RECENT INTERVIEWS

Mad in America: Trauma and Mental Health in Social Movements

In this interview with Emaline Friedman, Jan discusses her background in anti-psychiatry and other social movements and her experience liaising between theory and praxis in feminist movements, Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter, and #MeToo. 

You can listen or read the transcript here

Not Your Final Girl : Shrinking 2020

Jan joins hosts Candace Sluder and Ariel Dyer to discuss discussing "the horrors of the body, the bonds that form family, and stuff that looks like buttholes in Sea Fever and Relic — both 2020 movies with female directors."

You can listen here or read a transcript here

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The Social Dilemma

Jan Haaken talks with psychologist Emaline Friedman about the 2020 documentary, “The Social Dilemma”, a film directed by Jeff Orlowski that tells a story of the manipulative forces behind social media and how they are rewiring our brains. 

Psychiatry, Politics and PTSD: Breaking Down

Patricia Kullberg speaks with Dr. Jan Haaken about her new book, Psychiatry, Politics and PTSD: Breaking Down. The book could be called a biography of a diagnosis, namely post-traumatice stress disorder. But it is also a profound meditation on human suffering and the way it is managed in the context of late capitalist societies.

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