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Tess Paras

Tess Paras (Crazy Ex Girlfriend, Take My Wife) joins to talk the fear of unexpected death & the concept of leaving behind a legacy, growing up with two doctor parents & a horrifying “birds & the bees” conversations, having a bartholin cyst & having it “marsupirlized“, high school sex ed, & ties things up nicely with a great vagina quiz supplied by special co-host Ben Green! Have a health or injury story you’d like to share? Leave a voice at (323) 388 3879! @TessParas...

Duration: 01:02:16

Jon Gabrus

Jon Gabrus (High & Mighty, Actionboiz) drops by the studio & immediately jumps into talking health & body image, he discussing realizing his weight has begun to affect his athletic abilities & pass times, beginning the early stages of having kids, growing up in a “mean house” and how it lead to his sense of humor, eating “health adjacent” food, and more! Afterward, he & Ben play a round of Madeline’s Taco Bell food quiz!

Duration: 01:17:52

Codi Elizabeth Fischer

Writer Codi Elizabeth Fischer & special guest co-host Joe Saunders join us this week to talk about the need to always be in control, high school drug us, the importance of therapy, a scare with HPV, cervical cancer, turning down laughing gas before getting a cervical biopsy & more. Have an injury story you’d like to share? Leave a voice at (323) 388 3879!

Duration: 01:08:24

Ronnie Adrian

Ronnie Adrian (White Women, Drive Share) stops by to share his thoughts on shifting thoughts on death & dying, the important of family, why he laughs instead of cries, his wildly unhealthy diet, & more. Have an injury story you’d like to share? Leave a voice at (323) 388 3879!

Duration: 01:13:57

Veronica Osorio

Actress & Comedian Veronica Osorio (Hail, Caesar!, Trek and the City Podcast) joins us to talk childhood depression, a life changing motorcycle accident & how it’s affect her outlook on life, career, & relationships. Veronica also shares stories about being held a gunpoint as a child, her dad being kidnapped, discuss the best ways to die, and more. Guest Twitter: @verovidetta Treks and the City site:

Duration: 01:19:24

Stacy Dacheux

Artist & writer Stacy Dacheux joins Ben & Madeline to discuss her unique experience working with hospice & navigating a work environment directly tied to dealing with death & dying, working at homeless shelters & understanding the homeless community, motherhood, & more. Have an injury story you’d like to share? Leave a voice at (323) 388 3879! IG:@pizzastacy Twitter: @StacyDacheux Site:

Duration: 00:58:09

Mano Agapion

Actor, comedian, and super fan Mano Again (Bajillion Dollar Propertie$, Horny 4 Horror Podcast) join us to talk an ever present fear of getting cancer whenever life is going “too good”, walks us through a groin pain & how it lead to an umbilical hernia, shares a timeline of all his major personal injuries, & finishes off the episode with a Taco Bell food ingredients quiz (and does WAY better than he should). Got a funny or interesting injury story? Leave a voice at (323) 388 3879!

Duration: 01:09:34

Zach Borenstein

Writer, Director, & sleep science expert Zach Borenstein (SNL, Jimmy Kimmel Live) stops by to breakdown some cool facts about how the brain works while we sleep, turning a first date into an ER visit, his early day working in a sleep lab, & even manages to work in a fun game about sleep!

Duration: 01:03:17

Deborah Baker Jr.

Accident prone actress/comedian Deborah Baker jr. (Stan Against Evil, The Great Indoors) joins us to talk her long history of accidentally hurting herself: cutting off a finger as a kid, being thrown from a boat, or getting hit by a car. She shares the importance of having a constantly worrying mother, belief in ghosts, and rounds out her interview with a new game: Deb Against Evil!

Duration: 01:06:29

Rebekka Johnson

Actress Rebecca Johnson (Netflix’s GLOW, The Apple Sisters) joins us to talk growing up with a fear of being kidnapped, living with an anxiety disorder that causes fainting, & the side effects of taking anxiety medications as a teen, managing her disorder on her own, how motherhood has made her stronger, the workplace of GLOW, and she even sticks around to be a fun game about surviving the Zombie Apocalypse.

Duration: 01:07:13

Jefferson Dutton

Director/Comedian, Jefferson Dutton (Birthday Boys) stops by to the studio to talk outgrowing his youthful invincibility, how losing grandparents & pets help children deal with death, talks an untreated a cliff diving spine injury, the group shares their own stories about fear thresholds & moments they realized actions have consequences, & Madeline tells use the time she broke a girl’s fingers. Afterward, Ben subjects us to a new FMK: spoiled food edition!

Duration: 01:10:35

July 4th Minisode

Ben & Madeline celebrate the deathliest holiday weekend with our very 1st Def Dying mini-sode by sharing the top 11 reasons people visit the ER for July 4th.

Duration: 00:31:53

Jessica Jean Jardine

Writer, comedian, & fashionable person Jessica Jean Jardine stops by the studio to chat it up about developing a very real fear of flying,the negative impact it's had on her life, & how she overcame it,fear of being in public settings, anxiety linked IBS, managing your health, and so much more.

Duration: 01:10:42

Casey Trela

Long time friend of the show, musician, & all around great guy Casey Trela stops by to chat with Ben & Madeline about living with diabetes, going to therapy & the positive effects it's had on his life, his sweet insulin pump, & more!

Duration: 01:18:23

Mary Sasson

Helloooo! This week Mary Sasson (Winslow) stops by to talk her early days on her college rowing team, dealing with the sudden loss of people you know, getting a wedding related glass injury, uploading your consciousness into a robot brain, & more!

Duration: 01:14:25

Lauren Lapkus

Lauren Lapkus (Crashing, With Special Guest) joins us in studio to share a shinglers story, the numerous problems that can arise from being a compulsive worker, learning when to say “no”, learning to embrace embarrassment, Crohn’s Disease, not having enough guilt, being plagued with social media, and more.

Duration: 01:10:32

Alex Fernie

Director Alex Fernie (Bajillion Dollar Properties, Children's Hospital) talks with Madeline & Ben about dealing with the loss of a close friend & the fall out, dealing with anxiety, stress, & the temperament of directing, comedy, and more.

Duration: 01:18:58

Alison Rich

Alison Rich (SNL, Party Over Here) stops by to chat with Ben & special go-host Ben Greene to talk her thoughts on the afterlife, what a post-human world looks like, how jaw surgery affected her first college years, death, and more!

Duration: 01:19:02

David Phillips

David Phillips (Brooklyn 99, Rick & Morty) joins Ben & special guest co-host Jennier Pierson (Powerless) to talk his fear of being murdered by home invaders, a powerful fight or flight response, Hawaiian beach fights, willingness to protect others, and A LOT more.

Duration: 01:18:57

Mary Holland

Mary Holland (Veep, Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates) stops by to chat it up about her the afterlife, her early days at at medieval Times, Maddy's sense of guilt, a WHOLE lot of talk about teeth & dentistry, anxiety, and more! Mary even sticks around to play a fun game of "Hospital or Nots-pital"! Got a wild injury/death/sickness story? Leave us a voicemail on the Definitely Dying Hot-Line (323) 388 3879!

Duration: 01:10:42

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