At first, I was a little apprehensive about the title of this Podcast, but it has proved to be AWESOME!!! Keep up the great work!!!! Looking forward to the next episode!
Very humanizing and helpful for those who have mental disorders or are close to people who do.
There are a lot of ways in which a funny interview show about mental illness can go wrong, but The Hilarious World of Depression hits home runs in all of these categories. Deep interviews, tight editing, excellent selections of contextual tape from comedians' past shows when relevant, and helpful but not overly structured commentary. From one depressed comic to all you others: thank you.
There's only 8 episodes at the time I'm writing this but they have already completely changed my attitude and approach toward my own mental illness. I'm sure this podcast will do so much good for so many who have long suffered these diseases. It's a noble, vital, beautiful effort which I hope will never stop.
Definitely worth listening to if you have depression or know anyone who has it!
As someone in his mid 40's just now believing that I have been dealing with depression for most of my life this podcast has been a life saver. The stories that are just like my own. The thoughts and feelings that I share. Makes it easier to get through it and know that I'm not alone. Thank you so much
Good show. Love the interviews. If you have battled mental illness you will enjoy the realness... if you don't have mental illness maybe hearing it through comedy will help you understand.
As someone who has struggled with anxiety / depression my entire life, i find this podcast therapeutic and relatable. So happy i came across this.
I was a little worried that it would either be glib or (potentially worse) too sad to listen to. Not at all. The interviews are funny and heart felt. They remind me of the interviews I love so much on Fresh Air. I highly recommend it.
I'm so glad I started listening to this podcast. I've always known that I've suffered from depression (for pretty much my whole life), but I've never received treatment for it because I've been too scared to deal with all of it. This podcast has helped me to not only accept the depression, but to also get the help that I desperately needed. Thank you for what you are doing, and I will continue to recommend this podcast to friends!
This show has helped me to verbalize some of my internal thought process. It's helpful to hear the stories of other people.
Funny, honest and moving. Every interview is an A++.
I've enjoyed every episode I've listened to- getting intimate with these personalities and hearing they too experience darkness is an enlightening experience. I hope as the show develops there will be more input from mental health professionals- i liked the neurosurgeon's input in the episode about Peter Sagal. It stuck with me. I think a mix of information (comedic, speculative, storytelling) world be great punctuated by more professional opinions/statistics/observations. very grateful for the show either way.
The human experience of depression -- whether a performer or an audience member -- is shared here. Enlightening, informative, pathos, and some jokes. People you love and people you will learn to love talk about their dark days. Amazing shares that will stay with you, give you hope and offer you help. Looking forward to season 2. Oh and the theme song is outta the park -- love it!
This show is sooo great. The host and guests are superb. Definitely relatable and comical. Definitely recommend listening to this!
I feel like I learn something new and valuable whenever I listen to an episode. No doubt that this show helps me better understand myself and others in a beautiful, honest way. Everyone should listen to this
dude, i've listened to every episode and it's been a lovely experience.
Would definitely recommend and I hope the episodes keep coming. If you struggle with depression this contains helpful suggestions and will help you to feel less alone. Interesting interviews and a different perspective.
Must listen. Break the barriers of mental illness
Words cannot express how much I love this podcast. As someone who has struggled with anxiety and depression the majority of my life, it has been so helpful. It is doing great things for raising mental health awareness and addressing the stigma surrounding mental illness.
I think this podcast will help anyone struggling with depression. It is so easy to feel isolated and alone which tends to make the problem worse. John has a wonderful sense of cadence and a casual, gentle humor wrapped in genuine compassion that puts not only guests but listeners at ease. I highly recommend this production.
I wish I had the time and elegance with words to write a better review because The Hilarious World of Depression deserves it. It makes me feel better after a tough day of having The Sads, and I recommend anyone else out there, esp people with mental illness, to give this podcast a listen.
