Thursday, November 02, 2006

Shrink Rap Podcast??

I know it's a crazy (woops) idea, but I have to get it out of my system. What do readers think of a podcast from Dinah, Clink and me? I'm thinking of kinda of a free-wheeling (with some structure, I guess) discussion about, well, some of the same types of things we blog about?

Would anyone listen (I know, why listen to our blather?). What do you all think?


NeoNurseChic said...

I'd listen to it! I created a podcast the other night, but I couldn't figure out how to post it. It had some singing - I'll say that much - and much more easy on the ears than the music I've posted that I recorded on the phone! Unfortunately, I couldn't figure out how to get it uploaded to the web, and it was the middle of the night at that point. Dr. A sent me the process for how he did his. So sometime soon I will try to post it to my own blog - I'm excited to be able to post my music in a lot better format!

I'd work on it this morning, but I'm stuck in bed sick. Boooo Am supposed to be at physical therapy right now, bu t that's not happening. Am still planning to make it to the psychiatry appt later today at least! Priorities... hahaha

Take care!
Carrie :)

DrivingMissMolly said...

I'd listen to it. A spirited discussion amongst the three of you, or solo would be interesting.

You could also have "guest" speakers like Foofy-Foofy.

I am sure we could come up with many, many topics for you if you should have difficulties coming up with topics yourselves (which I cannot imagine).

"Everything you wanted to ask your shrink but were afraid to ask?" HAHA I mean, of course, you would address relevant and breaking stories on the cusp of the frontlines of practicing psychiatry today. Of course, it is important to *never* lapse into frivolity or irrelevance. HaHa

I for one am fascinated my the minutiae of the lives of psychiatrists, the likes, I am sure, that could never be divulged here (sigh). But, we'll take what we can get!!!

Sorry--I've had too much chocolate and coke a cola.....and am on lithium. Is that bad?


Midwife with a Knife said...

I just had to say that I love the pic. You guys have had some good ones, lately, btw!

(oh, and I've enjoyed your blog, I'd probably listen if you blogcasted it.)

Fat Doctor said...

I'm almost embarrassed to admit my complete lack of knowledge regarding podcasts. Can anyone listen via the internet or do I need an ipod? If no ipod required, then I'd definitely tune in!

NeoNurseChic said...


You don't have to have an ipod! Have you been to Dr. A's site lately? He has created 3 podcasts - you can just download them (provided you have quicktime) and listen to them through your own computer. Granted, I do have iTunes, and the 3 podcasts eventually ended up playing through the iTunes player, but I'm guessing they'll play through any media player you have on your computer. They're really neat - I'm just getting started in looking into how to create them! May try to put one up tonight if I can!

Take care,
Carrie :)

Dr. A said...

I'd listen, but only if you talked about me - maybe a narcissist episode? HA!

But seriously, it's definitely an interesting mix to the written blog. And, hey, it might even be fun. I can't wait to hear the dynamics of this. Go for it!

Steve & Barb said...

Dr A, umm, but isn't that the whole point? If we can't talk about you, then forget it.

FD... what Carrie said. No ipod necessary. Try out Mena Trott's TED Talks talk... hopefully it will work.

By the way, Mena's talk (an alternative link is here and is also video), which is all about blogging and a blogger's life, is a great 18-min talk to listen to... I love her. Carrie, this will inspire you.

And if you haven't gotten addicted to TED Talks yet, try it!

Dinah said...

Fat Doctor:
I don't get it either. I tried to listen to Dr. A's podblogthingamajig and couldn't. If Roy points and pushes me, I'll go.
Dr. A, I'll only talk about you if put up a real photo.
Feel better, Carrie.

ClinkShrink said...

I'm still mulling over this. If Dinah does a tech-psych podcast, would that be classified as tech or humor? Could we do a video podcast of her trying to sync her Palm?

I think my guidelines would be: no longer than ten minutes, no more frequent that once a month, and no music (unless you want to risk listening to mine). And we'd have to have a duck.

