Stupid Funny Addiction Stories | Recorded around New York |
Here's the Latest Episode from Dopey: On the Dark Comedy of Drug Addiction:
This week on Dopey! Robert Iler, the man who played A.J. Soprano calls in and lays down some serious Dopey! Hear all about how he got the job on arguably the best television show of all time, when his addiction kicked in and that time he took 30 hits of Molly at Madison Square Garden! PLUS the return of Jim! A crazy meth email, some bad reviews and much much more. On an ecstasy rolling, Xanax eating, AJ Soprano acting, poker playing, green drink drinking episode of Dopey!
This week on the 250th episode of Dopey! The Wicked Fiah Summah continues with Colicchie, the YouTube king of addiction hip hop. He lays down his unbelievable story of debauchery, recovery, relapse and repeat in a full on Dopey tutorial! We hear about his highs and lows and how he discovered his gift for rhyming at his very bottom. PLUS old friends, psychedelic dentistry, a cracked out email from a listener celebrating 22 years and much much more on a rarified, dopified, crackified, bonafide hell of a ride episode of Dopey!
This week on Dopey! It's Dopey Day aka ChisMiss in July! In a very special Dopey in the Family episode, Dave travels to South Hampton to visit Chris's family. We learn of their heartache around the tragic loss of their son and brother, Chris who died two years ago today (on July 24th). PLUS Dave and Linda reminisce on the greatness that was Chris and the first 142 episodes of Dopey. On a tear jerking, free fallin', Baby Back Rib eating tribute to our dearly departed friend, Chris on Dopey.
This week on Dopey! Famed New York City Restauranteur Michael Chernow joins us as he tells his epic Dopey Story. From leaving his family home at 15 to dealing ecstacy in High School to cocaine and heroin addiction on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Only to come out clean on the other side slinging legendary Meatballs and launching a prestigious NYC seafood empire in Seamores. PLUS the return of Aurora, more on the Othello, fitness, spirituality and other dumb shit. On a mouth watering, toe tapping, ab crunching new episode of Dopey.
This week on Dopey! It's old home week on Dopey as we are joined by a special friend of the show. Then Top Chef's Gregory Gourdet calls in and tells us of his life in and out of the kitchen, on and off of drugs. We hear about his love affair with cocaine, booze, psychedelics and the rave scene and learn how he found a sober second act to his life. We hear about the harrowing end to this last season of Top Chef All Star's in Italy. Plus amazing emails, voicemails, special guests and the triumphant return of Alan! All that and a bag of chips on a special farm to table episode of the dopey show!
This week on Dopey! YouTube sensation Mike Majlak calls into the show to unleash the Dopey like no one has done in a while. Hear insane stories of Mike dealing Oxy-80's in suburban Connecticut before shit got truly off the wall, and he became a major heroin and cocaine dealer out of a bunker in Bridgeport. Mike shares trials and tribulations of getting on and eventually off of methadone, and his end of the road addiction to smoking crack cocaine. Just when you thought he would be counted out, Mike rose like a phoenix from the ashes to internet superstardom alongside YouTube phenom Logan Paul on Impaulsive and eventually in his own right on The Night Shift, and in his crazy fire memoir, The Fifth Vital. It is a truly wild ride, and a serious 'hit 'em with the dopey' episode of Dopey. Enjoy!
This week on Dopey! Legendary narcotics smuggler and the inspiration for the movie Blow, George Jung finally calls in to Dopey! We hear all about his storied life as a cocaine pirate of the seventies and eighties running product for Pablo Escobar. Hear George's who's who of cultural icons and drug takers he got to know during his infamous career. Also a super special guest, and Alan returns bringing the Dopey! All that plus voicemails, emails and reviews from the Dopey Nation as the WICKED FIAH SUMMAH marches on with this super dee duper ridiculously special special special episode of Dopey!
This week on Dopey: Johann Hari calls in and lays it down on the truth about addiction, depression and the unlimited resilience of the human spirit. He takes us through the findings of the famous Rat Park experiment, and guides us through the drug decriminalization in Portugal. We also hear all about the crucial role of purpose in an addicts recovery, and of course how connection is the opposite of addiction. PLUS Dopey legendary story teller Mick drops a fire voicemail, and Alan finishes it all up with a classic review read from his opulent lake house with Kayak launch ramp. All that plus pets, disgusting habits and more on this weeks stunningly smarter edition of Dopey.
This week on Dopey! We reflect on a historic day in Dopey history which is 100 episodes without Chris and 2 years to the day of Todd's tragic overdose and death. We are joined by actress, model and amazing example of recovery and debauchery, Jennifer Gimenez. She brings another level of Dopey to our little show. We hear all about her humble Argentinian beginnings, her rise to fame in Hollywood and how addiction almost destroyed her, before she found recovery. Now with 14 plus years she is doing great things for addicts. Also we are joined by Dave's old friend Jeremy and we hear a reenactment of a horrible script they wrote high in 1999. All that, plus a killer Dopey voicemail, a beautiful email and a letter that accuses Dave of animal cruelty. It's the beginning of a wicked fiah summah that should prove to be a skaw-cha!
This week on Dopey! Dave talks with Dr. Nzinga Harrison and Dopey great Bob Forrest to help make sense of this unprecedented, nonsensical time. PLUS we hear a crazy road tripping, stimulant taking story featuring Anthony from the Chili Peppers AND we celebrate the 45th anniversary of Dock Ellis's legendary psychedelic no hitter on LSD. Also Alan makes an appearance, complains as usual and reads a review. Dave shmaltzes it up for his birthday and much much much more on a brand new hitchhiking, cocaine injecting, protesting in the streets episode of Dopey!
This week on Dopey! In a totally different kind of Dopey we are joined by super cool and very smart psychiatrist, Dr. Nzinga Harrison to learn more about drugs and addiction and a little less about dumb shit. Although she does eventually reveal her favorite ice cream flavor. We learn all about the science behind cravings, withdrawal, addiction and even treatment. Then super old friend of the show Jim calls in and he and Dave talk compulsions, crickets and read some crazy fire emails. We learn of the Covid related heroin drought and much much more on a radically progressive and straight up different kind of Dopey.
This week on Dopey! Youtube and podcast sensation, ex-convict Jessica Kent calls in and hits us with the super hardcore dopey. We learn all about Jessica's sordid past; dealing heroin, going on the lamb and eventually getting busted selling meth in Arkansas. Just when it couldn't get crazier, Jessica discovers that she is a few weeks pregnant when she got to prison. She regales us with tales of prison life including some gnarly fights over 50 cent pizza sauce packets. Plus we hear from Alan on the run in upstate New York to criticize Dave, and read some reviews. Also! a special bonus song from Bob Forrest and Mike Mart. All that and a little bit more a super duper, dopey ass, wicked fire episode of dopey.
This week on Dopey is the gift that keeps on giving! With the man who signed Metallica, Michael Alago! Michael talks of his wild club days around New York City and some of the biggest names in music. Plus his crippling crack and alcohol addiction. Dave's college roommate 'Simon' calls in to talk about the good old days of smoking the kind, dealing doses and college suspension. Plus a tribute to Little Richard, and even Sam makes an appearance at the end to play a stupid game. All that and more on a depraved yet surprisingly diverse, and simultaneously dildo stashing new episode of Dopey!
This week on Dopey! Dave is joined by Erotic Superstar film maker Holly Randall. They kick it around old school on the adult film industry, alcoholism, relapse and of course recovery. We also hear from an old friend whoo eats pubic hair and is known to sometimes lick urine off of the toilet. Plus a super fucking dopey email, a surprise family visit and Alan predicts the 4 millionth download. All that plus much, much more on an orgasmic, OH-MY-GOD, it's so good episode of Dopey.
This week on Dopey! Long time friend of the show and Dopey's first celebrity guest ever, Danny Boy O'Connor of The House of Pain returns to celebrate 15 years in recovery! We hear all about his sordid tale from the depths of depravity and back to a happy, joyous and free life. Plus Dopey Dres aka Amy Dresner comes back to Dopey to tell us all about her experience around the Covid age, recovery and another mini monologue about her vagina. All of that plus Alan, emails, reviews and more on a brand spanking, and extremely special new episode of Dopey.
This week on Dopey! Dave and Linda remember their old friend Todd on what would have been his 46th birthday. They talk about the good, the bad and the extremely dopey. Also Todd's sister, Aly calls in with bittersweet memories of her brother. Plus we play a clip from Todd's first time on the show with Chris. All that and more on a tear jerking, Todd fest that is this week's Dopey!
This week on Dopey! We are joined by the vivacious, bright and funny Scout Willis. Scout brings the unbelievable Dopey in the form of a New York City arrest and a vape pen full of DMT but she also brings a serious truth about the nature of healing and recovery. We also get some ridiculously fire emails, voicemails and international check ins from the Dopey Nation. Also Alan, and much much much more, on a seductively special episode of Dopey.
This week on Dopey! Aurora joins us as we continue on how we cope in the age of Covid-19. Then special guest Josh Eppard from Coheed and Cambria and Weerd Science lets it rip on his long time heroin addiction to a better life on Suboxone. Plus we check in on Alan in New York City, we read a crazy dopey email, and much much more on a low bottom cookie buying, covid-19 having super duper episode of Dopey.
This week on Dopey!!!! The beautiful and vivacious Linda returns to the show to announce that her and Dave have tested positive for the Coronavirus. Dr. Drew calls in to give his take on the global pandemic. Andy Roy finally checks back in on his relapse, and his return to recovery! Brandon from SRO Prints launches the new Dopey Store! Plus members of the Dopey Nation, voicemails, emails, Alan and reviews. Plus much much more on a new, new, new, special, special, special episode of Dopey!!!
This week on Dopey! Junky, alcoholic, culinary superstar, and all around nice guy in recovery, Chef Andrew Zimmern calls in and lays the Dopey on us. We hear all about his rise and fall and triumphant rise again as he scratched and clawed his way back to the top of the food chain. Chef Andrew also talked about the impact of Covid-19 on the plight of the over 7 million restaurant workers in America. We also get to hear some truly Dopey tales from hard living in New York City. Then we hear from a certain pubic hair gobbling/toilet rim licking friend of the show, my dad (who's never licked a toilet) and much, much more! Including emails, voicemails and reviews!!!! On a super special covid-19 recovering laden episode of Dopey!
This week on Dopey! It's the Coronavirus special aka the Covid-19 extravaganza! Join me and Linda as we take a psychedelic, opiatic journey into the newest pandemic sweeping the globe! We check in from Bob Forest in California, The Secret Drug Addict in London, My dad and Ray in Manhattan plus members of the Dopey Nation all over the globe! We get voicemails, emails and more on this rough and tumble socially distant super special episode. Plus a special musical number!
This week on a very, very special episode of Dopey! I am joined by Linda's mother Susan to learn what it's like when your daughter winds up getting knocked up by a heroin addict. We recap the hell I put her and her family through, and other fun stuff. Also we get a super Dopey email and voicemail! All that and more on a very intimate and al-anonic episode of Dopey.
