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, 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
3K Ratings

3K Ratings

weng1776 ,

Gulman is a life saver

I don’t love all episodes equally, but I suppose that’s to be expected - not everyone speaks equally to everyone else. That being said, Gary Gulman’s experience, though significantly different from my own, is similar enough to be familiar, useful, and very, very encouraging.

Thanks to him for his candor and to all who helped make this available.

AdamSongJared ,

helpful

i started listening because of the first big word: hilarious. and the more i listened, the more i realized that i had the last big word: depression. a great resource using humor and candid conversations to destigmatize mental health concerns. and peppered throughout are bits of "how to get help".

aaronAmacUSER ,

Helping me , so much.

This show and the conversations are opening my understanding of how I think and also look back on how I was , keep making this show.

Its truly changing lives. And its fun.

Thanks

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