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!
Dopey 200: CHRISMISS & The Glory of the Dopey Nation. With Marc Maron, Dr. Drew, Brandon Novak, Bob Forrest, Amy Dresner and Jamie Lee Curtis!
It's Chrismiss time again! On this epic, longest Dopey ever we are joined by a cavalcade of Dopey Stars, Participants, and Well Wishers including: Dr. Drew, Brandon Novak, Marc Maron, Amy Dresner, Bob Forrest, and Jamie Lee Curtis. Dave and Linda recount much of the history of the show, and we hear from tons of Dopey Nation members! We also get to hear from Alan, Sam and even Chris himself as we celebrate what would've been his 35th birthday. So please sit back, relax and enjoy the most special-est, tear Jerking, laugh making extravaganza, CHRISMISS also known as the 200th episode of Dopey.
On the new episode of Dopey! We inch toward the 200th episode also known as Chrismiss but take a layover stop in Methodonia, where we hear Alan a little rilled up. We then hear from classic Dopey caller Jesse, who actually works in a Methadone Clinic! Then TV/Film critic Devin Feraci takes a look at the crazy Dopey HBO series Euphoria! Plus voicemails, emails, DOPEYCON and much much more on a methadonian, mayham induced melange of diabolically deviant Dopey.
This Week on Dopey! Drag queen extraordinaire Alaska Thunderfuck calls in to talk a little dopey about her past, present and future. We hear about her take on drag, love, drugs and sobriety. Including! Her time on RuPaul's Drag Race, and getting kicked out of a bar while kicking the dopey around. PLUS! Aurora is back from France to talk 12 steps and fuck with Dave a bit while pining away for some chilled red wine. All that plus voicemails, reviews, and the great victory over iTunes and more on a special drag racing, wine sipping, super dank, chainsaw breaking, cigarette not smoking episode of Dopey!
One year ago this week Chris relapsed, overdosed and tragically died. In this episode of Dopey, Dave travelled to Great Barrington to sit with some of Chris's closest friends; Dylan, Alex, Ted, Colin, and Mark to share stories and remember how special a person Chris was and how tragic and horrific his sudden death was to us all.
This week on Dopey! Dear friend Jim shows up and we take a nice stroll down memory lane, Dopey Style! We hear about some of the most classic Dopey Stories, and relive some of Jimmy's greatest trips. Plus! Questions from the Dopey Nation on Twitter, voicemails, emails, reviews and much much more on a kick off your jeans put on your pajamas special kind of loosey goosey episode of Dopey.
This week on Dopey! Ex-NBA, and college basketball standout plus ridiculous junky, Chris Herren calls into the show to tell some of his incredible story. From the wilds of Fall River, Massachusetts, we hear of Chris's ridiculously dopey journey from the bottom to the top and back again. Buckle up, because it gets super dopey! PLUS! Voicemails, reviews, Dopey poetry and much much more on an extraordinarily rootin' tootin' jump shot AND heroin shooting episode of Dopey.
This week on Dopey! New friend, author, addict and Alcoholic, Nick Flynn comes to Dave's dads house to talk drugs, addiction and dumb shit. We hear about him meeting his homeless father at a shelter he worked at and documented in his first memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City. Plus Alan returns, Dopey Con, Dopey poetry corner and much much more on an especially special episode of Dopey!
Dopey 192: The Mind of a Junky; Anders Osborne and the DK, freebasing naked in the woods, buddhism, bee keeping, and kicking dope upstate
On this weeks episode of Dopey, Dave gets to talk awhile with super talented singer, songwriter, guitar player Anders Osborne and hear a bit about his last using days, a bit about his recovery, his amazing SEND A FRIEND program and of course bee keeping! Then we go down memory lane with DK, plus the 2 MILLIONTH DOWNLOAD, emails, voicemails and much, much more on an action packed yet still relatively tranquil and obviously smashingly special episode of Dopey!
This week on Dopey, Vicky Baker, a journalist for the BBC comes to Dave's dad's apartment to record an episode of Dopey. Linda and Alan recount some of the origins of Dopey and their experiences around Dave's addiction. Also Dave and Linda remember their dear friend Todd on what would be the one year anniversary of his tragic overdose and death. Plus emails, voicemails, the 2 millionth download prediction contest, and finally the sensory depravation tank story! All that and so much more on a family sized special episode of Dopey! Stay Tuned!
