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In Psych Effect, Drs Stephane Degraff & Dmitry Byk trade their white coats for t-shirts, shorts, and sneakers to unpack societal issues and human behavior through the phenomenon of sports. Commenting on everyday news with the intention of shedding light on the human behavior in professional athletes, public figures, and newsmakers they will attempt to demystify the stigma attached to mental health. The struggle these public figures go through will be put into context, while maintaining an open discussion on the nexus between the human psyche and the demands of the ever so enormous sports industry and the impact on today’s society. In sports, as a metaphor for life, we can find all the good in human kind as we push our brain and body capacity to their maximum potential, or perhaps the very worst of our vices. The challenge this podcast faces is to bring levity, lightheartedness, and easygoing conversations to a serious topic in the world today in the hopes of better educating us on the impact it is having.

Location:

United States

Description:

In Psych Effect, Drs Stephane Degraff & Dmitry Byk trade their white coats for t-shirts, shorts, and sneakers to unpack societal issues and human behavior through the phenomenon of sports. Commenting on everyday news with the intention of shedding light on the human behavior in professional athletes, public figures, and newsmakers they will attempt to demystify the stigma attached to mental health. The struggle these public figures go through will be put into context, while maintaining an open discussion on the nexus between the human psyche and the demands of the ever so enormous sports industry and the impact on today’s society. In sports, as a metaphor for life, we can find all the good in human kind as we push our brain and body capacity to their maximum potential, or perhaps the very worst of our vices. The challenge this podcast faces is to bring levity, lightheartedness, and easygoing conversations to a serious topic in the world today in the hopes of better educating us on the impact it is having.

Language:

English


Episodes

TPE #6 - "Horse Girl" & "Lemon" movie reviews, cancel culture, & the meaning of a vacation.

8/16/2020
On location from Cocoa Beach, Dmitry & Maria briefly talk about what it means to be on vacation, but mostly review two movies, "Horse Girl" and "Lemon", because there are no new movies in theaters to discover, and discuss the serious topic of societal "cancel culture".

Duration:02:11:38

TPE #5 - Sexology, Swingers, and Naughty Events.

7/25/2020
Dr. George Kallas a licensed psychology and sex therapist joins Dmitry on the podcast to talk about his PhD thesis on swingers, how he ended up in a sex dungeon in the middle of a desert, and whether we recommend your next vacation be at a Naughty Island. Hint: Yes.

Duration:01:16:43

TPE #4 - Medical Devices, da Vinci Surgical Robot, Tesla and Electric Vehicles

7/10/2020
Alex Espinosa, a biomedical engineer and car enthusiast, joins Dmitry this week to talk about his work designing and creating devices used by doctors and Dmitry's failed investment in Intuitive Surgical which created the coolest surgical robot, the da Vinci. They also talk about Alex's Tesla Model 3 and the technology of electric vs hybrid cars, and what Alex would do if he was in charge of Tesla. And finally how the cybertruck looks like a coffee maker(sorry Elon).

Duration:02:04:34

TPE #3 - IQ Testing, Media, Truth, and the Morality in a Capitalist Society

7/4/2020
Maria Karilshtadt-Byk is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice. Dmitry & Maria discuss topics ranging from current intelligence tests, how the media has changed in the last 30 years, and whether ethics can shape the decisions made by individuals and corporations in various industries.

Duration:01:53:55

TPE #2 - Section 230, Miami Dolphins, Star Trek, & the Marvel Cinematic Universe

6/19/2020
Geoff Lottenberg is an intellectual property, corporate, and internet attorney. Dmitry & Geoff discuss the very important Section 230 of the Communications & Decency Act that was passed in 1996, but is currently in the news because of a recent Executive Order signed by President Trump. And also, how the Dolphins have ruined our lives over the last 20 years, which Star Trek series we love, and how we think the MCU will play out since Tony Stark gave his life so we can listen to podcasts.

Duration:01:36:23

TPE #1 - Oxford, Aliens, & Physics

6/13/2020
Dr. Russell Shannon, an electrical and computer engineer, talks with Dmitry about living and studying at the University of Oxford, aliens, and physics.

Duration:01:02:39