The six summer guests this season in a row

Speaker Janine Abbring in the framework of Zomergasten.Picture ANP Kippa

Psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk (79) closes this season from kl Summer guests of. Known in the Netherlands by a few specialists, internationally known in many countries. Van der Kolk is a professor at the Boston University School of Medicine and president of the Trauma Research Foundation.

As one of the worldwide specialists in trauma and post-traumatic stress, Van der Kolk takes the viewer on a journey through the human body this evening. His roadmap goes beyond just the mind, for a better understanding of trauma and stress also requires studying the body. “Head and body are much more connected than is accepted in standard mental health,” he said in an interview with NRC


Van der Kolk researches the use of psychedelics and MDMA for the treatment of trauma and studies innovative forms of therapy, such as yoga, theater, song and dance. What can the viewer expect from the man who has had traumatized people on the couch since the Vietnam War?

“Movies are often more expressive than books, because trauma is not about words, but about reactions and emotions. Films make the complexity of how people interact with each other tangible. “But Van der Kolk is also introspective: he takes a closer look at himself. †The attack is a film that helped me better understand my childhood. ” This end stone of Summer guests 2022 is therefore one to note: 28 August.

The other five guests in a row (in order of broadcast):

1. Humberto Tan

This season of Summer guests starts with Humberto Tan (56), the self-proclaimed ‘TV cutter’. From Studio Sport for his own talk show, Tan is at home in all markets. In 2016, he received the Sonja Barend Award for Best Interview of the Year: He spoke to a group of friends who survived the terrorist attack in the Bataclan Concert Hall in Paris. on July 24th shows Tan his ideal TV night.

Humberto Tan.  Picture Brunopress

Humberto Tan.Picture Brunopress

2. Sandra Phlippen

Economist and sociologist Sandra Phlippen is the second guest to join Abbring. She is chief economist at ABN Amro and has a guest position at the Erasmus School of Economics. In addition, she is a regular contributor Buitenhofwhere she illuminates economic development.

Viewers can expect a classic summer guest night: “Coming from a family of arthouse movie fans, the invitation to Summer guests an almost sacred moment for me, ”says Phlippen in his message. What will she give in her three hours?

“A new perspective on prosperity, where climate and well-being are central, is a guiding principle in my film night. I want to protect the viewer from fatalism and show the opportunities that hopefully encourage activism and entrepreneurship. ” July 31st is the word for Phlippen.

Sandra Phillips.  Picture GUUS SCHOONWILLE

Sandra Phillips.Picture GUUS SCHOONWILLE

3. Derk sour

For the readers of The password he is known: Derk Sauer (69) has been writing columns in the newspaper for 33 years. Sauer built a media company in Russia after the fall of the Iron Curtain with titles such as Moscow Times and Playboy. Earlier this year, Sauer had to leave Russia due to the war in Ukraine, and he has been working in the Netherlands ever since.

“I want to show my disgust for the Putin regime, but also my love for Russia through images of Russian filmmakers.” Does he go for classics by Eisenstein or contemporary avant-garde? Or does he analyze the emergence of Putin’s ideology in the light of the nationalist blockbusters of recent years?

Business, by the way, was not always Sauer’s interest: as an 18-year-old he joined the IRA in Belfast, and in the early days he was involved in the Socialist Party, a splinter Maoist movement at the time. Can Abbring get rid of what moves Sauer? on August 7 you see the answer.

Derk Sauer.  Photo VPRO Summer guests

Derk Sauer.Photo VPRO Summer guests

4. Sweet Marsman

The youngest guest this year is the poet and author Lieke Marsman (31). She was born in 1990 and is seen as one of the iconic poets of her generation. Her debut What I like to tell myself was well received. Marsman, who is also a poet laureate, was diagnosed in 2017 with a rare form of cartilage cancer, which she gathered around. The next scan will take five minutes and in my basket wrote.

Since last year, she has known that cancer is incurable, a topic she cannot ignore during the evening. What should she talk to Abbring about? “About all the different phases you go through when you hear that you do not have much time left to live. From denial to endless reading of scientific articles to the development of mystical and religious feelings. ” August 14 it’s Marsman’s turn.

Lieke Marsman statue Merlin Doomernik

Dear MarsmanStatue of Merlin Doomernik

5. The Raven of Thirst

Musician and TV host Raven van Dorst (37) is the fifth summer guest this season. Van Dorst is known for being eccentric and headstrong: Ravens evening is therefore an ode ‘to the loner and the rebel’.

“To people who have made the world much more colorful and free, and who have also inspired me in one way or another. By being explicitly themselves, by standing up for their ideals, or by simply being bloody annoying and contradictory. We will embrace and celebrate being different. ”

On Liberation Day last year, Van Dorst said he would go through life with the name Raven from now on. As a born hermaphrodite (a person with male and female genitals), it was decided at birth that Van Dorst would go through life as a woman. Raven experienced that choice as a straitjacket; the doctor who determined the sex at birth, “should have just stayed away from me.”

The broadcast with Van Dorst is on August 21st. For lowland visitors: the broadcast will remain available via the NPO for ten days.

Raven of Dorst.  Statue Jan de Groen

Raven of Dorst.Statue Jan de Groen

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