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.
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!
Listen to The Mental Illness Happy Hour Instead
Anon Uh Mouse
It's the better (and original) podcast on this topic.
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.
Is Depression Funny?
Whenever I hear Mo ask this question I cringe. Despite pressuring myself to find something funny about it and coming up with zilch, I am a big fan of the show.
I have had numerous recurring episodes that coincide with traumatic life events when the medication I am on no longer works. I have particular times of year that are harder than others.
I have learned many healing tools in many modes. I gravitate towards deepening myself spiritually. One thing I am going to do is try a free beginners level improv class to loosen up, come out of my comfort zone and seek connection.
I honestly do have a natural sense of humor. Thanks for the show, especially the variety of guests.
Thank you for this podcast. Whitney Cummings was like playing the tapes in my mind. I’m a mess and much older. I hope it’s not too late to work through the mess.
Finally brining depression to light
Listening to this podcast has made me think about and understand my own depression and anxiety a little better. It’s also slightly refreshing to know that I’m not the only one who feels the way I do. I enjoy listing to others describe it in a way that I have never been able to. It’s also nice to see a show bringing awareness to this.
Enunciating lip smacker
Her lip smacking, enunciating every word to make her seem smarter than she is and exaggerating a few bad days of her privileged life to give her back story depth and drama is unbearable. Tried 5 minutes and wanted to jump out a window this show made me more depressed.
Thank you. I am bipolar and the episode with Ana Marie really helped me explain to my parents things.
Insightful and funny.
So glad Season 4 is here!! Been waiting forever!! Thank you!!!
The support and reassurance I needed
I started listening to THWOD after my first severe, long term depression. I felt very confused and alone. I’ve had a lifetime of anxiety and panic, but depression was new. I hadn’t heard many stories like mine. Not many people I knew felt comfortable talking openly about mental health.
This podcast showed me that there are not only people who are having the same experiences, but they are also, simultaneously, successful people! This podcast continues to show me that I am more than just my mental illnesses and I am not alone!
A couple years ago I was like um should I listen and after some therapy and life struggle I’m like LISTENING. And fine! I’ll listen to Rhett’s music! I’ll do it now!
I was drawn in by the Gary Gulman episode, which is a beautifully done piece, and have started listening to the others. You've got yourself another die-hard listener:) keep em coming!
Lex Mila Jander
Love this show. It is priceless.
Only thing is I cringe through the theme song every time. Maybe find a palatable theme song. There nearly infinite songs about being depressed.
Sad music is cathartic and abundant.
As is happy sad music where the words describe sadness and the music sounds happy. It’s clever.
Every funny person I’ve ever gotten to know has a dark side. Most creatives do. Please keep this podcast coming it is fantastic.
This podcast convinced me to start therapy for my depression, which has in turn helped me to become a better and happier human. Thanks, THWoD!
Not medicine, but one of the best resources
I can’t believe something like a podcast could help change my life, but it found me at a time when I needed it most. Thank you.
Coco Chanel Coco 143
Kind of funny but somewhat interesting. This podcast is healthy for your emotional health. It is like giving an apple to your emotions.
Thank you. Just thank you
Just listened to the John Green episode on a friend’s recommendation and felt incredibly understood. Great way of describing what was going on in my brain. Looking forward to more episodes!
John is in his zone of genius as an interviewer and the wisdom that comes from the show is much needed and much appreciated.
Much needed laughs
I can’t say enough about how much I love this podcast! It’s nice to know that there are other people out there that have to laugh at this illness just like I do. They make a lot more money than I do, but that’s OK!! I know I’m not alone. Thank you.
Gulman is a life saver
I don’t love all episodes equally, but I suppose that’s to be expected - not everyone speaks equally to everyone else. That being said, Gary Gulman’s experience, though significantly different from my own, is similar enough to be familiar, useful, and very, very encouraging.
Thanks to him for his candor and to all who helped make this available.
i started listening because of the first big word: hilarious. and the more i listened, the more i realized that i had the last big word: depression. a great resource using humor and candid conversations to destigmatize mental health concerns. and peppered throughout are bits of "how to get help".
Helping me , so much.
This show and the conversations are opening my understanding of how I think and also look back on how I was , keep making this show.
Its truly changing lives. And its fun.
Love this show!
John Moe is the best!!!
Amazing guests that surprise me with their honesty and willingness to open themselves up to the public. Always makes me feel good !
John Mo rules
Love the show, John is great with this subject.
ginool 4 yzzil
I had a recent experience that made me feel guilty for discussing my experience with depression. I’ve listened to 2 shows and thank you! I use humor to cope and it comes out as awkward as I am! I’m just glad that someone gets it. Thank you for being you and all of your guest!
Dealing with depression through humor
The intersection of comedy and mental health is incredibly fascinating. Even better, this podcast has helped me through my depression many times by showing me I’m not alone, and giving me a perspective that it is possible to see the humor in the dark.
