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Jamie puts questions to a variety of researchers from top UK universities. Each episode will feature a different academic and a discussion about their specialist work. If you want to take a deep dive into history, politics, arts, culture, religion, theology, philosophy, sociology, anthropology and lots more - this is the podcast for you. If you are interested in learning more about the topics discussed, keep listening until the end of the episode when our researcher recommends books or mater ...
 
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“First, when we started to work online, it was exhausting. Now, I cannot say it is exhausting at the same level but it is still exhausting. You feel very tired and you miss the in-person contact. It has been more than one and a half years...I think that we will be able to think about the consequences and the impact of working in this way, and in th…
 
They forced me into this tiny little interrogation room off the big anteroom, a whole mob of policemen shouting and screaming. I thought I would perish there, that I was going to die there and then, which was exactly what they wanted me to think. Their intention was to overwhelm me with terror, and they did. But then Swanepoel’s interrogation partn…
 
I observe what many of the French analysts and my supervisees say [about online treatment] - they are absolutely happy by how fantastic the patients talk, they talk much easier than before, they have dreams, and they relate their dreams and even sexual fantasies which they never did before. I understand them of course because they talk to them as e…
 
I am very happy to share my conversation with Classist Robin Diver. Robin has completed an amazing hat-trick of Classical studies at Birmingham University, having completed an undergrad, masters and more recently, a fanatic PhD. Robin's PhD explored adaptations of Greek Mythology in children's anthologies and how they dealt with issues of sexual vi…
 
I am very happy to share my conversation with New Testament textual critic Timothy Mitchell. Tim originally studied Science at Lancaster University, Pennsylvania. He then moved into religious studies by graduating from the Luther Rice University, Georgia, with a Master of Divinity. Tim is currently studying New Testament Textual Criticism for his P…
 
I am very excited to bring you Classist Charlotte Charleston Stokes. After receiving her undergrad in Classical Civilisations and Literatures, Charlotte stayed on at Birmingham for her masters, for which she is currently studying. Charlotte's main interest is monsters, old and new. In this episode we discuss whether gender is important when studyin…
 
A decade ago I started to tell my colleagues that there is something big here in the therapeutic room and if we don’t talk about it in the room and in supervision there’s something we are missing here. We are not talking just about two people who can speak only on the humanistic level - just to be human one to the other or a good object one to the …
 
In Episode 69, Dan Dissinger talks to the founder of Progress Playbook, Lloyd Cambridge about practicing mindfulness to be a better entrepreneur and person, community building, and supplementing the gaps in higher education with experiential project-based learning. Lloyd J. Cambridge is the founder & CEO of Progress Playbook, a small business train…
 
"Thousands or millions of people who will never meet each other sharing certain sentiments - these sentiments have historical, cultural and linguistic backgrounds. When I started this, of course, conflicts between large groups have certain realistic aspects as you can imagine: political, personal and legal ones, but underneath those I figured out t…
 
In Episode 68, Dan Dissinger talks to the founder of StoryBilder, Tanya Gough, about breaking the rules for the sake of creativity, curating the first-ever Shakespeare on film catalog, and teaching English in Japan pre-internet. Tanya Gough has been an ESL teacher, a retail store owner, a corporate digital marketer, and a freelance content strategi…
 
In Episode 67, Dan Dissinger talks with to Actor, Director, and Board Certified Music Therapist Spencer Frankeberger about adaptability in Music Therapy, how being scared of improv is the best reason to do improv, we discuss systemic ableism in standardized testing from the bar exam to the GREs, and this all somehow ends up inContinue reading "Epis…
 
"I was somebody who all throughout my academic career was very affected by good teachers. In fact, my becoming a psychologist – I took my first psychology undergraduate course as a junior and it had such a profound effect upon me that I stayed in college an extra year to get all the requirements to go on to a Ph.D. program. There have been certain …
 
In Episode 66, Dan Dissinger talks with recent graduate of USC’s Film and Television Production program Sydney Laws about how Black stories are represented in media, cultural anthropology, and Storytelling versus Story-breaking. Sydney Laws is a very proud ATLien and recent graduate of USC’s Film and Television Production program. She defines herse…
 
In Episode 65, Dan Dissinger talks with filmmaker Scott Barber about storytelling through documentary, why Nickelodeon was such a positive creative force in the early 90s, and the role of writing when making a documentary. And who can forget GWAR. Scott made his directorial debut with his film, The Orange Years: The Nickelodeon Story, featuring Ken…
 
