Suicide Buddies

73 EpisodesProduced by Starburns Audio

It’s 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.

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Margaux Hemingway

March 28th, 2019

Margaux Hemingway, granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway, took her life at age 42. Hampton and Dave discuss her life and the overwhelming amount of suicide and mental illness in her family.

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March 21st, 2019

Hampton and Dave begin their journey through your emails this week, as it has begun to irk them that they have not read your emails on the podcast.  Thus, they read your emails on the podcast, emails you have sent.

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Ashley Smith

March 14th, 2019

Ashley Smith is a tragic character in Canadian history.  She took her life in prison at age 18, after being basically trapped in the corrections system for years.  Dave and Hampton discuss her, her life, and what’s UP …

Stefan Babcock of PUP

March 7th, 2019

Dave catches up with his good friend Stefan Babcock, lead singer of the band PUP.  As it turns out, PUP's new record Morbid Stuff is all about laughing your way out of the darkness, which as you know, is the only thing …

Doodles Weaver

February 28th, 2019

Comedian Doodles Weaver shot himself twice in the chest in Burbank when he was 72.  Dave and Hampton talk about him, and sadness in comedy, and the recent loss of their friend.

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Joe Stack

February 21st, 2019

Get ready for some Bill Hicks/Alex Jones anti government anarchy. Dave and Hampton talk about Joe Stack who ended his life by flying a plane into an IRS building.

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The Mass Suicide at Pilėnai

February 7th, 2019

In the year 1336, while defending the fort Pilėnai from attacking Teutonic knights, over 4000 Lithuanians committed suicide.  The reasons aren’t entirely known and the details are a bit fuzzy, but Hampton and Dave make …

Sean Kirkham

January 31st, 2019

Dave and Hampton talk about life long con artist Sean Kirkham. Have you seen Party Monster? He worked with the Party Monster guy. Not Macaulay …


January 24th, 2019

Dave and Hampton check in on their own mental health.  Dave is fine, and Hampton is finer, and they’re both fucked, and Dave wants a cigarette.

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Hampton and Jake!

January 17th, 2019

Dave (the REAL host) is sick with butt flu and had to sit this one out. The nubile Hampton talks with Jake Weisman the creator of the absurdly dark and nihilistic comedy series “CORPORATE” which has a new season out …

Whitaker Wright

January 10th, 2019

Whitaker Wright was a turn of the century con man, the Bernie Madoff of his time, who died by suicide. Dave Ross and Hampton Yount are 2 dumbasses who talk about mental health and being good to yourself. This dude built …

Abdullah Al-Asiri

January 3rd, 2019

Abdullah Al-Asiri was a suicide bomber and member of al Qaeda, who failed miserably at murdering someone because he put the bomb in his butt.

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9/11 Christmas 420 2: 69

December 27th, 2018

This 9/11 Christmas 420, Dave and Hampton celebrate by talking about the movie Marwen way too much.  They also talk about two of the 9/11 hijackers and how their life brought them to be a part of the attack, but really …

Doug Kenney

December 20th, 2018

We talk about Doug Kenney, one of the founders of The National Lampoon which you may know from Stifler or that pie that made Eugene Levy cry. It’s another action packed, suicide is wack, episode.

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Wendy O' Williams

December 13th, 2018

Wendy O. Williams was the lead singer of Plasmatics, and a dancer, and an actor, and got arrested a lot, and knit bikinis, and tragically committed …

Ruan Lingyu: The Greta Garbo of China

December 6th, 2018

Dave and Hampton try something different this time and talk about a suicide in history. We mix it in with the riffing like medicine for a dog

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Charondas / Polemon of Laodicea

November 29th, 2018

Dave and Hampton discuss suicide in antiquity this episode, centered around two prominent figures in Ancient Greek history.  Charondas was a lawmaker …

Faron Young

November 22nd, 2018

This week, Hampton and Dave travel through the life of country music star Faron Young, who sadly committed suicide after being diagnosed wig leukemia, and also after a life of drug use, and also after a life of …

The Golden Gate Bridge

November 15th, 2018

Since it was built in the 1930s, over 1700 people have jumped to their deaths from the Golden Gate Bridge.  Dave and Hampton go through some brief …

Lord Castlereagh

November 8th, 2018

Lord Castlereagh was responsible for arranging the defeat of Napoleon but you know who he couldn’t defeat? ...himself. It was himself you guys.

