Listen via Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | Stitcher | RSS

Psychoanalysis is a weekly series on the Consequence Podcast Network that uses the lens of horror films and entertainment to take an in-depth look at various mental health topics.

Today, Jenn, Mike, and Lara are joined in the air shaft by special guest Ana Marie Cox for a comfort horror episode on Ridley Scott’s sci-fi horror classic, Alien. 

They’ll discuss the many truths the film reveals about gender, agency, and humanity; Scott’s bold story choices; and H.R. Giger’s obsession with phallic symbols. Ana discusses the film’s exploration of organized labor and women’s experiences in the workplace. Lara loves the wet atmosphere and practical effects. Jenn connects the film’s themes to colonization and reproductive rights. Mike shares his franchise rankings and they all would go back to save Jonesy.

So hop aboard the Podstromo and remember, in space, no one can hear you scream.

Stream the latest episode above and subscribe to the series now. Also be sure to follow the Consequence Podcast Network for updates surrounding future programming.

Further Reading:

Filling your Existential Portfolio with Moby
Doing What’s in your pleasure with Andrew Gillum
More Than the Worst Thing He’s Done with Vince Granata

Guest Info: Ana Marie Cox