The InForm:Podcast seeks to be an informal and informative way to talk about the intersection of Social Work (or social justice if you prefer), Psychoanalysis, and Critical Theory..

InForm029 Todd McGowan
May 26 • 95 min
We reached out to Todd McGowan and asked if he would be willing to talk about how his experience in analysis (as an analysand) influenced the ways that he thinks, works, and lives. Todd responded to our request and was very generous with his time. (He…
InForm028 Subject of the Statement & Subject of the Enunciation
May 13 • 56 min
In this episode of InForm:Podcast Neil & Jared talk about the Subject of the Statement & Subject of the Enunciation.
InForm027 Demand V. Desire
May 1 • 53 min
Neil and Jared talk about the principle of moving from demand and activating desire in psychoanalysis.
InForm026 The “Self Care” Episode
Apr 22 • 57 min
This is an episode where Jared & Neil talk bout how the concept of “self care” is used and misused in contemporary clinical settings.
InForm025 The Weird & the Eerie (aka: The Role of the Analyst Pt. 2)
Apr 7 • 70 min
On this episode of InForm Neil & Jared talk more about the role of the analyst as a sort of detective of the weird and the eerie.
InForm024 The Role of the Analyst Pt. 1
Mar 24 • 45 min
In this episode (the first in a series) Neil & Jared talk about the role of the analyst as a secretary of the unconscious and how this relates to the drive.
InForm023 — Seasons 2/Episode 1
Mar 5 • 65 min
First episodes of Seasons 2 of InForm:Podcast! In this season Neil will be joined by Jared, and we will continue to talk about things & stuff in an InFormal but (hopefully!) InFormative way.
InForm022 — From78 Pilot Episode
Aug 22, 2019 • 23 min
A possible side project to this (my current side project).
InForm021 — More About the Unconscious
Aug 3, 2019 • 24 min
I’ve been talking with other people who work in mental health about the unconscious. I’ve discovered that the way most of them use the concept “the unconscious” is very different than the way I think about and use that same concept.
InForm020 — The Writing Process, & the Unconscious…
Jul 27, 2019 • 23 min
A show about the writing process I use, and what that process might have to say about the (my!) unconscious.
InForm019 — Teenagers are big toddlers
Jul 12, 2019 • 33 min
This is an episode on finding benevolent explanations for some of the silly things teenagers might do.
InForm018 — Getting moving again.
Jul 5, 2019 • 15 min
Where has InForm:Podcast been?
InForm: 2 of 7 on the Analytic Attitude
Feb 11, 2019 • 39 min
This episode continues the series I’m doing on the “analytic attitude”. The episode contains a reading of a bit of text penned by Christopher Bollas & a discussion of how saying something out loud to another person can be remarkable scary —yet also…
InForm: The Good Enough Therapeutic Attitude
Feb 3, 2019 • 29 min
This is the first in a series of seven episodes that will get into the various elements that (I think) constitute a “good enough” attitude for therapists to adopt.
InForm: Random Recapitulations
Jan 27, 2019 • 27 min
This episode of InForm:Podcast is all-over-the-place. I talk about lots of different stuff… and I don’t even know how to describe it.
InForm: Negations (B-Side)
Jan 23, 2019 • 11 min
This is just a few things I thought after recording Episode 010.
InForm:010 Negations (A Side)
Jan 20, 2019 • 27 min
Today’s episode is on the parapraxis of negations. What’s a negation? Listen to the episode and find out?
InForm:009 - Parapraxis
Jan 13, 2019 • 19 min
InForm:Podcast episode 009 is an episode where I talk about the concept of parapraxis — AKA “bungled actions” or “silly little mistakes that don’t mean anything… but really mean something. I try to show how a parapraxis is a coded message from something…
InForm:008 Dreamwork (B-Side)
Jan 9, 2019 • 25 min
This is the B-Side for episode 008 on dreamwork. Talking about a few other ways you can work with dreams.
InForm:008 - Dreamwork (A Side)
Jan 6, 2019 • 23 min
Today’s episode talks about a few basic ideas and techniques around psychoanalytic dreamwork
InForm:007 - Repetition Compulsions
Dec 30, 2018 • 18 min
Today’s episode introduces the concept of “repetition compulsion” and starts to riff on it.
InForm: Repression (B Side)
Dec 23, 2018 • 21 min
This episode continues the talk about repression… It’s odd… this is the B-Side, but I actually think it is the better episode.
InForm: Repression (A Side)
Dec 22, 2018 • 24 min
A bit about the hows and whys of repression. Also, what makes repression different from disavowal.
InForm:006 - Zoē & Bios
Dec 21, 2018 • 18 min
Starting to talk about repression, and how repression is the cause of neurosis (not the other way around).
InForm:005 - The Difference between “relaxing” and generative practices
Dec 19, 2018 • 7 min
The difference between “relaxing” (doing nothing and producing nothing) and generative practices (doing something that does not have productivity as its aim).
InForm:004 - On overdoing “being productive”
Dec 17, 2018 • 11 min
If we overdo “being productive” we end up not being productive at all.
InForm:003 - Rabbi Akiva’s two questions
Dec 10, 2018 • 11 min
The guard asked Akiva, “Who are you and where are you going?”
InForm:002 - With the generative there is no production…
Dec 7, 2018 • 15 min
a) Even though Production & Narrative can’t happen without Generation & Discourse. b) Production & Narrative can influence the Generation & Discourse they were grown from.
InForm:001 - Generativity & Production, Part 1
Dec 4, 2018 • 14 min
In this first episode of the InForm:Podcast I talk about what I believe are some of the key differences between generating discourses, and productive narratives.