Ep. 36: Bizarre Addictions


Addicted to lip balm? Cheesy potatoes? What about cat-licking? For every person who throws around the sentence “I’m totally addicted to pumpkin spice candles!” there’s another whose life is significantly impaired by their need to use certain products or perform strange routines.

Today we cover a selection of weird addictions or compulsions and examine the differences between the two.


Addiction via Wikipedia

Compulsive Behavior via Wikipedia

What’s the difference between an addiction and a compulsion?” via Go Ask Alice. http://www.goaskalice.columbia.edu. Last Updated: 2 June 2015.

Are These Fifteen Behaviors Addictions or Compulsions?” by Chris Bisogni. http://www.thefix.com. 8 April 2014.


Health and Cosmetics 

Additional Resources:

I Want To Be A Sofa | My Weird Addiction” by Novympia. http://www.youtube.com. Originally Posted: 23 July 2015. (These drag queens have My Strange Addiction satire down to an art.)

Music used in this podcast:

Juliette by Podington Bear

Old Skin by Podington Bear

Danger- [Dark Ambient] by myuu

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