The Bridge Podcast List
We all love a great podcast, and it seems there’s one for pretty much any topic under the sun: Relationships, Decorating, DIY, True Crime, Sleep, LEGO (with one click, I found 19 podcasts about LEGO). What a gift to have so many resources and entertainment at our fingertips. But much like that endless scroll through Netflix, how do you ultimately choose what to consume?
We’ve done some research for you.
The growing list of pods on the topic of Mental Health is robust, so here are a few that we hope you’ll connect with and enjoy.
Much of pop culture has shaped the way society views mental illness, and that representation is the focus of “Mad Chat,” hosted by Sandy Allen. Allen — who is trans and nonbinary and uses they/them pronouns — and their guests break down depictions of “neurodivergence,” a term to describe brains that function significantly differently from the prevailing societal standard of “normal,” in film, television and cultural traditions.
Comedian Paul Gilmartin hosts a weekly, hour-long audio podcast consisting of interviews with artists, friends and the occasional doctor. The show is geared towards anyone interested in or affected by depression, addiction and other mental challenges which are so prevalent in the creative arts. The biggest myth about mental illness is that you are alone and there is no help.
Why do we think more money, a better job, or Instagram-worthy vacations will make us happy? In “The Happiness Lab” podcast, Yale professor Dr Laurie Santos will take you through the latest scientific research and share some surprising and inspiring stories that will forever alter the way you think about happiness.
Wishing you well in your healing journey,