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All In The Mind is ABC RN's weekly podcast looking into the mental universe, the mind, brain and behaviour — everything from addiction to artificial intelligence.

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    • 4.5 • 616 Ratings

All In The Mind is ABC RN's weekly podcast looking into the mental universe, the mind, brain and behaviour — everything from addiction to artificial intelligence.

    No control, no agency. The housing crisis is warping people's view of the future

    No control, no agency. The housing crisis is warping people's view of the future

    Madi's had 25 rental applications rejected. Seen absolute horror houses while searching for a rental. It's all driving her to despair.

    Today, how housing insecurity can alter our sense of agency and how we perceive the world around us.

    If you're looking for something to listen to next, check out our episode, Is life coaching legit?

    • 29 min
    Searching for awe, when you've never felt it

    Searching for awe, when you've never felt it

    Have you ever experienced the feeling of awe?

    Maybe it was sparked by an awesome view, a moving artwork or witnessing the birth of a child.

    Today we follow one person's attempt at finding awe when she's never felt it before.

    What does awe do to us? What benefits can it offer?

    If you'd like to listen to more of All in the Mind, check out our episode Does guilt have a silver lining?

    • 30 min
    How to help a conspiracy theorist: an ex believer and an expert weigh in

    How to help a conspiracy theorist: an ex believer and an expert weigh in

    So you've got a loved one who's fallen deep down the conspiracy rabbit hole. Are they destined to stay there forever?

    Today, we hear from a former conspiracy theorist and a social psychologist on what fuels these beliefs, how likely people are to change their minds, and what you can (and can't) do to help.

    Want to listen to more All in the Mind? Check out our episode, The Certainty Myth. 

    • 31 min
    Stigma, shame and schizophrenia

    Stigma, shame and schizophrenia

    Over the last couple of weeks, schizophrenia has been appearing in headlines across the country as details of the Bondi Junction attack unfold.

    Coverage of mental health conditions, especially one as complex as schizophrenia, can be shrouded in stigma.

    So today, we revisit our conversation with journalist Elfy Scott, sharing the one thing her family never spoke about - her mother's schizophrenia. 

    This episode was first broadcast in April 2023. 

    If you're looking for what to listen to next, check out our episode ADHD, TikTok, Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria — meet Matilda's brain

    • 29 min
    "Scarier than killer robots": why your mind isn't ready for AI

    "Scarier than killer robots": why your mind isn't ready for AI

    The AI revolution is coming. Your mind isn't ready for it.

    Cognitive Neuroscientist Joel Pearson walks us through the many ways artificial intelligence is messing — and will mess — with our psychology.

    From falling in love with AI to unforgettable deep fakes, we dive into an uncertain future and what you can do to prepare for it.

    If you'd like to hear more from Joel, he featured on our episode about intuition called When to trust your gut instinct, and when to ignore it.

    And if you want to hear more about artificial intelligence, check out the latest season of Science Friction, Hello AI Overlords.

    • 29 min
    Being a human lab rat for 30 years: what happens next

    Being a human lab rat for 30 years: what happens next

    Researchers knew Susannah better than her own parents.

    They may have even known her better than herself.

    Today, how spending thirty years in a psychological study warped journalist Susannah Breslin's life.

    If you enjoyed this episode and want to check out another, take a listen to Trauma, OCD and a PhD. 

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
616 Ratings

616 Ratings

thotsalot ,

Why the annoying background sounds???

I’d give you five stars except for those background sounds because they are so distracting I miss entirely what is being said over them. Why in earth do you do that??

Rev river ,

One liberal slant too many for my taste

I've been a long time listener and have enjoyed many episodes over the years. However, the episode about "conspiracy theorists" slanted as if they are lunatics running naked with machetes down the street, is where my journey ends. I found distasteful and incorrect. The fact is 99% of the so called conspiracies have been proven TRUE. So having a right wing nut bag guest talking about trying to reform a conspiracy theorist friend was completely trash. The fact that many on the left fail to acknowledge all these so called conspiracies are being proven true would have been a better more intriguing listen. Perhaps an "expert" could assist some of them to wake the f up and open their eyes, walk them thru the trenches of their mental illness and arrive in a bright shining field of conservative clarity. On a greater note, I cannot and will not support this podcast or any other avenue of right wing lunacy with my time or pocketbook. Bad mouthing the other side doesnt do your listenership any favors. Im sure im not the only listener who was lost in that train wreck of an episode. Adios Sana.

Jouno8 ,

Never disappoints!

Great interviews on a wide range of interesting topics.

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