Monday got you down? There’s a podcast that plays nothing but laughter for six straight hours

Laughter can be infectious. Once someone starts laughing at whatever, it’s kinda hard not to join in.

This past Sunday (May 6) was World Laughter Day, a podcast called “Radio HaHa” was released. It’s long–six hours–but it features nothing but laughing or all sorts. Giggles, guffaws, chortles, cackles, snorts, snickers, assorted whoops and the occasional shriek can be found here.

From Mental Floss:

One study by neuroscientist and “laughter expert” Robert Provine revealed that 90 percent of test subjects smiled while listening to 19 seconds of laughter generated by a novelty store toy, and nearly half laughed along. This study and others like it suggest that the dreaded laugh track does in fact work, even if many modern TV viewers find it tacky.

Science has also shown that many health benefits are associated with laughter. Not only does it release endorphins that make you feel good, but it also relieves stress, improves your immune system, reduces blood pressure, relieves pain, and improves brain function.

Give it a whirl. You’ll feel better.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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