#22: Guest: David Zoltan, Founder and CEO of Geek Bar Chicago. Josué and David discuss the upcoming Geek Bar Chicago, Chicago’s first bar and grill catering to the Geek community. It was designed with Geeks in mind from the very beginning and David shares how the idea came about and what people can expect when it […]
#21: Guest: Dr. Patrick O’Connor. Dr. O’Connor will be teaching a college course in the fall titled ‘Geek Culture in Therapy.’ Josué and Dr. O’Connor discuss the reasons why teaching a class like this is a big deal and they go through the entire syllabus. If you like Geek culture, you will probably want to […]
#20: Guest: Doug Ronning, MA, a screenwriter (HBO’s Tales from the Crypt), a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and a lifelong fan of monster movies. Josué and Doug discuss how Doug is using his love of monster movies and his experience as a screenwriter to work with monsters and monster archetypes in therapy. They discuss horror films and monster […]
#19: Guest: Elizabeth Smith. Geek Therapy went to SDCC recently and we had a great time. One of the people on our panel joins us to talk about what it’s like to go to a con, and San Diego Comic-Con in particular. Josué and Elizabeth recap their experience at the convention and address some of […]
#18: On July 18, 2013 we presented at San Diego Comic-Con International. Our panel was called Geek Therapy: How Superheroes Empower All of Us. You can catch the full audio of the panel after an intro from Josué. The panelists were Josué Cardona, Patrick O’Connor, Laura Vecchiolla, Elizabeth Smith, Dave Verhaagen, and Frank Gaskill. The […]
#17: Guest: Steve Kuniak, a Licensed Professional Counselor and frequent convention speaker. Josué and Steve discuss this year’s E3 and all the excitement and drama that came with it. These guys have pre-ordered their next gen systems and tell you which they chose and why. They also try to answer the question: Why do people […]
#16: Guest: Dr. Patrick O’Connor. Josué and Dr. O’Connor discuss the new Superman film directed by Zack Snyder, Man of Steel. Josué and Dr. O’Connor agreed not to talk about the film until the podcast. Check out what they thought about the film and hear their reactions from a Geek Therapy perspective.
#15: Guest: Lawrence Rubin Ph.D. Dr. Rubin is a psychologist, professor, and the editor of the book Using Superheroes in Counseling and Play Therapy. Josué and Dr. Rubin talk about using superheroes and pop culture in therapy, why it works, and how therapists can learn more about pop culture and bringing it into therapy.
#14: Guest: Michael Bitz, Founder and Director of the Comic Book Project. Josué and Michael discuss how a group of kids in the back of a classroom drawing Pokémon characters, and Michael asking them to add word bubbles to meet a writing requirement, eventually turned into an international literacy initiative. The Comic Book Project combines […]
#13: Guest: Dr. Patrick O’Connor. Josué and Dr. O’Connor discuss two of their favorite comic book series: Irredeemable and Incorruptible, written by Mark Waid. They discuss some key story elements (spoilers) and some of the themes that make the books stand out among superhero comics. They also discuss why they think these two series are […]