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This week we let the feedback lead our conversation about unexpected family reunions, the beautiful mess that is the Maya/Carina/Jack situations, Travis’s possible run for Mayor, Owen being cool, Linc & Jo’s relationship, loving our kids no matter what and much more. Intro & Things (0:00 – 3:06) S05 E16 & 17: Station 19 (3:08 – 1:19:08) S18 E16 & 1…
 
Tehya Nakamura (TK) is the host of For The Love of History, a wonderful podcast that shares obscure and exciting historical stories. She joins me to discuss the awkward and weird history of mental health diagnosis. This is a rerun of a previous Broken Brain, leading the way for TK's appearance on a new episode next week, when we will talk about Abr…
 
Psychiatrist and Author Jess Wright appeared on the podcast a few months ago to discuss his work in computer-assisted Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. He returns to the show to discuss his new book, "A Stream to Follow," a historical-fiction novel focused on PTSD in the time of WWII. The protagonist of the story is a small town doctor who served as a …
 
This episode is a selection of another podcast that is produced by the same people bringing you the Broken Brain. Dwight cohosts and produces a podcast with Clare Waismann and David Livingston of the Waismann Method Rapid Detox and Opiate Treatment Specialists in California. They are discussing healthy ways to cope and avoid substance use triggers …
 
Dr. Carmine Pariante is a Psychiatrist who studies Treatment Resistant Depression. He is working towards a more specific definition of what constitutes a resistance to treatment interventions, and how to use that information in increasing efficacy in treatment. Sofia Quaglia is a medical journalist who wrote a piece on Dr. Pariante's work, and join…
 
In this episode, we bring in Moji of the TV Movie Mistress podcast to discuss the entirety of season 2 of Netflix’s ‘Bridgerton’. We discuss, the beautiful Kate Sharma, Anthony having the restraint of a saint, Mama Featherington: shady or in survival mode?, Eloise & Penelope’s big breakup, kisses, fingers and so much more. Plus as always, some thou…
 
This week we discuss the aftermath of Andy’s assault: the incompetence of the police, the blanket of support 19 gave Andy, Maya, Carina & Jack’s big news, Bailey’s stress levels, Schmidt’s breakdown, Meredith’s upsetting decision and so much more. Plus, amazing listener feedback. If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, here are the …
 
This week we discuss Andy’s misplaced guilt about station 23 closing, the sexual assault that ended the episode, Travis & Emmett’s final break up, Owen being Chief for the day not going well, Winston’s family drama, Zola being the greatest child who ever lived, and so much more. Plus, awesome listener feedback as usual. Intro & Things (0:00 – 2:38)…
 
Tammie Chang MD is a pediatric oncologist, author, coach, and super swell human being! The USA is facing the highest rate of medical professional burnout ever recorded. We discuss why this may be, what can be done about it, and how to find hope amid the problems. Dr Chang is an expert and consultant on workplace burnout for physicians and one of th…
 
Music Thanatology is the clinical use of music to aid people who are dying. Tony Pederson, Certified Music Thanatologist and former President of the Music-Thanatology Association International joins me today to share how the use of harp and vocal music in hospital environments helps to humanize the end of life process, sharing some of his musical t…
 
This week we get to know Cheif Natasha Ross a little better, we praise Maya’s personal growth amidst the bad news she received, we’re reminded of how amazing Bailey is, say goodbye to Station 23, we both fall back in love with Bailey, find out Winston is a snake nerd, welcome Jo’s new love interest, Skyler Astin (Pitch Perfect), debate Bailey & Jor…
 
This week we talk about Jack opening the clinic, Maya NOT blackmailing Sully, Andy being a snitch on Station 19, and on Grey’s Anatomy we’re not into Maggie’s fever dream or Nick’s family drama, but can’t get enough of Kai & Amelia’s first hook up. All that and so much more. Plus, the usual insightful listener feedback. Intro & Things (0:00 – 4:32)…
 
This week we discuss Vic’s abortion day, Theo being the best boyfriend EVER, Travis’ on his bullsh*t again on Station 19. On Grey’s Anatomy, we’re officially over Owen, missed Korasick back at Grey Sloane being a lovable ass, we are all the way on board with Dr. Kai (& Amelia) and Nick (& Mer), and so much more. Plus, some thoughtful listener feeba…
 
This week we talk about Vic’s polar plunge, all the girl talk, Carina & Jack’s budding friendship, Jo being unnecessarily awkward, Meredith’s sister meeting Nick, Helm finally getting some attention, and much more. Plus, the usual amazing listener feedback. Intro & News (0:00 – 3:02) S05 E10: Station 19 (3:04 – 56:12) S18 E10: Grey’s Anatomy (56:15…
 
