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New This Week: April 12- April 18

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April 13 – NEW Episode – “Dating Lessons For Widows” + “PTSD Fairy:” With Tawny and Sam

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We’re excited to debut an all new segment called “Traumology: Trauma Horoscopes With Sam” Get your very own personalized horoscope read on the show by answering the following questions

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The Death Deck on TikTok

I (Tawny) host game night each Tuesday live on TikTok at 6:00 pm pst! It’s a fun death positive card game created by Lisa & Lori – recent guests on the show! Follow @tawnyplatis on TikTok to join in on the fun.

This Week For Patrons

Early + Ad Free – Get this week’s episode before it hits the podcast feed…and it’s commercial free too!

Too Hot For Grandma – Stories that were too spicy for the show

New Coloring Book Page

Next Week’s Pin Preview

Death Deck Replay – Get the recorded game exclusively on Patreon

Birthday Shout Out – For our patrons at the $10 and $15 level, be sure to email us back with your birthday month so we can wish you a happy birthday on the show!

Monthly Merch – If you haven’t yet, make sure your mailing address is updated so we can send you new monthly merch from our store

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Widowed By Covid: Interview With Comedian Rich Kiamco

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Today my guest is stand-up comedian Rich Kiamco who you may recognize from Bravo’s Queer Eye For The Straight Guy, Netflix in the Buzzfeed’s “Follow This,” and the Broadway Comedy Club, just to name a few things from his impressive resume. Rich’s partner Sandy Gunar was diagnosed with covid on February 7th 2021 and passed away on March 16th, just 19 days ago from when we chatted.
We chatted about being afraid to fall in love with someone who might die in the future, being codependent with your partner, dating as a gay man before grindr on Edwina (“I’m ancient!”), having enough self-love and self-loathing to eat well, Dolph Lundgren (the Soviet boxer from Rocky), how Rich met Sandy (several times!) before they finally got together, how rebounding is like being on the Titanic, how past traumas prime you for widowhood, blaming yourself for your partner’s death, being descended from trauma survivors (Rich’s parents lived in the Philippines during the Japanese occupation during World War II), PTSD infused gratitude, incorporating grief into your comedy, using wit for self-preservation (particularly as a gay kid in high school), and doing comedy on zoom during covid.


To get in touch, email deathishilarious@gmail.com. You can support the podcast by subscribing, becoming a patron at patreon.com/deathishilarious, or by simply sharing the show with your friends and on social media.

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New This Week: April 5- April 11

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April 6 – NEW Episode – Widowed By Covid: Interview With Comedian Rich Kiamco

April 12 – New Episode With Sam

Sam has been hard at work on a big commission (did you know they’re an artist when not podcasting?) but will be back for more traumady next month. We’re excited to debut an all new segment called “Traumology: Trauma Horoscopes With Sam” Get your very own personalized horoscope read on the show by answering the following questions

Win The Pin

The Death Deck on TikTok

I (Tawny) host game night each Tuesday live on TikTok at 6:00 pm pst! It’s a fun death positive card game created by Lisa & Lori – recent guests on the show! Follow @tawnyplatis on TikTok to join in on the fun.

This Week For Patrons

Early + Ad Free – Get this week’s episode before it hits the podcast feed…and it’s commercial free too!

Too Hot For Grandma – Stories that were too spicy for the show from Rich’s interview

New Coloring Book Page

Next Week’s Pin Preview

Death Deck Replay – Get the recorded game exclusively on Patreon

Birthday Shout Out – For our patrons at the $10 and $15 level, be sure to email us back with your birthday month so we can wish you a happy birthday on the show!

