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 • 20.3K 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: Dr. Death Season 2

    Wondery Presents: Dr. Death Season 2

    If someone you love is diagnosed with cancer you want them to get the best treatment from the best doctors. In 2013, patients in Michigan thought Farid Fata was that doctor. Between his prestigious education, years of experience and pleasant bedside manner, Fata was everything you could want in a doctor. But he was not who he appeared to be. From Wondery, this is the story of hundreds of patients in Michigan, a doctor, and a poisonous secret.

    Laura Beil, returns with a second season of the award-winning series “Dr Death.”

    Click to listen to Dr. Death Season 2: wondery.fm/DrDeathS2_Shrink

    • 4 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update episode, we hear about Elizabeth Wurtzel, Nora McInerny, and a woman who says Ike put her life in one of his unpublished novels.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
20.3K Ratings

20.3K Ratings

Jess3478 ,

Insane but true

Thank you very much to all who have had a hand in bringing this into the light.
I’m hoping there will be justice and Ike will loose his license and incur other damages!

Stealthrat4 ,

Fascinating and frustrating

This is a fascinating tale well told. I was left so frustrated that this could happen to a person seeking psychiatric help. It is clearly unethical for a psychiatrist to wrangle his way into a patient’s will to acquire his life savings. Surely it’s illegal as well?

Kasiekkkkk ,

Well done

Love this. Worth your time !

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