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.

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    • 4.2, 678 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.

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
678 Ratings

678 Ratings

maddym88 ,

Worth a listen

This is a good podcast a decent story. I just found this one not as good as others I’ve listened to although not the fault of the story just not what I usually listen to.

Tequila mockingbird uk ,

The Shrink Next Door

This enthralled me: what a compelling and creepy story of manipulation and control. I found myself hooked. Ike’s ability to identify those patients vulnerable, suggestible, wealthy and useful enough for him to isolate and groom, to boost his huge ego and his bank balance, shows what a deeply narcissistic and truly disreputable human being he is. Marty and other survivors : I salute you. You all dodged a bullet. Eventually.

mubfyjo ,

Good but too long

Interesting story, but could have been told in less time; would have suited a more This American Life style I think. With 6 episodes I was expecting more events or revelations, but instead it felt like a long denouement.

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