The Golden Shadow is a podcast created by Alyssa Polizzi and Arran Rogerson exploring psychology, philosophy, mythology, and the shadow.
For more info: https://www.goldenshadow.org/
Ep.69 - Internal Family Systems
What is "parts work"? How might we engage with the psyche by dividing it into subpersonalities? Who are the "exiles," "managers," and "firefighters" within us and how do they relate to one another?
Ep.68 - Nightmares and Stress Dreams
Why do we have dreams that are stressful, painful, or terrifying? How might tension in dreams reflect shadow integration? How can we work with bad dreams towards greater awareness and wholeness?
Ep.67 - Somatic Experiencing
What role do somatics play in the therapeutic process? In what way is trauma locked into the body? How can we incorporate a body-first mentality into our self-work practices?
Ep.66 - The Creative Process
What is the creative process? Why are experimentation and failure such an important part of it? In what way is the project of Golden Shadow an ever-evolving creative process?
Ep.65 – Archetype of the Band
What does the archetypal rock n' roll band look like? How did the Beatles serve as a mythological container for collective projections of the culture? In what way is the pop music landscape a kind of "pantheon"?
Ep.64 – Hermes: Herald, Psychopomp, Trickster
Who is Hermes? What role does he play in Greek mythology? What is the "Hermes archetype" and how does it relate to liminality, trickery, and revelation?
Really enjoy this podcast and all the different topics they cover.
You’ll have a better podcast if you both eliminate the vocal fry.
For fans of Jung looking for fresh insights
Wow. I love this podcast! Alyssa and Arran tackle difficult concepts very creatively and make them accessible to the average listener. I am a therapist and these two understand psychology better than almost all of my therapist friends, while weaving in stories, pop culture, and humor. The podcast is teaching me so much! But it’s also fun.