Pop Psych 101

Pop Psych 101

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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


#60 Family Trauma in Little Fires Everywhere
Sep 8 • 51 min
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. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
Archways (Bonus Episode)
Sep 2 • 7 min
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…
#59 Mental Health and Firefighting in Wildland
Aug 24 • 48 min
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…
#58 Wrestling and Ego with Scottye Moore
Jul 28 • 57 min
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…
#57 - The Shawshank Redemption w/ Abigail (a Correctional Health Nurse)
Jul 21 • 59 min
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…
#56 - Don’t Think Twice with Tristan Miller
Jun 30 • 55 min
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. —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
#55 - Mental Health Treatment in the Time of COVID - 19
Apr 23 • 96 min
I was lucky to join fellow mental health podcasts Capes on the Couch, Popcorn Psychology, Freudian Sips, and Guardians MH for a wide ranging discussion about the state of mental health treatment in the time of quarantine and COVID-19. The discussion is…
#54 - Cult Leaders and Followers in Tiger King
Apr 15 • 48 min
In this episode I dive into the world wide phenomenon that is Netflix’s Tiger King. I invited my fellow improviser Mick Murtha on the show to talk about why we are all so fascinated with this story and how we have gotten sucked into it during this time…
#53 - Onward - Brotherhood and Social Support
Apr 8 • 38 min
In this week’s episode I talk with my brother Brendan about a movie about brothers, Onward! We discuss Ian’s social anxiety, grief, and the parallel’s between the adventure the brothers are on and going through therapy. We also talk about how he and I are…
52 - Butterbean’s Cafe - Kid’s TV discussion with my daughter
Apr 1 • 27 min
We’re back! This week I’m talking to my daughter Brynn about the show Butterbean’s Cafe, a funny Nick Jr show and the lessons she learns from it. Then I talk about the quarantine situation and some insight into the most important things people can do to…
+ Holiday Opinion Generator
Dec 16, 2019 • 29 min
Christmas is just around the corner. To celebrate, Mike and Ryan rapid fire Christmas “Things” at each other and have to give their opinions immediately and without thinking. Find Us: Mental Health Podcast | Pop Psych 101 We have a Blog! Ryan always had a…
#51 - Family Anxiety in This Is Us
Dec 10, 2019 • 64 min
With the holidays upon us, Ryan and Mike thought it would be a good idea to tackle family anxiety, and what better show to do that with than This Is Us. Mike talks about his fear of passing his mental health issues down to his children and Ryan notes some…
+ Dad Jokes Are Always Funny
Nov 25, 2019 • 12 min
This week’s bonus stuff, has Ryan and Mike wishing they were funny in a Dad-Joke-Off. Find Us: Mental Health Podcast | Pop Psych 101 We have a Blog! Ryan always had a Blog! Join our support group Facebook Twitter Instagram Music: Music from…
#50 - Traumedies in Joker
Nov 18, 2019 • 80 min
This week Ryan and Mike cover the much requested, Joker. A first here at Pop Psych 101, the guys actually had to leave their houses to see this movie. There is a lot to unpack with this portrayal of mental illness in pop culture, and though, both the guys…
+ Therapist: “and how do we feel about Therapist Memes?”
Nov 11, 2019 • 21 min
Happy Monday! This week, in a short episode, Mike and Ryan talk about the rise of the Therapist Meme. How does that make you feel? Find Us: Mental Health Podcast | Pop Psych 101 We have a Blog! Ryan always had a Blog! Join our support group Facebook…
#49 - The Great Depresh in Gary Gulman
Nov 4, 2019 • 69 min
Today’s episode is an important one. Comedians are in a singular place to tell true to life stories that can break barriers and transcend stigmas. Ryan and Mike’s hearts are full with the masterpiece of stand up from Comedian Gary Gulman that is, The…
Special Event - Mental Health Avengers Assemble!
