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Pop Psych 101

By Ryan Engelstad

Pop Psych 101 is a weekly mental health podcast hosted by Therapist, Ryan Engelstad. In an effort to educate and normalize, he talks candidly about mental illness through the lens of books, movies and television. Common pop culture mental health tropes are analyzed, and the accuracy of their portrayals are in question, for better or worse. Pop Psych can be raw and real, and very serious, but it can also be very funny. If we really want to normalize the conversation on mental health, then we need to have real and normal conversations. New Episodes every week. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/support

  1. 1.
    #60 Family Trauma in Little Fires Everywhere09/08/2020
    51:18
  2. 2.
    Archways (Bonus Episode)09/02/2020
    7:59
  3. 3.
    #59 Mental Health and Firefighting in Wildland08/24/2020
    47:52
  4. 4.
    #58 Wrestling and Ego with Scottye Moore07/28/2020
    57:05
  5. 5.
    #57 - The Shawshank Redemption w/ Abigail (a Correctional Health Nurse)07/21/2020
    59:22
  6. 6.
    #56 - Don't Think Twice with Tristan Miller06/30/2020
    54:42
  7. 7.
    #55 - Mental Health Treatment in the Time of COVID - 1904/23/2020
    1:36:00
  8. 8.
    #54 - Cult Leaders and Followers in Tiger King04/15/2020
    47:39
  1. 9.
    #53 - Onward - Brotherhood and Social Support 04/08/2020
    38:14
  2. 10.
    52 - Butterbean's Cafe - Kid's TV discussion with my daughter04/02/2020
    26:51
  3. 11.
    + Holiday Opinion Generator12/17/2019
    29:15
  4. 12.
    #51 - Family Anxiety in This Is Us12/10/2019
    1:03:34
  5. 13.
    + Dad Jokes Are Always Funny11/25/2019
    11:35
  6. 14.
    #50 - Traumedies in Joker11/18/2019
    1:19:29
  7. 15.
    + Therapist: "and how do we feel about Therapist Memes?"11/11/2019
    20:33
  8. 16.
    #49 - The Great Depresh in Gary Gulman11/04/2019
    1:08:32
  9. 17.
    Special Event - Mental Health Avengers Assemble!10/30/2019
    1:39:16
  10. 18.
    + ...and Into the Forest I Go, to Lose My Mind and Find My Soul10/24/2019
    11:36
  11. 19.
    #48 - Munchausen By Proxy in Mommy Dead and Dearest10/21/2019
    1:04:22
  12. 20.
    #47 - Insane Creative Genius in The Devil and Daniel Johnston10/07/2019
    1:24:51
  13. 21.
    #46 - Grief & Family Dysfunction in Fleabag09/30/2019
    1:05:00
  14. 22.
    + When We Lie To Our Kids08/22/2019
    17:02
  15. 23.
    #44 - Lifestyles of the Rich and Mentally Ill in Big Little Lies08/19/2019
    1:02:19
  16. 24.
    + Over-Analyzing Airplanes & Mental Health08/15/2019
    16:12
  17. 25.
    #43 - OCD in The Aviator08/12/2019
    1:05:58
  18. 26.
    #42 - Adjustment Disorder in Wildlife08/05/2019
    1:00:35
  19. 27.
    #41 - A Pop Psych 101 Retrospective and Live Show Announcement!07/29/2019
    8:19
  20. 28.
    + Ryan Goes Rogue - A Lesson in Ethics07/25/2019
    12:05
  21. 29.
    #40 - Ethics of The Shrink Next Door (Podcast)07/22/2019
    57:41
  22. 30.
    + Can Ryan Disarm Mike's Bullying?07/19/2019
    9:02
  23. 31.
    #39 - Bullying and Billy Hargrove in Stranger Things07/16/2019
    1:09:42
  24. 32.
    + Over-Analyzing The History Of Stigma07/12/2019
    11:10
  25. 33.
    #38 - Fighting Intergalactic Mental-Illness-Monsters in Doctor Who (TV Show)07/08/2019
    1:12:09
  26. 34.
    + Embarrassing Teenage Stories Of The 90s07/04/2019
    17:02
  27. 35.
    #37 - Adolescent Mental Health in Mid90s07/01/2019
    1:17:49
  28. 36.
    + Are Millennials Actually Killing Big Cereal?06/27/2019
    17:30
  29. 37.
    #36 - The Diagnosis Trap in Brain On Fire (Netflix Original)06/24/2019
    1:00:36
  30. 38.
    + Press Conference in the West Wing06/20/2019
    19:29
  31. 39.
    #35 - PTSD in Welcome To Marwen (Movie)06/17/2019
    1:10:32
  32. 40.
    #34 - Mental health and the presidency in The West Wing (TV Show)06/03/2019
    52:19
  33. 41.
    + Heads Up with Game of Thrones05/30/2019
    8:45
  34. 42.
    #33 - Family Dynamics in Game of Thrones (TV Series)05/28/2019
    1:25:33
  35. 43.
