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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.
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The Shrink Next Door is now an Apple Original series, starring Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd. Watch now only on Apple TV+ http://apple.co/-TheShrinkNextDoor

The Shrink Next Door Wondery

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 22.7K Ratings

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Listen to The Shrink Next Door exclusively with Wondery+. Join now to binge the show and hear bonus episodes and interviews with the cast of the Apple TV+ series inspired by the podcast.
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.
Join Wondery+ to listen now at https://wondery.app.link/shrink or in Apple Podcasts.
The Shrink Next Door is now an Apple Original series, starring Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd. Watch now only on Apple TV+ http://apple.co/-TheShrinkNextDoor

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    Welcome To The Neighborhood

    Welcome To The Neighborhood

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    A summer party. A stormy night. And a shocking revelation about Joe’s neighbor next door.

    The Shrink Next Door is now an Apple Original series, starring Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd. Watch now only on Apple TV+ http://apple.co/-TheShrinkNextDoor

    Sibling Rivalry

    Sibling Rivalry

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    A new psychiatrist. A fight between brother and sister. And bank robbery. It’s 1981, and Marty finds relief in the advice of a new psychiatrist, which shapes every part of his life.

    The Shrink Next Door is now an Apple Original series, starring Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd. Watch now only on Apple TV+ http://apple.co/-TheShrinkNextDoor

    Easy Mark Markowitz

    Easy Mark Markowitz

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    A new figure appears at Marty’s office and imposes a new way of doing things at Marty’s business.

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    The Familia

    The Familia

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    The guest list for the Hamptons parties was filled with celebrities. But mingling among those guests were some of Ike’s patients. And not just Marty.

    The Shrink Next Door is now an Apple Original series, starring Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd. Watch now only on Apple TV+ http://apple.co/-TheShrinkNextDoor

    The Last Straw

    The Last Straw

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    Detective novels. Personal memoirs. Patient notes. Marty spent hundreds of hours typing and re-typing them all, until he finally had enough.

    The Shrink Next Door is now an Apple Original series, starring Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd. Watch now only on Apple TV+ http://apple.co/-TheShrinkNextDoor

    "What Did I Do To You?"

    "What Did I Do To You?"

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    Marty cleans house, and makes a call to someone he hasn’t seen in decades.

    The Shrink Next Door is now an Apple Original series, starring Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd. Watch now only on Apple TV+ http://apple.co/-TheShrinkNextDoor

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
22.7K Ratings

22.7K Ratings

Social Media Woman ,

Wow Just Wow

I hope ALL of the patients including the three women who wish to remain silent will find their balls and expose Ike Hershkopf for the garbage con artist shrink he is. I don’t believe they’re “scared of retaliation” I believe they don’t want their friends knowing they went to a con. Marty….I wanna slap him for being brainwashed but I wanna hug him because he WAS BRAINWASHED. He truly lost 30 years of his life. It’s so hard to believe the state of NY would allow the likes of Hershkopf to skate away while trying to steal everything from a patient. I blame the licensing board as much as anyone.

coollonita ,

Worth trying wondery just for this!

This is such a sad, heart wrenching and at the same time beautiful and inspiring podcast, and I found it so incredible. Mr. Markowitz is such an inspirational person and proof that it’s NEVER too late to restart your life. I just am so glad he got away From his abuser, was and was able to share his story. The podcast itself is also just very pleasing to listen to, their accent and voices are really entertaining. Joe does a great job with his investigation, and the deep dive he does in to the backstory is absolutely mind blowing! Really just phenomenal. Definitely one of my favorites I’ve ever listened to and absolutely worth doing the wondery trial for cuz you will definitely binge it! 20 out of 20!!

readingrenee ,

Great story and narration

I love the podcast, Mr Nocera’s voice and the guests. I feel so bad for Marty. This kind of story is something we need more of! The tale of a family, patients and a business in peril is heartbreaking Great job

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