October 23, 2017

Category: Podcast

Blew My Mind Podcast Spooky Series: Aliens

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  • October 17, 2017
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One of the best things about Fall? Scary movies of course! One of our favorites is sci-fi classic and sequel, Aliens. On this week’s episode of the Blew My Mind Podcast, we’re talking the beloved sequel Aliens. On this episode, you’ll hear the opinions of co-stars and Shrink Tank contributors Dr. Melissa Miller, Dr. Craig Pohlman and Dr. Frank […]

Ep. 99 Nostalgia from the 1980’s

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  • October 12, 2017
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Scrunchies. Legwarmers. Big Hair. That’s right. Throughout this episode of the Shrink Tank Podcast, our panel of Shrinks travel back in time to discuss the nostalgia of the ’80s. Whether or not you want to believe it, the ’80s are coming back in full force. From Stranger Things and other television shows and movies, to trends in […]

Ep. 98 The Psychology of Changing Your Mind

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  • October 5, 2017
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Throughout this episode of the Shrink Tank Podcast, our team of Shrinks discusses the topic of how personal experiences change strongly held opinions. Everyone has an opinion. Some people hold these beliefs stronger than others. Could personal experiences change the way we view our strongest views? Listen in as we discuss this, Pete Davidson’s recent diagnosis […]

Blew My Mind Podcast Spooky Series: Stephen King Novels

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  • October 3, 2017
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October brings colder weather, shorter days and our favorite: scary stories. So, why do we love being scared? On this week’s episode of the Blew My Mind Podcast, co-stars and Shrink Tank contributors Dr. Melissa Miller and Dr. Craig Pohlman discuss their favorite scary books featuring Stephen King novels. Blew My Mind is where Shrink Tank contributors discuss their personal experiences […]

Ep. 97 Can You Believe It? Shrinks Talk Big Foot, UFOs, Ghosts, & Loch Ness Monster

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  • September 28, 2017
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Throughout this episode of the Shrink Tank Podcast, our team of Shrinks discusses Big Foot, UFO’s, Ghosts and Lochness Monster. Do you believe in them? POLL: Which of these pop culture folklore do you believe in? — ShrinkTank.com (@Shrink_Tank) September 25, 2017 Inspired by a conversation started between the Shrink Tank panelists about Big Foot […]

Ep. 96 The Psychological Growth of Lady Gaga

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  • September 21, 2017
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Throughout this episode of the Shrink Tank Podcast, our team of Shrinks discusses Lady Gaga’s upcoming Netflix documentary titled “Gaga: Five Foot Two.” Stefani Germanotta, most commonly known as Lady Gaga, is a truly fascinating person. While most people would commonly associate the entertainer with crazy outfits (Meat Dress, this podcast is for you) and […]

Ep. 95 Pop Culture & Fear

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  • September 14, 2017
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Throughout this episode of the Shrink Tank Podcast, our team of Shrinks discusses the phenomenon of how fear is being portrayed in pop culture. Historically, movies and television have been used as a way to escape the problems of everyday life. But what happens when fiction reflects reality? Jonathan Hetterly touches on how, similarly, horror […]

Ep. 94 The Rise of YouTube Stars

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  • September 7, 2017
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Throughout this episode of the Shrink Tank Podcast, our team of Shrinks discusses the phenomenon of YouTube stardom. YouTube has become a platform for people with all kinds of interests, hobbies, and passions to share their craft and find a community of like-minded people. The role of social media in this phenomenon has resulted in […]

Ep. 93 The 2017 Summer in Review

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  • August 31, 2017
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Throughout this episode of the Shrink Tank Podcast, our team of Shrinks discusses the 2017 summer in review. From predicting their song of the summer to guessing which movie would top the box office, the Shrinks take a look at their thoughts and review how they matched up with the season. With summer coming to a […]

Blew My Mind Podcast: Sleep Science & Pop Culture

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  • August 29, 2017
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Sawing logs. Counting sheep. Catching some Zzzs. Hitting the hay.   However you phrase it, sleep is important for everyone. Having a healthy sleep cycle yields to both physical and psychological health benefits. That being said, sleep has a vital role in our everyday lives. On this week’s episode of the Blew My Mind Podcast, […]