This week on Dopey! Dave and company go super old school, we hear everything on drugs, addiction and dumb shit. From copping, to abuse to crashing to recovery. Hear about Dave's broken tooth, Alan on the Corona Virus. Harold celebrating 1 year! Joe Schrank on Chris Taylor and the power of compassion. Plus emails, voice mails, and much much more including Dave's Dominican friend Toasts debut on the show. Also finally hear Dave's appearance on the Howard Stern show from 1999, and a new Dopey verse! Plus much, much, much more on a brand spanking new uber dopey episode of dopey. Putting the drugs, addiction and dumb shit back into the best podcast about drugs, addiction and dumb shit! Don't miss it!!!!!
This week on Dopey! Former Details magazine editor-in-chief, and pill popper extraordinaire and, Dan Peres comes to my dad's apartment to bring the Dopey! We hear all about his new addiction memoir, As Needed For Pain, and his struggles with pills, career and copping heroin on skid row. Also joining us in my dad's kitchen is long time Dopey friend, Alexis Haines. Who regales us with tales of depravity, drug policy and living with trauma. Plus my dad, Alan sits in, we hear about his take with the Corona Virus, my dinner with Marc Maron, the stupid dog and much much more on a spine tingly-dingly episode of Dopey!
This week on Dopey. Major league Dopey guest, lead singer of The Cro Mags, Iron Man competitor, Hare Krishna devotee and all around amazing guy John Joseph comes through to hit us with the dopey. Plus Ismael pops in, emails and much, much more on a crazy hardcore, positive mental attitude, crack relapse, Hare Krishna chanting, scholarship giving away, great Karneef sighting episode of Dopey!
This week on Dopey! The nitty gritty on love addiction, obsession, heartbreak and relapse. We also hear super high octane Dopey Sex stories. Bob Forrest calls in with a bad flu, to tell us about his crazy weekend playing with Thelonious Monster, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane's Addiction and Fishbone. Dave talks dogs, the show, and more! Plus multiple international voicemails, emails Alan and much much more. On a very obsessive, and seriously debauched new drug store wine buying, super vodka drinking, vending machine cracked out, mile high club episode of Dopey.
This week on Dopey! Bill Blaber is back! He and Dave reminisce on some of their experiences in treatment. Dave tells a story how he 'Nyquil-dialed' Artie Lange to less than stellar results. Alan pops in to share some of his thrifty shopping techniques. Plus emails, reviews and super Dopey comedian Be Casper tells some crazy stories about tripping and getting arrested. Plus much much more on super sober, but also tres-trippy new new new episode of Dopey!
This week on Dopey! In a nice change of pace we get a shorty strong Island episode. Crazy Dopey recovery Jedi type, Garrett tells his story of debauchery to recovery! We hear all about how through deep soul searching rage, anger and fear can turn into deep spiritual L-O-V-E! Plus emails, the wonders of ketosis, sponsorship and more! All that in a rock 'em, knock' em, sock' em, if it were star trek it would be spock 'em episode of your favorite podcast about dumb shit, addiction and drugs!
It's Alan's 76th birthday this week on Dopey! We celebrated by having the Emmy award winning actress/drug addict/alcoholic extraordinaire Kristen Johnston calling in and laying down the Dopey. We hear all about Third Rock From the Sun, succumbing to opiate addiction and the long road back to recovery. Plus Dave's old friend Robbie tells a cataclysmic mushroom story. Plus emails, voicemails, reviews and an extra dose of Alan, (the birthday boy!!!)
This week on Dopey! First old friend and collaborator Brad calls in to stake his claim on Dopey. Then Brad and I take a walk down memory lane to recount how I fucked up our TV show and my life. After that we are joined by addict/alcoholic/podcast host/sober living owner and most importantly Rabbi, Asher G to hear his story of how his life of trauma, depression, addiction and suicidal tendencies turned to a spiritual life in recovery. And lastly, Linda finally returns to talk ketosis and to hear voicemails, read emails and reviews! PLUS a new original song by Alien Thing!!!! And much much more on a play the tape out, dope kicking, Suge Knight Blessing, Ketosis missing episode of Dopey!
This week on Dopey! Dave and his mysterious cohost are joined by punk rock legend, Handsome Dick Manitoba of the world famous Dictators. Here debaucherous tales of the lower east side in the 1970's. The glorious return of Alan criticizing the show! Plus Emails, Reviews and the winner of the Mountainside Scholarship! On a punks not dead, dope sick, love sick super emotional roller coaster of a podcast episode of Dopey! You'll laugh, you'll cry you'll want to listen again and again!
This week on Dopey! We get all Al Anonic! First we hear from my friend from work, Alex and what working with me when I was still high was like. And then we get into the tragic overdose of his brother, Fermin. Then we hear from Stephanie Wittels Wachs the sister of comedian Harris Wittels and the host and producer of Last Day podcast. She talks about the opioid epidemic, losing her brother and the mission of Last Day. All that plus: Emails, Voicemails, review and much much more on a straight Al-anon vomiting while you run high on heroin type episode of Dopey!
This week on a very Dopey New Year's Special! We are joined by two old time Dopey friends in very different places in their addiction, and recovery. First up author of My Fair Junkie, Amy Dresner returns to the show to drop a little Dopey recovery on the nation. Then we are joined by Mr. Tighty Whities himself, Jeremy Turner. We learn all about his relapse, and his journey back toward recovery. Plus emails, music, and a quick classic memory of Chris. All that and more on a crack smoking, finger smelling, fentanyl popping, New Years Episode of Dopey!
This year on a Very Dopey Christmas Special we are joined by my old friend Peter, we learn a bit about the old days and Peter's new show handicapping sporting events. Then we hear some classic Dopey Christmas stories from special friends of the show Bob Forrest and Andy Roy. Alan pops in briefly and we hear from some heads in the Dopey nation! Merry Christmas Dopes! Keep your fucking heads up!
This week on Dopey! Dave has a lot of company as he and his mysterious friend, R.B are joined by NFL great, Reggie Brown, friend of the show and big time journalist Emily Sullivan and Alan. PLUS we get an update from Billy Barroo, and hear some tragic awful news from a new friend of the show. All that plus voicemails, emails, an unfortunate Artie update and much much more. On a straight learning disabled, bananas flambe episode of Dopey.
This week on Dopey! The British invasion continues with Chris Dangerfield coming straight outta Cambodia and dropping Dopey like napalm on the nation. Then we hear from an old friend of the show on his recent relapse and Dave's old boss Danny shows up to document the Dopey. All that, PLUS Alan predicting the 3 million download mark, a straight fire Kiwi Voicemail, Dopey reviews, a new Dopey theme from Jon and much much much more on a down and dirty, straight up danger filled installment of Dopey!
This week on Dopey! Television, film and Rock and Roll legend, Michael Des Barres calls in to kick around the Dopey. We hear all about coming up in the 70's, doing coke, the occult and much much more. Plus Alan pops in to wish the Dopey Nation a happy Holiday! And if you thought that was too much, Dave's college roommate Ryan calls in to talk about the time he and Dave robbed a kindly old weed dealer plus talk about his new website and podcast, Real Music History. Sit back relax and turn it way up to eleven for a rockin, rollin, rollicking, rehab needing episode of Dopey!
This week on Dopey! Film legend Lili Taylor comes to my dad's apartment to talk about her life in active addiction, her very long term recovery and her prolific Hollywood career. Dave also talks about doing the show without Chris and what it's like on his own. Plus a voicemail about copping abroad and the Dopey email to end all Dopey emails. Plus much much more on a domestically docile yet still disturbingly debauched episode of Dopey.
This week on Dopey! Legendary drug addict and pro skater, the great Andy Roy calls in and delivers the Dopey. From crazy chases evading the law to home invasions, to his amazing resurgence in recovery. Andy lets it all hang out. Plus! Dave gets cut at work, sober people carrying meth and much much more. On a rooting tooting, backside 720 degree danger fest episode of Dopey!
Also check out Andy Roy's podcast Ripride wherever you get your podcasts!
This week on Dopey! Aurora is back in New York City to celebrate 4 years clean! Alan returns to the show with a big announcement. English Dopey legend Mick comes through with the hard core Dopey Voicemail. Plus an Artie Lange sighting(stalking)! With emails, reviews and the humble beginnings of the alt recovery movement. All that and more on a rag tag, renegade and ragamuffin, recovery type rendition of Dopey.
This week on Dopey, a very working class New York City episode with the lower east side's own Johnny Irish shining a light on the early coke copping days in the East Village. Also we recap Dopeycon and hear some emails. Plus songs, an unpredictable Artie update, drug dreams and much much more on a wonderful, wastrel and working class episode of Dopey.
This week on Dopey! The legendary Cat Marnell stops by my dad's apartment proclaiming her last ever interview on drugs, addiction and dumb shit! We hear all about her sordid past, her meteoric rise, fall and rise again in the literary world. Plus Cat's thoughts on Artie Lange, her love of the NBA, TMZ, and her teen zine that started it all. All that PLUS the return of the Stash Word, emails, and much, much more on a cosmically comical yet still cacophonously carefree new episode of Dopey!
Allright all you Dopes out there, here's the moment you've all been waiting for DOPEYCON! On October 12th around 100 lucky Dopes got together in Manhattan to attend the first ever DOPEYCON! It was awesome featuring: Bill B. Rae, G-RAY, Namaste at Home Dad, Nick Flynn, Tim from Dank Recovery, Chris's sister, Arden O'Connor and my dad, Alan. We left we cried, we heard great music, ate black and white cookies and heard great stories about drugs, addiction and dumb shit. Sit back, relax and enjoy the magic that was Dopeycon. (Next year, we'll get a bigger venue and you all better come!)
This week on Dopey! The one and only Jack Osborne calls in to talk a bit about growing up in a famous Rock and Roll family, his addiction and his recovery. We learn why you shouldn't mix Ambien and alcohol, and how he lives with Multiple Sclerosis. PLUS Bill rejoins us to hear about his dinner with Obama, shooting meth and the devil. All that plus voicemails, Freddie Kruger and other dumb shit!
This Week on Dopey! It's the Healing Appalachia Festival(Finally!) Ray and I travel down to Lewisberg, West Virginia to participate in the festival festivities. We met a ton of cool addicts and hear some wicked fiyah dopey stories as we go. So strap yourself in for some meth making, ambulance stealing, stripper robbing, hoodie smoldering, barn burning, DMT smoking, festival emceeing, bar b cue eating, DC flying spanking new episode of Dopey!
This week on Dopey! Fan favorite and old timey friend of Dave, Peter returns to the show. We hear how his depression has developed, some gambling insights and some old material he's been wanting to try out. PLUS recovering addict, and entrepreneur of Showtime's Gigolo's, Garren James joins us on the phone with some crazy dopey stuff. PLUS! Rocker T, Voicemails, Psychedelic Debauchery and much much more on a chronically not depressing, Artie Lange stalking episode of DOPEY!
This week on Dopey! First, we get a crazy meth story from IV meth addict in recovery, and fellow Mountainside alumni, Bill Blaber. Then we are joined by Sopranos, and Goodfellas star, Michael Imperioli. We hear about his process playing othe Dopey Nation voted 'favorite fictional addict' Christopher. Plus beatniks, New York City, Voicemails and much much more on a robust, reenacting, ridiculous, relapsing meth shooting, book writing, New York City loving episode of Dopey!
