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#15 - Addiction in Beautiful Boy (Movie)

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Bonus: Press Conference in the West Wing
Mike and Ryan have to figure out who they are, where they are, and why they are having a press conference based on clues given by the reporters in the audience. As you can see, Pop Psych 101 continues to deliver Grade A mental health podcast content.   See our website We have a Blog! Ryan always had a Blog! Join our support group Facebook Twitter Instagram Music from https://filmmusic.io: "In Your Arms" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Music from https://filmmusic.io: "In Your Arms" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
19:29
June 20, 2019
#35 - PTSD in Welcome To Marwen (Movie)
On April 8, 2000, Mark Hogancamp was attacked by five men and left for dead outside of a bar in Kingston, NY. After nine days in a coma, he awoke to find he had no memory of his previous adult life. He had to relearn how to eat, walk and write. When his state-sponsored rehabilitative therapies ran out, Mark took his recovery into his own hands. In his backyard, he created a new world entirely within his control - a 1:6 scale World War II town he named Marwencol. Using doll alter egos of his friends and family, his attackers and himself, Mark enacted epic battles and recreated memories, which he captured in strikingly realistic photographs. Those photos eventually caught the eye of the art world, which lead to a series of gallery exhibitions, the award-winning documentary "Marwencol," the acclaimed book "Welcome to Marwencol," and a new identity for a man once ridiculed for playing with dolls.  That's the true story. Today we are covering the 2018 Drama/Fantasy Movie, Welcome To Marwen Mike is out today and Christine Michelle from the Antidotes: Stories in Medicine podcast steps in like a hero to keep this mental health podcast rolling. Christine, a Nurse practitioner, for EMS and Army Medic and seen her fare share of PTSD. Ryan has also seen his fair share right in his office. They break down what life is like for Mark and the community around him from the movie Welcome To Marwen, and grade the accuracy of the movie as well as Steve Carell's performance. Antidotes: Stories in Medicine See our website We have a Blog! Ryan always had a Blog! Join our support group Facebook Twitter Instagram Music from https://filmmusic.io: "In Your Arms" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Music from https://filmmusic.io: "In Your Arms" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
1:10:32
June 17, 2019
#34 - Mental health and the presidency in The West Wing (TV Show)
Join our support and discussion group This week Mike gets a title upgrade and talks about how he is feeling. He is currently struggling and wants to be transparent about that in hopes that someone out there could find comfort knowing that someone feels the way they do.  Ryan and Mike talk about President Jed from The West Wing. He's having sleep problems and calls on a Psychiatrist to help solve the problem. There is a lot more at stake than his sleep issues, including overwhelming stress levels and even trauma from his relationship with his father. Find Us: Facebook Twitter Instagram Website Music: Kevin Macleod | Royalty Free Music 
52:19
June 3, 2019
Bonus: Heads Up with Game of Thrones
Join our support and discussion group We play a game of heads up with the characters from Game of Thrones. As usual, Mike is much worse at this than Ryan Find Us: Facebook Twitter Instagram Website Music: Kevin Macleod | Royalty Free Music 
08:45
May 30, 2019
#33 - Family Dynamics in Game of Thrones (TV Series)
Join our support and discussion group Now that the dust has settled from the series finale of the biggest show on earth, we decided it was the perfect time to take a look at Westeros. We take on our biggest episode yet and cover the Family Dynamics of the HBO series, Game of Thrones. We look in to the houses of Tully, Baratheon, Stark, Lannister, and Targaryen. We break down the house words and their implications on the attitudes and actions of those that live by them.  We also set aside a special piece just for Jon Snow Find Us: Facebook Twitter Instagram Website Music: Kevin Macleod | Royalty Free Music 
1:25:33
May 28, 2019
Bonus: Mental Health News
Join our support and discussion group Ryan has some mental health news he'd like to share. Mike reacts News Stories: Psilocybin, or "magic mushrooms" researched seeking clinical potential in treatment for mental health conditions Companies begin to offer employees a mental health break Burger King offering "Real Meals", because meals/people aren't always happy. Find Us: Facebook Twitter Instagram Website Music: Kevin Macleod | Royalty Free Music
13:48
May 23, 2019
#32 - The Gang Gets Analyzed in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (TV Show)
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
1:07:06
May 20, 2019
Bonus: Two Truths, One Deception
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
20:02
May 16, 2019
#31 - "So You're Dating A Murderer" in Netflix's You (Series)
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
56:51
May 13, 2019
Bonus: The College ABC's
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
11:06
May 9, 2019
#30 - ADHD Controversies in Netflix's Take Your Pills (Documentary)
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
49:08
May 6, 2019
Bonus: Speak With Kazoos
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 
18:24
May 2, 2019
#29 - Finding Your Voice in Speak: The Graphic Novel
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
59:13
April 29, 2019
#28 - Autism & Caretaking in Rain Man (Movie)
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
58:12
April 15, 2019
Bonus: Is "Punch Drunk Love" actually a Superman origin story?