Ep. 92 The Best Movies of the New Century…So Far

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  • August 24, 2017
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Throughout this episode of the Shrink Tank Podcast, our team of Shrinks discusses the Best Movies of the new century so far. With this being a topic of conversation among multiple articles on Shrink Tank (written by both Dave Verhaagen, and Jonathan Hetterly), the Shrinks wanted to devote a podcast to this debate. The last […]

Blew My Mind Podcast Summer Series: Mind-Blowing Concerts

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  • August 15, 2017
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Live music is enjoyable year round but everyone can agree that is particularly mind-blowing in the summer. Music has multiple psychological benefits, and our Blew My Mind Podcast stars/Shrink Tank contributors Dr. Kristin Daley and Dr. Craig Pohlman discuss these. Listen in to this week’s episode of the Blew My Mind Podcast as they discuss […]

Ep. 91 The 10th Anniversary of the iPhone

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  • August 3, 2017
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Happy 10th Birthday, iPhone! Throughout this episode of the Shrink Tank Podcast, our team of Shrinks discusses the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. For the past ten years, Apple’s iPhone has completely changed our day-to-day lives. The iPhone has given us a way to communicate, research and document our everyday tasks and responsibilities. Listen in as […]

Blew My Mind Podcast: Mind-Blowing Rollercoasters

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  • August 2, 2017
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Six Flags. Carowinds. Busch Gardens. Regardless of which big name amusement park you consider your ‘home’ park, it’s no question that roller coasters can be truly mind-blowing. Summertime is the prime season for roller coaster riding. Fear and adrenaline are obvious psychological ties to the thrill-seeking contraptions, but roller coasters also bring mind-blowing fun. Whether […]

Ep. 90 The Films of Christopher Nolan

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  • July 27, 2017
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Christopher Nolan is one of the most notable cinematic directors of our time. Throughout this episode of the Shrink Tank Podcast, our team of Shrinks discusses the psychology of Nolan’s films. The Shrink Tank loves Christopher Nolan and all of his related works. Whether it’s the actors cast to portray the story, the elaborate set […]

Ep. 89 The Psychology of Game of Thrones

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  • July 20, 2017
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The season 7 premiere of Game of Thrones has been a greatly anticipated return among our panel of Shrinks. Throughout this episode of the Shrink Tank Podcast, our team of Shrinks discusses the psychology behind the HBO smash hit. Shrink Tank is no stranger to Game of Thrones. Whether you’re an avid fan, a bandwagon […]

Blew My Mind Podcast: Summertime’s Best Beach Reads

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  • July 18, 2017
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Being in the middle of the summer season has undoubtedly brought more time for self-reflection, exploration and growth. Today’s discussion focuses around how the summer season can be approached with a sense of escapism, in particular through catching up on summer reading. While reading is a beautiful experience regardless of location, there’s something special about […]

Ep. 88 The Psychology of Sequels

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  • July 13, 2017
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Summer hasn’t always been a cinematic season, but change happens. Throughout this episode of the Shrink Tank Podcast, our team of Shrinks discusses the psychology of movie sequels. From CARS 3 to the Beauty and the Beast remake, to yet another Fast n Furious movie, sequels are taking over the box office. Is it a lack […]

Blew My Mind Podcast: Best of Bachelor/Bachelorette

  • by Dr. Craig Pohlman
  • July 5, 2017
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Season 13 of The Bachelorette featuring Rachel Lindsay has provided pure entertainment, drama, and intrigue. Being in the middle of the season has us reminiscing over our favorite moments from past Bachelor and Bachelorette seasons. Listen in as Shrink Tank contributors and co-authors of the Bachelorette Breakdown series, Dr. Craig Pohlman and Dr. Melissa Miller as […]

Ep. 87 Summertime: It Ain’t What it Used to Be

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  • June 29, 2017
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Summertime: Then & Now Summertime is a season for making memories, creating relationships, and experiencing vibrant feelings of emotion and growth. Throughout this episode of the Shrink Tank Podcast, our team of Shrinks relives their own summer experiences: cookouts, bare feet, chasing fireflies, berry picking, running to the pool, and sunburn. We can’t help but […]

Ep. 86 Katy Perry: A Cry for Help or Publicity Stunt?

