175 episodes

Interviews on personal experiences of "madness" and extreme states of consciousness, bipolar, schizophrenia, psychosis, depression and more, from beyond conventional perspectives and mainstream treatments, as well as authors, advocates, and activists. Hosted by schizophrenia survivor Will Hall and broadcast on KBOO and Pacifica network FM stations.

Madness Radio Will Hall, Madness Radio

    • Alternative Health
    • 4.8, 79 Ratings

Interviews on personal experiences of "madness" and extreme states of consciousness, bipolar, schizophrenia, psychosis, depression and more, from beyond conventional perspectives and mainstream treatments, as well as authors, advocates, and activists. Hosted by schizophrenia survivor Will Hall and broadcast on KBOO and Pacifica network FM stations.

    Pandemic Story Time | The Iceling | Madness Radio

    Pandemic Story Time | The Iceling | Madness Radio

    You’re shut inside and it’s time for a children’s book! For this episode we’ve selected 1999’s The Iceling by Will Hall.

    • 30 min
    Awakening as a Medium | Jyl Ion | Madness Radio

    Awakening as a Medium | Jyl Ion | Madness Radio

    Jyl Ion hears voices, but she refuses to view these non-ordinary experiences as a sign of mental illness. Instead Jyl came off 16 years of multiple toxic medications, talks to her ancestor spirits and has reclaimed access to unsanctioned knowledge. She struggled through the aftermath of sexual violence and was bedridden for two years of […]

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Breathwork for Bipolar and Psychosis | Sean Blackwell | Madness Radio

    Breathwork for Bipolar and Psychosis | Sean Blackwell | Madness Radio

    Do bipolar and psychosis have a healing potential blocked by suppression, medications, and avoidance? What if we could help people safely and intentionally explore, express, and understand these frightening states? Can breathwork ceremonies open the doors of perception like psychedelics — but without the drugs or risks? Are journeys into altered states too dangerous for […]

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Decolonizing Early Psychosis | Rachel Jane Liebert | Madness Radio

    Decolonizing Early Psychosis | Rachel Jane Liebert | Madness Radio

    Do early psychosis programs serve healing – or function as surveillance and control? Are treatments for paranoia actually themselves forms of paranoia, based on scientific racism and white supremacy? By defining and enforcing “normal” does psychiatry wage a war on the imagination? Rachel Jane Liebert is a multi-media artist and Critical Psychology senior lecturer at […]

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ayahuasca Psychosis and Spiritual Awakening | Martha Sneyd | Madness Radio

    Ayahuasca Psychosis and Spiritual Awakening | Martha Sneyd | Madness Radio

    After taking the psychedelic drug ayahuasca Martha Sneyd went into an extended altered state diagnosed as psychotic. Her terrifying ordeal ignited a spiritual initiation that eventually brought gifts of awakening, insight, and compassion. How did Martha emerge from her ecstatic journey through a mythic, archetypal world to become an advocate and teacher? What lessons can […]

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Dignity and Humiliation | Evelin Lindner | Madness Radio

    Dignity and Humiliation | Evelin Lindner | Madness Radio

    What is at the root of world violence? How does psychiatry re-create dynamics of humiliation and shame that drive people crazy? Is there a just and equitable way out of the spirals of attack and counterattack tearing humanity apart? Evelin Lindner was nominated 3 times for the Nobel Peace Prize for her work internationally to […]

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
79 Ratings

79 Ratings

Andersonstag ,

Dr. Phil for psychology

Dear Will Hall,

Thank you for this earnest, and sensitive podcast. I especially enjoyed your interview with Olga Runcimann. Though you have taken a break - well earned - for a niche podcast you have merited much gratitude.

My mum @Rossa Forbes was a blogger on MIA, and when she stopped I felt disconnected and no way to fill that hole. I think you have shown that meaningful conversations can be had beyond Frazier Crane style pop psychology for general interest and general education.

Many of us have not, will not “grow up” quick enough to catch the likes of your interests, but as between Religious podcasts which edify but narrow the mind, we’re without a guide.

I “work” within a Clubhouse International framework for people with mental illness and as everywhere in America we suffer from an undersupply of intelligent and willful leadership but if we would carefully quiet the chatter and listen to voices like yours, there is hope.

Stephen

Laren Corrin ,

The truth-beyond the absurdity of the system

Will Hall and Madness Radio allowed me to survive the narrow minded messages of graduate clinical mental health studies. This should be required listening for any mental health training program. Will is an awesome advocate for choice, wellness, and accepting who we are in infinite variety. If you want help to bust out of your box this is the show for you. I was bummed to run out of new episodes having listened to every one on iTunes back to March 2006. Phew, there is another whole year of episodes available on the Madness Radio website.

Isaac Fuh ,

Critical 'Alternative' Perspective

Will Hall's podcast gives voice to those whose voices have been supressed by mainstream psychiatry. Hours of first-hand accounts from psychiatric survivors on how they successfully went off psychiatric meds, learned to turn their voices into assets instead of crippling burdens, and how they found community in friendship on their journeys to leading happy, meaningful lives. A must-listen!

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