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WARNING: I drop the F-bomb in this episode, and we talk about sex. There is an explicit tag for a reason! INTRO: In this episode of the InForm Podcast, I talk with Jared Elwart about how reading science fiction makes him think about psychoanalysis and how thinking about psychoanalysis influences how he reads Science Fiction. CONTENT:We discuss two books and one film.   The book The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin (We also reference The Dispossessed and The Lethe of Heaven)  The book Axiom's End by Lindsay Ellis  The film Everything Everywhere All At Once We also mention:  The Rebel by Albert Camus  The Human Crisis by Albert Camus  Jared and I have a free-flowing conversation about how these three works might intersect with each of our thinking in and through psychoanalysis.
INTRO: On this episode of the InForm: Podcast I talk with psychoanalyst Michael McAndrews who practices out in Colorado. Michael's practice is unique for several reasons. The first is that he provides psychoanalysis to people who normally would not have the ability to afford mental health services. The second is that he provides services to people who have lost a baby, child, or pregnancy. The conversation was very informal, and hopefully very informative.   REFERENCES: Lacanian CompassFreud's Free Clinic by Elizabeth DantoWinnicott's Primary Maternal PreoccupationCPCTSurplus Jouissance Projects [S][J][P]
In this episode of Inform: Podcast I interview Why Theory's Ryan Engley about psychoanalysis in the classroom. (Tod McGowan, the other half of Why theory was interviewed about this same topic on an earlier episode of InForm.)  Our conversation ranges all over the place, but one of the consistent themes is the idea of sustaining the analysand's/student's desire/curiosity. Some of our references include:  Lacan's Seminar 17  T.R. Johnson's book The Other Side of Pedagogy  The Pedagogy of the Oppressed  The TV Show: Peep Show, and (of course) Mad Men
In today's episode of the InForm: Podcast Neil covers chapter one of the book Psychoanalytic Politics by Sherry Turkle with Chris & Jason from the Regretable Century... And lots of other stuff too. We recorded the episode late at night, and we were all tired. I hope you all enjoy the result. 
InForm Podcast: 052The episode you're about to listen to is a conversation with Peter Rollins, a thinker, writer, podcaster, and community organizer who works at the intersections of psychoanalysis, theology, and philosophy.Before getting started I'd like to say the following: Getting to do this was something that was very exciting for me because I've been reading Pete's books, listening to his podcast, and watching his YouTube videos for many years, and his work has had a significant influence on me. The conversation was long and we talked about lots of different things including,  Pete's own analysis Attempts to hysteriasize liturgical structures   Productively mal-adaptive symptoms (or sinthomes)  The importance of lack or absence  The impact of Hegel on philosophy, religion, and psychoanalysis  Community organizing Psychoanalytic schools The pass  And much more 
Psychoanalytic Politics (by Sherry Turkle) w/ The Regrettable Century | Pt. 1 In this episode, Neil, Jason, & Chris discuss the introduction to the text. 
Silly intro 0:00 - 1:00 We decided that Jared will do The Psychoanalysis of Everyday Life The Psychoanalysis of Everyday Life 1:00 - 20:45 Useless things I have & adore  Preslava Robert Surplus Jouissance  The TV show Hoarders  Investing & Retirement v. Adolescent Spending Peter Rollins  Streaming music, films v. Having the media  Main segment 20:45 - 56:05  How psychoanalytic thinking and practices can be used (or can't be used) in institutions  The episode with Todd McGowan  "getting better" is a by-product, a bonus Analysts don't have a "vested interest" nor do they make demands of patients/analysands  Jared's work in a hospital setting  Assessments v. therapy  Soaking up the symbolic order (the Other, the Name-of-the-Father)  Hospital's don't engage with the unconscious, they aim at getting people "back on their feet"  Psychoanalytic v. Behavioral health folks  The Extra Segment 56:05 -1:06:05Talking about the usefulness or non-usefulness of meds Various Sundry Things 1:06:05 - 1:22:45 Surplus Jouissance Projects [S][J][P] Craig Mod's Special Projects  The iterative process of thinking & writing  [S][J][P] ◎ Drafts [S][J][P] Podcast lectures  [S][J][P] Weekly Newsletter
This episode of the InForm: Podcast was a free-wheeling conversation, which lasted a little over an hour, between Neil and Duke Novak. In the conversation, we discuss the work of Psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott and the impact that has had on how Duke and Neil Think about their own work with children and teens.Some of the ideas that we talk about in the episodes are: Deprivation and institutions in group homes. The holding environment.  Fear of being dropped. not becoming callous as one does clinical work. The true self and the false self. And when it cuts somewhat famous quote, “ it is a joy to be hidden, and a disaster to not be found.“
In this Episode of InForm Neil interviews Winnie about her experience starting psychoanalysis. The hope here is that this interview will be interesting and useful to others who might be considering starting an analysis. Intro:  We want to make psychoanalysis available to more people, even though it is not for everyone.    Helping people who are your friends enter into analysis when you're an analyst.   Content:  Winnie combines psychoanalysis and social work.  Finding an analyst.  The process of analysis can unsettle you. It might be better to expect that.  Going to Omaha.  Finding yourself making slips  "But that's not what I meant!"  Yes, but it is what you said...  What if we paid social workers & teachers better?