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  • June 22, 2017
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Were Katy Perry’s live stream therapy sessions an act of championing for mental health awareness or a publicity stunt? Does the prescription drug, Celexa, deserve the negative press in the court case of the teenager who encouraged her boyfriend to complete suicide? This week’s episode discusses these very questions and more on the Shrink Tank Podcast. With Katy […]

Ep. 85: Comedians in Controversy

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  • June 19, 2017
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The recent controversy with Kathy Griffin’s shocking Trump-themed photoshoot has shed light on an important topic: how comedians communicate and reflect on controversy in the media. Listen in on this week’s Shrink Tank podcast as Dave, Frank and Jonathan discuss this scandal as well as similar cases of comedians taking the punchline too far. Want more […]

Ep. 84: Celebrities & Suicide

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  • June 8, 2017
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The recent suicide of Chris Cornell has brought attention to suicide amongst middle-aged men. Listen in as Dave, Frank and Jonathan discuss celebrity suicides, the issue of creativity in mental health and whether or not any particular celebrity death has hit them hard. Then, stick around for the pop culture summer quiz– all of that on […]

Ep.83: Psychology of Stephen King

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  • June 1, 2017
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Stephen King is one of America’s most prolific writers.  He has experienced both commercial and critical success with his novels and film adaptations.  King’s work, and his personal life, are both rich in psychological themes. Listen in as Dave, Frank, Emma Kate, and Jonathan explore the life and work of Stephen King.

Ep.82: Truth in the Age of Trump

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  • May 25, 2017
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Donald Trump, as both a candidate and now as president, has played so fast and loose with the facts that it has called into question how we as a culture think about important issues of truth. This episode is the part of a Shrink Tank article series that explores the aspects of Truth in the […]

Ep.81: Summer Movie Preview and Prediction

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  • May 18, 2017
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The summer season has begun, and with it comes the annual summer blockbuster movie season.  Is summer 2017 shaping up to be a great poster of films?  Or is the slate of movies a disappointing roster?  Tune in as Dave, Frank, Emma Kate, and Jonathan share their insights and predictions for the summer movie season.

Blew My Mind Podcast: Four Word Movie Lines

  • by Dr. Craig Pohlman
  • May 16, 2017
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Many of the best movie lines ever are oh so short!  In this episode, host Craig Pohlman and guests Dave Verhaagen and Rachel Kitson discuss mind-blowing, 4-word lines from some great movies:  This Is Spinal Tap, There Will Be Blood, and The Lord of the Rings:  The Return of the King.  Blew My Mind is […]

Ep.80: Celebrities Who Open Up About Their Mental Health

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  • May 11, 2017
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It is becoming more common to hear celebrities discuss their personal struggles with mental illness.  From Prince Harry to Emma Stone, celebrities are using the fame to help destigmatize mental illness.  Listen as Dave, Frank, Emma Kate, and Jonathan discuss the impact of celebrities speaking up and speaking out on behalf of mental health awareness.

Ep. 79: Star Wars Psychology: “May the 4th Be With You”

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  • May 4, 2017
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Every May 4th Star Wars is celebrated around the world. Dave, Frank, Emma Kate, and Jonathan share their personal connections to the franchise. They also discuss the psychological richness of the Star Wars universe, and how they use Star Wars in their work as mental health professionals. All of that and more, in this episode […]

Ep. 78: Psychology of Pets

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  • May 2, 2017
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The Shrink Tank team love their pets.  They’ve also noticed that some of the most popular videos on social media showcase pets and animals.  So why do people have such an emotional connection to animals or videos of animals? Listen in as Dave, Frank, Emma Kate, and Jonathan explore the psychology of pets.

Ep. 77: The Psychology of Pot Culture: Get the 411 on 420

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  • April 20, 2017
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Today we discuss the culture, the phenomenon, the craze of “Pot Culture.” Eskimos have 100 words for snow. Americans have 200 words for pot. Listen in as Psychologists, Dave, Frank, and Emma Kate as they discuss the pros, the cons, and controversy of the Psychology of Marijuana and 4/20.

