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Death is Hilarious Podcast

The show that explores using dark humor to cope with grief, loss, and trauma. 

After my husband passed away in November of 2019, I began interviewing other podcasters and creatives on how they were using dark humor to get through their grief, loss, and trauma. It’s helped me cope, learn, educate, and – most of all – connect with others.

I’m Tawny Platis, voice actor and comedy podcaster.

Join my co-host, Sam, our special guests, and me as we find healing and relief with stories, friendship, and lots of jokes on our podcast, Death Is Hilarious.

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Interview With Nadine Menashe of Varsity Grief Squad Death Is Hilarious

Today my guest is Nadine Menashe, the creator behind the Varsity Grief Squad, one of my favorite accounts on Instagram and also where Nadine makes memes and merch about her dead mom.We talked about:- Nadine’s mom Svetlana was diagnosed with stage 4 breast, bone, and lung cancer in September 2019. That’s when the grief process started. When she passed away in October 2020, the humor came naturally. It was the only way she was able to communicate what she was feeling- Processing grief and loss with funny memes- Humor wasn’t always something Nadine used to cope with the hard stuff in life- The moment that Nadine started really leaning into humor was at her mom’s funeral- A lot of rabbis seem to have a great sense of humor around death- The backlash that comes with using dark humor to cope- Appreciating the view of death in Judaism- Meeting a grieving person where they areFor more information about Death Is Hilarious, visit deathishilarious.com
  1. Interview With Nadine Menashe of Varsity Grief Squad
  2. Interview with author Kathy Benjamin
  3. Interview with Mitzi Weiland (LMFT) creator of the podcast Dead Funny Dead Serious
  4. Interview With Author Leslie Gray Streeter
  5. Interview with "Sealion" Bryan Martin

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