Oct 30, 2019 • 99 min
A group of dedicated mental health podcasters unite to spread awareness and stop stigma —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/support
+ …and Into the Forest I Go, to Lose My Mind and Find My Soul
Oct 24, 2019 • 12 min
Ryan is back with a twist on Mike Reacts. This season, Ryan wants to teach us some unconventional coping skills. This week, Ryan introduces Mike to “Forest Bathing”, a coping skill so obscure, Mike gets confused and starts planning a trip to the forest…
#48 - Munchausen By Proxy in Mommy Dead and Dearest
Oct 21, 2019 • 64 min
It’s the start of a whole new season and Mike and Ryan are pumped to be reunited! Back this week with a look at what some may know of as munchausen by proxy, or factitious disorder, the guys look at the sad and bizarre true life events surrounding a…
#47 - Insane Creative Genius in The Devil and Daniel Johnston
Oct 7, 2019 • 85 min
Do creative genius and mental illness go hand-in-hand? That’s a burning question on Mike’s mind this week and he looks to the 2005 documentary “The Devil And Daniel Johnston” for answers. A huge thanks goes out to Steve Reichert for co-hosting this…
#46 - Grief & Family Dysfunction in Fleabag
Sep 30, 2019 • 65 min
With Mike out on hiatus, Ryan gets a little help from our friends. Dean, Host of the podcasts Podscure and How Are Ya Now?, sits down and talks grief and family dysfunction in the series Fleabag. Synopsis: A dry-witted woman, known only as Fleabag, has no…
+ When We Lie To Our Kids
Aug 22, 2019 • 17 min
Closing out Big Little Lies week, Mike and Ryan focus on Dr Little Bo Peep and her questionable methods of getting her young patients . They turn the lies we tell our kids into a game of rapid fire. Find Us: Mental Health Podcast | Pop Psych 101 We have a…
#44 - Lifestyles of the Rich and Mentally Ill in Big Little Lies
Aug 19, 2019 • 62 min
Based on the same-titled bestseller by Liane Moriarty, “Big Little Lies” weaves a darkly comedic tale of murder and mischief in the tranquil beachfront town of Monterey, Calif. Amidst doting moms, successful husbands, beautiful children, and stunning…
+ Over-Analyzing Airplanes & Mental Health
Aug 15, 2019 • 16 min
It’s The Aviator week, and what better way to end it than by over-analyzing mental health via airplane metephor. Ryan and Mike, go way to deep on this episode of Over-Analyzing with Ryan. Find Us: Mental Health Podcast | Pop Psych 101 We have a Blog! Ryan…
#43 - OCD in The Aviator
Aug 12, 2019 • 66 min
Howard Hughes Jr. was an American business magnate, investor, record-setting pilot, engineer, film director, and philanthropist, known during his lifetime as one of the most financially successful individuals in the world. He first became prominent as a…
#42 - Adjustment Disorder in Wildlife
Aug 5, 2019 • 61 min
Fourteen-year-old Joe is the only child of Jeanette and Jerry — a housewife and a golf pro — in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job — and his sense of purpose…
#41 - A Pop Psych 101 Retrospective and Live Show Announcement!
Jul 29, 2019 • 8 min
In this episode Ryan announces that on Monday, July 29th, 2019 at approximately 9:30pm EST we will be doing a live show on Twitter covering Friends! Ryan also goes through the archive sharing some of Mike and Ryan’s favorite episodes through our first 40.…
+ Ryan Goes Rogue - A Lesson in Ethics
Jul 25, 2019 • 12 min
Covering the podcast The Shrink Next Door and questioning the ethics of the real life psychiatrist, Ike Herschkopf, had us wondering what Ike and Marty’s sessions looked like. So, this week’s bonus episode, Ryan and Mike role play a therapy session, and…
#40 - Ethics of The Shrink Next Door (Podcast)
Jul 22, 2019 • 58 min
When Journalist, Joe Nocera, realized that his Hampton’s neighbor, Ike, had suddenly moved, he knew things were off. However, there was no way he could prepare himself for the story he was about to uncover. The man that Joe thought was his neighbor’s…
+ Can Ryan Disarm Mike’s Bullying?
