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 stigmatised by society.

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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 stigmatised 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 neighbour. 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.

Latest Episodes

PREVIEW: Season 2 starts Sept. 25!

Season 2 starts on September 25, 2017. Get a jump on it by hearing from some of the comics, actors, authors, and musicians you'll...

PLACEBO: Imagine Depression as a Person and Describe Them

What if clinical depression was not just a thing in someone's brain but an actual other person entirely? What would they look like? Act...

PLACEBO: How to Get Help

If you are having problems with your mental health, please get help. You've heard that before on this show and probably plenty of other...

PLACEBO: Hitting the Nail on the Head

Depression can be really hard to define, making it difficult for anyone who doesn't have it to be understand it. And that can make...

PLACEBO: John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats on where all that coping music comes...

When we asked listeners about their favorite songs to listen to while battling depression, The Mountain Goats' music kept coming up. We caught up...