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The Hilarious World of Depression
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,...
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4.8 stars from 4,842 ratings
Gottlieb - great episode
Thanks for this great episode. Lori is a wonderful resource and John was just the right interviewer. The first season gave me a life-saving perspective on my depression. Now I come back to the well for wisdom. Thank you.
queenmaab via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/13/21
Such a good show
Such a wonderful podcast. Helped me identify and deal with issues I didn’t realize I had. Very sad to hear to it was canceled. Just found the show this year.
cjw007 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/22/21
I only found out today that this podcast was cancelled. I wondered why he was taking such a long hiatus! In the same article it said that he could not just restart it because he does not own it. But he has started another one called "Depresh Mode". I will be going over there now! This was...Read full review »
Joon&Jools via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/05/21
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