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An L.A. based podcast brought to you by two forensic psychologists who dissect the intersections where true crime, forensic psychology, and entertainment meet.

An L.A. based podcast brought to you by two forensic psychologists who dissect the intersections where true crime, forensic psychology, and entertainment meet.
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An L.A. based podcast brought to you by two forensic psychologists who dissect the intersections where true crime, forensic psychology, and entertainment meet.

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English


Episodes

Wrongfully Accused Parents

5/10/2019
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Following the interest in the Madeleine McMann disappearance, Dr. Scott & Dr. Shiloh talk about affect & presentation after expereincing a trauma and other similar cases throughout history, including the Jonbenet Ramsey case.

Duration:01:35:41

Resiliency After Trauma

4/30/2019
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This mini follow-up episode to Episode 12 on Columbine focuses on bouncing back from trauma and thriving through resiliency and post traumatic growth.

Duration:00:36:57

S2 E12 Columbine: 20 Years Later

4/20/2019
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It has been 20 years, an entire generation, since the landmark mass school shooting that changed everything. Dr. Scott & Dr. Shiloh attempt to bring awareness to the impact the event had on April 20, 1999 and what we have learned since then. They discuss the contagion or “Columbine Effect” of media coverage of mass shootings, murder-suicide & stress event symptomology while not glamorizing the shooting or naming the murderers. They also look at the phenomenon of “Columbiners” and today’s...

Duration:01:34:59

S2 E11 Frank Lloyd Wright & His Dark Connections to L.A.

3/30/2019
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This episode,the docs are bringing it back to LA. They review the genius of iconic architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, and his tragic brush with death that inspired his famous designs in Los Angeles. Additionally, they explore the his son’s most infamous house in the heart of LA with the literal receipts linking it to the most notable unsolved murder in the city.

Duration:01:06:37

S2 E10 The Amanda Knox Saga

3/12/2019
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We critically examine the Amanda Knox case and Netflix documentary, Amanda Knox. We will catch you up on everything that occurred over the 8 years of this saga and examine the “troubling behavior” (not our words or impressions) of Amanda during the events. However, this episode is more about the other key players in the story that shaped the wrongful convictions. We also take a glimpse at what Ms. Knox is doing now in her post-trauamatic growth.

Duration:01:24:51

S2 E9 Falsifying Crimes & Personality Disorders

2/23/2019
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In rare fashion, the doctors are on the heels of this week’s biggest news story, the Jussie Smollett case out of Chicago. At the release of this recording, actor and singer Jussie Smollett has been indicted and arrested for orchestrating his own hate-fueled attack and falsely reporting this to police. The community has been reeling and wondering how someone is capable of doing this. In this episode, Dr. Shiloh and Dr. Scott talk about the unique motivations for this type of crime and the...

Duration:01:13:46

S2 E8 Bonus So You Want to be a Forensic Psychologist?

2/14/2019
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You’ve asked, so we answered! We cover all things forensic psychology in this “nerd alert” episode. This is for you if you are considering graduate school, want to know more about the legal system and psychology, want to know how the doctors found themselves here, plus some details about types of therapy and evaluations forensic psychologists conduct on a daily basis.

Duration:01:18:20

S2 E8 "What's in the cab?" Highway Serial Killings

1/26/2019
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This episode bring us all back to our favorite true crime subject, serial killers. And not just your average serial killer, but the special breed of trucker serial killers. Dr. Scott & Dr. Shiloh go into how crime analysts started realizing that highway serial killings was a nationwide epidemic before exploring specific killers featured in the docuseries, The Killing Season, the book Evil That Men Do and the podcast Happy Face, including little known facts about prolific killer Robert Ben...

Duration:01:40:21

S2 E7 Was the Unabomber an Incel? Interview with Ret. FBI Profiler James R. Fitzgerald

12/16/2018
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The docs finally find a fascinating way to talk about one of their favorite miniseries, Manhunt: Unabomber. They dish about the show itself and then relate Episode 6’s topics of Incels to Ted Kaczynski with a special guest. Retired FBI profiler and forensic linguist, James R. Fitzgerald gives his insight into Kaczynski’s sexual development and struggles which was revealed the Unabomber’s own personal writings. We explore all of this and more to determine whether or not Ted Kaczynski fits the...

Duration:01:14:41

S2 E6 Incels

12/1/2018
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Dr. Scott and Dr. Shiloh discuss one of their most interesting topics to date: Incels or the “involuntary celebates.” They talk about the origins and evolution of the incel community and touch on various flavors of diagnoses that appear to be prevalent with these individuals. They also highlight three high-profile cases of violence perpetrated by men who aline with the incel worldview and discuss those individuals’ motives and psychological diagnoses. Lastly, they touch on the field of...

