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November 4, 2013 | by

On this day in 1899, Die Traumdeutung (The Interpretation of Dreams) was first published. Sales were initially dismal, but the rest, of course, is psychoanalytical history. In honor of its birthday, we bring you the only known audio recording of Sigmund Freud, made by the BBC near the end of his life, in Hampstead, London.




  1. Maja | November 4, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    An unnecessary tampering with a unique moment in history.

  2. Ms | November 4, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    HOO HOO I think Freud himself might have found this video an amusement. May be just my conscious wish that every one and everything in this whole neurotic/psychotic world of outs regain it’s sense of humor, lighten up in order to keep going through without unnecessary burdens. There will certainly be enough necessary ones to go round. No scarcity, so ‘Fear NOT” the Buddha might syggest. l-.

  3. Dr M | May 6, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    Adorable mumbo jumbo, in the face of behavioral DNA. How far we’ve come, and how distant it all seems…despite a few diehard “analysts” on Manhattan….

  4. Justin | May 7, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    A valuable recording ruined by amateurish faked animation, colour, and irrelevant guitar. What a shame.

  5. Gail | May 7, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    somehow don’t get Freud on this link?

  6. Gary | May 8, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    As we all are aware by now, Sigmund Freud’s main philosophy was that one’s successful performance at anything in life (whether on-the-job,, athletics,, adademics,, or whatever) was directly in relationship to (and dependant on) his/her successful sexual activity. IOW,, he/she must have his/her sexual desires satisfied first, before being successful in anything else. Some folks praised him for that philosophy,, while others preceived him as a total lunatik because of it.

  7. cam | May 9, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    It always amazes me how far off people can be when they comment on what Freud meant. It’s just as if they not only never read what he wrote, they have also bastardised what they heard he had written.

  8. Rolfe Eric Tikkala | May 9, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    Return of the repressed

  9. jansumi | May 9, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    I find this very moving. He made a huge contribution in teaching us to ask important questions about our motivations. It’s our own responsibility to keep asking those questions rather than get stuck in criticizing him for the answers he proffered through the context of his own era. Sad to see his life ended in so much pain.

  10. Alex B | May 9, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    well put, cam!

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