129 episodes

In an effort to educate and normalize, two therapists, Ryan Engelstad and Hayley Roberts, talk candidly about mental health and illness through the lens of movies, music, books, and TV. Common pop culture mental health tropes are analyzed, and the accuracy of their portrayals are in question, for better or worse.

PopPsych can be raw and real, and very serious; it can also be very funny. If we really want to normalize the conversation about mental health, then we need to start having real and normal conversations.

S1 (Ep1-51): Ryan+Mike
S2 (52-62): Ryan's Solo Career
S3 (63+): Ryan+Hayley

Pop Psych 101 Ryan Engelstad & Dr. Hayley Roberts

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In an effort to educate and normalize, two therapists, Ryan Engelstad and Hayley Roberts, talk candidly about mental health and illness through the lens of movies, music, books, and TV. Common pop culture mental health tropes are analyzed, and the accuracy of their portrayals are in question, for better or worse.

PopPsych can be raw and real, and very serious; it can also be very funny. If we really want to normalize the conversation about mental health, then we need to start having real and normal conversations.

S1 (Ep1-51): Ryan+Mike
S2 (52-62): Ryan's Solo Career
S3 (63+): Ryan+Hayley

    #95 Multiverses, Validation, and Choice in Everything Everywhere All at Once

    #95 Multiverses, Validation, and Choice in Everything Everywhere All at Once

    This week Ryan and Hayley discuss the importance of validation, looking back on past choices and recognizing current choices, and the big question: Do multiverses exist?



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    • 1 hr 8 min
    #94 Friendship and Nostalgia in Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

    #94 Friendship and Nostalgia in Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

    This week Ryan and Hayley discuss Disney+'s Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers. They explore how friendships change over time and how conflict resolution is represented by our beloved chipmunks. They also explore why so many movies lately are so nostalgic and why it makes sense in current times. 



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    • 1 hr 4 min
    #93 High School Experiences in Senior Year

    #93 High School Experiences in Senior Year

    This week Ryan and Hayley discuss Netflix's Senior Year. They explore fixation, post-coma psychosis, and how high school experiences shape people, affect people as adults, and hold different value for people as they grow. 



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    • 1 hr 4 min
    #92 Dissociative Identity Disorder in MoonKnight

    #92 Dissociative Identity Disorder in MoonKnight

    This week Ryan and Hayley discuss one of the newest additions to the MCU: Moon Knight. They explore how Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) is portrayed in the film, where mental health and magic collide, and how Hollywood plays a role in how people view mental health. 


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    • 1 hr 6 min
    #91 Ethics and Morality of Severance

    #91 Ethics and Morality of Severance

    This week Ryan and Hayley discuss Apple TV's Severance. They explore the ethics and morality of the procedure, some "psychological plot holes", and work-life balance.



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    • 1 hr 5 min
    #90 The Emotions of Puberty in Turning Red

    #90 The Emotions of Puberty in Turning Red

    In this week's episode, Ryan and Hayley discuss Pixar's Turning Red. They explore puberty, parental pressure, and the struggle with narratives about controlling emotions.

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    NOTE: Hayley's microphone settings were off, so her sound is a little hollow! But it seems to slightly improve as the episode progresses AND it's a great episode - so don't miss it!



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    • 1 hr 3 min

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