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
15:05
April 11, 2019
#27 - Social Anxiety & Anger in Punch Drunk Love (Movie)
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 
1:10:14
April 8, 2019
Bonus: Impressions and Accents Game Show
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 
17:34
April 4, 2019
#26 - The Therapeutic Relationship in Good Will Hunting (Movie)
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 
1:06:57
April 1, 2019
Bonus: Deleted Scenes - Instant Expert Edition
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
17:13
March 28, 2019
#25 - Intrusive Thoughts in Turtles All The Way Down by John Green (Book)
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
55:18
March 25, 2019
Bonus: Deleted Scenes - "I'm too old for this stuff" - Two grizzled cops take down mental health myths
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
06:56
March 21, 2019
#24 - Psychopathy VS. Sociopathy in Mindhunter (Netflix Series)
Episode 24 Psychopathy VS. Sociopathy in Netflix’s Mindhunter Mike and Ryan offer opinions on the glorification of serial killers in pop culture. They look at psychopathy and sociopathy through the lens of Netlfix's Mindhunter and strive to breakdown the how and why for people with Anti Social Personality Disorder. Mike and Ryan end up in a debate about whether or not, Holden Ford, is a sociopath.  Synopsis: Today, we are covering The Netflix series, Mindhunter. Based on the real-life work of former FBI Agent John Douglas. Starring Jonathan Groff as Holden Ford, Holt McCallany as Bill Tench and Anna Torv as Dr Wendy Carr  Set in the late 1970’s, Holden Ford, a hostage negotiator for the FBI, is put out to pasture and assigned the Job of teaching Cops around the country about criminal motive, with agent Bill Tench. While traveling the country, Ford’s curiosity surrounding the psyche of what he calls “sequence killers”, gets the best of him. Under the nose of his superiors, Ford starts interviewing, Ed Kemper, a man who is serving a life sentence for indescribable crimes. Ford believes he is learning valuable information that could help the FBI solve similar crimes and save lives. His partner Bill begrudgingly goes along with him, but eventually sees the same importance in the interviews as Ford does. As the FBI embraces the program, Ford, Tench and their outside consultant, Dr Wendy Carr are able to interview several of these “Sequence Killers”, and build the foundation for modern serial-killer profiling. Find Us: Pop Psych 101 Our Mental Health Support Group Facebook Twitter Instagram
52:36
March 18, 2019
#23 - Identity & Shame in Hannah Gadsby's Nanette (Netflix Stand-Up Comedy Special)
  Episode 23 Identity and Shame in Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette Ryan and Mike pause a moment to acknowledge that they are in fact straight white males, and being so, have a limited and possibly narrow perspective on this particular subject. They hope their perspectives as a Therapist and a mental health advocate can offer something to the conversation. Inspired by this raw and real performance by Hannah Gadsby, Ryan and Mike look at the theme of identity; who we see ourselves as--and are we ok with how others see us? The other theme that strikes them is shame as a result of our feeling of identity. Hannah, gives us a first hand, and very real view into these themes, and like all the issues and themes on Pop Psych 101 they need understanding. Ryan, offers up some embarrassing moments from his childhood that helped shape him into the man he grew to be. Mike talk about goobers. Synopsis: In the 2018 Netflix comedy special Nanette, comedian Hannah Gadsby starts out her set with fairly standard jokes about coming out as a lesbian and what it was like for her growing up in Tasmania.  She shares important lessons we can learn from art history and whether or not creativity means you must suffer. Over the course of her special however, she begins to acknowledge that these self deprecating jokes are insufficient in letting her tell and fully take care of her story. She shares the stark reality of what it was like for her in coming out and how she was treated and ultimately abused several times over the course of her life, just for being herself.  She challenges the audience to sit with their own tension and to not let anger or laughter cover it up. As a result, Hannah admits she needs to quit comedy as it doesn't allow her to fully embrace and deal with her trauma. Find Us: Pop Psych 101 Join our support group Facebook Twitter Instagram Hannah Gadsby: Follow Hannah Gadsby on Twitter
57:10
March 11, 2019
Bonus: Deleted Scenes - "You Might Be A Drew-Dad"
To highlight our awareness of the shortcomings displayed by the character Drew in the Movie Tully, Mike and Ryan do some stand-up comedy, and lay into him a little bit. Find Us:  Pop Psych 101 Twitter Facebook Instagram
11:12
March 7, 2019
#22 - Postpartum Depression in Tully (Movie)