With the recent Anti-Transgender actions taken by the Texas State Government, among other states in the USA, I am excited to welcome Evan Urquhart to the show. A Journalist who writes about issues facing Transgendered youth, Evan is here to share his story and insights for parents, youth, and others. Please listen, share, and get involved in equal …
 
Today's episode covers avoiding burnout, creativity and creative writing, emotional and legal issues related to immigration, and how doing for others helps us to develop ourselves more effectively than trying to improve for ourselves. Ivan Infante is an Immigration Lawyer who specializes in helping people to obtain legal permission to remain in the…
 
This week we get right into it with Ben’s irrational shenanigans that got him benched, we’re loving the new lady Chief Natasha Ross, Vic is pregnant and we’re all in shock, we’re underwhelmed by Owen’s crash storyline, we’re finally DONE with Link & Amelia, feel so sorry for Schmitt’s breakdown and so much more. Plus insightful listener feedback as…
 
Dr Jesse Wright is a college professor, researcher, therapist, and psychopharmacologist. He has been a pioneer in the field of technological innovation in the field of mental health treatment, especially with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. He joins the show to discuss the history of computer assisted therapy (going back to the 1960s) and how researc…
 
Shondaland Thursday! This week we’re back from a much-needed mental health break to finally get into all the tearful, butt-clenching, holiday drama on both winter finales. Plus, some on-point listener feedback. Intro & Things (0:00 – 17:41) S05 E08: Station 19 (17:43 – 1:13:30) S18 E08: Grey’s Anatomy (1:13:32 – END) Follow Us: Twitter | Instagram …
 
Josh Wood is the Business Manager for the nonprofit Improving Lives, and The Broken Brain's official correspondent for Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG3 4QA. In this episode we discuss some of the psychological & emotional effects of the COVID pandemic, including recent relaxation of mandatory health regulations in the UK and US, and the reactions p…
 
In the 1970s a couple of psychologists (Dr Pauline Rose Clance & Dr Suzanne Imes) coined the term Imposter Syndrome. Then in 2021 Marvel Studios created the TV series Hawkeye. Many things actually happened between those 2 events. Imposter Syndrome, which is the persistent belief that you are less competent than others perceive you to be. This persi…
 
Abi Perez returns to the podcast to discuss the cultural and psychological lessons learned form the Disney film Encanto, which Dwight cannot watch or without crying. We discuss how each character addresses an element of PTSD, how relationships can be complicated by fear and misunderstanding, and how actions we take with others can become twisted ev…
 
Sharon Blady, MCU expert, former Health Minister, and Superhero of the Broken Brain, joins me yet again. This time we are talking some more nuts-and-bolts treatment planning for how to reframe your mental health symptoms into a superpower-weakness framework. You are not broken, just burdened with glorious purpose...I couldn't help it. If you know y…
 
What we eat influences our psychological health, even more than we previously thought. Dr Chris Aiken joined me to discuss how certain diets help with the symptoms of Bipolar Disorder and other Mood Disorders. Listen to the intro to learn how to win a copy of "You Next: Reflections in Black Barbershops." (this is a replay of an episode from 3 years…
 
International podcast law requires all shows to do an episode on the new SpiderMan movie, and now it's our turn! Sharon Blady, mental health advocate and super hero, is here for it. We talk trauma, healing, and why everyone loves SpiderMan's tendency to try to save everyone, even the villains. SPOILERS for Spider Man No Way Home abound in this epis…
 
For those who marked the beginning of the New Year last week, this is a time for goal setting and getting a jump on organization and self-improvement. So naturally I put off editing and releasing this episode. Hannah Boone, host & creator of Disordered, is here to discuss some of the dangers of productivity obsession. This episode deals with self-j…
 
Writing and directing duo Ian and Eshom Nelms are brothers who tell stories through writing and directing movies. Their 2020 film "Fatman," tells the story of what it might be like if Santa Claus had to live in the reality of the world, surviving and transcending some of it's less-jolly aspects while maintaining his position as a shaper and teacher…
 
THE NEW CHRISTMAS EPISODE!!! Finally 2021 has culminated in our first NEW holiday episode. Chris Revil joined me to discuss The Muppets and Christmas, in particular looking at the 1992 classic Christmas Film The Muppet's Christmas Carol. We talk about relationships, loneliness, hurt and (no surprise) trauma. Mostly we are focused on the inherent he…
 