This week on Dopey! The great Margaret Cho calls in to tell some of her sordid history in and out of recovery. Including her magical encounter with the ice vagina of Anna Nicole Smith. Plus Linda and Alan return to the show along with voicemails, emails and the Dopey Nation/Dopey Reddit war! All that plus Ben Anderson on his addiction and recovery, the Send Me a Friend program plus the Park City Songwriter Festival and much, much more on this racy, radical, and ridiculously raucous and debauched new, new new episode of Dopey.
This Week on Dopey! Jessa Reed returns to the show, this time in person! She revisits her meth classics and journeys into some psychedelically twisted alien terrain. Plus her take on relationships, addiction, sobriety and more dumb shit then you can shake a dead owl at. Plus much, much more! On a psychedelically disturbing episode of your favorite podcast, Serial. (Just kidding, Dopey.)
On a brand new spanking end of summer episode of Dopey! Aurora is back in New York City, where she meets up with Dave to finally record an episode of Dopey in person! They talk smoothies, 12 step and other dumb shit on a voice mail laden, email filled old school romp which celebrates DopeyCon, Appalachian Healing and grooming ones testicles! All that and much, much more on a silky smooth new episode of Dopey.
This week on Dopey! One of Dave's oldest and best friends comes on. Devan tells how he and Dave became on-air hosts on MTV back in the day. We also hear Alan's point of view from this tale of triumph that turned into tragedy that had Dave suspended from high school, and forced to go to summer school after he 'graduated'. Plus ACTUAL DOPEY voicemails, straggler 200TH episode voicemails, a lost Hottwheels voicemail plus more Chris! On yet another radioactively scrubby, yet still quite special episode of Dopey!
It's Chrismiss time again! On this epic, longest Dopey ever we are joined by a cavalcade of Dopey Stars, Participants, and Well Wishers including: Dr. Drew, Brandon Novak, Marc Maron, Amy Dresner, Bob Forrest, and Jamie Lee Curtis. Dave and Linda recount much of the history of the show, and we hear from tons of Dopey Nation members! We also get to hear from Alan, Sam and even Chris himself as we celebrate what would've been his 35th birthday. So please sit back, relax and enjoy the most special-est, tear Jerking, laugh making extravaganza, CHRISMISS also known as the 200th episode of Dopey.
On the new episode of Dopey! We inch toward the 200th episode also known as Chrismiss but take a layover stop in Methodonia, where we hear Alan a little rilled up. We then hear from classic Dopey caller Jesse, who actually works in a Methadone Clinic! Then TV/Film critic Devin Feraci takes a look at the crazy Dopey HBO series Euphoria! Plus voicemails, emails, DOPEYCON and much much more on a methadonian, mayham induced melange of diabolically deviant Dopey.
This Week on Dopey! Drag queen extraordinaire Alaska Thunderfuck calls in to talk a little dopey about her past, present and future. We hear about her take on drag, love, drugs and sobriety. Including! Her time on RuPaul's Drag Race, and getting kicked out of a bar while kicking the dopey around. PLUS! Aurora is back from France to talk 12 steps and fuck with Dave a bit while pining away for some chilled red wine. All that plus voicemails, reviews, and the great victory over iTunes and more on a special drag racing, wine sipping, super dank, chainsaw breaking, cigarette not smoking episode of Dopey!
One year ago this week Chris relapsed, overdosed and tragically died. In this episode of Dopey, Dave travelled to Great Barrington to sit with some of Chris's closest friends; Dylan, Alex, Ted, Colin, and Mark to share stories and remember how special a person Chris was and how tragic and horrific his sudden death was to us all.
This week on Dopey! Dear friend Jim shows up and we take a nice stroll down memory lane, Dopey Style! We hear about some of the most classic Dopey Stories, and relive some of Jimmy's greatest trips. Plus! Questions from the Dopey Nation on Twitter, voicemails, emails, reviews and much much more on a kick off your jeans put on your pajamas special kind of loosey goosey episode of Dopey.
This week on Dopey! Ex-NBA, and college basketball standout plus ridiculous junky, Chris Herren calls into the show to tell some of his incredible story. From the wilds of Fall River, Massachusetts, we hear of Chris's ridiculously dopey journey from the bottom to the top and back again. Buckle up, because it gets super dopey! PLUS! Voicemails, reviews, Dopey poetry and much much more on an extraordinarily rootin' tootin' jump shot AND heroin shooting episode of Dopey.
This week on Dopey! New friend, author, addict and Alcoholic, Nick Flynn comes to Dave's dads house to talk drugs, addiction and dumb shit. We hear about him meeting his homeless father at a shelter he worked at and documented in his first memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City. Plus Alan returns, Dopey Con, Dopey poetry corner and much much more on an especially special episode of Dopey!
On this weeks episode of Dopey, Dave gets to talk awhile with super talented singer, songwriter, guitar player Anders Osborne and hear a bit about his last using days, a bit about his recovery, his amazing SEND A FRIEND program and of course bee keeping! Then we go down memory lane with DK, plus the 2 MILLIONTH DOWNLOAD, emails, voicemails and much, much more on an action packed yet still relatively tranquil and obviously smashingly special episode of Dopey!
This week on Dopey, Vicky Baker, a journalist for the BBC comes to Dave's dad's apartment to record an episode of Dopey. Linda and Alan recount some of the origins of Dopey and their experiences around Dave's addiction. Also Dave and Linda remember their dear friend Todd on what would be the one year anniversary of his tragic overdose and death. Plus emails, voicemails, the 2 millionth download prediction contest, and finally the sensory depravation tank story! All that and so much more on a family sized special episode of Dopey! Stay Tuned!
On the new episode of Dopey, we get to know the creator of the recovery newsletter; The Small Bow, AJ Daulerio. We hear about the time he was sued for 115 million dollars by Hulk Hogan, and the end of the infamous blog, Gawker. PLUS: the NEW predict the 2 millionth download contest and win a free 'just the head' Tee or Long Sleeve shirt! All that plus new voicemails, emails, and OTHER dumb shit, on a delightfully decadent and super swell and synergistically special episode of Dopey!
This week on Dopey! Alexis Haines calls in to talk down and dirty dopey. Hear about the robbery that launched her into infamy as well as kicking dope in solitary confinement. Not to mention recovery and a bunch of good stuff. Plus! Emails voicemails, Nick Flynn's Dopey poetry and much, much more on a scandalously special new episode of Dopey!
In this weeks Dopey, long time friend and band mate Peter comes by Alan's apartment to kick it around. We hear about Dave and Peter's adolescence, Peter's crippling depression and his career in handicapping sporting events. We also hear stories about Dave and Todd's early addict days when Peter lived with them. Then Devin of www.cinemasangha.com comes on to critique the series finale of Game of Thrones. All that plus voicemails, emails reviews and much much more on a depression riddled, but still uplifting and super special episode of Dopey!
This week on Dopey. Warren Boyd, the true story behind the A & E show 'The Cleaner' talks a bit about what got him on the righteous path and the crooked life he left behind. Plus crazy getting celebrities clean stories and jail time. Then Hanna AKA 'The Girl with the Dopey Tattoo' returns to the show to talk about her experience with Medicated Assisted Treatment, specifically Methadone and how getting off of it might've contributed to her latest relapse. Plus my dad, reviews, songs and more on a wicked, fire, pisser super special episode of Dopey.
This week on Dopey! We get back to some old school Dopey with Author of 'My Fair Junkie' and dear friend of the show, Amy Dresner. We talk Woke/white privilege, recovery, drugs and of course dumb shit. Dave takes some Twitter questions, and emails and voicemail galore! All that and even more on a remarkably privileged and especially woke and super special episode of Dopey!
This week on Dopey! Gossip columnist, writer, TV host AJ Benza comes on and delivers some star studded Dopey. Including a crazy scene with Tupac, Mickey Rourke and an unbelievable lost Artie Lange Tale. Then old time friend of the show Justin calls in to recall an old Spring Break dopey adventure with Dave during the height of his first major heroin run. Plus emails, voicemails, a flash of Chris and a new instrumental cover of Good So Bad, also some contrarian shit. All of this and more! On this week's surreptitiously special episode of Dopey. ***EDITED TO PROTECT THE INNOCENT AND NOT SO INNOCENT***
This week on Dopey, film maker and son of Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann, Justin Kreutzmann calls into the show to talk a bit about his life in and out of recovery. We hear what it was like coming up on tour with the Dead and all of the good and not so good opportunities it afforded him. Then we talk Game of Thrones and Dopey history with Aurora, and finally Alan returns to the show offering criticism and giving his take on the 'white privilege' inherent in Dopey. Plus emails, voicemails and the return of Stash Word on another scintillatingly special, special episode of Dopey.
This week would've been Todd's 45th birthday had he not tragically overdosed and died last summer. To commemorate his life we have brought in his sister and some of his best friends to reflect on Todd on the longest Dopey episode ever recorded. We hear the good, the bad and the ridiculously dopey on this one! He was one in a billion and now he's gone because of addiction, we will always miss him. Rest in Peace my old friend.
This week on Dopey we hear from Chris's friend and sponsor Dylan. To say that it is some crazy Dopey shit doesn't do it justice. From inter-coastal crack runs to a resurgence in a spiritual life in recovery, we basically hear it all. Plus the return of Ishmael, and a new controversial segment of Chopped and Screwed by Worchester all that plus much, much more. On a supremely spectacular and still quite especially special episode of Dopey.
This Week on Dopey! Australian Pro Skater and host of Sirius XM's The Jason Ellis Show, Jason Ellis calls in from his jacuzzi in Los Angeles to spin a few Dopey yarns. We learn of his foray into recovery and why it didn't work out for him. We also hear about an Australian heroin adventure involving prostitutes, and more cocaine then you could shake a stick at. Then dear friend of the show Aurora calls in to give an update on her less glamorous but more sober life in LA complete with new sponsees, Game of Thrones predictions and more. Plus Ismael's first show appearance, voicemails, a new Chopped and Screwed, and other classic Dopey shenanigans on a truly, truly extra special episode of Dopey!
This week on Dopey! As promised Ashley Hamilton returns to the show give us a little bit more of his Dopey truth. We hear about getting speedballs through an IV-Drip at the hospital on his rough road from recovery to relapse and back again. We also hear about what it is to live with trauma, and what Ashley is trying to do to get passed it. We also play games, hear voicemails and talk cake and ice cream on another especially special episode of Dopey.
In this weeks episode of Dopey the unthinkable happens. World Series Champion, three time Major League All Star, and world class drug addict and alcoholic Lenny Dykstra comes to my dad's house to talk drugs, addiction and dumb shit. We hear all about the 1986 Mets, Rehab with Robert Downey Jr, Rapid Opiate Detox in Israel, and much much more on a remarkably special episode of Dopey.
After years of trying to get him, Beautiful Boy author, David Sheff finally calls into Dopey. Also Dopey Nation master voicemail maker, Jeremy Turner calls in on the night before he goes to rehab. Plus new voicemails, emails, a new amazing Dopey tune by Jake from West Virginia and much, much more on an unbelievably special episode of Dopey.
This week on Dopey we hear from 'Super Agent' Darren Prince and his journey from baseball card mastermind to representing legends like Magic Johnson, Dennis Rodman, Chevy Chase and more. And the fateful night he began his spiral into extreme opioid addiction. Then super Dope, and author of debaucherous memoir My Fair Junkie, Amy Dresner returns to discuss her latest issues and kick it around on an extremely special episode of Dopey.