Monthly Merch – If you haven’t yet, make sure your mailing address is updated so we can send you new monthly merch from our store

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The Neck Up : With Lisa Keefauver MSW & Host of Grief is a Sneaky B!tch

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Grief is a Sneaky Bitch podcast creator, host, and fellow widow Lisa Keefauver MSW (reimagininggrief.com) joins me to chat about what inspired the title of her show, what it means to “live from the neck up,” how the lonely and puritanical- Judeo-Christian-capitalist-suck it up-pull yourself up by your bootstraps way of grieving in the United States does everyone a severe disservice, way “good vibes only” is bs, welcoming in uncomfortable emotions, taking comedy seriously (we see the irony), creating tension by simply being the widow in the room, feeling pressured to not bring everyone down with your mood during grief, making sure you don’t stay locked into coping strategies, staying up all night watching comedy in order to deal with grief, our mutual love for John Stewart, the shitty things people say to try to “fix” your grief, getting hit on at my husband’s funeral, and “widow rules.”


To get in touch, email deathishilarious@gmail.com. You can support the podcast by subscribing, becoming a patron at patreon.com/deathishilarious, or by simply sharing the show with your friends and on social media.

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New This Week: March 29-April 4

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155 On The Apple Personal Journal Podcast Charts

We’re trending! Thank you so much for subscribing and sharing the show with your friends and on social media. We couldn’t produce the show without your help!

March 30 – New Episode with Lisa Keefauver, MSW & host of Grief Is A Sneaky B!tch

April 12 – New Episode With Sam

Sam has been hard at work on a big commission (did you know they’re an artist when not podcasting?) but will be back for more traumady next month. We’re excited to debut an all new segment called “Traumology: Trauma Horoscopes With Sam” Get your very own personalized horoscope read on the show by answering the following questions

Win The Pin

The Death Deck on TikTok

I (Tawny) host game night each Tuesday live on TikTok at 6:00 pm pst! It’s a fun death positive card game created by Lisa & Lori – recent guests on the show! Follow @tawnyplatis on TikTok to join in on the fun.

This Week For Patrons

Early + Ad Free – Get this week’s episode before it hits the podcast feed…and it’s commercial free too!

Too Hot For Grandma – Stories that were too spicy for the show from Lisa’s interview

New Coloring Book Page – This week’s page is titled “Mourning Coffee”

Next Week’s Pin Preview – “Girls Just Wanna Have Sun”

Birthday Shout Out – For our patrons at the $10 and $15 level, be sure to email us back with your birthday month so we can wish you a happy birthday on the show!

Monthly Merch – If you haven’t yet, make sure your mailing address is updated so we can send you new monthly merch from our store

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This Week: March 22-28

New Episode

Stormy Gail is an artist who creates big mood and dark humor pieces of art like comics and pins that focus on skeletons, death, depression, and trauma and is also a member of the Dead Parent Club. Find her work at stormygailart.com


In this episode, Stormy and I talked about caring for her terminally ill mother, feeling pressured to make others comfortable with how we deal with grief, the graphic images burned into our brains from being with the bodies of our loved ones, the judgement we get for coping publically and online by others who have not experienced grief, trauma, or loss, how our experiences influence our art, how people don’t view comedy as a legitimate art form, how trauma makes you funny, how much we love comedian Mimi Hayes, our therapists using us for our comedy, how creating art while caring for her mother in the ICU changed Stormy’s life, sluttery being hereditary, and why she draws skeletons instead of bunny rabbits (hint: it’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas’” fault).

The Death Deck on TikTok

I (Tawny) will be hosting game night each Tuesday live on TikTok at 6:00 pm pst! It’s a fun death positive card game created by Lisa & Lori – recent guests on the show! Follow @tawnyplatis on TikTok to join in on the fun.

And don’t forget to visit us on Patreon for more Rewards

We’re still trying to collect birthdays and current addresses from our qualifying patrons so be sure to check your email and give us a response when you can- we don’t want to miss you!

