Evelyn Locher and Hannah Spier MD have frank conversations based on their experiences in psychiatry and the corporate world. They want to drill down to the messages that should be transmitted to the next generation of women. This is a podcast series that examines the messaging towards girls and young women in the last 40 years and asks: should we continue passing those messages on to our own children? How much happier are we today than in the 70s? Why are so many women familiar with a psychiatrists’ office? How can we help our daughter maneuver the minefield of modern society?Evelyn Locher has an Executive MBA and has for many years successfully climbed the hierarchy as a consultant in Zürich where she was born and raised. Hannah Spier is a medical doctor trained in Psychiatry for 6 years, with a degree in Psychotherapy. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
About The Miraculous New Weight Loss Drugs
For the second episode of our two-part series of "What Should I Tell My Daughter," we now explore the realities of popular diet drugs Ozempic and Wegovy. With Professor Dr. med. Gottfried Rudofsky, we investigate their effectiveness in weight loss and potential side effects, considering the multifaceted nature of obesity, encompassing genetic, hormonal, and psychological factors. Emphasizing the significance of lifestyle modifications alongside any weight loss strategy, the episode highlights the necessity for cautious decision-making when contemplating medication. It addresses challenges in weight maintenance and discusses the drugs' implications for pregnancy, urging listeners to weigh the risks and benefits thoroughly.In a world where the quest for the perfect figure often collides with the allure of quick fixes, this episode of "What Should I Tell My Daughter" tackles the buzz around Ozempic and Wegovy, diet drugs making waves in the weight-loss arena. Beyond the hype
21/11/2023 • 52 minutes 13 seconds
About Losing Weight Fast
In this episode of the "What Should I Tell My Daughter?" podcast, we are joined by Professor Dr. med. Gottfried Rudofsky, an esteemed expert in internal medicine, nephrology, endocrinology, and diabetes. With over 95 published papers to his name, Prof. Rudofsky teaches at the University of Heidelberg.Discover the vital role hormones play in regulating carbohydrate metabolism, insulin production, and controlling appetite. Professor Rudofsky unravels the evolutionary aspects that make weight loss a formidable challenge, shedding light on the intricate interplay of hormones in hunger and satiety.We also explore the pitfalls of crash diets and extreme exercise regimens, offering valuable insights for those looking to achieve sustainable and healthy weight loss.Furthermore, the episode touches on the topic of "Healthy at Every Size" and body positivity, questioning the validity of BMI as a measure of health and discussing what it truly means to be healthy
07/11/2023 • 37 minutes 18 seconds
About Living Amidst Sirens
Join us for Episode 17 of 'What Should I Tell My Daughter?' as we discuss the Israel-Hamas war and its profound impact on the lives of those living in the heart of the conflict. In this compelling interview, we sit down with Netanel Elkabetz, a medical doctor who not only serves at a hospital but also has a background in the Israeli military. Dr. Elkabetz shares his firsthand experiences of Saturday, October 7th, vividly describing what it's like to drop everything and run to bomb shelters, a reality faced by both Israelis and his Arab friends and colleagues. He offers a unique perspective on the coexistence of Muslims and Jews, highlighting their shared experiences and bonds even in the most challenging times. Dr. Elkabetz also opens up about the unique challenges of treating patients from all walks of life, even Palestinian terrorists, during times of crisis. He discusses the difficulties and strategies of raising his infant daughter amidst the constant threat of sirens and shares
24/10/2023 • 41 minutes 51 seconds
About Avoiding Childlessness: Exposing the Lies of the Successful Independent Career Woman's Glamour
We start this weeks episode of "What Should I Tell My Daughter?" with words of solidarity with everyone affected by the inhumane atrocities of the attack on Israel, see the link below for a direct contribution. Then we dive into the intricate web of modern career expectations for women and the hidden lies that often go unnoticed. Join us as we explore the unspoken pressures on women to prioritize career success over family life and the impact it can have on their lives and mental well-being.We'll unravel the myths surrounding the "glamorous" independent career path and discuss the consequences of this narrative on women's lives. With thought-provoking insights, we expose the truth behind the career versus family dilemma, providing a critical perspective on societal expectations.Dr. Spier engages in a candid conversation with Rebecca Mistereggen, a successful journalist and the host and face of the Norwegian Doc-TV. She displays honesty our society is desperatel
