Radio: The Ail-Night Psychiatrist

At 4 a.m., a woman calls to announce: "I'm an alcoholic. I've just poured myself a drink." The man at the other end of the line tells her to throw it out—and she does. At 4:30, an 8-year-old sitting up with a flashlight calls to describe his dog giving birth. Next a woman rings up to say that she has slashed one wrist and intends to slash the other; the man tips off the police, who beat down the door and subdue her. A gang leader calls to announce a rumble with a rival group, and the man arranges...

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