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Intimate conversations about getting unwell - and getting better - with Bryony Gordon. From household names to ordinary people with extraordinary stories. Because mental health deserves to be talked about.
Bryony Gordon's Mad World is a podcast hosted by Bryony Gordon dedicated to exploring the depths of mental health, focusing on openness, vulnerability, and personal journeys. With a unique blend of candid conversations and interviews with celebrities, public figures, and experts, the podcast sheds light on the often stigmatized topic of mental health.
In each episode, Bryony Gordon tackles various subjects, including addiction, stress, depression, and self-esteem. By delving into these issues, Bryony offers a safe space for guests to share their personal experiences, providing listeners with relatable stories that inspire empathy and understanding.
The podcast addresses a wide array of mental health challenges, from breakdowns to addictions and even thoughts of suicide. Through these conversations, Bryony Gordon encourages an atmosphere of support and awareness, fostering a sense of community for those navigating their mental health journeys.
Additionally, Bryony delves into the transformative power of sobriety, exploring how individuals have reclaimed their lives from addiction to substances like alcohol, drugs, and gambling. It sheds light on the road to recovery and the challenges faced along the way.
By sharing stories of resilience and recovery, Bryony offers hope for those in need, emphasising the importance of self-care, self-knowledge, and relaxation in fostering mental wellness. The podcast goes beyond the darkness of mental health struggles to celebrate moments of joy, happiness, and personal triumph.
Through her conversations, Bryony sparks a dialogue about mental health, raising awareness and breaking down societal barriers. It serves as a reminder that vulnerability and seeking help are not signs of weakness but rather acts of strength and self-care.


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Intimate conversations about getting unwell - and getting better - with Bryony Gordon. From household names to ordinary people with extraordinary stories. Because mental health deserves to be talked about.
Bryony Gordon's Mad World is a podcast hosted by Bryony Gordon dedicated to exploring the depths of mental health, focusing on openness, vulnerability, and personal journeys. With a unique blend of candid conversations and interviews with celebrities, public figures, and experts, the podcast sheds light on the often stigmatized topic of mental health.
In each episode, Bryony Gordon tackles various subjects, including addiction, stress, depression, and self-esteem. By delving into these issues, Bryony offers a safe space for guests to share their personal experiences, providing listeners with relatable stories that inspire empathy and understanding.
The podcast addresses a wide array of mental health challenges, from breakdowns to addictions and even thoughts of suicide. Through these conversations, Bryony Gordon encourages an atmosphere of support and awareness, fostering a sense of community for those navigating their mental health journeys.
Additionally, Bryony delves into the transformative power of sobriety, exploring how individuals have reclaimed their lives from addiction to substances like alcohol, drugs, and gambling. It sheds light on the road to recovery and the challenges faced along the way.
By sharing stories of resilience and recovery, Bryony offers hope for those in need, emphasising the importance of self-care, self-knowledge, and relaxation in fostering mental wellness. The podcast goes beyond the darkness of mental health struggles to celebrate moments of joy, happiness, and personal triumph.
Through her conversations, Bryony sparks a dialogue about mental health, raising awareness and breaking down societal barriers. It serves as a reminder that vulnerability and seeking help are not signs of weakness but rather acts of strength and self-care.


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    PREVIEW: "I'm fed up with my adult child living at home - I'm moving out".

    PREVIEW: "I'm fed up with my adult child living at home - I'm moving out".

    This is a preview of Katie Morley's new podcast Money Confidential. Listen to the full episode here: https://podfollow.com/moneyconfidential
    Would you let your adult child move back home and not pay rent? As the housing market becomes more unaffordable, many adults are not only relying on the bank of mum and dad, but the house of mum and dad, with reports suggesting there’s up to 5 million of them in Britain. For some this set up will be hunky dory, but for others it can lead to toe-curling conversations about money.
    In this episode, Katie chats to “Mark”. Last summer, his adult daughter moved back into the family home with her partner and family in tow. Nine months later, he’s had enough and he’s off. We also hear from financial expert Lisa Conway-Hughes and Telegraph columnist Michael Deacon on practical solutions as well as tips and tricks for navigating this awkward situation.
    ✉️ Need your awkward money problem solved? Email Katie or send a voice-note to moneyconfidential@telegraph.co.uk
    ✍️ Tell Katie your money dilemma and keep up with all our case studies every week: https://telegraph.co.uk/moneyconfidential
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    🗞️ Read more about adult children living at home and what you can do: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/adult-child-living-at-home-how-to-help-get-them-leave/
    💬 Follow Katie Morley on Instagram: @MoneyBackMorley

    Katie Morley, The Telegraph's Consumer Champion, has won back £10 million in compensation for readers. Now, she's hitting the road for a brand new podcast, Money Confidential, to hear directly from you. Would you let your grown-up child move back home and not pay rent? Is it fair for your richer siblings to go skiing and leave you behind? Are private schools really worth it? This is the place where we discuss everyday money problems affecting your life and relationships.