Ep.76: The Psychology of 13 Reasons Why

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  • April 13, 2017
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Today we discuss the Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why. The episodes follow a teenager who is trying to uncover why his classmate and crush committed suicide. We discuss the pros and cons of covering this controversial topic and how it could potentially change the conversation about suicide. Listen in as Dave, Frank, and Emma Kate […]

Ep.75: Hollywood’s Complicated Relationship with Asian Pop Culture

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  • March 23, 2017
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Doctor Strange, Iron Fist, and Ghost in the Shell are recent examples of Hollywood’s complicated relationship with Asian pop culture. Controversies have surrounded each project for whitewashing characters, erasing Asian characters and replacing them with Caucasian actors, or falling victim to the tried-and-true trope of white savior storyline. Listen in as Jonathan, Dave, Frank, and […]

Ep.74: The Psychology of Beauty and the Beast

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  • March 16, 2017
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Disney’s remake of their iconic classic “Beauty and the Beast” hits theaters today. The new film, starring Emma Watson, has been making headlines about the LaFou character being openly gay.  There has also been an ongoing discussion about feminism, Stockholm Syndrome, and how seriously should people take a fairy tale fantasy film. Also, in the […]

Ep.73: The Americans and our Changing Relationship with Russia

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  • March 9, 2017
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The fifth season of FX’s The Americans premiered this week.  The show is a mix of genres centering around sleeper Russian agents who are also raising a family is suburban 80s America.  But suddenly the show isn’t feeling so retro, with accusations of Russia tampering with the Presidential Election and President Trump’s uneasy alliance with […]

Ep.72: Faith in Films and Oscar Awards Recap

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  • March 2, 2017
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Several recent films have touched upon faith and spirituality (Martin Scorsese’s Silence, Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge), the most recent being the upcoming film adaptation of the bestselling novel, The Shack. The Shrink Tank team discuss faith in films, the difference between art and proselytizing propaganda, and some of their personal favorites.  Also, Dave, Frank, Emma Kate, […]

Ep.71: Oscar Talk & Predictions

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  • February 23, 2017
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The Shrink Tank crew takes a break from their normal episodes to talk at length about this year’s Academy Awards.  Find out who’s seen all nine best picture nominees.  Find out what film Frank is betting money will win.  Listen as Dave, Frank, Emma Kate, and Jonathan share their predictions.

Ep.70: Guilty Pleasures & Pop Culture Escapism

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  • February 21, 2017
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I think it’s fair to say that our nation is facing some difficult times ahead of us. The country seems very polarized, and all forms of media (and social media) is bombarding people with hyperbolic headlines and scary predictions about where our nation is heading. But we’re not going to dive into that topic again, […]

Ep.69: Love & Consumerism

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  • February 14, 2017
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Valentines’ Day is the ultimate holiday for lovers and couples. Americans typically buy 180 million roses, 36 million boxes of candy and spend more than $14 billion on gifts for Valentine’s Day. But has this romantic holiday become more about consumerism and obligation than actual expressions of love and affection? And with society becoming more […]

Ep.68: Frank’s Obsession with the Grammy’s

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  • February 7, 2017
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Last year the Shrink Tank team roasted Frank for his pitiful knowledge of the Grammy Awards and the current state of popular music. Can Frank redeem himself for last year’s Grammy debacle, or is his knowledge of music still pathetic? Listen as Dave, Emma Kate, Jonathan, and Frank discuss this year’s Grammy Awards.

Ep.67: TV in the New Year

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  • January 31, 2017
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The Shrink Tank team loves television. And the new year is slated to bring back several shows that has the team reeling with excitement. Listen in as Dave, Frank, Emma Kate, and Jonathan discuss the new and returning television shows coming in 2017.

Shrinks Review Split

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  • January 25, 2017
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Today we’re bringing you a bonus Shrink Tank podcast episode – Shrinks Review Split. Frank, Emma Kate, and Jonathan recently discussed the new M. Night Shyamalan film on the Shrink Tank podcast.  The film was the number #1 film at the box office its opening weekend, bringing in over $40 million.  It has also received mostly […]

Ep.66: The Resurgence of Sci-Fi and Horror Films: Why Now?

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  • January 24, 2017
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The year 2016 was spectacular for science fiction and horror entertainment.  But was there really a resurgence of these genres?  Or is the current state of affairs in our nation causing us to over-read into things and over-interpret hidden meanings? Listen as Dave, Frank, Emma Kate, and Jonathan discuss (or debate) whether or not sci-fi […]

Ep.65: Should Psychologists See the Movie Split?

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  • January 17, 2017
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M. Night Shyamalan’s new film, Split, hits theaters this Friday. The film centers around Kevin, a young man with 23 different personalities. But some folks are objecting to the use of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) in a film involving the kidnapping of young women. How should mental health professionals feel about the film? Listen in […]

Ep:64: Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017

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  • December 20, 2016
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The year 2016 will be long remembered for the highs and lows in pop culture, entertainment, and politics.  But what lies ahead for the upcoming year?  Listen in as Dave, Frank, Emma Kate, and Jonathan make some bold predictions for the year 2017. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now!

