#23: Standup comedy for men at risk of suicide
Severe depression is a taboo, and when people talk about it, they usually do it with utmost seriousness. Angie Belcher, founder of Comedy on Referral, has another approach: She teaches men at risk of suicide standup comedy – and has just won NHS funding for it. In this episode, Angie explains to us how she came up with the idea and how using self-satire on stage makes people stronger and more self-confident.
Hosts: Ed Crasnick, Jonathan Widder. Editing: Thomas Barth
A German Journalist and a Jewish Comic discuss the latest and greatest solution based news stories from around the world. A podcast about the amazing, wildly creative things people are doing to solve our biggest social problems today – from goats helping to fight wildfires to prisons without wardens and guns.
Hosts: Ed Crasnick, Jonathan Widder
Tags: solutions, society, sustainability, social innovation, solutions journalism, constructive journalism.