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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

Pop Psych 101 Ryan Engelstad

    • Mental Health
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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

    #60 Family Trauma in Little Fires Everywhere

    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.

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    • 51 min
    Archways (Bonus Episode)

    Archways (Bonus Episode)

    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 poppsych101@gmail.com.  I would love to hear your thoughts!


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    • 7 min
    #59 Mental Health and Firefighting in Wildland

    #59 Mental Health and Firefighting in Wildland

    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 firefighter to being in the intense danger of a wildfire and what we can learn from how firefighter's cope with those challenges.

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    • 48 min
    #58 Wrestling and Ego with Scottye Moore

    #58 Wrestling and Ego with Scottye Moore

    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 control their ego and maintain appropriate boundaries in their lives.

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    • 57 min
    #57 - The Shawshank Redemption w/ Abigail (a Correctional Health Nurse)

    #57 - The Shawshank Redemption w/ Abigail (a Correctional Health Nurse)

    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 over the years.


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    • 59 min
    #56 - Don't Think Twice with Tristan Miller

    #56 - Don't Think Twice with Tristan Miller

    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.

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    • 55 min

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