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

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    • 4.5, 15.3K 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.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
15.3K Ratings

15.3K Ratings

nellas04 ,

Riveting Mind Control

Ike was obviously quite brilliant and quite selfish. It seems to me that Ike needed some psychiatric help of his own and he used his patients to hide it.
I’m sure that Ike will always have an argument to explain his inappropriate behavior.
Certainly, lke has a new target.

mitibird ,

I want additional closure

While this was an incredible, horrible and fascinating story, I for one want more closure. I want to know what New York State has done to put a stop to this one individual’s gross and totally unethical behavior - not just “we’re investigating”. I want to know that MLM has received some tangible measure of justice, imperfect though it may be. It’s sad commentary that only this one individual gets reported on because of, one has to guess, the enormous sums of money and assets involved. I’m sure that this has happened to people of much lesser means. Why are only the rich important??

Ruby82001 ,

Loved it!

Great podcast.

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