Ep.63: The Year in Review – 2016

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  • December 13, 2016
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Was 2016 a stellar year in pop culture or an underwhelming year for film, tv, and music? Hear the regular crew share their highs and lows from 2016. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now!

Blew My Mind: Slow Jams

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  • December 8, 2016
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Ep.62: Didn’t See That Coming

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  • November 29, 2016
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The presidential election results caught Dave, Frank, and Jonathan by surprise, as it did for most of the country.  The Shrink Tank crew use Trump’s surprise victory as a jumping off point to discuss their favorite twist endings and surprises in pop culture that they did not see coming. Check it out on iTunes or Listen […]

Ep.61: The Changing Landscape of News and Media

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  • November 23, 2016
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Listen in as Dave, Frank, and Jonathan explore the changing landscape of News and Media. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Listen here!  

Blew My Mind: TV Series Premieres

  • by Dr. Craig Pohlman
  • November 18, 2016
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Ep.60: Parenting in the Digital Age

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  • November 16, 2016
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It’s practically impossible for parents to keep up with emerging technology.  So what is a parent to do when kids know more about virtual reality, sexting, and cybersecurity?  Listen in as Dave, Frank, Emma Kate, and Jonathan explore the changing landscape of parenting in a tech-centered world. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Listen […]

Ep.59: When Pop Culture and Controversy Collide

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  • November 9, 2016
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Controversy has followed recent films by Clint Eastwood, Mel Gibson, and Nate Parker.  This has led to the question of “how do you separate a film from the filmmaker?”  Listen to the Shrink Tank crew as they share why they can (or can’t) separate art from the artist. Controversial Stars/Directors – Clint Eastwood, Mel Gibson, […]

Ep.58: It’s the most wonderful time of the year … for Films!

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  • November 2, 2016
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Dave, Frank, Emma Kate, and Jonathan love the holiday season because cinemas are flooded with new films. It’s that time of the year when family films compete with oscar-bait movies, and the ultimate winner are those who love to see movies. Find out which films the crew are excited to see this holiday season.   […]

Blew My Mind: Horror Films

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  • October 30, 2016
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Ep.57: Have Presidential Elections Always Been This Crazy?

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  • October 26, 2016
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The 2016 presidential election has stirred the nation into a frenzy. Listen in as Dave, Frank, Emma Kate, and Jonathan debates whether or not this particular election has generated a new low in politics, and what people can do to help with their election anxiety.   Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! […]

Ep.56: Will the Accountant Get Autism Right?

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  • October 19, 2016
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Frank and Emma Kate work primarily with folks on the spectrum.  The old adage about Aspergers and Autism goes, “If you’ve met one Aspie, you’ve met one Aspie.”  But what is pop culture’s track record with representing those on the spectrum?  Listen as Frank and Emma Kate anchor a conversation around pop culture’s accuracy (or […]

Ep.55: Living in the Wild, Wild, Westworld

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  • October 13, 2016
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HBO’s new Sci-fi western, Westworld, has taken television by storm. Viewers are taken into a world where it can be difficult to separate fantasy from reality. But what are the larger themes lurking beneath the surface? And if given the opportunity, would you choose to be a villain or hero in Westworld? Listen in as […]

Ep.54: Why Stranger Things is the Pop Culture Hit of the Year

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  • October 5, 2016
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The Netflix original series not only was a critical success, it also captivated audiences of all generations young and old.  But how did this show set in the 80s transcend its time period and become a timeless piece of entertainment?  And how much does nostalgia and homage play into its success?  Listen in as the […]

Ep.53: Colin Kaepernick’s Protest vs. Patriotism: Who Wins the Battle of Framing the Message?

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  • September 29, 2016
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Colin Kaepernick’s silent protest of refusing to stand during the National Anthem has taken the NFL by storm. But some are calling his actions a disservice to the men and women in our armed forces. So where do you stand on this position? And how much does race factor into people’s strong stance against Colin […]

Ep.52: Blair Witch, Horror Films, and Fright: What Actually Scares You?

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  • September 21, 2016
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The Blair Witch sequel is now in theaters.  The first film was a cultural phenomenon but its sequels have been far less successful both commercially and in critical acclaim.  But what do you find scary?  Is it the supernatural or realistic depictions of threats?  And why to people love to be frightened and terrorized?  Listen […]

Ep.51: When Celebrities Speak About Mental Health: Is it sincere or a publicity ploy?

