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Pop Psych 101

Summary: In an effort to educate and normalize, two therapists, Ryan Engelstad and Hayley Roberts, talk candidly about mental health and illness through the lens of movies, music, books, and TV. Common pop culture mental health tropes are analyzed, and the accuracy of their portrayals are in question, for better or worse. PopPsych can be raw and real, and very serious; it can also be very funny. If we really want to normalize the conversation about mental health, then we need to start having real and normal conversations. S1: Ryan+Mike S2: Ryan's Solo Career S3: Ryan+Hayley Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/support

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 #69 Memory Loss in Memento | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3788

This week, Ryan and Hayley discuss the movie Memento. They play with the idea of how structure and order effect how memory is created and stored, as well as lost - particularly with regard to Anterograde Amnesia/Memory Loss.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/support

 #68 Psychopathy vs Sociopathy in The Undoing | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 4421

Hayley and Ryan break down the crisis experienced by therapist Grace Fraser, played by Nicole Kidman, and her family in this HBO series. We discuss the differences between psychopathy, sociopathy, and narcissism and why so many people are intrigued by true crime and mystery stories. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/support

 #67 Identity and Loss in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 4422

In this episode, therapists Ryan Englestad and Hayley Roberts discuss characters from the Disney+ series, Marvel's The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. They explore personal identities that the characters desire and grow into, as well as those that they want to escape, avoid, and change. We also look into social dynamics including privilege, power, and race and how those play into how the characters are perceived and perceive others. Ryan shares a fear of his own that he faced, and Hayley doesn't even try to hide her disgust for one of the show's characters. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/support

 #66 Narcissistic Abuse in Tangled | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 4097

Therapist Ryan Engelstad and psychologist Dr. Hayley Roberts discuss the themes of abuse and breaking abuse cycles in the Disney movie Tangled. We also break down our favorite (and surprisingly deep) songs from the movie. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/support

 #65 Existential Dread in Palm Springs | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3702

Dr. Hayley Roberts and therapist Ryan Engelstad talk about existential dread in the movie (on Hulu) Palm Springs.  We break down the mental health implications of being stuck in a time loop, and what we can learn from these characters that we can apply to being stuck in our own quarantine time loop. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/support

 #64 Attachment Trauma vs Autism Spectrum Disorder in The Queens Gambit | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 4050

Therapists Ryan Engelstad and Dr. Hayley Roberts discuss some common misconceptions about Autism Spectrum Disorder, why some people think Beth Harmon fits this diagnosis, why she doesn't, and where the true source of her struggles lies. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/support

 #63 Traumatic Grief and Loss in Wandavision | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3937

In this episode Ryan welcomes new co-host Dr. Hayley Roberts! We are thrilled to talk about the Disney+ series Wandavision.  We break down Wanda's losses and how traumatic grief differs from other forms of grief.  We analyze how effective superhero shows are at portraying complex mental health issues, and our hopes for these characters going forward. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/support

 #62 Addiction & Treatment Approaches in Bojack Horseman | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3564

In this episode I talk to comedian and podcaster Anthony Jeannot about the animated Netflix series Bojack Horseman.  We talk about how Bojack handles his addiction and treatment process and how much of the fictional rehabilitation center is based in real treatment approaches.  Check out Anthony's podcast! www.highbrowdrivel.com www.anthonyjeannot.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/support

 #61 Gratitude vs Anxiety in Big Mouth | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 4204

In this episode I talk with fellow improviser Mick about the Netflix animated series Big Mouth.  We talk about how each character is affected by Tito the anxiety mosquito in similar and different ways and how they use the power of gratitude to overcome their anxiety. Intro music by Arcane Anthems.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/support

 #60 Family Trauma in Little Fires Everywhere | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3078

In this episode I speak with fellow therapist and podcaster Patrice Nicole about Little Fires Everywhere. We talk about family trauma and the kind of support families need to cope. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/support

 Archways (Bonus Episode) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 479

In this short episode I experiment with a new format where I open up a random image (https://rb.gy/y7d9ee) and draw some mental health related connections.  If you liked this new format let me know on Twitter (@poppsych101) or via email at poppsych101@gmail.com.  I would love to hear your thoughts! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/support

 #59 Mental Health and Firefighting in Wildland | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2872

In this episode I had the privilege of talking with firefighter Shaun Pryor about the mental health challenges of being a firefighter.  We talked about the recent firefighting documentary Wildland and what its like to go from being a newly trained firefighter to being in the intense danger of a wildfire and what we can learn from how firefighter's cope with those challenges. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/support

 #58 Wrestling and Ego with Scottye Moore | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3425

In this episode I got to talk with Scotty who is attempting to break the world record for most number of podcast appearances in a calendar year.  We talked about some issues coming to the surface in the world of professional wrestling and how people can control their ego and maintain appropriate boundaries in their lives. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/support

 #57 - The Shawshank Redemption w/ Abigail (a Correctional Health Nurse) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3562

In this episode I talk with correctional nurse (and self described huge fan of Pop Psych 101) Abigail about The Shawshank Redemption.  We talk about mental health complications and treatment within correctional facilities and the reforms that have happened over the years. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/support

 #56 - Don't Think Twice with Tristan Miller | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3282

In this episode I am joined by actor and stand up comedian Tristan Miller to discuss the film Don't Think Twice. We discuss the world of improv comedy and how people cope with success, failure, and everything in between. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/support

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