Pop Psych 101 | Mental Health in Pop Culture show

Pop Psych 101 | Mental Health in Pop Culture

Summary: In a world where Mental Health is used as a common trope in various forms of storytelling, Therapist, Ryan Engelstad, and Producer, Mike Graham try to determine what's real life, and what's just exaggerated fantasy. Listen as they delve into the fantastical tales told about Mental Health in books, movies and television. 1 Therapist. 1 Advocate. 2 Perspectives. New Episode every Monday at 6am CST.

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 #32 - The Gang Gets Analyzed in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (TV Show) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4026

Join our support and discussion group On a Monday, we tackle the gang from Philadelphia: Mac, Charlie, Frank, Dennis and Dee. This show is obviously ridiculous and has little relation to mental health in reality, but we thought it was time to do some over-analyzing. Prepare yourselves for a weird one.  Find Us: Facebook Twitter Instagram Website Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/message

 Bonus: Two Truths, One Deception | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1202

Join our support and discussion group After talking about deception in the Netflix Series, You, we take a stab at deceiving each other by playing the game Two Truths One Deception.  Find Us: Facebook Twitter Instagram Website Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/message

 #31 - "So You're Dating A Murderer" in Netflix's You (Series) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3411

Join our mental health support and discussion group Show: After several requests, Mike and Ryan take a stab at the Netflix series, You. Pun intended. Very aware of the subject matter in this series, they take a light approach to the material, while acknowledging that stalking and abusive behavior in relationships are real and serious problems. Synopsis: Today we are covering the 2018 Netflix series, You.  Based on Caroline Kepnes' best-selling novel of the same name, YOU is a 21st century love story that asks, "What would you do for love?" When a brilliant bookstore manager crosses paths with an aspiring writer, his answer becomes clear: anything. Using the internet and social media as his tools to gather the most intimate of details and get close to her, a crush quickly becomes obsession as he quietly and strategically removes every obstacle - and person - in his way. Find Us: Facebook Twitter Instagram Website Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/message

 Bonus: The College ABC's | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 666

Join our support and discussion group After our episode covering the Netflix documentary, Take Your Pills, Ryan and Mike pose as students and try to distract themselves from the woes of College life.  Find Us: Facebook Twitter Instagram Website Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/message

 #30 - ADHD Controversies in Netflix's Take Your Pills (Documentary) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2948

We breakdown the portrayal of medication and ADHD in the Netflix documentary, Take Your Pills www.poppsych101.com www.facebook.com/poppsych101 www.twitter.com/poppsych101 www.instagram.com/poppsych101 Music: incompetech.com Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/message

 Bonus: Speak With Kazoos | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1104

Join our mental health support and discussion group Help the show by rating & reviewing us on iTunes Mike finally talks Ryan into doing a segment with Kazoos. Ryan regrets agreeing to do this.  Find Us Website Facebook Twitter Instagram  Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/message

 #29 - Finding Your Voice in Speak: The Graphic Novel | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3553

Join Our Mental Health Support & Discussion Group Leave A Review On iTunes Episode: Ryan and Mike acknowledge some of the feedback they received about last week's episode on Autism. For this episode on Speak, they look at the graphic novel's intense portrayal of a rape survivor's story. Both Ryan and Mike are deeply affected by this moving and real story. Mike is angry about the subject and often has tunnel vision about reporting these attacks to the police. Luckily, Ryan has experience working with survivors and is able to explain that there is no hard and fast rule on what to do after an assault, only that it is up to the survivor to decide how to handle the situation.  Synopsis: Today, we are covering Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson, Illustrated by Emily Carroll  "Speak up for yourself―we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless―an outcast―because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. Through her work on an art project, she is finally able to face what really happened that night: She was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her.  Survivor Resources: RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network)  NSVRC (National Sexual Violence Resource Center) SurvJustice End Rape On Campus Find Us: Website Facebook Twitter Instagram Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/message

 #28 - Autism & Caretaking in Rain Man (Movie) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3492

Join our mental health support and discussion group Help the show by rating & reviewing us on iTunes The Show After a short conversation about the "Top Ten Happiest Countries In The World", Mike and Ryan breakdown the portrayal of Autism in the 1988 classic, Rain Man.  This is an important subject to Ryan, because he deals with patients who are caretakers, and he's seen firsthand the frustrations that can pile up. Mike has huge opinions about the character Charlie Babbitt, going as far to say that ,Charlie, is his most hated character in cinematic history. Not too far off, is Ryan with a questionable rating for the portrayal of Autism in this film.  Synopsis When car dealer Charlie Babbitt (Tom Cruise) learns that his estranged father has died, he returns home to Cincinnati, where he discovers that he has an autistic older brother named Raymond (Dustin Hoffman) and that his father's $3 million fortune is being left to the mental institution in which Raymond lives. Motivated by his father's money, Charlie checks Raymond out of the facility in order to return with him to Los Angeles. The brothers' cross-country trip ends up changing both their lives.  Find Us Website Facebook Twitter Instagram  Leave a voicemail about the episode:  (816) 787-1991 Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/message