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  • September 14, 2016
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The regular crew, Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, along with special guest Emma Kate Wright, talk about celebrities speaking about mental health. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!  

Shrink Tank Podcast Ep. 50: Psychology of Cannabis

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  • August 31, 2016
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The regular crew, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, along with special guest Emma Kate Wright, talk about the psychology of cannabis. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!  

Shrink Tank Podcast Ep. 49: Psychology of Social Media

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  • August 24, 2016
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The regular crew, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, along with special guest Emma Kate Wright, talk about the psychology of Social Media. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!  

Shrink Tank Podcast Ep. 48: Psychology of the Olympics

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  • August 17, 2016
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The regular crew, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, along with special guest Craig Pohlman, talk about the psychology of the Olympics. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!  

Shrink Tank Podcast Ep. 47: Psychology of Harry Potter

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  • August 10, 2016
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The regular crew, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, along with special guest Craig Pohlman, talk about the psychology of Harry Potter. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!  

Shrink Tank Podcast Ep. 46: Pokemon GO

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  • August 3, 2016
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Frank Gaskill is joined by Dillon Espinosa, Lindsay York, and Zach Brown to talk about Pokemon Go. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!  

Shrink Tank Podcast Ep. 45: Psychology of Super Hero Fatigue

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  • July 20, 2016
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The regular crew, Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, and Jonathan Hetterly talk about the psychology of Super Hero Fatigue. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!  

Shrink Tank Podcast Ep. 44: Psychology of Shark Week

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  • June 29, 2016
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The regular crew, Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, along with special guest Melissa Miller, talk about the psychology of Shark Week. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!  

Shrink Tank Podcast Ep. 43: Psychology of Elon Musk

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  • June 22, 2016
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The regular crew, Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, along with special guest Melissa Miller, talk about the psychology of Elon Musk. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!  

Shrink Tank Podcast Ep. 42: Papa Culture

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  • June 15, 2016
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The regular crew, Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, along with special guest Juliet Kuehnle, talk about fathers in pop culture. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!  

Shrink Tank Podcast Ep. 41: The Rise of E-Sports

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  • June 8, 2016
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The regular crew, Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, along with special guest Juliet Kuehnle, talk about the Rise of E-Sports. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!  

Shrink Tank Podcast Ep.40: Pros of Cons

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  • June 1, 2016
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The regular crew, Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, along with special guest Kristin Daley, talk about the psychology of conventions like Comic Con and Heroes Con. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!  

Ep.39: Psychology of Summer Fun

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  • May 25, 2016
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The regular crew, Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, along with special guest Kristin Daley, as they talk about the psychology of summer fun (Books, Movies, etc.). Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!  

Ep.38: Psychology of Summer Music

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  • May 18, 2016
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The regular crew, Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, along with special guest Lauren King, talk about the psychology of summer music. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!  

Ep.37: Independent Films

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  • May 11, 2016
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The regular crew, Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, along with special guest Lauren King, talk about the independent film industry. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!  

Ep.36: Good and Bad Mommies in Pop-Culture

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  • May 4, 2016
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The regular crew, Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, and Rachel Kitson, talk about good and bad mommies in pop-culture. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!  

Ep.35: The Rise of Anti-LGBT Legislation

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  • April 27, 2016
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The regular crew, Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, and Rachel Kitson, talk about the rise of anti-LGBT legislation in North Carolina and the country. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!  

Ep.34: Psychology of the Current Political Landscape

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  • April 20, 2016
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The regular crew, Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, and Rachel Kitson, talk about the psychology of the current political landscape. Being Human Links: Why More Obituaries are Opening the Book on Addiction and Mental Health Struggles and A psychologist explains what child prodigies and kids with autism have in common. Check it out on iTunes or Listen […]

Ep.33: Tipping Points in Pop Culture

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  • April 13, 2016
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The regular crew, Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, and Rachel Kitson, talk about tipping points in pop culture. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!  

Ep.32: Psychology of March Madness

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  • March 30, 2016
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The regular crew, Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, and Rachel Kitson, talk about the psychology of March Madness and bracketology! Frank and Jonathan bet money on President Obama’s questionable bracket picks. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!  

Ep.31: Psychological Disorders of Superheroes

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  • March 23, 2016
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The regular crew, Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, and Rachel Kitson, talk about psychological disorders of superheroes like Batman, Superman, Iron Man, Wolverine and many more! Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!  

