4 Mental Health-Related Podcasts for When You're Feeling Less-Than-Merry
Eavesdrop on host John Moe as he talks to comedians like Andy Richter, Aparna Nancherla, and Dick Cavett, who are living with—and trying their best to laugh through—mood disorders.
Must-listen episode: "Maria Bamford Talks Bipolar II While Her Pug Eats Nilla Wafers."
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Twice a month, author Susan Orlean and actress Sarah Thyre ask creatives to talk about their favorite tearjerkers.
Must-listen episode: "Hilton Als, Tavi Gevinson," in which the writers discuss ballads that make them bawl (Billie Holiday’s "Strange Fruit," Girlpool’s "Before the World Was Big") and dish on New York City sob spots (everyone cries on the subway).
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The Mental Illness Happy Hour
Comedian Paul Gilmartin’s weekly feelsfest features OCD sufferers, trauma survivors, and people dealing with anxiety. (Note: This "happy" hour sometimes extends to two.)
Must-listen episode: "Rama I," in which a Syrian immigrant opens up about being an outsider, enduring abuse as a child, and coping with depression.
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Terrible, Thanks for Asking
Nora McInerny, a Minneapolis writer, encourages guests carrying heavy emotional baggage to open up about their struggles.
Must-listen episode: "Unbroken," in which rape survivor turned activist Sarah Super bravely recounts her assault. Like other episodes, it reminds us that it’s okay to sometimes not be okay—even during the most wonderful time of the year.