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Avengers: Endgame is a metaphor for coping with major life changes and loss. We're only going to solve the world's problems if we find a way to put aside our own traumas and differences. Our panel of Shrinks is discussing the elements of failure, group dynamics, resiliency, grit, cultural uproar and dissatisfaction, and trauma. Listen in below or anywhere you...
Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, and Jeff Bezos are some of the powerhouse names that come to mind when you think of this generations industry of Tech Titans. Are these individuals the modern-day Vanderbilts, Carnegies and Rockefellers? Our panel of Shrinks is discussing the psychology behind these individuals, and their path to success. Listen in below or anywhere you find podcasts. these...
With the rise of anti-vaxxers and flat-earthers, it's apparent that there is a current trend in our society to be anti-science. Our panel of Shrinks is discussing the idea of cognitive dissonance, the role of media, confirmation bias, and how social media has intensified the element of groupthink. Listen in below or anywhere you find podcasts. It's not arguable that science...
Game of Thrones is a world completely ruled by corrupt power. How do you make it by? Our panel of Shrinks unpack the psychological elements of GoT, such as psychopathy, attachment, trust and vulnerability. Listen in below or anywhere you find podcasts. if you think historically, love and self-actualization are not universal elements that have defined culture. – Jonathan Hetterly, LPC Watch...
Jordan Peele's latest thriller Us is rich with psychology. Our panel of Shrinks unpack the film's motifs, themes, and discuss: how do we rectify the things that we like and dislike about ourselves?  Listen in below or anywhere you find podcasts. we all have this dark side to who we are. – Dr. Emma Kate Wright Watch us on YouTube! Great news! We're on...
Editor's note: This podcast was recorded prior to the news of the Jussie Smollett charges being dropped. Is biased media impacting the way people receive and accept information? Today's podcast is discussing the psychology of liberal media bias. On the heels of the Jussie Smollett scandal as well as the Covington high school student, our panel of Shrinks is discussing how...
Earlier this month, news broke of one of the biggest college admissions scandal in history. These wealthy and privileged families buy their children's way into elite schools including Yale, Georgetown and Stanford universities. Chief executives and even Hollywood actresses (Lori Laughlin, Felicity Huffman) are among the list of those being charged.  On this episode, our panel discusses the psychology of...
Leaving Neverland explores how two men dealt with the trauma of their sexual abuse from Michael Jackson. While our previous podcast explored the psychology of Michael Jackson, this episode will be looking at the accusers (Wade Robson and James Safechuck), the psychology of trauma, and the documentary itself. Listen in below or anywhere you find podcasts. i recognize the small percentage of...
HBO's Michael Jackson documentary, Leaving Neverland, uncovers the stories of two men who claim to be sexually abused by the pop star and how they came to terms with it years later.  In today's episode, our panel of Shrinks are discussing Michael Jackson's own childhood and celebrity, his arrested development and personality formation, the culture of celebrity with sexual abuse...
Pete Davidson and John Mulaney’s blossoming bromance intrigues us—but doesn’t surprise us based on their individual struggles and successes. Our panel of Shrinks is discussing the many layers of the famously funny duo. To hear the psychological perspective behind Pete Davidson's diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder, John Mulaney's history of alcoholism,...

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