This week on Dopey we return to the Upper West Side of Manhattan to the luxurious penthouse apartment of Dr. Drew Pinsky. There we learn the 'Origin of Dr. Drew' to find out what makes Dr. Drew tick. We also kick the dopey around with huge gaged needles, crack, fake heroin and a glorious return of 'The Narcan Queen' Tracey Helton Mitchell as she celebrates 21 years in recovery. All that and more on a seriously super duper special episode of Dopey.
This week Dave's old and dear friend Roberto joins us on the show for some laughs, memories and insights. We hear the first time Dave blacked out and almost died from excessive vomiting. We also hear about growing up in New York City, and living with a dear friend near death on heroin. Plus a voicemail from Jeremy Turner, emails and much more on an abnormally special episode of Dopey.
This week the great Jamie Lee Curtis finally calls in to talk a little about her own addiction, career and recovery! We hear from Sam and hear about his last crack binge, alcoholic relapse and update of when he will finally get out of the hospital. Plus Chopped and Screwed, ecstacy-laced voicemails with Cookie Crisp hallucinations, emails and more on a ridiculously special, special, special new Dopey.
Dopey Episode 173 is up! It's old home week on Dopey. The great Bob Forrest returns to the show to talk This American Life, Getting clean, shooting dope and suicidal tendencies. Aurora calls in to add her 2 cents, talk recovery and more. PLUS: SUPER SPECIAL Dopey Chopped & Screwed Episode 2: 'YOU'RE RUINING THE PODCAST' And finally Dave's Dad, Alan fails miserably at the stash word, but also talks of the rise and love of our little podcast and the tragic loss of our friends. All that and much, much more on a very, very, very special episode of Dopey.
This week on Dopey we are graced with the presence of my beautiful partner-in-life Linda! We announce to the world that this weekend This American Life with Ira Glass covered Dopey for a very sad, yet beautiful piece. We hear a bit of old school Dopey on the new/old 'Dopey: Chopped and Screwed' . We have a social worker section with Linda and the Dopey Nation on when to tell children about our addiction. Plus fire voicemails, Magnolia upcake, 7-11 Brookies, cookies, Gumby, Pokey and more on a very, very special episode of Dopey...
This week on Dopey, Dave's oldest friend Dave comes on the show! They talk about growing up in NYC, and what it its like when your best friends start doing drugs when you don't. And ultimately what it's like to be betrayed by one of your closest friends. All that plus a super dopey voicemail from Hotwheels, emails and much much more on a very special episode of Dopey!
This week on Dopey we are joined by Hollywood royalty, the great Ashley Hamilton. We learn all about the dark side of Los Angeles, smoking crack with Scott Weiland, his first heroin, relapse, fatherhood, and his 33 stints in rehab. Plus emails, voicemails, the Dopey Nation and much, much more on a very very special episode of Dopey.
In this weeks episode we are joined by Bob Forrest's Don't Die cohort Chuk Davis and learn of his past addiction and current recovery. We hear from Aurora on Japan, recovery and a bit on her 'Champagne phase'. Dave tells of an old Dopey chestnut. Plus Angry Emails, classic Dopey voicemail and much much more on an extra special tooth extracted, highly feverish episode of Dopey.
In the first show of 2019 we welcome back Remedy Recovery owner, friend of the show and all around big mouth, Joe Schrank. We hear his opinion on medicated assisted treatment and some of his remembrances of Chris. Like that time Chris tripped Ecstacy while managing Joe's sober loft in Brooklyn surrounded by bottles of clients urine. Then we hear from major Network News anchor Laurie Dhue. Laurie drops a little Dopey, like the time she was blowing lines before meeting George Bush at the White House. She also reflects on her many years in recovery. Lastly, but certainly not leastly, the vivacious, beautiful and brilliant Linda joins Dave. They talk about his recent and traumatic trip to the dentist for a dreaded tooth extraction, and on breaking the million downloads barrier. They also get into thoughts on New Years and we hear the latest in the Dopey saga that is Artie Lange. Plus reviews, a voicemail, a new, possibly worst installment of the Stash Word and much much more on the first Dopey Episode of the year.
Dopey 167, 'A very Dopey New Years'. Jim and Jeremy return to Dopey to talk drugs, addiction, Todd, Chris, Dave and more. Jeremy recounts his famous 'smoking weed on the plane' story. Jim reminisces on past LSD and mushroom trips. They all remember Todd's life and tragic death. Jim psychoanalyzes Dave, there are voicemails, emails and reviews. Jeremy reviews Mary Poppins, Dave reviews Spiderman. Finally Alan comes in and a good time is had by all. Happy New Years Dopey Nation! Stay Strong and toodles!
On this very Dopey Christmas, old school dopey guest, indie rocker, and sober heroin addict, Jay returns to kick a little Dopey and a bit of recovery. We hear some classic tales of huffing computer cleaner, smoking crack in high school and shooting speedballs. We also reflect on Chris's death and hear from his beloved girlfriend Annie about how she is doing 5 months after his tragic death. Nick Reiner then begins gaying up the yule tied in the form of a seasons greetings phone call and an announcement that he is supposedly newly sober. And finally we hear some old school Dopey criticism form beloved Dopey contributor and Dave's dad, Alan. All that plus voicemails, Free Fallin', Amy Dressner, Bob Forrest and more on a very Dopey Christmas.
In this weeks edition of Dopey, southern rap superstar, barber shop impresario, civic leader and social activist Killer Mike calls in! He recalls his old crack selling days as well as his love of marijuana and passion for social justice. Also old school Dopey classic guest DJ aka Don returns to the show to talk about his crazy path in and out of addiction and recovery. We hear about his days shooting coke and heroin, recovery, relapse and back to recovery. Also Dave's friend Justin calls in to announce the prison release of dancehall reggae legend Buju Banton. Plus emails, voicemails and more on a very, very special episode of Dopey!
This week on the Dopey Literary Episode, Anna David, author of 'Party Girl' calls in to talk about her book, addiction, and recovery. She tells a crazy ecstacy story and we play a new Dopey game, 'THE STASHWORD'. Then Anthony Bozza, co author wth Artie Lange, Slash, Mick Fleetwood, Tommy Lee and much much more. Plus crazy British OD voicemail, Forever In Debt and much more! On a very literary episode of Dopey...
Anti Semites don't fear! The very Dopey Chanukah has very little Chanukah in it. Instead it's jam packed with recovery and Dopey! First Chris's grand sponsor, Tim Walsh returns to bring the Recovery! Tim talks about his drug addiction, his career around treatment, spirituality, holiday relapsing, outdoor adventuring and much much more. Then author, and champion of the show, Emily Sullivan calls in to bring the Dopey! She talks of of some crazy meth behavior; hiding in a tree to find drugs, holiday using, Andy Dick and her new book proposal. All that, Dave plays the theme song to One Day at a Time, crazy Dopey email and much, much more on a not-too-Jewish Dopey Chanukah Classic. (part 1)
Happy Fucking Thanksgiving Dopes! In a special Thanksgiving release in honor of gratitude, turkey and what not, here is the Dopey Thanksgiving Spectacular featuring the great Bob Forrest and Andy Dick! First Bob lays it down on gratitude, the brush fires that recently raged through California, his thoughts on Suboxone, his past on Methadone, lipstick lesbians, and a killer Steve Jones story. Then the hilarious and legendary ne'er do well Andy Dick graces us with a phone call where he tells of his dissatisfaction with recovery, his sex addiction, alcoholism, his love of hotel life, and an eerie GHB story that totally recalls our old friend Chris. All this plus much much more on a very special Dopey Thanksgiving Spectacular!
In the latest Dopey we hear from Dave's old friend Aurora and learn of her tumultuous childhood, her drug addiction and the road to her recovery. We also recap a bit on the Marc Maron episode, as well as some potential Christmas presents. Sam calls in to blast Dopesick Nation play a new dumb game and kick it around. Kamal leaves a voicemail, we hear about a psychedelic journey with Jake, a new tune, and much, much more on this weeks very special episode of Dopey! Excelsior!
This week on Dopey, Marc Maron gets Dopey! We learn of his penchant for Jewish deli, his beginnings in comedy, drugs and alcohol. We hear about some of his finest interviews on WTF, his love of music and his humble beginnings on the lower east side. All that and much, much more on an incredibly special episode of Dopey. Do it up!
Dopey 159 - In another 2 hour plus episode of Dopey we are once again joined by Dave's lovely partner, Linda to reminisce on some of the dumb things that Dave did to almost cost them their family. We hear an unbelievably amazing voicemail from Jeremy Turner and Buzz on overdosing on the Mississippi River. We discuss the nature of trust in a relationship with addicts and children. Fucking Marc Maron shows up on the street where Dave works, and joins Dave for breakfast. Tim from Dank Recovery Memes calls in to tell about how he tried to sell most of his organs. He also talks meme making, using, and most important his recovery. Maria leaves a celebratory voicemail, Forever in Debt and much much more on another extremely long episode of Dopey.
For all the Dopey super fans out there here is the second 'Lost Episode' of Dopey. It was actually the 4th episode of Dopey where Dave and Chris recount some old stories. Dave talks about his love of detox and rehab. Chris reveals his love for hospital stays and retells of his multiple tenures in treatment. Dave tells his private eye story and caps it off with his epic story of sneaking onto The Howard Stern Show.
Wall to Wall Dopey. Dave's friend Sam returns on the phone and tells how he started his crippling crack addiction. He also shares a horrible drunk driving tale, smashing his car into a cabin. Dave takes the temperature of the Dopey Nation on the potential of Dopey Con 2019. In a controversial Methadone Minute: we hear possibly the most horrible voice memo ever played on dopey all about the terrifying substance known as Sizzurp. Dave reads his super shmaltzy Dopey speech award for the Enlighten Wellness Symposium. We play an amazing voicemail from Evan in Atlanta where he almost dies during a crazy acid trip. And finally Brian Unc Albert call in to catch us up on his recovery, his relapses, his drug collection and his latest overdose, where he was revived with 4 hits of Narcan. All that, plus the vestiges of the Vice feud and much, much more on a very long, yet special drug fueled episode of Dopey.
In Episode 156, Dave's friends Jim and Greg return to finally delve into the story of the Viceland 'Dopesick Nation' contreversy. We hear from Sam and Alana aka 'Hot Girl Fucked By Life' and their take on the war with Dopesick Nation and Viceland. We also hear about Alana's sobriety and what it's like living in sobriety with people who aren't sober. We also actually hear from Alli Severino of Dopesick Nation, to hear her take on the feud. We also hear about her show, her recovery and hear a story from her using days. We also read a crazy email from Ace who tells some crazy stories of poppy seeed tea, getting high and seeking recovery. Also my dad tell's his famous 7-11 story, the future of the Othello cookie, Greg's freestyle and much, much more on this weeks Dopey!
In Episode 155, Brian aka the crackhead lawyer returns to the show to celebrate getting Dopey finally into Vice. It's all thanks to writer extrordinaire, Emily Sullivan, who comes on the show and talks of her love for needles, her children and how she came to write about Dopey. Dave tells about some possibly relapse-esque behavior. Jeremy Turner leaves a very Dopey Voicemail involving crack, crystal meth, prostitutes and his underwear. Brian gets super emotional about Chris, and Dave's dad pops in to say tootles. All that and much, much more, on a very special episode of Dopey.