Duration:01:12:02

S2 E5 Multiple Personality Disorder is Not a Thing

11/11/2018
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Dr. Scott & Dr. Shiloh psychsplain the diagnosis of Dissociation and relate it to season 1 of The Sinner and the docuseries The Keepers, while touching on several forensic psychology topics such as competency evaluations and malingering.

Duration:01:33:55

S2 E4 Bonus The Exorcist Superfan

10/31/2018
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In this Bonus Halloween episode, Dr. Scott and Dr. Shiloh interview their dear friend, Al Hobbs, a super fan of the The Exorcist. He will fill us in on how he became fascinated with the movie & the book, personal stories of the real possession victim and will help us dive deeper into the experiences of the film crew and actors.

Duration:01:38:03

S2 E4 The Exorcist- Crossover with Hollyweird Paranormal

10/14/2018
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Dr. Scott and Dr. Shiloh team up with Tammie and Brice of the podcast Hollyweird Paranormal to examine the classic horror film, The Exorcist. Dr. Scott will catch you up on the history and cultural aspects of possession, while Tammie gives you the receipts on the true story of possession that influenced the movie. Then Brice fills us in on the curse of the production of the film and Dr. Shiloh finishes this thrilling episode off with a tale of a serial killer likely linked to the film.

Duration:02:11:25

S2 E3 Never Marry A Peterson

10/6/2018
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Dr. Scott and Dr. Shiloh analyze The Staircase documentary from a psychological perspective, covering the odd characters in the series and the influence is had on the audience & jury, as well as the struggles of families of people going through the criminal justice system. They also offer their theories of what happened.

Duration:01:20:07

S2 E2 Emmy Awards Special

9/15/2018
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This episode we are bringing you something a little more light than dark (some dark, psychobabble rants included) with an episode dedicated to the crime shows we loved this last year and the nominees. Dr. Shiloh dives into the true crime story of The Assassination of Gianni Versace by exploring the background of killer Andrew Cunanan, his psychopathic tendencies, and the timeline of his spree killings, as well as the excellent, star-studded show itself. Dr. Scott then takes us into the...

Duration:01:19:54

S2 E1 Light My Fire

9/1/2018
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This first episode of Season 2 centers around the criminal behaviors of Arson and the psychological disorder of Pyromania. After being contacted by Frank Girardot, the true crime author, about his recently released book Burned: Pyromania, Murder and a Daughter's Nightmare, Dr. Shiloh and Dr. Scott decided that it was timely to cover the story of John Orr, the most notorious serial arsonist. In this red-hot episode, they also discuss the phenomenon of firefighters who commit arson and discuss...

Duration:01:39:39

S1 E7 Cults in California

4/28/2018
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Dr. Scott and Dr. Shiloh discuss the history of cults in Southern California and highlight some of the more historical and infamous groups from the Golden State. Dr. Scott tells his own story about being approached by the leader of Buddhafield (of Holy Hell fame) & Dr. Shiloh gives us some insight into the psychological profile of someone who joins a cult.

Duration:01:31:39

S1 E6 Therapists in Entertainment

3/14/2018
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In this episode, Dr. Shiloh and Dr. Scott spend some time discussing the depictions of mental health professionals in TV and film, as well as some non-fiction "psychotherapists." They take some of your suggestions from social media and touch on some of their favorites including Stepbrothers and Color of Night. They discuss the ethical considerations and reality of these not so realistic characters.

Duration:01:08:01

S1 E5 Paraphilias

1/15/2018
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Dive into a clinical discussion on Paraphilic Disorders; unique, and often problematic, sexual interests and attractions. Dr. Shiloh and Dr. Scott discuss the most often diagnosed paraphilias as well as some of the more disturbing and criminal sexual interests. They also explore the connection to the recent Netflix documentary, Voyeur.

Duration:01:11:00

S1 E4 Writing Minds- Jennifer Haley Interview

12/3/2017
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Forensic psychologists, Dr. Scott and Dr. Shiloh, interview award-winning playwright Jennifer Haley who was a writer on Season 1 of Netflix's 2017 hit Mindhunter. In their first interview episode, they dive into the excitement and obstacles of bringing John Douglas' book to life and dish on several story arcs that leave us not-so-patiently waiting for Season 2! What's with Wendy and that cat? Will there be a musical episode to see Jonathon Groff in action?

Duration:00:59:09