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.
Medication Withdrawal | Adele Framer | Madness Radio
Survivingantidepressants.org is one of the leading and longest running communities of mutual and and peer self-help around psychiatric drug withdrawal. Adele Framer – alto strata – founded the site in 2011 and shares her experience and learning on supporting people coming off antidepressants, mood stabilizers, antipsychotics, benzodiazepines and other medications, including the emerging field of […]
Oddball Magazine w/ Will Hall | Jason Wright | Madness Radio
In this guest podcast, Jason Wright of Oddball Magazine sits down with Madness Radio host Will Hall, author of the Harm Reduction Guide to Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs, to discuss mental health abolition, harm reduction, democratic socialism, and more in a far ranging conversation. You may have noticed the world is falling apart, time to […]
A Little Crazy – Show Me All Your Scars | Susie Meserve | Madness Radio
At the Madness Radio book launch a few years ago writer and poet Susie Meserve read her creative nonfiction essay “A Little Crazy,” included in the anthology Show Me All Your Scars: True Stories of Living With Mental Illness and featuring an intimate (and not entirely flattering) portrait of her boyfriend at the time in […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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!