Freud in Focus Podcast

We are launching a brand new podcast which will look in-depth at some of Freud's key texts in a discussion format.

Freud In Focus

Freud in Focus

The Freud Museum London is launching a brand new podcast called ‘Freud in Focus’ which will look in-depth at some of Freud’s key texts in a discussion format. The series will be presented by Tom DeRose and Jamie Ruers.

In the first five episodes, we will look at one of Freud’s most influential and controversial texts, Beyond the Pleasure Principle which was published in 1920. Starting with close readings of the text itself, we will then go on to think about its relevance for us today in the 21st-century.

The first episode will be aired Wednesday, 17th February 2021 and a new episode will be released every other Wednesday.

Series Producer: Karolina Heller

 

Episode 5

In the fifth and final instalment of our new podcast series, Tom will be joined by Emilia Raczkowska, the Freud Museum’s Education and Outreach Manager, to discuss how psychoanalysis has responded to the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

Episode 4

In this episode, Jamie Ruers is in conversation with the Freud Museum’s curator, Bryony Davies. They will discuss the forthcoming exhibition ‘1920/2020: Freud in Pandemic‘, which addresses the parallels between Freud’s experience with the Spanish Flu and the COVID-19 pandemic today.

 

Episode 3

In the third episode of our new podcast series, we’ll be looking at the final two chapters of Beyond the Pleasure Principle and tracing the emergence of Freud’s New Dual Instinct Theory, and his introduction of the Death Drive.

 

Episode 2

In the second part of our new podcast series we’ll be diving into the central part of the text, in which Freud discusses the ‘compulsion to repeat’. We’ll also be focussing on the concept of Speculation in Freud’s work, and trace a pathway to the appearance of the new Dual Instinct Theory.

 

Episode 1

In the first part of our new podcast series, we’ll be exploring the historical context of Freud’s ground-breaking work ‘Beyond the Pleasure Principle’, and discussing some of the prominent themes arising from the first 2 chapters, including Freud’s famous account of the ‘fort-da’ game.

 

Pilot

 

Schedule

17 February 2021
What is the Pleasure Principle? Why Beyond?

3 March 2021
Biology, Speculation and the Compulsion to Repeat

17 March 2021
The New Dual Instinct Theory, and the Appearance of the Death Drive

31 March 2021
Freud and Pandemic 1920/2020 Exhibition

14. April 2021
How has Psychoanalysis Responded to the Covid-19 Pandemic?

 

Comments

  • Vanesa
    February 3, 2021 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

    Great!

  • Monique Hiskens
    February 4, 2021 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

    Hi, is there any chance this could go out on Spotify?

  • Chara Kontou
    February 4, 2021 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

    Great!!!

  • Fred McCormack
    February 5, 2021 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

    Wonderful

  • Ana Spieler
    February 8, 2021 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

    So excited to listen to it. It will be wonderful.

  • Dyana
    February 9, 2021 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

    Spanish?

    • Jamie Ruers
      February 9, 2021 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

      Hola Dyana. Sorry, no, it will just be in English // Perdón, no – solamente en inglés.

  • Shareena
    February 17, 2021 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

    This is brilliant. Looking forward to Wednesdays. Thank you.

  • Avramescu Oana
    February 17, 2021 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

    so wonderful to listen and find out new info. keep up, I am grateful!

  • Great, thank you for this. Valuable stuff.

  • gordon alderson
    February 17, 2021 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

    A really well-put together and accessible production.

    Many thanks, Jamie and Tom

    G

  • Lucy stroud
    February 19, 2021 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

    Brilliant! Thank you for the podcast! I feel it is very fitting to be revisiting these seminal texts given our current pandemic! Thank you very much, cannot wait for next episode.

  • Thank you, Jamie and Tom, I really enjoyed listening to this first installment. Looking forward to future episodes.

  • frank marchese
    February 25, 2021 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

    The recent interest in the work of Dr. Sabina Spielrein and her appearance as a footnote (p. 55, Standard Edition, etc.) in Freud’s Beyond the Pleasure principle I believe requires clarification. Why did Freud acknowledge her?

    Did she not present to the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society as far back as November/1911?

    Thank you,
    Frank Marchese

  • Nick Pandya
    March 5, 2021 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

    Dear Jamie and Tom,

    I am a psychodynamic counsellor and very interested in Freudian theory but, I need some guidance on Why is Freud still relevant given the unrelenting criticism of his theories. Please suggest some up to date works that I could read up on.

  • John
    March 25, 2021 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

    Great, thanks for this, would love an episode on unconscious communication, the Oedipus complex and the psychosexual model., appreciate that is more like 3 podcasts.

  • Luciane Guimaraes
    March 27, 2021 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

    Dear representative of Freud Museum London, Ms. Jamie Ruers,

    First of all, I apologize for my mistakes on writing in English, for this is not my mother language.
    That is the third time that I try to get in touch with the Freud Museum because it is not possible to listen to the

    Podcast 3 – Beyond the Pleasure Principle

    I repeat that there is no problem on listening to the two first others.
    Could you please kindly explain me why this is happening?
    Is that because I am out of Europe?
    Is there any alternative way that could help me to listen to it if I am in Brazil?
    I hope the fact that I am Brazilian and that I am now in South America is not a problem, for any reason.

    I really expect an answer from the Freud Museum London.
    Looking forward to receiving your considerate orientation on telling me how to do to play it,
    I thank you Ms. Jamie Ruers.

    Best regards,
    Luciane Guimaraes.

  • Maria Goridari
    April 1, 2021 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

    Thank you both! very good presentation of this dense in ideas book.
    It made me wonder; is the concept of primary masochism a product of Freud’s speculative endeavour that led him to the death drive? was it a product in his effort to explain, to create a base for the death drive? Thus, is primary masochism another speculation?
    Dis he then accept/confirm this concept in his 1924 work on masochism?
    Because many theories are based or use the concept of primary masochism.
    Thank you so much for your excellent talk.

  • Rachel
    April 6, 2021 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

    Never have I been so excited by a podcast-and it is so well done. THANK YOU!!!

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