8 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

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5, 12.2K 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.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
12.2K Ratings

12.2K Ratings

Jack_McCoy ,

Great storytelling!

There’s a dark heart at the core of this story, but the music, narration and sound design are sometimes lighthearted and whimsical. It’s an interesting contrast — befitting of the weirdness at play in this tale of a psychiatrist and the man he manipulates.

An intriguing story that often made me feel like I was reading a piece of excellent longform journalism.

Podcast_Jogger ,

A interesting story

I binge listened to all the episodes, starting them while on a long run. Listening to the story of Marty’s psychological pain and suffering diverted my thoughts away from the self inflicted pain and suffering caused by my long run.

Awdeedee ,

No conclusion

Was an interesting concept for a story, but didn’t need to be 6 episodes long. There was a lot of repeated info and I found Marty to be insufferable. I couldn’t feel bad for Marty, I didn’t understand how he could be so dense for almost 30 years. I kept waiting for Ike to finally get his rights to practice taken away, but nothing ever happened. I feel like I wasted my time listening to this when nothing was really resolved.

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