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13 Reasons Why is back for season two and our panel of Shrinks are discussing their thoughts. The beloved high school drama is still garnering a lot of media attention due to its controversial topics of teen suicide, sexual assault, drug use and bullying. Today's podcast features our panel of Shrinks discussing the controversial high school drama. For all of our...
Imagine: an unknown serial killer finally serving justice... with the click of a button. While it may seem impossible, the recent findings of the Golden State Killer case prove the possibility. These findings inspired today's discussion on the power of genealogy websites. Genealogy websites such as 23 & Me and Ancestry.com have become a hot topic the last few years, with many...
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...

Ep. 95 Pop Culture & Fear

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 and sci-fi movies have been...
Known as ‘the greatest party that never happened,’ the failed luxury music festival inspired documentaries on both Netflix and Hulu that are on everyone's must-watch list. Our panel of Shrinks is discussing the psychology of the Fyre Festival founder and documentary villain, Billy McFarland, the role of FOMO (or scarcity mindset), and the power...

Ep.18: Holiday Special

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!
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!  

Ep.3: The VMA’s

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 videos being recognized or for...
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...

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