Death Is Hilarious

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In this episode, Tawny sits down with Katie “The Foul Mouthed Widow” Pettigrew to chat about old acquaintances milking your spouse's death, connecting with other people who understand your specific grief, the un-fluffy side of widowhood, the difference between dark humor and DARK humor, wearing your wedding dress to your husband’s funeral, being guilted for the way we grieve, and celebrating your wins while still grieving your spouse. Enjoy Katie’s work by visiting foulmouthedwidow.com and following her on Instagram @foulmouthedwidow. To learn more about Death Is Hilarious, visit DeathIsHilarious.com To get in touch email DeathIsHilarious@gmail.com
In this episode, Tawny sat down to chat with comedian Roscoe Burnems about his groundbreaking special "Traumedy," how he started using comedy to cope with trauma, his clingy two-year-old, mourning Chadwick Boseman, moving past unhealthy coping mechanisms, grieving as a guy, and much more. Learn more about Roscoe at roscoeb.webs.com. Learn more about Death Is Hilarious at DeathIsHilarious.com. Get in touch with Tawny and Sami by emailing DeathIsHilarious@gmail.com
In this episode, Tawny sat down to chat with Mimi Hayes. Mimi Hayes is the author of "I'll Be OK, It's Just a Hole in My Head (A Memoir On Heartbreak and Head Trauma)." She’s also a comedian, podcaster, and brain hemorrhage survivor. Mimi talks about dumping her trauma on other humans during stand-up, a nurse with the most abrupt bedside manner in the world, having a field day with a bleeding brain, using humor to avoid reality, fighting for her life, and how friends and family change during trauma. “I have grown up with a permanent smile on my face. And then I had a brain hemorrhage. And I smiled some more. I smiled more because smiling makes you laugh. And when you laugh, you forget for a second that your brain is actually bleeding which makes absolutely no sense. Humor has always been and will always be my defense mechanism. I don't claim to know much, but I do know this: If you can survive a brain surgery with your sense of humor intact, it's a job well done.” - Mimi HayesLearn more about Mimi by visiting MimiHayes.com For more information about Death Is Hilarious checkout DeathIsHilarious.com. To get in touch email deathishilarious@gmail.com Support the podcast by sharing the show with your friends!
In this episode created just before our RBG movie night, Tawny revisits The Dirty Bits and talks about the woman who inspired Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s quote, “I ask no favor for my sex; all I ask of our brethren is that they take their feet off our necks” while Sami talks about the goo that goes on and comes out of your body. Get the rest of the show notes and learn more at DeathIsHilarious.com
Episode 11: "So you know the Gay Agenda? Well, now get ready for the Bitenerary." - Sam -Tawny talks about widow humor, making things awkward, her emotional service dog going on strike, and canceling her dead husband's phone line. Sam presents a series of bi observations, including danger noodles and polyamory. Get the rest of the show notes and learn more at DeathIsHilarious.com
In this episode, Sam talks about their experience with a love triangle in the evangelical church, scheduling panic attacks, and emotional discipline. Tawny shares about a recent hospital stay with "Dr. Dude." Learn more and get in touch at DeathIsHilarious.com - DeathIsHilarious@gmail.com
In this episode, I (Tawny) chatted with Anita and Mel from the podcast Widow We Do Now?, the show that addresses topics related to grief, death, bereavement, and moving forward through the inescapable pitfalls of young widowhood. And it’s funny too! We talked about podcasting being a great platform for teaching and healing, learning from other people’s grief, normalizing the different ways we grieve and normalizing mental health through social media, and creating communities for people who feel like they have to grieve a certain way. You can listen to their show now on apple podcasts. For information about Death is Hilarious, visit deathishilarious.com To get in touch, email deathishilarious@gmail.com. You can support the podcast by becoming a patron, at patreon.com/deathishilarious. Thanks for listening!