Finally an actual Dopey episode where a bunch of drug addicts in recovery talk about drugs, addiction, recovery and dumb shit. This week, Amy Dresner, author of My Fair Junkie makes her triumphant return to Dopey. Sharing some killer Dopey tales including seizing on a plane and doing coke in a cancer ward. Aurora in her stunning Dopey debut talks cocaine and God's will, Nick Reiner eulogizes Chris on Don't Die: Sacramento. And much, much more on a finally dopey episode of Dopey.
This week on Dopey we hear from talkshow host, comedian, tv writer, producer and showrunner Jake Fogelnest on his sobriety, career and history with Dave. We also hear from Hannah aka 'The Girl with the Dopey Tattoo' in front of the methadone clinic. Dave gives the Dopey News, we hear the latest on Artie, 'the feud' and much, much more on a very special episode of Dopey!
Dave's partner Linda finally comes on the show to tell her side of Dopey. She also talks about her somewhat debaucherous past, reflects on Chris and Todd, and tells the story of meeting Dave and how their beautiful family got started under some very serious duress. Also we hear a sobering verse from the Fire Kracker out of Atlanta, a voicemail from Loose an a weird little bit from Dave's former dealer Indio. All on a very special episode of Dopey.
This week Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Steven Adler does us the honor of calling in and bringing the Dopey; recounting his life in and out of Guns N Roses. My Dad pops in to address the new show on Viceland 'Dopesick Nation'. We also play some killer Dopey/Recovery voicemails and hear from the Oracle. Enjoy...
This week on possibly the longest Dopey episode ever, Dave's friend Justin joins Dave in Alan's kitchen to reminisce on Chris, Dopey, and how they co-wrote Good So Bad. Jeremy Turner sends in a crazy fire voicemail of uncontrolled meth and oxy feuled debauchery. Then best selling Author, pro skater turned heroin addict, Jackass Star turned inspirational speaker, and so much more Brandon Novak calls in to kick the old school Dopey. Then Justin and Dave go over the classic Dopey Dave gets Ibogaine story. And much much more! Excelsior!
This week on Dopey: Dave's old friend Greg stops in to talk about his 'dopeyish' play, 'Dutch Masters'. We recognize International Overdose Awareness Day with the 'Heroine of Heroin' Tracey Helton. We also play an important, yet troubling voicemail from Dopey regular, Tim from Philly. Enjoy!
This week on Dopey: MTV's Teen Mom star, Amber Portwood calls in to drop the Dopey with her stories of international stardom, overdoses, pill purchases, prison time and the beginning of her sobriety. We listen to a classic Dopey bit with Dave and Chris from the beginning of the podcast. And Andrew G, a founder of the Dopey Nation Facebook Group leaves a classic story of early recovery where he lost his cat in a hole in his wall. Plus Dave reads a heartwarming email from an Australian Dopey fan. Enjoy!
In the wake of Chris's tragic overdose, Dave seeks reinforcements to keep the Dopey ship afloat. Dave's friend from high school, Jim helps out by sitting in for the episode. Dopey OG, Nick Reiner calls in to share the story of his last cataclysmic heroin relapse, his thoughts on Chris's passing, and of course his meth feuled heart attack while flying from Los Angeles to Boston. Then Dave's dad Alan also shares his take on Chris, and the future of Dopey. Plus Scott Countryman calls in with a short Dopey oxycontin story and Jake, a fan, covers 'Good So Bad'
Toodles Dopey Nation! Today is Chris's birthday, and it's the first year in celebrating the first Dopey holiday of Chrissmiss. It is of course, all in honor of how much we miss Chris. So, to mark this special day I'm releasing the first 'lost episode' of Dopey. It was the second episode, called'The Siezure Story'. I know I've told this story on the show a bunch of times, but this was the first one. It is Dopey before Dopey was Dopey. It is a moment in time, it's certainly not the best, there is no recovery, but it captured a moment. So give it a listen, and let's remember our amazing friend Chris. Stay Strong Dopey Nation and Toodles!
After Chris's wake and funeral Dave gets a hold of Bob Forrest and Dr. Drew to go over the details of Chris's overdose and death. Chris had been a client under both of their care many years ago, and they give their thoughts on the tragedy. Dave also reads a few emails, and plays a voicemail from long time Dopey listener and Reddit pioneer, Kormac.
On the night after his wake, a bunch of Chris's closest friends and I got together at a shitty bed and breakfast to remember him. Kaitlyn, Alex, Collin, Ted, Tim, Dylan, Mark, Will and I all sat around telling mostly sober stories about Chris and the kind of person that he was.
In Episode 143 we try to make sense of the very end of Chris's life. Dave recounts the beginning and the end of Dopey, episode 142 and why he didn't know Chris was high. Chris's girlfriend Annie tells her story of living with Chris during the end of his life. And her theories on his relapse and tragic overdose.
Chris returns home from a business trip and Dopey pays the price. We are all over the place on this one, relationship problems, spilling saved putrid urine, drugs we didn't take, praying Mantis's and so much more. This is not a DOPEY to miss!
Dave and Chris groom over the last episode with Artie Lange, specifically pondering about Artie's mental state and wellbeing. Dave recounts and questions Chris about a recent time he was concerned for him. Dave talks about his day at Bed, Bath, and Beyond which included talking to the manager. He read losts of emails.
This week on Dopey we finally land Artie Lange! And it was crazy Dopey! Artie talks about his meteoric rise to fame and fortune as a stand up comedian, TV star, and cohost on the greatest radio show of all time. He also talks about some of his worst stories of heroin, cocaine and gambling addiction. We hear all about his time on the Howard Stern Show and how his life was turned upside down with each new terrible bottom... offering up a new opportunity. Look for his new book "Wanna Bet" coming soon!!!
"Unlce Albert" leaves a voice memo about using kratom while in drug court. We read a criticial email that accuses Dave of being apathetic. We discuss remedies to reduce withdrawal symptoms. Chris talks about injecting a random drug that was used to tranquilize animals.
Beloved Dopey favorite and dear friend Todd died this week. In the wake of this tragedy, Dave recounts their friendship of over twenty five years. Stories include how Dave and Todd got started using heroin, their debaucherous exploits in NYC and LA, and Todd's unfortunate recent death. Todd's childhood friend, Vince, also calls in to tell us about Todd as a young man.
We address recent accusations of homophobia and xenophobia. We ponder the differences between Catholic guilt and Jewish guilt. Alejandro leaves a voice memo about shooting meth, doing a "booty bump," and then seeing a "shadow person" named the "exhumed"... who was an incarnation of someone's deceased daughter. Dave talks about some recent celebrity encounters (and refusals to be on Dopey).
Dave and Chris talk about the recent passing of iconic and beloved Chef, Anthony Bourdain. This episode takes a somber walk through the difficult times of using and recovery. Long time listener Tina leaves a voice memo about her recent struggles and relapse. We also talk about being sick in sobriety, the ambivalence of getting clean after a relapse, isolation, and "chipping."
We talk about smuggling drugs into prison and the merits/drawbacks of giving/receiving anal sex vs oral sex. Dave gives a glimpse of the dynamics that drive Dopey. We talk about why we suck at advertising. Bill from Canada leaves a voice memo about hallucinogenics (ehhh?).
Dave shares his gratitude for the positive changes in his life, including his new house and the birth of his second daughter. Dave also talks about what it was like when he was using, and how that impacted his family life. We play a voice memo from someone in Amsterdam about getting even after having cocaine stolen. Dave talks about a random encounter with Hannah at a meeting; Hannah was the first person to get the Dopey tattoo. We discuss prison rape. And lastly, we discuss a funny interaction with the legendary Artie Lange.
Dave and Chris get down remotely and chop it up about drugs and dumb shit: meth, 12-step hackneyed lingo, reviews, yada yada. Im really lazy and dont want to write this description because im on vacation. O yea, we play a really funny voice memo about getting saved by Vitamin Water.
Stephanie Wittels Wachs calls in and tells us about her brother's drug use and death. Harris Wittels was best known being a writer and the executive producer for the T.V. show Parks and Recreation. Stephanie recently wrote a book about her brother's life - Everything Is Horrible and Wonderful: A Tragicomic Memoir of Genius, Heroin, Love, and Loss. After Stephanie, we call Hippy-Hobo Andrew's mom who tells us about the last few days of his life, and what it has been like dealing with his loss.
Comedian Jessa Reed calls in and tells us all about her tweaker days. Stories include carrying a dead owl around for weeks and trying to breathe life into it via meth smoke, and drinking her own piss (repeatedly) because it had traces of methamphetamine. Jessa, a dopey hall-of-famer, also tells us how she finally got clean after a decade of pure debauchery. Check out Jessa's podcast, the Mormon and the Meth-Head. We play a voicememo from Korey about the time he shot a goofball and ran from the non-existant police for three hours straight and tore his MCL. Episode brought to you by the I Am Sober app, a great way to track your milestones in recovery.
Combat vet Rob leaves a voicemail about the time he got dope sick (diarrhea) while he was under fire by enemy troops. Chris theorizes what would happen if a clean drug addict got amnesia. Dave and Chris reminisce about the best bathrooms they got high in. Dave talks about wetting the bed in sobriety. Dave makes up his own Leonard Cohan song.
Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night calls in and talks about his using days and his recovery. He tells us about the time he had so much sex that his dick exploded, the time he stole Gregg Allman's watch to support his habit, buying 5000 Seconal, and the stroke of luck that helped him avoid the Wonderland murders. Chuck wraps up the episode with what it took to get clean after 37 rehabs, and an update with what he is doing with his life now. Check out his book, Three Dog Nightmare!
We play a voicememo from "IG" about buying drugs from a police officer. Dave talks about going to a waterpark; Chris wonders what it would be like for Dave to shoot cocaine before going down the "big slide." Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling from the Howard Stern Show calls in and gives us an update about his life. Jackie talks about his rise in show business, his time on the Stern Show, and his eventual decision to stop drinking. Jackie also shares stories about Rodney Dangerfield (he used to travel around with his own special eating bowl). Jackie concludes with a song for us and some information about his upcoming books.
We play a voice memo from Ryan about the time he smoked meth, got psychotic, and thought people were trying to kill him. He pleaded with strangers to protect him and ultimately ended up hiding in a closet with several knives. Ryan is 7 months clean now and doing well. Alex calls in and tells us about the last days of his using, which included a manic episode and an unwanted tattoo of the word "lucky" above his dick. Dave talks about getting into trouble at work.
Todd calls in from rehab! He owns up to using dope while recording Dopey several weeks ago, tells us about getting fired from his most recent job, talks about his horrible detox, and fills us in on how he's doing now. We call Omar and read him a negative comment about us trying to surpass the SHAIR podcast in reviews. We read several emails and reviews, one of which involves a young woman getting locked out of her hotel while naked and intoxicated.
Dave talks about smoking weed while pitching his defunct pilot to Comedy Central, IFC, Netflix, and AMC. We play a voice memo from Buddy Rob about the time he stole dope from his dealer, nodded out in a parking lot, and got fired from work on his first day. Maegan and Bobby from the Addictionary podcast showcase their charming Boston accents and tell some recovery/using stories. Maegan talks about visiting her dad in prison as a child and returning to speak at the same prison as an adult. Bobby talks a bit about his using days and the old-school Boston.
