Reviews Radio

The Real Frasiers

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 30 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:55
  1. Sabina Dosani (, specialist registrar in child and adolescent psychiatry
  1. Maudsley Hospital, London

    In a bossy voice that would better suit a dominatrix than a radio psychologist, Dr Joy Browne asks, “Are you having sex?” Browne is doling out no-nonsense marital advice to a timid sounding woman who is worried that her husband is taking drugs. Although she inflicts irritating catchphrases such as “Better to be curious than furious” and “What's your question?” on her listeners, five to eight million of them tune into her daily programme, making her the fourth most listened to broadcaster in the United States.

    Browne is just one of the psychologists and …

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