So long, and thanks for all the fish
Two Shrinks Pod
by Hunter Mulcare, Dr Hunter Mulcare & Amy Donaldson
10M ago
We have decided to call time on Two Shrinks Pod as our personal and professional lives have prevented us from being able to regularly produce the show. As we both care about the quality of the work we put out, we decided that if we couldn’t produce something we were proud of then it was time to end the pod. Thank you to all of the tens of thousands of listeners who had let us into your ears and minds, and for sharing our nerdy sense of humour. Thanks to our collaborators and interview guests. It has been an amazing journey to go on with all of you. We will keep our episodes and website up ind ..read more
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83 - Coping with Exams
Two Shrinks Pod
by Hunter Mulcare, Dr Hunter Mulcare & Amy Donaldson
1y ago
If you’re a student struggling to cope with exams or a parent supporting one, this episode is for you. Just in time for the year 12 exams, we’ve prepared a crash course on how to cope with anxiety in the lead up, on the morning of and during an exam. Listen for practical tips, how to know when to take a break and ways you can calm down once your in your exam. In this episode we cover how to cope: During study periods The night before/morning of an exam During the exam Afterwards if you have another exam This episode of Two Shrinks Pod was sponsored by Calabash. Visit https://calabash.cours ..read more
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Analyze This - 2SP on the School of Movies
Two Shrinks Pod
by Hunter Mulcare, Dr Hunter Mulcare & Amy Donaldson
1y ago
Head over to the School of Movies Podcast to listen to Amy and Hunter talk about the comedy mob film Analyze This starring Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal. We talk about anxiety attacks, toxic masculinity, doing therapy at gun point and the ethical issues of receiving gifts from your mobster client. School of Movies Analyze This : https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-jbcwc-12d7d2b School of Movies is a British podcast hosted by Alex and Sharon Shaw who dissect and discuss modern cinema, there is no movie podcast like it and it is well worth a listen. 2SP has previously been on their show discuss ..read more
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82 - Phobias: A Year 12 Psychology Exam Crash Course
Two Shrinks Pod
by Hunter Mulcare, Dr Hunter Mulcare & Amy Donaldson
1y ago
This episode we’ve put together a crash course on phobias. We know phobias are on the VCE psychology exam and we have covered the main topics and theories covered in the course. The episode is pitched at Australian year 12 psychology students (and for their parents wanting to understand what this psychology garbage is). We don’t assume any prior psychology knowledge so this means that it is good episode for anyone who want to understand about psychological theory and treatment. Understanding phobias and their treatment brings together a lot of core psychological concepts. Listen in for easy t ..read more
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81 - Psychology of Abortion
Two Shrinks Pod
by Hunter Mulcare, Dr Hunter Mulcare & Amy Donaldson
1y ago
For episode 81 we’re taking a comprehensive, research driven look at abortion: what it’s like making the decision, how it impacts people psychologically and what happens if you can’t have one when you want to? Join us for a discussion of what the research actually says, in all it’s complexity, about how women respond after an abortion. To skip forward to a particular topic: 05:30 Decision making 19:35 Psychological impacts of having a voluntary abortion 40:25 Impacts on sexual functioning 44:45 Psychological impacts of having an abortion for medical reasons 49:12 Outcomes for women who want a ..read more
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80 - This Episode Could've Been an Email
Two Shrinks Pod
by Hunter Mulcare, Dr Hunter Mulcare & Amy Donaldson
1y ago
This episode we’re covering our professional gripes with a thin veil of science and talking about work research. Join us for a light-hearted, research based whinge about frictionless spaces for nomadic workers (or hotdesking), how meetings interrupt us, documentation makes us burnt out and just how judgemental we all are about email signatures. To wrap up, Hunter proves a point about windfarms to a random farmer he met on a plane and Amy waxes lyrical about comfort food. Work Research: The demands and resources arising from shared office spaces Settlers, vagrants and mutual indifference: uni ..read more
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79 - Sarcasm
Two Shrinks Pod
by Hunter Mulcare, Dr Hunter Mulcare & Amy Donaldson
2y ago
This time on 2SP we’re taking a look at sarcasm through 4 research articles. How does it develop in childhood? Are some cultures really more sarcastic? Can make us more creative? And, can emojis help avoid awkward misunderstandings of sarcasm when we text? After a delightful break with some sparkling shiraz, Hunter laments the impact of clutter on productivity and Amy talks about whether people feel more safely attached to their pets or their partners. Sarcasm Research The highest form of intelligence: Sarcasm increases creativity for both expressers and recipients (Huang et al, 2015) Saying ..read more
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78 - I Didn't Do the Thing Today: Productivity Guilt with Madeleine Dore
Two Shrinks Pod
by Hunter Mulcare, Dr Hunter Mulcare & Amy Donaldson
2y ago
Struggling to get anything done? Constantly torturing yourself over what you could’ve achieved if only you had a routine, stuck to a schedule, magically became a more productive, focused person? You’re not alone. Join us for a chat with Madeleine Dore: Melbourne journalist, interviewer and creator of the Everyday Routines project.. She takes us through how to approach our days creatively, why we get stuck and how even the most prolific creatives battle with their routines. Want to hear more from Madeleine? We loved her book, I Didn’t Do the Thing Today: On Letting Go of Productivity Guilt ..read more
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77 - The 2021 Wrap Up
Two Shrinks Pod
by Hunter Mulcare, Dr Hunter Mulcare & Amy Donaldson
2y ago
For our last episode of the year we’re looking back over 2021. We chat about the episodes of the year with a dash of new research, a new therapy portrayal in Mare of Easttown and a nostalgic look at our favourite episodes. To really get things off our chests, we wrap up with the Gripe List - a random assortment of things that have pissed us off in 2021. As always, thank you for listening. We’ll be back at the start of 2022 ..read more
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76 - How to help your anxious kid
Two Shrinks Pod
by Hunter Mulcare, Dr Hunter Mulcare & Amy Donaldson
2y ago
This episode we’re giving a crash-course for parents on how to help your child when they’re anxious. Amy talks us through what kids’ anxiety looks like, how to begin to calm things down and when to call in the experts. Listen for practical, doable tips on what to do when your kid’s anxiety is overwhelming them or you. To finish up, Hunter talks about and Amy is inspired by Twitter to talk through drop bear survival. Parent resources: Best bubble solution with a wand that’s attached to the lid: https://www.bigw.com.au/product/ultra-premium-amazing-bubbles-6-pack/p/789862 Books: The Whole Brain ..read more
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