  Episode 22 Postpartum Depression in Tully In This Episode Mike is back! Bringing out the cavalry  Breakdown of the specifics of postpartum depression as seen in Tully Bri and Jenn break down Tully in detail Synopsis Today, we are covering the 2018 film, Tully. Starring: Charlize Theron as Marlo and Mackenzie Davis as Tully Marlo is a New York suburbanite who's about to give birth to her third child. Her husband, Drew, is loving and works hard, but remains clueless about the demands that motherhood puts on his wife. When the baby is born, Marlo's wealthy brother sees her becoming overwhelmed and hires a nighttime nanny named Tully to help his sister handle the stress. Hesitant at first, Marlo soon learns to appreciate all that Tully does -- forming a special bond with her new, lifesaving friend.   Find Us: www.poppsych101.com Facebook Instagram Twitter
1:00:00
March 4, 2019
Bonus: Deleted Scenes - Emotional Roller Coaster with Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust
Deleted Scenes Another bit of fun for us here at Pop Psych 101. This time, Ryan sends Mike through a literal emotional roller coaster. Mike has to tell his story as if one of the emotions from the movie Inside Out were running his control board. Find Us: Pop Psych 101 Twitter Facebook Instagram Email Music  "Reign" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ 
10:23
February 28, 2019
#21 - Childhood Depression in Inside Out (Movie)
Childhood Depression in Inside Out Episode 21 In This Episode: Special Guest Mxiety  Breakdown of the emotions in the film Inside Out Over analyzing the portrayal of memories in the film Inside Out as it relates to PTSD Synopsis:  Do you ever look at someone and wonder what's going on inside their head? Well we get to see what's going on inside the head of 11 year old Riley Anderson as she copes with growing up and later on moving from Minnesota to San Fransisco when her father accepts a new job. Inside Riley's head we see her emotions play out, including Joy, Sadness, Anger, Disgust, and Fear.  After moving to San Fransisco, things start to go downhill for Riley when Joy and Sadness accidentally get sucked out of headquarters and Riley is left to fend for herself with only fear, anger, and disgust to guide her. Joy and sadness travel through Riley's long term memories and different islands of personality, learning a lot about each other along the way. They race against the clock to try to prevent Riley from making the impulsive decision to run away from home.  As Joy, with Riley's imaginary friend Bing Bong recognize how important sadness is to Riley getting the help she needs, they overcome incredible odds, and Riley's memory dump to get back to headquarters and save Riley from making a terrible decision.  Find Us: Pop Psych 101 Join Our Support Group Facebook Instagram Twitter Find Mxiety: www.mxiety.com Mxiety's Twitter Mxiety's Instagram Mxiety's Facebook
1:02:32
February 25, 2019
Bonus: Deleted Scenes - Jackson Maine & Ally in a Scene Unseen (cut from episode 20)
Jackson Maine & Ally in a Scene Unseen This was cut from Episode 20 - Codependency in A Star Is Born for time and because of silliness.  Ryan and Mike wish they had seen the character Ally in a group session with Jackson while he was in rehab. Since they didn't get to see that, they have re-created what they think would have happened had the movie shown us this scene.   Find Us: www.poppsych101.com Facebook Instagram Twitter Music Credits: "Killers", "Montauk Point" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Montauk Point" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
07:04
February 21, 2019
#20 - Codependency in A Star Is Born (Movie)
  Episode 20 Codependency in A Star Is Born In This Episode: Pop Psych’s musical background Breakdown of codependent relationships through the lens of A Star Is Born Over analyzing the song “Shallow” by Lady Gaga Note: Song use and royalties through The Real Life Radio Station on Dash Radio Synopsis Today, we are covering the 2018 film, A Star Is Born. Starring: Lady Gaga as Ally and Bradley Cooper as Jackson Maine Jackson Maine is a famous musician who drinks. Those are the two things he knows about himself. Until he meets Ally, an undiscovered talent who he falls for almost instantly. Her voice and soul speak to him and take up  part of the void he has been filling with drugs and alcohol. Most of his adult life, his older brother has been picking him up when he falls down, and now it’s ally’s turn. When her career takes off, his void seems to grow deeper and Jack drinks himself to the bottom of the bottle. After a stint in rehab, it looks like it’s possible that he could finally find some peace with himself and love Ally with no barriers. Tragically, Jack, in a vulnerable state, Jack is lead to believe that he is a burden to Ally and he should get out of her life. He’s never not had someone to pick him up when he is down, and doesn’t see a way out this time, and makes the ultimate decision. The gut-wrenching irony is that in the aftermath of Jack’s death, Ally is left to pick up the pieces.    Find Us: www.poppsych101.com Facebook Instagram Twitter Music Credits: "Killers", "Montauk Point" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Montauk Point" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
1:00:00
February 18, 2019
Bonus: Deleted Scenes - Will Mike Marry Jim Carrey?
