YOU JUST HAVE TO LAUGH (YJHTL) David Naster learned and survived how to make a living as a professional comedian. Then the comedian learned how Humor and Laugher helps us to survive. For 41 years Naster has interviewed hundreds of real people that are really funny in situations that are NOT funny. The YJHTL’s podcast intentions are to entertain and inspire how humor can help you through any Tough Time you may endure. Each week we will offer real people who are really funny that have found joy and laughed through their real problems.
Larry Flaim, Dave Russell, Mike Higgins and Joe Huber are New York City Firefighters. There were all at Ground Zero after 9/11. They explain why humor helps them do their job better. There is graphic content, which by the way, They show how and why You Just Have To Laugh.
Ginny Tadlock was in a head-on collision with a semi. Firefighter Chris Joiner was burned over 30 percent of his body. His wife Susie thought he was dead. These three extraordinary people will have you laughing in amazement how they found humor in their horrific injuries. Their philosophical insights to surviving their injuries, will also keep you entertained as well as inspired.
Sandy DiGiovanni is hysterical. There is no denying that. And she does that simply by being herself. Sandy takes us through what is like being gay in the Midwest during the 70's. And how it has change to present day. Her authenticity is what makes you fall in love with her. Her humor will make you want to listen a second and third time.
Jack Mandlebaum survived work camps of the Nazis ,during the Holocaust. He did this between ages 14 and 17. His entire family was killed. This is not a movie. This is real. Jack explains no movie even comes close to what really happened at Concentration Camps. He also explains even to this day - humor and laughter helps him to survive.
Dr. Siegel, who prefers to be called Bernie, had his surgical training at Yale New Haven Hospital, West Haven Veteran’s Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. He also worked with Elizabeth Kubler Ross on creating the first Hospice in America. Bernie originated Exceptional Cancer Patients, a specific form of individual and group therapy utilizing patients’ drawings, dreams, images and feelings for their physical, spiritual and psychological benefits. This led to his desire to make everyone aware of his or her healing potential. Bernie continues to assist in the breaking of new ground in the field of healing and personally struggling to live the message of kindness and love. Bernie has been named one of the top 20 Spiritually Influential Living People on the Planet by the Watkins Review. He also was named a 2018 V.I.P. Spiritual Leaders Top Pick for his work and lifetime achievements. His prediction is that in the next decade the role of consciousness, spirituality, non-local healing, body memory and heart energy will all be explored as scientific subjects.
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Jim Fussell has Tourette’s. Jim Matovic had Tourette’s and manages it with Deep Brain Stimulation. Jeff is the first person on Planet Earth to have thus procedure successfully done. These two gentlemen have lived a life of physical pain and exhaustion. Emotionally, they have had to deal with ridicule and being laughed at. Through it all, they still have a sense of humor and show us how they have laugh through it all. Because, "If you laugh at yourself, you heal yourself."
A fun departure from humor and laughter. Learn how to truly take care of your indoor plants to help them grow to their full potential. Just how humor helps us grow and blossom - the same principals apply to growing beautiful houseplants. Jonah from family tree Nursery teaches us how to do just that.
Jessica Clem show us how to have a joyful life even when you are going through Stage 4 Breast Cancer. What an inspiration she is to everybody who enters her fellowship. If you know anyone going through cancer, this a must episode to hear how humor and laughter are critical through the navigation of the emotions of cancer. PLEASE SHARE!!
Caregivers carry the emotional weight of who they are caring for. Nobody looks after the caregiver, so it is imperative the caregiver has the opportunity to release the stress they are carrying. These marvelous people will show how to do that with humor and laughing. We hope it helps it you are or someone you know is a caregiver.
It is with reverence and respect YJHTL offers you this episode. These wonderful people aren’t laughing because someone they loved died. They are laughing because they understand how humor helps us get through grief and onto a joyful life. They will show us how and why. And please remember, it’s okay to laugh with them.
Don Strickland is a man I met on a cruise ship. His humorous insight into how we have overprotectedchildren to the point they can’t take care of themselves when they grow up, is insightful, funny and accurate. You Just have To Laugh is continually committed to helping everyone become and stay Bully-Proof.
Robert Holmstrom was 91 years old when I interviewed him on a cruise ship two years. He is still going strong. Robert shares how humor helped him as a pilot in WW 2 as well as his love of the flag and strong family values. Rarely do we get to meet such an extraordinary man as Robert Holmstrom. What a blessing!
Yes, his real and legal name is King Cole. King approached me after a show to share how humor got him through childhood abuse, cancer and the death of his beloved wife. A truly amazing story with care, kindness and humor despite life’s toughest hardships proving once again why “You Just Have To Laugh.”
I extended an invitation to Dr. Patch Adams to be a part of “You Just Have To Laugh.” He invited me to his home and opened up about who the real PATCH ADAMS is and the wonderful work he does to serve humanity. Patch is candid, sincere and no-nonsense when it comes to living a life of meaning
Sinbad and I used to be roommates. When we were first started out being comedians we spent a lot of time laughing and hanging out. I caught him for this rare interview. He opens up about his most personal feelings of being laughed at by Hollywood and attempt at suicide. He is a funny man, a good man and a great pal.
Steve Rawlings is a world-class and award winning juggler from England. This podcast brings you in on how to become a professional juggler. Being from England, Steve offers his unique showbiz success and as well as his kind humor. When you visit his website, http://steverawlingsjuggler.com you will see why audiences adore his charm and his supreme talent.
Mark Preston is a world-class entertainer. He is an ongoing member of the legendary group The Letterman as well as performing his one-man show all over the world. Besides having an outstanding voice Mark specializes in mentoring upcoming singing artists. This podcast includes his advice and how he worked hard to achieve his success. Mark is also very, very funny. Visit markprestonsinger.com to enjoy more of Mark.
Two young adults explain the symptoms of teenage addiction. They crack open the reasons why they got hooked on drugs and alcohol and how humor and laughing got them out. This is a must watch for every parent and teenager. There is a way out of addiction if you deal with your emotions and realize the humorous part of yourself. Laughing together heals forever.
Finding the humor in any addiction is a major step in working through the reason for the addiction. These 5 funny and insightful people will share why they went to drugs and alcohol to avoid their feelings and how humor and laughter keeps them sober today.
This episode features real people who have used humor and laughter to get through their depression, even suicidal attempts. We at You Just Have To Laugh sincerely hope these fine folks who shared their humorous experiences shine a light on anyone who is going through the darkness of depression.
This is the third part of our Bully-Proof…a solution series. These familiar voices will show you that doing what you love and helping others, creates great self- esteem. Learn how pity doesn’t help and how failure does. It’s our scars that make us who we are, and what leads us to helping others.
This is second episode on how to be Bully-Proof. Standing up for your self is critical to one’s self-esteem and stopping any kind of bullying. These real people show you how and why to stand-up for yourself.
When we laugh at ourselves we heal ourselves. It teaches us to accept ourselves with appreciation and NO shame. This is a must view for EVERYONE to inspire, entertain and teach us the value of not only laughing, but to appreciate the humorous side of our glorious selves.
This first episode of the You Just have To Laugh Podcast series features Dr. Patch Adams, the real man the movies was based on. Patch along with 6 other extraordinary funny people shows us how to keep playful during life’s toughest times. And we mean the TOUGHEST!