And thanks for the great cartoon.

Dr. A said...

There's show #1 --> "What's up with the duck!" -- That'll last ten minutes - Guaranteed!

Gerbil said...

My insurance covers a 15-minute podcast every 6 weeks, as long as the topic is a major mental illness and the filename either (a) appears on the formulary or (b) has been properly pre-authorized.

ClinkShrink said...

I still love the gerbil pic. I know I have a cartoon of a hamster somewhere...

Dinah said...

Clink: You know, I thought about putting that email I sent you and Roy about my Palm Pilot woes up as a post. Like what would you all have to talk about if not for my technologic ineptitude?

I'll point out a few things to you.
I have a cellphone. I can work the memory. I send and receive text messages (often to my camel, always when bored in grand rounds).
I have a computer and a digital camera (oops, it belongs to one of the kids and it's broken). I just updated Norton I hope. I have had Palm Pilots since the days of Palm V. I have email. I can send attachments including Word Documents and photos. I own a child who owns an IPOD. I can access my email from pretty much anywhere (though I disconnected email from my phone because of troublesome addiction). I started a blog. I can send faxes. I can't work the TV or the satellite dish, but I can work TiVo. I can turn on the stove and tonight I made butternut squash soup (recipe ala Camel)

In the scheme of middle aged psychiatrists, I'm not doing so badly technologically.

NeoNurseChic said...


I hope you don't take offense to this, but last night I saw the movie "Prime" (on HBO on demand) starring Meryl Streep and Uma Thurman. For some reason, the therapist in the movie kept reminding me of how I sort of picture you. I honestly don't remember if they say if she's a therapist or a psychiatrist, but that's not the point. It's just the character in general - and since I've never met you or seen a pic or spoken to you, I really have no idea of what you look like or what your personality is like in person, but for some strange reason, that movie just sort of brought to life the image I have of you for some reason!

If you see that movie and get totally offended or something, please don't get mad at me! I totally don't mean it in a bad or derogatory way. Just couldn't resist pointing that out! Many people have posted on other blogs or comments about the pictures they have in their mind of how certain people look. This is so true when you haven't heard or seen the person before! Now that I've heard Dr. A's voice, I have a totally different picture in my mind of what he looks like - just based on that alone! I'll be interested to see, if you 3 do indeed create a podcast, if my image changes once I hear what you sound like!

I don't leave anyone guessing what I look or sound like. I've always had a pic on my blog and have recorded my speaking and singing voice via those audioblogger things! I suspect that when I do post a podcast that it'll give a better representation of what I really do sound like, but for the most part, I think everyone has the idea. I sometimes wonder what people might imagine I look and sound like based on my writing if I hadn't posted pictures/sound files. Interesting!

Oh and this is unrelated but just now as I was typing this, that intern I had gone out on 3 dates with last week just IM'd me and said, "I hope you are having a better week :)" What the hell?? He did send me that email the other night explaining that he didn't think we were really compatible and felt that something was missing when we were together. But as of yet, I have not responded and I have not IM'd him since Sunday night or spoken with him since Saturday night. Why is he IMing me to make sure I'm okay when he didn't care enough about me to even let me know in person how he really felt? ARG!

And as for how I'm feeling (Thanks for the well wishes) - a little better with respect to the nausea/reflux from this morning. Just very tired and kind of feel like I haven't slept in a year. I did rest a lot today, but I must still need more than that! I do work 7a-7p tomorrow. I took the train to Philly for my psychiatry appt today, and I noticed that they have changed all the advertisement posters. It was so weird to go on the SEPTA platform and see every single poster be for Rozerem all last month. Now it is an ad for some green tea energy drink. Wonder why they make all the posters the exact same ad instead of featuring a variety. It's a little overkill!

Gotta go to bed. Take care and have a good night!
Carrie :)

ClinkShrink said...

I stand corrected. Dinah, if it's any comfort you are always welcome to come to my house and watch me try to cook.

thinkingthings said...