Based off our episode "#19 - Couples Counseling in Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind" Ryan names some of Jim Carrey's most iconic roles, and Mike must react how he would imagine being in a relationship with that character.  Find Us: www.poppsych101.com Facebook Instagram Twitter Music Credits: "Hidden Agenda" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
12:22
February 14, 2019
#19 - Couples Counseling in Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (Movie)
  Episode 19 Couples Counseling in Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind In This Episode: In their 1st Valentine’s Day Special, Mike and Ryan both share how they each proposed to their wives We breakdown Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and use Joel and Clementine as examples of when and how to seek couples counseling.  Unpopular Opinions: Mike and Ryan debate on whether or not Soul Mates exist. Synopsis: Today, on our Valentine’s Day Special, we are covering the 2004 film, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Starring Jim Carrey as Joel Barish and Kate Winslet as Clementine Kruczynski Clementine, meet Joel.  Joel, meet Clementine. Joel and Clementine meet in a usual way, but their connection is instant and intimate.  Clementine is fierce, outspoken and impulsive. While Joel, is awkward, reserved, and cautious. They are two sides of the same coin.  Almost inseparable from their first words spoken, they spend years creating beautiful and special moments together; each one placed in it’s own little file and stored away for safekeeping. But this isn’t a fairy tale. Those warm moments turn into fiery confrontations. Resentment, boredom, and neglect turn them into strangers, and soon, Clementine makes a decision that she would soon forget Using a technology that erases specific memories, Clementine and Joel choose to erase the memories of each other. Joel finds terrible regret in his mind as he loses his love, and tries everything in his power to save what he has left of Clementine. It doesn’t work. With both Joel and Clementine’s memories of each other wiped clean, they meet in a usual way, but their connection is instant and intimate. Joel, meet Clementine. Clementine, meet Joel.    Find Us: Pop Psych 101 Facebook Twitter Instagram Music Credits: "Killers", "Montauk Point" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Immersed" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
56:35
February 11, 2019
Bonus: Deleted Scenes - Tidying Up With Obi Wan, Hermione, and Woody
Trying some new stuff to break up some of the heavy subjects we talk about. Being that Ryan does Improv in real life, he introduces it to Mike for the first time.  Find Us: www.poppsych101.com Facebook Instagram Twitter
12:16
February 7, 2019
#18 - Hoarding in Tidying Up With Marie Kondo (Netflix Series)
Episode 18 In This Episode: Ryan gives his thoughts on a Dr. Zwig, who makes some serious claims about mental health and whether or not they are a “disease” We breakdown Tidying up, and look at the reasons why people hold onto things, as well as a thorough look into Mrs Kondo herself Over Analyzing with Ryan: Ryan over analyzes the rooms in our homes and relates them to our personal mental health, and self care. Synopsis: Today, we are covering the Netflix series, “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo”.  Marie Kondo, a Japanese organizing consultant and author has taken the world by storm. Named one of Time’s most influential people in 2015, Marie wrote the book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying-Up”. Which has been a best seller in Japan and Europe, as well as being published in the United States.  Marie teaches the KonMari method of organizing, a method of gathering all belongings together by category and lumping them in a pile to get a full view of what you really have. She does not emphasize throwing items away, instead she encourages to keep that which sparks joy in your life, and to get rid of the things that do not. Now, with Marie in the United States, going to family homes that are bogged down by clutter, we start to connect with the families she is helping. we might find ourselves understanding where their clutter came from, and why it’s so hard to let go. What’s framed as a series to simply show people how to tidy up, ends up being a documentation of the families, their homes, their lives, and their motivation to hold on.    Find Us: Pop Psych 101 Facebook Twitter Instagram Music Credits:  "Killers", "Montauk Point" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Montauk Point" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
55:29
February 4, 2019
Bonus: Deleted Scenes - Mike Reacts To Therapist Horror Stories
 A Deleted scene from episode 017, Coping With Illnes in 50/50, Ryan and Mike tried a new segment out called "Mike Reacts". This time, Ryan reads Therapist horror stories to Mike and Mike...well her reacts to them. Very simple. Cut for time and newness? Social: Pop Psych 101 Facebook Mental Health Chat Group    Facebook Instagram Twitter Podcast: All Major Podcast Apps on iOS & Android Radio: Radio Provider: Dash Radio Station: Real Life Radio Station When: M-F 7PM PST Dash Radio is installed in all GM, Ford and Tesla vehicles and is a free Satellite service If you do not have Dash installed in your car, you can download their App for free on iOS and Android Credits: created by: RYAN ENGELSTAD produced by: MIKE GRAHAM Music Credits: "Killers" & "Inner Light" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)  Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
07:07
January 30, 2019
#17 - Coping With Illness in 50/50 (Movie)