I am very pleased to bring you historian of Socialist Yugoslavia: Helena Trenkić. Helena studied History at Cambridge University for her undergrad and will soon have completed her masters, both of which in History. Next year Helena will begin her PhD, again at Cambridge. Helena looks at Social Yugoslavia's policy of non-alignment and asks whether i…
 
"She [his mother] felt that his kicking was deliberate evil and she responded with wishes for an abortion. She also stopped breastfeeding because she felt that the sucking was so strong and aggressive that it was destroying her. Without the father as a triangulating object he had no one to contain this - every child needs a container of his aggress…
 
In Episode 64, Dan Dissinger talks with Vocalist/Educator/Actor/Writer Viva Vinson about the positive impact of performing arts education, overcoming Dyslexia and ADHD, and harnessing the power of the performing arts to have deeper DEI discussions with students and teachers. Born of an Italian American mother, and African American father, Viva has …
 
I am very happy to bring you environmental historian: Isobel Akerman. Isobel has an undergrad in History from the University of York and is currently studying for her MPhil in Modern History at Cambridge. Isobel's work looks at the environmental idea and how it has been communicated to the general public, using London's Kew Gardens as a case study.…
 
I am very happy to introduce you to historian Reuben Duffy. After gaining a joint honours degree in History, Politics and International Relations from the University of Strathclyde, Reuben started his masters in Modern History at St Andrews. Reuben is interested in modern Scotland and his work focuses on Scotland's involvement the with British Empi…
 
In Episode 63, Dan Dissinger and special guest host Dr. Meghan Nolan talk with friend, colleague, and fellow Saint John’s University Alum Dr. Melissa Rampelli from Holy Family University about the impact of the Victorian Age, Medical Humanities, and what sea monsters have to do with the 2008 Great Recession. On top of all ofContinue reading "Episod…
 
I am very pleased to share my conversation with historian Lucy Coatman. Lucy has an undergrad in Theology but will soon be completing her Mlitt at St Andrew's University. Her main focus is 19th century women. However, Lucy is particularly fascinated by Baroness Mary Vetsera. Baroness Mary was found dead with heir to the Austro Hungarian thrown: Cro…
 
I am thrilled to introduce you to classicist Edward Armstrong. After gaining an undergrad in Ancient History, Edward compounded that subject with Classics for his MPhil, both completed at the University of Sydney. Edward is currently studying for his PhD at St Andrews University. Edward explores one of the founding fathers of historical inquest: Th…
 
"In such moments [of shared danger] you work with the present and not the representation. In analysis we work all the time with representation - the transference is a representation, the countertransference is a representation. They are related to our past when such things happened. At these moments it’s not important if the patient goes over their…
 
In Episode 62, Dan Dissinger and special guest host Stephanie Renée Payne talk with Chris Muniz of the USC Writing Program about reconnecting creative writing back to academic writing, developing meaningful and authentic student-centered projects, and how the personal journey leads the way towards student agency. Chris Muniz is a faculty member in …
 
Content Warning: Discussion of sexual and domestic violence, please listen with care.In Episode 61, Dan Dissinger & special guest host Danielle Lee talk to USC alum Emma Collins about being an advocate for survivors of relationship and sexual violence, working for RSVP (Relationship & Sexual Violence Prevention Services) at USC, and rape culture on…
 
"A big part of my graduate education at Harvard was critical thinking. The general idea that theories come and go, even the data come and go because it’s modified as new experimental paradigms develop. So the idea of fixity. that “now we now know and it’s set in stone”, was not at all in my thinking by the time I left Graduate School if it ever had…
 
I am very happy to bring you historian Joseph Stanley. Joseph is an expert on the 18th and 19th centuries, with a particular interest in the Yorkshire mining industries. After gaining his undergrad in History at Durham University, he went on the study for a PGCE at Cambridge. Joesph has recently completed his PhD which explored protest movements an…
 
I am very excited to introduce you to the fascinating philosopher that is Charlotte Zemmel. Charlotte works in the field of epistemology. She has an undergrad in Natural Sciences and she is currently at Cambridge University studying for her masters in History and Philosophy of Science. In this episode we discuss Charlotte's work on Social Epistemol…
 
