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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

Location:

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 “Turning Red”

6/16/2022
Dr. Sam and Dr. Fran analyze a cute and cuddly coming of age story. Join as we discuss teen development, relationships, and emotions.

Duration:01:03:26

Booster Session with “Sex Education”

6/2/2022
Join Dr. Sam and Dr. Fran for a Booster Mini-Session this week as they provide a booster treatment session/put Sex Education back on the couch!

Duration:00:31:32

In Mini-Session with Gossip

5/5/2022
This week Dr. Sam and Dr. Fran present a Reel Rounds mini-session focused on gossip. We define and discuss gossip, including a brief history and the various uses of gossip as a communication style.

Duration:00:35:53

Second Opinion with “Fleabag” and “The Office”

3/24/2022
Dr. Sam and Dr. Fran bring back surprise clips from listeners for a new Second Opinion. We listen to therapy-related clips and react in real time with this mini-session featuring scenes from the TV shows, The Office and Fleabag.

Duration:00:31:12

In Session with “Ted Lasso”

3/3/2022
Dr. Sam and Dr. Fran analyze a beloved, streaming comedy. Join as we review sports psychology and therapy with everyone's favorite fictional coach.

Duration:01:18:16

In Session with “The Five-Year Engagement”

2/17/2022
In the spirit of Valentine's Day, Dr. Sam and Dr. Fran analyze a psychology focused romantic comedy. Join as we review social psychology and things that couples may face when juggling career decisions and a relationship.

Duration:01:01:28

Second Opinion on “Portlandia” and “What About Bob?”

2/3/2022
This week Dr. Sam and Dr. Fran are surprised with clips from listeners for a new Second Opinion. We listen to new, therapy-related clips and react in real time with this mini-session featuring scenes from Portlandia and What About Bob?

Duration:00:25:46

In Session with “Elf”

12/23/2021
Join Dr. Sam and Dr. Fran to discuss a holiday favorite this session. They dive into a range of topics including adoption, delusions, and positive psychology. Don't be a "Cotton-Headed Ninny Muggin," listen to this holiday session!

Duration:01:02:16

In Mini-Session with Hallmark Holiday Movies

12/9/2021
This week Dr. Sam and Dr. Fran present a Reel Rounds mini-session focused on why people love Hallmark holiday movies. We discuss why these movies are so predictable yet so enjoyable. Is it all about the Christmas spirit?

Duration:00:40:24

Second Opinion on Holiday Family Drama

11/25/2021
This week Dr. Sam and Dr. Fran introduce a new holiday-themed Second Opinion. We surprise each other with clips related to holiday family conflict, while reacting and sharing our thoughts on the spot. This Second Opinion features scenes from Instant Family and Four Christmases.

Duration:00:28:09

In Session with “50/50”

11/10/2021
We promise it's completely normal to feel excitement about the release of a new session. This week, Dr. Sam and Dr. Fran discuss health psychology and critique the therapy portrayal of a psychologist-in-training.

Duration:01:10:59

In Session with “The Sixth Sense”

10/29/2021
Dr. Sam & Dr. Fran are ready to tell you their secret. Join them as they break down one of the spookiest & most twisted tales in cinematic history.

Duration:01:13:33

In Mini-Session with the Psychology of Horror

10/14/2021
This week Dr. Sam and Dr. Fran present a Reel Rounds mini-session focused on the psychology behind scary movies. We discuss what horror films are as well as why we like them and who may find them the most enjoyable.

Duration:00:32:07

In Mini-Session with Fake Therapists

9/30/2021
This week Dr. Sam and Dr. Fran present a Reel Rounds mini-session focused on the portrayal of fake therapists in movies. We share and critique clips of fake therapy in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Central Intelligence.

Duration:00:32:22

In Session with “In Treatment: Eladio” (S4E1)

7/29/2021
Dr. Sam and Dr. Fran are back this week with a full session covering a detailed therapy portrayal on a popular HBO show.

Duration:02:13:02

Second Opinion on SNL and Always Sunny

7/15/2021
This week Dr. Sam and Dr. Fran introduce a new mini-session—Second Opinion. We surprise each other with therapy clips while reacting and sharing our thoughts on the spot. This week's Second Opinion features an SNL sketch and scenes from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Duration:00:57:20

In Mini-Session for Pride Month

6/24/2021
This week Dr. Sam and Dr. Fran introduce a new mini-session—Reel Rounds. In a special Pride Rounds, we share clips and discuss topics related to the portrayal of transgender women of color in the media.

Duration:00:54:16

In Session with “The Woman in the Window”

6/14/2021
Join Dr. Sam and Dr. Fran as we pull back the curtain to investigate agoraphobia in Netflix's latest psychological thriller.

Duration:02:22:08

Celebrating One Year!

5/27/2021
Join Dr. Sam, Dr. Fran and Producer Brandon to celebrate Freudian Scripts' first birthday!

Duration:01:26:39

In Session with “Atypical”

5/11/2021
A special guest joins Dr. Sam and Dr. Fran to talk about autism in teens, including dating, therapy and, of course, penguins.

Duration:02:22:34