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Sunday, January 20 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Anxious, Depressed, Phobic...and also Hilarious

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Mental illness is, of course, not necessary for the creative process or the fueling of ambition, which seems to be a common myth. But, likewise, living through mental illness doesn't mean you can't create great and hilarious stuff. And, it turns out, humor and creation can be an important part of maintaining mental health.

Featured Guests
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Meg Bashwiner

Welcome to Night Vale; Good Morning Night Vale
Meg Bashwiner is a writer, performer, emcee, tour manager and producer based in the Hudson River Valley. She plays the role of “Deb” and “Proverb Lady” on the hit podcast Welcome to Night Vale, She is the Emcee and Tour Manager of the Welcome to Night Vale live show and has... Read More →
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Allegra Frank

The Polygon Show, The History of Fun
Allegra Frank is Deputy News Editor at Polygon, where she frequently reports on Nintendo, internet culture and entertainment. She co-hosts The Polygon Show and Polygon’s The History of Fun on The Vox Media Podcast Network.
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Hannah Hart

Hannahlyze This
About Hannahlyze This:Hannah Hart (wildly successful, super fly, very amazing) and her best friend Hannah Gelb (her middle name is Ruth) discuss life, love, and the pursuit of happiness in a frank and no bullshit manner in this self-help podcast that just can’t help itself.  Every... Read More →
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Justin McElroy

My Brother, My Brother, And Me; The Adventure Zone; Sawbones
Justin McElroy is the co-creator and co-host of a bevy of podcasts, including My Brother, My Brother and Me (recently adapted into a TV show by NBC Universal), The Adventure Zone, Sawbones, Quality Control, Till Death Do Us Blart and The McElroy Brothers Will Be In Trolls 2. He's... Read More →

Speakers
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Steven Pappas

Steven Pappas is a comedian and co-creator of "Is This Adulting?", the mental health comedy podcast you never knew you needed. His mission in entertaining is to normalize the conversation surrounding mental illness and try to bring you laughs along the way. Still want to know more... Read More →


Sunday January 20, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 6C