    + Mental Health News05/23/2019
    13:48
  36. 44.
    #32 - The Gang Gets Analyzed in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (TV Show) 05/20/2019
    1:07:06
  37. 45.
    + Two Truths, One Deception05/16/2019
    20:02
  38. 46.
    #31 - "So You're Dating A Murderer" in Netflix's You (Series)05/13/2019
    56:51
  39. 47.
    + The College ABC's05/09/2019
    11:06
  40. 48.
    #30 - ADHD Controversies in Netflix's Take Your Pills (Documentary) 05/06/2019
    49:08
  41. 49.
    + Speak With Kazoos05/02/2019
    18:24
  42. 50.
    #29 - Finding Your Voice in Speak: The Graphic Novel 04/29/2019
    59:13
  43. 51.
    #28 - Autism & Caretaking in Rain Man (Movie)04/15/2019
    58:12
  44. 52.
    + Is Punch Drunk Love Actually A Superman Origin Story?04/11/2019
    15:05
  45. 53.
    #27 - Social Anxiety & Anger in Punch Drunk Love (Movie)04/08/2019
    1:10:14
  46. 54.
    + Impressions and Accents Game Show04/04/2019
    17:34
  47. 55.
    #26 - The Therapeutic Relationship in Good Will Hunting (Movie)04/01/2019
    1:06:57
  48. 56.
    + Instant Expert Edition03/28/2019
    17:13
  49. 57.
    #25 - Intrusive Thoughts in Turtles All The Way Down by John Green (Book)03/25/2019
    55:18
  50. 58.
    + I'm Too Old For This Stuff03/21/2019
    6:56
  51. 59.
    #24 - Psychopathy VS. Sociopathy in Mindhunter (Netflix Series)03/18/2019
    52:36
  52. 60.
    #23 - Identity & Shame in Hannah Gadsby's Nanette (Netflix Stand-Up Comedy Special)03/11/2019
    57:10
  53. 61.
    + You Might Be A Drew-Dad03/07/2019
    11:12
  54. 62.
    #22 - Postpartum Depression in Tully (Movie)03/04/2019
    1:00:00
  55. 63.
    + Emotional Roller Coaster02/28/2019
    10:23
  56. 64.
    #21 - Childhood Depression in Inside Out (Movie)02/25/2019
    1:02:32
  57. 65.
    + Jackson Maine & Ally in a Scene Unseen02/21/2019
    7:04
  58. 66.
    #20 - Codependency in A Star Is Born (Movie)02/18/2019
    59:59
  59. 67.
    + Will Mike Marry Jim Carrey? 02/14/2019
    12:22
  60. 68.
    #19 - Couples Counseling in Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (Movie)02/11/2019
    56:35
  61. 69.
    + Tidying Up With Obi Wan, Hermione, and Woody02/07/2019
    12:16
  62. 70.
    #18 - Hoarding in Tidying Up With Marie Kondo (Netflix Series)02/04/2019
    55:29
  63. 71.
    + Therapist Horror Stories01/30/2019
    7:07
  64. 72.
    #17 - Coping With Illness in 50/50 (Movie)01/28/2019
    56:53
  65. 73.
    #16 - Major Depressive Disorder in Frozen's Elsa (Character)01/21/2019
    59:17
  66. 74.
    + Over-Analyzing: The Dark Office Edition01/16/2019
    14:23
  67. 75.
    #15 - Addiction in Beautiful Boy (Movie)01/14/2019
    1:09:05
  68. 76.
    #14 - Anorexia Nervosa in Netflix's To The Bone (Movie)01/07/2019
    1:13:53
  69. 77.
    #13 - Play Therapy in Mary Poppins (Musical)12/31/2018
    51:42
  70. 78.
    #12 - Chronic Embitterment in The Muppet Christmas Carol (Movie)12/17/2018
    59:30
  71. 79.
    #11 - Surviving The Holidays: Listener Questions Answered (Christmas Special)12/10/2018
    55:45
  72. 80.
    #10 - Fakers in Ferris Bueller's Day Off (Movie)12/03/2018
    57:00
  73. 81.
    #9 - Psychiatric Hospitalization in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (Movie)11/26/2018
    59:55
  74. 82.
    #8 - Grief in Stan Lee's Spider-Man (Character)11/19/2018
    53:39
  75. 83.
    #7 - Paranoid Schizophrenia in A Beautiful Mind (Movie)11/12/2018
    55:53
  76. 84.
    #6 - PTSD in The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (Book)11/05/2018
    56:04
  77. 85.
    #5 - Phobias in Stephen King's IT (Movie / TV Mini-Series)10/29/2018
    54:23
  78. 86.
    #4 - Suicide & Intervention in 13 Reasons Why (Netflix Series)10/22/2018
    1:05:48
  79. 87.
    #3 - Bi Polar Disorder in Silver Linings Playbook (Movie)10/15/2018
    1:12:03
  80. 88.
    #2 - Schizoid Personality Disorder in Lars & The Real Girl (Movie)10/08/2018
    51:33
  81. 89.
    #1 - Dissociative Identity Disorder in Fight Club (Movie)10/01/2018
    33:42

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