Episode 17 Coping With Illness in 50/50 In The Show: Up Top: What is a mental health day? The Try Guys from Buzzfeed are taking a Mental Health Break. That gets the guys asking: What exactly is a Mental Health Break? Breakdown: Talking about how Adam copes with his Cancer diagnosis in 50/50, and the reality of what that looks like in real life. Also, what and how should family and friends react? Ratings: Ryan rates 50/50 a 4 out of 5 Weed Macaroons for accuracy of the portrayal. Mike rate this movie as AWESOME with a 5 out of 5 stars. Mike is a terrible movie reviewer. Synopsis: Today, we are covering the 2011 film 50/50 Starring Joseph Gordon Levitt as Adam, Seth Rogen as his Best friend, Kyle, Bryce Dallas Howard as Rachael , the estranged girlfriend, and Anna Kendrick as Katie the Therapist-in-training tasked with counseling Adam. Adam, a quiet, straight-laced, public radio journalist is a pretty content kind-of-guy. He loves his job. His best friend Kyle, though horribly obnoxious and inappropriate, is a good person and a genuine friend. His Mom, as overbearing as she can be, loves him dearly, and he just gave his artist girlfriend, Rachael, her own drawer at his house. Things are looking good for Adam! That is, until he is diagnosed with cancer. Adam had been experiencing intermittent back pain for awhile, and receives some abrupt news from his Doctor that he has a pretty rare form of cancer in his spine and needs to begin treatment immediately. Adam seems almost lost as he learns that the survival rate for his type and stage of cancer is only 50/50 The response from friends and family of the news is a little overwhelming for Adam. Kyle has no filter and just blurts all the wrong things out, his Mom annoys him with her constant worry, and his girlfriend suddenly moves in to take care of him, only to move out after she is caught cheating on him. Feeling like he needs another outlet to cope with the news of his sickness, Adam seeks counseling from a young Therapist who is training at the hospital that is treating him. We watch as Adam goes through the pain and sickness caused by Chemo. We see the color drain from his face as his cancer progresses. We see him being afraid and angry and heartbroken. Adam is saved when the cancer is surgically removed from his spine. When the credits roll, we are left wondering, "how would I handle that?" Social: Pop Psych 101 Facebook Mental Health Chat Group    Facebook Instagram Twitter Podcast: All Major Podcast Apps on iOS & Android Radio: Radio Provider: Dash Radio Station: Real Life Radio Station When: M-F 7PM PST Dash Radio is installed in all GM, Ford and Tesla vehicles and is a free Satellite service If you do not have Dash installed in your car, you can download their App for free on iOS and Android Credits: created by: RYAN ENGELSTAD produced by: MIKE GRAHAM Music Credits: "Killers" & "Inner Light" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)  Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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January 28, 2019
#16 - Major Depressive Disorder in Frozen's Elsa (Character)
Episode 16 Major Depressive Disorder in Frozen's Elsa (Character) // Episode 016 Intro: Mike and Ryan talk about the reaction to the recent Gillette Razor AD about Men's responsibilities. They discuss the reaction from supporters of the ad, who are against toxic masculinity, and reactions from dissenters, who feel it's an attack on Men.  Body: Keeping in mind that this character was not intended to portray depression, it is taken into account that it is commonly accepted that a metaphor for it is present in Elsa. The guys breakdown the accuracy of the portrayal of Major Depressive Disorder in the character Elsa, for better or worse. Unpopular Opinions: In this week's special segment, Ryan and Mike do Unpopular Opinions, where Ryan proposes a wild opinion and Mike is forced to take the opposite stance, and try to defeat Ryan in a debate. Ryan decides that Elsa's parents are the worst parents in Disney Movie history, while Mike says he think it's actually George Darling from Peter Pan.  Ratings: Ryan - 3 of 5 Warm Hugs for accuracy Mike - 3 of 5 Stars for awesomeness Synopsis: "Today we are covering the character Elsa, from the 2013 Disney EPIC ADVENTURE, Frozen.  Princess Elsa, the heir to the throne of Arendelle, is born with magical freezing powers. She spends her childhood openly using her special abilities to play games and go on adventures with her younger, and only sister Anna. In a tragic accident, Elsa nearly kills Anna with one of her patented ICE blasts while playing. Anna is only saved when she is rushed to to see Grand Pabbie Troll.  Grand Pabbie tells Elsa's parents, that he must remove Anna's memories of Elsa's magic. He warns them that Elsa's powers will grow, and that fear could cause her to lose control.  Elsa, heartbroken and guilty over what she feels she has done to her sister, begins to seclude herself and hide her gifts. When her Parents are suddenly killed during a storm at sea, Elsa goes even further into Isolation. When Elsa comes of Age she is crowned Queen of Arendelle. Overcome with the stress and pressure of the public eye, Elsa sends Arendelle into an endless winter and exiles herself from her own home.  Anna, fights to get Elsa back, but is struck in the heart with yet another, even MORE powerful ice blast. BUT! Through the power of love, Elsa overcomes her fears, returns to Arendelle, saves Anna, and brings the warmest of summers back to the land." Starring: Elsa: Idina Menzel Anna: Kristen Bell Olaf: Josh Gad Kristoff: Jonathan Groff Duke: Alan Tudyk Hans: Santino Fontana Pop Psych 101 Website Facebook → Instagram → Twitter → @PopPsych101 Facebook Mental Health Chat Group →   Facebook Instagram Twitter created by: RYAN ENGELSTAD producer: MIKE GRAHAM 
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January 21, 2019
Bonus: Deleted Scenes - Over-Analyzing with Ryan, The Dark Office Edition
Deleted Scene From Addiction in Beautiful Boy | Over-analyzing With Ryan: The Dark Office Edition  On the cutting room floor from this week's episode, Addiction in Beautiful Boy, is a segment we call "Over-Analyzing With Ryan" He dives WAY TOO deep into the dark implications of the actors chosen in beautiful boy and their correlation with the characters they played in the hit TV show, The Office. ◘◘ Pop Psych 101  Facebook → Instagram → Twitter → @PopPsych101 Facebook Mental Health Chat Group  Facebook Instagram Twitter ◘◘ Pop Psych 101 is now a Radio Show on Dash Satellite as well as a Podcast Radio Provider: Dash Radio Station: Real Life Radio Station When: M-F 7PM PST Dash Radio is installed in all GM, Ford and Tesla vehicles and is a free Satellite service If you do not have Dash installed in your car, you can download their App for free on iOS and Android Dash Radio ◘◘ Credits: created by: RYAN ENGELSTAD produced by: MIKE GRAHAM ◘◘ Music Credits: Phantoms From Space Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)  Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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January 16, 2019
#15 - Addiction in Beautiful Boy (Movie)