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    • 7 min
    Introducing: Money Confidential with Katie Morley

    Introducing: Money Confidential with Katie Morley

    Introducing a new podcast from The Telegraph: Money Confidential!
    Katie Morley, The Telegraph's Consumer Champion, has won back £10 million in compensation for readers. Now, she's hitting the road for a brand new podcast, Money Confidential, to hear directly from you. Would you let your grown-up child move back home and not pay rent? Is it fair for your richer siblings to go skiing and leave you behind? Are private schools really worth it? This is the place where we discuss everyday money problems affecting your life and relationships.
    Each episode, Katie is also joined by a financial expert in their field to help solve these dilemmas, as well as a Telegraph commentator offering their tuppence. And of course, as the name suggests, all problems can be shared in absolute confidence. If you've got something you'd like to get off your chest, Katie would love to hear from you.
    🎧 To listen, search for Money Confidential in your preferred podcast app or click here.
    ✉️Send Katie your money dilemma via email or voice-note: moneyconfidential@telegraph.co.uk.
    💰Discover more of our leading Money journalism: telegraph.co.uk/money

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    Introducing The Telegraph Women's Sport podcast

    Introducing The Telegraph Women's Sport podcast

    Join Olympic hockey legend Sam Quek and a host of top guests to discuss all the big issues and talking points of women's sport, from from ACL injuries and activism to menstruation and motherhood.
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    Gabor Maté

    Gabor Maté

    Gabor Maté is a doctor and expert in addiction, stress and childhood development. But he's also something of a revolutionary, challenging all our assumptions about what it is to be well. His book, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts, was a great comfort to Bryony when she had to get sober, and you've probably heard her talk about it with other guests here on Mad World. His new book, The Myth of Normal, looks at trauma, illness and healing in a toxic culture.
    Gabor joins Bryony to talk about why he would ban the word 'addict' and how he thinks that in 150 years we'll look back in horror that we've been separating the mind and the body in healthcare.
    The Myth of Normal, by Gabor Maté
    This bonus episode was recorded to mark Addiction Awareness Week by Action on Addiction and the Forward Trust. Find our more here about their campaign for #SupportNotStigma.
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    • 58 min
    Joe Tracini

    Joe Tracini

    This episode contains discussion of suicide.
    Joe Tracini is an actor, comedian and champion magician. He's also frequently suicidal. Joe suffers from borderline personality disorder and since speaking publicly about it, he's not shied away from talking about the 'unfashionable' side of mental illness. He's now written a book called '10 Things I Hate About Me: how to stay alive with a brain that's trying to kill you', which he says he wrote to save his life.
    Joe joins Bryony to talk about the worst thing he's ever done and why he decided to commit it to paper, introduces Bryony to 'Mick', his name for his BPD, and asks listeners to always remember one phrase: wait for a bit.
    10 Things I Hate About Me: how to stay alive with a brain that's trying to kill you, by Joe Tracini
    Find out more about National Suicide Prevention Day
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    • 56 min
    James Purefoy

    James Purefoy

    James Purefoy is one of Britain's most prolific actors, appearing in everything from the Royal Shakespeare Company to Netflix's Sex Education. But his latest film, Fisherman’s Friends: One and For All, while ostensibly about a bunch of Cornish blokes who sing sea shanties, is really about the fragile issue that is male mental health.
    James joins Bryony to talk about dealing with the grief of his father, while playing a character grieving their father, boarding schools as a place to 'cauterise people’s emotions' and the power of articulating your pain.
    Fisherman’s Friends: One and For All is in cinemas across the UK and Irelands from Friday 19th August |
    Read more from Bryony: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/authors/bryony-gordon/ |
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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Slowed Poke ,

Gabor Mate

What a compelling interview Bryony with the greatest human gift we have on earth, my man Dr Gabor Mate! Thank you for the first class treatment and respect you gave him. You were so incredibly sweet when you told him at the end of the interview that speaking with him was the greatest highlight of your working life! What a great opportunity and what a great man to grace your podcast. Thank you so much!

Betteway ,

Gabor Mate on Oct. 30, 2022

What a fantastic podcast and interview…I have downloaded all of Gabor Mate’s books and look forward to reading them. Thank you so much Bryony for bringing him to my attention and for your excellent and honest interview. I will definitely be following your podcasts on a regular basis. K

Girl Tries Life ,

Such a needed podcast!

Bryony brings her journalist toolbox to the table and pulls some fascinating stories out of the interviewees. Mental health needs to become a normal topic and Bryony is doing great work!

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