Be afraid. Be very afraid. Why? Because the NoSleep podcast is coming to the Cedar for a live show on Thursday night. Created from a scary story-sharing subreddit that began in 2010, the program has grown into a massive platform for horror, boasting over 18 million downloads. Host and producer David Cummings introduces listeners to dark and terrifying tales about monsters, insect attacks, disappearing towns, mysterious holes in the ground, and paranormal activity, among other fright-inciting topics. Now in its eighth season, NoSleep has episodes on themes like “aviation, mutilation, and fornication” and includes occasional trigger warnings such as “strong gore” and “animal death.” Content aside, what makes this podcast such a creepy listen are the top-notch voice actors, the first-person point-of-view narration (which puts you in the quaking shoes of the character being terrorized), and your own twisted imagination. NoSleep will have you on edge even after the story ends and your pulse slows. This show is not for the faint of heart — or those prone to queasiness. All ages.