Twice a month "The Broken Brain" joins "Let's Chat with Chris Revill" to create the Patreon-only show: "The Broken Chat!" This is a free sample of what you may be missing in the patron feed. In addition to The Broken Chat show there is also extended interviews, follow-ups with guests, and other special projects. Check out www.patreon.com/brokenbrai…
 
Over the next week you will be hearing RERUNS and NEW STUFF. There are 2 NEW Holiday themed episodes that will drop close to Traditional Christmas Day (in the US at least), December 25th. Before that there will be a RERUN episode each day brimming with the Glories of Christmases Long Long Ago...or at least past holiday episodes of The Broken Brain.…
 
Shondaland Thursday! This week we talk about the Thankgiving episode of both Station 19 and Grey's Anatomy, Andy coming into her own as Captain, Maya & Carina lovely day together, Jack & Vic's emotional destruction, Meredith & Nick finally hook up, Amelia & Dr. Kai's flirtation gets stepped up, we can't even with Megan's wig and so much more. Plus,…
 
Sam Led, Intuitive Coach, Trauma Survivor, and SNG (Super Nice Guy) returns to the show. Go back and listen to our first discussion if you missed that one. Today we talk about why Sam is not a fan of technique, and how to practice his way of moving through life and problems. Find out more about Sam's practice at www.samledconsulting.com, and listen…
 
Rosie Allen & Josh Woods are two members of Improving Lives, a UK based nonprofit helping people to access Mental Health services. They join the show to discuss ways to approach people who may feel burned out after having been through the healthcare system, and how to build trust and hope. We also discuss some of the differences and similarities in…
 
It's US Thanksgiving, and in Broken Brain Tradition we are busting out an episode on the use and effects of gratitude on psychological health. We discover some deeper insights into what gratitude means, how to access it, circumvent our own defensiveness, and what it has to do with acceptance. This is a Broken Brain Round-Up Panel Discussion with fo…
 
The Loki series from Marvel Studios is pretty fantastic, but what can two mental health nerds discover hidden within its storyline? Turns out it is quite a bit. We discuss redemption, narcissism, self-loathing, healing, dysfunctional relationships, fear, and probably some other stuff. Friend of the show Sharon Blady is here to talk about insights i…
 
This is a re-play of an episode recorded about a year-and-a-half ago with Dr. Hayes. Great guy, great conversation. Our recent episode on neurodiversity reminded me of this chat. Enjoy! Dr. Stephen Hayes is the creator of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a discipline founded in Cognitive Psychology that includes powerful methods for dealing with …
 
Sydney Aronin is an entertainer, actor, screenwriter, and an individual who has been diagnosed with Autism & ADHD. She is starting the "How (Neuro)Typical" podcast, where she and a NeuroTypical (NT) individual will be talking, joking, and educating about the differences in the way they view the world. Follow her on Instagram @sydsvery. She joined m…
 
Replay of my interview with Chris Revill, who has just placed the LEt's Chat podcast on temporary hiatus. Chris still joins me for The Broken Chat, a regular Patreon only show about pop culture recommendations, career goals, and podcasting. Chris joins me today to discuss his powerful experience with PTSD following the near-death of his wife Victor…
 
Happy Halloween 2021 Braniacs! Darryl Mansel, The Seed himself, stopped by from Poprika Reviews to introduce us to his favorite scary-times movie: John Carpenter's The Thing from 1982. You may recognize it as the classic horror movie that you felt vaguely reminded of when you first played Among Us. Check out Darryl's movie reviews and more at the P…
 
In some ways Marvel's "What If" series on Disney + is the most comic booky of comic book properties. Marvel projects have been on the small and big screen so much that we are playing out alternate timelines and what-if options like...well, like a comic book series would do. And if we are talking comics, we are talking with Sharon! Frequent Broken B…
 
The Broken Brain check-in with our man in the UK Himself: Josh Wood! A regular guest on the podcast, Josh is a Healthcare Advocate and the Business Manager for Improving Lives, a nonprofit organization in Nottingham. We discuss the status of the COVID crisis, relaxation and comparison of safety measures, Employment trends, and probably some other t…
 
Shondaland Thursday! This week we're loving the Crisis One program and the Miller, Vic Emmett team up, we just can't stomach Andy dumbass decisions, we're heartbroken over Maya & Carina's baby fight, we're happy to get to know Winston, we're so excited about all the possible couple pairings, we surprised by Owen's progressiveness, and so much more.…
 
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