgical anxiety, Yusong worries about his neediness in relationships, and one of us actually got a therapist (~progress~). For those squeamish about blood you can skip from 10:07 to 12:45!
53 minutes | Mar 1, 2018
Take A Bath In My Shame Forever
Yusong’s worried he’s not fun, Rebecca’s scared of leaving behind a mess when she dies, and we both are definitely trying to get therapists this time. Honestly. It’s harder than you’d think.
51 minutes | Feb 22, 2018
If I Had Real Feelings I Would Cry
This week, Rebecca’s anxious about living up to her own expectations, and Yusong is torturing himself over the meaning of life. Plus, Yusong takes an online test to see if he’s ~officially~ depressed.
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