Dopey: On the Dark Comedy of Drug Addiction
Dopey 358: Fentanyl Dealing, Cocaine Orgies, Anal Meth Play, Demons, heroin, PCP and Recovery with Fentanyl Jay and Jed

Dopey 358: Fentanyl Dealing, Cocaine Orgies, Anal Meth Play, Demons, heroin, PCP and Recovery with Fentanyl Jay and Jed

May 28, 2022

This week on Dopey! The return of Fentanyl Jay,Jed from Church and Other Drugs and my Dad, Alan! This is a crazy breakneck, old school dopey episode chocked full of drugs, addiction, Church, demons and tons of dumb shit! PLUS my Dad meets Fentanyl Jay! Old School emails and a bit more on this weeks brand spanking new episode of that old Dopey show!

Dopey 357: Stealing drugs from your dead Grandma with Ryley Walker, Midwest, heroin, ketamine, PCP recovery

Dopey 357: Stealing drugs from your dead Grandma with Ryley Walker, Midwest, heroin, ketamine, PCP recovery

May 20, 2022

This week on Dopey!  The return of indie rocker, Ryley Walker - in person! We hear about getting drugs in Europe, getting sober in NYC, PCP, Ketamine and the nature of drug addiction in general. Then 'toodles for Chris' scholarship recipient and overall Dopey OG -Josh Clark returns to the show to talk all about administering drugs for her end of life care. PLUS voicemails, emails and much much more on a brand new episode of Dopey!

Dopey 356: Heroin Bags on the Lower East Side and Sex Addiction with Clayton Patterson and Erin Khar

Dopey 356: Heroin Bags on the Lower East Side and Sex Addiction with Clayton Patterson and Erin Khar

May 14, 2022

This week on Dopey! We are joined by Artist, Activist and Lower East Side Archivist Clayton Patterson. We hear all about the not so good old days of the crime side on the Lower East Side and what it was like in the legendary days of grit in New York City in the 1980's. PLUS we are joined by Strung Out author Erin Khar and discuss the new wave of relapses in the Dopey Nation. PLUS sex addiction, crack and much much more on a streetwise new episode of that old Dopey Show!

Dopey 355: Confessions of a Fentanyl Dealer pt. 2 featuring Namaste at Home Dad, Heroin, Recovery

Dopey 355: Confessions of a Fentanyl Dealer pt. 2 featuring Namaste at Home Dad, Heroin, Recovery

May 6, 2022

This week on Dopey! Wall to Wall Dopey as Jay returns to cohost and go over more of his debaucherous past and his present in recovery. Then we have the honor of welcoming DopeyCon veteran,Joelle the comic genius behind the Instagram account 'Namaste at Home Dad'. Joelle brings the Dopey as well telling the story of how her grandfather participated in her opiate addiction! Plus much much more on an all new crazy town new episode of Dopey! 

Dopey 354: Tom MacDonald on Drugs, Alcohol, his Psychotic Break, Racism, Eminem and Hip Hop

Dopey 354: Tom MacDonald on Drugs, Alcohol, his Psychotic Break, Racism, Eminem and Hip Hop

April 30, 2022

This week on Dopey! Tom MacDonald goes super deep on his journey through severe mental illness, alcoholism, and drug addiction all the way to YouTube super stardom and the very top of the Billboard charts. PLUS the story about his Eminem produced track and the truth on his racist allegations and political leanings! PLUS it's Todd's birthday and much more on a powder keg of a new episode of that old Dopey Show!

Dopey 353: Eric ‘Smelly’ from NOFX, the journey from the worst junkie Courtney love ever met to sobriety, love & acceptance

Dopey 353: Eric ‘Smelly’ from NOFX, the journey from the worst junkie Courtney love ever met to sobriety, love & acceptance

April 23, 2022

This week on Dopey! World class heroin addict in recovery and drummer from NOFX Eric 'Smelly' Sandin calls into the show! Hear a lifetime of debauchery from a very young age and how recovery might've inadvertantly propelled NOFX into being the most important independent punk rock band in the last 20 years! World Class Dopey right here! Punk rock, vomiting, pharma farts, getting sobriety right the first time, and having a life of honesty and love! Plus crazy emails, a Dopeycon 3 preview and much more on this weeks brand new installment of that old Dopey show.

Dopey 352: Busted with 10 Thousand Doses! Faked Suicide! LSD Outlaw, Author and filmmaker Seth Ferranti! ACID, WEED Plus Alan!

Dopey 352: Busted with 10 Thousand Doses! Faked Suicide! LSD Outlaw, Author and filmmaker Seth Ferranti! ACID, WEED Plus Alan!

April 16, 2022

This week on Dopey!

We are joined by Seth Ferranti, an American journalist, writer, LSD kingpin ex convict and big time film maker! 

In this harrowing Dopey episode we hear the mind blowing story of Seth Ferranti and his journey from self admitted army brat to LSD kingpin. Discover how and why he made the nefarious list of being one of the countries 15 Most Wanted Fugitives, and what happened to this felon turned phenom film maker. 

