Being a big fan of Dr. David Van Nuys's other wonderful podcast "Shrink Rap Radio" I decided to give "Wise Counsel" a try. Not being a psychologist myself, I cannot say that I really understand the difference between "Wise Counsel" and "Shrink Rap" except that maybe "Wise Counsel" seems to cater to a (more) professional audience. Indeed, many of the guests whose interviews I have enjoyed on "Shrink Rap" make follow-up appearances here to discuss their ideas, treatment practices and clinical (ideologies ?) in a more in-depth way. But this is just my subjective feeling of the difference.
I can see that these interviews would be very enlightening to actual working professionals: psychologists, psychoanalysts, psychiatrists, counsellors (sp?) etc. to learn about new methods and theories that they could apply to their own practices. I however am an art historian with no training in psychology and yet I find this podcast to be always entertaining, enlightening and educational. Dr. Dave is an excellent interviewer who knows how to ask the probing or clarifying follow-up question to get the most out of the "session". Highly recommended.