11 episodes

A podcast where we unpack what our pop culture is telling us about madness and mental health. Hosted by Sandy Allen. New episode every three weeks.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8, 41 Ratings

A podcast where we unpack what our pop culture is telling us about madness and mental health. Hosted by Sandy Allen. New episode every three weeks.

    The Halloween Special (w/Tracy Clayton)

    The Halloween Special (w/Tracy Clayton)

    Podcast legend Tracy Clayton graces the studio to defend a problematic fave of a holiday.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Donnie Darko (w/Jonah Bossewitch)

    Donnie Darko (w/Jonah Bossewitch)

    “Sometimes I doubt your commitment to Sparkle Motion!”

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Batman: The Animated Series (w/Yassir Lester)

    Batman: The Animated Series (w/Yassir Lester)

    Comedian and comic book fan Yassir Lester dissects the beloved but somewhat adult cartoon series of his childhood.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Frasier (w/Nichole Perkins)

    Frasier (w/Nichole Perkins)

    Writer and Frasier superfan Nichole Perkins joins host Sandy Allen to dive deep into the narcissistic world of Dr. Frasier Crane, the radio psychiatrist who needed his own psychiatrist.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Killing Eve (w/Sarah Kay)

    Killing Eve (w/Sarah Kay)

    Sandy Allen and Sarah Kay break down what TV's hottest show about murder tells us about empathy and psychopathy.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Dawson’s Creek (w/Esmé Weijun Wang)

    Dawson’s Creek (w/Esmé Weijun Wang)

    Writer Esmé Weijun Wang dives deep into the Dawson's Creek scene etched within her memory.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Fluffizillamon ,

Intelligent, Candid, Important

This show has honestly become part of my self-care routine. It consists of the remarkably thoughtful and compassionate host having smart and insightful conversations with their equally impressive guests. Every episode is simultaneously refreshing, reassuring, and exasperating. I’ve been recommending it to literally everyone I know.

sa_467 ,

fantastic!

this podcast is wildly intelligent, infectious, and wonderful to listen to, with each new episode adding new layers of thought provoking material. sandy is an incredible host and so articulate that it makes the conversations flow with ease. this show should be at the top of every syllabus covering mental health/madness/ability. i wish i could find a way to integrate it into my own courses so my students could be exposed to this important material, if even to see how different people do talented cultural critique. bravo and thank you.

Robbo! ,

Great first episode!

I could’ve listened to these intelligent women talk about BoJack Horseman for hours!

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