Note: This was recorded a few days before Tawny was admitted to the hospital with what she thought was a kidney issue. She's home now, doing well, and will give a happy update on next week's episode! Thank you so much for your kind understanding - Get the show notes at DeathIsHilarious.com - Get in touch by emailing DeathIsHilarious@gmail.com - Instagram @death_is_hilarious - Twitter @thatdeathpod
In this episode, Tawny talks about identity, her chihuahua getting 20 teeth removed, and telling dark jokes to a trauma support specialist. Sami then explains how one can be engaged to a parrot, emotional granularity, and seasonal trauma. Learn more and get in touch at DeathIsHilarious.com - DeathIsHilarious@gmail.com
We’d like to take this opportunity to encourage you to listen to and support Black voices. If you need references, we’ve made this list of resources ( https://bit.ly/2ZzDUcz) with the kind help of Masha from the podcast, Bold Adulting. In part two of this two-part episode, Sam reveals (in an epic three-act event) why we’ve been gone and the neuroscience behind empathy. Learn more at DeathIsHilarious.com
We’d like to take this opportunity to encourage you to listen to and support Black voices. If you need references, we’ve made this list of resources ( https://bit.ly/2ZzDUcz) with the kind help of Masha from the podcast, Bold Adulting. In part one of this two-part episode, Tawny delves into the history of white entitlement and civil unrest in the United States in order to answer listener Katie M.’s question- “Why do white people feel like they deserve peace after everything they’ve done to POC?”
"Merchandise can be replaced. Black lives cannot." This is the episode Sam and I recently recorded this past week, before the protesting began. And tomorrow, we’re recording an episode where we’ll chat about the significance and history behind the protests happening right now in America. I stopped producing my history podcast, The Dirty Bits, when my husband and co-host (George) passed away. It was too painful. But I now feel drawn to share again. George and my mission on our podcast was to give understanding and insight and to bring people together. That mission is something that has not changed and it’s what Sam and I continue to strive for on Death Is Hilarious. Sam and I share stories. We aren’t medical professionals or legal professionals. We don’t have hundreds of thousands of subscribers but we do have an amazing bunch of listeners we’ve grown close with (“The Trauma Queens”). What Sam and I can do is share stories in an effort to give our community more empathy. We’ll be posting more updates soon on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. DM us on any social media platform or email deathishilarious@gmail.com to get in touch.
Welcome to Death Is Hilarious, the show that explores using dark humor to cope with grief, loss, and trauma. I’m your host Tawny Platis and I’m joined here today with my co-host Sam Peterson. In this episode we do the Covid Check-In, Sam talks about their new chickens, their dog having PTSD, dark humor in pest control, Tawny got dumped, the weird things Tawny googles when grieving, Tawny reads her letter to Sam about feeling like George was the Frodo to her Samwise, The Dirty Bits Returns, Sam reads their letter to Tawny about using humor to cope with trauma related to sexual assault, and “The Little Mermaid.”For more information visit deathishilarious.com. To get in touch, email deathishilarious@gmail.com. You can support the podcast by simply sharing the show with your friends and if you’d like, you can become a patron at patreon.com/deathishilarious. Thanks for listening!
In this episode, Sam sits down with Cleo from Topless Topics, a community and creative project aimed at de-stigmatizing and de-sexualizing female toplessness in public and on social media, the same way male toplessness was in the 1950s - through repeat exposure and peaceful acts of civil disobedience. Though you can’t see her, true to form, Cleo is topless for this interview, which was held over a video conferencing service. In this episode, Sam and Cleo chat about socializing during coronavirus, bonding over online content creation, Cleo's mom, her dear friend Angel, bisexuality and how to cope with corona.You can find Cleo by by searching Topless Topics on Youtube and go ahead and give her a thumbs up and a follow to help more people find her, and then you can find her uncensored videos on ToplessTopics.org. You can connect with Sam and me, Tawny Platis, at DeathIsHilarious.com or on Twitter @thatdeathpod.
Sam and I both talk about premature death, expectations, identity, and self-discovery. CW: Death of a sibling, death of an infant, death of a spouse. Visit DeathIsHilarious.com for more info. Get in touch by emailing DeathIsHilarious@gmail.com - Follow us on TikTok @traumqueens - Instagram @death_is_hilarious - Twitter @thatdeathpod
In this episode, Tawny tells Sam about how she may have finally been sent a sign from George. And Sam talks about the weird process of being diagnosed with and treated for ADHD at 30 years old. Visit DeathIsHilarious.com for more info. Get in touch by emailing DeathIsHilarious@gmail.com - Follow us on TikTok @traumqueens - Instagram @death_is_hilarious - Twitter @thatdeathpod
Join me, Tawny Platis, my co-host Sam Peterson, and our guests as we talk about using stories, friendship, and lots of really dark jokes to cope with grief, loss, and trauma. For more information visit deathishilarious.com. To get in touch, email deathishilarious@gmail.com. You can support the podcast by simply sharing the show with your friends and if you’d like, you can become a patron at patreon.com/deathishilarious. Thanks for listening!