Ep.30: Psychology of True Crime

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  • March 16, 2016
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The regular crew, Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, and Rachel Kitson, talk about the psychology of the true crime genre. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!  

Ep.29: Psychology of Celebrity Deaths

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  • March 9, 2016
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The regular crew, Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, and Rachel Kitson, talk about why we care about celebrity deaths. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!  

Ep.28: Psychology of the Current Political Landscape

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  • March 2, 2016
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The regular crew, Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, and Rachel Kitson, talk about the psychology of the current political landscape. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!  

Ep.27: Psychology of Families in Television

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  • February 24, 2016
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The regular crew, Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, and Rachel Kitson, talk about television reboots and family dynamics in pop culture. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!  

Ep.26: Oscars Predictions from Psychologists

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  • February 17, 2016
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The regular crew, Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, and Rachel Kitson, take a stab at predicting the Oscars. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!  

Ep.25: The Oscars got it wrong, at least some of the time.

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  • February 11, 2016
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The Oscars are notorious for choosing the wrong winners.  But which past winners didn’t deserve the statue, and which films or performances got robbed?  Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, and Rachel Kitson talk about O.J. Simpson and how the Oscars got it wrong, at least some of the time. Check it out on iTunes […]

Ep.24: Psychology of Relationships

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  • February 3, 2016
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Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, and Rachel Kitson talk about new age relationships and online dating. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here! Thanks to FMA for the music titled “The Temperature of the Air on the Bow of the Kaleetan” by Chris Zabriskie

Ep.23: Concussions in Football

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  • January 27, 2016
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Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, and Rachel Kitson talk about Concussions in Football. What we know now. Its impact on NFL, youth football, and more! Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!

Ep. 22: Award Bait Movies

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  • January 20, 2016
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Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, and Rachel Kitson talk about Award Bait Movies. The movies they missed, the ones they loved, what they didn’t care for this year, and highlight the outstanding performances. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!

Ep. 21: X-Files Reborn

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  • January 13, 2016
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Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, and Rachel Kitson talk about the X-Files reboot. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!

Ep. 20: Reid Ewing on Body Dysmorphic Disorder

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  • January 6, 2016
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This week, we are pleased to present a special edition of the Shrink Tank podcast, featuring an interview with Reid Ewing, the actor who plays Dylan on ABC’s hit comedy, Modern Family.  Earlier in the year, he wrote a piece for the Huffington Post about his struggle with Body Dysmorphic Disorder.  For his honest and […]

Ep.19: New Years and Gender Bias

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  • December 30, 2015
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Shrink Tank Podcast Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, and special guest Myque Harris talk about the gender bias and the New Year! Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!

Ep.18: Holiday Special

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  • December 28, 2015
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Shrink Tank Podcast Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, and special guest Myque Harris talk about the psychology of the holiday season. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!

Ep.17: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review (2nd Half Contains Spoilers!)

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  • December 18, 2015
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BEWARE: The second half of today’s podcast contains spoilers! First impressions and review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens by Dr. Frank Gaskill, Dr. Dave Verhaagen, and Jonathan Hetterly M.A.   Or listen here!

Ep.16: Best of the Year | Part 2

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  • December 9, 2015
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Shrink Tank Podcast Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Rachel Kitson, and Jonathan Hetterly talk about the best television and movies of the year. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!

Ep.15: Best of the Year | Part 1

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  • December 2, 2015
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Shrink Tank Podcast Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Rachel Kitson, and Jonathan Hetterly talk about the best video games and music of the year. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!

Ep.14: Thanksgiving Edition

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  • November 25, 2015
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Shrink Tank Podcast Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Rachel Kitson, and Jonathan Hetterly talk about their Thanksgiving traditions, the addictive properties of cheese, and the odds of people spending money on therapy. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!

