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Join me as I’ll be speaking live at Storytelling Podcast Week July 21st- 25th! I’ll be part of a powerful panel on The Stories We Wish We Didn’t Have to Tell. Head over to podcastweek.live/storytelling to register and use the code “DIH” for a FREE PASS.

I’m excited to share that I’ll be hosting game nights and chats Sunday-Thursday for the rest of July on Pococha! As a sponsored streamer, it helps me a ton when you watch and interact during the show as well as share on social media. Download the app and be sure to follow me here.

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Listen to my latest episode with Mandy Benoualid here

Today my guest is Mandy Benoualid, the co-founder and editor of the death positive media site and resource TalkDeath, and co-host of the #TalkDeath video series. She is also the founder and President of the online memorial platform and virtual funeral service provider, Keeper, and works with the US Department of Veterans Affairs on the Veterans Legacy Memorial project, memorializing nearly 4 Million American Veterans. Mandy’s work has appeared in national and international publications, she has been a featured presenter at professional funeral and cemetery conferences and was recently featured as an industry innovator by American Funeral Director Magazine.


We talked about:

– Visiting grandma’s grave, it occurred to her how every person has a story in a cemetery that can’t be communicated on a headstone

– How modern deathcare is changing the discussion around death (death positive)

– TalkDeath is a lot of 20-45 year olds who are gawky nerd girls who want to talk about death

– Green burial and how the demand for it has been skyrocketing

– Why sex and death are both taboo topics in western countries

– A funny story about sitting shiva when Mandy’s grandpa died

– Impromptu dancing and roasting grandpa (not literally) during the shiva

– The phrase “celebration of life” and why not everyone appreciates the phrase

– Using humor to shine a light as opposed to deflect

– How grieving becomes a part of your identity when you’ve experienced a traumatic loss

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Game Night

I host dark humor and death centric game nights every Sunday-Thursday at 6:00 pacific time on the app Pococha! Win prizes, meet other weirdos, and enjoy big belly laughs.

Tonight we’re playing Stupid Deaths, where you have to guess if the death is true or false

There are two ways to win: guess correctly or have the most interactions on the app! The two winners will receive a sticker or pin from the Death is Hilarious store

Click here to join the game!

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Are You Getting Your Patron Benefits?

Hello my little trauma tots!

I’m checking in today to make sure you’re getting and taking advantage of all your goodies on Patreon.

  • For patrons at the $15 level, you get a personal shoutout on each episode of the show, monthly goodies from the merch store, access to every segment of too hot for grandma, and a personalized acknowledgement in The Dystopian Alphabet Book as well as each upcoming book in the series. You also get all of the goodies in the other tiers! IMPORTANT: Make sure your address is up to date here on Patreon so I can send you your monthly merch. This month’s stickers have been ordered and are en route. I’ll send them out as soon as they arrive- sneak peek below!
  • For Patrons at the $10 level, you get a special birthday shout-out on the show + TikTok, personalized thank you on TikTok, extended uncut episodes (all uncut episodes that will be released in the month of July are available on Patreon now!) You also get all of the goodies in the $1-$5 tiers IMPORTANT: Make sure to email me at deathishilarious@gmail.com or send me a dm on Patreon with your birthday
  • For Patrons at the $5 level, you get digital copies of the Tawny and Sam letters and Early sneak peek of each page of The Dystopian Alphabet Book (as well as each upcoming book in the series), and video versions of the podcast (starting August 2021) You also get all of the goodies in the $1-$3 tiers
  • For Patrons at the $3 level, you get early episode access and replay videos of the weekly live streams (comedy + game nights). You also get all of the goodies in the $1 tier
  • For Patrons at the $1 level, you get commercial free episodes and patreon exclusive posts and updates

If you have any questions or suggestions, I’d love to hear them! Please don’t hesitate to reach out in whatever way is convenient for you (email deathishilarious@gmail.com, dm me on Patreon, or get in touch on Instagram @thatdeathpod). I’m here to help!

-Tawny

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Exciting Happenings This Month

I’m hosting our first ever meet-up with fellow content creator (“The Worst Little Widow” Sara Vorheese Ontiveros and USA Today Bestselling Author Angela Sanders) this fall. We would love to see you there!  

 I’m also hosting game nights all month long starting this Sunday! Join me and other listeners (the trauma tots) here 

 And Patrons at the $10 level can now enjoy the next FOUR episodes of the show now! Here’s a sneak peek of what’s coming this month

New merch is on the way for Patrons at the $15 level – this month’s sticker is the Deathmedian design

I’m also hiring! I’m currently looking for a podcast editor for my show Death Is Hilarious. If you’re a listener who has some great editing chops, you’d be a great fit to join the team. Email tawny@tawnyvoice.com for more info.

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New This Week: May 3

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Listen to the show here

May 4- NEW EpisodeGrief in Comedy: Interview With Stand-Up Comedian Chris Calogero

Today my guest is Chris Calogero, a standup comedian from New Jersey who lives in Brooklyn and has been featured in the “NY Times,” “Funny or Die,” “Paste Magazine,” and “Good Morning America Day.” Chris is also the host of the podcast “Mourning Coffee,” where he interviews other comedians about their experiences with grief—how it affects their personal lives as well as their comedy.

Listen Here

We Made Scary Mommy’s List of “17 Of The Best Grief Podcasts To Help You Through This Difficult Time”!

We came in at number 10!

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

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 New Merch 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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New This Week: April 25

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Join us in our Facebook group

Listen to the show here

April 26 – NEW Episode – Good Grief: Interview With Stand-Up Comedian Glen Tickle

In this episode, I had the absolute privilege of speaking with Glen Tickle, standup comedian, writer, husband, father, and the creator of one of my favorite specials of all time, “Good Grief.”

And be sure to upvote Good Grief to be added to Hulu here – If it gets 100 votes Hulu reviews the request!

We Made Scary Mommy’s List of “17 Of The Best Grief Podcasts To Help You Through This Difficult Time”!

We came in at number 10!

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

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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New This Week: April 5- April 11

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Join us in our Facebook group

Listen to the show here

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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New This Week: March 29-April 4

Hang out with us on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter

Join us in our Facebook group

Listen to the show here

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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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