PLUS a whole lot of Alan! Alan on Gilbert Gottfried, Alan on Passover, Alan on pain killers and much much more on this brand new episode of that sweet sweet Dopey.

 

Dopey 351: Taking Quaaludes with Eddie Van Halen - The Return of Mackenzie Phillips! Opiates, Pain, addiction

Dopey 351: Taking Quaaludes with Eddie Van Halen - The Return of Mackenzie Phillips! Opiates, Pain, addiction

April 9, 2022

This week on Dopey! We are joined once again by Dopey legend Mackenzie Phillips! The multi talented movie, TV and music legend shares about the challenges in taking opiates as prescribed in long term recovery and recalls some super fun old school dopey stories of the old days with Eddie Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli. PLUS Strung Out author, unlicensed advice columnist and elite ex-equestrian returns to talk drugs, addiction and dumb shit on a brand new episode of the good ol' Dopey Show!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dopey 350: Cooking up Meth and Starring on Baywatch with Jeremy Jackson! Relapse, Fitness, Recovery

Dopey 350: Cooking up Meth and Starring on Baywatch with Jeremy Jackson! Relapse, Fitness, Recovery

April 2, 2022

This week on Dopey! We are joined by Baywatch star and Dopey legend, Jeremy Jackson! Jeremy delivers the super high intensity Dopey starting at childhood, through his meteoric rise to super stardom as Hobie Buchanon on the worldwide number one television show Baywatch! We hear how he went from TV stardom to drug addict, and then how he broke even badder to becoming a meth cook in Southern California. Jeremy gives the super honest struggle from deep addiction to recovery to relapse and back again on a Dopey for the ages! Plus Dave makes amends and a tiny bit more on this epic 350th episode of Dopey!

Dopey 349: The Addiction of Validation with Peter Rosenberg, Relapse , Recovery, Addiction

Dopey 349: The Addiction of Validation with Peter Rosenberg, Relapse , Recovery, Addiction

March 26, 2022

This week on Dopey! We are joined by multi media superstar, Peter Rosenberg! He's the cohost of the Hot 97 Morning Show,  cohost of ESPN in the afternoon with Michael Kay, a WWE commentator and cohost of legendary hip hop podcast Juan Ep! Peter tells us of his rise in radio and his unusual road to recovery! Plus! A special old guest comes on and tells us of his relapse! PLUS voicemails and more on a brand spanking new episode of Dopey!

Dopey 348: The Great White Dope - Robbing Cocaine Dealers with Jack Russell, Addiction, Recover

Dopey 348: The Great White Dope - Robbing Cocaine Dealers with Jack Russell, Addiction, Recover

March 19, 2022

This week on Dopey! We are joined by the frontman of Great White, Jack Russell! We hear all about Jack's drug history in one of the 1980's great hard rock bands! We learn about weird drugs he did as a kid and his forays into addiction and recovery. We also hear about the tragic fire at The Station Night Club in Rhode Island. PLUS my dad joins us to make a huge Dopey announcement! AND we hear from OG Dope and Toodles for Chris Scholarship recipient Charlotte! Also amazing Dopey emails, reviews, video voicemails and more! On a brand new episode of that old Dopey Show!

Dopey 347: Meeting Obama while on Heroin with Ryan Hampton, Opiates, Activism, Politics, Recovery

Dopey 347: Meeting Obama while on Heroin with Ryan Hampton, Opiates, Activism, Politics, Recovery

March 12, 2022

This Week on Dopey! We are joined by author, activist and recovering opiate addict, Ryan Hampton! Ryan brings the serious in person Dopey at my dad's kitchen table and takes us through his serious history of debauchery and recovery. Working at the White House for Bill Clinton's administration to homelessness on skid row, Ryan tells it all! Plus we learn all about his new book about the Sackler case, and the future of Mobilize Recovry! PLUS! Serious Dopey emails and a brand new cover of Good So Bad! Plus a bottle of liquid xanax on a brand new episode of the old Dopey Show!

Dopey 346: Fentanyl Dreamland with Sam Quinones, Erin Khar, heroin, meth, coke,

Dopey 346: Fentanyl Dreamland with Sam Quinones, Erin Khar, heroin, meth, coke,

March 5, 2022

This week on Dopey! We are joined by legendary journalist, storyteller, former LA Times reporter, and author - Sam Quinones. Sam comes on to tell us all about the current climate of struggle around the fentanyl epidemic and it's impact on America.

Sam initially made a huge impact on the addiction/recovery community with his award winning book; Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic. His most recent book is called 'The Least of Us: True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth' 

PLUS Dopey super friend, unlicensed advice columnist and Strung Out author, Erin Khar joins us and we hang out and read emails!

PLUS much more on a very special new episode of the old Dopey show!

