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Beyond Surveillance and Criminalization: Sex Work, Fetish, and Feminist Action as Care

April 4, 2024

Join us for this eye-opening conversation between Yin Q and Dr. Katie Gentile. Our guests challenge common preconceptions about sex work, kink, and reproductive justice. Through academic rigor and poetic expression, they draw us into unique perspectives on sex worker advocacy and feminism.   About Our Guests Katie Gentile, Ph.D.… Read more

Dismantling Anti-Black Logics: Creating Alternative forms of Knowledge and Storytelling

February 23, 2024

Join us for a heartfelt conversation between psychoanalyst, Chanda D. Griffin and choreographers, Hilary Brown-Istrefi and Briana Brown-Tipley. Our guests share their embodied and scholarly knowledge about anti-blackness and creativity. They inspire and challenge us to think beyond the confines of white supremacist structures and invite us into new imaginaries.… Read more

Surviving Apocalyptic Catastrophes: Facing Reality and Imagining a Future of Care

November 3, 2023

Join us for this incisive and rallying conversation between, Drs. Robert J. Lifton and Sally Weintrobe, as they discuss the obstacles to facing our catastrophes, past,  present, and future. Our guests share their personal and scholarly wisdom, pointing us toward the importance of mourning what we have lost and are losing,… Read more

Something We Call Care: Land, Community, and the Social Imaginary

September 22, 2023

Join us for this lyrical yet sobering conversation between psychoanalyst, film maker, 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… Read more

All Together Now: Reflections on the Covid-19 Pandemic

April 28, 2023

Join 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.… Read more

Decolonizing Psychoanalysis: Intersections of the Interior and Exterior

January 12, 2023

Join 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… Read more

Exposing Transphobic Legacies, Embracing Trans Life

June 24, 2022

Join 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 the history of transphobia and the current onslaught of assaults on trans children.… Read more

Our Bodies, Our Lives: Protecting Reproductive Rights

May 16, 2022

Join 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 womens’ freedom. Our guests put forth both a cultural critique and propose necessary… Read more

Transcending Binaries: Finding Freedom through Play

April 7, 2022

Join us for this inspiring conversation between Ken Corbett, psychoanalyst and author, and Maggie Nelson, MacArthur Genius Award-winning writer, as they grapple with our efforts to find middle-ground in a contentious world. Our guests guide us toward a more nuanced engagement with the many fights for freedom we face in… Read more

What’s Repaired in Reparations: A Conversation among Psychoanalytic and Social Activists

April 22, 2021

Join 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. The discussion was recorded live at the 2021 Spring Meeting of Division 39 of the American Psychological Association. Our guests discuss how reparations includes… Read more

Remembering Winnicott: A Graphic Memoirist and a Psychoanalyst Discuss Creativity in Writing and Psychotherapy

March 4, 2021

Join 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… Read more

Facing Fossil Fuels’ Effects: Confronting the Climate Crisis

January 28, 2021

EPISODE DESCRIPTION Listen 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… Read more

Moving Conversations: What Can Psychoanalysts and Choreographers Learn from One Another?

November 20, 2020

EPISODE DESCRIPTION Listen in on this enlivening conversation with internationally renowned choreographer, Bill T. Jones, and esteemed psychoanalyst, Professor of English and Latino and Caribbean Studies, and Dean of Humanities at Rutgers University, Dr. Michelle Stephens, as they discuss the role of the social world in their work. Our guests… Read more

Braving the U.S. Election 

October 29, 2020

EPISODE DESCRIPTION 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… Read more

What’s Systemic About Racism?

October 13, 2020

Listen in on this enlightening conversation with internationally-renowned philosopher and professor, Dr. Judith Butler, and esteemed critical social theorist/psychoanalyst, Dr. Patricia Clough as they discuss systemic racism. Our guests offer a clear and understandable explanation of what differentiates systemic racism from individual prejudice. They also call attention to the ways… Read more

Border Crisis: A Psychoanalyst and Filmmaker Confront Family Separations

July 1, 2020

Listen in to the inspiring conversation with psychologist/psychoanalyst, Dr. Spyros Orfanos, and award-winning documentary filmmaker, Ellen Goosenberg Kent. Our guests explore the intersections of their work with refugees, asylum seekers, and those enduring family separation. Both take you into the heart of their encounters with this difficult issue. This episode… Read more

Adolescents Falling: What Grownups Don’t See

June 17, 2020

Episode Description Listen in to our continuing conversation with psychologist/psychoanalyst, Dr. Ken Corbett, and award-winning literary fiction writer, Susan Choi. Our guests take us behind the scenes of the stories told in their recent books. Through spirited discussion, they expand our perspectives on the ways in which adults can and… Read more

Adolescent Outsider Stories

June 10, 2020

Episode Description Esteemed psychologist and psychoanalyst, Dr. Ken Corbett, and award-winning literary fiction writer, Susan Choi, in an exploration of each other’s work, discuss how feeling like an outsider in adolescence can deeply affect choice. Through their writing, they illuminate how the struggle to repair a damaged sense of self… Read more


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Restoring Reality: Part 2

May 20, 2020

Esteemed activists Drs. Robert Jay Lifton and Stephen Soldz return to expand on their ideas from Part 1 in order to map the undercurrents of the ongoing pandemic. With depth and compassion, our guests share their hard-earned wisdom in order to help us recover a sense of hope and sanity… Read more

Restoring Reality: Part 1

May 6, 2020

Renowned activists Drs. Robert Jay Lifton and Stephen Soldz share the wisdom that they have gained while fighting to expose malignancy in political and social institutions. From nuclearism to APA-sanctioned torture, from Trumpism to the destruction of the political order, our guests have confronted, exposed, and brought change to the… Read more

Episode 0: Trailer

March 1, 2020

Listen in on revealing conversations between psychoanalysts and public figures about social issues facing the world today. Co-hosts, Dr. Billie Pivnick and Dr. Romy Reading invite artists, scientists, social scientists, and community activists to share the ways that their personal experiences have led them to political, social, or creative action.… Read more