Bipolar Express is an irreverent roller coaster through the euphoric highs and debilitating lows of the bipolar mind. Produced and presented for RTHK by Bipolar HK founder Sadie Kaye, guests include Hong Kong’s leading expert on bipolar disorder, Dr. Barry Connell, local comics Reuben M Tuck and Josh Walters, and Hong Kong ballet star Kiki Wong.
Expect the unexpected in this quirky documentary, which RTHK Controller Hugh Chiverton praised as “funny, engaging and enlightening, really original – an enthralling piece.”
The doc was Highly Commended by the Association For International Broadcasting in the Radio Creative Feature category in 2015. In 2016 the doc received an award from RTHK. In 2019 our sequel As Bad As It Gets (about OCD) aired on RTHK. In April 2020 our new weekly podcast launched on RTHK. The Mental Ideas Podcast explores innovative approaches to tackling mental health in an entertaining, provocative and accessible way. In Nov 2020 the Mental Ideas Podcast was nominated by the Association for International Broadcasting for a 2020 AIB Award in the Factual Podcast category.
In 2019-2020 we helped co-produce a 90 min film Transference: A Bipolar Love Story with Mental Ideas & Contro Vento Films. The film was selected for and won awards and commendations at several international film festivals, including the New York Socially Relevant Film Festival and Anatolia Film Festival. It was released by 1091 Pictures Nov 10, 2020. We are also co-producing a series of short films depicting 6 mental health conditions in a quirky, art-house style through a blend of spoken word poetry, acting, music and dance, 6 Short Love Stories.
We also offer Bipolar Hongkongers arts, film and media opportunities via our creative collaborations with RTHK, Mental Ideas and HKIMHFF (Hong Kong International Mental Health Film Festival).
Mental Ideas Podcasts
Crazy – Mental Ideas Podcast
This is the last episode of the season so DON’T MISS IT!!! With new material and highlights from the studio interviews of the first series, Crazy is a cheeky little … Continue Reading Crazy – Mental Ideas Podcast
Money $ – Mental Ideas Podcast
On today’s show, Sadie Kaye talks dirty. Great big wads of dirty cash! You can’t use banknotes anywhere since the first wave peaked. Too dirty! Toilet paper is our cleanest … Continue Reading Money $ – Mental Ideas Podcast
The Unwellness Entrepreneur – Mental Ideas Podcast
In this week’s episode, Sadie Kaye coins a new catchphrase courtesy of inspirational wellness entrepreneur Ifat Hyndes and tests it out on a taxi driver. Showman Mat Ricardo talks about the power of acceptance … Continue Reading The Unwellness Entrepreneur – Mental Ideas Podcast
Trolls Anonymous – Mental Ideas Podcast
Showman Mat Ricardo reminisces about the time he was starting out as a street performer and a member of the public walked onto his pitch and took a dump. Left to … Continue Reading Trolls Anonymous – Mental Ideas Podcast
The Depressed Banker – Mental Ideas Podcast
Brace yourselves for another “slightly strange” (yeah…) episode of our Mental Ideas Podcast strand of RTHK‘s fantabulous 123 Show! This week Sadie’s guest is the multi-talented and inspirational Christina Yung! She banks. She … Continue Reading The Depressed Banker – Mental Ideas Podcast
Virtually Eugenia – Mental Ideas Podcast
Virtual Reality dance-maker Eugenia Kim joins host Sadie Kaye and explains how her bipolar disorder has fueled her creativity and inspired her latest VR film! It’s called Lithium Hindsight – and yes, it IS better … Continue Reading Virtually Eugenia – Mental Ideas Podcast
Death & The Frozen Tundra – Mental Ideas Podcast
A deadly podcast about Death by Anxious Showman Mat Ricardo is poignantly paired with American actor Dan Davies presenting the weather forecast… in Wisconsin. It may be Spring, but Winter is Coming… https://www.rthk.hk/radio/radio3/programme/1_2_3_show/episode/682507 … Continue Reading Death & The Frozen Tundra – Mental Ideas Podcast
The Criminal Sleepwalker – Mental Ideas Podcast
Mental Ideas Podcast host Sadie Kaye’s got a criminal record as long as your arm, but most of her heinous crimes were committed while she was in Nod. At least that’s what … Continue Reading The Criminal Sleepwalker – Mental Ideas Podcast
The Psychopathic Actor – Mental Ideas Podcast
Psychopathic actor and entrepreneur Philippe Joly attempts to explain why psychopaths make such great neighbors, CEOs and movie stars. But host Sadie Kaye‘s laughing so much about fake noses, it’s tricky at times to … Continue Reading The Psychopathic Actor – Mental Ideas Podcast
The Agitated Air Stewardess – Mental Ideas Podcast
One type of podcast guest that’s proved easy to secure in the midst of the COVID 19 pandemic is grounded airline cabin crew. Bipolar is a condition that’s often been … Continue Reading The Agitated Air Stewardess – Mental Ideas Podcast
A Bipolar Love Story – Mental Ideas Podcast
Episode 2 of our Mental Ideas Podcast broadcasted last Thursday (April 9, 2020) on RTHK Radio 3! Host Sadie Kaye is rewarded for all her bad work with the once-in-a-lifetime exclusive … Continue Reading A Bipolar Love Story – Mental Ideas Podcast
The Depressed Comedian – Mental Ideas Podcast
Episode 1 of our Mental Ideas Podcast launched on RTHK Radio 3 last Thursday (April 2, 2020) as a new weekly strand of the 123 Show! Depression. It’s no laughing matter. … Continue Reading The Depressed Comedian – Mental Ideas Podcast