In this episode Garth interviews Alex Swan from Eureka College in Eureka, IL. They begin their conversation by discussing Alex’s CinemaPsych podcast, launched in mid-2019, where psychology professionals and instructors talk about movies with psychological content. Alex’s innovative spirit is not limited to podcasts; he also has a popular YouTube channel. He grew up in Los Angeles in the 1980s in ‘valley boy’ surfer culture; however, he did not want to be an actor, partly due to his massive levels of stage fright. His goals ranged from being a physician to an astrophysicist to a chemist until the day he stepped into PSYC 101. Alex shares his story of his first two years at a community college, then graduating from Cal State Northridge with bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and then earning a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from UC Santa Barbara.