The Royal Wedding is this weekend and it’s safe to say that the whole world is tuning in. That said, why are we so captivated with the upcoming nuptials between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry?

Today’s podcast features our panel of Shrinks discussing the psychology behind the world-wide obsession with the Royal Wedding.

“I think we’re wired to be curious about other people. [The Royal Wedding] could easily be equated to a fantasy.”

–Jonathan Hetterly, LPC

Being Human

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

Are you more of an optimist or a pessimist?

Clifford Noss, a professor of communication at Stanford University. While some people may have more of a positive outlook, almost everyone remembers negative things more strongly and in more detail. Noss claims the brain handles negative and positive information in different hemispheres. Negative emotions generally involve more thinking and processing than positive emotions.

Listen in as our panel of Shrinks discuss their thoughts on this topic. Read the study that inspired our discussion here.

Doctor’s Orders

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

HBO’s documentary ‘Diana, Our Mother: Her Life & Legacy’

Dr. Emma Kate Wright’s recommendation for the week is the HBO documentary, Diana: Our Mother, Her Life & Legacy. Watch it here.

John Mulaney’s ‘Kid Gorgeous’

Jonathan Hetterly’s recommendation for the week is John Mulaney’s Netflix special, Kid Gorgeous. Stream it here. 

Hulu’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

Dr. Dave Verhaagen’s recommendation for the week is The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu. Catch season two here. 

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

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


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