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Wilhelm Rediess

November 1st, 2018

Dave and Hampton discuss the life and prompt suicide of Nazi commander Wilhelm Rediess, and then proceed to list so, so, so, so, so many Nazis who committed suicide.  Don't be a Nazi, dude.  Don't do it.

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Helen Palmer Geisel

October 25th, 2018

Helen Palmer Geisel was lifelong creative partner and wife of Dr. Seuss. She gets nearly no credit for creating all his best works right along side him, and tragically committed suicide after years of living with a …

Phil Ochs

October 18th, 2018

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 …

Mental Health Awareness Day

October 11th, 2018

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, …

Li Tobler

October 4th, 2018

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 …

Attempts tr3́s!

September 27th, 2018

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 …

Jean Seberg

September 20th, 2018

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.

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William Arthur Gibbs

September 13th, 2018

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.

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September 6th, 2018

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 …

Arthur Mondella

August 30th, 2018

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 …

Kevin Carter

August 23rd, 2018

Kevin Carter, Pulitzer-prize-winning photographer, committed suicide in his car in his hometown of Johannesburg in 1994\. Dave and Hampton discuss …

Jack Ryan

August 16th, 2018

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.

Slobodan Praljak

August 9th, 2018

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 …

David Reimer with Steve Agee

August 2nd, 2018

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 …

Second Attempts! with Missy Martinez

July 26th, 2018

Dave and Hampton talk suicide attempts and suicidal thoughts with the ever-hilarious Missy Martinez! Then, yet again, Dave lists for Hampton some …

Willard Hershberger

July 19th, 2018

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.

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Freddie Prinze

July 12th, 2018

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 …

Alan Turing

July 5th, 2018

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

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Emilio Salgari

June 28th, 2018

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 …

Kiyoko Matsumoto

June 21st, 2018

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 …

Jeanne Weber

June 14th, 2018

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 …

Chef Bernard Loiseau

June 7th, 2018

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.

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May 31st, 2018

Dave outlines a series of stories of failed suicide attempts in history and surprises Hampton with who they are. The episode is mostly Hampton saying, "Woah!" and Dave saying, "Yeahhhhhhhhhh."

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May 24th, 2018

Dave and Hampton talk about Avicii being essentially killed by his management. This episode is amazing on ecstasy

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Paul Bern

May 17th, 2018

The Dave and Hampton talk about Paul Bern (not Blart) a producer in old Hollywood who killed himself OR might have been Michael Clayton'd.

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The Dave's are Back in Town

May 10th, 2018

Dave and Hampton finally catch up from Dave’s tour of America. This is a friendship episode.

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Short Buddies

May 3rd, 2018

In this shorter episode of Suicide Buddies, Dave and Hampton check in while Dave is on tour to tease upcoming episodes and apologize profusely for …


April 26th, 2018

Hampton gives a beautiful, informative, well thought-out outline of the life and death-by-poison/government of philospher Socrates, and Dave does …

Peg Entwistle with Matt Ingebretson

April 19th, 2018

Peg Entwistle committed suicide by jumping from the Hollywood sign. Dave and Hampton discuss her suicide and yell about ghost hunters. Why are you a …

Johnny Ringo, The Deadliest Gunfighter in Tombstone

April 12th, 2018

Johnny Ringo, outlaw and character in the movie Tombstone, killed himself, and most people think he was shot by Doc Holiday. I mean what the hell …

Ian Curtis

April 5th, 2018

The lead singer of Joy Division, Ian Curtis, hanged himself after years of epilepsy when his band was on the cusp of stardom. Dave and Hampton talk about him, his life, and his crazy voice. 

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Daniel V Jones

March 29th, 2018

Daniel V Jones committed suicide surrounded by police, live on tv, on an LA freeway. Dave and Hampton discuss the circumstances of his untimely …

Lori Erica Ruff

March 22nd, 2018

Hampton and Dave discuss the gunshot suicide of Lori Erica Ruff, the woman of a thousand names. 

