The Psych Files is a Psychology podcast hosted by Michael A. Britt, Ph.D.. Michael received his Ph.D. in Social and Industrial Psychology from the University at Albany and was Assistant Professor of Psychology for many years at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. He started The Psych Files in 2007, making it one of the earliest and longest running podcasts. It is aimed at anyone curious about human behavior, though students taking a course in psychology, those majoring in psychology, and instructors of psychology will find the podcast particularly of interest.
Some facts about the podcast:
- The podcast has been “on hiatus” since 2020, but that that time each episode was downloaded more than 30,000 times with over 4,500 episodes are downloaded every day.
- Episodes are still being actively downloaded daily (~3.5k/day) and the total downloads for all the episodes is currently over 20 million worldwide.
- This website is linked to by thousands of high schools, colleges and universities around the world.
- Typical listeners are college students and their professors, critical thinkers and life-long learners.
Michael has appeared as an expert on the show Dark Matters for the Science Channel and appeared on the podcaster’s roundtable to talk about Aaron Hernandez for the Oxygen network. Feel free to get in touch with Michael (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you’re interested in having him speak on a wide variety of topics related to the psychology of human behavior.
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The Psych Files podcast is owned by Boots & Eddy Productions, LLC