Podcasts can be cool, but they are not always as easy to use as the blog. For instance, while you can surreptitiously read blogs at work, in public, etc., while listening to a podcast--even with earbuds--is difficult to get away with. I like your blog, and hope that if you do decide to podcast, you'll continue to do a parallel blog.

HP said...

Interesting concept. I'd definitely tune in.

BTW there is a free Shrink Rap Radio at iTunes.

Sarebear said...

I'd listen too. I've been trying to not be so overposting comments here, cause I know I'm so psychologically messed up.

What that has to do with anything, well, I dunno but that's how my mind works (or doesn't work, as the case may be).

Didn't figure people can really respond much to me here since I'm so, well, I dunno. And with some borderline tendencies, and that being such a reviled thing in many psychiatric circles (I try SO FRICKIN HARD to keep everything that wants to burst out under wraps; I give it my best, and sometimes the volcano beneath bursts out anyway, like the little dutch boy sticking his finger in the dam, and then more leaks spring, and he uses all his fingers and toes, and then there's hundreds more leaks and not enough of me to go around . . . .)

I didn't CHOOSE to be this way, and I HATE that I am. I work very hard in therapy tho, but it's slow going.



I just wish that people and professionals who have problems with the emotionally needy types of patients, and stuff, would keep that in mind . . . I hate it as much as they or others do, or more. And yet no matter how hard I've tried, for 20 years . . . .

Well, I'll still keep on fighting the good fight.

But I did not choose this . . . I didn't even know that these ways that I am were a classified personality disorder or tendencies (in addition to the anxiety disorders, bipolar, and crap).

I didn't choose what happened to me to make me this way, and I work as HARD as I can to be a better person than these personality traits lead me to being. And I have my whole life. I wish those with a problem with borderline like people would not be so dismissive or so . . . dislikeful, feel so much distaste for such

I hesitate to even bring up the word tendencies towards such, cause the little I've seen on the web shows a HUGE, OVERWHELMING STIGMA towards it beyond anything I've read towards most mental illness. Professionals at least find schizophrenia interesting, although the general public probably has much more stigma towards that in general.

You know, I don't know why I'm going off like this, except for the fact that since the hearing, I FEEL DEAD INSIDE.


I'd listen, even though I've been trying to stay away since I'm such a bag o problems, and dislikable ones at that, that I think you guys tend to not respond to me that much because I'm a mess.

Anyway. Back to your regular scheduled pods in their casts. Can I sign your cast? hee hee.
Would be fun for you guys to say, interview Neonursechic, and then sometime Foo. Not that you'd have to interview everybody who comments, cause I know it wouldn't be good to feel left out; it's up to you guys who you'd want to have, if anyone!!

Mebbe I better shut up now, I am so shredded from last week my ability to keep the unpleasantness/Sara covered up is not doing too well right now.

Oh, one more thing. I feel it's a tragedy that I've felt that I've HAD to cover me up my whole life; what kind of life is that to have, but that's what I've felt I've needed to do, in order to be closer to the kind of person I was raised to be and want to be. But to have my personality rather at odds with who I decide to be, and undermining it . . .

Dagnabbit, I go on and on. It makes it sound like I think I'm not responsible for what I become and choose, but until now when I've finally had access to therapy and meds, and had no clue what all was going on with me my whole life, how could I really choose when I was so fighting myself the whole life and not understanding what I was up against?

Ok, WAY too much . . .

Let's just say I dunno if my ologist is going to hospitalize me; I certainly hope not, but I guess we'll see what he says tomorrow.

Sara, who actually is realizing that tho she stumbles and struggles, that there's some strength in her somewhere for fighting this for twenty years and counting . . . .

Midwife with a Knife said...

Sarebear: I'm sorry you're having a hard time.

Anonymous said...

I've been doing a podcast for over a year, now, called Shrink Rap Radio. So, you might want to choose a different name. You can subscribe to it on iTunes.