I am revisiting a podcast that I’ve reviewed before. Actually, it was the first podcast review I wrote. We’re All Mad Here, at the time, had only ten episodes when I talked about it back in August of 2017. Now, I’m listening to the episode that was posted Wednesday of this week, which is episode number 81. I wanted to take a minute to acknowledge how Rachel has grown as a host, and how the podcast has grown.
I’m very proud of how Rachel has evolved as a host. She’s always been well-spoken and articulate, and accurate with her information. Now, however, she seems to have an air of confidence about her that radiates through the audio. I’m not saying it wasn’t there before, all I’m saying is that it’s noticeable how comfortable she is behind the mic. She is willing to be open and personal; she is honest and shares her thoughts about the things she discusses. There is a personable quality in the podcast that allows readers to connect with what she says, and view things in a different light or context than what they may have been prior. The audio quality has improved, as well. Not at all to say that it was ever bad, so please do not misconstrue that. I imagine it’s hard to do something for 81 episodes and not have a change in audio quality, that’s all.
The podcast has covered topics from several different points of our history and from several different places across the world. Some episodes have been personal, some episodes have had guests. My favorite addition has been the dramatic readings, personally. There is coverage of more current topics (See episode 80, which addresses toxic masculinity and the APA). There have been episodes related to sports-related concussions (episode 44, Head Games). There are episodes about specific disorders, and even disappearances of people. Some of the things that have been covered have made me realize just how far psychology stretches into our day to day lives, whether we know it or not.
The podcast now has 173 ratings on iTunes, and has a perfect five stars. There are 16 Patrons donating on a per-episode basis, and there are almost a thousand followers on Twitter. The growth from August 2017 to now is phenomenal, and I am so thankful I have been here to see it.
We’re All Mad Here is available on just about every platform I have checked, including Stitcher, Podbean, and PlayerFM. You can also find We’re All Mad Here on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. I highly recommend becoming a Patron, but you can also make a one time donation through the website.
Rachel, you are doing amazing! Thank you so much for your time and dedication to the podcast, and for the passion you show for the mental health community. You’re helping in the fight against the stigma surrounding mental health, and that is amazing.