Sunday, May 26, 2019
Are universities these days coddling the American mind? With back to school quickly approaching, today's podcast is inspired by the topics featured in the upcoming novel by Jonathan Haidt, titled The Coddling of the American Mind. Haidt's work discusses the evolution and apparent decline of the University system, and the impact this has on the social, emotional, and intellectual development of youth.  In this episode,...
Bo Burnham's directorial debut, Eighth Grade, is a poignant look into coming-of-age in the digital world.  It can be unsettling when you watch mundane events unfold on the big screen that evoke unbearable insecurities, worries, and sadness.  You’ve been warned: the cringe factor is extremely high for Eighth Grade.   RELATED: Should My Teen See 'Eighth Grade' Despite its R Rating? In...
The latest trend in Hollywood: sudden engagements. From Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson to Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin to most recently Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra—numerous celebrity couples have recently become engaged. What does this say about today's culture of romantic relationships? Our panel of Shrinks discuss. Listen here:   "I'm curious if that fast-paced lifestyle is in some peoples minds,...
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...
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...
The life, legacy and unfortunate death of Robin Williams has had a profound impact on our culture, the world of comedy and the entertainment industry. Today's podcast focuses on the psychology of Robin Williams. On the heels of the recent release of HBO's latest documentary, Come Inside My Mind, our panel of Shrinks are choosing to take the deeper dive into...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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