12 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
    • 4.4, 1.1K Ratings

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.

    Introducing Blood River, from Bloomberg

    Introducing Blood River, from Bloomberg

    The people who killed award winning environmentalist Berta Caceres had every reason to believe they’d get away with murder. More than 100 other environmental activists in Honduras had been killed in the previous five years, yet almost no one had been punished for the crimes. This time would be different.

    Bloomberg’s Blood River follows a four-year quest to find her killers – a twisting trail that leads into the country’s circles of power. Blood River is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen.

    Subscribe today: https://smarturl.it/BloodRiver

    • 8 min
    Wondery Presents Blood Ties Season 2

    Wondery Presents Blood Ties Season 2

    Blood Ties Season 2 is out now!

    Blood Ties is a scripted audio drama starring Gillian Jacobs, Josh Gad, Dominic Monaghan, Amy Landecker, and Wayne Knight.  

    After the sudden death of Michael and Eleonore Richland’s billionaire father, disturbing allegations emerge about his dark past. These revelations thrust them into a fight they’re completely unprepared for. As the stakes of telling the truth continue to rise, they grapple with their father’s legacy and what to do with it. 

    Listen today at wondery.fm/bloodties_shrink.

    • 12 min
    My Dinner With Ike

    My Dinner With Ike

    Former patients of Ike’s have been sharing more stories with Joe ever since the podcast came out. In this special update episode, we hear about Elizabeth Wurtzel, Nora McInerny, and a woman who says Ike put her life in one of his unpublished novels. Meanwhile, Marty's efforts to see Ike stripped of his medical license continue.

    • 29 min
    Charged

    Charged

    Breaking news in the case of Dr Isaac Herschkopf. 

    • 6 min
    Update

    Update

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




    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

    • 35 min
    "What Did I Do To You?"

    "What Did I Do To You?"

    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

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Canoscio ,

Chilling!

An almost incredible story and, quite unusually for Wordery, sounds like a piece of original journalism rather than the regurgitations of books commonly spewn out. This is to be applauded, but it was a bit drawn out and could have occupied fewer episodes. Also, there is no real delving into how and why a successful businessman and investor gets lured into being a fawning lackey - what was his psychological state when the Shrink got his claws into him, and what methods were deployed to make him so craven? Likewise, there’s no proper explanation of the psychological factors at work when the victim finally threw off his tormentor.
Worse than the ads which everyone complains about but are only a minor quibble for me are the exhortations to leave a 5 star review and “tell your friends”. Maybe it’s an American “thing” but sounds like sheer bad manners to me!

Cpl Mark Lutton ,

Great story

A story draaaged far too long. Too many ads ending with no real end!? The Feedback means nothing really, it's the green paper you're after the most, our words, will sleays fall on deaf ears.

Hannahmirza ,

Wonderfully addictive

What an addictive and fascinating podcast...I listened to all six episodes in one evening. Would love more of the same. Well done

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