Tuesday, April 03, 2007

My Three Shrinks Podcast 14: No April Fool

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Hard to believe we went so long without a podcast. Sorry about that, folks, but life got too hectic for a spell. We didn't do anything special for April Fools Day (except some funny YouTube links), but we still think you'll like today's podcast.

April 1, 2007:

Topics include:
  • Q&A: Midwife with a Knife, an OB/GYN, asks us about whether pedophilia is a disease or something else, and what we think about civil (as opposed to criminal) commitment for it. Clink uses one of her 50-cent words on us (ephebophilia, a term that Clink says was coined by John Money in his book, Love Maps). See also The Last Psychiatrist's posts on this here and here.
  • NYT article: "The Brain on the Stand", by Jeffrey Rosen. Clink talks about this article about brain diseases being put on trial to explain bad behavior.
  • Q&A: Dr Anonymous wants us to say more about our recent posts (here and here) on humor and medicine. This whole discussion (and the numerous comments on the blog) was started by Roy's lyrics to "Walk Like a Psychiatrist."

Find show notes with links at: http://mythreeshrinks.com. This podcast is available on iTunes (feel free to post a review) or as an RSS feed. You can also listen to or download the .mp3 or the MPEG-4 file from mythreeshrinks.com.

Thank you for listening.


Midwife with a Knife said...

Hm.... brain on a pedestal. Best I could find: http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.svtarot.com/net/threeofhosts.gif

Thanks for answering my question, by the way.

Midwife with a Knife said...

Darn. Blogger ate my link. just go to google images and google "brain on a pedestal" and "brain on stand". You might find something you like.

Also, I think that Roy's also the nerdy one (come on, did you see his you tube links? Especially the Darth Vader one? Although I'm sorry I never thought to do the Chinese restaurant thing myself.); but you're all loveable, goofy, and at least mildly interesting.

Liked the podcast, and the 35 minute length is probably just right. I always end up listening to them when I'm awake in the wee hours of the morning, and 35 minutes is the right amount of time for me to listen, and then to be able to sleep and go back to bed. Um... the above paragraph is meant as a compliment. It's not that the podcast has any properties that make me sleepy. It's just that it nicely fills that time between waking and going back to sleep during the 3am-5am time that I wake up a lot of mornings. OK, I'm going to shut up and go to bed now. Summary: Nice podcast, guys. :)

jcat said...

OK. Roy....I am sooooo close to admitting total defeat.

I have a stupid question that I would like to ask you about how you find what strange search terms people have used to get to you (as you did in Jan this year)?

Google's help facility has completely beaten me. Which for someone who spent 20 odd years being a techno-geek is bad enough. Best I can figure it, is unless you actually know the answer, Google won't confirm it for you. There IS no category for 'i don't know'!!

But now, to add to my total and abject humiliation, I have gone round in circles for 30 mins trying to work out how to email you.


Midwife with a Knife said...

jcat: I think what you want is something like statcounter (uh.. I think it's www.statcounter.com), it will prospectively keep track of how people reach your blog. You can look at maps to see what part of the world your readership comes from, you can look to see what people searched to get to your blog, and you can figure out who's blog is linked to yours.

Hope that helps!

Rach said...

Great podcast y'all. Really really good. Here's a question I was wondering about as I was washing the dishes and listening to you:

How did you meet each other? Was it back in med school, or did you just happen to collide into one another? How do shrinks meet other shrinks? And would you say that you have more friends who are in the medical/helping professions than the rest of them? Just curious...

jcat said...

MWWAk - thanks, have added that to the toy collection. Along with the site metere and the two different maos. And the hoglet. No such thing as too many toys.....
Will see how it works.

Sarebear said...

Oooo Rach, great question!

I was wondering, too, how you guys deal with acquaintances or relatives/distant relatives asking psych advice and stuff. It seems to me that might get annoying, if people do that alot.

8^P) Oh and you're all nerdy, in various ways. And rather more than mildly interesting!

I liked this podcast very much.


(Personally celebrating cause in therapy today we discussed how I'm handling a nasty family mess just dealt to me that is similar to one dealt to me a year ago, and how much better, adaptive, and healthier I'm handling it this time! It's one of those, you don't know how much therapy has helped, until the spit hits the fan kind of thing. Just off the wall happy, here!)

Anonymous said...

FYI, you can search your entire blog, including comments, by adding this [without quotes] to a search string in Google "site:psychiatrist-blog.blogspot.com/"

And is it April Fools that the image links to a previous podcast?

Anonymous said...

Here's a brain on a column



Dinah said...


ClinkShrink and I were in the same residency class together. We've been friends since. She was a big support to me during residency, I think there were periods of time (pre-internet) when I'd call her Every night. I met Roy when we worked at the same public clinic-- we stayed vaguely in touch, as in meeting for lunch every few years and I'd end it with "This is fun, we should do it Every Year"--then we ended up on a committee or two together, and email has made it easier. Clink and Roy met when they both had this mutual friend who got this idea out of nowhere one day that she wanted a Blog, but she didn't know what a Blog was or how to do it, and she asked them both for help... after a couple weeks of this, Roy announced we needed a Real Life meeting and Clink and Roy met.

How do shrinks meet other shrinks? sort of like squirrels congregating aroung the same tree.

Dr. A said...

Thanks for answering my question, er, commenting on my comment. Well, you know what I mean.

I'm starting to dabble again into podcasting. I'm trying to catch up to your 14. I have a ways to go. Keep up the great work and don't wait so long next time for your next podcast. HA!

Anonymous said...

I always find it interesting that people manage to meet each other and become friends. I never have that happen to me. I wrote about it on my blog, but as I'm the only person who reads it, I don't expect any responses.

Roy said...

MWWK: thx for the link.

jcat: we use Google Analytics to see search terms, but most any stats counter will do this. You need to embed their code in your site's pages for this to work.

violet: if you linked to your blog you would get more visitors.

sara: spit happens!

r: good catch! [fixed]

anon: thx for the link.

rach: what Dinah said.

DrivingMissMolly said...

I really enjoyed the podcast. You've really hit your (collective)stride. I think a radio show would be great! Certainly, you have TONS of material.

Have you ever thought about doing a three part series where each of you get the entire podcast?

I listen at work with head phones and I noticed that I smiled from the beginning of the podcast through!

Anyway, take care, guys.


Anonymous said...

Roy: I've thought about using my blogger identity to post, but I'm afraid of what people would think if they read it. One day I might.

Sandra said...

Roy: read William Gibson's short story The Winter Market (from his collection Burning Chrome), it's just what you were describing about dream producers. One of my fave stories, too. :)


Roy said...

Sandra- Didn't Gibson write the prototype plugged-in-to-the-net book... Necromancer, I think? Great book. It's on my bookshelf, next to all the Robert Heinleins (my fav... Kurt is in top 5). I'll have to check this one out.

Lily- I think a podcast where only 1 of us was on would be really boring. The fun is in the repartee.