Rendering Unconscious Podcast is hosted by psychoanalyst Dr. Vanessa Sinclair, who interviews psychoanalysts, psychologists, scholars, creative arts therapists, writers, poets, philosophers, artists & other intellectuals about their process, world events, the current state of mental health care, politics, culture, the arts & more!

Today’s guest is Trevor Pederson, a licensed professional counsellor and psychoanalyst in private practice in Laramie, Wyoming. His 2015 book The Economics of Libido: Psychic Bisexuality, the Superego, and the Centrality of the Oedipus Complex won the 2016 Gradiva Award for Best Book. His new book is Psychoanalysis and Hidden Narrative in Film: Reading the Symptom (Routledge, 2018).

Trevor Pederson contributed to the upcoming anthology Rendering Unconscious: Psychoanalytic Perspectives, Politics and Poetry (Trapart Books, 2019) with “Essence, Alienation, and the Economics of Libido”.

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Words by Vanessa Sinclair. Mixed by 156.

Music for intro and outro of Rendering Unconscious Podcast by Carl Abrahamsson.

Artwork by Vanessa Sinclair