I am very pleased to introduce you to philosopher of science: Shaun Stanley. Shaun gained both his undergrad and his masters in Philosophy from the Witz University in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is soon to finish four years of study for his PhD at the University of Bristol. His work explores the relationship between Darwinian evolutionary theory…
 
I am very happy to be sharing my conversation with classicist Martina Delucchi. As an Italian, Martina has always had a love for the ancient world. She studied Classics at the University of Genoa and then went on to gain two masters; one also from the University of Genoa, this time in Archaeology, and one from the University of Pisa in Classical Ph…
 
"In the group that I co-chair on the Aging Analyst we’ve talked a lot about what difference it makes having practiced a long time. One of the ideas that emerged is not only that this varies from person to person, but that there is a lot more freedom to use some different approaches, less rigid, less specifically theory focused. The role of life exp…
 
To celebrate reaching 20 episodes, I am thrilled to be releasing another extended special. Please meet philosopher Benjamin Zemmel. Benjamin is Jewish and works in the field of religion and ethics. After gaining his undergrad in Judiac Studies, he went on to gain his master in Philosophy from Birmingham University. Benjamin will soon embark upon an…
 
I am very happy to be sharing the second part of my conversation with Jan-Wilem Prügel. Make sure you have listened to part one before getting stuck into this episode! (It is episode 16). In this conversation, we cover the eclectic philosophical movement of 19th century America known as 'Transcendentalism', for which Jan is currently studying as th…
 
I am very happy to introduce you to literary historian Inigo Purcell. After completing his MPhil in Medieval Literature at Cambridge, he began his PhD; a joint programme at the University of Bristol and the Macquarie University in Sydney. Inigo's work explores one of the most famous and continually told stories in history: King Arthur. In this epis…
 
I am very pleased to bring you this conversation with historian Katherine Arnold. Katherine has a masters from University College London in History and is soon to be finishing her PhD after 4 years of study at the London School of Economics. Katherine is a specialist of 19th century Germany, with a specific focus on German imperialism and the natur…
 
"I started to notice that the very things that I was seeing in patients on the couch were occurring at a much greater macro level in society - the issues of disavowal, of exceptionalism, of abandoning reality if it means that you have to give something up. That is why I got so interested in the subject as an analyst because I thought: We have somet…
 
I am very happy to introduce you to Jan-Willem Prügel. Jan's studies cover so many different fields and periods that I couldn't keep our conversation to the usual 30-40 minutes in length. So here is the first half of our 1hr and 30 minutes long conversation. Jan is a historian of law, economics and intellectual ideas. After studying law at Heidelbe…
 
I am very excited to be sharing my conversation with historian Diego Repenning Lopez. Diego is originally from Chile but has always had a fascination with Russia and the mysterious territory of Siberia. He came to the UK to study Russian at the University of Bristol and has since completed his masters and his PhD there. In this episode Diego will h…
 
I am thrilled to introduce you to political historian Rachel Reville. Rachel has studied at York university before completeling here masters at the London School of Economics. She is currently doing her PhD at Oxford part-time as she works in for a Labour member of parliament in Westminster. In this episode we discuss Rachel's work, the career of 3…
 
I am super excited to share my conversation with Cambridge social scientist Catherine Cooke. Catherine is doing some tough but very important work on generated violence in Bermuda. Bermuda has never seen research of this kind so Catherine is blazing a trial. In this episode we discuss the history of Bermuda, society on a collection of tiny islands …
 
"It’s very exhilarating to have shared an in-depth experience with another person the way you do as an analyst. You know the inner workings of people’s struggles, of their strengths, and of the things they overcome. We’re granted such a privilege to be part of someone’s’ world and to be able to help them get more freedom and more pleasure in that w…
 
I am extremely happy to be bringing you Oxford historian Berklee Baum. Berklee is an expert on the memorialisation of genocides. After studying the memorialisation of the holocaust by the USA and the UK, Berklee is currently studying for her PhD in a similar vain but now she brings more countries and genocides into the equation. In this episode we …
 
I am very pleased to bring you, from Cardiff University, ancient historian Clare Parry. Clare has studied ancient history all the way from degree level to MPhil. She is a specialist in ancient Near Eastern iconography. Clare is exploring how we can use ancient iconography to help us understand and interpret the Bible, she is currently working on th…
 
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