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Jonathan Hetterly sits down with Joseph Stephens. Joseph is the composer of the hit song Misbehavin' on The Righteous Gemstones.
How Misbehavin' was Born: Interviewing 'The Righteous Gemstones' Composer, Joseph Stephens In today's special edition of the Shrink Tank Podcast, panelist Jonathan Hetterly sits down with the composer of The Righteous Gemstones, Joseph Stephens. Joseph Stephens is an American multi-instrumentalist, film score composer, and songwriter who wrote the infectious tune Misbehavin’ on HBO’s The Righteous Gemstones.  In this interview, they discuss...
WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Joker. Why Joker is so Polarizing, Explained by Psychology Joker, the latest film starring Joaquin Phoenix, has been the catalyst of numerous discussions regarding its depiction of mental health, toxic masculinity, and the correlation of mental illness and violence. In today's podcast episode, therapists Jonathan Hetterly and Frank Gaskill break down the film's mental health depictions, how...
Righteous Gemstones & Megachurch Culture Danny McBride’s latest HBO creation, The Righteous Gemstones, is a satirical take on a Southern megachurch, following the dysfunctional lives of the Gemstone family.  Megachurches and televangelism can vary in regard to delivering their spiritual messages. While some megachurches give more robust sermons leaning heavy on scripture, others are more feel-good, motivational messages—like spiritual fast food. So,...
The Psychology of Brad Pitt Brad Pitt’s latest movie, Ad Astra, follows his character on a space mission to remedy a cosmic threat to all human life, as well as to search for his missing father. Similarly, the famed Hollywood actor has been dealing with some major life changes following his divorce and separation from his ex-wife Angelina Jolie.  In today’s episode,...
The latest J.Lo movie, Hustlers, has been killing it at the box office, so we were inspired to have a discussion about the psychology of Jennifer Lopez.
The Psychology of Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lopez is a modern-day Hollywood icon. Her latest movie, Hustlers, has been killing it at the box office, so we were inspired to have a discussion about the psychology of Jennifer Lopez, and her long and impressive career in Hollywood. As wrong as it is, at 50 years old, most Hollywood actresses struggle to find roles,...
The Psychology of Joaquin Phoenix Joaquin Phoenix’s portrayal of The Joker in the upcoming film is bringing talks of Oscar buzz. The Joker’s complex characteristics have us wanting to dive deeper into a psychological look at Joaquin Phoenix, including a rocky childhood, his traumatic loss of his brother, and how these events have shaped his acting career and new life...
Our pets can do wonders for our mental health, so it's no surprise that emotional support animals are growing in popularity.
Are Emotional Support Animals Encouraging Dependent Behavior? Pets can do wonders for our mental health, so it's no surprise that emotional support animals are growing in popularity. In increasingly stressful times, the increased use of emotional support animals says a lot about our culture's coping skills and techniques. On today's episode, we're discussing how emotional support animals highlight the psychological concept...
Why don't we learn from history? Early in the month of August, an explosion at a Russian missile testing site last week killed at least seven people and caused widespread fears of a radiation leak. This fear is completely sensible, considering the national tragedy of Chernobyl. On today's episode, we're discussing the psychology of history repeating itself, why changing behavior...
The recent scandal and death of Jeffrey Epstein has brought an onslaught of public speculation. Therapists analyze Epstein's deviant behavior.
Jeffrey Epstein's Deviant Behavior, Analyzed by Therapists The recent scandal and death of Jeffrey Epstein has brought an onslaught of public speculation. On today's episode, we're discussing the psychological structure of Jeffrey Epstein, the numerous conspiracy theories related to the death of Jeffrey Epstein, the correlations of power and money, and more... Listen to 'Jeffrey Epstein's Deviant Behavior, Analyzed by Therapists' here,...
In light of the new Taylor Swift album Lover, our panel of Shrinks discusses why everyone loves, or love to hate, Taylor Swift.
Why Does Everyone Love - Or Love To Hate - Taylor Swift? In light of the new Taylor Swift album Lover, our panel of Shrinks tackles the country-pop crossover star. On today's episode, our panel of Shrinks will be discussing transformations which are represented in the new Taylor Swift album Lover, her newly public motives behind LGBTQ+ advocacy, as well as...

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