Episode 15 Addiction in Beautiful Boy Coming off an intense episode about eating disorder, Ryan and Mike jump right back into to the intensity with an episode about addiction. Not only is the subject of addiction one of the most intense mental health issues, but the movie Beautiful boy in itself is also an intense look into addiction. Ryan, having spent 6 years, previously as an addiction specialist, has since moved on from that field for many reasons, but his knowledge in this area is broad and his insight is a very important look into the therapist side of the addiction recovery process. Mike is fascinated.  ◘◘ Pop Psych 101 Facebook → Instagram → Twitter → @PopPsych101 Facebook Mental Health Chat Group  Facebook Instagram Twitter ◘◘ Pop Psych 101 is now a Radio Show on Dash Satellite as well as a Podcast Radio Provider: Dash Radio Station: Real Life Radio Station When: M-F 7PM PST Dash Radio is installed in all GM, Ford and Tesla vehicles and is a free Satellite service If you do not have Dash installed in your car, you can download their App for free on iOS and Android Dash Radio ◘◘ Credits: created by: RYAN ENGELSTAD produced by: MIKE GRAHAM ◘◘ Music Credits: Killers Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)  Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Perspectives Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)  Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Odyssey From Space Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)  Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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January 14, 2019
#14 - Anorexia Nervosa in Netflix's To The Bone (Movie)
Episode 14 Anorexia Nervosa in Netflix's To The Bone  Eating disorders--a subject that hits close to home for Pop Psych 101. Mike, gives a little background to his personal experience with an eating disorder, while Ryan explains that sometimes these symptoms can pair with mood disorders as a way for a person to gain some control where they might feel as if they have none.  Ryan and Mike go deep into "To The Bone", a Netflix special, starring Lily Collins, based on true events surrounding a battle with Anorexia. To The Bone, is as intense a look into treatment as any pop culture they've looked at to date, even if the ending is a little too packaged for Ryan's taste.  Ryan and Mike answer listener questions about bulimia, binge eating disorder, and go over what an anorexic person would look like in real life, as far as symptoms.   Find Us: Pop Psych 101 Facebook Twitter Instagram ◘◘ Pop Psych 101 is now a Radio Show on Dash Satellite as well as a Podcast Radio Provider: Dash Radio Station: Real Life Radio Station When: M-F 7PM PST Dash Radio is installed in all GM, Ford and Tesla vehicles and is a free Satellite service If you do not have Dash installed in your car, you can download their App for free on iOS and Android www.dashradio.com ◘◘ Credits: created by: RYAN ENGELSTAD produced by: MIKE GRAHAM ◘◘ Music Credits: Killers Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)  Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Perspectives Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)  Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ 
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January 7, 2019
#13 - Play Therapy in Mary Poppins (Musical)
Episode 13 Play Therapy in Walt Disney's 1964 Classic, Mary Poppins. Ryan and Mike open up with a discussion about SNL cast member, Pete Davidson, his recent alarming Instagram posts, and the deletion of his social media accounts. Mike tells the story of the rage he directed at a few strangers due to their lack of sympathy to sufferers of mental illness and the words they used to describe, Davidson. Mike, wants people to know that he did not handle that situation properly They move on and talk about the relationship Mary Poppins has with the Banks family, and the parallels between the film and "Play Therapy"; a type of therapy used to engage children and learn better family dynamics.  They have a new segment called "Unpopular Opinions", where Ryan and Mike take opposite stances on an unpopular opinion about a topic and debate. Ryan decides, Dick Van Dyke's character, Bert, is a better intervention for the Banks family than Mary Poppins. Mike loses almost immediately.   Find Us: Pop Psych 101 Facebook Twitter Instagram ◘◘ Pop Psych 101 is now a Radio Show on Dash Satellite as well as a Podcast Radio Provider: Dash Radio Station: Real Life Radio Station When: M-F 7PM PST Dash Radio is installed in all GM, Ford and Tesla vehicles and is a free Satellite service If you do not have Dash installed in your car, you can download their App for free on iOS and Android www.dashradio.com ◘◘ Credits: created by: RYAN ENGELSTAD produced by: MIKE GRAHAM ◘◘ Music Credits: Killers Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)  Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Music Credits: Hero Down Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)  Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Dreamy Flashback Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)  Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ◘◘
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December 31, 2018
#12 - Chronic Embitterment in The Muppet Christmas Carol (Movie)
Episode 12 Continuing our streak of Christmas and Holiday episodes, Ryan and Mike break down Scrooge Syndrome / Chronic Embitterment, otherwise known as Post Traumatic Embitterment Disorder. To keep things light, they look at this Mental Health issue through the movie "The Muppet Christmas Carol". The psychology behind Charles Dickens famous character is fascinating, and important to understand and empathize with anyone in our lives that reflect this attitude. They talk a little bit about their new found reach to the nation, after signing on to broadcast on Dash Satellite Radio. Another segment of "Over-analyzing with Ryan" reveals deep theories about the possibility of Charles Dickens being the Father of modern talk therapy instead of Sigmund Freud who is widely considered to have pioneered psychoanalysis. Quotes from the Movie: Ghost of Christmas Present: If he's like to die, he better do it and decrease the surplus population. Tiny Tim: God bless us everyone. Ebenezer Scrooge: It's all humbug, I tell you. Ebenezer Scrooge: There's more of gravy than of grave in you.   Find Us: Pop Psych 101 Facebook Twitter Instagram  Music Credits:  Killers Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Music Credits: Perspectives Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Phantom From Space Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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December 17, 2018
#11 - Surviving The Holidays: Listener Questions Answered (Christmas Special)
