146 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

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 52 Ratings

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

    #111 Existential Crises and the Female Experience in Barbie

    #111 Existential Crises and the Female Experience in Barbie

    This week Ryan and Hayley discuss Greta Gerwig's Barbie!

    They explore how existential experiences show up in a variety of ways, and talk about the female experience, feminism, and how women are portrayed in movies.


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    • 1 hr 17 min
    #110 The Progression of Alzheimer's in Still Alice

    #110 The Progression of Alzheimer's in Still Alice

    This episode Ryan and Hayley discuss the stages of Alzheimer's and how it affects Alice and her family members in the 2014 film Still Alice.



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    • 1 hr 6 min
    #109 Change and Parenting in Ted Lasso Season 3

    #109 Change and Parenting in Ted Lasso Season 3

    This week Ryan and Hayley discuss the big question asked by Roy Kent to the Diamond Dogs: Can People Change?

    They also talk about moms and parenting.

    Finally they give ratings both for the season, and for the show as a whole.



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    • 1 hr 10 min
    #108 Reshaping Relationships in Shrinking

    #108 Reshaping Relationships in Shrinking

    This episode, Ryan and Hayley discuss how grief and intentional "boops" can reshape relationships. They also explore dual relationships and whether they even try to accurately portray therapy in the series.





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    • 1 hr 15 min
    BONUS: Cannibalism and Psychosis in Yellowjackets

    BONUS: Cannibalism and Psychosis in Yellowjackets

    In this bonus episode, Ryan and Hayley discuss why cannibalism is so en vogue right now in media and how psychosis, magic, and medication are spoken about both IRL and in movies, and how Yellowjackets hints at these intersections with some of its characters.





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    • 18 min
    #107 Survival and Trauma in Yellow Jackets S1

    #107 Survival and Trauma in Yellow Jackets S1

    To prepare you for Season 2 of Yellowjackets coming out this weekend, Ryan and Hayley discuss Season 1. They explore what they believe are the stages of survival, how trauma shows up in different contexts, fugue states, and the consistency of the characters' personalities.



    And! A bonus episode will be released soon!

    Enjoy!



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    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

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Super smart!

I was introduced Pop Psych 101 after having the opportunity to interview Ryan on one of my podcasts, Mike and Ryan are super smart and really know their stuff. Love this! Keep up the good work guys!

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