Welcome to Death is Hilarious, the podcast where I chat with other survivors about how they’re using comedy to cope with loss and grief. I’m your host, Tawny Platis, and in part two of this two part episode, I sat down to chat with Charity Pimentel-Hyams, author of The Widow’s Survival Guide, a book that gives practical and honest advice about living with children after the death of your spouse. We talked about making other people uncomfortable, dating after death, and our shared love of using dark humor to cope with the loss of our husbands. Find Charity and her book at livingafterdeath.com and you can follow her on instagram @thewidowssurvivalguideFor more information visit death is hilarious dot com. To get in touch, email deathishilarious@gmail.com. You can support the podcast by simply sharing the show with your friends and if you’d like, you can become a patron at patreon.com/deathishilarious. Thanks for listening!
In part one of this two-part episode, I sat down to chat with Charity Pimentel-Hyams, author of The Widow’s Survival Guide, a book that gives practical and honest advice about living with children after the death of your spouse. We talked about making other people uncomfortable, dating after death, and our shared love of using dark humor to cope with the loss of our husbands. Find Charity and her book at livingafterdeath.com and you can follow her on Instagram @thewidowssurvivalguideFor more information visit death is hilarious dot com. To get in touch, email deathishilarious@gmail.com. You can support the podcast by simply sharing the show with your friends and if you’d like, you can become a patron at patreon.com/deathishilarious. Thanks for listening!
CW: Death of a spouse, holidays without a spouse, angry tweeting, St. Patrick's Day, and peeps.I wasn’t able to take the time to plan out the transition of this podcast from the Dirty Bits to Death is Hilarious like I wanted to. It’s been largely experimental and my listeners have been witness to what seems like a behind the scenes creative process, as I navigate my grief using various art forms like writing, comedy, podcasting, and performing. It’s taken a few months and a few different formats to find my footing. I’ve had many different creative partners on this journey with me, but one of the most consistent partners has been my dear friend, Sam. The loss of George has been really hard for Sam too and we began coping by channeling our grief into comedy… specifically by writing each other funny letters about how we’re dealing with not only death and loss but other traumas in our lives. Those letters are something I’d like to share with you on this show, Death is Hilarious, the podcast that documents one voice actor’s journey coping with the death of her husband using humor and dark comedy. As covid-19 ushers you into a world I’m all too familiar with, I hope you too can find some healing and relief in our version of radical acceptance - with stories, friendship, and lots of jokes.In This Episode: My creative partner, Sam and I write each other letters in which we make jokes about grief, death, loss, and trauma. Neither Sam or I have seen the other’s letter before the episode.Follow the show on Instagram @Tawnyplatis_voicetalent Find me on Twitter @tawnysvoiceSupport Death Is Hilarious and get exclusive behind the scenes updates and commercial-free episodes for just $1 a month on Patreon.com/WittyWidow.Your Patreon, PayPal (paypal.me/tawnyvoice), and Venmo (@Tawny-Platis) support cover the production costs related to the show and website. Thank you for being a producer!Credits:Created by Tawny Platis and Sam PetersonChillin Hard Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Editing: Matthew Ramirez - mjrinfl@gmail.com
This podcast is a parody of guided meditation exercises and explicit language is used. Listener discretion is advised.In this two-part guided meditation special, Sami and Tawny touch on the boss babe culture, collagen injections, Jeff Bezos, Deadpool, Jerry from Cheer, finding your inner goddess, radical acceptance, and of course... coping withe the coronavirus pandemic. Learn more at TawnyVoice.Com
CW: Loss of a grandfather, loss of a pet, being unable to revive a spouse, complications during the birthing and delivery process, alligators, Florida, Floridian Insanity, dad jokes, corny humor. I recently had the pleasure of sitting down to chat with one of my good friends and fellow voice-over actors and podcasters (The Limey and The Yank), Trenton Bennett. In this lighter episode filled with plenty of corny dad jokes and impressions from both of us, Trenton shared how he started using humor to cope with death at the age of 14 when his grandfather passed away. We also chatted about what it’s like to lose a pet, something I very sensitively and graciously brought up, letting go of often literal weights we carry from the deceased, how we use laughter to survive, why bucket lists can be dangerous, and the challenges surrounding what comes with having a very long life. And if you’ve ever wondered what it sounds like when a couple of friends who are both in voice-over get together, stick around after the episode for a little peek into the world of my day job.Edited by Tawny Platis
