Ep. 118 Psychology of Chris Rock


While Chris Rock is widely known for pushing the comedic envelope, today’s podcast discusses if his latest Netflix special, Tamborine, is on-brand or just offputting.

Today’s episode discusses the psychology of Chris Rock, his commentary on social issues as well as walking the line of controversy in comedy. Our panel of Shrinks talk about their overall feelings on the comedy special, as well as opening up a further conversation on race relations in America.

“There needs to be a place, and I think comedy is one of the forefronts, where we can use exaggeration, hyperbole, and offense to speak to a larger truth about uncomfortable things that are going on in our world.”

–Jonathan Hetterly, LPC


Being Human

In our Being Human segment, the Shrink Tank Podcast panelists discuss what does are thinking and how they are able to communicate with people. In a study from Yale University’s Canine Cognition Center, dogs are found to be better problem solvers than small children. These studies also explored the bond between humans and their dogs, as well as the findings that dogs can truly love an individual.

Doctor’s Orders

In our Doctor’s Orders segment, the Shrink Tank Podcast panelists give their weekly recommendations. Check them out below:

Give us your input on the Shrink Tank Podcast by commenting below or sending us your thoughts at feedback@shrinktank.com.

Join our Shrink Tank podcast contributors Emma Kate Wright, Frank Gaskill, and  Jonathan Hetterly as they discuss this week’s trending topic.

Need a longer session with the Shrinks? Check out our last episode here.


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