10/10/2023 • 51 minutes 53 seconds
About the Sexual Revolution and Breakdown of the Family
In this episode of "What Should I Tell My Daughter?" we sit down with Dr. Stephen Baskerville, an accomplished scholar renowned for his expertise in fatherhood, family policy, and sexual politics. Dr. Baskerville, holding a PhD from the London School of Economics, currently serves as the President of the Inter-American Institute for Philosophy, Politics, and Social Thought. With extensive publications and international recognition, he provides profound insights into the effects of the sexual revolution and family disintegration on our society.We unravel the concept of the sexual revolution and how it has reshaped modern culture, influencing the upbringing of today's children and contributing to the rising prevalence of separated parents, even in places like Norway.The discussion delves into the political challenges threatening traditional marriage and the policies contributing to its decline. As a concerned mother, Hannah seeks guidance on fortifying family va
26/09/2023 • 55 minutes 53 seconds
About Becoming a Powerful Woman
In this captivating episode of "What Should I Tell My Daughter?" we welcome a distinguished guest whose journey to empowerment in one of the world's most demanding cities, Jerusalem, has been truly exceptional. Join us as we sit down with Deputy Mayor Fleur Hassan-Nahoum, a mother of four and a formidable presence in the political arena, to explore her remarkable ascent to influence.Our discussion begins by exploring the sacrifices Fleur made on her path to becoming a powerful woman, highlighting her remarkable ability to maintain a delicate equilibrium between motherhood and her career. Her experiences provide invaluable insights for women seeking to navigate similar challenges.Fleur shares her insights on the advice she would impart to her daughter, emphasizing the importance of ambition and making meaningful societal contributions. She also opens up about her motivation for entering the demanding field of politics, particularly in the intricate context of Je
12/09/2023 • 35 minutes 52 seconds
About Coping with Loss
In this emotionally poignant episode of the "What Should I Tell My Daughter?" podcast, host Dr. Hannah Spier, M.D. delves into a conversation of profound significance with a guest who has experienced a loss that few can fathom. With an empathetic and compassionate approach, this episode explores the heart-wrenching journey of losing a child and how it shapes the way we parent and perceive the world. Petra Meier shares her unique story, inviting you to witness her pain and resilience without interruption, offering a rare perspective on the delicate intricacies of navigating grief.Throughout the episode, the guest reflects on the lessons learned from her experience, shedding light on the indispensable elements that enabled them to endure the unimaginable. Looking back, she candidly discusses the aspects she would have handled differently and provide invaluable insights into supporting women who have suffered such a devastating loss.The discussion also delves into
29/08/2023 • 45 minutes 53 seconds
In this thought-provoking episode of What Should I Tell My Daughter, we shine a spotlight on the work of an inspiring individual, Janice Fiamengo. She is a former tenured professor in English literature at the University of Saskatchewan and Ottawa in Canada. who has left an indelible mark on the discourse surrounding feminism, gender studies, and men's advocacy. With a career spanning decades, Fiamengo's extensive research into women's writings from the 1850s and the nuanced history of feminism has provided critical insights into gender dynamics. She has authored multiple insightful books on these subjects, establishing herself as a profound voice in academia.Join us as we explore Fiamengo's journey as both a feminist critic and men's advocate, a role she embraced since 2012. Despite her courageous advocacy, Fiamengo has faced protests and cancellations, demonstrating the intensity of the discussions her work has sparked. We explore truisms derived f
15/08/2023 • 1 hour 25 minutes 13 seconds
About how to deal with Borderline Personality Disorder
