Dr. Joel Gold - How Culture Shapes Madness

Premiere DateJul 25, 2015
00:00 Book Talk Intro – DJ Kory
04:49 “On The Vine” – Great Father
09:00 Interview with Dr. Joel Gold Part 1
21:37 “If I Never See Cleveland Again” – Great Father
25:13 Interview with Dr. Joel Gold Part 2
39:03 “The Easiest Answer” – Great Father
42:36 Book Talk Outro – DJ Kory
44:25 “Off To See A Man” – Great Father
49:52 Finish

What if you woke up with the alarming suspicion that you were being watched?

One day in 2003, a patient unlike any other that Dr. Joel Gold had seen before was admitted to his unit at Bellevue Hospital. This man claimed he was being filmed constantly and that his life was being broadcast around the world like The Truman Show—the 1998 film depicting a man who is unknowingly living out his life as the star of a popular soap opera. Over the next few years, Dr. Gold saw a number of patients suffering from what he and his brother, Dr. Ian Gold, began calling the “Truman Show delusion,” launching them on a quest to understand the nature of this particular phenomenon, of delusions more generally, and of madness itself.


Kory French is the Founder and Principal of Emily Consulting, a consulting company that leads start-up and early-stage companies in everything from concept development to strategic planning to scaling and exit…