Dark humor is often considered offensive and controversial, despite evidence that such comedy serves a valuable purpose in society. Today, many say the style seems to be fading away as it’s replaced by either wholesome, socially aware, or quirky comedy.So have the times simply become too dark for dark comedy? To understand the evolution of the comedy genre, I decided to go back to the beginning of humanity itself and learn about the history of dark comedy.For more information, visit TawnyVoice.comFollow the Witty Widow on Instagram @Tawnyplatis_voicetalent Find me on Twitter @tawnysvoiceSupport Death Is Hilarious (With The Witty Widow) and get exclusive behind the scenes updates and commercial-free episodes for just $1 a month on Patreon.com/WittyWidow.Your Patreon, PayPal (paypal.me/tawnyvoice), and Venmo (@Tawny-Platis) support cover the production costs related to the show and website. Thank you for being a producer!Sources: https://www.rd.com/culture/dark-sense-of-humor-and-intelligence/https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10339-016-0789-y?wt_mc=Affiliate.CommissionJunction.3.EPR1089.DeepLink&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=commission_junction&utm_campaign=3_nsn6445_deeplink&utm_content=deeplinkhttp://leeds-faculty.colorado.edu/mcgrawp/Benign_Violation_Theory.htmlObrdlik, Antonin J. (1942) "Gallows Humor"-A Sociological Phenomenon, American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 47, No. 5 (Mar., 1942), pp. 709–716https://www.nypl.org/blog/2015/09/25/bruce-jay-friedman Obrdlik, Antonin J. (1942) "Gallows Humor"-A Sociological Phenomenon, American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 47, No. 5 (Mar., 1942), pp. 709–716 Mariah Snyder, Ruth Lindquist Complementary and alternative therapies in nursingChillin Hard Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Editing done by the always lovely Matthew Ramirez - mjrinfl@gmail.com
This podcast is a parody of guided meditation exercises and explicit language is used. Listener discretion is advised. It's my first episode sponsored by Audible! You can sign up with my affiliate link: Audible.com/wittywidow or text "wittywidow" to 500-500 to try Audible and get your first book for free.For more information, visit TawnyVoice.comFollow me on Instagram @Tawnyplatis_voicetalent Find me on Twitter @tawnysvoiceSupport Death Is Hilarious and get exclusive behind the scenes updates and commercial-free episodes for just $1 a month on Patreon.com/WittyWidow.Your Patreon, PayPal (paypal.me/tawnyvoice), and Venmo (@Tawny-Platis) support cover the production costs related to the show and website. Thank you for being a producer!Editing: Matthew RamirezPart 2 Script: Sam Peterson
CW: The death of a sibling, car accidents, opioid overdose, the death of a parent, and Trader Joe’s.In This Episode: In this episode, I sat down with Lanie, a fellow voice actor and host of the podcasts “True Crime Fan Club” and “Crimes of Passion” on the Parcast Network to talk about her brother Chito who passed away in a car accident on February 21, 2009. I met Lanie over Instagram, right when George and I had just started releasing episodes of the Dirty Bits Podcast. She helped us get started and I don’t think the podcast would be where it is today without her. Over the past years, we’ve become close and I’m grateful to be able to call her my friend. For more information, visit TawnyVoice.comFollow the Witty Widow on Instagram @Tawnyplatis_voicetalent Find me on Twitter @tawnysvoiceSupport Death Is Hilarious (With The Witty Widow) and get exclusive behind the scenes updates and commercial-free episodes for just $1 a month on Patreon.com/WittyWidow.Your Patreon, PayPal (paypal.me/tawnyvoice), and Venmo (@Tawny-Platis) support cover the production costs related to the show and this website. Thank you for being a producer!Chillin Hard Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Editing done by the always lovely Matthew Ramirez - mjrinfl@gmail.com
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Created by
Tawny Platis and Sam Peterson
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Apr 13th, 2017
Latest Episode
Nov 19th, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
121
Avg. Episode Length
24 minutes
Explicit
Yes
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Episodic
Language
English

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