 

 

 

Dopey 345: Dopey Down Under with Colin Hay, Jessica Kent, Alcohol, Heroin, Recovery

Dopey 345: Dopey Down Under with Colin Hay, Jessica Kent, Alcohol, Heroin, Recovery

February 26, 2022

This week on Dopey! We are super excited to have three stellar guests on the show! First and foremost we have the award winning and smash hit singer/songwriter - Colin Hay! Colin is best known for his work as the front man and singer/songwriter behind the 1980's Australian phenomenon Men at Work. Colin candidly shares his story of fame, fortune and excess and tells us what he had to do in order to get sober. He also tells the crazy fallout from the smash hit 'Down Under'. Then Dave's Dad, Alan returns to the show to update the Dopey Nation and criticize Dave a bit. And finally we kick off our newest segment 'Behind the Dope with YouTube superstar Jessica Kent who drops a dopey tale of withdrawal and getting well on a GreyHound bus. All that and a tiny bit more on this week's edition of Dopey!

Dopey 344: Confessions of a Fentanyl Dealer; Prison, rehab, crack, body brokering, arrests, recovery

Dopey 344: Confessions of a Fentanyl Dealer; Prison, rehab, crack, body brokering, arrests, recovery

February 19, 2022

This week on Dopey! In a doozey of an episode, we are joined by my friend Jay who tells his ridiculously epic Dopey journey.  Jay grew up in bucolic Sayville, Long Island and fell into the classic addict abyss of alcohol, drugs, violence and crime. It all culminated in a crazy lucrative business selling weed, coke, pills, heroin and eventually fentanyl.  From there it went as downhill as it could go, to treatments in Florida where he got involved in the infamous practice of body brokering. Tune in this week to one of the Dopiest stories we've ever had the privilege to  tell. Stay Strong Dopey Nation and fucking toodles for Chris.

Dopey 343: Nikki Sixx, Mötley Crüe, The Heroin Diaries, The First 21,Relapse, Recovery

Dopey 343: Nikki Sixx, Mötley Crüe, The Heroin Diaries, The First 21,Relapse, Recovery

February 12, 2022

This week on Dopey! Dopey dream guest, Nikki Sixx calls in to talk about his incredible origin before the debauchery of sex, drugs and rock and roll with Mötley Crüe. He shares a bit about his upbringing, his brief time dealing chocolate mescaline and a ton of rock and roll stories. PLUS Howie, Dopey emails and a whole lot more on a legendary new episode of Dopey!

Dopey 342: The Dark Comedy of Chloe La Branche, Alcoholism, Relapse, Recovery,

Dopey 342: The Dark Comedy of Chloe La Branche, Alcoholism, Relapse, Recovery,

February 5, 2022

This week on Dopey! We are joined by super vulnerable and yet still hilarious, Chloe La Branche. Chloe comes fresh off a Vivitrol shot and gets super honest about her recent relapse and struggle in staying clean and sober. Then she takes us back into her addiction history laying out the good, the bad and the ugly for the everyone to hear. Plus! Author ERIN KHAR is back hanging out, and talking drugs, addiction and dumb shit! Also Willie from Katz's is back and much more on this brand new rough and rugged new episode of Dopey!

This episode of Dopey is sponsored by our friends at Sober Link! If you know anyone that could use a little help with accountability around alcohol click here and save $50 on your first device https://bit.ly/3ANYTdL

 

Dopey 341:The Relapse and Return of Ryan Leone, Fentanyl, LSD, heroin, Relapse, Recovery

Dopey 341:The Relapse and Return of Ryan Leone, Fentanyl, LSD, heroin, Relapse, Recovery

January 29, 2022

This week on Dopey! Hold on to your hats Dopey Nation!  Ryan Leone comes back from the edge of oblivion, and thank God he has lived to tell the tail.  Starting with a gram of coke, Ryan winds up in full blown addiction battling his demons, and winding up completely addicted to fentanyl. It is a topsy turvy emotional roller coaster, with twists and turns you never could have seen coming. PLUS Howie's first proper episode on the Dopey Show, we read an email and talk dumb shit on a totally debauched LSD shooting, Ketamine infused, relapsing brand new episode of Dopey!

We are proud to be Sponsored by Sober Link! Check them out here! They help keeping people off of alcohol through accountability! https://bitly.com/Soberlink

 
Dopey 340: Brutal (Dopey) Recovery, Loz, Alcoholism, Scotland, Opera, Erin Khar, Recovery, Yale

Dopey 340: Brutal (Dopey) Recovery, Loz, Alcoholism, Scotland, Opera, Erin Khar, Recovery, Yale

January 22, 2022

This week on Dopey! We are joined by the brilliant mind behind the Brutal Recovery Instagram account, Scotland's own - Loz! Join us as we hear Loz's epic journey - starting out on the sheep farm in rural Scotland, taking a long, rough detour through eating disorders and an elite music career winding up rock bottom singing Opera at Yale grad school!  Loz currently resides in London where she teaches music, makes an epic new podcast called Brutal Vulnerability and entertains tens of thousands of addicts and alcoholics with her wicked sense of humor on her legendary IG meme account, BRUTAL RECOVERY. Plus the return of author and unlicensed Dopey advice giver Erin Khar! All this and a tiny bit more on a spanking new episode of Dopey! 

