Mad Chat

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A podcast where we unpack what our pop culture is telling us about madness and mental health. Hosted by Sandy Allen. New episode every three weeks.

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Killing Eve (w/Sarah Kay)

August 15th, 2019


“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” …

Dawson’s Creek (w/Esmé Weijun Wang)

July 25th, 2019


“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 …

Reefer Madness (w/Amanda Chicago Lewis)

July 3rd, 2019


Tell your children! 

Host Sandy Allen is joined by reporter Amanda Chicago Lewis (Rolling Stone's cannabis columnist) to discuss Reefer Madness — the …

Six Feet Under (w/Caroline Mazel-Carlton)

June 13th, 2019


“Your father is dead and my pot roast is ruined.” 

Hearing Voices movement activist, speaker, and rabbi-in-training Caroline Mazel-Carlton joins host …

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (w/Meredith Talusan)

May 23rd, 2019


"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 …

BoJack Horseman (w/Hannah Giorgis)

May 2nd, 2019


“Are you responsible for the dysfunction of others? Spoiler alert: you’re not!” 

Writer Hannah Giorgis joins host Sandy Allen to talk about their …

It's time we had a chat...

April 28th, 2019


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 …

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