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Hello and welcome to the Laughter Research website, home of the Laughter Research Podcast™.

My name is Glen Duggan and I’m a PhD candidate, currently researching in the School of Psychology, Trinity College, Dublin.

(This website is not affiliated with T.C.D., nor is this website a tool for psychological research)

The purpose of the website and podcast is to provide entertaining and educational content for free to anyone who has an interest in developing a deeper understanding of the role which laughter plays in our lives. This is done through the exploration of the existing research on laughter, as well as by conversations with experts and people who have a specialist interest in the phenomenon of laughter.

I do hope that you choose to subscribe to the podcast and that you get as much enjoyment from it as I get from producing it. The podcasts officially launched on the 26th of October, 2014. Please have a look at the Podcasts & Posts page to explore the archives and listen in straight away, or click on the iTunes, or Stitcher link below to subscribe on your mobile device.

My guests are from a diverse range of fields, including sociology, psychology, commercial backgrounds, therapy, linguistics and entertainment – with many more exciting guests to come in the future.

I look forward to learning along with you and developing a community of laughter and education. Don’t forget to check out the Laughter Quotes page for fun and inspiration and to join in the conversation on laughter in the comments sections, which are spread throughout the website.

All the best to you,


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Important Notice:

Laughterresearch.com and the Laughter research Podcast sometimes contain discussions on a variety of medical & psychological topics; however, the information and discussions provided on the website and podcast are of a general interest and educational nature and should not be considered to be medical/psychological advice. It is crucial that you do not use any of the concepts discussed as any form of substitute for the advice of a medical professional (for instance, a qualified doctor/physician, mental health care practitioner etc). None of the individual contributors, the host (Glen Duggan), or anyone else connected to Laughterresearch.com or the Laughter Research Podcast take any responsibility for the results or consequences of any attempt to use or adopt any of the information presented on this web site for medical/psychological treatment purposes.

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