In this episode, we will be discussing borderline personality disorder (BPD) and how to cope with having a family member, like a daughter or a sister, who struggles with this condition. Most importantly how to have hope. Hannah is an experienced therapist who has worked with many patients who suffer from BPD.Borderline personality disorder is a mental health condition characterized by severe emotional regulation and identity problems. It often arises in individuals who have experienced traumatic events such as sexual abuse, neglect, or grew up in challenging environments, like having alcoholic parents. The disorder is more common in women and tends to manifest in thinking in black and white, idealizing others, difficulty maintaining long-term relationships, and a poor sense of self that fluctuates daily. Those with BPD may resort to self-harm, like cutting, as a way to cope with their overwhelming emotions.Hannah shares her experiences with patients who have BP
01/08/2023 • 40 minutes 1 second
About Being Plastic
In this episode, Hannah and Evelyn sit down with cosmetic and aesthetic surgery specialist, Dr. Martina Schneider, from the prestigious Utoquai Clinic in Zürich. Dr. Schneider, who has gained widespread media attention and gone viral on TikTok for her unique playdoh demonstrations of various cosmetic surgeries, shares her insights on the world of plastic surgery.From discussing the influence of cosmetic procedures on self-confidence to exploring the latest trends in the field, including liposuction, the conversation delves into the complexities and implications of going under the knife. With thought-provoking questions such as the impact on mental health and the appropriateness of age limits for surgeries, Dr. Schneider provides a comprehensive view of the industry while offering her expert advice on navigating the world of cosmetic enhancements.Check out Dr. Martina Schneiders videos here: <a href="https://www.tiktok.com/@clinicutoquai" rel="noopener no
18/07/2023 • 37 minutes 46 seconds
About social media and mental disorders
This episode tackles the influence of social media, particularly Instagram and TikTok, and explores the question of whether mental disorders are becoming unavoidable in today's digital age. The episode sheds light on disturbing trends on TikTok, where individuals with serious mental disorders gain attention by sharing reels about their conditions. The hosts discuss the rise in mental health issues among teenagers and the challenges faced by the mental health system in providing timely and effective care. They also highlight the contagious nature of emotions and behaviors on social media and the potential negative impact of excessive mental health awareness. The episode concludes by offering practical tips for parents and points to the most recent data that parents should be made aware of.The episode concludes with a "Asking For A Friend Segment"- this time about falling in love with ones therapist or patient. For research and source links go to Dr. Spiers Subst
04/07/2023 • 35 minutes 49 seconds
In this episode we are joined by Derrell Jones, a former military police officer turned law enforcement captain with extensive experience in domestic violence and homicide cases. As a father of two girls, Jones brings a unique perspective to the discussion, which delves into the complex topic of violence in relationships and how parents can safeguard their children from dangerous situations.The episode begins with thought-provoking questions: Is violence something that occurs unexpectedly, or can it be identified in advance when your child is dating someone? Are men perpetrating more violence than women? How can parents prevent their children from ending up in violent relationships? Cpt. Jones, drawing from his years of professional experience, offers invaluable insights into these pressing concerns. The conversation explores the signs of domestic violence, the importance of recognizing red flags, and practical strategies for teaching young people to seek partn
20/06/2023 • 41 minutes 1 second
About Prejudice Against Men
In this episode we are honored to be joined by Dr. Aman Siddiqi, a renowned clinical psychologist specializing in prejudice against men. Dr. Siddiqi tells us about his research findings on discrimination and bias faced by men in various aspects of society. The discussion begins by delving into the concept of bias against men, and how it differs from biases that apply to women.The conversation shifts towards the dfferent types of discrimination against men, the portrayal of men in pop culture and the consequences of emasculating humor. We engage in a nuanced debate about the impact of such portrayals on society and the potential ramifications for boys' development. The topic then shifts towards parenting and the differences observed in raising boys and girls. The second part of the episode delves into the changes Dr. Siddiqi hopes to see and aims to understand his perspective on the treatment of men and women. The discussion revolves around the need for consiste
06/06/2023 • 49 minutes 53 seconds
About unconscious bias