Ep.13: The Video Game Industry

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  • November 18, 2015
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Shrink Tank Podcast Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Rachel Kitson, and Jonathan Hetterly talk about their early experiences with video games and how large the industry has become. Dave and Frank are loving the new releases including Halo 5, Fallout 4, and Battlefront. Be sure to listen to their weekly Doctor’s Orders. Check it out on iTunes […]

Special Edition with Derek James, Yu-Jay Harris, and Chris Locke

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  • November 12, 2015
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Shrink Tank Podcast What were you doing in the year 2000? What is going to happen in thirty years from now? On this special edition of the Shrink Tank Podcast, Dave Verhaagen, along with the regular crew (Frank Gaskill, Rachel Kitson, and Jonathan Hetterly) ask these questions of Chris Locke, Derek James, and Yu-Jay Harris. […]

Ep.12: Creepy people & The Donald Trump Phenomenon

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  • November 5, 2015
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Shrink Tank Podcast Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Rachel Kitson, and Jonathan Hetterly talk about why creepy people seem so creepy. They delve deep into the Donald Trump Phenomenon, and supply their weekly Doctor’s Orders. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!

Ep.11: Halloween Special

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  • October 28, 2015
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Shrink Tank Podcast On this episode of the Shrink Tank Podcast we dive deep into what makes Halloween so much fun. Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, and Rachel Kitson discuss Halloween traditions and scary stories. Listen to it right now! Or listen here!

Ep.10: Beasts of No Nation and Liberia’s Son

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  • October 21, 2015
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Shrink Tank Podcast Netflix releases their first ever feature film, Beasts of No Nation, both streaming and in theatres this week and we discuss how film watching has changed since the advent of streaming services like Netflix, as well as what the future will hold for big screen cinema and the Oscars. Not only is […]

Ep.9: The Walking Dead Psychology

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  • October 14, 2015
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Shrink Tank Podcast Three die-hard Walking Dead fans try to convince “guest speaker” of the deeper meaning of the show as it enters its 6th season.  Said fans are now basically Walking Dead experts as they have Published Literature on the subject— Check out Travis Langley’s “The Walking Dead Psychology”! We sound off on the […]

Ep.8: The Comedic Martians

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  • October 7, 2015
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Shrink Tank Podcast What’s with our obsession with survival, colonizing, and space travel?! (Well, besides all being awesome…) We are discussing the new movie The Martian, based on the first novel by Andy Weir, as it relates to our own survival instincts and how as a society we react to human interest stories as opposed […]

Ep.7: Fantasy Football, NFL, and The Walk

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  • September 30, 2015
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Shrink Tank Podcast With the fall, and more importantly football, season upon us we are discussing the NFL in all its rise and shame, and the offshoot and popularity of fantasy football leagues.  Frank waxes nostalgic about his childhood fandom of the Dallas Cowboys, Rachel admits to being a Seahawks fan because she liked the […]

Ep.6: Fall Lineup

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  • September 27, 2015
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Shrink Tank Podcast This week on the Shrink Tank podcast, our panel of shrinks give us a fall entertainment preview. Between new movies and TV shows, we’ve got quite the lineup this season. Join Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, and Rachel Kitson and find out what shows, albums, movies, and all things pop culture […]

Ep.5: Celebrity Sex Scandals

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  • September 22, 2015
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Shrink Tank Podcast This week our panel of psychologists dig deep into the celebrity sex scandals of 2015. Get ready for the dirty, as Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, and Rachel Kitson discuss the latest in pop culture and entertainment. Check it out on iTunes Or listen here!  

Ep. 4: A Summer Lookback

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  • September 14, 2015
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Shrink Tank Podcast On this episode of The Shrink Tank Podcast our panel of psychologists discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly movies and television series of the summer.   Check it out on iTunes Or listen here!

Ep.3: The VMA’s

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  • August 26, 2015
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Shrink Tank Podcast Video may have killed the radio star, but have youtube and social media rendered the olden days of music video viewing obsolete? MTV continues to host the annual Video Music Awards, despite the channels digression from music to more of a reality TV focus.  Are viewers tuning in to see their favorite […]

Ep.2: Offspring of the Rich and Famous

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  • August 19, 2015
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Shrink Tank Podcast Would you want to be Ron Howard’s kid or Kim Kardashian’s? Or maybe you would prefer to be Obama’s kids or Donald Drumpf’s? Celebrity kids often go in two directions, becoming disasters or excellent human beings. The power of famous parents adds tremendous pressure but should we blame social media more? Also, […]

Ep.1: Celebrities And Drug Abuse

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  • August 12, 2015
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Shrink Tank Podcast Are we losing more of our celebrities to drugs and alcohol now as compared to the days of Elvis and Marilyn Monroe? Today it seems the list of loved and lost celebrities increases each year. From Bobbi Kristina and Heath Ledger to Chris Kelly and Corey Monteith, are drug and alcohol related […]