Laughter is Medicine with Maz Jobrani, Tehran, and Mostafa Purmehdi

Our Friendly World with Fawn and Matt show

Summary: Two brilliant comics and a wise professor join our talk. Comics (and fellow hanvatans) Maz Jobrani and Tehran help us to explore the healing that happens in our society when we have levity. The principle function of laughter is the creation and the deepening of our social bonds. Laughter is a social tool, a form of communication conversations, if you've noticed that have laughter in them are the most long lasting. Laughter is a signal that says I'm wanting to engage with you further. It's a way to test the boundaries of our relationships and it's medicine. Maz Jobrani and Tehran:     TRANSCRIPT: [00:00:00] Matt: [00:00:00] Hello, and welcome to a special edition of our friendly world with laundry mat. Fawn: [00:00:05] Yes, we have three amazing people. We have, a university professor Mostafa Purmehdi.  We have two amazing comics, TV, personalities, movie personalities. It's Matt: [00:00:17] a slash slash slash slash so many things. Fawn: [00:00:20] Maz Jobrani and Tehran. And they could only be with us for like 40 minutes. and Matt: [00:00:27] We start the conversation with Mostafa they come in, they come, we continue the conversation with Mostafa. Fawn: [00:00:33] Yeah. They come in about the 10 minute point. I think of our show and then they leave and we kept the conversation going. We just kept talking, couldn't stop ourselves. Their time is very tight and they had to go onto their podcast, which is "Back to School with Maz Jobrani".  We hope you enjoy have fun. Here it is…   Laughter is Medicine with Maz Jobrani and Tehran and University Professor, Mostafa Purmehdi [00:00:00] Fawn: [00:00:00] Hello friends. Hello. Hello. Welcome to our friendly world. Today, we have three very special guests. I'm going to get right into it. Two of them will show up in about, 10 minutes, but, right now we have a very dear friend Mostafa Purmehdi. Mostafa: [00:00:17] Hey. Fawn: [00:00:19] Hello. Mostafa: [00:00:21] Hi Matt. It's so nice to be on the show. Fawn: [00:00:24] A little background on our friend Mostafa,Mostafa is this brilliance university professor. He is a social scientist with a PhD in marketing. His website is  it's spelled N E X three dot X, Y, Z. If you want to get ahold of him, please do he, Mostafa is my mentor. over the summer or during the pandemic of 1920, 19, 20, 20, 20. Um, Mostafa: [00:00:53] That was a while back.  We go way back way back. Fawn: [00:00:58] We do go way [00:01:00] back. Yeah. You were the most amazing mentor to me, not just to me, but our little girls, you just immediately fit in with the whole family. Well, I mean, you're the most brilliant professor because you have such a kind gentle way to explain the most complex things that really angrify me, that's my own word, that I use in the house, like I'm angrified.  Seriously, I get so frustrated, especially with economics and business. And it just seems like  things are set up from my perspective in such a way for you to never understand economy and business,. It's meant for this certain group over here. And I always felt like an outcast. And the way you explained it to me is exactly what I needed. It was a caring, human being with a soft voice, just breaking things down for me [00:02:00] in the most simple way. But we were talking about complex i