- 3 years ago
Thousands of people read Thomas Violence's tweets every day - funny, cutting, and sometimes a live feed into the hectic mind of someone with rapid-cycling Bipolar Type 1 Disorder. The man behind the Twitter account is Benjamin McLeay: web developer by day, member of Brisbane bands The Keepaways and Dogbauu by night, and tweeting at all times. We talk about making plans when you can't plan your moods, ideal jobs, and how depressive periods would be luxurious and restful if only you weren't depressed. Ben (or, Thomas?) tells me how Twitter has helped him find people who understand his bipolar, and how live gigs suit mania. Also: hot takes on The Interview, Lost, the Japanese flag, and other assorted nonsense. If you've never understood Twitter, this episode may help you out.