Nothing helps depression more than hearing rich ppl problems
Out of touch. Interviews with MIT/Harvard doctors & elitist Hollywood. Not knocking their depression, but people struggling in the head AND on paper you can empathize with. When you’re figuring out how to pay bills with a head holding you back & hearing about how these guys feel down after they sign a movie deal is 48 min of tone deaf.
TWoD world misses you!
Update us on when we might hear you again!!! Please!
I miss you...STILL!
I LOVE this podcast! It hits home every time. But what happened? No episodes since Christmas Eve 2018??? I NEED THIS! Pleeeeeeessssssseeeee?!
Audio treatment for your heart and mind. Knowing you’re not alone with those same feelings and experiences. I can’t rave about it enough. I recommend listening from the first episode on. Definitely worth your time and energy. Thanks to you (our host)John Moe. A great choice for those of us with depression or anxiety or OCD or all of the above. Please listen and you’re welcome.
This podcast has helped me in so many ways throughout my fight with depression. And it has inspired me to be more open about my battle. Keep up the good work.
This! Is! Such! Good! Content! The Hilarious World of Depression has helped me on some of my hardest days. Please continue to suppport this spectacular podcast.
A joy to listen to
This show is the best therapy I have ever had. Keep up great work!
As good, if not better than therapy!
I can’t begin to describe how therapeutic this podcast has been for me. I’ve listened to about 10 episodes in the last 2 weeks and the common themes in all of them have touched my heart and helped me feel like I’m not alone in my journey with depression. I’ve had so many “aha moments” as people have shared their stories and it’s helped me understand the last 20 years of my life so much better. If you struggle with being ok with being in the crazy club, please listen to this podcast. Cuz it’s free and therapy is not. 😂
Learning so much about myself
I find so much of this show relatable and eye-opening. It’s helps me to better understand myself and I’m continuing to grow and evolve with the stories and insight of your amazing guests. Thank you!
It's better than great
Who knew that Neko Case was so cool? Everyone, I guess. Now, me too. Thank you, John Moe. You the bomb. Radio is a lot of work; thanks for the time and effort.
This show has helped me through some difficult times with depression and anxiety. I still listen ...for maintenance. Thanks for what you do. Please continue to use storytelling to help us be well. This is a great source of encouragement. Hearing yourself in other’s stories is quite therapeutic and beneficial.
Love it 😍
This podcast is great it helps me know I’m not alone and that there are other people feel the same way I do, thank you so much!!!!!!
Wonderful and important
I just wrote this on LinkedIn, so I thought I'd share it here, too:
I'd like to highly recommend an excellent podcast that I think does a great job of destigmatizing and demystifying mental illness. You'll be surprised by how many accomplished comedians and performers live with depression, and you'll learn a lot by listening to their stories.
It really his hilarious. Kind, thoughtful, smart, funny.
So very thankful for this show
This show makes me feel less alone. Thank you ❤️
I happen to live in Minnesota and am strongly considering reaching out. Thank you for simply being there. Making people feel understood. That’s what we need in these circumstances. Undiagnosed, but I have been through counseling/therapy three times if I remember correctly. Battling it as I approach graduation in two weeks. Some days I feel like I can keep chipping away. Others I don’t know if I can even make it. It’s sort of that feeling like you’re finishing a staircase, placing your foot down on that last step and it isn’t there. Your foot falls through and for that instant nothing seems sure. You lose all stability. Except the staircase is life. And that split second can be hours, days, weeks, months, or years.
Yes, depression can be funny
And this podcast is really freakin good. Funny, classy, great interview, and really freakin good audio. 👍👍👍
John Ross Bowie and Jamie Denbo 🔥🔥
The Nov 19, 2018 episode with John Ross Bowie and Jamie Denbo is probably the most hilarious of Hilarious World. There is so much quality in this show. I highly recommend it for everyone who struggles with maintaining mental wellness. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
As a long-time MSW and consumer of therapeutic services, I welcome and recommend your podcast! Know you’re “doing
I only wish there were more episodes
I recommend this podcast to therapists, sufferers, and anyone who’s life is touched by depression, which is a long-winded way of saying everyone. It might break you a little when you suddenly hear someone talking about your exact thing and you realize you really aren’t alone and someone out there understands exactly a thing you experience. But it’s an uplifting kind of broken? ...if that makes sense. And even if for some reason it ends up being completely unrelatable to you personally, not only might it offer some insight into the struggles of other people in your life, it’s also a collection of juicy stories. Give it a listen. It’s more than worth the time.
I like John Moe as host, and I’ve enjoyed many of his conversations. As a person with depression (as the problem part of an atypical bipolar disorder), the show is comforting and inspiring.
I just listened to a moving interview with Canadian comic Scott Thompson. The very awkward silence as Scott struggles to answer a question about the suicide of his brother (diagnosed with schizophrenia) is such a real moment. I would guess that such an uncomfortable moment would be edited out in most shows. I am glad your show exists, John.