Are the Oscars Dead? The Cultural Impact of the Academy

Has the oversaturation of rewarding film diminished the viewer experience?


Kevin Hart’s recent Oscars controversy is just a small snapshot of a larger dilemma that the Academy Awards finds itself in. With so many award shows in Hollywood, it’s as if the oversaturation of celebrating and rewarding film has somewhat diminished the viewer experience.

Our panel of Shrinks are discussing the relevance of The Oscars, the positive reinforcement of award shows, and representation in the Academy.

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Being Human

In our Being Human segment, the Shrink Tank Podcast panelists discuss some of the latest findings on psychology in the news.

Ted Bundy is all over the media right now. From the Netflix docuseries Conversations with a Killer to the upcoming film starring Zac Efron as the notorious serial murderer, it’s easy to see why his story is gaining attention.

But what about female serial killers? A recent study looked at sex differences between serial murders and found that male serial killers act more like hunters, while female killers acted more like gatherers.

Our panel of Shrinks discusses this and more in today’s Being Human. Read the article that inspired the discussion here.

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