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The Mozart Effect

A podcast by Mostly Mad Music with Esther Pavel-Wood.

Welcome to a fascinating world of mental health and the arts. As the founder of a charity which explores the relationship between mental health and music, I have come to realise that the arts impacts almost every aspect of who we are, how we think and what we do. On The Mozart Effect, I cover music, the arts and their intersection with health and well-being, mental illness, creativity, mood, memory, identity, faith, social change and revolution. I will be talking to musicians, artists and writers as well as therapists, activists, social commentators, academics and people with lived experience.

Recent Episodes

The confessional: narrative therapy, Sylvia Plath and the emergence of “my truth”.September 06, 2021 Episode artwork The News, empathy and vicarious trauma.August 23, 2021 Episode artwork Transcending identity politics: music and mental illness.August 09, 2021 Episode artwork The Romantic Era, the tortured artist and loneliness: Wordsworth, Poe, Coleridge and Baudelaire.July 26, 2021 Episode artwork The science behind binge listening - why can’t I stop listening to that song? Live interactive discussion with peers.July 12, 2021 Episode artwork Mysticism, mind, music and psychiatry: Allen Higginbottom, lived experience of schizophrenia.July 05, 2021 Episode artwork Instagram as the new World Health Organisation: Mary Mangia & Jayne Jaramillo (co-founders Collective View).June 28, 2021 Episode artwork Big Tech, creativity, mental health and music: Maxton Hunter, producer, songwriter, instrumentalist and podcast host.June 21, 2021 Episode artwork Nigeria to Canada - identity, faith, music and mental health: Sonia Orlu, politics and culture commentator.June 14, 2021 Episode artwork Creativity and the art of loneliness: Female writers - Susan Sontag to Virginia Woolf.June 07, 2021 Episode artwork Music, identity and mental health: Associate Professor Genevieve Dingle PhD, University of Queensland.May 31, 2021 Episode artwork Martial arts, music and mental illness: Peter O’Shea, youth coach, lived experience of PTSD May 24, 2021 Episode artwork Nature, mental health and music: Tarika Powell, environmental policy expert, activist, mental health advocate.May 17, 2021 Episode artwork A Tibetan refugee school, music and wellbeing: Dr James Williams PhD, University Derby UKMay 10, 2021 Episode artwork The science of sad music - why do we crave it so much: Dr Sandra Garrido PhD, MARCS Institute, UWSYDMay 03, 2021 Episode artwork Mental health and the songwriting process: mental health advocates and UK indie band “In Earnest”.April 25, 2021 Episode artwork Music as a mood regulator: panic attack and anxiety management.April 19, 2021 Episode artwork Heavy metal music, antisocial behaviour and mental health: Dr Kate Quinn, co-founder of Heavy Metal Therapy.April 11, 2021 Episode artwork Creativity and the reality spectrum.April 04, 2021 Episode artwork TrailerMarch 29, 2021 Episode artwork