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 - A Dopey Marathon - Linda, Heroin, Overdosing on the Mississippi with Jeremy and Buzz, Weed, Marc Maron, Tim from Dank Recovery Memes, on selling organs, drugs and Recovery
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.
Dopey 158 - LOST EPISODE #2 (actual Dopey episode 4) - detox, rehab, heroin, private eye and The Howard Stern Show Story
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.
Dopey 157: Wall to Wall Dopey. Sam, from Heroin to Crack, Methadone Minute: Sizzurp, Acid trip to bloody near Death, Brian’s Drug collection, goofballs and overdoses.
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.
Dopey 156: The Vice Wars: Dopesick Nation, Allie Severino, Vice, Viceland, relapse, Florida, Hotgirlfuckedbylife, Anal sex, poppy seed tea
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!
Dopey 155: Dopey in Vice! Brian, Emily Sullivan, Needle love, Crack, heroin, Relapse, Crystal Meth, and more
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.
Dopey 153: Jake Fogelnest, the Methadone Minute, Remembering Chris, Live Dopey, Rehab, People Watching
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!
Dopey 152: DOPEY & The Family; Linda, destroying and saving a family, drinking, Coke, Xanax, Fire Kracker, Indio, and Loosey
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.
DOPEY 151: Steven Adler of Guns N Roses, ‘Dopesick Nation’ on Viceland, My Dad, MDMA, Daniel Herron, Phone Addiction and more…
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...
DOPEY 150: The Return of Brandon Novak aka Crazy Long Dopey, Dave’s friend Justin, Origin of Good so Bad, Ibogaine, Meth, Getting busted, Ska music, Mission to Canada and much, much more!
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!
Dopey 149: Dutch Masters with my old friend Greg, International Overdose Awareness Day, Tracey Helton, Tim from Philly
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!
Dopey 148: MTV Teen Mom Amber Portwood Calls In! Plus some classic Dopey bits and a voicemail from early recovery.
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.
Dopey 142: Scatterbrained Dopey. Chris returns home late from a business trip and Dopey pays the price (sorry its late)
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.
Dopey132: Harris Wittels, Everything Is Horrible and Wonderful: A Tragicomic Memoir of Genius, Heroin, Love, and Loss, Stephanie Wittels Wachs, Andrew’s Mom
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.
Dopey131: Dead Meth Owl, Jessa Reed, Drinking Meth Piss, Shooting Meth in Neck, Goofballs, Mormon and the Meth-Head
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!
Dopey128: Copping Drugs from a Cop, Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling, Howard Stern Show, Rodney Dangerfield
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.
Dopey127: Meth Psychosis, Dick Tattoo, Alcoholics Anonymous, Bipolar Disorder, Somerville, Trouble at Work
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.
Dopey126: Todd goes to Rehab, Locked out of Hotel Naked, Review Competition with Omar, Horrible Detox
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.
Dopey125: Dave’s Pilot, Fired on First Day of Work, Maegan and Bobby from Boston, Prison, Artie Lange Interactions, The Addictionary
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.
Dopey123: My God is better than your God, Mental Illness Happy Hour, Clinical Depression, Dinner and a Movie, Single Malt Scotch, Handle Pulls, Paul Gilmartin
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.
Dopey122: Wanting to Want it, Ambivalence about Getting Clean, Mental Obsession, Methadone, Pot Farm
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.
Dopey119: Expressing Sammy’s Anal Glands, 3 Cars Crashed in One Day, Puking Donuts, Shooting Cocaine, Fentanyl, Dave’s Dad
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."
Dopey116: Pooping Pants on LSD, Amanda Lauren, Adderall, Doctor Shopping, Dry January, Stimulants, ADHD
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.
Dopey115: Amy Dresner Pt. 1, Todd!, LSD Bust, Shooting Cocaine in Neck, Mushrooms and Ecstasy at Phish, Hippy Life, 12 Steps, My Fair Junky
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!
Dopey114: Buying/Selling Fake Drugs, Obsession and Compulsion, Bomb Cyclone, Fat Albert, Cravings, Crackhead, Pretend Therapy
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.