Chris has a glorious reunion with one of his former physicians, Dr. Drew Pinsky! Dr. Drew and Chris reminisce on Chris' treatment experience during the height of his addiction. Dr. Drew comments on the difficulty of treating addiction, the failings of the rehab industry, the opioid epidemic, and the spiritual vacuum in the United States. Dave asks Dr. Drew about Celebrity Rehab, specifically addressing some of the critical response. We talk about how trauma and attachment relate to substance use; Dr. Drew ponders Dave's own attachment style. Dave tells Dr. Drew his seizure story. Lastly, Dr. Drew shares about the direction his career is headed, and Dave asks him what his dream project would be.
Paul Gilmartin from the Mental Illness Happy Hour podcast calls in and tells us about his depression, sobriety, and his former show Dinner and a Movie. Dave and Chris argue about whose God is better. Dave talks about getting offered drugs at work. Chris tells a story about a friend whose life was saved by her khaki shorts. Dave quizzes Chris on his stupidity. And Cormac is the Billy Preston of Dopey.
Dave and Chris play a great voice memo from Amanda who is struggling to clean. She talks about "wanting to want" to get clean. Dave and Chris delve into their own histories of drugs use, specifically addressing periods of ambivalence about stopping, and the ultimate turning points in the process. Dave and Chris also describe a recent interaction with Artie Lange.
Dave and Chris talk about buying drugs on Skid Row in LA... the closest thing to an open air drug market either of them witnessed in their using. Tim from Phily leaves a voice memo about running away from Teen Challenge (a rehab) with a woman and ending up in a very precarious situation. We read an email from John about extreme paranoia while on "Flakka."
Alana, aka whitelamborghinicountach aka hotgirlfuckedbylife, calls in again and tells us about the time she did drugs all night at Peter Gatien’s house. We sing “Bad Card” by Bob Marley, and answer questions posted on instagram. Our new Dopey interns, Melanie and Tim, call in and tell us a bit about themselves. We play a voice memo from Chris about blacking out on benzos.
Chris' friend, Laura, calls in and tells us about one of her last using days; she shot cocaine while driving and got into three accidents in a single day. Laura also tells us how she stays sober today. Dave's dad comes on the show for a bit and shares some of the darker moments from Dave's past. Chris talks about expressing his dog's anal glands. We play a voice memo about puking donuts while high. Lastly, we play a new song by Cormac, "Restless."
Dave's rehab friend from 15 years ago, Eddie, calls into the show and tells some dopey stories, including ruining a taxi while he was high. Eddie's dopey stories are accentuated by the fact that he is now sober 12 years and a doctor. We play a voice memo from Stephanie about the time she sprung someone from rehab and he overdosed shortly thereafter. Chris tells a story about getting drunk on the way to treatment, and then causing a scene when he arrived. We play a voice memo from someone who got high on the job and crashed the company truck.
Former MTV host and music personality, Matt Pinfield, calls into Dopey and tells us about his addiction addiction and recovery. We hear about the early days of MTV, hanging out with David Bowie, and Matt's gradual decline into alcoholism and cocaine addiction. Matt also tells us about doing cocaine with Marilyn Manson, getting cocaine for Oasis, and a mishap with hot dog. Check out his book, "All These Things That I've Done."
Dave's childhood friend, Jim, comes on the show and tells us a bit about Dave as a young man. Jim shares several tripping stories, which include getting punched in the face after trying to hold a stranger's baby, and pooping his pants (intentionally) while driving in a car with a bunch of strangers. Amanda Lauren also calls in and tells us about "Dryish January," doctor shopping as a young girl, and other details from her life. Amanda is a co-host of the show "Things We're Too Lazy to Blog About." Lastly, we close out with a new Dopey original song by Jon.
Todd comes on the show in person! He tells us about his former hippy days, including his big LSD bust that resulted in him being expelled from college. Amy Dresner, author of My Fair Junky, calls in and tells us about her book, her using days, and her recovery. Stories include shooting cocaine in her neck, developing epilepsy due to her drug use, and her ultimate decision to get clean (and how she did it). Amy will be back to throw down some more Dopey soon!
We read one of the best Dopey emails of all time about buying and selling fake heroin and cocaine. We talk about the obsession and compulsion to use. Chris does mock therapy with Dave. A voice over professional provides us with a new intro. Chris' childhood friend leaves a voice memo about a time he bought cocaine with Chris in the hood... and Chris managed to ruin the cocaine. We play a fat albert tribute to Dopey by Jon.
We play a voice memo from Karn in Ottawa about his long history of smoking weed and doing drugs despite his lungs collapsing over and over. Chris' girlfriend comes on the show and tells a story about the time she went psychotic from smoking weed. Dave explores the mormon faith and talks about why he "cares too much."
We reminisce about a recently deceased Dopey Nation member, Andrew. We read an email from Mandy, an ex-pharmacist who used to steal drugs, who is now clean and sober. Chris tells the story about the time he met Tim Robbins. We get interviewed by a blogger, Kali. And last, but certainly not least, ex-model Alana (@hotgirlfuckedbylife) calls in and shares a some of her story/sobriety. One of her stories includes gettings paid $300/hr to have sushi ate off her naked body on Wall street... and then accidently snorthing a huge amount of ketamine... and then running out into the street and passing out barefoot.
We play two voicememos about hiding drugs in the place that doesnt shine. The first story is from Tim in Philly; he tells us about how he used to put heroin and xanax up his butt everytime he left the house because he thought he would get arrested and get sick in jail. The second voicememo is from Jason in Ontario; he tells about the time he got pulled over and the drug dealer in the backseat hid Diluadin up his rectrum... they got away and Jason did the drugs (obviously). We debate harm reduction and medication assisted treatment philosophy. Dave tells us about Star Wars and why he is so tired. We talk about Artie Lange's arrest and the "sludge" in his lung.
Dave chastises Chris per usual. Dave and Chris talk about stealing medication from sick people and how addiction effects the family. A long time listener, Andrew, (who went to the same rehab as Dave and Chris) calls in and tells us about his relapse after treatment, which included taking copious amounts of RC benzos and blacking out for weeks. Andrew also tells us about homeless culture and the difference between being a hippy and being a hobo (he prefers "hobo," and hates being labelled as a hippy). Hotwheels calls in and gives us an update (and his phone number)!
Dave's friend from college, "Sloppy Jones," calls in and tells us about the first time he took mescaline as a kid... and then got called into work at Petco. He also tells us about how he got sober, and some of the things he lost to his addiction. We read an email from a person on meth who wrote it while his friend stole things from Walmart for dope. Chris talks about the obsession to use and building value to make a life worth living (instead of getting high). Dave plays the full version of the intro sonf, "Not Home."
Dave and Chris talk about selling posessions to buy heroin such as DVDs, CDs, and clothing. Randy calls in and gives us an update on his one year sobriety. We read an email from Alana (@hotgirlfuckedbylife) about the time she got in a drunken fight with her brother, shaved her head, terffied her family, and simultaneously catapulted her modeling career into success. Some other stuff too.
Libe Barer from the TV show Sneaky Pete tells us about the last time she did drugs. Chris talks about shooting a form of DMT and losing his mind. Chris talks about shooting heroin on mescaline. Dave talks about "Bunny." Dave and Chris share their experience with recovery and what it takes to be sober and happy. We play a voice memo from Artie Lange!
Dave tells us about his recent visit to the Hershey's factory and Amish country. Todd calls in again and gives us an update about his life and his use, including a recent visit from his parents who sprung a drug test on him. We play a voice memo from IV about the time he puked into an Arby's cup because there was a cop following him and had to drive around holding it. Chris tells a story about the time he puked into his shirt while he was driving because a cop was next to him. Dave and Chris explain what it was like to use. We read a great review that praises Dave's dad.
Dave and Chris call Brian, a recovering attorney, who tells us about when he used to smoke crack as a lawyer while he was working. Brian also shares about the time he got stabbed in lower Manhattan. We read an email from Eric about a recent relapse w/ shooting cocaine. We play a piece of a voice memo from Caleb where he vehemently defends Dopey. Chris shares a story from when he was a resident in a sober living and was the laughing stock of his job - "Cheapy Hammer." Dave tells some childhood stories.
We read an email from a Dopey Nation member's mom who recently passed away. We talk about drug testing. Chris tells a story about hiding urine in a rubber ducky and carrying it tied to his balls all day. Chris talks about trying to pass a drug test by diluting it with "Tide w/ Bleach Alternative" (it didnt work). Dave talks about putting black tar in Affrin bottles, and about getting sick in Austin while working at South by Southwest. We play a voice memo about Chiva from Christina. Jed from Church and Other Drugs calls in and gets dopey and talks recovery. Dave gets Chris to join him on a Tom Petty tribute.
Dave interviews Sam Cutler, the tour manager for the Rolling Stones and the Grateful Dead. Sam explores the current opioid crisis, what drug use was like during the 60s/70s, and tells stories about his time on tour with Jerry Garcia and Keith Richards. We read an email from someone in charge of inmate programming for a prison in Australia who wants to make Dopey availabe to the prisoners.
Hotwheels calls into the show mid craving. Dave's dad comes on again and critiques Dopey. Maegan, a doctoral student in clinical psychology, calls in and shares about her recovery and her use - including the time her friend overdosed on fentanyl and she rushed him to the hopsital.... only to have him come to right when when they were pulling in. We play a song called "Titty Meat" from beat master Jon.
Chris talks about scaring drug dealers, trying to hide shooting cocaine, and an abnormally fast heart rate. Dave shares about a recent encounter with his dad where he lost his temper. Dave's rehab friend from 15 years ago, Harold, calls in and talks about Dave back in the day. Also he tells us about the rehab he just got kicked out of. Dave plays a voice memo from a friend who had someone smoke crack in a car without asking. We read a review from a "normie." Stay Strong Dopey Nation
Dave and Chris speculate about relapse. Dave tells a story about squirting a childhood friend in the face with a water gun…. And then ponders the nature of people. Chris reads an old prank he played on someone in the treatment field. Chris talks about personality testing. We play several voice memos about things like PCP, Coffee Beans, MDMA, and a teenager getting secretly dosed by his dad.
Jason calls in and tells us about chemsex, specifically IV meth use, zoom rooms, and dating apps in the gay community. He goes on to talk about his recovery, including 12 step programs and evidence-based practices. We read an email from a Dopey Nation member who had to remove a decomposing body for work when he was high. The man had been dead for a month and "popped like a balloon" when he tried to move the body. Lastly, we play a voice memo from Josh about the time he got Narcaned when he overdosed.... if you are an active user (or know active users), go buy some Narcan.
Dave talks about when he was a crappy weed delivery man. Hotwheels calls in and tells us about how he broke his neck diving into a pond when he was drunk. His last words before becoming a quadriplegic were "Fuck Steve-O." Hotwheels goes on to tell us about his life after the injury, including his heroin/cocaine use and his attempts at recovery. Alex calls in again and updates us on his 5 years of sobriety. Chris gives some updates about school and his personal life. Dave criticizes Chris about his poor recollection of fairy tales.