On the new episode of Dopey, we get to know the creator of the recovery newsletter; The Small Bow, AJ Daulerio. We hear about the time he was sued for 115 million dollars by Hulk Hogan, and the end of the infamous blog, Gawker. PLUS: the NEW predict the 2 millionth download contest and win a free 'just the head' Tee or Long Sleeve shirt! All that plus new voicemails, emails, and OTHER dumb shit, on a delightfully decadent and super swell and synergistically special episode of Dopey!
Dopey 189: Alexis Haines, kicking in jail, Plastic Surgery, Holistic Hottie, heroin, pills, and the Dopey Business
This week on Dopey! Alexis Haines calls in to talk down and dirty dopey. Hear about the robbery that launched her into infamy as well as kicking dope in solitary confinement. Not to mention recovery and a bunch of good stuff. Plus! Emails voicemails, Nick Flynn's Dopey poetry and much, much more on a scandalously special new episode of Dopey!
In this weeks Dopey, long time friend and band mate Peter comes by Alan's apartment to kick it around. We hear about Dave and Peter's adolescence, Peter's crippling depression and his career in handicapping sporting events. We also hear stories about Dave and Todd's early addict days when Peter lived with them. Then Devin of www.cinemasangha.com comes on to critique the series finale of Game of Thrones. All that plus voicemails, emails reviews and much much more on a depression riddled, but still uplifting and super special episode of Dopey!
Dopey 187: Warren Boyd & The Girl with the Dopey Tattoo. Getting Clean and shooting crack and heroin
This week on Dopey. Warren Boyd, the true story behind the A & E show 'The Cleaner' talks a bit about what got him on the righteous path and the crooked life he left behind. Plus crazy getting celebrities clean stories and jail time. Then Hanna AKA 'The Girl with the Dopey Tattoo' returns to the show to talk about her experience with Medicated Assisted Treatment, specifically Methadone and how getting off of it might've contributed to her latest relapse. Plus my dad, reviews, songs and more on a wicked, fire, pisser super special episode of Dopey.
Dopey 186 Amy Dresner and the Dopey Business; Meth, Woke, White Privilege, Heroin, seizures, Higher Power, Bachelor Party, Recovery
This week on Dopey! We get back to some old school Dopey with Author of 'My Fair Junkie' and dear friend of the show, Amy Dresner. We talk Woke/white privilege, recovery, drugs and of course dumb shit. Dave takes some Twitter questions, and emails and voicemail galore! All that and even more on a remarkably privileged and especially woke and super special episode of Dopey!
This week on Dopey! Gossip columnist, writer, TV host AJ Benza comes on and delivers some star studded Dopey. Including a crazy scene with Tupac, Mickey Rourke and an unbelievable lost Artie Lange Tale. Then old time friend of the show Justin calls in to recall an old Spring Break dopey adventure with Dave during the height of his first major heroin run. Plus emails, voicemails, a flash of Chris and a new instrumental cover of Good So Bad, also some contrarian shit. All of this and more! On this week's surreptitiously special episode of Dopey. ***EDITED TO PROTECT THE INNOCENT AND NOT SO INNOCENT***
Dopey 184: Dopey and the Dead; Justin Kreutzmann, Aurora, Alan, Grateful Dead, Game of Thrones, White Privilege
This week on Dopey, film maker and son of Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann, Justin Kreutzmann calls into the show to talk a bit about his life in and out of recovery. We hear what it was like coming up on tour with the Dead and all of the good and not so good opportunities it afforded him. Then we talk Game of Thrones and Dopey history with Aurora, and finally Alan returns to the show offering criticism and giving his take on the 'white privilege' inherent in Dopey. Plus emails, voicemails and the return of Stash Word on another scintillatingly special, special episode of Dopey.
This week would've been Todd's 45th birthday had he not tragically overdosed and died last summer. To commemorate his life we have brought in his sister and some of his best friends to reflect on Todd on the longest Dopey episode ever recorded. We hear the good, the bad and the ridiculously dopey on this one! He was one in a billion and now he's gone because of addiction, we will always miss him. Rest in Peace my old friend.
