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The podcast where Dr. Sam and Dr. Fran put your favorite TV shows and movies on the couch and analyze the way psychology is portrayed on our screens

The podcast where Dr. Sam and Dr. Fran put your favorite TV shows and movies on the couch and analyze the way psychology is portrayed on our screens

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United States

Description:

The podcast where Dr. Sam and Dr. Fran put your favorite TV shows and movies on the couch and analyze the way psychology is portrayed on our screens

Language:

English


Episodes

In Session with “Rain Man”

4/16/2021
Dr. Sam and Dr. Fran hope to spread awareness, information and acceptance during Autism Awareness Month. Their first stop? One of the most commonly referenced portrayals of autism in American cinema, the 1988 Academy Award-winning film, Rain Man. We use Diagnosis Bingo to break down the criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder and determine whether that diagnosis applies to Dustin Hoffman's character, Raymond. What aspects of Raymond's character seem to accurately portray autism and which have...

Duration:02:08:29

In Session with “Sharp Objects”

3/31/2021
Travel with Dr. Sam and Dr. Fran to Wind Gap with Camille Preaker as they investigate HBO's Sharp Objects. Who is murdering children in Wind Gap? What is going on with Camille, Amma, and Adora? The doctors solve those questions quicker than Detective Richard and the police chief solve the town's crimes. Dr. Sam and Dr. Fran review complex topics seen in the show including Camille's history of abuse, alcohol use, and non-suicidal self-injury. Would we expect someone to engage in self-harm the...

Duration:01:59:41

In Session with “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”

3/11/2021
You can be infinite with Dr. Sam & Dr. Fran this week as they discuss adolescent mental health.

Duration:01:53:22

In Session with “To the Bone”

2/25/2021
This week, Dr. Sam and Dr. Fran tackle a critical issue that will impact 29 million Americans during their lifetime — eating disorders.

Duration:02:23:35

In Session with “The Queen’s Gambit”

2/11/2021
Checkmate! Dr. Sam and Dr. Fran are back to discuss chess, drugs and... more chess.

Duration:01:56:16

In Session with “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”

12/17/2020
It's the..the..THE GRINCH! Dr. Sam and Dr. Fran travel to Whoville to discuss a favorite, holiday character. And maybe Freudian Scripts perhaps... teaches you a little bit more. Happy Holidays!

Duration:01:41:45

In Session with “Mean Girls”

12/3/2020
You can't sit with us! Well, you can if you listen to this week's session. Join us as Dr. Sam and Dr. Fran dissect one of your favorite, quotable comedies.

Duration:02:16:53

In Session with “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”

11/19/2020
Would anyone like to share with the group their level of excitement for this session? Join Dr. Sam and Dr. Fran as they discuss a classic on its 45th anniversary.

Duration:02:25:03

In Session with “Ratched”

10/29/2020
You are not sorry, but you will be if you miss this episode! Join Dr. Sam & Dr. Fran as they discuss Netflix's most viewed debut season of 2020.

Duration:01:54:56

In Session with “Shutter Island” with Dr. Weber

10/15/2020
Surrender your weapons and welcome to Ashecliffe Hospital. Join Drs. Sam and Fran along with a special guest as they try to solve a crime and survive the island. Good luck with your investigation but steer clear of the lighthouse.

Duration:02:15:54

In Session with “The Silence of the Lambs” with Dr. Adam

9/30/2020
Have the lambs stopped screaming? If not, listen to this week's session as Dr. Sam and Dr. Fran, with the assistance of a new expert, analyze one of the most notorious film villains.

Duration:02:26:06

Mini-Session 2: Q&A with Dr. De Los Reyes

9/24/2020
Join Dr. Sam and Dr. Fran as they welcome Dr. Andres De Los Reyes back for a Mini-Session! Dr. De Los Reyes returns to answer listener questions about graduate school, research, and a career in academia.

Duration:00:30:17

In Session with Iron Man and Spider-Man with Dr. De Los Reyes

9/17/2020
This week's session may not save the world but can teach you a couple of things about the heroes who do. Plus, Drs. Sam and Fran welcome Freudian Scripts' first guest!

Duration:00:58:46

In Session with “Silver Linings Playbook”

8/31/2020
Listen to this week's session and you will have a shot at a silver lining!

Duration:01:02:07

In Session with “Fight Club”

8/6/2020
The first rule of Freudian Scripts is... listen to this week's session. Dr. Sam and Dr. Fran analyze the famous psychological thriller that had everyone wondering, "Who is Tyler Durden?"

Duration:01:05:43

In Session with “Never Have I Ever”

7/23/2020
You'll feel grata as hell after learning about new diagnoses and therapy with teens this week. Listen to learn some new things and to catch up on all the teenage drama from one of Netflix's recent hit series. Peace out, Freudian Scripters.

Duration:00:44:20

In Session with “Couples Retreat”

7/9/2020
I know my truth! And the truth is, you're going to enjoy learning about couple's therapy while envisioning yourself on a tropical retreat with Dr. Sam and Dr. Fran this week.

Duration:00:36:57

In Session with “Sex Education”

6/25/2020
You may feel like a sex guru after this week’s session analyzing another Netflix hit series. But, please don't start charging for sex advice.

Duration:00:56:49

In Session with “You”

6/11/2020
Stalk much? This week Dr. Sam and Dr. Fran analyze the streaming sensation that had fans obsessing even more than its creepy protagonist. Don't worry. That voice in your head is not Joe's interior monologue. It's just our latest episode.

Duration:00:20:32

Mini-Session 1: Q & A

5/27/2020
Have you found yourself wondering, what is the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist? And, how do the doctors really feel about the portrayal of psychology in entertainment? Join Dr. Sam and Dr. Fran for their first Mini-Session (or mini-sesh, if you will) as they tackle these and other burning listener questions with a little help from producer, Brandon.

Duration:00:05:08