Mad Chat

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Season 1 of Mad Chat concludes with the one and only Tracy Clayton (living legend and former co-host of “Another Round”), who joins Sandy to defend a problematic fave holiday—Halloween. Along the way they talk costumes, pitfalls of being open a
“Sometimes I doubt your commitment to Sparkle Motion!” [This episode contains the brief sound of gun shots at 1:36] Sandy and educator, technologist and activist Jonah Bossewitch ring in spooky season with a discussion of the cult classic film
Halloween has a tendency to turn madness into a horror trope. We want to hear your most problematic Halloween/mental health stories! Email a voice memo (less than a minute pls!) to [email protected] 
“I am vengeance. I am the night. I am Batman.” Yassir Lester — comedian and writer/actor on Showtime’s Black Monday — joins Sandy to dissect the beautifully dark and twisted Saturday morning cartoon, Batman: The Animated Series. They discuss Ar
"I don’t know what to do with those tossed salads and scrambled eggs..." Writer, "Thirst Aid Kit" co-host, and Niles Crane super-fan Nichole Perkins joins host Sandy Allen to dissect the immensely popular sitcom, Frasier. They discuss the Crane
“There’s something about…the way you are…” [This episode contains the sound of brief gunshots at 4:35] Sandy chats with poet and “Sincerely, X” podcast host Sarah Kay about Killing Eve, the popular BBC series about the hunt for a supposedly psy
“It's a preposterous soap opera about a bunch of teenagers who talk too much." Host Sandy Allen is joined by writer Esmé Weijun Wang (author of ‘The Collected Schizophrenias’) to chat about Dawson’s Creek. Join Sandy on Thursday, August 1st at
Tell your children! Host Sandy Allen is joined by reporter Amanda Chicago Lewis (Rolling Stone's cannabis columnist) to discuss Reefer Madness — the old movie, the less old spoof movie musical, a recent scientifically spurious but appallingly p
“Your father is dead and my pot roast is ruined.” Hearing Voices movement activist, speaker, and rabbi-in-training Caroline Mazel-Carlton joins host Sandy Allen to discuss the seminal TV show Six Feet Under, how the characters respond to the vo
"She's so broken inside!" "The situation's a lot more nuanced than that?" Writer Meredith Talusan joins host Sandy Allen to talk about Crazy-Ex Girlfriend, how the show depicts mental illness and antidepressants, the Philippines versus America,
“Are you responsible for the dysfunction of others? Spoiler alert: you’re not!” Writer Hannah Giorgis joins host Sandy Allen to talk about their favorite cartoon about an alcoholic horse. Next episode of #madchatshow is in three weeks, but in t
Coming in May--Mad Chat, a podcast where we unpack what our pop culture is telling us about madness and mental health. Hosted by Sandy Allen, author of A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise: A True Story About Schizophrenia. Follow @madchatshow on Twit
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