Dopey 339: The return of Andy Dick! Fentanyl, Suicide, Booze, AA, Recovery

Dopey 339: The return of Andy Dick! Fentanyl, Suicide, Booze, AA, Recovery

January 15, 2022

This week on Dopey! We are honored to be graced by the return of a legend of the big and little screen, the one and only, the outrageously fun, funny and fabulous Andy Dick! Andy gets brutally honest on his troubles with recovery, his recent troubles with the law, his upcoming engagement and so much more! Then we are joined by Dopey OG - Butchie, and get his take on Andy, addiction and recovery.  PLUS a wicked fiah voicemail and more on this brand new episode of Dopey!

Dopey 338: In the Realm of Dopey Ghosts, Gabor Mate, Linda, Maron, Weed, Heroin, Dab

Dopey 338: In the Realm of Dopey Ghosts, Gabor Mate, Linda, Maron, Weed, Heroin, Dab

January 8, 2022

This week on Dopey! After many years of trying we are joined by addiction expert, best selling author, physician, and renowned lecturer, Dr. Gabor Mate. Dr. Mate calls in and drops some of his theories about addiction as well ADD and trauma. Plus Linda is back and we read Dopey emails, catch up on the Marc Maron episode and more! On this brand new episode of Dopey!

Dopey 337: Happy Dopey New Years aka The Sam Show! aka Sam’s Last Show, Crack, Booze, Relapse, Recovery

Dopey 337: Happy Dopey New Years aka The Sam Show! aka Sam’s Last Show, Crack, Booze, Relapse, Recovery

January 1, 2022

This week on Dopey! It is with a heavy heart that we wish a nice Bona Fortuna to Dopey Producer, Sam! Sam drops the bombshell that he is taking an extended hiatus from the Dopey Show starting...now!

We recount some of Sam's Dopey history, and what working on Dopey has meant to him personally and to his recovery. We play some of Sam's Grestest Hits and cry our eye's out on a super emotional Dopey Show! 

PLUS Linda has Covid Dave breaks his foot, and realizes his fantasy of going on a gigantic podcast! All that and a tiny bit more on this rough and tumble but emotionally agonizing brand new episode of that ol' Dopey magic. 

Dopey 336: Dopey Christmas Special ’21, Drugs, Addiction, Heroin,Alcohol, Recovery, Christmas

Dopey 336: Dopey Christmas Special ’21, Drugs, Addiction, Heroin,Alcohol, Recovery, Christmas

December 24, 2021

This week on Dopey! It’s Christmastime once again and we have scoured the globe to bring you the Dopiest Christmas Show ever! Featuring old friends: Erin Khar, Skinny Vinny, and Jessica Kent and introducing our newest member of the Dopey Family - Ray the Clammer straight out of Eastern Long Island! Expect tons of debauchery, drug dealing, blow job machines, heroin withdrawal, homemade laudenum and so much more!!! So settle in, roast some chestnuts and fire up the vape and celebrate the season with your Dopey Family on this yule tide Dopey Special!

Dopey 335: The Hills are alive with the sound of Dopey, Jason Wahler, Adderall, Booze, Relapse, Cocaine, MTV, Recovery

Dopey 335: The Hills are alive with the sound of Dopey, Jason Wahler, Adderall, Booze, Relapse, Cocaine, MTV, Recovery

December 18, 2021

This week on Dopey! The Hills are alive - With the sound of Dopey! (if you sing it, it sounds better). This week Dave travels to Los Angeles and records with old and dear friend Aurora! They reminisce about past relapses, recovery and Aurora's dad. Then we are joined by MTV's The Hills and Laguna Beach's Jason Wahler. Jason lets it all fly on his journey to stardom, addiction and alcoholism. Jason shares his recovery story and then talks about his last relapse on Adderral and how he stays clean and gives back to the addict community in Southern California and beyond. PLUS a voicemail from Instagram Addiction meme Super Star, @Brutal Recovery! All that and maybe a bit more on a brand new episode of your favorite old podcast.

