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The Broken Brain™

Break your Brain and blow your mind! It's too interesting of a world to be bored. Take a look at culture through a psychological lens. Join a psychotherapist who is trying to discover more about creation, culture, and mental health. 

Jan 17, 2023

Ryan Luis Rodreguez is a movie expert. He podcasts about film, storytelling and his experience as a Neurodivergent individual. We have the opportunity to discuss why stories, film and otherwise, play such a powerful role in our psychology, and give several examples of depictions of healing and emotion in stories. We...

Jan 5, 2023

Family disruption, reparenting, and forming healthy relationships with found and existing family. Could this all exist in a fun and funny holiday special within the MCU? I think you know what our answer will be.
Sharon Blady joins this 2023 Holiday Episode focused on the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special. There...

Dec 29, 2022

Nikolai Blinow is a psychotherapist in private practice in Rhode Island. She is an expert in preventing and healing from burnout and navigating major life stressors, and is here to share insights into what to do with this very real problem. Learn more about her work at

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Dec 23, 2022

An episode with Dwight's brother and sister? Yup.

Anyone who has listened to the program in Decembers Past knows of the BBrain's obsession with Christmas Specials. Christian Hurst and Amber Lopez join the show to discuss their childhood creation of a VHS tape meant to contain ALL the specials available in the 90s.


Dec 21, 2022

The rerun of this episode has become a holiday tradition at the Broken Brain. Chris Revill helps me unpack the elements of relationships, community, and support of family and neighbors contained within the Christmas Special "The Snowy Day."