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In this podcast, Professor Renata Salecl discusses her new book, 'A Passion for Ignorance: What We Choose Not to Know and Why', with Dr Raj Persaud, examining the human tendency to ignore what is inconvenient or traumatic. They also consider the relationship between ignorance and psychotherapy, and question whether ignorance is in fact the central problem at the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Date published: 23 October 2020
Presenter: Dr Raj
Interviewee: Professor Renata Salecl
Audio running time: 52 minutes
By the end of this podcast, we hope you will have
gained an understanding of:
the concept of 'wilful ignorance'
the relationship between ignorance and
how widespread ignorance has
affected our response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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