Dopey 334: Mackenzie Phillips! Fame, IV Cocaine, trauma, arrest, heroin, recovery

Dopey 334: Mackenzie Phillips! Fame, IV Cocaine, trauma, arrest, heroin, recovery

December 11, 2021

This week on Dopey! After near felonious persistence, Film and Television icon and drug addict extraordinaire Mackenzie Phillips calls into the show! We get a potent dose of honesty as McKenzie takes us on a wild tour of her storied past. The daughter of The Mommas and the Papa's architect and legendary junky, John Phillips, Mackenzie has seen it, done it, smoked it and shot it all. Appearing in the classic 70's film, American Graffiti, and then starring in  Norman Lear's hit TV show, One Day at a Time. We hear the rise and fall of a true Dopey Legend. From sexual trauma, to arrests, recovery, relapse and back to recovery again. We are overjoyed to present a Dopey for the ages! This episode is Rated F for FIRE!!!!!!!!🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

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Dopey 333: Can Dopey America Recover? Evan Haines, LSD, Recovery, Mysticism

Dopey 333: Can Dopey America Recover? Evan Haines, LSD, Recovery, Mysticism

December 4, 2021

This week on Dopey! Author, co founder of Oro Recovery, husband of Alexis Haines, longtime super supporter of the show and recovering addict and alcoholic, Evan Haines finally calls in. Evan talks about his new book that he cowrote with Bob Forrest called Can America Recover? Which ponders that very question. We hear all about the origins of Oro, Evan's traumatic and sometime tragic childhood, and his eventual triumph in his recovery and in founding Oro. Then Evan reports on the great AA myth: "was Bill Wilson totally tripping on LSD?", mysticism in 12 step and so much more on a deep dive into the history and ideology within addiction and recovery. Check it out!

***This episode was sponsored by Zencastre! So, if you want to make a podcast without all the hassle we fumbled our way through, check out zencastr.com and be sure to enter the code dopeypodcast (no spaces) or access the link in the notes for a 30% discount on your subscription. 

Dopey 332: An Old School Smattering of Gratitude -Thanksgiving with Amy Dresner, heroin, kratom, weed, recovery, sex

Dopey 332: An Old School Smattering of Gratitude -Thanksgiving with Amy Dresner, heroin, kratom, weed, recovery, sex

November 26, 2021

This week on Dopey! It's Thanksgiving and we are thrilled to share the holiday with some old friends.  A special guest returns and talks about his recent trip to Mexico, the Beatles special and a bunch of other dumb shit. Then Amy Dresner returns to talk about her recent Propyfol experience, shaving her asshole and more! Plus my dad pops in and some emails and messages of gratitude on a super not corny but still super grateful new episode of Dopey!

 

***This episode was sponsored by Zencastre! So, if you want to make a podcast without all the hassle we fumbled our way through, check out zencastr.com and be sure to enter the code dopeypodcast (no spaces) or access the link in the notes for a 30% discount on your subscription. 

Dopey 331: Erin Lee Carr, Britney vs. Spears, Alcohol, Cocaine, David Carr, Workalolic, Recovery

Dopey 331: Erin Lee Carr, Britney vs. Spears, Alcohol, Cocaine, David Carr, Workalolic, Recovery

November 20, 2021

This week on Dopey! At long last, we are joined by the prolific documentary film maker and brilliant memoirist, Erin Lee Carr. She walks us through her life as a child of two serious addicts and her experience as a fantastic alcoholic in her own right. We talk about her father, renowned author and NY Times journalist, David Carr and the hard lessons he taught Erin. We discuss her new smash Netflix Documentary Britney vs. Spears, and the balance between workaholism and ambition  and the importance of having a crack sober support network to pace her recovery. PLUS a nitrous fueled voicemail, King Baby and much more on this fresh episode of Dopey. Get it while it’s hot!

***This episode was sponsored by Zencastre! So, if you want to make a podcast without all the hassle we fumbled our way through, check out zencastr.com and be sure to enter the code dopeypodcast (no spaces) or access the link in the notes for a 30% discount on your subscription. 

Dopey 330: Drug Store Cowboys with Michael Todd, Heroin, Coke, Coheed and Cambria, Robbery, Jail,

Dopey 330: Drug Store Cowboys with Michael Todd, Heroin, Coke, Coheed and Cambria, Robbery, Jail,

November 12, 2021

This week on Dopey! We are joined by founding Coheed and Cambria bass player, Michael Todd who courageously shares his epic Dopey journey from upstate New York and back again. Touring the world, culminating in opiate addiction and a crime that would forever change his life. Michael brings the Dopey, the humility and the honesty on a super raw foray down the road of drugs, addiction and of course a little bit of dumb shit! Also, unlicensed advice columnist and author, Erin Khar joins us for a little recap and an ask Erin question and answer! PLUS! My dad pops in before the ending of a super powerful new episode of Dopey!

Dopey 329: Two Fingers Up the Butt Hole with Jeremy Turner, Suboxone, Meth, Fentanyl, Jail, Alan, Relapse, Recovery

Dopey 329: Two Fingers Up the Butt Hole with Jeremy Turner, Suboxone, Meth, Fentanyl, Jail, Alan, Relapse, Recovery

November 6, 2021

This week on a homegrown episode of Dopey! Mr. Whitey Tighties himself, the king of the mighty Mississippi, Jeremy Turner checks in. Jeremy shares the ups and downs of his time before and during the pandemic in Louisiana. He raw dogs the truth on relapse and his path back to recovery. JT then drops a top 5 Dopey Jail Story, PLUS Dave reads a classic email, fucks up at work, almost catches up with Artie Lange and bashes The Many Shades of Newark(again). ALSO Alan drops in to read some reviews and criticize Dave and the show. All that and more on this dank return to Old School Dopey. Fire it up!

