Sunday, August 14, 2022
beauty and the beast
Disney’s remake of their iconic classic “Beauty and the Beast” hits theaters today. The new film, starring Emma Watson, has been making headlines about the LaFou character being openly gay.  There has also been an ongoing discussion about feminism, Stockholm Syndrome, and how seriously should people take a fairy tale fantasy film.     Also, in the second half of the episode,...
With video games like Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto, Overwatch, Half-Life, Battlefront, Portal, Far Cry, Halo, Fortnite, and other violent first-person shooter games being continuously welcomed into households and absorbed by minds young and old across the country, you can't help but question whether these games and other video game violence are contributing to the media accused of...
Shrink Tank Podcast Are we losing more of our celebrities to drugs and alcohol now as compared to the days of Elvis and Marilyn Monroe? Today it seems the list of loved and lost celebrities increases each year. From Bobbi Kristina and Heath Ledger to Chris Kelly and Corey Monteith, are drug and alcohol related deaths increasing or are we...
Shrink Tank Podcast Episode 66
The year 2016 was spectacular for science fiction and horror entertainment.  But was there really a resurgence of these genres?  Or is the current state of affairs in our nation causing us to over-read into things and over-interpret hidden meanings? Listen as Dave, Frank, Emma Kate, and Jonathan discuss (or debate) whether or not sci-fi and horror films saw a...
The regular crew, Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, and Rachel Kitson, talk about tipping points in pop culture. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!  
Stephen King is one of America’s most prolific writers.  He has experienced both commercial and critical success with his novels and film adaptations.  King’s work and his personal life are both rich in psychological themes.   Listen in as Dave, Frank, Emma Kate, and Jonathan explore the life and work of Stephen King.  
Scrunchies. Legwarmers. Big Hair! That's right. Throughout this episode of the Shrink Tank Podcast, our panel of Shrinks travel back in time to discuss the nostalgia of the '80s. Whether or not you want to believe it, the '80s are coming back in full force. From Stranger Things and other television shows and movies, to trends in fashion and hair styling. Even...
The regular crew, Dave Verhaagen, Frank Gaskill, Jonathan Hetterly, and Rachel Kitson, talk about television reboots and family dynamics in pop culture. Check it out on iTunes or Listen below now! Or listen here!  
The Netflix original series not only was a critical success, it also captivated audiences of all generations young and old.  But how did this show set in the 80s transcend its time period and become a timeless piece of entertainment?  And how much does nostalgia and homage play into its success?  Listen in as the regular crew discuss all...
Justin Timberlake: former boyband frontrunner, breakout solo artist and infamous Super Bowl Halftime Performer. Over the years, Justin Timberlake has proved to be an immensely talented entertainer in pop culture. From his N*SYNC days to his soon-approaching Super Bowl LII Halftime show, JT is a household name in Hollywood. Our panel of psychologists discusses his past in child-acting, his music,...

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