‘American Pickers’: Danielle Colby Has Perfect Answer When Asked What Her Fears Are

by Keeli Parkey

Halloween has come and gone. But that doesn’t mean that scary things have come and gone. There are things that still scare many of us all year round.

During a recent appearance on “The Sailor Jerry Podcast,” “American Pickers” star Danielle Colby was asked about her fears. And in response, she offered up some very interesting advice to listeners.

In the final minutes of the podcast, the host asked the 45-year-old reality television star about her fears. “What scares you?” Sailor Jerry wanted to know.

Here’s what Colby had to say. “You know, my dad always said, ‘Don’t ever say your fears out loud because the devil will use them against you,'” she said with a laugh.

The “American Pickers” star’s advice struck a chord with the podcast host. “That’s pretty good advice. That’s pretty good advice,” he said in response.

Sailor Jerry then brought up a topic that many people find scary. “Do you come across a lot of spiders in antique stuff? I feel like there’s always spiders involved with antique stuff,” he asked.

Danielle Colby said she has had more than her share of experiences with spiders. “Yeah. I’m terribly allergic to spiders. And I do get bit too often,” the “American Pickers” star shared.

‘American Pickers’ Star Danielle Colby Shared More About Her Family on Podcast Episode

Sharing her father’s advice about fears wasn’t the first time “American Pickers” star Danielle Colby talked about her parents during her appearance on “The Sailor Jerry Podcast.”

She also talked about how they raised her and what kind of people they were. An important part of her upbringing, she said was that her parents raised her and her siblings in the Jehovah’s Witness tradition.

“It’s interesting. You look back and there are pieces in everybody’s life that are really damaging. And then there are pieces that are, you know – like driving through the mountains with my dad. My dad would just uproot the family and all of a sudden we’d be in the mountains for a while. You know, we’d be traveling for a bit,” Colby shared.

The “American Pickers” star also talked about other qualities she admires in her father on the podcast. “(He is) an incredibly artistic man and comes from incredibly artistic people. Very hard on himself,” she also said.

Danielle Colby has had a lot to say about her mother. “My mom always wanted to be a Playboy bunny, but ended up a Jehovah’s Witness. So, therefore, you have me. … She’s a spitfire. She used to run with the Hell’s Angels when she was 12 or 13 years old. Hitchhiked up to New York when she was 14. She’s got some stories, dude.”

You can listen to “American Pickers” star Danielle Colby discuss fears and more on “The Sailor Jerry Podcast” here.