XOXO

Tawny

DeathIsHilarious@gmail.com

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Death, Comedy, and Art: Interview With Artist Stormy Gail

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Stormy Gail is an artist who creates big mood and dark humor pieces of art like comics and pins that focus on skeletons, death, depression, and trauma and is also a member of the Dead Parent Club. Find her work at stormygailart.com


In this episode, Stormy and I talked about caring for her terminally ill mother, feeling pressured to make others comfortable with how we deal with grief, the graphic images burned into our brains from being with the bodies of our loved ones, the judgement we get for coping publically and online by others who have not experienced grief, trauma, or loss, how our experiences influence our art, how people don’t view comedy as a legitimate art form, how trauma makes you funny, how much we love comedian Mimi Hayes, our therapists using us for our comedy, how creating art while caring for her mother in the ICU changed Stormy’s life, sluttery being hereditary, and why she draws skeletons instead of bunny rabbits (hint: it’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas’” fault).


To get in touch, email deathishilarious@gmail.com. You can support the podcast by subscribing, becoming a patron at patreon.com/deathishilarious, or by simply sharing the show with your friends and on social media.

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Dark Humor and Psychology – With Michael Drane from Unpopular Culture

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My friend Michael from the Unpopular Culture Podcast joined me over the weekend to chat about why dark comedies don’t do well at the box office, why people are uncomfortable and judgemental when it comes to using dark humor to cope, the lack of empathy from others during grief, some of the worst things people say to grieving people (and what you should actually say), validation, the echo chambers of social media contributing to society’s lack of empathy, puritanical culture dictating the common response to grief in the United States, Dia de los Muertos, taboo expressions of grief, the origin of gallows humor, dialectical behavior therapy, and how Mad Max relates to grieving. Michael is a psychologist with a background in forensics and is currently a professor at Antioch University where here teaches classes such as Abnormal Psychology, Psycho-diagnostics & Treatment Planning, Psychopathology, Developmental Psychology, and Counseling Theory.

To get in touch, email deathishilarious@gmail.com. The best way you can support the podcast is by simply sharing the show with your friends and on social media and by subscribing on your favorite app. And of course we’d also love it if you joined us at Patreon.com/deathishilarious.

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This Week: March 15-21

New Episode

This week I’m chatting with my friend Michael from the Unpopular Culture podcast! Michael is a psychologist with a background in forensics and is currently a professor at Antioch University where here teaches classes such as Abnormal Psychology, Psycho-diagnostics & Treatment Planning, Psychopathology, Developmental Psychology, and Counseling Theory. Last year we chatted about using dark humor as a coping mechanism for grief and he returned the favor by diving into the psychology behind gallows humor with me on my latest episode (spoiler – you aren’t a psycho if you use dark humor to cope).

The Death Deck on TikTok

I (Tawny) will be hosting game night each Tuesday live on TikTok at 6:00 pm pst! It’s a fun death positive card game created by Lisa & Lori – recent guests on the show! Follow @tawnyplatis on TikTok to join in on the fun.

And don’t forget to visit us on Patreon for more Rewards

We’re still trying to collect birthdays and current addresses from our qualifying patrons so be sure to check your email and give us a response when you can- we don’t want to miss you!

XOXO

Tawny

DeathIsHilarious@gmail.com

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Put That Lipstick On and Keep Goin: With Shyni From Lipstick Laundry

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Shyni from the Lipstick Laundry podcast joins me in this episode to comedically share about how she isn’t super fond of the word “widow,” how losing her husband gave her the courage to be open on her podcast, living in toxic heaven as a Cancer sign with an Aries, how cursing is a form of coping, what it’s like finally finding the other dark humor widows, being judged for grieving (no matter how you do it), what it’s like being widowed right before the pandemic, how the “here’s what you were doing a year ago” photo feature sucks for widows, being receptive to husband ghost sex, Jamaican widow traditions and rituals, wearing your dead spouse’s clothes, how losing a spouse is unlike any other loss, and Shiny asks Tawny about being grateful for not having a child as a widow.

To get in touch, email deathishilarious@gmail.com. The best way you can support the podcast is by simply sharing the show with your friends and on social media and by subscribing on your favorite app. And of course we’d also love it if you joined us at Patreon.com/deathishilarious.