Good Reading Podcast

Good Reading Podcast

Good Reading Magazine

Book talk and author interviews aimed at helping you discover your next favourite read, presented by Good Reading Magazine.

Categories: Arts

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Psychiatry registrar Doctor Hannah Wright, a country girl with a chaotic history, thought she had seen it all in the emergency room. But that was nothing compared to the psychiatric ward at Menzies Hospital. Hannah must learn on the job in a strained medical system, as she and her fellow trainees deal with the common and the bizarre, the hilarious and the tragic, the treatable and the confronting. Every day brings new patients: Chloe, who has a life-threatening eating disorder; Sian, suffering postpartum psychosis and fighting to keep her baby; and Xavier, the MP whose suicide attempt has an explosive story behind it. All the while, Hannah is trying to figure out herself.

In this episode Gregory Dobbs talks to Anne Buist and Graeme Simsion about the importance of shining a light on the frontline of mental health through fiction, exploring the challenges of illness and treatment for both patients and professionals, and giving a voice to the spectrum of people dealing with mental illness.

Previous episodes

  • 328 - Anne Buist and Graeme Simsion on a mental health story of heart and humour, 'The Glass House' 
    Thu, 18 Apr 2024
  • 327 - Kathy Lette on getting the better of the patriarchy in 'The Revenge Club' 
    Tue, 09 Apr 2024
  • 326 - Dr Vanessa Pirotta dives into the mysterious world of whales in 'Humpback Highway' 
    Thu, 04 Apr 2024
  • 325 - Sydel Sierra on the power of cryptocurrencies and how to invest the right way in, 'All Time High' 
    Sun, 24 Mar 2024
  • 324 - Candice Fox on disrupting the hero trope in her latest thriller, 'Devil's Kitchen' 
    Sat, 23 Mar 2024
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