Psycomedia is a weekly podcast which doesn't actually have a title that misspells "Psycho" - it's a portmanteau of its subjects psychology, comedy and media.Every week, hosts Tim and Ben do their best to look at, as the introduction says, the funny side of psychology. Psycomedia does its best to tread the fine line between academic explanation, obscure jokes and genuine libel. Episodes are released on a Friday night. The show's homepage can be found here: http://psycomedia.wordpress.com/
The Only Way Is Essex: Referenced, as Ben is from Essex, but bears no resemblance to any Essex stereotype. The same is true of Tim, who is supposedly from The Midlands.
Our Lawyers Advised This Trope: Featured in the very first episode, and also referenced whenever anything vaguely libellous comes up. Tim claims to have studied it extensively before starting the show.
Overly-Long Name: Inevitable in the realm of academia, with multiple authors often with ridiculous names. The best example has to be Csikszentmihalyi.
Running Gag: Damn you Squire!, the plan to congratulate David Mitchell and Victoria Coren on their engagement, Phineas Gage Zombie Hunter, controlling a particular listener's life, backfeeding, Tim's hate of the word backfeeding, Tim hating having to bleep things, delicious cake.
Self-Deprecation: regarding the humourousness of the podcast, and various other matters.
Shown Their Work: Some weeks, yes. Other weeks the preparation is rather less done.
Small Name, Big Ego/Narcissist: Tim will always promote himself and accepts any theory that boosts his ego, despite being a minor podcaster and unpublished writer. Ben suggests that Tim's self-esteem is impossible to measure because it's too high. This especially extends to Tim's many feuds, with Lee and Herring, Emma Watson and Angelina Jolie
Smart People Know Latin: Subverted - the title was deliberated constructed from a mix of Latin and Greek to annoy classicists.
Spinoff: Discussed when Tim starts a new podcast, Tim And Max Solve All The Problems With Popular Culture, since he only did the show having appeared on the MOM Bcast and Overthinking It, and after If It Moves Critique It begins with some minor prompting from Psycomedia.
Strictly Formula: Every week, there's a loose introduction, feedback, what Tim and Ben have done, some studies, a conclusion and an outro.
That Came Out Wrong/Double Entendre: In a field where Freud is still considered by society at large a big name, and where technical terms includes things like Arousal, it's inevitable. And then there's the stuff involving the penile plethysmograph, which crosses over into plain Smut
The Voiceless: 'The Girlfriend', who is according to Tim the third member of the show, despite never appearing on it, and never being asked if she wanted to be.