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NBN Episodes hosted by Anna:

Donald Moss, "At War with the Obvious: Disruptive Thinking in Psychoanalysis" (Routledge, 2018)

May 29, 2018

At War with the Obvious

Donald Moss
Hosted by Anna Fishzon

What does Donald Moss have against common sense, Captain Obvious, sincerity, and everything duh!? At War with the Obvious: Disruptive Thinking in Psyc…

Lana Lin, "Freud's Jaw and Other Lost Objects: Fractured Subjectivity in the Face of Cancer" (Fordham UP, 2017)

April 3, 2018

Freud's Jaw and Other Lost Objects

Lana Lin
Hosted by Anna Fishzon

In April 1923 Sigmund Freud detected a lesion in his mouth that turned out to be cancerous. From diagnosis to his death, he endured 33 surgeries and 1…

Alenka Zupancic, "What is Sex?" (MIT Press, 2017)

March 14, 2018

What is Sex?

Alenka Zupancic
Hosted by Anna Fishzon

Alenka Zupancic has done the unthinkable. She has managed to write a fun and exciting book about sex with only cursory mention of things naughty. What…

Patricia Gherovici, "Transgender Psychoanalysis: A Lacanian Perspective on Sexual Difference" (Routledge, 2017)

August 31, 2017

Transgender Psychoanalysis

Patricia Gherovici
Hosted by Anna Fishzon

Freudian theory laid the foundation for a felicitous engagement of psychoanalysis with transgender experience. Building on the work of sexologists, Fr…

Jared Russell, "Nietzsche and the Clinic: Psychoanalysis, Philosophy, Metaphysics" (Karnac, 2017)

August 13, 2017

Nietzsche and the Clinic

Jared Russell
Hosted by Anna Fishzon

While I was in college, undergrads reeking of stale coffee and cigarettes paraded on gothic quads with flannel armor, black-rimmed glasses, messenger …

Bruce Fink, "A Clinical Introduction to Freud: Techniques for Everyday Practice" (Norton, 2017)

July 20, 2017

A Clinical Introduction to Freud

Bruce Fink
Hosted by Anna Fishzon

Bruce Fink joins me once again, this time to discuss his latest book, A Clinical Introduction to Freud: Techniques For Everyday Practice (W. W. Norton…

Laurence A. Rickels, "The Psycho Records" (Wallflower Press, 2016)

March 21, 2017

The Psycho Records

Laurence A. Rickels
Hosted by Anna Fishzon

Reading Laurence Rickels' The Psycho Records (Wallflower Press, 2016) gave me the urge to ask random strangers questions like: Are you haunted by Alfr…

Colette Soler, "Lacanian Affects: The Function of Affect in Lacan's Work", trans. Bruce Fink (Routledge, 2016)

March 14, 2016

Lacanian Affects

Colette Soler
Hosted by Anna Fishzon

Affect is a weighty and consequential problem in psychoanalysis. People enter treatment hoping for relief from symptoms and their attendant unbearable…

Steven J. Ellman, "When Theories Touch: A Historical and Theoretical Integration of Psychoanalytic Thought" (Karnac, 2010)

December 9, 2015

When Theories Touch

Steven J. Ellman
Hosted by Anna Fishzon

There are theorists who seem to strive for integration and those who insist on fundamental differences, incompatibilities, and unbridgeable gulfs. Som…

Darian Leader, "Strictly Bipolar" (Penguin, 2013)

November 3, 2015

Strictly Bipolar

Darian Leader
Hosted by Anna Fishzon

To those unfamiliar with psychodiagnostics, Bipolar 3.5 might sound like the latest Apple software. To psychoanalyst Darian Leader it is indicative of…

Paul Verhaeghe, "What About Me?: The Struggle for Identity in a Market-Based Society" (Scribe, 2014)

August 18, 2015

What About Me?

Paul Verhaeghe
Hosted by Anna Fishzon

Feeling exhausted, hopeless, and anxious? You might be suffering from symptoms of neoliberalism, according toPaul Verhaeghe. In What About Me?: The St…

Alison Bancroft, "Fashion and Psychoanalysis: Styling the Self" (I. B. Tauris, 2012)

August 7, 2015

Fashion and Psychoanalysis

Alison Bancroft
Hosted by Anna Fishzon

Alison Bancroft has written a book with a refreshingly straightforward title: Fashion and Psychoanalysis: Styling the Self (I. B. Tauris, 2012). One i…

Alexander Etkind, "Warped Mourning: Stories of the Undead in the Land of the Unburied" (Stanford UP, 2013)

July 26, 2015

Warped Mourning

Alexander Etkind
Hosted by Anna Fishzon

Theoretical and historical accounts of postcatastrophic societies often discuss melancholia and trauma at length but leave processes of mourning under…

Patricia Gherovici and Manya Steinkoler, eds., "Lacan on Madness: Madness, Yes You Can't" (Routledge, 2015)

June 20, 2015

Lacan on Madness

Patricia Gherovici and Manya Seteinkoler, eds.
Hosted by Anna Fishzon

Patricia Gherovici and Manya Steinkoler reminded me of something very important and unsettling: I have a brush with madness every night. Most of us do…

Alon Confino, "A World Without Jews: The Nazi Imagination from Persecution to Genocide" (Yale UP, 2014)

March 2, 2015

A World Without Jews

Alon Confino
Hosted by Anna Fishzon

Alon Confino's A World Without Jews: The Nazi Imagination from Persecution to Genocide (Yale University Press, 2014) begins with a vivid and devastati…

Bruce Fink, "Against Understanding: Volume 2: Cases and Commentary in a Lacanian Key" (Routledge, 2014)

January 13, 2015

Against Understanding

Bruce Fink
Hosted by Anna Fishzon

Bruce Fink joins me for a second interview to discuss Volume 2 of Against Understanding: Cases and Commentary in a Lacanian Key (Routledge, 2014). We …

Gohar Homayounpour, "Doing Psychoanalysis in Tehran" (MIT Press, 2012)

December 19, 2014

Doing Psychoanalysis in Tehran

Gohar Homayounpour
Hosted by Anna Fishzon

In Doing Psychoanalysis in Tehran (MIT Press, 2012) -- part memoir, part elegy, and part collection of clinical vignettes -- Gohar Homayounpour takes …

Bruce Fink, "Against Understanding. Volume 1: Commentary and Critique in a Lacanian Key" (Routledge, 2014)

November 17, 2014

Against Understanding

Bruce Fink
Hosted by Anna Fishzon

What can possibly be wrong with the process of understanding in psychoanalytic treatment? Everything, according to Bruce Fink. In Against Understandin…

Thomas Kohut, "A German Generation: An Experiential History of the Twentieth Century" (Yale UP, 2012),

October 6, 2014

A German Generation

Thomas Kohut
Hosted by Anna Fishzon

Germans belonging to the generation born at the turn of the twentieth century endured staggering losses, many of which became difficult to mourn or ev…

Katherine Pickering Antonova, "An Ordinary Marriage: The World of a Gentry Family in Provincial Russia" (Oxford UP, 2012)

August 17, 2014

An Ordinary Marriage

Katherine Pickering Antonova
Hosted by Anna Fishzon

Katherine Pickering Antonova's An Ordinary Marriage: The World of a Gentry Family in Provincial Russia (Oxford University Press, 2012) investigates th…