John Moe

Welcome to the Hilarious World of Depression.

John Moe is the author of the acclaimed memoir, “The Hilarious World of Depression,” the host and creator of the award-winning podcast of the same name, as well as an in-demand speaker around the country.


Welcome to the Hilarious World of Depression.

John Moe is a veteran radio and podcast host and the author of four books, most recently The Hilarious World of Depression, based on his
award-winning podcast of the same name. His writing has been featured in The New York Times Magazine, McSweeney’s, Reader’s Digest, and various humor anthologies.

He has hosted three nationally broadcast public radio programs and appeared on Fresh Air, All Things Considered, and Marketplace.

He lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota.


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  • Nine months after getting laid off, John Moe finds a new home for conversations about mental health
    Former American Public Media/Minnesota Public Radio host John Moe is back with a new podcast, Depresh Mode, after his previous show was canceled amid layoffs over the summer.
  • After APM layoff, St. Paul’s John Moe launches new mental health podcast ‘Depresh Mode’
    St. Paul radio personality and author John Moe has a new podcast, “Depresh Mode with John Moe,” which examines mental health issues through a comic lens.
  • Finding the Funny – and Embracing the Pain – of Depression
    John Moe took a bold step when he decided to start a podcast featuring frank, but funny, conversations about depression. The public radio personality and author created a space for…
  • Finding the Bright Side
    In The Hilarious World of Depression (St. Martin’s, May; reviewed on p. 58), podcaster Moe considers depression through his personal experiences and tales of those he’s interviewed.
  • The Hilarious World of Depression
    Moe (Conservatize Me), host of The Hilarious World of Depression podcast, wryly reflects on life as a “saddie” in this stirring memoir.

He was fabulous! I personally heard very, very good feedback from attendees, organizers and other speakers who all thought he was the perfect end to our day and very interesting and engaging.

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John was an absolute PERFECT keynote for our conference.


John was great! It was like having a live podcast.

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