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Now displaying: August, 2014
Aug 31, 2014
In this episode, Dave really wanted to watch Captain America: The Winter Soldier.  Unfortunately, it doesn’t come out for two whole weeks!   So, he decided to get ready by watching the original.  As Captain America represents the best of all of us, it makes sense that he would make us feel good about being […]
Aug 23, 2014
In this episode, Dave decides to challenge himself.  Can he take an admittedly silly action adventure movie and connect it to real, honest, serious, psychological research?  He discusses the difference between religion and superstition, bioneurological links to superstition, college students, links to health problems, and how religion and superstition are linked.  Additionally, he details his […]
Aug 16, 2014
In this episode, Dave focuses on Dead Poets Society in an attempt to deal with the death of one of our beloved comedians.  He also discussed conformity from the 1950’s until basically present day.  He finds that conformity affects all of us, regardless of status and can affect choices made in our daily lives.  The […]
Aug 9, 2014
In this episode, Dave finally makes his fiancee watch Pan’s Labyrinth.  However, instead of just viewing this film as fantasy, he tries to disentangle what is happening to the protagonist in a real sense.  Specifically, he focuses on dissociative disorders as the direct effect of childhood trauma and lack of agency.  Enjoy!   Listen!
Aug 2, 2014
In this episode, Dave watches a movie he remembers absolutely loving when it first came out.  As others have done in the past, he tries to focus on what makes Watchmen special.  In particular, Dave looks at what it would mean for people, real people, if they put on suits and acted as superheroes.  Are […]
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