In this episode we discuss the topic of unconscious biases and its relevance in today's society. We explore the implementation of implicit bias training by corporations to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. The conversation touches upon the Implicit Association Test (IAT), a computer-based test developed by Harvard University psychologists, which measures the strength of an individual's automatic associations between mental representations of objects and evaluations of those objects. However, there are concerns about the reliability and predictive power of the IAT, as well as the limited effectiveness of unconscious bias training in producing long-term behavior change or significant improvements in diversity outcomes.We discuss the psychological perspective on biases, highlighting that unconscious biases are a natural consequence of human cognition and the brain's tendency to categorize information. We investigate the potential negative
23/05/2023 • 35 minutes 41 seconds
Barbies, Body Image and Brazilian Booties
In this episode we discuss body image and its impact on young girls, particularly in relation to dolls like Barbie. We delve into the development of body image and the personality trait of neuroticism, which can influence a girl's negative perception of her body. We also mention the impact of awareness, internalization, and perceived pressures to be thin on body image, as well as the correlation between body dissatisfaction, negative affect, and dieting. We also discuss ways to encourage positive body image in girls.We would like to take this opportunity to thank some people who have supported our work and heartily recommend you also go check them out: https://www.instagram.com/conservative_womenofusa/https://www.instagram.com/a.homemakers.manife
09/05/2023 • 42 minutes 15 seconds
About choosing pets over kids
This episode explores the trend of young people choosing to have pets instead of children due to financial, career, and climate change concerns. The hosts discuss the potential flaws in the climate change argument, the expense of having pets versus children, and the fear of sacrificing freedom and comfort for the responsibility of parenting. They also question the notion that pets can provide the same level of love and fulfillment as children, and examine the messaging around the pursuit of happiness. Ultimately, the hosts suggest that it's important to help young people think beyond their natural perspective and consider the long-term rewards and responsibilities of parenthood. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/04/2023 • 33 minutes 52 seconds
About financial consequences when choosing family over career?
In this episode, the hosts discuss the ideal situation for women at 35 and in the long-term, focusing on Scandinavia and Switzerland. They explore the decline in women's overall well-being, including increased rates of depression, burnout, and anxiety, particularly among young women. The hosts question the messaging that young women receive, such as the emphasis on achieving independence, a long university degree, and a career, as well as the portrayal of men as useless accessories. They also discuss the breakdown of social norms and the portrayal of single-parent families as the norm rather than a cautionary tale. They share personal stories about their career-driven focus and the regrets they have about not considering the long-term consequences of their choices earlier in life. The episode aims to encourage listeners to reflect on their own choices and challenge societal messaging about what constitutes a successful life for women.
12/04/2023 • 47 minutes 29 seconds
About choosing family over career - is it healthy to do both?
In this episode the hosts discuss the ideal situation for women at 35, focusing on the western world and the direction it's heading in. They highlight the decline in women's overall well-being by objective measures and the increasing numbers of depression, burnout, and anxiety among young women. The hosts share their own experiences of being career-driven and the messaging they received from media growing up. They also discuss the importance of planning ahead and making choices that will lead to long-term happiness. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/03/2023 • 57 minutes 49 seconds
About being agreeable and how to negotiate for what she wants?
The first episode is a discussion about how to survive and thrive in the workplace. Evelyn takes a personality test and Hannah, a psychiatrist, evaluates the results in real-time. The discussion covers the "big five" personality traits: conscientiousness, openness to experience, extroversion, neuroticism, and agreeableness. They also discuss how being assertive and negotiating can help one succeed in the workplace, and the challenges women face in being assertive and negotiating. The episode concludes with a conversation about teaching assertiveness and negotiating skills to young women. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.