We talk about what makes a good counselor after playing a voice memo from someone who works in the treatment field. Alexis Neiers (Pretty Wild) calls in and tells us about her life in active addiction and recovery. She talks about using heroin (and smuggling drugs in her vagina) while recording her reality show. One of her stories involved lighting another woman's hair on fire with a cigarette and a hit and run with her car. Alexis goes on to share what it took to get sober at a young age. She talks about her early involvement in AA and her eventual decision to distance herself from the program. Alexis also shares her thoughts on recovery, the blessings of sobriety, and her hopes and aspirations for the addiction treatment field.
Tracey Helton Mitchell (Hope after Heroin) calls in and tells us about her using days and recovery. Tracey shares about using the same syringe for a year, being the "abscess queen," having a 70 year old sugar daddy when she was in her twenties, and other hardcore tales. Now Tracey is almost 20 years sober, a great mother, an author, and a positive force in the treatment world. We play a voice memo from Samuel in Australia about the time he ate a bunch of opium in the airport, nearly shit himself, and passed out. Chris talks about Erowid. Dave described a recent encounter with a whale while swimming. Lastly, we close with Cormac's versoin of "Good so Bad"... his 7 year old son provided the backup vocals.
Chris tells a story about having sex in a baseball dugout. Dave tells the "phallic bong" story - about the time he was tripping and thought that all his friends were gay as they packed each other bong hits. We play a voice memo from Andrew in Canada about the time he took too much MDMA at a rave and thought everyone was gay... and that the letters LGBTQ were being flashed on the megascreen. We read an email from Brian, a long time FABULOUS gay listener, who critiques our gay lingo. Chris tells the story about the time he shot meth with a resident in a brain injury clinic... who then wanted to suck his dick.
Chris' friend from rehab in California calls in and talks about his last few days of using. It involved a car crash, a physical encounter with his wife, and consuming an entire bottle of Klonopin in hopes of killing himself.... all in bathrobe with no shoes on. Chris' friend is now in long term recovery and a well respected attorney. Dave's dad then returns to the show and critiques Dopey, although we learn that he checks the reviews more than we do. He also talks about how unfunny Dave was when he was high and how Chris misuses words. Lastly, Dave talks about the time he interviewed Senator John McCain while high.
Dave smashes Chris about relationships. Chris tries stand up... and Dave smashes him. Dave tells the story about recently meeting Artie Lange. Chris retells the story about trying to hide tripping on LSD from a girlfriend, but adds the dismal ending of the story. We read an email from someone who still "loves heroin" after 20 years of use... and claims that it saved his life. Dave plays "Nobody Home." We do shout outs... sorry if we missed you!
Justin, a member of the dopey nation who recently got his MBA and MSW, calls in and tells us a couple Phish stories from his using days. We play a voice memo from Bailey about the time he faked a toothache to get a pass from rehab to go buy drugs... and also about the time he shat his pants in the store.... and also about the time he threw up during sex. Dave and Chris talk about injection mechanics and when IVing goes wrong. Chris shares about buying drugs on the street - specifically about when he was a little kid and tried to buy ketamine and mushrooms in the hood --- they didnt have any.
Brandon Novak calls in and lives up to the hype. Perhaps one of the most dopey guests, Brandon tells many depraved stories at the intersection of sex and drugs. One such story includes the time he came home in a black out and accidently tried to sleep with his mom. Beyond his junky tales, Brandon shares about his amazing climb out of the hole... transmitting recovery openly and honestly from a place of total humility. A must listen. After Brandon, we play a voice memo from Christina about a rehab (detox) romance that ended poorly - with her shooting meth while in a sober living, a restraining order, and jail time.
We read a high octance email from Australia about the time James shot too much MDMA and went into a psychotic episode - when the police came he asked them to "fuck him in the arse," and his boyfriend had to let him "suck his dick so he wouldnt jump of the balacony." Dave tells the story about the time he seized on a lofted bed, fell off, and landed on a bong on the floor. Chris talks about how he confused gender fluidity with sexual fluidity and painted a bizarre picture to his female classmate. Lastly, and certainly not leastly, we call Daniel Herron from the "Released in Captivity" podcast. Daniel spent 10 years in prison, including some time in the same county jail as Chris. He talks about his new podcast and tells us some prison stories - including the time he preemptively gave his clothes to an inmate named "Psycho"... and ended up calling out all of the Southsiders when "Psycho" wouldnt return the clothes. Also we talk about the "no hands policy" in certain prisons - when you can only stab people and are not allowed to fight with your hands.
Chris shares about his recent meditation retreat. We play a voice memo from Woody about the time he blacked out and came to with two hookers in the back of a cab... he ended up losing his wallet and woke up in an alley. Chris shares about blacking out and waking up in a Chinese girl's room during college while her parents were walking down the hall to get her. Dave makes fun of Chris for needing everyone to like him, including the woman who made him a sausage burrito. Dave and Chris talk about the psychedelic amplification of tripping in a laundromat. We talk about Bill Cosby. Lastly, we read some messages from someone who "unsubscribed" from Dopey because we keep eating on the show.
Bob Forrest (Celebrity Rehab, Thelonious Monster) calls in again and talks about shooting cocaine and hiding in a tree with a famous musician because he was psychotic and thought the cops were coming. He also tells the story of his friend who cut a piece of his leg off to study under a microscope because there were "worms" in it (he was also shooting cocaine). Bob rips the medical community/pharmaceutical industry a new one because of the opioid epidemic, and he tells us about his new podcast "Dont Die." Dave plays "Sister Morphine." Chris talks about shooting vodka and crushed up psych meds. Chris ponders whether midgits have a difficult time shooting up because they have small hands. Chris talks about the Bufo Alvarius frog (DMT frog) and tells the story of a friend that smoked the frog after it died (it didnt do anything). We play an awesome "Theme Song Challenge" enrty from Kristinn F in Iceland. We read an email from someone who shot meth and took a really hot bath... and then had to go to the emergency room. Also a bunch of other stuff...
Dave talks about the history of the Grateful Dead... and we call John who used to work on the road crew for them from '83-'85. We read an email from Stephanie who took too much ecstasy and started licking ice statues at a party... and then rubbed a "Whopper" all over her face because she didn't know how to eat it. Chris talks about shooting heroin while tripping on mescaline (San Pedros). We call Nick Reiner again who tells the story of how he lost his virginity - to a Craigslist prostitute which he financed by stealing money from his parents.
Chris gets a sick satisfaction from reading old WhatsApp messages from Francesca, an Italian girl who used to live next door (he's going to hell for this). We call Brandon Novak (Jackass). We play a voice memo from Andrew from Philly about the time he blacked out on Xanax and woke up feeling like he was "hit by a bus," with no posessions except for a "Christian book." Andrew now has two years clean and is doing well. We read a reddit message from someone who used to smoke crack with his parents and accidently drank his dad's piss. And lastly, but no leastly, we play an awesome 'Theme Song Challenge' entry from Cormac!
Dave and Chris talk about the blessings of sobriety, Chris shares about dating sober, online dating, and communicating with the dopey nation, we play a voice memo from Milk ("fuck the haters"), and Chris plays a recording from a sober homeless man (Mike) from the Lower East Side. Lastly, we talk about "hooping the shooter" - which is too taboo to write about here.
Todd calls in and tells us about the time he overdosed on fentanyl in an aisle in CVS, Chris talks about puking in an aisle in CVS because he saw a bottle of Robitussin Maximum Strength Cough, Chris talks about getting caught shooting up in CVS, Dave talks about stealing cookies from CVS, and Dave talks about buying syringes from CVS. We read an email from Gabby in Australia about predators in AA/NA ("dicks flying at me from all angles"). We play a voice memo from long-time listener, Christina, who tells us quite the story about shooting meth and ketamine south of the equator.
Lillo Brancato Jr. (Sopranos, A Bronx Tale) calls in and tells us about the time he overdosed in prison and how he subsequently got clean a few days later. We play a very articulate voice memo from long time listener and lovely southern belle, Leah. She tell us how she used to steal medication from the veterinarian and about how she got sober. We call Nick Reiner.... and he answers... while partying at the swanky Chateau Marmont. Dave talks about "relax-o" (xanax). Chris retells a story about a horrific cocaine overdose.
Chris shares about a recent heartbreak. We play a voice message from a man who threw a bunch of DMT out the window. Dave relishes in the origins of Chris' defunt podcast "Lonely Space." We play a voice memo from a homeless man. We also play the first submission for the "Dopey Theme Song Contest." Dave tries to farm out the Dopey twitter account for the millionth time. We discuss advertising strategies for the Oreo cookie.
Dave shares the story of the time he lit his couch on fire while nodding out and threw the flaming cushions outside his apartment window. Chris talks about licking his gross microwave after he coated it with ketamine accidently. We read an email about reviving a person by injecting cocaine. Dave plays some new songs - specifically "Hole in my Heart." Chris recounts his fascination with the phrase "i'll be asleep" and the word "obviously" while tripping. And we read an excerpt from Artie Lange's book "Crash and Burn."
Chris nerds out about Carl Jung, William James, and the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. Dave talks about spiritual experiences. Chris shares a story about the time he injected a random medication - telazol - that is used to knock out animals. We play an amazing voice memo from Demeter in New Zealand, and read an email from Kaitlin in Albany about trying to shoot heroin mixed with saliva.
Chris' sponsor's sponsor (grandsponsor), Tim, calls into the show and talks about Dopey's place in the treatment world, shamanism, hallucinogenics in recovery, and also tells a few stories from his using days. One such story involves Tim emerging from the woods at a campire... while holding an axe and telling the campers that he didnt know if he was the "Angel of Death" or the "Angel of Life." Dave talks about his recent encounter with Jamie Lee Curtis, who agreed to be on Dopey and then cancelled when she learned more about the show's format. Lastly, Dave gets peeved by a recent review.
Dave plays a recording from a person he bumped into on the street (at 7am) who was high on cocaine and trying to get a call girl. Chris talks about the origins of antabuse and what its like to drink while on the medication.... and how he used to swap out the pills when his ex girlfriend administered them. We play a recording from Daniel about the time he stole diamonds to support his drug addiction... and then had a random little girl hid him in her backyard while the police were looking for him. Lastly, we read an amazing email from Rob about a time he overdosed and his dog scratched his back raw from trying to wake him up... and about a time he lost his drugs in the snow in Brooklyn... and crawled through slush for hours looking for them.
Dave and Chris delve into the most pathetic things they have done to get/use drugs... such as trying to inject cocaine using spit. Chris' sponor, Dylan, calls in and shares some gnarly stories and a sprinkling of recovery. We read an email from someone who listens to Dopey as he goes to buy drugs each morning. And Dave talks more about Artie Lange....
Dave and Chris reminisce and celebrate the life of their friend Dave (who was on Dopey) and recently passed away. Omar from the SHAIR podcast calls in and tells some crazy stories from his using days. One such story includes disrobing and throwing his clothes outside the window of his moving car while in the midst of a cocaine psychosis. Omar also tells us a bit about the online casino business, and tempers his crazy stories with some great recovery talk.