Jul 19, 2019 • 9 min
Ryan has an example of how to handle yourself if a bully is making fun of you. He offers two examples: How to, and, how not to. Mike wasn’t the best person to do this exercise with. Find Us: Mental Health Podcast | Pop Psych 101 We have a Blog! Ryan…
#39 - Bullying and Billy Hargrove in Stranger Things
Jul 16, 2019 • 70 min
Up Top: Ryan challenges Mike with a news story about mystics and psychics. A larger percentage of people are seeking out this kind of “Magick” than are going to therapy or to a psychiatrist. Mike offers that if it finds the person peace or healing, then…
+ Over-Analyzing The History Of Stigma
Jul 12, 2019 • 11 min
Bonus Episode: This week’s main episode talked about a time-traveling alien, and that got us thinking. How was mental-illness, especially diagnosis that present symptoms of hallucinations, looked at throughout history as compared to the present. Was it…
#38 - Fighting Intergalactic Mental-Illness-Monsters in Doctor Who (TV Show)
Jul 8, 2019 • 72 min
Trigger Warning: Conversations About Suicide We had a member post a beautiful clip from, of all things, the TV show Doctor Who. The episode is called “Vincent And The Doctor”, and features heavy themes of Vincent and his battle with Mental Illness. We…
+ Embarrassing Teenage Stories Of The 90s
Jul 4, 2019 • 17 min
After being hit with a wall of nostalgia while watching the movie Mid90s, written and directed by Jonah Hill, Mike and Ryan take a long, and very embarrassing look at their youth in the 90s. Find Us: See our website We have a Blog! Ryan always had a Blog!…
#37 - Adolescent Mental Health in Mid90s
Jul 1, 2019 • 78 min
Trigger Warning: Self-Harm This one brings a lot of nostalgia to the table. We’re talking skateboarding, baggy shirts, small parties, and the Mid90s. Jonah Hill’s the mid90s is an intense look at the life of a 13 year old boy who’s growing up in an…
+ Are Millennials Actually Killing Big Cereal?
Jun 27, 2019 • 18 min
Millennials are having a big effect on big business, and no industry is safe; especially cereal. Ryan and Mike play a game of “Killing or Saving” where Ryan asks Mike about an industry and Mike has to guess if Millennials are killing that industry, or…
#36 - The Diagnosis Trap in Brain On Fire (Netflix Original)
Jun 23, 2019 • 61 min
After missing last week’s episode due to some struggle with depression and an day in the ER after experiencing Olfactory Hallucination, or, phantom smells, Mike is back. Wanting to specifically talk about how mental illness is treated in hospitals and…
+ Press Conference in the West Wing
Jun 20, 2019 • 20 min
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…
#35 - PTSD in Welcome To Marwen (Movie)
Jun 17, 2019 • 71 min
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…
#34 - Mental health and the presidency in The West Wing (TV Show)
Jun 3, 2019 • 52 min
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…
+ Heads Up with Game of Thrones
May 30, 2019 • 9 min
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 —- This episode…
#33 - Family Dynamics in Game of Thrones (TV Series)
May 28, 2019 • 86 min
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…
+ Mental Health News
May 23, 2019 • 14 min
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…
#32 - The Gang Gets Analyzed in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (TV Show)
May 20, 2019 • 67 min
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…
+ Two Truths, One Deception
May 16, 2019 • 20 min
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 —- This episode is sponsored…
#31 - “So You’re Dating A Murderer” in Netflix’s You (Series)
May 13, 2019 • 57 min
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…
+ The College ABC’s
May 9, 2019 • 11 min
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 —- This…
#30 - ADHD Controversies in Netflix’s Take Your Pills (Documentary)
May 6, 2019 • 49 min
We breakdown the portrayal of medication and ADHD in the Netflix documentary, Take Your Pills www.poppsych101.com Find Us: Mental Health Podcast | Pop Psych 101 We have a Blog! Ryan always had a Blog! Join our support group Facebook Twitter Instagram —-…
+ Speak With Kazoos
May 2, 2019 • 18 min
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 —- This episode is…
#29 - Finding Your Voice in Speak: The Graphic Novel
Apr 29, 2019 • 59 min
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…
#28 - Autism & Caretaking in Rain Man (Movie)
Apr 15, 2019 • 58 min
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…
+ Is Punch Drunk Love Actually A Superman Origin Story?
