Show Notes

Welcome to the latest episode of Three Fates Decide, where we delve into the fascinating world of phobias. Join us as we explore the different types of phobias that people may have, from the common to the more unusual. Did you know that approximately 8% of the total population in the United States suffers from a phobia of some sort, with women being twice as likely to be affected than men?

In this episode, we share our personal experiences and reactions to these fears, discussing how they can manifest in early to mid childhood and how they can vary in severity. We also touch upon the underlying reasons for these phobias and how they can affect a person’s daily life. Throughout the podcast, we share power-packed information and insights on different phobias, including astrophobia, somnophobia, and even russophobia, to name a few. So, tune in and explore the fascinating world of phobias with us. Don’t miss this insightful episode of Three Fates Decide, available now on all major podcast platforms. Don’t forget to send us a comment!

  • The podcast episode discusses phobias and their prevalence in society.
  • Common phobias such as arachnophobia and claustrophobia are discussed, as well as uncommon phobias like pluto phobia and astrophobia.
  • Personal experiences with phobias are shared throughout the episode.
  • The importance of understanding and empathizing with individuals who have phobias is stressed.
  • The podcast explores the origins and impacts of common fears and phobias, including the fear of falling and the fear of sharks.

Key Points

Despite its innocuous appearance, an estimated 10% of the population suffers from ‘riddophobia’ – an irrational fear of ferns.

For some, the prospect of marriage, aging, or even death can trigger intense feelings of fear and dread.

Millions of people around the world suffer from irrational fears of blood and veins, known as blutophobia and venestrophobia respectively.

Those suffering from Melissophobia/Apophobia often experience a paralyzing fear of bees and bee stings, triggered by negative past experiences.

Despite their fear, some courageous individuals choose to confront their phobias head-on, displaying a remarkable tenacity and strength of spirit.

Shockingly, over 8% of Americans suffer from diagnosable phobias, with women being disproportionately affected at twice the rate of men.

Sufferers of extreme phobias experience a crippling fear that can significantly debilitate their lives.

The debilitating effects of phobias can drastically reduce an individual’s quality of life – from extreme fear to anxiety and panic – if left unmanaged.


“The only good snake is a dead snake. So, uh, that’s another fairly large fear. I don’t necessarily have a fear of snakes. I just don’t like snakes.” – Mary

“I’m actually shocked. I’m not scared of dogs only because I actually got bit badly when I was younger.” – Sam

“I totally have Acrophobia, and yet I’m not actually bothered by flying, oddly enough.” – Liz

“I don’t mind it so much. I’m more concerned about the thunder and lightning when I’m outside.” – Liz

“No, we’re not going to go there. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve watched it. I’ve watched it a couple of times. But it freaks me to freak out every single time.” – Mary

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