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Bryony Gordon's Mad World

By The Telegraph  

Intimate conversations about mental health during unprecedented times. From household names to nurses on the frontline. Because even when you’re isolating - you are not alone.

Intimate conversations about mental health during unprecedented times. From household names to nurses on the frontline. Because even when you’re isolating - you are not alone.

 

#31

Jane Gordon

Jane Gordon is a celebrated journalist and author, and she's also... Bryony's mum. She talks to Bryony about surviving lockdown onher own, why life drawing keeps her feeling young and the importance of making time to call your loved ones. And in proof that all parents are as embarrassing as each other, she manages to fit in a fair bit of that too. Jane Gordon -The day I realised I was living a lie - and wasn't immune to the ageing process: [https://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/life/day-realised-living-lie-wasnt-immune-ageing-process/] (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/life/day-realised-living-lie-wasnt-immune-ageing-process/) ‘How Not To Get Old: One Woman's Quest to Take Control of the Ageing Process’ by Jane Gordon is out now (Trapeze, £16.99 in hardback; also available in audio and ebook) Follow Jane on Instagram: @janegordon5100 Watch Bryony in Conspiracy theories, panic buying and scapegoats: what coronavirus tells us about human behaviour here [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8KJlsVihI4&feature=emb_logo] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8KJlsVihI4&feature=emb_logo) Check out the Telegraph's You Are Not Alone page for stories of support, optimism andsocialconnectivity during the pandemic: [https://www.telegraph.co.uk/you-are-not-alone/] (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/you-are-not-alone/) We're giving all of the wonderful staff on the NHS a free, six-month digital subscription to the Telegraph. Just email [NHS@telegraph.co.uk] (mailto:NHS@telegraph.co.uk) from your NHS email address. For everyone else, get 7 days' free: [www.telegraph.co.uk/madworld] (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/madworld) ... Read more

09 May 2020

27 MINS

27:35

09 May 2020


#30

Jessica Ennis-Hill

Getting to the end of some days in lockdown can feel like an Olympic effort, even for gold medallist Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill. She tells Bryony why the lockdown could help more people realise thateven the smallest forms of exercisestillcount, why it'sokay to live in lycra, andhow even she struggles to get out of bed sometimes. Jessica's fitness app, [@wearejennis] (https://bit.ly/2KPFLmr) , also posts short workouts on their Instagram page. Watch Bryony in Conspiracy theories, panic buying and scapegoats: what coronavirus tells us about human behaviour [here] (https://bit.ly/2yhnOKY) . Check out the Telegraph's [You Are Not Alone] (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/you-are-not-alone/) page for stories of support, optimism and socialconnectivity during the pandemic. We're giving all of the wonderful staff on the NHS a free, six-month digital subscription to the Telegraph. Just email [NHS@telegraph.co.uk] (mailto:NHS@telegraph.co.uk) from your NHS email address. For everyone else, get 7 days' free [here] (https://bit.ly/3eNoJDo) . ... Read more

02 May 2020

31 MINS

31:08

02 May 2020


#29

Donna Lancaster

Therapist Donna Lancaster helps people come to terms with loss. She tells Bryony why it's okay to be mourning your old way of lifeand why she's running grief workshops to help people cope. Donna shares some of those tips with us, but says there's one battle she's yet to conquer - not eating a packet of Rolos in one sitting. For information about Donna's griefevents, follow [@thebridgeretreat] (https://bit.ly/2VU4U4L) on Instagram. If you have Amazon Prime, you can watch the documentary about the Bridge Retreat that Donna mentions by searching for 'Love(d)'. Check out the Telegraph's [You Are Not Alone] (https://bit.ly/2xWZVIj) page for stories of support, optimism and socialconnectivity during the pandemic. We're giving all of the wonderful staff on the NHS a free, six-month digital subscription to the Telegraph. Just email [NHS@telegraph.co.uk] (mailto:NHS@telegraph.co.uk) from your NHS email address. For everyone else, get 7 days' free [here] (https://bit.ly/3eNoJDo) . ... Read more

25 Apr 2020

34 MINS

34:28

25 Apr 2020


#28

Daisy May Cooper

Actress Daisy May Cooper is taking the time to reflect on a busy year. After the third series of her hit show, This Country recently came to an end, she foundherself facing the loss of a close friend. She tells Bryony why lockdown has brought her some much needed time to grieve. Plus, Daisy opens up about how growing up in poverty pushed her towards success, and why she'll be celebrating when nurseriesreopen. To find out more or seek help around hoarding: [https://www.helpforhoarders.co.uk/] (https://www.helpforhoarders.co.uk/) Check out the Telegraph's You Are Not Alone page for stories of support, optimism and socialconnectivity during the pandemic: [https://www.telegraph.co.uk/you-are-not-alone/] (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/you-are-not-alone/) We're giving all of the wonderful staff on the NHS a free, six-month digital subscription to the Telegraph. Just email [NHS@telegraph.co.uk] (mailto:NHS@telegraph.co.uk) from your NHS email address. For everyone else, get 30 days' free: [www.telegraph.co.uk/madworld] (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/madworld) ... Read more

