Braving the U.S. Election
Listen in on this conversation with renowned psychohistorian, Dr. Robert Jay Lifton, and esteemed psychoanalyst/political commentator, Dr. Andrew Samuels, as they discuss the upcoming U.S. election. Our guests tackle a range of topics related to the current political storms. They call attention to the ways that human psychology and passion inform and intersect with the political. Their insights provide steady ground for turbulent times.
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2. “Something We Call Care”: Land, Community, and the Social Imaginary42:25Join us for this lyrical yet sobering conversation between psychoanalyst, filmmaker, and professor, Dr. Ricardo (Rico) Ainslie and anthropologist, professor and author, Dr. Angela Garcia. Through offering us an intimate look into the communities they work with and belong to, our guests bring us into the lives of those impacted by the historical trauma of land loss, displacement, and suffering. Using an ethnographic approach that is rooted in subject-centered ethics, our guests share clinical wisdom rooted in identifying the absence of institutional recovery programs as the site of community care.
1. All Together Now: Reflections on the Covid-19 Pandemic53:10Join us for this profoundly moving conversation between colleagues and close friends, Dr. Judith Butler and Dr. Ken Corbett, as they engage with and reflect on the altered landscape of our world since the COVID-19 pandemic. Our guests share personally impactful insights and clinical wisdom rooted in phenomenology and psychoanalysis.
4. Decolonizing Psychoanalysis: Intersections of the Interior and Exterior50:22Join us for this intimate and intellectual conversation between Dr. Gail Lewis and Dr. Lara Sheehi, both of whom are esteemed authors, activists, psychoanalytic therapists, and professors as they engage each others’ stories about how their commitments to the decolonization of psychoanalytic discourses evolved. Our guests offer cogent social and clinical critiques that offer a way through painful lived experiences of otherness and alienation.
3. Exposing Transphobic Legacies, Embracing Trans Life55:20Join us for this riveting conversation between Dr. Jules Gill-Peterson, author and distinguished professor of transgender history and history of sexuality, and Dr. Avgi Saketopoulou, esteemed psychoanalyst and author, as they put forth a cogent analysis of both the history of transphobia and the current onslaught of assaults on trans children. Our guests offer incisive social and clinical critiques while proposing new visions for understanding the multiplicity of trans experience.
2. Our Bodies, Our Lives: Protecting Reproductive Rights43:20Join us for this hard-hitting conversation between Kathryn “Kitty” Kolbert, distinguished attorney who defended reproductive rights in the U.S. Supreme Court, and Dr. Katie Gentile, esteemed psychoanalyst, professor, and author, as they tackle the current assault on women's freedom. Our guests put forth both a cultural critique and propose necessary actions for this time of crisis. Listeners will connect a newly nuanced understanding to more effective action.
1. Transcending Binaries: Finding Freedom through Play45:02Join us for this inspiring conversation between Ken Corbett, psychoanalyst and author, and Maggie Nelson, MacArthur Genius Award-winning writer, as they grapple with finding middle-ground in a contentious world. Our guests guide us toward a more nuanced engagement with the many fights for freedom we face in our daily lives. Listeners will find creative perspectives on sex, parenting, and climate activism, among others topics.
6. What’s Repaired in Reparations: A Conversation Among Psychoanalytic and Social Activists48:48Join us for this vital conversation featuring psychologists, scholars, and community activists working to further efforts toward reparations in both the United States and South Africa. Our guests, clinical psychologist, author, and community activist, Dr. Medria Connolly; Professor of Historical Trauma Studies at Stellenbosch University in South Africa, author, and current Fellow at Harvard University, Dr. Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela; psychoanalyst, author, and social activist, Dr. Lynne Layton; and clinical psychologist, author, and community activist, Dr. Bryan Nichols discuss how reparations includes both psychological and social engagement in order to help communities begin to heal from mass trauma.The discussion was recorded live at the 2021 Spring Meeting of Division 39 of the American Psychological Association.
5. Remembering Winnicott: A Graphic Memoirist and a Psychoanalyst Discuss Creativity in Writing and Psychotherapy37:34Join us for this inspiring conversation with Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow and award-winning graphic novelist Alison Bechdel and esteemed psychologist, psychoanalyst, and writer, Dr. Ken Corbett, as they discuss their personal reflections on the work of renowned British psychoanalyst, Donald W. Winnicott. Our guests consider how co-creating meaning can help us feel vitality in living and as we face death. Through personal reflection and playful interaction they share with us the lived experience of creative work.
4. Facing Fossil Fuels' Effects: Psychoanalysts and Climate Activists Confront the Climate Crisis37:12Listen in on this eye-opening conversation with internationally renowned author and climate activist, Bill McKibben, and esteemed psychologist, psychoanalyst, and scholar, Dr. Donna Orange, as they discuss the urgency of awakening to the realities of climate change. Our guests wrestle with the stark uncertainties of our planet’s future and encourage us to bravely face the shocking effects of climate change on our way of life. While bringing to light sobering realities, they also offer a sense of hope, purpose, and next steps.