Bryony Gordon's Mad World Podcast: Addiction Awareness Week Special
The award-winning podcast series Bryony Gordon's Mad World make a return this month.
Forward Trust Ambassador Bryony Gordon's Mad World series returns, with a focus on addiction which will run daily from October 18th- 23rd to coincide with Addiction Awareness Week. The intimate conversations around getting unwell and getting better shine a spotlight on the importance of openness around mental health.
High profile guests include Nile Rodgers, Davinia Taylor, Camilla Tominey, and Hayley, a recovering addict who gives a fascinating insight into her personal experience of gambling addiction.
The first guest, Nile Rodgers, opens up about growing up around addiction, the shocking moment he came back to life as doctors were filling out his death certificate, and the challenge of finally getting sober.
Discussing his first encounters with drugs, Nile said: “I was around drugs and addiction my entire life. Some of my earliest memories when I became self-aware was hearing the word junkie, and I didn't even know what that meant. It actually sounded sort of romantic in a way...I thought it was just people who hoarded junk... it took a while before I learnt that junkies were heroin addicts, and also that a lot of the junkies around that were in my life also were dying at a higher rate than just regular people.”
Following the launch of Mad World in 2017 Bryony Gordon won the ‘Making a Difference’ award from mental health charity, Mind, as well as ‘Campaign of the Year’ at the British Journalism Awards for challenging stereotypes and showing that mental illness knows no boundaries.
See below for the first Podcast with Nile Rodgers, or visit the Podcast site here, and be sure to check back every day during Addiction Awareness Week, 18th-24th October 2021.