Great Podcast: Finding Comedy in Tragedy and Mental Illness

Marc Maron

I had to take a second to share this amazing podcast I just finished! As someone who has navigated depression (even back when it was called MMD), anxiety, and an eating disorder most of my life, I consider myself pretty well educated on the subject, if only by necessity. One topic I’m just starting to learn more about is Borderline Personality Disorder, also known as BPD.

If you’ve never listened to the “WTF with Marc Maron” podcast, it’s worth checking out even if you don’t care about this stuff. He interviews a diverse group of incredibly interesting people, and I always find myself laughing and learning a lot. It’s the kind of podcast where you start to drive home more slowly just to be sure you have time to finish it, stopping at yellow lights, that kind of thing.

This particular episode featured Pete Davidson, a young comic who also happens to be part of the cast of SNL. His life story alone made me grateful I chose this one- powerful stuff- but at the end, he and Marc have a very honest, open, someone brutal look at mental illness and BPD in particular, and it was really informative!

I think anytime someone is brave enough to speak frankly about mental illness, it frees others up to live in their truth without shame, and it needs to be supported! We should all be listening to each other compassionately on this topic. From what I understand, Pete is getting some blowback from his decision to be open about his struggles, which I guess is to be expected, but just seems so crazy and counterproductive.

Anyway, give it a listen if you like, and check out some of Marc’s other episodes! His journey is pretty cool, too. (Oh- and check him out on GLOW on Netflix- fricking brilliant!)

Have a wonderful weekend, crazies!

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