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Richard Wiseman's On Your Mind
Today, we have a special treat for you as we feature an episode from the new podcast "Richard Wiseman's On Your Mind," co-hosted by Richard Wiseman, Britain's only professor in the Public Understanding of Psychology, and science journalist Marnie Chesterson. Together, they delve into the captivating topic of persuasion, exploring how the power of persuasion can be used for good, the psychological tricks used to persuade people, and ways to protect ourselves from marketing strategies. In this episode, all these questions and more will be answered.
LOTR: The Return of the King - Chosen Family, Purpose, & Heroism
We are once again joined by the fantastic Justine Mastin as we complete our LOTR journey with The Return of the King. We discuss the theme of chosen family seen throughout the film as well as purpose and heroism. There may be a day that we stop watching this film, but it is not this day! So get it over with and throw that ring in that mighty big volcano and join us!! Find Justine Mastin @mindbodyfandom on IG
[CW: mild references to SA] Come with me if you want to live! In this episode we time travel into Terminator 2. We discuss the movie's diagnosis of Sarah Connor having schizoaffective disorder. We dive into the movie's portrayal of mental health services within an intensive institutionalized setting. We also break down John Connor as a kid who was raised by an unconventional parent who normalized a number of behaviors that would be considered criminal by mainstream society.
Everything Everywhere All at Once: Intergenerational Trauma & Nihilism
Welcome to Season Six of Popcorn Psychology!! We are kicking off this season with the 2023 Oscar winner for Best Picture: Everything Everywhere All At Once! We deep dive into the subject of intergenerational trauma between the main character Evelyn with both her father and her daughter. We also explore the movie’s themes on nihilism and existentialism. Come listen and don’t get sucked into the bagel!!
500 Days of Summer: Situationships, Adjustment, and Depression
Happy Valentine’s Day! Let’s travel back in time to the height of quirky hipsterdom, 2009, and dive into 500 Days of Summer! This movie has been heavily requested for almost the entire time we’ve been doing the podcast. As the movie reminds us several times, this is NOT a love story! So we will be breaking down the concept of “Situationships”, what are they, how do you end up them, and how to get out of them. So check it out unless you want to end up like a Tom.