This week on Dopey we hear from Chris's friend and sponsor Dylan. To say that it is some crazy Dopey shit doesn't do it justice. From inter-coastal crack runs to a resurgence in a spiritual life in recovery, we basically hear it all. Plus the return of Ishmael, and a new controversial segment of Chopped and Screwed by Worchester all that plus much, much more. On a supremely spectacular and still quite especially special episode of Dopey.
This Week on Dopey! Australian Pro Skater and host of Sirius XM's The Jason Ellis Show, Jason Ellis calls in from his jacuzzi in Los Angeles to spin a few Dopey yarns. We learn of his foray into recovery and why it didn't work out for him. We also hear about an Australian heroin adventure involving prostitutes, and more cocaine then you could shake a stick at. Then dear friend of the show Aurora calls in to give an update on her less glamorous but more sober life in LA complete with new sponsees, Game of Thrones predictions and more. Plus Ismael's first show appearance, voicemails, a new Chopped and Screwed, and other classic Dopey shenanigans on a truly, truly extra special episode of Dopey!
This week on Dopey! As promised Ashley Hamilton returns to the show give us a little bit more of his Dopey truth. We hear about getting speedballs through an IV-Drip at the hospital on his rough road from recovery to relapse and back again. We also hear about what it is to live with trauma, and what Ashley is trying to do to get passed it. We also play games, hear voicemails and talk cake and ice cream on another especially special episode of Dopey.
In this weeks episode of Dopey the unthinkable happens. World Series Champion, three time Major League All Star, and world class drug addict and alcoholic Lenny Dykstra comes to my dad's house to talk drugs, addiction and dumb shit. We hear all about the 1986 Mets, Rehab with Robert Downey Jr, Rapid Opiate Detox in Israel, and much much more on a remarkably special episode of Dopey.
After years of trying to get him, Beautiful Boy author, David Sheff finally calls into Dopey. Also Dopey Nation master voicemail maker, Jeremy Turner calls in on the night before he goes to rehab. Plus new voicemails, emails, a new amazing Dopey tune by Jake from West Virginia and much, much more on an unbelievably special episode of Dopey.
This week on Dopey we hear from 'Super Agent' Darren Prince and his journey from baseball card mastermind to representing legends like Magic Johnson, Dennis Rodman, Chevy Chase and more. And the fateful night he began his spiral into extreme opioid addiction. Then super Dope, and author of debaucherous memoir My Fair Junkie, Amy Dresner returns to discuss her latest issues and kick it around on an extremely special episode of Dopey.
This week on Dopey we return to the Upper West Side of Manhattan to the luxurious penthouse apartment of Dr. Drew Pinsky. There we learn the 'Origin of Dr. Drew' to find out what makes Dr. Drew tick. We also kick the dopey around with huge gaged needles, crack, fake heroin and a glorious return of 'The Narcan Queen' Tracey Helton Mitchell as she celebrates 21 years in recovery. All that and more on a seriously super duper special episode of Dopey.
Dopey Episode 175 - Dave’s old friend Robbie. ADD, Alcohol, adderall, Heroin, Methadone, Death, Recovery
This week Dave's old and dear friend Roberto joins us on the show for some laughs, memories and insights. We hear the first time Dave blacked out and almost died from excessive vomiting. We also hear about growing up in New York City, and living with a dear friend near death on heroin. Plus a voicemail from Jeremy Turner, emails and much more on an abnormally special episode of Dopey.
This week the great Jamie Lee Curtis finally calls in to talk a little about her own addiction, career and recovery! We hear from Sam and hear about his last crack binge, alcoholic relapse and update of when he will finally get out of the hospital. Plus Chopped and Screwed, ecstacy-laced voicemails with Cookie Crisp hallucinations, emails and more on a ridiculously special, special, special new Dopey.
Dopey Episode 173 is up! It's old home week on Dopey. The great Bob Forrest returns to the show to talk This American Life, Getting clean, shooting dope and suicidal tendencies. Aurora calls in to add her 2 cents, talk recovery and more. PLUS: SUPER SPECIAL Dopey Chopped & Screwed Episode 2: 'YOU'RE RUINING THE PODCAST' And finally Dave's Dad, Alan fails miserably at the stash word, but also talks of the rise and love of our little podcast and the tragic loss of our friends. All that and much, much more on a very, very, very special episode of Dopey.