I am as much a student of history as I am psychology.  I enjoy learning about the lives and stories of famous psychologists and their families.  Here, the grandson of the father of psychoanalysis tells a short, hilarious, and mildly vulgar joke.  Enjoy:

Clement Freud (1924 – 2009) was the grandson of Sigmund Freud (1856 – 1939), the founder of psychoanalysis and by many accounts of talking therapy in general.  Clement was also the brother of the famous painter, Lucian Freud (1922 – 2011).  You can find out more about his life here.

In short, Clement’s life was rich and varied.  His famous pedigree and natural talents made him a household name in England during his life.  His career included politics, writing, radio and television, celebrity cheffing, and more.  He even wrote a children’s christmas book, “Grimble at Christmas”, that J.K. Rowling called, “One of the funniest books I have ever read.”

Clement Freud was known for his wry wit, humor, and deadpan delivery as you can tell from the joke he tells in the video above (recorded from a BBC radio broadcast).

Stay tuned for more posts about the sometimes quirky intersections where psychology and history meet.

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