The Hilarious World of Depression

50 EpisodesProduced by American Public Media

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 de… read more

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Scott Thompson Keeps Getting Back Up Again

October 15th, 2018

53:21
He's a writer, a stand-up comedian, and an actor, but Scott Thompson will likely always be best known as one of five members of The Kids in the Hall, one of the best sketch comedy groups ever. Scott has made a lot of …

Chris Gethard Does Not Avoid the Collision

October 8th, 2018

52:57
Comedian and actor Chris Gethard has a lifetime of experience with depression. Chris has turned moments of his life dealing with the illness into an off-Broadway show and an HBO special, which is more than one might …

Figuring Out Regular Adolescent Behavior vs. Alarming Disorder with Jen Kirkman

October 1st, 2018

53:23
Young people can be morose, angry, withdrawn. It's often chalked up to being a "phase," a natural initiation ritual to adulthood. What if it's not? …

Neko Case Leaves Bad Places, Goes to Better Places

September 24th, 2018

51:59
Long before Neko Case was known as one of the top singer-songwriters working today, she was a punk teenager running around the streets of Tacoma, …

Your Amazing Therapeutic Jukebox

September 17th, 2018

52:28
We asked you, our listeners, for the songs that help you most when depression is really acting up, and the stories behind those picks. On this episode hear stories about and music from Leonard Cohen, Bjork, Neil Young, …

Mortified's Dave Nadelberg Presents Your Shame Live On Stage

September 10th, 2018

40:36
You can think of Dave Nadelberg's vast Mortified project as The Hilarious World of Embarrassment, Awkwardness, and Redemption. Through stage presentations, film, TV, and books, Dave invites people to share their most …

Open Mike Eagle Goes Outside And Meets People

September 4th, 2018

50:20
A lot of rappers are heavily influenced by the rough and real streets where they grew up. Mike Eagle grew up on those streets too but he was always inside, reading books and watching TV. He loved comedy, cartoons, and …

Impostor Syndrome: True Tales, Tricks, and Tactics for When You're Feeling Fraudulent

August 27th, 2018

38:54
You know the feeling, right? You finally achieve something -- a new job, a promotion, an award -- and while you know you should be proud, you just …

Thom Tran Is a Regular Standup Comic Except for the Part About Being Shot in the Head in Iraq

August 20th, 2018

49:08
Yeah, you don't hear a lot of on-stage material from Chris Rock or Sarah Silverman about the time they were on a mission with their unit in Iraq and …

Andrew Zimmern Wrecks His Life, Rebuilds His Life, and Eats Weird Food

August 13th, 2018

42:56
Celebrity chef and Travel Channel host Andrew Zimmern has made a reputation as a culinary expert with an adventurous streak, traveling the world and …
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