Episode 11 One Therapist and One Patient answer listener questions about handling Holiday issues and stress. In this Christmas Special, Mike and Ryan announce some very big news for Pop Psych 101, and the reach of their voice. They ask each other questions about their own personal Holiday experiences, and answer some very heavy questions from their Mental Health Chat Group (Link Below). Then they have another round of "Over-analyzing With Ryan: Christmas Cheese Edition", where Ryan reads cheesy quotes from the movies, The Polar Express, Deck The Halls, Home Alone, and Elf.   Find Us: Pop Psych 101 Facebook Twitter Instagram Music Credits:  Killers Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ◘◘ Music Credits: Perspectives Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Deck The Halls Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Up On The Roof Top Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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December 10, 2018
#10 - Fakers in Ferris Bueller's Day Off (Movie)
Episode 10 This week, Therapist Ryan Engelstad and Producer Mike Graham, breakdown the accuracy of the portrayal of Malingering (Faking Sick) in the Movie Ferris Bueller's Day off; Directed by John Hughes and Starring Matthew Broderick. Happy to finally be covering an actual comedy we try to keep the episode light. However, being that this subject was picked because of a real life situation, Ryan tries to be direct and explain the why and how of Faking it.   Find Us: Pop Psych 101 Facebook Twitter Instagram Music Credits:  Killers Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ // Hero Down Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ // Happy Happy Game Show Down Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
57:00
December 3, 2018
#9 - Psychiatric Hospitalization in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (Movie)
Episode 9 An exciting day for Pop Psych 101. We have our first guest-host, Christine, EMT turned Nurse Practitioner, and Host of the popular Podcast, Antidotes: Stories In Medicine, is joining us to talk about one of the great films in movie history, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest. With insight from Christine and Ryan, we breakdown the myths surrounding Psychiatric Hospitalization, and actually give RP Murphy, a diagnosis fitting for real life; Anti Social Personality Disorder. Mental Health and Mental Health hospitals are important topics for a film like this to get right. There are a lot of accurate portrayals in this film, but one that we decide is just not based in reality, is the portrayal of Nurse Ratched. Mike remains fascinated.    Find Us: Pop Psych 101 Facebook Twitter Instagram Music Credits:  Killers Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ◘◘ Music Credits: Hero Down Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ------- Available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Castbox, Podbean, Overcast, TuneIn, Acast, Radio Public, Breaker, Pocket Casts
59:56
November 26, 2018
#8 - Grief in Stan Lee's Spider-Man (Character)
Episode 8 In honor and in reflection of Stan Lee's passing we take a look at a common trope within superhero comics and movies: Grief. While many people throughout the world publicly grieve for this loss, we breakdown Stan Lee's favorite creation and character, Spider-Man, who's stories of grief are weaved throughout the many iterations of our neighborhood friend. This episode has a somber tone, but it is an important message to deliver and the insight and information from Ryan is not only helpful, but incredible. A different take on mental health, we look into the psychology and how to approach the 5 stages of grief, and hopefully get to acceptance. Mike is fascinated   Find Us: Pop Psych 101 Facebook Twitter Instagram Music Credits:  Killers Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ◘◘ Music Credits: ReAwakening Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
53:39
November 19, 2018
#7 - Paranoid Schizophrenia in A Beautiful Mind (Movie)
Episode 7 In this episode Mike and Ryan talk about their trip to meet each other for the first time at Anchor podcast lab in New York City! They go on to address the movie of the week which is A Beautiful Mind. Mike has a lot of questions about whether what was portrayed in the movie was accurate or more for dramatic effect when it comes to schizophrenia. Ryan talks about the diagnosis of schizophrenia, what it looks like, how it is treated, and its impact on the person suffering from delusions and hallucinations and their family. Ryan shares some background information about how the real life John Nash felt about how he was portrayed in the movie and how accurate the symptoms he experienced were portrayed. Mike and Ryan talk about psychiatric hospitalization and medication and how we have come a long way in regards to treatment from the times shown in the movie. Ryan discusses the high pressure environment of Princeton University and how these environments can contribute to people normalizing poor self care and irrational behavior.   Find Us: Pop Psych 101 Facebook Twitter Instagram   Music Credits:  Killers Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Music Credits: Perspectives Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
55:53
November 12, 2018
#6 - PTSD in The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (Book)
Episode 6 This week is The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, a Novel by Stephen Chbosky. We have realized that all of our episodes tend to take on the feeling of the media we happen to be covering that week; this one is no different. We cover PTSD ( Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ) in the Novel by Stephen Chbosky: The Perks Of Being A Wallflower Deep, intense and always serious for this episode, Ryan and Mike break down what PTSD really is, and how a Therapist, like Ryan, goes about treatment. We learn what kinds of Trauma can create PTSD in a mind, and how recalling those events (triggers) can take a real, and sometimes ugly toll on those that experience this kind of Mental Health Issue Ryan gives us some insider knowledge into treatment, focusing on the method known as EMDR. Ryan shares a story from his past that has some triggers for him as an adult, and how he has learned to use these methods to see his own personal patterns, and make a change to learn and grow from his experiences, both while participating in EMDR training, and the revelations that the training revealed to him. Mike is talking sometimes.   Find Us: Pop Psych 101 Facebook Twitter Instagram  Music Credits:  Killers Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Music Credits: Perspectives Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
56:05
November 5, 2018
#5 - Phobias in Stephen King's IT (Movie / TV Mini-Series)
