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!
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!
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!
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!
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?
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!!!!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
June 26, 2021
This week on Dopey! Jack Osbourne calls in and chills on the show. We hear where his recovery is at! What drew him to the paranormal! Would he eat ibogaine in recovery? Why Ozzy is obsessed with UFO's! Getting drunk with Sharon and Pantera! Eating qualludes on tour and almost drowning in a pool! Plus a Dopey email and much more on a brand new super special episode of Dopey!
June 19, 2021
This week on Dopey! 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and member of the Go Go's Kathy Valentine calls into the show. Kathy shares her history around her humble beginnings in rock and roll as well as her start as an addict and alcoholic! We hear all about her rise in the biggest all female rock and roll group the Go Go's! We even get to hear about one time when she dropped acid just before her first super major record store signing! Plus her journey to sobriety and recovery! Plus! Dave tells a nice story! ALSO a Dopey email AND Alan in person back on the show reading a review and being critical! All that and more on a brand new edition of Dopey!
June 12, 2021
This week on Dopey! The flood gates open again with this straight up, crazy town fire episode with Skinny Vinny. We hear Vinny's comprehensive and robust Dopey history as he begins his fantastic drug journey getting high with his mom. His use escalates as does his business acumen and we find Vinny slinging 5 dollar fatties at Phish shows, and soon after going deep into opiates only to bottom out homeless living in a port-o-potty. Vinny eventually finds his sweet sobriety while making the rounds at sober livings in California where he discovers Zach-ass, and his life long dream of making crazy comedy videos and having fun is finally achieved. All that plus Dopey emails on an impossibly Dopey episode of Dopey.
June 5, 2021
This week on Dopey! Dopey Podcast is proud to present the Katz’s Deli Dopey Special! The episode you didn’t know you were waiting for. We hear all about Dave’s rise and fall working at the oldest and most famous deli on earth! Featuring Dave’s boss, the prince of pastrami, the king of knishes, the maestro of matzo balls, Jake Dell. Jake tells about his experience taking over as the owner of New York’s famous culinary and mental institution. We also hear from a smattering of Katz’s personalities on the specialness of the deli and the demise of Dave. Plus Dopey voicemails and much more on this almost kosher style podcast. Order up!
June 1, 2021
This week on the Dopey bonus episode! School of Rock Star, and recovering addict and alcoholic, Rivkah Reyes calls into the show! We hear all about the incredible early rise and fall of childhood stardom and how it impacted Rivkah's adulthood. Now firmly in recovery, Rivkah reflects on past forays into sex addiction, alcoholism, and drug addiction - only to have found a spiritual solution in recovery. Rest in Peace Kevin Clark! SSDN & FTFC
May 29, 2021
This week on Dopey! