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Episode 11: Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover with Melisa Frizzi

Today, Dr. Angela and Dr. Stephanie discuss invisible disabilities and universal healthcare. The interview today is with Melisa Frizzi, who discusses having a chronic medical condition, Marfan Syndrome. In the final segment, the doctors take on #diagnosethismovie with Gaslight. Spoiler alert: But the film is over 70 years old.




Episode 10: Talk Back, The Sequel

On today’s show, Dr. Angela and Dr. Stephanie discuss an exercise that helps college students learn about differences in vulnerabilities for people with different SES and answer a question about Mensa and other high IQ societies. They also “throw down” about Flo” and then evaluate the merits of Taylor Swift’s new song.

Chasing the Mind is a weekly podcast, but we are moving our release date to MONDAY’S starting September 25th.

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Upcoming Guest: Michael Schaffer

Michael Schaffer is the Host and Creator of Reasonable Risk Podcast, and the founder of Reason Real Estate.  Michael brings two decades of business and negotiation experience to his roles.

As the host of Reasonable Risk podcast, Michael uses his experience to educate and entertain his listeners while engaging with guests on the premise that thorough evaluation of risks and rewards is the key to better decision making.

In founding Reason Real Estate, Michael designed a company which separates itself from the industry’s traditional MO, by making a clear commitment to putting clients first, and bringing a level of professionalism and client empowerment through strategy.
Prior to entering the residential real estate arena as an investor and then as a broker, Michael was a small-time professional poker player and coach, and cut his teeth in negotiations as a literary agent with top Los Angeles talent agency International Creative Management.

Michael holds an MBA in Marketing from the University of Southern California, and a BS in Finance from Indiana University. When he isn’t working or podcasting, you’ll probably find him out on his motorcycle, playing bass for his band O’Shag, or playing with his two pug-mix pups.  Michael and his family live in the Denver, Colorado metro area.

Episode #9: Sweet Reality with Laura Heffernan

In this episode of Chasing the Mind, Dr. Angela and Dr. Stephanie talk to Laura Heffernan, romance novelist and author of the new book Sweet Reality. They discuss the guilty pleasure of reality television, the process of writing a novel, and the pros and cons of writing steamy love scenes. Laura shares her love of cupcakes, comedy, and pole fitness.

Also, Dr. Angela and Dr. Stephanie introduce some new segments to the show, including more conversations about different topics in psychology in Psych Corner and a new feature where Dr. Angela and Dr. Stephanie will diagnose a character from a movie! Listeners make your suggestions by email at info@chasingthemind.com or tweet us @chasingthemind #DiagnoseThisMovie.

And don’t forget the next episode is a Talk Balk session, so send us your questions!

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Podcast #6: The Psychological Profile of the Alt Right BONUS EPISODE!

Today on Chasing the mind we look at a recent paper that explores the psychological profile of those who identify as Alt Right. The study found that participants who self-identified as alt right scored higher on questions related to social dominance, Dark Triad traits (narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy), and they reported higher levels of dehumanizing groups perceived as “other.” Some suggested lessons that can be drawn from the study are also included.

The study by Patrick Forscher and Nour Kteily can be found here:


Also we share a bit of what happened after we were officially done recording episode 5…we call it the “After Party.”

Podcast Zero: Who Are We and Why Are We Here?

Meet the people behind Chasing the Mind, Dr. Angela Johnson and Dr. Stephanie Schwartz. Also meet Kevin Johnson, Producer, Sound Engineer, and Production Manager.

In today’s discussion, Dr. Angela and Dr. Stephanie will share a little about themselves, both professionally and personally. They will talk about how they met, their first impressions of each other, and what motivated them to launch Chasing the Mind. You will also hear a little bit about their upcoming guests and plans for future podcasts.

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Dr. Kate Lund is a licensed clinical psychologist and performance coach with more than fifteen years of experience. She has specialized training in medical psychology from Shriner’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is also an adjunct professor in Psychology at Bastyr University in Seattle.

Dr. Lund uses a strengths-based approach in working with students, athletes and teams to improve their mental game in school, sports, and life while helping them to reach their full potential. Dr. Lund has written a children’s book, Putter and the Red Car, and her current book, Bounce-Help Your Child Build Resilience and Thrive in School, Sports and Life is for parents, educators, coaches, community leaders, and anyone who has an active interest in helping children to become resilient and realize their potential.

Join Dr. Angela and Dr. Stephanie for a look into what helps kids be more resilient, on the playing field and in life.