Apr 11, 2019 • 15 min
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…
#27 - Social Anxiety & Anger in Punch Drunk Love (Movie)
Apr 8, 2019 • 70 min
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…
+ Impressions and Accents Game Show
Apr 4, 2019 • 18 min
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…
#26 - The Therapeutic Relationship in Good Will Hunting (Movie)
Apr 1, 2019 • 67 min
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…
+ Instant Expert Edition
Mar 28, 2019 • 17 min
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…
#25 - Intrusive Thoughts in Turtles All The Way Down by John Green (Book)
Mar 25, 2019 • 55 min
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…
+ I’m Too Old For This Stuff
Mar 21, 2019 • 7 min
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 —- This episode is sponsored…
#24 - Psychopathy VS. Sociopathy in Mindhunter (Netflix Series)
Mar 18, 2019 • 53 min
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.…
#23 - Identity & Shame in Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette (Netflix Stand-Up Comedy Special)
Mar 11, 2019 • 57 min
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…
+ You Might Be A Drew-Dad
Mar 7, 2019 • 11 min
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 —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
#22 - Postpartum Depression in Tully (Movie)
Mar 4, 2019 • 60 min
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…
+ Emotional Roller Coaster
Feb 28, 2019 • 10 min
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:…
#21 - Childhood Depression in Inside Out (Movie)
Feb 25, 2019 • 63 min
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…
+ Jackson Maine & Ally in a Scene Unseen
Feb 21, 2019 • 7 min
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…
#20 - Codependency in A Star Is Born (Movie)
Feb 18, 2019 • 60 min
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…
+ Will Mike Marry Jim Carrey?
Feb 14, 2019 • 12 min
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…
#19 - Couples Counseling in Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (Movie)
Feb 11, 2019 • 57 min
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.…
+ Tidying Up With Obi Wan, Hermione, and Woody
Feb 7, 2019 • 12 min
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 —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
#18 - Hoarding in Tidying Up With Marie Kondo (Netflix Series)
Feb 4, 2019 • 56 min
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…
+ Therapist Horror Stories
Jan 30, 2019 • 7 min
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?…
#17 - Coping With Illness in 50/50 (Movie)
Jan 28, 2019 • 57 min
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…
#16 - Major Depressive Disorder in Frozen’s Elsa (Character)
Jan 21, 2019 • 59 min
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…
+ Over-Analyzing: The Dark Office Edition
Jan 16, 2019 • 14 min
Over-analyzing: 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…
#15 - Addiction in Beautiful Boy (Movie)
Jan 14, 2019 • 69 min
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…
#14 - Anorexia Nervosa in Netflix’s To The Bone (Movie)
Jan 7, 2019 • 74 min
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…
#13 - Play Therapy in Mary Poppins (Musical)
Dec 31, 2018 • 52 min
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…
#12 - Chronic Embitterment in The Muppet Christmas Carol (Movie)
Dec 17, 2018 • 60 min
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…
#11 - Surviving The Holidays: Listener Questions Answered (Christmas Special)
Dec 10, 2018 • 56 min
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…
#10 - Fakers in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (Movie)
Dec 3, 2018 • 57 min
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…
#9 - Psychiatric Hospitalization in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (Movie)
Nov 26, 2018 • 60 min
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…
#8 - Grief in Stan Lee’s Spider-Man (Character)
Nov 19, 2018 • 54 min
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,…
#7 - Paranoid Schizophrenia in A Beautiful Mind (Movie)
Nov 12, 2018 • 56 min
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…
#6 - PTSD in The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (Book)
Nov 5, 2018 • 56 min
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…
#5 - Phobias in Stephen King’s IT (Movie / TV Mini-Series)
Oct 29, 2018 • 54 min
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…
#4 - Suicide & Intervention in 13 Reasons Why (Netflix Series)
Oct 22, 2018 • 66 min
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…
#3 - Bi Polar Disorder in Silver Linings Playbook (Movie)
Oct 15, 2018 • 72 min
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…
#2 - Schizoid Personality Disorder in Lars & The Real Girl (Movie)
Oct 8, 2018 • 52 min
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…
#1 - Dissociative Identity Disorder in Fight Club (Movie)
Oct 1, 2018 • 34 min
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…