My interview on Why The Podcast

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Anyone who knows me knows that I am an introvert and I hate public speaking. I joined Toastmasters to try and cure my glossophobia. Completing ten speeches in front of a revolving group of supportive strangers-turned-cheerleaders helped me with the shakes. Even though I don’t tremble as much at the podium anymore, I still dread it. So, I was a little hesitant when the hosts from Why The Podcast asked me to be interviewed for their podcast. I hate the sound of my own voice, but it’s a fun premise for a podcast, and I thought it would be a good learning experience for my future self.

The hosts found my Folks magazine essay “I Fake Sick for a Living” and wanted to learn more about my work as a Standardized Patient, and my writing life. I only listened to it once, as I cringe at the sound of my own voice. (TIME magazine’s Kate Samuelson wrote an interesting article explaining the science behind this common feeling). The 30 minutes went by in a fun blur. At the end, I thought that was fun, but was I coherent at all? I don’t know. They published it so it can’t be that bad? I bravely listened to it and maybe you will too 🙂 but don’t feel obliged!