 Bonus: Is "Punch Drunk Love" actually a Superman origin story? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 905

On this week's bonus episode, Ryan and Mike over-analyze the movie "Punch Drunk Love", and try to say it's actually Superman's origin story.   Join our mental health support and discussion group Help the show by rating & reviewing us on iTunes Find Us Website Facebook Twitter Instagram  Get Royalty Free Music Kevin Macleod Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/message

 #27 - Social Anxiety & Anger in Punch Drunk Love (Movie) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4214

Join our mental health support and discussion group Help the show by rating & reviewing us on iTunes The Show Mike embarrasses him self with an impersonation of Adam Sandler. The guys give a little background into how they pick their episodes and encourage anyone to join their mental health support group if they'd like to help pick new episodes.  Ryan and Mike go deep into the motivations behind Barry Egan's anger and social anxiety issues, which they believe have a lot to do with his upbringing, and especially the treatment he receives from his 7 sisters. Ryan gives us some examples of ways to deal with social anxiety including exposure therapy. Synopsis Today we are covering the 2002 film, Punch Drunk. Starring Adam Sandler as Barry Egan, Emily Watson as Lena Leonard, and Phillip seymour Hoffman as Dean Trumbell or Mattress Man.   Although susceptible to violent outbursts, bathroom supply business owner Barry Egan (Adam Sandler) is a timid and shy man by disposition, leading a lonely, uneventful life -- partly due to the constant berating he suffers from his seven sisters. However, several events transpire that shake up Egan's mundane existence, one of which is falling in love with one sister's co-worker, Lena Leonard (Emily Watson). But the romance is threatened when Egan falls victim to an extortionist.  Find Us Website Facebook Twitter Instagram  Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/message

 Bonus: Impressions and Accents Game Show | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1054

Join our mental health support and discussion group on Facebook Help the show by rating and reviewing on iTunes BONUS After hearing the Boston accent in Good Will Hunting, Mike and Ryan play a game and try to guess what accent or impression the other is attempting. It's very bad, and you can skip this and we won't be upset. Thanks. Find Us: Website Facebook Twitter Instagram  Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/message

 #26 - The Therapeutic Relationship in Good Will Hunting (Movie) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4017

Join our mental health support and discussion group Help the show by rating & reviewing us on iTunes Episode 26 The Therapeutic Relationship in Good Will Hunting Mike embarrasses him self with an impersonation of Robin Williams. It's very very bad. Ryan and Mike talk about Rapper Big Sean, and the backlash he has received for making his mental health public. The guy opine that we should start by believing someone as our first reaction, and rushing to judge someone is the opposite of where we should be headed.  The breakdown of Good Will Hunting gets interesting as Ryan and Mike's opinion on the portrayal of the Therapist, Sean, slightly differs. Mike longs for a more personal relationship with his Therapist, while Ryan notes the importance of the professional relationship and what the goals of Therapy are.  Synopsis Will Hunting (Matt Damon) has a genius-level IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. When he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, his talents are discovered by Professor Gerald Lambeau (Stellan Skarsgard), who decides to help the misguided youth reach his potential. When Will is arrested for attacking a police officer, Professor Lambeau makes a deal to get leniency for him if he will get treatment from therapist Sean Maguire (Robin Williams). Find Us Website Facebook Twitter Instagram  Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/message

 Bonus: Deleted Scenes - Instant Expert Edition | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1033

Join our mental health support and discussion group Help the show by reviewing us on iTunes Deleted Scenes: Instant Expert Edition We discussed how experts can sometimes get diagnosis wrong in our episode on John Green's Turtles All The Way Down. In the spirit of that conversation, we play a little game called Instant Expert. Find Us: Website Facebook Twitter Instagram Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/message

 #25 - Intrusive Thoughts in Turtles All The Way Down by John Green (Book) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3318

Join our mental health support and discussion group Help support the show by leaving a review on iTunes Episode 25 Intrusive Thoughts in Turtles All The Way Down by John Green     After Mike does a terrible impersonation of an angsty teenager, Ryan and Mike acknowledge that the theme of this book hits close to home for the both of them. They give us a heads up that the format of the show will be a little different, and they won't be doing a lighter 2nd half; there's too much to discuss about this spot on portrayal of intrusive thinking and OCD ( Obsessive Compulsive Disorder ).     They talk about the way Aza's obsessive thoughts are interrupting her daily life, and how she and those around her react to that. We get some further insight into Mike's battle with Depression and Bipolar Disorder, and the central reasons he attends Therapy on a continuing basis. We also find out that a whopping 94% of the US population report intrusive thoughts, and Ryan, even as a Therapist, is no exception. Synopsis     Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis.     Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.  Buy Turtles All The Way Down by John Green Find Us Website Facebook Twitter Instagram Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/message

 Bonus: Deleted Scenes - "I'm too old for this stuff" - Two grizzled cops take down mental health myths | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 416

Deleted Scenes In a scene from Mindhunter that didn't get airtime, two grizzled old veteran cops are way too old for common mental health myths Fund Us:  Pop Psych 101 Our Mental Health Support Group Facebook Twitter Instagram Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/message

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