Rickistential Podcast 7 – A Rickle in Time, Mortynight Run, & Auto Erotic Assimilation (S2, Eps 1-3)

In this episode, we continued to explore the pain that Rick is masking and discussed suicide themes in the show. We referenced a Jedi Counsel podcast episode with special guest Rudy Caseres about using restraints in mental health settings – you can listen to that here. We previously talked about Rick’s suicidal behavior with our friends at Suicide Prevention Social Media (#SPSM), and you can watch that here. Please check out our suicide prevention information and resources here.

The Rickistential Podcast 6 – Close Rick-counters of the Rick Kind & Ricksy Business (S1, E10 & E11)

In this episode, we talked about whether we think Rick is truly in emotional pain, what we think is Morty’s motivation for covering for Rick’s house party, and whether people with antisocial and narcissistic personality disorder traits truly experience emotional pain.

 

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The Rickistential Podcast 5 – Rixty Minutes & Something Ricked This Way Comes (S1, E8 & E9)

In this episode, we talked about the themes of regret, reality TV and social media (including the #PlaneBae story), meaning-making, and the nature of changes made in science from Pluto to the diagnostic system of mental disorders (Bring Back Pluto).

 

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The Rickistential Podcast 4 – Rick Potion #9 and Raising Gazropazorp (S1, E6 & E7)

Hello, Rickistentialists! This week we discussed “Rick Potion #9” and “Raising Gazropazorp.” First, we talked about fictional portrayals of romantic relationships and highlighted some healthy examples while also pointing out some unhealthy examples of fictional relationships. We chatted about how therapy might help individuals who have dating-related concerns. Then, we talked about parenting and the influences of nature and nurture on children.

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The Rickistential Podcast 3 – Meeseeks and Simulation (S1, E4 & E5)

This week, we continued our (unofficial) analysis of Rick and Morty by discussing “M. Night Shaym-Aliens!” and “MeSeeks and Destroy.” We spent some time talking about David Cross’ guest appearance, a cognitive-behavioral therapy conceptualization of self-worth and work, and how to treat a fear of public speaking. Then, we highlighted an interaction between Rick and Morty, where Rick claimed the world was chaotic. Morty replied by telling Rick that he was the chaotic one. We connected this to some of Rick’s personality disorder features. The show also focused on Beth as she struggled to recognize different aspects of her identity. We hope you enjoy this episode! Thanks SO much for listening!

Rickistential Podcast 2: Snuffles Takes Over & Pirates of The Pancreas (S1, E2 & E3)

In this episode, we talked about episodes 2 (Lawnmower Dog) and 3 (Anatomy Park) from Season 1! We talked about our favorite parts of the shows and discussed some of the psychological concepts that appeared in the episode, including: time-outs/grounding, mental health effects of social media use, whether dogs really dream 7 times faster than humans, learning how to chill, and informed consent in experimental scientific procedures. Thanks for listening!

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Rickistential Podcast Pilot – (S1, E1)

Welcome to our new podcast where we will have lively discussion about psychology, mental health, humor, and life lessons from the brilliant show Rick and Morty! This show was made possible by our wonderful Patreon patrons. We are so grateful for their support! The beautiful artwork for our podcast is by Murray. You can check out his other art on Twitter and Instagram at @TheMuzzMc. The title of our podcast was suggested by Jurisfiction Podcast. We opened the podcast by talking about recent news about Dan Harmon. Then, we launched into our analysis of the first episode of Rick and Morty. We discussed their family dynamics, psychological characteristics, and more!

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