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.
Dopey 248: Cookin’ Up Some MORE Dopey with Meatball Shop Creator, Michael Chernow, Dope, Coke, Booze, Fitness, Recovery
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.
Dopey 247: Cooking up some Dopey with Top Chef’s Gregory Gourdet, cocaine, psychedelics, gardening, alcohol, recovery
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!
Dopey 246: Mike Majlak and the Super Crazy Bananas Dopey. Heroin, dealing, crack, recovery, Logan Paul
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!
Dopey 242: Power to the People with Dr. Nzinga Harrison and Bob Forrest, Heroin, Fentanyl, Race, Relapse, Riots, Covid, Recovery
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!
Dopey 241: The Super Smart Dopey with Jim and Dr. Nzinga Harrison, withdrawal, heroin draught, riots, death, Suboxone
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.
Dopey 239: More is More with Michael Alago and friends, crack, LSD, Little Richard, Dildo Stashbox, Metallica
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.
Dopey 234: The Low Bottom Cookie featuring Josh Eppard from Coheed and Cambria and my friend, Aurora
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!
Dopey 230: Dopey in the Family, My ‘mother-in-law’ Susan, Nitrus, Corona Virus, lies, pregnancy, relapse, recovery, heroin, weed
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.
Dopey 229: That Old Time Dopey Show, Alan, Harold, Joe, Bath Salts, DMT, Copping Dope, Corona Virus, Crack, Toast, Howard Stern
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!