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1Psychology of the SIMPSONS Predicting the Future!

In this Patreon only Podcast, Michael Drane sits down with Tech (and Simpsons) expert, Ryan Lee, to discuss just how real this phenomenon is. Did the writers of the Simpsons really know Trump would be president and ride down and escalator in a blue suit one day? This and many other questions will be answered in the bonus episode—Let us know what you think! Click here to listen to this episode & become a Patron/Stalker.

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1Psychologists Debate Racism at Charlottesville & Evergreen State

I was over at Kirk's studio a while ago and we spontaneously recorded this... a nearly 2 hour discussion about race and other forms of discrimination. 

Centered around themes like Charlottesville & Evergreen State College, yhis discussion is a little intense..Kirk and I both have strong views about this issue. 

What's important is not so much what we disagree on, as it is that we have the discussion in the first place..that we can disagree about important issues, find common ground, and STILL be friends at the end of it!

 This episode is my attempt at an open-minded conversation about discrimination in our society. I hope this sparks conversation and inspires us all to have more of these difficult and necessary conversations. 

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1Shared Psychotic Disorder in Black Mirror's "Men Against Fire"

In this episode, psychotherapists, Michael and Justin talk about SPD (Shared Psychotic Disorder), what it means to share a delusion with someone else and even some real life examples of people who have gone to extremes to defend their family or friend's delusions. Most of all, the two psychotherapists dive into the psychology behind the Season 3 episode of Black Mirror, "Men Against Fire" and the weaponized, shared 'delusion' in this dystopian future episode (Spoilers!!! They go into detail about the episode, so prepare to be spoiled).

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1Bro Science & the Winter Blues

Michael is joined by newcomer to the podcast, Justin Krause and together they tackle a few psychological questions about seasonal depression. What is McDonaldization? Is it better to live in a gloomy, rainy place? Or a more efficient but culture-less place? Listen to this episode to find out.

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