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John Noble

March 15th, 2018

John Noble tragically took his own life after being banned from the Vegas casino buffet at which he'd won lifelong free meals. There's much more to the story. Hampton and Dave think it's important you know that there's …

Darby Crash

March 8th, 2018

Darby Crash, lead singer of 70s LA punk band the Germs, purposely overdosed on heroin the day before John Lennon died. Dave and Hampton discuss that, and the Germs, and punk rock at large. 

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2 Hosts 2 Furious

March 1st, 2018

This week, Dave and Hampton talk about... DAVE AND HAMPTON. They take the week off from doing a suicide in history to talk about what's been going on …

Jonathan Brandis with Jake Weisman

February 22nd, 2018

Jonathan Brandis, of the movie Sidekicks (and in Dave's mind only the movie Sidekicks) tragically killed himself by hanging in his apartment. Hampton explains the life and death of Jonathan Brandis to Dave, and Dave …

Jan Potocki

February 15th, 2018

Hampton and Dave discuss the elaborate self-inflicted death of possible werewolf and confirmed Polish person Jan Potocki. 

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Don Cornelius

February 8th, 2018

More like soul PAIN am I right????!?!???! Don Cornelius created Soul Train and much later in life, after suffering some awful health problems, shot …

Christine Chubbuck

February 1st, 2018

The first televised suicide in history took place in Florida, and on the news. Somehow in this episode about tv news anchor Christine Chubbuck’s famed suicide, Hampton and Dave do not once make fun of Florida or the …

Jack Cole creator of “Plastic Man”

January 25th, 2018

Hampton and Dave discuss the tragic suicide of wildly influential comic book artist Jack Cole, and also how Led Zeppelin still sucks. 

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Pelle "Dead" Ohlin

January 18th, 2018

In the 90s, the lead singer of famed black metal band Mayhem committed suicide, and also every single other thing about that band is unbelievable. 

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Chris Benoit

January 11th, 2018

Dave and Hampton talk out the Chris Benoit murder/suicide, the painful life of a wrestler, and how absolutely insane it is that somehow every …

Annie Robinson and The Titanic

January 4th, 2018

Annie Robinson survived the Titanic, but not HER OWN MIND. (Because of the Titanic.) Dave and Hampton discuss what drove her to suicide, and also the littany of other suicides that happened amongst Titanic survivors. 


December 28th, 2017

IT'S THE 9/11 CHRISTMAS 4/20 SPECTACULAR! Hampton gets high af and Dave makes 9/11 jokes. 

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Assia Wevill

December 21st, 2017

The final chapter in the Plath trilogy. Assia Wevill was the mistress of Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath's husband. Dave and Hampton discuss the ins and outs of this frought love triangle, and also Amelia Airport. 

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Kipp Rusty Walker

December 14th, 2017

In 2011, Kipp Rusty Walker committed suicide at an open mic. Dave and Hampton have BEEN THERE. 

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Sylvia Plath

December 7th, 2017

Sylvia Plath put her head in an oven, and Hampton and Dave put their heads over microphones and talk about that. 

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R Budd Dwyer

November 30th, 2017

Hampton and Dave discuss the first televised suicide in history, that of R Budd Dwyer. Also, they discuss Filter. (Obviously.) 

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Nicholas Hughes

November 24th, 2017

Nicholas Hughes, scientist and son of Sylvia Plath, committed suicide, just like his mom. This is a mom episode. 

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Florence Lawrence

November 16th, 2017

Hampton and Dave get a little deep at first, then discuss the death of Hollywood’s first starlet, Florence Lawrence. 

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Yukio Mishima

November 9th, 2017

Hampton and Dave talk about their preferred methods of self-harm then discuss the tragic death of Yukio Mishima, Japanese author and revolutionary. …

An Introduction

November 7th, 2017

Hampton and Dave introduce themselves and give a taste of what Suicide Buddies will be like. (They plead with you to stay alive and also make five million suicide jokes.)

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