Peeing in Public (Paruresis)



Welcome to Pantophobia, a podcast about fear and curiosity!

Episode 7: Peeing in Public (Paruresis)

Non (who is also afraid of poison oak) tells us why the urinals at Wrigley Field made him break out in a cold sweat.

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Originally from Salem, Mass, Jeff now lives in Chicago.

Jeff Wagg

Jeff is the Curator of the College of Curiosity. He spends his days looking for curious people, things and points of view to share through words, audio and travel.

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Aubrey is the best dressed of the team.

Aubrey Henretty

Aubrey is a writer and storyteller in Chicago. She has a lot of questions.

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Mark Graunke

Mark Graunke

Mark is a pipefitter by trade and a mystery seeker by inclination. His hobbies include challenging his own fears and anxieties.

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Cover Photo: The troughs at Wrigley Field from this WGN article.


International Paruresis Association (offers support and advice): IPA

Non’s podcast: Joy Sandwich iTunes


Special thanks to Non for sharing his story and exposing himself to the very thing that effects him, and to Jenna for talking about some of the psychological aspects of phobias.

Logo design by Beth Voigt.

Produced with Audacity for Mac.

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