Such a great podcast! So insightful and endearing.
this new podcast is wonderful. the host is great, asking thoughtful questions, giving guests time to answer thoroughly, and occasionally editorializing helpfully for listeners who may be in mental health crisis mode. i've enjoyed each of the guests, even comedians in unfamiliar with. and it's just awesome to hear from some comedians who are fairly well known. i'm amazed by the raw honesty on display in this show. i have found a lot of the interviews personally relatable (unfortunately, haha) and there's something very healing about realizing that people of so many circumstances can struggle with the same things. and hearing from people who i can't personally relate to does a lot to foster compassion for those with different challenges. i think this show is important, and executed well. i'm really looking forward to more. keep up the good work!
Finally a network I feel I can relate.
The show is a perfect balance between the humor and reality of living with mental illness. It makes me laugh out loud and truly empathize with the guests. These are the stories we need to tell more and be okay with laughing about, too. These are the stories that can challenge our narrow perspectives of what a "depressed person" looks and sounds like. Can't wait for more each week!
As the name of the show suggests, this seems like such an incredibly unlikely concept. I was dubious, but completely sold by the first episode's interview with Peter Sagan. Who would've ever thought that I would look forward to listening to a show about depression, especially since I am often in a pretty dark mood myself. Wonderfully and sensitively done. Highly recommended
This podcast feels like a weekly antidote for the anxiety that creeps up on me. It's like a cozy blanket to wrap up in! Keep em coming!
Thank you so much for this fun show. It is extremely helpful to hear stories by others dealing with depression and mental illness with comedy. I really love that the amazing host John Moe always lets the guests talk about their experiences and rarely (if ever) adds his own personal stories when interviewing a guest. That is so rare in a host--kudos!! This show will save lives. Thank you all for sharing, you are all heroes!
A breath of fresh air. It's not PhDs telling me what depression is and the usual 'matter of fact' input, but an honest account of how even famous people can cope with depression. It has given me a greater perspective on my challenges and the challenges of others. It gives me hope as I battle my own disease. Thank you, APM and John Moe, for making this happen.
Insightful and funny all the whole breaking the stigma of mental illness. I love it!!
I wanna like this but we're looking at mostly white male perspectives. Depression crosses all socio-economic, racial, gender, sexual orientation, language, an abilities lines. Let's get some diversity.
Love this podcast. Just discovered it and am hooked.
This is just so wonderful.
This is by far my favorite podcast! I can relate to so many things the guests talk about. I can not wait until season 2!
This a wonderful platform to remind those with depression that they are not alone. I enjoyed each episode and look forward to next season!
Whether you personally suffer from depression or not, this is important listening and superbly done.
As a person who suffers from depression, it is refreshing and wonderful to listen to a podcast that shared the harsh reality of having depression with a few laughs along the way
When someone tells me I have an obligation to be happy, I remind them they have the same obligation to be well informed, skinny, beautiful, and tall. This podcast helps with the first.
this show is so greatâso many real and varied portrayals of depression. there are episodes where i say "yes! exactly!" and episodes where i learn to think about my depression in a new light. honest and surprisingly uplifting.
Impactful towards lessening stigma of depression. Honest stories, thank you!
Hi my name is Armond. I'm a 32-year-old male who has been struggling for the past two years with depression. Even though I know that your show comes out once a week, I find myself checking my phone at least every other day looking for your latest episode. I'll keep this short and sweet, don't want to bore you with all the details. But your show has literally and figuratively talked me off the cliff. Thank you.
So honest. So helpful.
Ground breaking podcast!
Absolutely love this podcast! Mental illness is a horrible life without help. Ive got lupus, bipolar II, with no help in sight. I live in such a rural area on-line is my so called lifeline. Believe it or not this has helped more than the "depression" group talk. I can relate but laugh at the same time instead of just relate. Please keep them coming.
Witty, personal, insightful, funny and at times heartbreaking. Give it a listen if you struggle with depression or struggle understanding what life with depression might be like.
It's so good to hear familiar voices with stories that you have experienced on your own. Spot-on.
Kudos to John Moe, he's an excellent host. He pulls out stories that are fascinating, engaging and de-stigmatizing. It's a wonderful insight into depression, yes, but an equally engaging look at celebrity, comedy and art. This should be required listening for everyone!
Happy to have a place to hear honest, and real discussions about mental health.