We talk about Artie Lange's recent arrest, Jed from C&OD calls in and tells us about the time he stole a bunch of drugs/money from a hotel he worked at, we play another voicemail from Tim from Philly about the time he stole a woman's wedding ring but couldn't outrun her, Dave plays his song "I don't wanna find out," and we play "Methadone" from Jon.
We play an intense voice memo from Daniel about the first time he shot meth, Dave talks about some porn producers/stars he met at work, and Chris shares a funny story about his friend Ted who faked a testicle injury to get narcotics....
Chris continues his jail stories, focusing primarily on the people he met while incarcerated - Big Balls Lee (a crazy man with huge testicles), Tommy the Fox (an OG - Original Gangster), and other various nefarious characters. Dave has a movie idea ("Bum Trip") and also gets a little riled up about the plight of the Jewish people.
Dave and Chris talk about a couple of their old drug dealers, Chris plays a portion of a podcast he was on several years ago, and Jesse calls in and tells us about being in the psych ward as a drug addict - specifically waking up and having another patient standing over him saying " error, error."
Dave and Chris get old-school Dopey in this classic episode. We start with a voice memo from Tim about shooting cocaine in the hood and receiving felatio from a freebase-dependent lady of the night (a crack ho). Then we painstakingly recount syringe malfunctions and our idiotic attempts not to lose drugs. Special guest Rae then calls in and tells us about bringing drugs across the Mexican border, and handcuffing herself to the radiator in her West Village apartment. O, yea, we talk about the 9th step a bit too.
Dave shares a story about a failed job oppotunity with a film producer, a fan calls in and tells us how Dopey has helped him get sober, and Cormac returns to the show to tell us about a bad experience with dissociatives, specifically 3-MeO-PCE.
Bob Forrest (Celebrity Rehab, Thelonius Monster) calls in and talks about the rehab industry, the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and about the time he sold meth to Cathy Smith while she was on trial for John Belushi's death. He also shares some other depraved nuggets from his past, but you'll have to listen to catch those. Bob runs a hotline to help ANYONE get treatment, regardless of their financial/insurance situation: National Assessment Foundation - 1-888-494-9186
A Dopey Nation member tells us about the time his friend huffed a fire extinguisher and he robbed his dying grandmother, Chris talks about pissing in bottles, Dave tells his nurdle story, and Dopey Nation Dave calls in and gets personal.
Chris reflects on his intense experiences while incarcerated, Dave's dad calls in to critique dopey again and share his pretend arrest, and we read an email from someone who praises our intelligence - "I was seriously convinced that the amount of drugs you both used would have cut your IQ down by al least half."
Dave and Chris spend the first half of the episode painstakingly dissecting and clarifying their television and ice cream preferences. Dave plays a song about heroin: "Carmelita." Chris tells the story about the time he was the first person on the scene of a DUI where a person was killed. Lastly, we read an email from "C" about the time she blacked out and got her car stuck in a field.
Joe Schrank calls in and gives us an exclusive on his new rehab where patients are allowed to smoke weed, we talk about a recent Artie Lange interaction that went poorly, and Chris shares the details about the last time he got high.
We share stories from our youth, Dave talks about his struggle quitting smoking, Dave criticizes Chris' romantic history, we talk about shooting cocaine and heroin simultaneously in seperate arms, Dave talks about interviewing Bob Weir when he was high (and only asking him about Jerry Garcia), and we play another voice memo from Steve in the UK about huffing and getting taken advantage of by an animal.
Dave and Chris talk about Chabad, smuggling drugs into detox and rehab, hiding drugs and forgetting about them, and getting burned by dealers. Also we read an email from Adrienne about the time a stranger rescued her from getting a DUI, and play a cover of 'Good so Bad' by Adrienne and her husband.
Dave and Chris go old school in this late night, classic episode of Dopey. Topics include drinking while in rehab, using while in public detox, and the worst heroin and alcohol withdrawals. We also play a voice memo from "M" who tells us about an existential crisis he had while tripping on research chemicals during a birthday party at Chucky Cheese.
In this special episode of Dopey we collaborate with the new podcast "Church and Other Drugs." On the show we discuss the worst rehabs, God, fatherhood, tripping on Dramamine/DXM, hallucinogenics in sobriety, and recovery. Also, we read an email from Christina in Central America about an exorcism she received from an AA memeber (it didn't work).
On our very Jewish Christmas special, Dave's dad comes on the show and gives us some insight about Dave's past. Also we read an email from a seasoned addict who has been through the ringer - specifically, he tells us a story about eating bags of dope in the back of a police van while on the way to jail.
In the new "Straigh Outta Rehab" segment, special guest Dave calls in a few days after treatment and tells us about the expereince and how he is doing. Then a man who only wishes to be referred to as "sir" calls in and critques Dopey. Lastly, we play an *amazing* voice memo from Steve in the U.K. entitled "Methadone Piss Vampires"
Scott calls in and tells us about the time he overdosed while working in the emergency room, his time spent in prison, a phish show, his recovery, and how his addiction effected his family. Also we tell a funny Artie Lange story, and read an email from Steve in the UK
Myron calls in and tells us about the counterculture movement, LSD, and the 21 years he spent in a cult in Connecticut. Also, we read a great email from a fan about the first time he tripped on mushrooms with his younger brother.
Eastsyde aka The Eastside Crackhead tells us about his using days in Harlem, his rap career, and his upcoming album, "Pipe Dreams." His most debaucherous story is about a crackhead who has a hole in her neck that Eastsyde may have considered penetrating when he was high.
Dave recounts years of drug use (and other behaviors) that occurred on the couch he just sold to to an unwitting Irishman from Craigslist. We read an email from Billy Baroo, who narrows down the search for Artie Lange. Chris tells the story of how he woke up in an Airport after a blackout. And lastly, we call Dave's friend Ryan - a conspiracy theorist - who believes Prince was ritually sacrificed and did not die of an overdose.
Todd calls in and tells us about how he nearly blew his chance to get unemployment because he was high. Also we read an email from a listener whose girlfriend tried to kill herself and then forgot about it the next day.
Dave and Chris talk about getting high at work, Corey Feldman's performance on the Today Show, and a prostitute named Adina. Also Dave plays " The Gambler" by Kenny Rogers and we play a voice message by Eric.
Nick Reiner returns to the show and tells us about his recent folly on the West 4th Street basketball courts ("The Cage"), about the time he injected Wellbutrin, and about the time when his dad, Rob Reiner, soothed him during a bad LSD trip. Also, we play a listener-submitted song from Cormac.
Special guest Todd tells us about the time he got drunk and fell off the 5th story of a cruise ship, about the time he was high on the Martha Stewart show, and about early recovery. Also we read an email from a listener who blacked out on a plane and terrified the passengers next to him.
Dave gets tired and surrenders control to Chris... who then plays some truly horrible music and ruins the 50th Episode. Chris also shares the story about how he got drunk, took a bus to Harlem from Boston, and lost everything.
Dave describes his recent confrontation with Ezra, a local homeless man. Also we read an email from a listener who got pulled over by the cops with a wig on while buying dope.
Musical talent Jon lays down beats, we talk about the opiate subreddit, and Chris shares his experience on a Vipassana meditation retreat, Special Guest: Jon
Crazy, Drug-Fueled Tattoo Stories, Special Guest: Ryan Roi of Dukkha Tattoo
Sleeping with Strangers and the Golf Cart DUI, Special Guests: Kaitlyn and Collin
Nick Reiner gets Dopey on Dopey, telling us about choosing homelessness over rehab, shooting crack in a public bathroom, and his 1st heroin experience
Nick Reiner talks about his recent movie, shares his views on addiction, and tells us about the time he spent in one of the country's strictest rehabs
The "Structured" Episode - Our Feeble Attempt to Change Dopey's Format Fails Miserably
Noah Levine (Dharma Punx, Refuge Recovery) gets Dopey on Dopey. In addition to stories about prepubescent psychedelic use, robberies, and jail, Noah talks about meditation, his early childhood, and life as a parent.
Pugs on LSD and a Listener Overdose Story, Special Guest: Devan
Bipolar Stories, "Intravenous Drug Use is My Bread and Butter", and a Call in from Jon
Drug Dreams while Active and Clean
The Garbage Bag Full of Cocaine, Dog Seizure, Baby Back Ribs, and Lion King Story
Comedian Modi Talks about Kosher Edibles for the Sabbath, Dave Finally Shares the Blue Cheese Story, and we Read an Email from a Convicted Bank Robber and Drug Trafficker, Special Guest: Modi!
Cocaine Psychosis, Smuggling Drugs on Vacation, Shooting Puddle Water, and a Jerry Garcia Story
The Chopped and Screwed Episode: Mark Pranks a Rehab (again) AND Dave Retells how he Snuck onto the Howard Stern Show while High
Danny Boy from House of Pain reflects on his fall from glory and rise to recovery, Special Guest: Danny Boy OConnor
The Time Dave Smuggled Ibogaine out of Canada to Treat his Heroin Addiction
The Amsterdam Whipping (while on LSD) Story, Special Guest: Vinny
The Time DJ Stole 1000 Vicodin from the Pharmacy Story, Special Guest: DJ
Dopesick Stories and Arrest Stories, Special Guest: Jay
The Time Chris Pretended he was Experiencing Flashbacks to Hide the Fact that he Dropped LSD, Special Guest: Karen
The Refusal to Leave Despite Having a Gun to Head Story, Special Guest: Ryan AND a surprise call in from Chris' sponsor, Dylan
A Horrible Detox Story, Special Guest: Ryan, and a Surprise Call from Todd!
Dave sings a song that is better than the song that he sang that other time and we read an email and we make a poor viewing choice
The Time a Neighbor Had to Break Down the Door because Chris Overdosed on Cocaine, and a Discussion about Prince
Chris Tells a Listener he Will Blow a Fart into the Microphone, and We Talk about a Rehab Friend who Died
The Time Chris Injected Research Chemicals and Hid a Syringe up his Butt... also Dave Sings a Song
The Time Chris Ate an Ounce of Mushrooms and Thought he was Jesus (he also pissed his pants, again)
The Time Chris Pissed his Pants and Used a Tanning Bed to Dry Them Off
The Time Dave Hung out with a Very Weird Airport Guy
The Getting Caught while Smoking on the Plane Story, Special Guest: Jeremy
The Sober Living Resident Who Drank His Own Piss Story, Special Guest: Alex
A Sober Talk About Addiction Policy AND the Curly Fries Puke Story, Special Guest: Joe Schrank
The Time Chris ate too much LSD and Got Lost in a City Inside his Boxers, with a Prank Phone Call by Mark
The Time Dave Got High and Masterminded his Way into the Knicks Game for Free
The Drug Dealer's Stories Story
The Time Chris Simultaneously Got Punched in the Nose by a Girl, Lost his Job, and Destroyed a Hotel Room
The Mugging and Stranded in the Wrong City Story
Chris intentionally flips out in the psych ward to get put into a 5 point restraint... and receive an injection of Ativan and Haldol. Also, he is treated by Bob Forrest and Dr. Drew.
The Time Chris Broke his Neck while Skiing Drunk, Vomited Purple Tuna, was Court-Mandated to a Brain Injury Program (where his roommate wore a diaper)
The Running Away from Rehab and Overdosing on GHB in Harlem Story (with a very tenacious bottle of Mountain Blast Powerade)
First IV Heroin Experience and the Turkey Story