48 episodes

From psychopathic serial killers to CIA operatives with bipolar disorder, depictions of mental health are pretty much everywhere in entertainment. But what’s exaggerated for the screen? And what can these portrayals tell us about actual psychological diagnoses and modern, evidence-based treatments? Hosted by two practicing clinical psychology PhDs, Freudian Scripts explores the real world of psychology today, destigmatizing mental health, through the lens of your favorite TV shows and movies.

Freudian Scripts Dr. Sam and Dr. Fran

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 29 Ratings

From psychopathic serial killers to CIA operatives with bipolar disorder, depictions of mental health are pretty much everywhere in entertainment. But what’s exaggerated for the screen? And what can these portrayals tell us about actual psychological diagnoses and modern, evidence-based treatments? Hosted by two practicing clinical psychology PhDs, Freudian Scripts explores the real world of psychology today, destigmatizing mental health, through the lens of your favorite TV shows and movies.

    Booster Session with “The Flight Attendant”

    Booster Session with “The Flight Attendant”

    Join Dr. Sam and Dr. Fran for a Booster Mini-session as they put The Flight Attendant back on the couch!

    • 40 min
    In Mini-Session with “Top Gun” and “Top Gun: Maverick”

    In Mini-Session with “Top Gun” and “Top Gun: Maverick”

    This week Dr. Sam and Dr. Fran present a Reel Rounds mini-session focused on the Top Gun movies. We introduce Personality Psychology and discuss personality traits that may be common among fighter pilots.

    • 38 min
    In Session with “The Flight Attendant”

    In Session with “The Flight Attendant”

    Dr. Sam and Dr. Fran discuss a flight attendant's experience with trauma, substance use, and catching a murderer.

    • 59 min
    In Session with “Dear Evan Hansen”

    In Session with “Dear Evan Hansen”

    Join Dr. Sam & Dr. Fran as they discuss a tale of teenage mental health, re-invention that goes too far, and meaningful lyrics.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Celebrating Two Years!

    Celebrating Two Years!

    Join Drs. Sam and Fran as they review the second year of the podcast!

    • 44 min
    In Session with “Turning Red”

    In Session with “Turning Red”

    Dr. Sam and Dr. Fran analyze a cute and cuddly coming of age story. Join as we discuss teen development, relationships, and emotions.

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Graham + Carolyn ,

Witty, Insightful and fun!

We just listened to the ‘Mean Girls’ episode and enjoyed the deeper dive past some of the light comedy moments into real life problems that young adults go through every day - to include bullying, body issues and making friends in new places. Dr. Fran and Dr. Sam are easy to listen to and have a great repoire. All in all super enjoyable and will continue to listen!

aetease ,

Informative and fun

This podcast addresses important themes of mental health representation and de-stigmatization in the media through in-depth analyses in a clear and expert manner. All the while, Dr. Sam and Dr. Fran come across as so relatable, and the subject matter (movies and TV shows) is fun to hear about!

mptemp ,

Real conversations about real issues 👏🏽

Finally a podcast that dives deeper into the psychology of movies and television while also making you feel like you’re chatting with your girlfriends about key mental issues highlighted on screens. 10/10 recommend.

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