 

Dopey 328: Go Puck Yourself wth Theo Fleury, Hockey, Coke, Booze, Trauma, Suicide, Rape, Recovery

Dopey 328: Go Puck Yourself wth Theo Fleury, Hockey, Coke, Booze, Trauma, Suicide, Rape, Recovery

October 30, 2021

This week week on Dopey! We are joined by Stanley Cup winner, National Hockey League bad boy, author, and recovering drug addict and alcoholic, Theo Fleury.  Theo is the first ever pro Hockey player to come on Dopey. He talks about the difficult balance of being an elite addict/athlete. Theo also shares up about living with extreme trauma, surviving rape at the hands of a coach in his teen years. It is a very important listen. 

 

Also Erin Khar is back with the newest installment of Ask Erin! PLUS a whole lot more dumb shit on this  High stickin', meth snortin', power playin', homeless hangin out with old school, new episode of Dopey!

Don't be a Hoser or will stick you in the Sin-Bin! 

Shout out to our listeners in Canadia, this one's for you! Eh?

Dopey 327: Langhorne Slim and the Dopey Blues, Pills, Booze, Relapse, Music, Recovery

Dopey 327: Langhorne Slim and the Dopey Blues, Pills, Booze, Relapse, Music, Recovery

October 23, 2021

This week on Dopey! We are joined by the soulful singer-songwriter, Langhorne Slim! He lays down his story of finding music, while his addiction and alcoholism found him. Listen to some of Langhorne's greatest highs and lows, on the road and all over the world. This interview would have taken place at the Park City Song Summit, but we’re doing it here, now, Wow! Plus Linda gets stung by a bee, Dopey email and much much more on a super anti-folk new episode of Dopey!

Dopey 326: Mohr will be Revealed! Jay Mohr, Adderal, Fame, Comedy, Sex, Detox, Recovery

Dopey 326: Mohr will be Revealed! Jay Mohr, Adderal, Fame, Comedy, Sex, Detox, Recovery

October 16, 2021

This week on a very special episode of Dopey! Dave is joined by Hollywood funnyman Jay Mohr! We have a super raw and honest conversation around addiction, spirituality and recovery. Jay comes clean about his history around alcoholism and addiction and gives a Dopey exclusive around his recent experience in detox. PLUS the return to the Dopey poetry corner and much more on a star studded new episode of Dopey.

Dopey 325: Drug Use for Grown Ups, Dr. Carl Hart, Heroin, Coke, Ecstacy, Addiction, Recovery, Erin Khar

Dopey 325: Drug Use for Grown Ups, Dr. Carl Hart, Heroin, Coke, Ecstacy, Addiction, Recovery, Erin Khar

October 9, 2021

This week on Dopey! We are joined by psychologist, neuroscientist and author, Dr. Carl Hart. Dr. Hart comes on the show to explain his findings in the provocative new book Drug Use for Grown Ups. We discuss Dr. Hart's thoughts and experiences around recreational drug use and some of his theories around addiction and recovery. PLUS Erin Khar is back for another exciting titillating installment of Ask Erin where we answer some hard hitting new questions in addiction, relationships and other dumb shit! PLUS much more on a well educated new episode of your favorite dumb podcast - Dopey! 

Dopey 324: The Deep Dark Dopey with Sammytown, Dope, Fang, LSD, Murder, Prison, Recovery

Dopey 324: The Deep Dark Dopey with Sammytown, Dope, Fang, LSD, Murder, Prison, Recovery

October 2, 2021

This week on Dopey! We are joined by Bay Area punk rock legend Sam 'Sammytown' McBride. Sammytown takes us on a deep dark journey into high octane punk rock, drug dealing, drug addiction and ultimately to homicide. After shooting speed for the first time at a very young age Sammytown had a lucrative hustle selling hundreds of thousands of doses, and becoming a heroin addict all the while touring the world with Fang, a Northern California punk rock institution. It is a journey unlike any we've ever heard before on Dopey. Listen at your own risk.

Dopey 323: Backstreet‘s Back! AJ McClean, Cocaine, Booze, Alan, Ask Erin, Recovery, Covid

Dopey 323: Backstreet‘s Back! AJ McClean, Cocaine, Booze, Alan, Ask Erin, Recovery, Covid

September 24, 2021

This week on Dopey! We are joined by pop royalty! AJ McClean of the Backstreet Boys calls into the show to tell his own story of debauchery turned recovery!  We learn of access to excess and much more in his triumphant journey! PLUS the return of my dad! And he has a really cool new idea! ALSO! ERIN KHAR returns as promise to kick the Dopey around, answer some fucked up questions and give some helpful advice! All this week on an all new episode of Dopey!!!!

