26 episodes

Who better to take on the viral pandemic and economic chaos than two psychiatrists? Both seasoned broadcasters on Melbourne radio station 3RRR, Steve Ellen and Rob Selzer examine the major changes Coronavirus (Covid-19) has foisted upon us and our responses to them. Using this period of social distancing as an opportunity for reflection and analysis, Steve and Rob present the psychological aspects of the greatest challenge humanity has faced in generations.

The intro and outro theme is Soft Illusion and was generously provided by Andras. andras.bandcamp.com/track/soft-illusion

Shrink The Virus RRR - Triple R

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 35 Ratings

Who better to take on the viral pandemic and economic chaos than two psychiatrists? Both seasoned broadcasters on Melbourne radio station 3RRR, Steve Ellen and Rob Selzer examine the major changes Coronavirus (Covid-19) has foisted upon us and our responses to them. Using this period of social distancing as an opportunity for reflection and analysis, Steve and Rob present the psychological aspects of the greatest challenge humanity has faced in generations.

The intro and outro theme is Soft Illusion and was generously provided by Andras. andras.bandcamp.com/track/soft-illusion

    Psychiatrist Rebecca Hope

    Psychiatrist Rebecca Hope

    Dr Rebecca Hope is a consultant psychiatrist working in the Emergency Department at The Alfred Hospital, as well as with The Alfred Mental Health and Gambling Harm Program. In their final show before taking a sabbatical, psychiatrists Rob Selzer and Steve Ellen chat with Rebecca about her work.

    • 43 min
    Pathologist Noel Woodford

    Pathologist Noel Woodford

    Professor Noel Woodford, pathologist and the Director of the Victorian Institute for Forensic Medicine, chats about his role in planning for the pandemic. Rob and Steve take a peek into the workings of VIFM, and discover how Noel came to this fascinating field of Medicine. WIth presenters Rob Selzer and Steve Ellen Webpage:  https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/podcasts/shrink-the-virus Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/shrinkthevirus_3rrr/ Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Podcast/Shrink-The-Virus-111844900482541/

    • 41 min
    Killian Ashe

    Killian Ashe

    Psychiatrist Dr Killian Ashe, who recently appeared on the ABC's Q&A, speaks to Rob and Steve in a wide-ranging discussion about how the pandemic is affecting health systems and patients. With presenters Rob Selzer and Steve Ellen. Webpage:  https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/podcasts/shrink-the-virus Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/shrinkthevirus_3rrr/ Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Podcast/Shrink-The-Virus-111844900482541/

    • 56 min
    Neill Murdoch QC

    Neill Murdoch QC

    This week, Rob and Steve look at the impact of the pandemic on the courts and legal profession in Victoria. They are joined by Victorian barrister, Neill Murdoch QC, who takes them on a tour of the significant changes he and his colleagues have had to make. With presenters Steve Ellen and Rob Selzer. Webpage:  https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/podcasts/shrink-the-virus Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/shrinkthevirus_3rrr/ Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Podcast/Shrink-The-Virus-111844900482541/

    • 46 min
    Paul Denborough

    Paul Denborough

    The Director of one of Melbourne's largest Child and Youth Mental Health Services (combined with Headspace), Paul Denborough, talks to our hosts about how his service has coped with the pandemic, as well as how patient presentations have changed over the period, and the shift to new technologies. With hosts Rob Selzer and Steve Ellen. Webpage:  https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/podcasts/shrink-the-virus Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/shrinkthevirus_3rrr/ Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Podcast/Shrink-The-Virus-111844900482541/

    • 41 min
    Nick Carr

    Nick Carr

    Dr Nick Carr is a well known Melbourne General Practitioner and media presenter. Today on the show, he talks with Rob and Steve about how the face of general practice has changed with Covid, amongst other things. With presenters Rob Selzer and Steve Ellen. Webpage:  https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/podcasts/shrink-the-virus Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/shrinkthevirus_3rrr/ Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Podcast/Shrink-The-Virus-111844900482541/

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

heath-ho ,

Timely and interesting slant

A generally interesting and engaging show. In particular, the conversation with Raf Epstein was wonderful - entertaining, insightful and informative. The chat with Doug Hilton was also very good.

Fionalovespodcasts ,

Timely and helpful

A conversational and informative podcast covering the many ways that covid19 impacts mental health, at an individual and societal level. A good mix of personal and professional.

graylings institute ,

Shrink the virus

Great to hear sensible, informative and humorous commentary on current impact of Covid 19 on day to day mental health.
Conversational style from mental health professionals- highly recommend.

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