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The Hilarious World of Depression

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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 a... more

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It's tempting to try to look for a reason why Joel Kim Booster, ordinarily a very funny and engaging person, feels dead inside, trapped in a persistent depressive state. His father recently died of COVID. The two hadn't been very close (Joel's dad wa... more

3 years ago

It’s easy for movies to get depression wrong, portraying a clinical disorder as equivalent to just being bummed out and, in the case of romantic comedies, curable with a magical kiss. People with actual depression know better and appreciate films tha... more

4 years ago

As co-founder and co-frontman for the band Barenaked Ladies, Steven Page belted out a lot of up-tempo pop hits. But if you look at the lyrics to songs like "One Week" or "Pinch Me," you can see a lot of darkness and that's an approach that has contin... more

4 years ago

Monologist and comedian Mike Birbiglia has always had a mile-long dark streak. Even if he’s never been diagnosed with clinical depression, he’s recognized his own lack of capacity to feel joy and is constantly aware of a kind of existential dread tha... more

4 years ago


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4.8 out of 5 stars from 5.2k ratings
  • The real deal

    Authentic, fun, interesting

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa year ago
  • Some star power. Great interviews

    The podcast is a wealth of information and some laughs mixed in. I love that there are no ads and fluff like some of the other channels. Hearing that both “normal” and famous people both have problems really brings solice.

    Apple Podcasts
    Canada2 years ago
  • The title tho

    Hi. I have depression. And I think you should change.the.title. more

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 years ago
  • Wonderful

    This show is a gem. Do yourself a favor and listen.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 years ago
  • Exactly what I’ve been looking for

    Real, helpful conversations on the most difficult things most of us deal with. more

    Apple Podcasts
    Canada2 years ago


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