Dopey 322:Strung Out with Erin Khar, heroin, trauma, crack, sex, love, recovery

Dopey 322:Strung Out with Erin Khar, heroin, trauma, crack, sex, love, recovery

September 17, 2021

This week on Dopey! We are joined by writer, advice columnist, blogger Erin Khar! Erin drops the major league Dopey on how she started shooting heroin at age 13 and lived a secret life of addiction and danger! We had a ton of fun on this traumatic travelogue of life in and out of addiction! Plus Erin read some hard core Dopey emails and much much more on a brand new crazy dopey episode of Dopey!

Dopey 321: Ryley Walker, Heroin, Cocaine, Fentanyl, Music, Suicide, Recovery

Dopey 321: Ryley Walker, Heroin, Cocaine, Fentanyl, Music, Suicide, Recovery

September 11, 2021

This week on Dopey! Hear the crazy Dopey with the speed balling, psychedelic folk rocker, Ryley Walker!  Ryley shares his journey from getting kicked out of his Illinois Church Youth band to opening for Robert Plant in Europe.  He also gets super honest about his lowest lows to reaching out for help, to the realization that the best of his art has happened in recovery. Tune in for a rollicking good-time, super slack keyed Dopey Folk Fest! All that, plus Riley reads an email and more on this weeks new episode of Dopey!

Dopey 320: YOUR LYFE with NEMS, heroin, hip hop, dealing, recovery, Coney Island

Dopey 320: YOUR LYFE with NEMS, heroin, hip hop, dealing, recovery, Coney Island

September 4, 2021

This week on Dopey! We are joined by the self proclaimed Mayor of Coney Island himself, the one and only Gorilla NEMS. Dave journeys to the wilds of Brooklyn to chop it up with this legendary battle rapper.  NEMS reveals his long struggle with addiction, and comes clean about some seriously gnarly shit in his recovery! It is an episode not to be missed! The wicked fiah fall is here, and it all starts with NEMS.  

Dopey 319: BONUS EPISODE! The Primal Dopey with Gregory Koufacos, Addiction, Recovery, Mentoring, Alcoholism

Dopey 319: BONUS EPISODE! The Primal Dopey with Gregory Koufacos, Addiction, Recovery, Mentoring, Alcoholism

August 31, 2021

This week on an extra long Dopey Patreon we have author and counselor/clinician Gregory Koufacos. Gregory talks about his own experience with substance abuse and gambling addiction. Gregory worked with Chris years ago and we hear about their relationship and their sometimes opposing views on treatment. We also hear about Gregory's 'primal method' of helping young men deal with addiction and recovery! Plus a Dopey email and much much more!

Dopey 318: Juggling the Jenkins, Tiffany Jenkins, Opiates, Prison, Suicide, Family, Recovery

Dopey 318: Juggling the Jenkins, Tiffany Jenkins, Opiates, Prison, Suicide, Family, Recovery

August 27, 2021

This week on Dopey! Writer and internet phenom, Tiffany Jenkins zooms into the show to kick the Dopey around for a bit.

While deep in addiction she  makes a really bad choice by taking something from her Police Officer boyfriend that lands her in prison… tune in, it’s a doozy and she’s a delight…and that is just the tip of the iceberg as Tiffany reaches a cataclysmic bottom in jail before finding inspiration to turn her life around. PLUS a great email from the legendary Joey Pepper and MORE on this weeks Dopey!

 

 

Dopey 317: SMI, Sascha Dubrul, Bipolar Disorder, NYC, punk, anarchist, recovery, drugs, alcoholism

Dopey 317: SMI, Sascha Dubrul, Bipolar Disorder, NYC, punk, anarchist, recovery, drugs, alcoholism

August 20, 2021

This week on Dopey! In a super different type of show we are joined by Dave’s childhood friend Sascha Altman DuBrul. Dave and Sacha talk about growing up in Manhattan, and the major sign posts on Sascha’s incredible journey through the anarchist punk rock wonderland of the Lower East Side, where he got deep into the scene, playing bass and writing songs for the renowned NYC ska punk band, Choking Victim. Sascha then hopped freight trains across the country and ultimately had a psychotic break getting diagnosed with bipolar disorder.  He became an American activist, and co-founded The Icarus Project, an international community support network and media project, redefining the language and culture of mental health and illness. 

Plus Dopey legend of law enforcement, Butchie a.k.a T.J comes over to Dave’s house on Long Island to hang out on the show! We also hear a classic Dopey voicemail and much much more on this new style, old school episode of Dopey!

Dopey 316: Dopey Day 2021 aka Chris Miss in August!, death, recovery, drugs, heroin, relapse

Dopey 316: Dopey Day 2021 aka Chris Miss in August!, death, recovery, drugs, heroin, relapse

August 14, 2021

This week on Dopey! We celebrate what would have been Chris's 37th birthday on Dopey Day with Chris and Dave's old friend Colin. We listen to some old classic Chris moments and reflect on his his greatness and his absence. Lots of good stuff in here including some voice memos from the Dopey Nation, Aurora returns and Chris is celebrated! It's Chris-Miss in August! Happy Dopey Day Everybody!

