Carmody Central is a lifestyle podcast centered around real topics in culture, comedy, sexuality, and "the unknown." Each episode features one topic and guest, ranging from comedians, specialists, drag queens, and more. Jennifer Carmody hosts her namesake podcast without reserve, in a free form style allowing the topic to breathe and often go in unusual directions. It can best be described as eavesdropping on your neighbor's psychotic conversations.

Lucas Handwerker is a highly skilled Mentalist. His abilities appear to be super human, although he insists it is all people reading and influencing - he refers to himself as a "fake psychic." After seeing his show, I had tons of questions and needed to know more about the man behind the mind reading. Putting the tricks aside, he is equally as interesting and his perspective was refreshing, honest, and completely unique.  I had him share his personal opinions on psychics, mediums, and other mystics. He shares some his experiences as a hypnotist, a skill that crosses over into conversation where is extremely mesmerizing. Recently he has begun doing intuitive readings for people and unlike many others, he is very upfront about his methods and the systems he uses.

Direct download: TheMentalistPodcast.mp3
Category:Psychology -- posted at: 11:14am EDT

Psychotherapist and anxiety specialist, John Tsilimparis, is back and this time we are discussing addiction.  We start with the basics, is it a mental illness? Does self esteem play a role in developing addiction? We discuss overall destructive behavior without substance use and addictive personality types.  We talk about celebrities having the mental make up to develop an addiction.  Then we talk about a pressing topic, the true epidemic in the country, opiates.  We are discussing oxycotin’s origins, their sales, fatal overdoses and the doctor’s that carelessly prescribe them.  

Direct download: JohnTsilimparisAddictionCarmodyCentral.mp3
Category:Psychology -- posted at: 4:13am EDT

John is a psychotherapist specializing in OCD, anxiety disorders, phobias and more.  He’s the author of “Retrain for Anxious Brain” and he is here today to answer some questions about OCD.  First we are discussing, the levels of OCD and how minor tendencies can actually be beneficial to a person.  He explains that these tendencies can lay dormant or be functional for a long period of time before getting triggered and turning into impairing OCD.  We talk about the differences of OCD and OCPD, personality disorders… I ask him about this new “Selfie Disorder” that just was announced earlier this week.  We talk about hoarding and how it’s the same but opposite to OCD. And we are talking about if its genetic or developed. This is a really informative episode, so share with anyone you know suffering with OCD or anxiety. 

Direct download: OCDAnxietySpecialistJohnTsilimparis.mp3
Category:Psychology -- posted at: 6:23pm EDT