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“I completely lost touch with reality. You can’t rely on those around you, and you can’t rely on what’s within you. That’s the most terrifying thing in the world.”
Producer: Whit Missildine
Episode Summary: Struggling to find his identity after college, a man suddenly suffers from panic attack that leads to a terrifying downward spiral.
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Content/Trigger Warnings: drug use, mental breakdown, explicit language
Intro Music: ""Illabye" – Tipper
Music Bed: Ambient Themes by Nigel Coutinho
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