Dopey 315: Tom Arnold, Fame, Trauma, Crack, Meth, Rosanne, Relapse, Recovery

Dopey 315: Tom Arnold, Fame, Trauma, Crack, Meth, Rosanne, Relapse, Recovery

August 7, 2021

This week on Dopey! Comedian, actor, writer, philanthropist, producer, Jew and stand up comic Tom Arnold is on the show! He was super cool and vulnerable and shared all about his lowest of lows in addiction and some of his trials and tribulations in recovery. I would tell you everything he said here, but I feel like it would spoil the show! PLUS we recorded the rest of this episode upstate at my Dad's palatial lake house, so my Dad pops in to make an important announcement and read some great Dopey reviews! Plus a tiny bit more on this extremely special episode of Dopey!

Dopey 314: Danny Bonaduce, Crack, Steroids, rage, Alcohol, Fame, Relapse, Weed

Dopey 314: Danny Bonaduce, Crack, Steroids, rage, Alcohol, Fame, Relapse, Weed

July 30, 2021

 

This week on Dopey! We are joined by pop culture icon and Dopey legend, Danny Bonaduce! Listen to him recount his journey from the Partridge family to total crackhead oblivion and share some of the more debaucherous and hilarious stops along the way to utter desperation including group sex with Gilbert Godfried and almost getting a whale trainer killed.

Ultimately listen to how Danny found happiness in recovery! PLUS Dave almost smokes weed with some of his Dominican co workers AND a wicked fire Dopey voicemail from a crazy hippy girl in Pennsylvania! AND WAY MUCH MORE THAN THAT on a brand new episode of Dope1!

Dopey 313: Bonus Episode with my old friend Jon!

Dopey 313: Bonus Episode with my old friend Jon!

July 27, 2021

NEW BONUS DOPEY! My old friend from Queens and my introduction to punk rock music, Jon comes on the show! Listen to Jon and I recount our early days of friendship and drug taking in New York City. We talk about the line between hard drinker and alcoholic, and drug taker and addict. It was super cool to catch up with Jon, he always reminds me how lucky I am to still be around to talk about those days! Plus much, much more!

Dopey 312: Still Missing Chris (3 years later) with Dylan and Misty, Kratom, Heroin, Suboxone, recovery, psych ward

Dopey 312: Still Missing Chris (3 years later) with Dylan and Misty, Kratom, Heroin, Suboxone, recovery, psych ward

July 24, 2021

 

This week on Dopey! It was three years ago this week that we lost Chris to a fentanyl overdose. His sponsor Dylan returns to the show to help us remember him and to talk about living without him as well as drugs addiction and dumb shit! (even Kratom). We also read an email, hear a crazy classic Dopey voicemail and Dylan drops a pretty insane story himself! Misty, the dopey fairy calls in to explain how Chris’s death affected her. All that and more on a special new episode of Dopey! 

Dopey 311: Gilbert Trejo, Heroin, Meth, Fame, Addiction, Secrets, Recovery

Dopey 311: Gilbert Trejo, Heroin, Meth, Fame, Addiction, Secrets, Recovery

July 17, 2021

This week on Dopey! When asked who could follow the great Danny Trejo, the answer seemed obvious, Danny’s pride and joy, Gilbert Trejo! That's right, Gilbert calls in! He’s a filmmaker, an artist, an actor, and addict extraordinaire in recovery. Tune in and hear the life and times of a young man raised in recovery, but still managing to find super gnarly addiction himself. Strap yourself in, it's going to be a bumpy ride!

Dopey 310: Danny Trejo, Heroin, Prison, Recovery, Skinny Vinny, Relapse, Acceptance

Dopey 310: Danny Trejo, Heroin, Prison, Recovery, Skinny Vinny, Relapse, Acceptance

July 10, 2021

This week on a very special Dopey! Film, television, tough guy and recovery super star, Danny Trejo joins us on the show! Danny recounts his debaucherous origin story and the hard life that eventually turned beyond his wildest dreams. PLUS Skinny Vinny joins in and we discuss acceptance, expectations, Sasquatch suits made of human pubic hair, dopey emails and much more. On a very special taco-rific episode of Dopey!

Dopey 309: A Tale of Three Dopes. Heroin, Crack, Fentanyl, Meth, Recovery

Dopey 309: A Tale of Three Dopes. Heroin, Crack, Fentanyl, Meth, Recovery

July 3, 2021

This week on Dopey! We take a stroll down memory lane to check on 3 great Dopiates! We celebrate Matt’s 4 years of sobriety and check in on his life in the great state of Iowa! We hear from Josh, the first ever recipient of the Toodles For Chris scholarship. And we get updated about Dopey Head of Sales, DJ! Check him out dropping the possibly craziest Dopey story in the history of Dopey. It is a full fire, double barrel crazy dopey episode of Dopey! 

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