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

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    • 4.5, 12.3K 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
12.3K Ratings

12.3K Ratings

dutchgirl75 ,

Intriguing

I was led to this podcast from Imagined Life. Joe had me immediately. I have always been fascinated by how someone can give over their will or life to someone else and how easily people can be taken advantage of. And how trusting people can be. Very interesting.

Saucy sleeper ,

So good!

Wow! They do a wonderful job telling this crazy story- I was on the edge of my seat the entire time! 😍

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.

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