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The show is half laughing in the face of death and half urging you to be good to yourself, because Dave and Hampton are alive, and they want you to stay alive, and they're hoping a full hour of the world's darkest jokes will help. Join them as they analyze one suicide in history and share their own experiences with suicide and suicidal thoughts.

The show is half laughing in the face of death and half urging you to be good to yourself, because Dave and Hampton are alive, and they want you to stay alive, and they're hoping a full hour of the world's darkest jokes will help. Join them as they analyze one suicide in history and share their own experiences with suicide and suicidal thoughts.
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The show is half laughing in the face of death and half urging you to be good to yourself, because Dave and Hampton are alive, and they want you to stay alive, and they're hoping a full hour of the world's darkest jokes will help. Join them as they analyze one suicide in history and share their own experiences with suicide and suicidal thoughts.

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50: Phil Ochs

10/18/2018
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Phil Ochs was a folk singer, writer and activist in the 60s and 70s. He reached renown and fame both within the folk music community and for his protests of the Vietnam War and more, and tragically committed suicide in 1976\. Hampton and Dave discuss his life, and also tear gas again.

Duration:01:31:07

49: Mental Health Awareness Day

10/11/2018
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Dave and Hampton take this episode to hash out what's been going on in their own lives lately, and to share some words of wisdom about depression and mental health in general. At the end, they read some listener emails, and talk about Guitar Hero way, way, way too much.

Duration:01:19:57

48: Li Tobler

10/4/2018
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Li Tobler was not made of chocolate, and neither was her life. One of the lesser known, members of the 27 Club, Hampton and Dave discuss her tragically short life with depression, art, drugs, squalor and H.R. Giger. Dave won’t shut up about chocolate.

Duration:01:03:12

47: Attempts tr3́s!

9/27/2018
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In this, the third installment of Hampton's Mind-Blowers, Dave truly blows Hampton's mind. Not like that second "Attempts" episode, in which Dave fell flat on his dumb face and wasn't impressive at all. An actor, an athlete, a musician and a game show host all have their stories revealed in this third episode about famous people who attempted to commit suicide.

Duration:01:07:27

46: Jean Seberg

9/20/2018
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The guys talk about Jean Seberg, an Iowa born actress, who went on the help define the look of French New Wave Cinema and was needlessly harassed and targeted by the FBI for some dumb shit.

Duration:01:14:50

45: William Arthur Gibbs

9/13/2018
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William Arthur Gibbs tragically committed suicide at age 12 in 1877\. Hampton and Dave discuss his short life, the tragedy of child suicide and National Suicide Prevention Week. Dave eats a PB&J.

Duration:01:17:27

44: Accidents

9/6/2018
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It is never funny when someone leaves this earth, and it is never funny when someone commits suicide, and it is CERTAINLY never funny when someone accidentally commits suicide, and with that said, this is a bloopers episode.

Duration:01:06:49

43: Arthur Mondella

8/30/2018
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This week, Hampton and Dave walk through the happy and successful life of Arthur Mondella, heir to the Dell’s Maraschino Cherry fortune. He was beloved by peers and employees alike, grew the family business exponentially, and killed himself tragically when he was found to be... HIDING THINGS.

Duration:00:55:04

42: Kevin Carter

8/23/2018
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Kevin Carter, Pulitzer-prize-winning photographer, committed suicide in his car in his hometown of Johannesburg in 1994\. Dave and Hampton discuss his storied life, and sing a blink-182 song for way too long.

Duration:01:08:21

41: Jack Ryan

8/16/2018
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TOM CLANCY SUCKS BRO HELL YEAH. THIS IS NOT THAT JACK RYAN. THIS IS THE REAL JACK RYAN. This Jack Ryan is the co-creator of Barbie and also of orgies at his mansion. Dude had problems and he’s gone but wow, Barbie tho.

Duration:01:10:04

40: Slobodan Praljak

8/9/2018
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Slobodan Praljak was a Croatian war criminal who killed himself during his trial in 2017\. I can't remember what else happens because we recorded a bunch at once. It's mostly about Russia? It's good. Don't commit war crimes and don't kill yourself.

Duration:01:28:36

39: David Reimer with Steve Agee

8/2/2018
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A freak accident as a baby caused David Reimer to be raised as a girl and utterly reject it, which led to a world of problems and eventually suicide. Dave and Hampton discuss him, his life, how unbelieveably well he did with the hand he was dealt, and also talk to Steve Agee! Yes that's right, the guy that used to have the same job as Hampton is on the show, but now neither of them have that job, because that job sucked.

Duration:01:16:11

38: Second Attempts! with Missy Martinez

7/26/2018
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Dave and Hampton talk suicide attempts and suicidal thoughts with the ever-hilarious Missy Martinez! Then, yet again, Dave lists for Hampton some celebrities who you never would think have attempted to commit suicide. It absolutely blows Hampton’s mind. (One of them does.) They we’re going to call this episode, “Hampton’s Mind Blowers,” because it seems so appropriate, but then they realized how sexual that sounds, and that sex is bad.

Duration:01:08:56

37: Willard Hershberger

7/19/2018
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Willard Hershberger was the first Major League Baseball player to commit suicide during the playoffs. He did so, his team went on to win the World Series, and Hampton and Dave have no idea what any of that means.

Duration:01:26:37

36: Freddie Prinze

7/12/2018
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NOT the guy from Wing Commander. This episode is NOT about the guy from Wing Commander. It's about his dad, Freddie Prinze, wunderkind stand-up comedian who after drug-fueled downward spiral, committed suicide in front of his manager in 1977.

Duration:01:26:47

35: Alan Turing

7/5/2018
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Alan Turing defeated the nazis all by himself, not really but kinda, and Dave and Hampton have their own WORLD WAR 3

Duration:01:23:43

34: Emilio Salgari

6/28/2018
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Know as the father of Italian adventure novels, Emilio Salgari lived a live of near poverty and committed suicide via seppuku in 1911\. Dave and Hampton discuss this, and his life, and his work, and Hampton makes the most dick jokes Dave has ever heard, which is saying a lot.

Duration:01:14:56

33: Kiyoko Matsumoto

6/21/2018
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Kiyoko Matsumoto jumped into a volcano in the 1930s, ending her own life and creating a phenom in Japan: suicide by volcano. Hampton and Dave explore her life and the aftermath of her decision to take her own life, which included volcano donkey tours, we are not kidding.

Duration:01:23:12

32: Jeanne Weber

6/14/2018
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Hampton and Dave discuss the life and suicide of serial killer Jeanne Weber. More specifically, she was a serial child murderer, who got away with it by relying on people's disbelief that a mother could kill children. Any way, the episode is fun!

Duration:01:10:13

31: Chef Bernard Loiseau

6/7/2018
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Bernard Loiseau is recognized by 9/10 of people in France and is NOT Chef Boyardee, if you can believe it. We talk about chefs and the perilous world of critics they have to appease.

Duration:01:24:17