Mad Conversations

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Mad Conversations is a podcast about contemporary issues affecting the mad community. Each episode features a casual conversation between people who have lived experience of mental distress / illness, about key issues affecting their day to day lives.

Mad Conversations is a @madcovid production which will continue and build on the conversations and personal testimonies featured in our Mad Covid Diaries and Voices projects. Through the podcast we will take a broader approach, beyond COVID19, featuring discussions on other contemporary issues including intersectionality, race, diagnosis, sexuality, politics and much more. Our aim is the same as it’s always been: to centre the voices and experiences of those who have not been heard.

If you have any suggestions for topics or guests you’d like to hear, or if you would like to be a guest on the podcast, let us know by sending an email to

Check out our most recent episodes:

OCD through coronavirus Mad Conversations

Welcome to our conversation on OCD, with Jo Edge , Hattie Porter and Max Hawker discussing compulsions, the impacts of coronavirus on their lives. As a warning, this episode includes discussions of death, infanticide, self harm, and sexual abuse. Max's book, "Rory Hobble and the Voyage to Haligogen" is availble for pre-order here, and Hatties blogs are available here.  Find more from us at, follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @MadCovid  Music is Slow Granite by Clipdad 
  1. OCD through coronavirus
  2. Survivor History
  3. Diarist interview: Sunitha
  4. Black Lives Matter
  5. BPD and EUPD

Will Mountford

Will lives in Bristol, and has a beard and wears glasses, therefore he makes podcasts. Will produces and edits the podcast, as well as helping to host sometimes too.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. We ask that you seek our permission before you use any of our material – this includes researchers who want to harvest our data for analysis!

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