This episode we are bringing you something a little more light than dark (some dark, psychobabble rants included) with an episode dedicated to the crime shows we loved this last year and the nominees. Dr. Shiloh dives into the true crime story of The Assassination of Gianni Versace by exploring the background of killer Andrew Cunanan, his psychopathic tendencies, and the timeline of his spree killings, as well as the excellent, star-studded show itself. Dr. Scott then takes us into the fictional world of turn-of-the-century New York to explore the book and series, The Alienist.
This first episode of Season 2 centers around the criminal behaviors of Arson and the psychological disorder of Pyromania. After being contacted by Frank Girardot, the true crime author, about his recently released book Burned: Pyromania, Murder and a Daughter's Nightmare, Dr. Shiloh and Dr. Scott decided that it was timely to cover the story of John Orr, the most notorious serial arsonist. In this red-hot episode, they also discuss the phenomenon of firefighters who commit arson and discuss Girardot's book & the made for TV movie, Point of Origin based on the murderer's own screenplay.
Dr. Scott and Dr. Shiloh discuss the history of cults in Southern California and highlight some of the more historical and infamous groups from the Golden State. Dr. Scott tells his own story about being approached by the leader of Buddhafield (of Holy Hell fame) & Dr. Shiloh gives us some insight into the psychological profile of someone who joins a cult.
In this episode, Dr. Shiloh and Dr. Scott spend some time discussing the depictions of mental health professionals in TV and film, as well as some non-fiction "psychotherapists." They take some of your suggestions from social media and touch on some of their favorites including Stepbrothers and Color of Night. They discuss the ethical considerations and reality of these not so realistic characters.
Dive into a clinical discussion on Paraphilic Disorders; unique, and often problematic, sexual interests and attractions. Dr. Shiloh and Dr. Scott discuss the most often diagnosed paraphilias as well as some of the more disturbing and criminal sexual interests. They also explore the connection to the recent Netflix documentary, Voyeur.
Forensic psychologists, Dr. Scott and Dr. Shiloh, interview award-winning playwright Jennifer Haley who was a writer on Season 1 of Netflix's 2017 hit Mindhunter. In their first interview episode, they dive into the excitement and obstacles of bringing John Douglas' book to life and dish on several story arcs that leave us not-so-patiently waiting for Season 2! What's with Wendy and that cat? Will there be a musical episode to see Jonathon Groff in action?
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Dr. Shiloh and Dr. Scott dissect their new favorite show, Netflix's Mindhunter, and compare their own first experiences interviewing and working with the criminal population.
Dr. Scott and Dr. Shiloh get into some infamous and more recent cases of individuals who have led double lives and how pathological lying plays a major role. They review the Laci Peterson murder, including Scott Peterson's double life, and how closely his behaviors mimic psychopathic individuals. Additionally, the docs take a look at new doubts in Scott Peterson's guilt and alternate theories of Laci's disappearance and murder.