INTRO: In this episode of the InForm Podcast, Neil & Jared explore why people enjoy hating Freud so much. Our arguments are that the education system does a horrible job of presenting Freud's work, an abundance of myths about Freud, Anti-Semitism, and the friend/enemy distinction. We sort of wandering all over the place talking about a few reasons we believe people dislike Freud so much, but we still have a lot more that we want to say. Ergo, this episode is the first in a series, which we needed to cut short when a child interrupted the recording.  The Psychoanalysis of Everyday Life: Surplus Jouissance of getting good grades in grad school. We reference...  InForm 045 with Todd McGowan Seminar 16 on Lacan in Irland  Surplus Jouissance  Six Paradigm of Jouissance (Summary)  Why Do People Enjoy Hating On Freud:  Lack of any real knowledge, and an abundance of myths. Bad exposure in the education system. Being actually unsettled by what Freud says (Oedipal complex, unconscious, sexuality etc.  The friend/enemy distinction. Carl Schmitt - The Friend/Enemy Distinction.  Giorgio Agamben & Homo Sacer.  The Episode of The Daily where they talk about China as the enemy Various Sundry Things:  Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, by Carlo Rovelli.  The Lacanian Review #7 
Intro: Psychoanalytic superstar Todd McGowan makes his second appearance on the InForm: Podcast. In this episode (after Neil makes an error), we talk about psychoanalysis in the classroom. Longer Show Notes: At the top of the show, you hear Neil realizing he has forgotten to hit record after we have all been talking for 25 min. But after that, you can hear Neil, Jared, and Todd discuss:  How Todd started to get interested in psychoanalysis as a graduate student and the impact of reading Žizek's The Sublime Object of Ideology had on his formation as a psychoanalytic thinker and teacher.  Does psychoanalysis need to be marginal in the classroom?  Staying with the 99 & letting the one go.  What it is like to motivate students, and one's own children... or not motivate them.  Trying to teach from the discourse of the analyst.  Teaching fro the discourse of the hysteric (or perhaps the obsessional).  Grading practices.  D&G's Anti-Oedipus as a text that might be more in line with Lacan than people think.  Transference to institutions.  And other stuff that I can't remember. 
In this episode of InForm: Podcast Neil & Jared ramble a lot (seriously, it's a lot). When they don't ramble they talk about if it is possible to do psychoanalysis with people who are too accepting of psychoanalysis.  Some blah, blah, blah 0:00 - 0:07  Intro 0:07 - 2:42 Psychoanalysis of Everyday Life 2:42 - 17:05 Music & psychoanalysis  The unconscious as an apature  Main segment 17:15 - 1:06:18  Can you do psychoanalysis with people who are too accepting of it  Psychoanalytic politics  The Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis  Mad Men  Various Sundry Things 1:06:18 - 1:14:22 The Expanse 
AnnouncementsBelow are links to the things we mentioned in the announcements section of the podcast.  Lacanian Ink  Lacanian Review Lacanian Review Online (free)  Lacanian Works Exchange (free)  The Psychoanalysis of Everyday Life (Jared)We talk about signs v. signifiers Main Segment: Does Psychoanalysis Need to be Marginal (Neil & Jared)  Recap of the prior episode  Maria Bamford  Adam Phillips RSA The Aims of Analysis, By Thomas Svolos  Various Sundry Things:  Sign up for Neil's email newsletter Neil's website
Intro: On this episode of InForm: Podcast Neil & Jared get into a specific question: Does psychoanalysis need to be marginal? Content:  The Psychoanalysis of Everday Life -- Neil talks about getting rid of stuff, and how streaming services make things less desirable.  Main segment -- We start to talk about the idea that psychoanalysis may need to be marginal. We base this off of Freud's idea that if people accept what psychoanalysis is saying too easily/quickly they probably don't understand what psychoanalysis is getting at.   Various Sundry Things -- The Happiest Season, They Live, Blue Light glasses. 