18 Apr 2020

33 MINS

33:18

18 Apr 2020


#27

Nadiya Hussain

Bake-off star, Nadiya Hussain is learning that it's okay not to be okay. But social isolation isn't always easy for those who suffer with anxiety, and Nadiya tells Bryony Gordon why she's struggling in lockdown. She opens up about the "hamster wheel" in her head, why she wishes she could live in the present and what she's most looking forward to at the end of it all. Read more about Nadiya's relationship with anxiety: [https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/04/10/nadiya-hussain-battle-anxiety-coronavirus-crisis/] (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/04/10/nadiya-hussain-battle-anxiety-coronavirus-crisis/) Get 30 days' free access to the Telegraph: [https://www.telegraph.co.uk/madworld] (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/madworld) ... Read more

10 Apr 2020

24 MINS

24:10

10 Apr 2020


#26

Katy and Natalie

Infection prevention nurse Natalie Mounter and mental health nurse Katy Lowe know what it's like to face a pandemic. In the first episode of this brand new mini-series of Mad World, they tell Bryony Gordon how working in Sierra Leone during the 2014 Ebola outbreak taught them the importance of team support,avoiding burnout and why they feel the burden of being 'superheroes'. Read more from Bryony: [https://bit.ly/2X6zXwj] (https://bit.ly/2X6zXwj) Get 30 days' free access to the Telegraph: [https://www.telegraph.co.uk/madworld] (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/madworld) ... Read more

04 Apr 2020

33 MINS

33:45

04 Apr 2020


#25

Series Three: Isolated but not alone

Since the last series, the world really has become a bit… mad. Bryony Gordon returns for a mini series to help guide you through these unprecedented times. She'll sit down with household names, frontline healthcare workers and mental health staff to remind you that even when you’re isolating, you are not alone. Expect honesty, practical advice and maybe even a little bit of cheer. ... Read more

02 Apr 2020

01 MINS

01:18

02 Apr 2020


#24

Introducing: If I Can Do It, with Mel B

To mark the New Year, we wanted to give you a taster of our newest podcast. It’s called If I Can Do It - and if you liked Mad World, we think you’ll like this too. In each episode, Bryony talks to someone whose life-story can put a bit of spring in your step. From an Oscar-winning filmmaker to a feminist icon-in-the-making - these are people who have overcome big obstacles on the road to success, and who have some powerful advice to share with the rest of us. Up first is Mel B. In this intimate conversation, she talks Bryony through the relationship which swallowed the past decade of her life, how she finally escaped it, and what we can all do to look after ourselves in times of trouble. ----- If you or anyone you know by the issues raised in the episode, please contact: Women’s Aid w: https://www.womensaid.org.uk/ t: 0808 2000 247 --------  To hear future episodes, search ‘If I Can Do It’ in your preferred podcast app, or via the links below: Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2VnSl0q Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2QlasQM Pocket Casts: https://pca.st/xev3 Radio Public: https://radiopublic.com/if-i-can-do-it-6VdRp9 ... Read more

04 Jan 2019

36 MINS

36:18

04 Jan 2019


#23

Scarlett Curtis

Writer and feminist activist Scarlett Curtis speaks to Bryony Gordon in this special World Mental Health Day edition of the show. Scarlett opens up about her struggles with PTSD following major surgery, and how both her writing and her activist work help her cope with her own mental health on a day-to-day basis. Caution advised: strong language throughout. Visit www.telegraph.co.uk/madworld for more. ... Read more

10 Oct 2018

41 MINS

41:24

10 Oct 2018


#22

Poppy Jaman

CAUTION ADVISED - STRONG LANGUAGE. CEO and founding member of Mental Health First Aid England, Poppy Jaman OBEspeaks to the Telegraph’s Bryony Gordon in the tenth and final episode of the second series of Mad World, where she interviews guests about their mental health experiences.Poppy details her struggles with prejudice and racism growing up in Portsmouth in the 80s, and how these experiences spurred her on in both life and career. ... Read more

11 Apr 2018

42 MINS

42:17

11 Apr 2018


#21

Melissa Hemsley

CAUTION ADVISED - STRONG LANGUAGE. Cook and food writer, Melissa Hemsley,speaks to the Telegraph’s Bryony Gordon in the ninth episode of the brand new series of Mad World, where she interviews guests about their mental health experiences.Melissadiscusses how she's been dealing with her father's death from cancer three years ago, as well as how she manages her own relationship with food, having struggled with it in her pre-teenage years. ... Read more

04 Apr 2018

48 MINS

48:13

04 Apr 2018