The first series of Mental Ideas broadcasted on RTHK Radio 3 in 2020 as a weekly strand of the 123 Show. Presenter Sadie Kaye explores creative approaches to mental health over 12 episodes with an eclectic mix of local and international guests, including Depressed Humorist Larry Feign, Agitated Air Stewardess Florence Wong, Psychopathic Actor Philippe Joly, Bipolar VR Dance-Maker Eugenia Kim, Depressed Banker Christina Yung, Anxious Showman Mat Ricardo, Trollywood Actor Dan Davies, Messy Filmmaker Raffaello Degruttola and special guest Jackie Chan!!! (No, not that one.) The mental music was composed by Nick Samuel and the series exec produced by the legendary Noreen Mir.
In 2020 the Mental Ideas Podcast was nominated by the UK Association for International Broadcasting for a 2020 AIB Award in the Factual Podcast category. The Mental Ideas Podcast will return to the air in 2021! S2 is already in production and will feature exciting new voices and a couple of returning eccentrics from the first series: full details TBA soon!