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[CW: discussions of hate crimes and intense violence] Join us for a heavier episode today as we discuss the 2005 award-winning movie, Brokeback Mountain. We are joined by the host of the Lifetime Uncorked podcast, Patrick Serrano. We focus on the two main characters, Ennis and Jack, and explore how homophobia, trauma, and their families of origin i…
 
[CW: Discussions about domestic abuse] Hello and Happy Pride! Hop in our Cadillac DeVille as we discuss the 1995 comedy “To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar”. We explore the role of community in the various ways it is demonstrated in the movie, both in the LGBT+ community and in the small town our main characters end up in. We also exa…
 
Hop in our Aston Martin and join us as we break down the 2006 James Bond film, Casino Royale! We explore the question: Does James Bond have Antisocial Personality Disorder or is he in a career that encourages antisocial behaviors? We also examine his relationship with the Bond girl of this movie and the trauma that comes with being a 00. And rememb…
 
In this episode, we are jumping into our private jet to discuss the modern day rom com classic, Crazy Rich Asians. We explore the varied ways that culture shock can present via classism, immigration status, assimilation, etc. We also, unfortunately, tear apart the ways that Nick does not show up as a partner for Rachel when it comes to managing the…
 
Jump into the multiverse with us as we discuss Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse! We discuss the chronic trauma of being a superhero through constant exposure to grief and loss. We also discuss how to find empowerment in yourself and by helping others, group therapy, and trauma bonding. And remember, “anyone can wear the mask”.…
 
Welcome to Season 5!! We are riding our carriage to Jane Austen’s England to discuss the 2005 adaptation of Pride & Prejudice. We are breaking down the theme of Anxiety through the characters of Mrs. Bennett, Mr. Darcy, and Elizabeth Bennett. We explore the difference between anxiety that is a diagnosable disorder vs anxiety brought on by the envir…
 
In this year’s holiday episode, we are heading up to Arendelle to discuss Frozen 1 & 2! We are joined by Dr. Shelly Clevenger to breakdown the themes of empowerment and self-acceptance. We also examine the parenting choices of Anna and Elsa’s parents and it’s impact on their identity as adults. Happy Holidays!!…
 
The Fellowship of the Ring: Shame, Dissociation, and Trauma Bonds: One does not simply discuss Lord of the Rings….so we teamed up with Southgate Productions and headed to Mordor to discuss the first Lord of the Rings film, Fellowship of the Rings! We discuss the impact of shame in the decision making and sense of identity amongst the fellowship. We…
 
Ghostbusters: Psychology Experiments, Social Skills, & The Innovation Mindset—- In this episode we discuss the social skills of our main characters, the truth behind psychology experiments in college, and the inspiring message of innovation in the movie. Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!Popcorn Psychology
 
We are officially kicking off Spooky Season with The Babadook! We are joined by the magnificent Kristen Meinzer to discuss this 2014 Australian horror movie. We discuss parenting through grief and trauma, parental burnout, and explore the tricky question: is it ok to not like your child?? Join us as we try to get a good nights sleep with The Babado…
 
Helllloooooooo! This episode we are joined by Dr. Amanda Rios as we discuss the 90s classic, Mrs. Doubtfire. We explore the relationship of Robin Williams’ and Sally Fields’ characters as an example of the over-functioning/under-functioning dynamic. We also discuss the impact of divorce within a family system as a whole. Lastly we touch upon the co…
 
[Content Warning: brief reference about sexual abuse] In this episode we are joined again by Capes on the Coach with additional special guest: Daniel Jun Kim of Pop Mythology. We fly into Wakanda to discuss Black Panther and the themes of family secrets, culturally bound behaviors, eco -psychology, and the social-cultural links to wellness. Get 20%…
 
On the 20th anniversary of 9/11 we discuss the tragically beautiful Academy Award nominated film Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. In this episode we discuss the unique journey of Oskar Schell as he processes the life changing event of losing the person who understood him best in the world while simultaneously living through the collective traum…
 
Is grief, love persevering? In this episode, we tackle the/Disney+ series, Wandavision, and the themes of grief, loss, and attachment. We also discuss the therapeutic speciality: EMDR and how it is kind of sort of demonstrated onscreen. Join us as we crack open the Multiverse!!Popcorn Psychology
 
We are floating into the world of Japanese animation with Spirited Away. We focus on the main character, Chihiro, and her journey of anxiety and self-doubt to trust and empowerment. We also discuss the concept of free range parenting and parental anxiety. Join us in the spirit world!!Popcorn Psychology
 
We are family! Get up everybody and sing! In this episode, we celebrate Pride Month by diving into The Birdcage: the Robin Williams/Nathan Lane classic! We discuss the psychological consequences of acting against your true identity and the power of being your authentic self. Join us!!Popcorn Psychology
 
[Content Warning: discussion of sexual assault and abuse] Do you feel held by him? Does he feel like home to you? This episode we try to answer those questions with the lovely ladies of the podcast Freudian Sips: Annie and Bonnie, a mother/daughter therapy duo! We will be dancing around the maypole and dipping into the (much requested) horror film,…
 
Today’s episode is a bit different than our usual. It is the first in a series of episodes we will have with the film, Sleep Talking. Sleep Talking is horror film currently in production and the creative team behind it has invited us to get a peek into the process of making a movie in real time. So, unlike our typical episodes, we will be diving in…
 
Happy May the 4th Be With You!! We are joined this episode with another guest: Dr. Kirk Honda from the podcast, Psychology in Seattle! We are once again revisiting Star Wars with Return of the Jedi. We discuss the Jungian Archetypes demonstrated in this movie, Luke’s attachment issues, and the poor communication between beloved couple: Han & Leia. …
 
Content Warning: this episode contains discussions about sexual assault and violence. In this episode, we discuss Basic Instinct, an early 90s classic featuring Sharon Stone and Michael Douglas. We are again joined by a guest, the lovely Melanie Kinley, as we rip apart this erotic thriller that attempts to insert real psychology but fails miserably…
 
This episode comes to you via a Patreon patron! If you pledge $50 or more on our Patreon, you can pick a movie that we will discuss. For our first Patreon request, we are breaking down Martin Scorsese’s 2006 Best Picture winner, The Departed. We explore the psychological differences between the double lives of the two main characters: Billy Costiga…
 
Where were you when Panem fell?? We wrap up the final installment of the Hunger Games series with a heavy episode. We discuss the effects of ongoing trauma on our main characters: Katniss, Finnick, Joanna, and Gale. We dive into the topic of dissociation and how it is displayed by Peeta. We break down the concept of The Dark Triad. We even dabble i…
 
In this episode, we are discussing another beloved romantic movie, Love & Basketball. We analyze how our relationships with our parents shape our identify. We also tackle the topic of vulnerability and fear and how that impacts the love between Quincy and Monica.Popcorn Psychology
 
Happy Valentine’s Day! By fan vote we are breaking down Sleepless in Seattle! We will split our discussion between the storylines of Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. We discuss becoming a single parent as a widower, dating again after the death of a spouse, and emotional cheating.Popcorn Psychology
 
Welcome to Season 4! We are opening up with a fan request episode on Easy A! We discuss the modern retelling of everyone's least favorite High School read: The Scarlet Letter and the incredibly difficult road to identity and sexuality as a teenager. We also discuss the importance and delicate nature of helping a teenager as an adult. Do you want to…
 
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