Poison Oak (Acarophobia)



Welcome to Pantophobia, a podcast about fear and curiosity!

Episode 8: Poison Oak (Acarophobia)

Non (who hates peeing in public) talks about his old nemesis, poison oak—and how a lifelong fear of it did not save him. Bring calamine.

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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.

You can reach him at jeff@collegeofcuriosity.com.

Aubrey is the best dressed of the team.

Aubrey Henretty

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

You can reach her at aubrey@collegeofcuriosity.com.

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.

You can reach him at mark@collegeofcuriosity.com.

Calamine Lotion

Calamine Lotion


Cover Photo: Poison Oak. Photo by Elf.

Calamine Lotion: Amazon.com.

Poison Ivy by The Coasters: YouTube.

Technu for cleaning urishol off skin: Amazon.com.

Joy Sandwich is the podcast for more from Non Wells.


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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