Pop Psych



Music. Meaning. Mindfulness. Each week, Nathan Leigh Jones explores the psychology behind today's biggest pop hits.


  • Justin Timberlake's 'CAN'T STOP THE FEELING!' and the Psychology of Happiness (feat. Dr Tim Sharp)

    27/01/2017 Duración: 18min

    We all love that feeling of happiness, and more often than not, we don't want that feeling to stop. Using the feel-good hit from Justin Timberlake 'CAN'T STOP THE FEELING!', we dive into the deep questions about happiness and how we might be able to find more of it. To help us out, we're joined this week by happiness expert Dr Tim Sharp (aka Dr Happy) who has some surprising answers on what happiness actually is, and why it's perhaps a little unrealistic to never expect this feeling to stop. Follow Dr Tim Sharp on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drhappy Get Tim's new book 'Transformation': http://a.co/bzE7xQ4 This week's Pop Psych playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/poppsych/playlist/5bHGs2V1hBNQFy8VteHktS

  • Major Lazer's 'Cold Water' and the Psychology of Empathy (feat. Dr. Judith Orloff)

    10/01/2017 Duración: 18min

    This week on Pop Psych, we dive into Major Lazer's 'Cold Water' (feat. Justin Bieber and MØ) and explore the concept of empathy. Also, we chat with Dr. Judith Orloff, author of the upcoming book 'The Empath's Survival Guide', about how we might be able to better handle those we feel compelled to "save" and jump into cold water for. Explore the work of Dr. Judith Orloff: http://www.drjudithorloff.com Pre-order 'The Empath's Survival Guide': https://www.amazon.com/Empaths-Survival-Guide-Strategies-Sensitive/dp/1622036573 This week's Pop Psych playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/poppsych/playlist/54dSwLMsY7x73lR1wFCO4g

  • Katy Perry's 'Rise' and the Psychology of Going for Gold (feat. Gene Moyle)

    02/01/2017 Duración: 20min

    On the first episode of Pop Psych, Nathan unpacks Katy Perry's epic olympic anthem 'Rise', and chats with performance psychologist Gene Moyle about how we can rise in our everyday lives. Follow Gene Moyle on Twitter: http://twitter.com/genemoyle This week's Pop Psych playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/poppsych/playlist/2lP3E9LibPAdm2NvDHnX7t