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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. 

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."

Dec 20, 2022

This is an episode of "Addiction, Recovery and Mental Health: A Podcast by WAISMANN METHOD® Opioid Treatment Specialists & Rapid Detox Center," a podcast produced and cohosted by Dwight. 

Holidays can be a time of high stress for many reasons, and especially for those doing the hard work of remaining sober and healthy,...

Dec 2, 2022

Sharon Blady and Darryl Mansel join me for a wonderful discussion about the MCU film Wakanda Forever. The film showcases some psychological aspects of anger, lashing out, and healing. 

Spoiler ALERT! We are discussing pretty much all the details of the movie, so you may want to watch it before listening. The...