9 episodes

Veteran journalist Joe Nocera’s neighbor in the Hamptons was a therapist named Ike. Ike counted celebrities and Manhattan elites as his patients. He’d host star-studded parties at his eccentric vacation house. But one summer, Joe discovered that Ike was gone and everything he’d thought he’d known about his neighbor -- and the house next door -- was wrong. From Wondery, the company behind Dirty John and Dr. Death, and Bloomberg, “The Shrink Next Door” is a story about power, control and turning to the wrong person for help for three decades. Written and hosted by Joe Nocera, a columnist for Bloomberg , “The Shrink Next Door” premieres on May 21st.

The Shrink Next Door Wondery

    • Documentary

Veteran journalist Joe Nocera’s neighbor in the Hamptons was a therapist named Ike. Ike counted celebrities and Manhattan elites as his patients. He’d host star-studded parties at his eccentric vacation house. But one summer, Joe discovered that Ike was gone and everything he’d thought he’d known about his neighbor -- and the house next door -- was wrong. From Wondery, the company behind Dirty John and Dr. Death, and Bloomberg, “The Shrink Next Door” is a story about power, control and turning to the wrong person for help for three decades. Written and hosted by Joe Nocera, a columnist for Bloomberg , “The Shrink Next Door” premieres on May 21st.

    Charged | 8

    Charged | 8

    Breaking news in the case of Dr Isaac Herschkopf. 

    • 6 min
    Update | 7

    Update | 7

    Joe Nocera shares some recent updates on the story with Laura Beil, host of “Dr Death.”




    The Shrink Next Door is presented by Brooklinen

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    Smile Direct Club - Get a $25 credit on your at home kit or book a free assessment at one of their locations, plus save $150 on your aligners when you visit smiledirectclub.com/podcast and use code SHRINK150 at checkout

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    • 35 min
    “What Did I Do To You?” | 6

    “What Did I Do To You?” | 6

    Marty cleans house, and makes a call to someone he hasn’t seen in decades.




    The Shrink Next Door is presented by Brooklinen

    Get 10% of your first order plus free shipping when you use promo code THESHRINK at brooklinen.com

    Other sponsors include:

    Smile Direct Club - Get a $25 credit on your at home kit or book a free assessment at one of their locations, plus save $150 on your aligners when you visit smiledirectclub.com/podcast and use code SHRINK150 at checkout

    Better Help - Get 10% off your first month when you visit them at betterhelp.com/theshrink

    Ship Station - Get a 60-day free trial when you visit shipstation.com click the microphone at the top of the page, and enter code THESHRINK

    • 42 min
    The Last Straw | 5

    The Last Straw | 5

    Detective novels. Personal memoirs. Patient notes. Marty spent hundreds of hours typing and re-typing them all, until he finally had enough.




    The Shrink Next Door is presented by Brooklinen

    Get 10% of your first order plus free shipping when you use promo code THESHRINK at brooklinen.com

    Other sponsors include:

    Smile Direct Club - Get a $25 credit on your at home kit or book a free assessment at one of their locations, plus save $150 on your aligners when you visit smiledirectclub.com/podcast and use code SHRINK150 at checkout

    Better Help - Get 10% off your first month when you visit them at betterhelp.com/theshrink

    Ship Station - Get a 60-day free trial when you visit shipstation.com click the microphone at the top of the page, and enter code THESHRINK

    • 40 min
    The Familia | 4

    The Familia | 4

    The guest list for the Hamptons parties was filled with celebrities. But mingling among those guests were some of Ike’s patients. And not just Marty.




    The Shrink Next Door is presented by Brooklinen

    Get 10% of your first order plus free shipping when you use promo code THESHRINK at brooklinen.com

    Other sponsors include:

    Smile Direct Club - Get a $25 credit on your at home kit or book a free assessment at one of their locations, plus save $150 on your aligners when you visit smiledirectclub.com/podcast and use code SHRINK150 at checkout

    Better Help - Get 10% off your first month when you visit them at betterhelp.com/theshrink

    Ship Station - Get a 60-day free trial when you visit shipstation.com click the microphone at the top of the page, and enter code THESHRINK

    • 46 min
    Easy Mark Markowitz | 3

    Easy Mark Markowitz | 3

    A new figure appears at Marty’s office and imposes a new way of doing things at Marty’s business.




    The Shrink Next Door is presented by Brooklinen

    Get 10% of your first order plus free shipping when you use promo code THESHRINK at brooklinen.com

    Other sponsors include:

    Smile Direct Club - Get a $25 credit on your at home kit or book a free assessment at one of their locations, plus save $150 on your aligners when you visit smiledirectclub.com/podcast and use code SHRINK150 at checkout

    Better Help - Get 10% off your first month when you visit them at betterhelp.com/theshrink

    Ship Station - Get a 60-day free trial when you visit shipstation.com click the microphone at the top of the page, and enter code THESHRINK

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

Koakleysmummasboy ,

The nerve...

Brilliantly told stories from the host and the actual "victims". How this dreadful person can live with himself, he is vile. I hope Karma catches up to him real soon..

Roundandroundtheottaman ,

So many mixed feelings

I felt both sympathy AND frustration listening to this podcast ! It was so brave of him to go public with this . Creepy manipulative psychiatrists / psychologists beware .. people are on to you ! Thanks for exposing this

Loody1981 ,

Fantastic!!

I absolutely loved this! Was difficult to listen to in parts though, can’t believe anyone would let someone take the absolute Mickey out of them like this - Ike should be in jail!!

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