Shows like Rick & Morty, Big Mouth and Bob’s Burgers have captured our hearts with hilarious comedy, scandalous jokes and outlandish plotlines. Adult cartoons have a way of pushing the limit on topics in pop culture, so why is that?

Today’s podcast features our panel of Shrinks discussing shows like Rick & Morty, Bob’s Burgers, South Park, Big Mouth and more.

“Maybe the medium of animation adds a healthy level of de-humanization.”

– Jonathan Hetterly, LPC

Being Human

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

Anxiety may be rooted in the American tradition of over-analyzing. The solution? It could possibly be doing nothing at all.

Mood disorders like depression and anxiety are on the rise. This study hypothesizes that our heightened anxiety is based on how Americans think: analytically, rule-bound and systems-oriented, with linear thinking.

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 Barry

Dr. Emma Kate Wright’s recommendation for the week is HBO’s show, Barry.

A Quiet Place 

Jonathan Hetterly recommends John Krasinski’s latest film, A Quiet Place. For his article on the film’s parenting motifs, click here.

Wild, Wild Country on Netflix

Dr. Dave Verhaagen’s recommendation for the week is Wild, Wild Country on Netflix.


Speak your Mind!

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


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