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The Hilarious World of Depression

By American Public Media

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.

  1. 1.
    Your Amazing Therapeutic Jukebox17 September 2018
    54:28
  2. 2.
    Mortified's Dave Nadelberg Presents Your Shame Live On Stage10 September 2018
    41:06
  3. 3.
    Open Mike Eagle Goes Outside And Meets People4 September 2018
    50:50
  4. 4.
    Impostor Syndrome: True Tales, Tricks, and Tactics for When You're Feeling Fraudulent27 August 2018
    39:25
  5. 5.
    Thom Tran Is a Regular Standup Comic Except for the Part About Being Shot in the Head in Iraq20 August 2018
    49:38
  6. 6.
    Andrew Zimmern Wrecks His Life, Rebuilds His Life, and Eats Weird Food13 August 2018
    43:26
  7. 7.
    Special Episode: Mental Health First Aid and Lady Gaga's Mom26 June 2018
    27:10
  8. 8.
    How to Get Help8 June 2018
    25:45
  1. 9.
    Highlights From A Hilarious Night of Depression5 March 2018
    40:50
  2. 10.
    Hannah Hart Gets Drunk, Tries To Make Grilled Cheese, Gets Famous, Tries To Enjoy It5 February 2018
    49:47
  3. 11.
    Ted Leo Stops Beating Up File Cabinets, Songs, Self29 January 2018
    48:09
  4. 12.
    Rachel Bloom Finds Her Voice, Then Uses It To Sing About Stealing Pets and Moving to West Covina, California22 January 2018
    53:44
  5. 13.
    Reggie Osse Puts It Together15 January 2018
    52:05
  6. 14.
    Linda Holmes Leaves Law to Concentrate On Watching TV and It Works Out Great8 January 2018
    45:33
  7. 15.
    Rhett Miller Really Hates That Brass Cat2 January 2018
    47:45
  8. 16.
    Mike Brown Trains as an Engineer to Prepare for Comedy26 December 2017
    51:17
  9. 17.
    Janelle James Discovers She's a Comedian and Not a Gardener18 December 2017
    43:10
  10. 18.
    Jenny Lawson is Very Fond of Creepy Smiling Dead Animals and Worries Quite a Bit11 December 2017
    52:00
  11. 19.
    The Holiday Coping Mechanism Spectacular4 December 2017
    1:01:46
  12. 20.
    Ana Marie Cox Is Not Really Edited Much At All27 November 2017
    1:22:23
  13. 21.
    Julie Klausner Builds a More Confident and Dumber Version of Herself For Our Amusement20 November 2017
    44:52
  14. 22.
    Jeff Tweedy Didn't Want to Take His Doctor On Tour Because the Doctor Was Terrible13 November 2017
    55:46
  15. 23.
    Patti Harrison Figures Out Who She Is and She's a Woman Who Likes Gross Jokes6 November 2017
    47:00
  16. 24.
    Gary Gulman Is a Brilliant Comedian and an Ineffective Offensive Lineman30 October 2017
    46:02
  17. 25.
    Aimee Mann Discovers That Having Feelings About Terrible Things Is Perfectly Fine23 October 2017
    52:22
  18. 26.
    John Green Falls Victim to Some Bad Fiction While Writing His New Book16 October 2017
    57:59
  19. 27.
    Neal Brennan Gives Ketamine and Magnetic Impulses a Try9 October 2017
    52:07
  20. 28.
    Margaret Cho Works Out A Lot And Makes People Upset In New Jersey2 October 2017
    44:38
  21. 29.
    Wil Wheaton Is Really Hoping It's All Worth It25 September 2017
    49:07
  22. 30.
    PREVIEW: Season 2 starts Sept. 25!18 September 2017
    3:44
  23. 31.
    PLACEBO: Imagine Depression as a Person and Describe Them28 August 2017
    13:23
  24. 32.
    PLACEBO: How to Get Help15 August 2017
    23:58
  25. 33.
    PLACEBO: Hitting the Nail on the Head31 July 2017
    13:10
  26. 34.
    PLACEBO: John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats on where all that coping music comes from17 July 2017
    23:20
  27. 35.
    PLACEBO: The Things We Tell Ourselves That Help5 July 2017
    13:04
  28. 36.
    PLACEBO: Vol. 2 of Listeners' Favorite Coping Songs19 June 2017
    21:52
  29. 37.
    PLACEBO: Listeners' Favorite Coping Songs5 June 2017
    16:07
  30. 38.
    PLACEBO: Coping Ideas From a Real Live Sad Clown22 May 2017
    13:37
  31. 39.
    PLACEBO: A Conversation with Ana Marie Cox5 May 2017
    1:20:19
  32. 40.
    PLACEBO: Therapeutic Ukuleles, Therapeutic Penguins, Therapeutic Yarn24 April 2017
    18:35
  33. 41.
    PLACEBO: The Return of Peter Sagal10 April 2017
    11:39
  34. 42.
    PLACEBO: Bonus Episode of Terrible, Thanks for Asking to Celebrate #trypod27 March 2017
    41:38
  35. 43.
    PLACEBO: Billy Joel, Intrusive Thoughts Named Steve, and Nocturnal Carpentry14 March 2017
    17:57
  36. 44.
    9: Paul F. Tompkins Sees Dead Grass and Has Screwed Up Relationships6 February 2017
    53:59
  37. 45.
    8: Baron Vaughn and His Inadvisable All-Cheerio Diet30 January 2017
    45:41
  38. 46.
    7: Jen Kirkman, Bad Therapy, Good Therapy, and Nuclear Invasion23 January 2017
    42:53
  39. 47.
    6: Supershow! Eight Comedians! One Chronic Mental Illness!16 January 2017
    45:50
  40. 48.
    5: Andy Richter on Youthful Melancholy and Twisted Entertainers9 January 2017
    42:07
  41. 49.
    4: Dick Cavett Tells Tales of Hollywood's Secret Shame2 January 2017
    34:59
  42. 50.
    3: Sam Grittner Finds a Funny Thing Happened On the Way to Suicide26 December 2016
    39:38

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