11 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
    • 4.6 • 157 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.

    Wondery Presents: The Apology Line

    Wondery Presents: The Apology Line

    If you could call a number and say you’re sorry, and no one would know…what would you apologize for? For fifteen years, you could call a number in Manhattan and do just that. This is the story of the line, and the man at the other end who became consumed by his own creation. He was known as “Mr. Apology.” As thousands of callers flooded the line, confessing to everything from shoplifting to infidelity, drug dealing to murder, Mr. Apology realized he couldn’t just listen. He had to do something, even if it meant risking everything. From Wondery the makers of Dr. Death and The Shrink Next Door, comes a story about empathy, deception and obsession. Marissa Bridge, who knew Mr. Apology better than anyone, hosts this six episode series.

    Listen today at wondery.fm/AL_ShrinkNextDoor

    • 6 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.




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    • 29 min
    Charged

    Charged

    Breaking news in the case of Dr Isaac Herschkopf. 




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    • 6 min
    Update

    Update

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




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    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

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    • 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.




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    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

    The Last Straw

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




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    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

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
157 Ratings

157 Ratings

Listener-Listener ,

Fascinating

Great investigation into power, control and exploitation

karelknz ,

Great journalism

but way too many adverts. Would have been 5 stars with half the ads.

Julehu ,

Where the truth is stranger than fiction

It was at times uncomfortable listening but thoroughly worthwhile. So sad to think a man’s life was so affected by the greed and ego of a health professional. I hope there is justice in the end.

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