Ep. 121 Pop Culture Pet Peeves


Everybody needs to vent, even Shrinks. We’re using today’s episode to let our Shrinks talk about what really gets under their skin. Today’s podcast episode is centered around our panelists ‘pop culture pet peeves.’


From the overused ‘Damsel in Distress’ trope in movies to certain pop culture figures like Sigourney Weaver, our panelists discuss their wide-variety of both generalized and pop culture pet peeves.



“One of the classic movie tropes is the ‘Damsel in Distress.’ I’m over that. I think we’ve seen that play out too many times, and I want to see more strong female characters in film.”


–Dr. Emma Kate Wright



Being Human

In our Being Human segment, the Shrink Tank Podcast panelists discuss how men in STEM-based professions overestimate their own intelligence and underestimate the abilities of female colleagues. As a result, it’s been proven that women doubt their professional abilities regardless of comparison in grades.


This opens up a discussion on Imposter Syndrome in women, how our society socializes young women throughout their education as well as how their confidence levels are impacted by this.

Doctor’s Orders

In our Doctor’s Orders segment, the Shrinks talk products and other things they are personally enjoying in pop culture.


1. Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy 



In times of trauma, people often lose option A. Dr. Emma Kate Wright’s recommendation this week is all about finding joy and peace with Option B by building resiliency. Grab your copy here.


2. Edgar Allen Poe’s Tales of Death & Dementia by Edgar Allen Poe


This graphic novel is a very gristly and beautiful description of five of Edgar Allen Poe’s short stories. Illustrated by Chris Grimly, this visual description is simply stunning. Buy it here.



3. Look to the Sky


Brett Culp’s documentary Look to the Sky is Jonathan Hetterly, LPC’s recommendation or the week. This documentary features true stories of kids that are finding hope and inspiration through acts of service and bravery. Looks at the positive traits of Superman and how we can make the world a better place by living by these values. This documentary features both Dr. Frank Gaskill and Jonathan Hetterly. Watch the documentary here.


4. The Terror on AMC



Dr. Dave Verhaagen’s recommendation is The Terror on AMC. This show is set in the 1860’s and follows a group of people who are up in the Antarctic Northern Passage when they get iced in.


Speak your Mind!

Let us hear you! Your input could even be featured on the next episode of the Shrink Tank Podcast. Comment below or send us your thoughts to feedback@shrinktank.com.


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


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