OUTLINE: In this episode, Neil & Jared try a new format for the show: (1) The psychoanalysis of everyday life -- Jared talks about "accidentally" leaving something at work. (2) Clinicians v. Analysts -- We continue our discussion of the difference between clinicians (psychotherapist) and analysts (psychoanalysis). (3) Various sundry things -- The film Inside Llewyn Davis REFERENCES: a) The Six Paradigms of Jouissanceb) The introductory Lectures to Psychoanalysis c) The Psychopathology of Everyday Life b) Owls at Dawn c) Inside Llewyn Davis  
Intro: On this episode of InForm:Podcast we talk with Dr. Leon Brenner about his forthcoming book The Autistic Subject: On the Threshold of Language, which is part of the Palgrave Lacan Series edited by Calum Neil and Derek Hook. Dr. Leon Brenner is a research fellow at the University of Potsdam and lecturer at the International Psychoanalytic University, Berlin. He is a training analyst, studying member of the APPI and a founder of Lacanian Affinities Berlin (laLAB). His latest book on the subject of the psychoanalysis of autism is called The Autistic Subject: On the Threshold of Language, where he presents a novel account of autistic subjectivity from a Lacanian psychoanalytic perspective. About Leon and his experience as an analyst  About why he did the work to write the book The argument (i.e. the point) of the book The history of autism as a psychosis & as a way of being-in-the-world Neurosis, psychosis, autism, & the Name-of-the-Father Who the book is written for Extras: For those who are interested in hearing Leon talk more about psychoanalysis and autism, you can do so by watching this video, or this one. You can buy Leon's book here. ----These are the links that can be added to the info:Dr. Brenner's personal blog and website:leonbrenner.comInstagram:https://www.instagram.com/leonbrennercom/Twitter:https://twitter.com/leonbrennercomLacanian Affinities Berlin website:lacanberlin.comThe Autistic Subject: On the Threshold of Language:https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030507145Recommended works by autistic writers and artists:Baggs, A. [silentmiaow] (2007, January 15). In my language. [Video File]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/JnylM1hI2jc Grandin, T. (2006). Thinking in Pictures, Expanded Edition: My Life with Autism. New-York: Vintage.Sinclair, J. (1993). Don’t Mourn for us. Our Voice. Autism Network International. Retrieved from http://www.autreat.com/dont_mourn.htmlTammet, D. (2007). Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant. London: Hodder & Stoughton.Williams, D. (2015). Somebody Somewhere: Breaking Free from the World of Autism. Portland: Broadway Books.
INTRO: On this episode of InForm:Podcast Neil & Jared sit down and talk with Ryan Engley from the Why Theory Podcast about ordinary psychosis and the classroom as a psychoanalytic space.  REFERENCES:  T.R. Johnson's book "The Other Side of Pedagogy" (Amazon)  Some info on Ordinary Psychosis (Text 1, Text 2, Text 3, Text 4, Text 5)  Bruce Fink's book "A Clinical Introduction to Lacanain Psychoanalysis: Theory & Technique" (Amazon)  Heathers (IMDB)  1408 (IMDB)  Jacob's Ladder (IMDB) Intimate Strangers (IMDB, Prime Video)
Intro: On this episode, Neil & Jared talk about the similarity & difference between clinicians (i.e. licensed mental health people) and psychoanalysts. Content:  Clinicians Analysts Psychoanalytic Politics by Sherry Turkle  American's desire to make an analysis understandable  To understand analysis is to misunderstand it To resist analysis is to understand it
INTRO: Freud discovered that dreams were the "royal road to the unconscious," and he used dreamwork as an integral aspect of psychoanalytic practice. However, in recent years dreamwork has become far less utilized in psychotherapies. In this episode of InForm:Podcast Neil & Jared talk about some ways to do dreamwork -- the use of dreams in psychoanalysis / psychotherapy to get at truths that are important but hidden. CONTENTS:  Why do dream work "Self-supporting semantic webs"  The ego v. The subject  Dreams as "random firing neurons"  (Some name drops here and there...)  Manifest content / Latent content  The subject of the statement / The subject of the enunciation  Tell me the ream two times 
INTRO: The conclusion of the series on psychoanalysis politics and discord servers. In this episode, Adam from the Red Library podcast joins us to wrap up the discussion. WARNING: Wes have marked this episode as explicit because there are definitely some of those naughty f-bombs in the episode. Additionally, the audio is sometimes not ideal because we had to record outside of our children's regular nap time. I tried to do some minimal editing to help get rid of some of the background kids/family noise but some still made it in. (Sorry about that.) TOPICS: We talk about lots of stuff. Here are some of the big ideas in this episode.  Imaginary identification What is "the left"?  The left & universals V. The right & particularity  JA Miller & the psychoanalytic school  The four discourses, especially the discourse of the hysteric  S1 & S2  Is psychoanalysis "revolutionary"? 
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