175 episodes

Interviews on personal experiences of "madness" and extreme states of consciousness, bipolar, schizophrenia, psychosis, depression and more, from outside conventional perspectives and mainstream treatments, as well as discussions with authors, advocates, scientists, and activists. What does it mean to be called "crazy" in a crazy world? Hosted by schizophrenia survivor Will Hall. www.madnessradio.net www.outsidementalhealth.com

Madness Radio Will Hall, Madness Radio

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 96 Ratings

Interviews on personal experiences of "madness" and extreme states of consciousness, bipolar, schizophrenia, psychosis, depression and more, from outside conventional perspectives and mainstream treatments, as well as discussions with authors, advocates, scientists, and activists. What does it mean to be called "crazy" in a crazy world? Hosted by schizophrenia survivor Will Hall. www.madnessradio.net www.outsidementalhealth.com

    Crazy or Religious? | Alison Smith | Madness Radio

    Crazy or Religious? | Alison Smith | Madness Radio

    Does hearing God’s voice make you mentally ill? Will psychiatry help you cope with grief and rejection – or make things worse? After a distressing romantic breakup Alison Smith went to her college clinic for help – and was locked up, drugged, and labeled psychotic. Positive and mysterious voices – including visions of Jesus – […]

    • 1 hr 14 min
    UCSF Grand Rounds | Dina Tyler | Madness Radio

    UCSF Grand Rounds | Dina Tyler | Madness Radio

    Dina Tyler’s FANTASTIC, heartful, brilliant December 2023 Grand Rounds talk at UCSF Medical School, “Improving Outcomes for Psychosis: Psychiatric Survivor and Critical Psychiatry Perspectives.” Also available as a video. (Transcript) (Slides from talk) (58 min) www.dinatyler.com

    • 1 hr 12 min
    A Ten Day Voyage | R.D. Laing Politics of Experience Audiobook | Madness Radio

    A Ten Day Voyage | R.D. Laing Politics of Experience Audiobook | Madness Radio

    Audiobook mp3 of Chapter 7 “A Ten Day Voyage”, from The Politics of Experience and the Bird of Paradise, by R.D. Laing, read by Will Hall. Full book .mp3 (cntrl/rtclck save as to download): http://www.madnessradio.net/audio-extra/RDLaingPoliticsOfExperienceLaingAudiobookFULL.mp3 Full book as chapters on this YouTube playlist: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMya78GAdrpxtOjEayvMp1lC88ce21kUb Individual chapters as .mp3 (ctrl/rtclick to save as): http://www.madnessradio.net/audio-extra/RDLaingPoliticsOfExperienceLaingAudiobookCh1.mp3 http://www.madnessradio.net/audio-extra/RDLaingPoliticsOfExperienceLaingAudiobookCh2.mp3 http://www.madnessradio.net/audio-extra/RDLaingPoliticsOfExperienceLaingAudiobookCh3.mp3 […]

    • 33 min
    Abolition Is Disability Justice | Tina Minkowitz | Madness Radio

    Abolition Is Disability Justice | Tina Minkowitz | Madness Radio

    Why are assault, kidnapping, and torture illegal – unless you have a psychiatric diagnosis? Is psychiatry’s legal double standard unjust in the same way a double standard would be for being female or Black? Should equal rights for the disabled also mean equal rights for mad people –  because society sees us as disabled? Does […]

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Abolish Psy? | Craig Newnes | Madness Radio

    Abolish Psy? | Craig Newnes | Madness Radio

    Are psychotherapy’s assumptions completely misguided? What is really at stake in the research and practice of psychology? Is it possible to take a step back and see “psy” for what it is? Craig Newnes is a Jewish dad, grandad, musician, writer, and former director of one of the UK’s largest NHS Psychological Therapies Directorates, and […]

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Flight From Trauma | Paris Williams | Madness Radio

    Flight From Trauma | Paris Williams | Madness Radio

    How does the terror of child abuse inspire the heights of spiritual awakening? Are risky behaviors with drugs and extreme sports also a search towards healing? Co-hosts Dina Tyler and Will Hall talk with Paris Williams, who has a PhD in clinical psychology and went through his own experience of extreme states and madness. Paris […]

    • 1 hr 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
96 Ratings

96 Ratings

Ccwhi ,

Impressed

Sincere, genuine, and eye opening. I feel like this podcast helps moves society in the right direction one listener at a time. Thanks Will Hall.

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.

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