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“Beauty is Truth: A Tale of Covid in Two Cities”
In Episode 9 of Madness: where Psychology and Capitalism Collide, Dr. Steven Reisner asks, have we lost our ability to grasp beauty in the time of COVID and in the after math of Trump? And without beauty, how will we combat the ugly threats of the 21st century: the climate emergency, racism, violence and the most extreme wealth inequity in a century? Join Dr. Reisner as he looks for guidance from Oscar Wilde, Boris Karloff, Cornel West, Keats and Freud, who together make the case that when death beckons, we must face it together, drawing our courage from the soul’s yearning for truth and beauty, beauty and truth.
“Beauty is always something we grasp for in the face of terror.” – Cornel West
Episode 9 of Madness: Where Psychology and Capitalism Collide is now online!
"Madness: Where Psychology and Capitalism Collide" has been downloaded over 50,000 times since we began a year ago. Please listen to the latest episode: Election emergency: Can we pull America out of its death spiral?
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"The culture of blame is more than a de-politicization... it's people succumbing to or being raised with the psychology that if bad things happen, I am supposed to blame someone rather than figure out systemically how this happened and what my responsibility is to change it."
Join Steven Reisner and Katie Halper for a freewheeling deep dive into Trump’s psychotic power, the psychoanalysis of neoliberalism and the capitalist underpinnings of America’s love affair with trauma. It requires a contribution to Katie’s show, but with guests like Chris Hedges, Gerald Horne, and Ken Klippenstein, it is well worth the low price of admission.
I’ll be live on The Katie Halper Show at 7PM tonight to talk about right wing terrorists and how to prevent them from igniting a coup. So excited to be on with
In this latest episode of MADNESS: Where Psychology and Capitalism Collide, I ask, When Donald Trump steals the election, will Americans fight to save it? We can, if we give up rage and blame, and reconnect with the emotion that psychoanalysts (and biblical prophets) believe is necessary for real social change: shame.
“Shame is what the just man experiences when confronted by a crime committed by another, and he feels remorse because of its existence, because of its having been irrevocably introduced into the world of existing things, and because his will has proven nonexistent or feeble…incapable of putting up a good defense.” - Primo Levi
Episode 7, “In Praise of Shame,” has been downloaded 3,000 times in 24 hours!!
In Praise of Shame, Episode 7 of Madness: Where Psychology and Capitalism Collide, is now online!
So proud to be a guest on Rendering Unconscious. Vanessa is such a wise and engaging interviewer who makes complex ideas seem self-evident. Thanks for having me on!
Madness: The Podcast has now reached 30,000 downloads and nearly two hundred ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ reviews! Over 8,000 people have listened to the latest episode, ‘The Masque of the Black Death (Racism in the Time of Trump)’. If you haven’t heard it, please give it a try. If you have, and found it worthwhile, please share!