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The Broken Brain

The Broken Brain is a fun and informative Podcast about Psychology, Mental Health, Treatment, and all things Brain-ey. 

The Broken Brain Podcast debuted on August 3, 2014. The show features information about psychotherapy, profiles interesting psychological research, and interviews with therapists & researchers from around the world. Sometimes we get a little silly too, and pop in a movie that we feel fits in with social or mental health topics (and sometimes it actually does).   

Subscribe to the show on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you find your freshly baked podcasts, like maybe grabbing them while they are cooling on a windowsill.

Follow the show on Twitter @breakabrain, or email dwighthurst@gmail.com with feedback, suggestions, or to request a topic. Also, like us on Facebook or check out our YouTube Channel. The Broken Brain is a member of the Core Temp Arts family of Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to analyzing how Health, Pop Culture, and Comedy interact with daily life.

Current EpisodeS:

Social Media is a part of our life. We all life at least a little bit online these days. 

Karly Beaumont and Cynthia Torres host the Podcast That Pop This Life, a look at Life, Pop Culture, and the Ridiculousness of it all. They talk weekly about internet crazes, modern cultural trends, and how to be a good internet citizen. 

Make sure to be a good citizen yourself by listening and sharing this episode today! And check out Karly & Cynthia's podcasting work on the Core Temp Arts Network of Podcasts.

Kathleen Brennan lives and practices psychotherapy in Chicago. She is an expert in trauma, a survivor of the nonprofit world, and an excellent podcaster, with her show On The Blue Couch. 

Kathleen speaks with me today about the dynamic of Vicarious Trauma, the multiple ways that we can become traumatized through our own or other's exposure. The ACA has defined Vicarious Trauma as "compassion fatigue," or "the cost of caring," and although therapists are primed for this problem, it affects all of us in some way. Give our conversation a listen to learn some of those ways, and what to do about it. 

Make sure to subscribe and listen to Kathleen's show as well!