50 episodes

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.

The Hilarious World of Depression American Public Media

    • Comedy
    • 4.8, 3.3K Ratings

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.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
3.3K Ratings

3.3K Ratings

martha_s ,

Insightful and poignant

This is the podcast I recommend to anyone who’s looking for a new podcast to listen to. It’s incredibly insightful and powerful, thanks to the courage and candor of the guests and the respect and empathy of the host. It has taught me so much about my own mind and shown me, again and again, that I am not alone. It doesn’t get better than this.

BlueRibbonCookies ,

Professional, kind, interesting, relevant interviews

This is a great podcast! I stumbled upon it and have been listening to it ever since. I have found something to relate to in every session. I also learned something new each time.

jmrsf ,

Eclectic selection of guests

Host talks too slow and too much.
If each show were standalone then that much connective commentary would make sense. Less is more as there are dozens of shows.

The guests are great. Good curation!

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