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1,215 - A Fear of Heights

June 10th, 2016

Episode 410 of 489 episodes

You don’t need to go to great heights to get this episode, so just listen and learn. Slow dialog: 1:29 Explanations: 3:26 Fast dialog: 15:14 Christine: Help me! I’m going to fall! Asahi: You’re not going to fall. I’ve got you. Christine: Sorry, I have a fear of heights. I sometimes have panic attacks when I’m high up off the ground. Asahi: Okay, but we’re not very high up. Christine: I know. My phobia is totally irrational. Asahi: That explains a lot, like why you live on the ground floor of your apartment building and why you didn’t want to go hiking near the cliffs. Christine: That’s right. I try to avoid any situations that will trigger my fear. Asahi: So how do you travel? Do you ever fly? Christine: The one time I flew in an airplane I experienced vertigo and I hyperventilated until we landed. I was really agitated because I thought I was going to die. It wasn’t pretty. That’s why I normally drive or take a train. Asahi: So I’m guessing no skydiving for you. Christine: Not unless you want to find out how my stomach reacts to heights! Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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