16-02 Segment 1: How Humor Helps Us Deal With Serious Topics


Synopsis: Sometimes talking about serious subjects – even with friends and family – can cause arguments and bad feelings. But just as Mary Poppins said, “…a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down,” humor can make the discussion of serious subjects go down easier. Our guests are two very talented and funny people who use humor, satire and irony to make their points about women in science and technology, and the immigrant experience.

Host: Gary Price. Guests: Aasif Mandvi, actor, award-winning playwright, correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, and author of the book, No Land’s Man; Megan Amram, comedian, television writer and author of Science…for Her!.

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