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Mackin-Mailander Lecture Series Welcomes John Moe to Campus

By Megan Hinderman  |  October 21, 2021

Clarke University is excited to bring author and podcaster John Moe to campus on Wednesday, November 17, at 7 p.m. in Jansen Music Hall. Moe will present “The Other Healing: Trauma & Mental Recovery After COVID” as part of Clarke’s annual Mackin-Mailander Lecture Series.  

Moe earned acclaim for his award-winning podcast, “The Hilarious World of Depression,” which ran on National Public Radio for several seasons. His new series, Depresh Mode, continues his exploration into what Moe calls “tricky brains.” With guests like comedians Maria Bamford, Jameela Jamil, and Paul F. Tompkins, Moe is known for blending humor with open and honest conversations around mental health and depression. Moe has also chronicled his experiences in a book version of “The Hilarious World of Depression”, various plays, and articles with “The New York Times Magazine” and “McSweeney’s.”   

During his lecture, Moe hopes the audience will “have a laugh, learn a lot, and walk away with a few things anyone can do to fight mental health stigma and make the world a healthier place.” 

Tickets for John Moe are free to Clarke students and staff and may be picked up at the Atrium Front Desk. $10 general admission seats are available at clarke.edu/johnmoe. Masks are required for this event. 

The Clarke University Mackin-Mailander Lecture Series was established in 1997 after Clarke received gifts from two alumnae, Mary Mackin ’34 and Verna Slattery-Mailander ’20, to establish an endowed lecture series. The annual series consists of three lectures, including a prominent outside speaker, a faculty lecture, and an alumni lecture. 

Find more information on upcoming events and shows at clarke.edu/artsatclarke.