Audio Podcasts

Dec. 21, 2017

Anti-Psychiatry and Medical Language Models, Bipolar Style

John Emotions discusses a brief Twitter encounter with the anti-psychiatry crowd and the problems with excluding legitimate voices from the mental health conversation by limiting the way people talk, and the words they use. Recorded live from the old...

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Nov. 27, 2017

Bipolar Disorder Vs. Borderline Personality Disorder

John Emotions rants about the confusion surrounding Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder, particularly mislabeling the initials #BD and #BPD. John explains that "bipolar" is one word, like bicycle or universe. John then metaphorically...

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Nov. 13, 2017

Mental Health Holiday Survival Guide, Bipolar Style

John Emotions reveals a few of the things that help keep him balanced through the holidays; routines, volunteering, and healthy distractions. Join us on Twitter @BipolarStyle #bipolarstyle for mental health chats throughout the season. --- Send...

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Nov. 1, 2017

That B-Word meets Bipolar Style; Mental Health Podcasters Unite!

John Emotions welcomes Becky, from "That B-Word" podcast as they discuss their motivations for starting their respective shows, and how things are progressing. We touch on stigma, why our particular identities are somewhat anonymous, and the...

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Oct. 23, 2017

Postpartum Bipolar Disorder with Dyane Harwood

John and Dyane discuss her new book, "Birth of a New Brain," about Postpartum Bipolar Disorder. They discuss what the condition is, how Dyane experienced it, and how the book came to be. They also talk a little about their …

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Oct. 17, 2017

Bipolar filmmaker Jason Bee talks about "Donovan," the movie.

John Emotions and Jason Bee talk about Jason's new feature film "Donovan," and what it's like to be a productive bipolar person. Jason also shares the story of his learning about his bipolar and how it affected his life. Follow …

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Oct. 9, 2017

Rebranding "bipolar" one podcast at a time.

John and Fiona talk about building a better podcast for bipolar people, including the factors involved in selecting a platform for the social media activities. John wonders how to reach more women and people of color struggling with mental health...

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Oct. 3, 2017

Bipolar is an emotional condition, not a behavioral one.

The planned topic got bumped due to another mass shooting in America. Tonight, John talks about bipolar and how people perceive those with mental illnesses as dangerous. But, are ALL mental disorders dangerous to others? Are they "dis" orders at …

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Sept. 29, 2017

So Happy It's Thursday ... Updates on new stuff

John Emotions provides updates on upcoming guests, podcast intros and how things are going on this fine autumn evening. If you're feeling down, please use the support resources on our site. --- Send comments to or leave a...

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Sept. 26, 2017

Imbalance? Define "balanced."

Lots of American footballers took a knee this weekend to protest the racist police state. The racist president made it worse, as usual. John Emotions riffs on the importance of protest, even to disabled people. Has anyone ever snitched on …

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Sept. 19, 2017

Bipolar Style | John Emotions on Being Shut Out

John Emotions rants about how his family abandoned him, even after they all learned of his bipolar. Also, addresses how society harnesses bipolar people when they're manic, but discards them when they get depressed. Day ends on an up note …

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Sept. 4, 2017

NEW | Bipolar Style™ | Intro Music

I took some music from my long time bro, Ray, and laid some audio clips from old-timey media to give an overwhelming sense of fun-loving chaos. This is not an actual podcast - just the intro music. --- Send comments …

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