Episode 88: Fred Stoller
Standup comedian, writer and actor Fred Stoller opens up about his childhood with a sensitive withdrawn father and a fear-filled overbearing mother who he describes as a "Rainman Savant of bad news stories". He and Paul talk about the corrosive effect a joy-snuffing parent can have on a child's ability to experience joy. People know Fred from appearances on Everybody Loves Raymond, Dumb and Dumber, or Seinfeld. Paul reads some polarizing emails about the Ted Lyde episode as well as a happy moment survey response from a German listener who recalls the moment her depression ran out of fuel.