A show about clinical depression...with laughs? Well, yeah. Depression is an incredibly common and isolating disease experienced by millions, yet often stigmatized by society. The Hilarious World of Depression is a series of frank, moving, and, yes, funny conversations with top comedians who have dealt with this disease, hosted by veteran humorist and public radio host John Moe. Join guests such as Maria Bamford, Paul F. Tompkins, Andy Richter, and Jen Kirkman to learn how they’ve dealt with depression and managed to laugh along the way. If you have not met the disease personally, it’s almost certain that someone you know has, whether it’s a friend, family member, colleague, or neighbor. Depression is a vicious cycle of solitude and stigma that leaves people miserable and sometimes dead. Frankly, we’re not going to put up with that anymore. The Hilarious World of Depression is not medical treatment and should not be seen as a substitute for therapy or medication. But it is a chance to gain some insight, have a few laughs, and realize that people with depression are not alone and that together, we can all feel a bit better. American Public Media and HealthPartners’ Make It Okay campaign are committed to breaking the stigma around mental health.


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Check-Ups on Gary Gulman, Linda Holmes, Janelle James, and “Steve.” Plus, Sock Opportunities 2018-12-03
Aparna Nancherla Is Having a Harder Time Doing Something She’s Great At 2018-11-26
John Ross Bowie and Jamie Denbo Don’t Need Your Suggestions For Their Life Improv 2018-11-19
Adventures in Therapy 2018-11-12
Guy Branum Goes to Minnesota, Gets Good Internet, Finds Self 2018-11-05
The Hilarious NIGHT of Depression 2018-10-29
Words: Am We Uses Them Good At Mental Health? 2018-10-22
Scott Thompson Keeps Getting Back Up Again 2018-10-15
Chris Gethard Does Not Avoid the Collision 2018-10-08
Figuring Out Regular Adolescent Behavior vs. Alarming Disorder with Jen Kirkman 2018-10-01
Neko Case Leaves Bad Places, Goes to Better Places 2018-09-24
Your Amazing Therapeutic Jukebox 2018-09-17
Mortified’s Dave Nadelberg Presents Your Shame Live On Stage 2018-09-10
Open Mike Eagle Goes Outside And Meets People 2018-09-04
Impostor Syndrome: True Tales, Tricks, and Tactics for When You’re Feeling Fraudulent 2018-08-27
Thom Tran Is a Regular Standup Comic Except for the Part About Being Shot in the Head in Iraq 2018-08-20
Andrew Zimmern Wrecks His Life, Rebuilds His Life, and Eats Weird Food 2018-08-13
Special Episode: Mental Health First Aid and Lady Gaga’s Mom 2018-06-26
How to Get Help 2018-06-08
Highlights From A Hilarious Night of Depression 2018-03-05

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