The Hilarious World of Depression

The Hilarious World of Depression

Published by: American Public Media
64 Episodes | First Released: Nov 30 '16 | 🇺🇸
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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KWoo11
Dec 28 '19
Rating:   10
Fun and helpful!

I really enjoy this podcast. Depression and mental health can be hard to talk about, but laughing about it does help get the conversation going! I would recommend this podcast to anyone experiencing depression - or those who just want to know more!

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Posh buyer/seller
Dec 16 '19
Rating:   8
Selling books

I liked this until new episodes stopped appearing in my feed without warning. Then they suddenly reappear when the host has written a book that needs promoting. Left a bad taste in my mouth. I’ve stuck with the mental illness happy hour which the host faithfully releases each week. Even when he can barely function he will release an episode from the archive.

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marybeth m.
Dec 12 '19
Rating:   10
One of the bests.

I found out about this podcast by way of The Mental Illness Podcast. When I heard the concept, I had a feeling it’d be amazing and much needed. I am happy to say I was not wrong. As someone with MDD and who intuitively had humor as a way to cope since childhood, this show is perfect. It does not minimize the struggle and it also helps humanize it. Also, many guests are folks that have helped so many others by utilizing their gifts while also a acknowledging the darker side of life. Huge thanks to the show, it’s guests and folks who are fighting/advocating every day just by being open.

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Chanyart
Dec 3 '19
Rating:   8
This Podcast is Everything

I’m in the midst of a terrible depression and feeling suicidal a lot of the time. This podcast is what I’ve been listening to during my sleepless nights. I’ve always known that I’m not alone in my depression intellectually but these stories really help me feel it. Please have more women, queer people, and differently abled people (other than depression which is incredibly disabling)

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Ciscokitty
Nov 28 '19
Rating:   10
Just listen

I tell everyone that will listen to me to check out this podcast. You are doing such a great job. I’m in the 2nd season and someone told me you changed your format. I haven’t got to that point yet and I hope it’s not messed up. It works as is right now. Thank you to all the people shared their stories. It all helps. You have probably saved a life. I’m sober for 11 years now and the power of a recovery story is insane.

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@nicepajamas
Nov 23 '19
Rating:   10
thank you

listening as i walk to crisis check-in and cannot thank you enough. everything hurts. this helps as i find help after 35yrs of fighting my mind alone... not alone.

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Jabber 25798
Nov 22 '19
Rating:   10
You Need This Show!

I’ve been on meds and in therapy for years and didn’t really admit to myself that I have depression until listening to this. Just thought I was kind of weird and having difficulty dealing with some issues. Listening to these wonderful people on this amazing podcast has changed my life.

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the jellynose
Nov 20 '19
Rating:   10
Authentic as hell

I love this show. Especially the episode with D of Run DMC. I thought he shared himself and his struggles and understanding in a rare, ruthless and still complex and compassionate way. Keep it so real! Much love.

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misssizzle18
Nov 14 '19
Rating:   10
It’s nice not feeling alone

Thank you for this podcast. It’s something I didn’t know I needed! It’s so nice to find others so relatable for a change.

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HiNikita
Nov 13 '19
Rating:   10
Mark Duplass episode

Ah, again John Moe - thank you kindly to you and Mark Duplass for this one. Spoke right to me. Appreciate all you do.

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KatieASIMEN
Nov 10 '19
Rating:   10
Recommend this podcast all the time

Great podcast! Really helps to take the shame out of mental illness. Has helped me so much!

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GoAwayFarm
Nov 10 '19
Rating:   10
This podcast saved my life

Need I say more? ❤️

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pnw_duncan
Nov 8 '19
Rating:   10
My favorite podcast of all time.

I get so excited when a new episode is released. I really appreciate the diversity of his guests (race, gender , sexuality) it has completely changed my perspective and I have found it extremely comforting.

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Kaiser Soso
Nov 2 '19
Rating:   6
Dangerously perpetuating victim mentality

Dangerously perpetuating victim mentality.Medication is not the solution to natural grief.Humans have natural emotions...emotions are there for a reason...to help instruct us and guide us through life.The host is being an enabler to the victim mentality and is ultimately doing many people a disservice. This is especially true of the Gary Gulman episodes.

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alltheowls
Oct 26 '19
Rating:   10
One of my favorites

This podcast captures the complexities of mental illness- the funny and serious aspects.

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ceeceebee2
Oct 21 '19
Rating:   10
Wonderful

This show is amazing , entertaining and so helpful. This has helped me find the language to describe my own symptoms as well as talk about my experience with my family and friends. Thank you for de-stigmatizing this topic!

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martha_s
Oct 19 '19
Rating:   10
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.

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jmrsf
Oct 16 '19
Rating:   8
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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Anon Uh Mouse
Oct 14 '19
Rating:   6
Listen to The Mental Illness Happy Hour Instead

It's the better (and original) podcast on this topic.

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BlueRibbonCookies
Oct 14 '19
Rating:   10
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.

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