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Mr. Rogers, the subject of the latest documentary 'Won't You Be My Neighbor?' was a cultural icon. Today's podcast focuses on the impact that Fred Rogers had on the television landscape, child development, the dignity, and inclusion of all people. On the heels of the recent release of Won't You Be My Neighbor?, our panel of Shrinks are choosing to take the deeper dive into the...
Amid today's tumultuous and polarizing political climate, our resident Shrinks delve into the psychology behind the trends of support among Christian and Evangelical demographics. Using their respective spiritual backgrounds to tease out the nuances of political beliefs intersectionally, our panelists examine the changes in religious and conservative ideology across time which brought us to the state of the Trump...
Join our panel of Shrinks for a special edition of the Shrink Tank Podcast, recorded live from Heroes Con 2018! In a special live panel event, our panel of Shrinks discuss the psychology of Westworld: the bicameral mind, what it means to be human, consciousness, as well as creator versus creation. For all of our content on Westworld, click here. Speak...
The Avengers: Infinity War is the latest release from the Marvel universe. Today's episode covers hopes for the movie, predictions on characters and plotlines, and the psychological behaviors behind our favorite characters.   Listen in as our panel of Shrinks discusses today's trending topic, The Avengers: Infinity War.     "I predict that something is going to happen to Spiderman. We have a heart for him, he's...
The Royal Wedding is this weekend and it's safe to say that the whole world is tuning in. That said, why are we so captivated with the upcoming nuptials between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry? Today's podcast features our panel of Shrinks discussing the psychology behind the world-wide obsession with the Royal Wedding. "I think we're wired to be curious about...
Celebrity suicides are not a new phenomenon in American culture by any means, but recent events have triggered an explosion of awareness and concern about mental health, depression, and suicide ideation among the famous, as well as the general population. With Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain both having ended their lives this past month, fans around the world have been...
Following the opening of Incredibles 2, Ocean's 8, and other female-led films, we have noticed a wave of women in the entertainment industry. Could this be highlighting a true atmospheric change in Hollywood?  In this episode, our panel of Shrinks is joined by special guest, Elise Howell, LCPA as they share their thoughts on current trends regarding leading ladies in pop culture. Some...
HBO's hit Westworld is returning for season two and our Shrinks are ready for it. Today's episode covers hopes for the season, discussions on advancing technology, consciousness, morality, and the influence of affluence. Westworld showcases an adult amusement park where rich vacationers can act out any illicit fantasy they see fit through artificial consciousness. When people have such wealth and...
Frequently compared to a combination of 'The Twilight Zone' and 'Tales from the Crypt,' Black Mirror is a twisted and unsettling show exploring technology and human behavior.  Each episode of the anthology presents a different high-tech universe that interprets and unveils the negative side effects of technology. Today's episode of the Shrink Tank Podcast includes our panel of Shrinks discussing the psychological elements...
Tom Cruise is one of the most fascinating celebrities in Hollywood. His filmography covers a myriad of genres, characters, and storylines. Today's podcast focuses Mission: Impossible — Fallout, the psychology of Tom Cruise, and his controversial history in the limelight. Listen here:   "You can see how charisma and charm on the surface can be really likable, but gone to an...

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