The life, legacy and unfortunate death of Robin Williams has had a profound impact on our culture, the world of comedy and the entertainment industry. Today’s podcast focuses on the psychology of Robin Williams.

On the heels of the recent release of HBO’s latest documentary, Come Inside My Mind, our panel of Shrinks are choosing to take the deeper dive into the career, the history and the mental health of Robin Williams.




  “[ROBIN WILLIAMS] WAS SHOT OUT OF A CANON ONSTAGE, IN HIS ELEMENT…BUT IN REGULAR LIFE HE HAD TO WORK REALLY HARD JUST FOR BASIC ATTACHMENTS.”

– Dr. Dave Verhaagen

Being Human

In our Being Human segment, the Shrink Tank Podcast panelists discuss some of the latest findings on psychology in the news.

Today’s Being Human topic discusses the psychology of roller coasters. We sit through lines as long as 8 hours for an average ride time of two minutes or less, with health risks such as stroke, brain deformation and other injuries due to crashes… So why do we do it? What is it about roller coasters that some love so much, and is it an experience we tend to like less as we get older?

Read the original findings here. 

Doctor’s Orders

Dr. Emma Kate Wright’s recommendation for the week is the aforementioned HBO documentary, Come Inside My Mind.

Jonathan Hetterly, LPC’s recommendation is a Netflix show, Babylon Berlin. Despite being the most expensive German television show ever produced, the series includes topics such as blackmail, governmental conspiracy.

Dr. Dave Verhaagen’s two recommendations are So You Think You Can Dance and American Ninja Warrior for fun and entertaining summer viewing.

 

Speak your Mind!

Our Shrinks got to answer questions from the audience live at HeroesCon, but we’d like to get the rest of our listeners in on the conversation! Reply below or send us your thoughts at feedback@shrinktank.com. Your input could even be featured on the next episode of the Shrink Tank Podcast!

Need a longer session with the Shrinks? Check out our last episode here.

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