PRI's Studio 360: "Can Laughter Make Us Healthier?”

PRI's Studio 360: "Can Laughter Make Us Healthier?”

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 10:00pm

Photo courtesy of Public Radio International.

WXXI is pleased to present PRI's Studio 360: "Can Laughter Make Us Healthier?” on Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 10 p.m. on AM 1370.  Is the old cliché true — is laughter the best medicine? Kurt Andersen and Mary Harris, host of the podcast Only Human, go to a laughter yoga class to find out. Also, we hear from a neuroscientist who studies laughter and moonlights as a standup comedian. Comic Chris Gethard explains why he resisted getting help for his depression out of fear of losing his humorous edge — and how getting treatment transformed his career. And we find out when medical humor is — and is not — just what the doctor ordered.

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