Episode 5 Halloween Special 2018 | Phobias in Stephen King's IT  Ryan and Mike cover Phobias from the 2017 adaptation of Stephen King's IT, as well as some inspiration from the '90s mini-series. They talk about their appreciation for all of the emails and messages they have received from listeners and recount stories about their own personal phobias. Ryan discusses what entails a specific phobia diagnosis and what the treatment options might be for someone struggling with this diagnosis. Mike and Ryan then mix it up this week by playing “Do You Knowbia That Phobia,” an “It” based phobia guessing game of Mike’s own invention. As usual, Ryan rates on a 1 - 5 (clown shoes) scale for accuracy, and Mike rates for entertainment.   Find Us: Pop Psych 101 Facebook Twitter Instagram   Music:  Kilers Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ // Perspectives Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ // Classic Horror 2 Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ // Evening of Chaos Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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October 29, 2018
#4 - Suicide & Intervention in 13 Reasons Why (Netflix Series)
Episode 4 13 Reasons Why, a teenage drama centered around a suicide and it's direct effect on the community and the high school in that community, created huge opinions around the nation about it's portrayal of suicide & intervention, or lack thereof. Ryan and Mike dissect and explain what's going on in the show, while informing what to look for in real life when someone is considering taking their own life. Mike tends to have very strong opinions about this particular TV Series, and it takes Ryan's years of experience as a Therapist to really shed an impartial light on a very graphic depiction.   Find Us: Pop Psych 101 Facebook Twitter Instagram Music Credits:  Killers Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)  Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ------- Odyssey Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)  Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ------- Perspectives Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)  Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ // Disclaimer: All sound bytes and images used by Pop Psych 101 are used entirely for educational and review purposes under the "Fair Use Act". They do not claim these works as their own.
1:05:48
October 22, 2018
#3 - Bi Polar Disorder in Silver Linings Playbook (Movie)
Episode 3 This episode was recorded during Mental Health Awareness week, so the guys picked, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, a movie that hits home for Mike, as he also is diagnosed Bi Polar.  Mike spends the first part of the episode stumbling over his words and struggling to keep focus. Ryan, the Therapist he is, points out that Mike is having real feelings, and is possibly triggered by the depiction of Mania by Bradley Cooper's Character, Pat.  We learn a lot about Mike's personal struggles this week, and dive deep into the heart of what a Bi Polar person would be like in real life. Also, the therapist in this movie, Dr. Patel, becomes a big topic of discussion, and not always for the positive.  Join us, as we discover new thoughts we had about the portrayal of Bi Polar Disorder in this Movie that we weren't quite aware of before we pressed record. This week on Pop Psych 101  Find Us: Pop Psych 101 Facebook Twitter Instagram Music Credits:  Killers Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ // Odyssey Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ // Perspectives Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ // Disclaimer: All sound bytes and images used by Pop Psych 101 are used entirely for educational and review purposes under the "Fair Use Act". They do not claim these works as their own.
1:12:03
October 15, 2018
#2 - Schizoid Personality Disorder in Lars & The Real Girl (Movie)
Episode 2 Every Monday, Therapist Ryan Engelstad, and Producer Mike Graham, take an example from Pop Culture (i.e. Books, Movies, TV Shows) that features a Mental Health problem, and determine if the portrayal is accurate and something we can use as an example for those with questions or even curiosity, or if the depiction of the issue is exaggerated and just for entertainment.  Lars, played by actor, Ryan Gosling, has an obvious mental health issue in this movie, and Ryan (Engelstad, not Gosling) thinks it shows signs of Schizoid Personality Disorder. Personality disorders are complicated in that, the person with the disorder, is usually unaware. In "Lars and the Real Girl", Lars believes that a full-sized, plastic doll is a real person, and his girlfriend. Mike has a lot of questions as to the reality of Lars' delusion and how his family, and the community around him, reacts. Ryan and Mike talk a lot about finding support, and how people would actually react to this in real life. Also, they give us a bit about their backgrounds and how they met, and Mike lets the world know, that he is a sufferer of Mental Illness himself; a person diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder. Mike believes things are getting much easier as far as public opinion of Mental Health is concerned, but knows there is a lot of work to do, yet. It's Mental Health Awareness Week, and the goal of Pop Psych 101, is to aid in the conversation and help normalize it's discussion. As usual, to end the Episode, Ryan rates the portrayal of the Mental Health issue at hand on a scale of 1 to 5, using "Real Girls" as his rating system, this time. Mike rates the movie, as a movie, on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.  Find Us: Pop Psych 101 Facebook Twitter Instagram Music Credit:  Killers Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ -------
51:34
October 8, 2018
#1 - Dissociative Identity Disorder in Fight Club (Movie)
Episode 1 Therapist Ryan Engelstad, and Producer Mike Graham, premiere their new Mental Health Awareness Podcast ------- Pop Psych 101 takes a look at pop culture and it's portrayal of Mental Health issues in storytelling Mike and Ryan break down the mental illness being portrayed, and discuss it's accuracy to what it would be like in real life, versus the fantasy This episode, they review Fight Club, a movie that shows us an extreme case of Dissociative Identity Disorder. Ryan fills us in on the realities of what dissociation would actually be like, and decides if the story is exaggerated or true to real life instances of this disorder. Mike, is fascinated Find Us: Pop Psych 101 Facebook Twitter Instagram Music Credits:  Killers Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
33:42
October 1, 2018
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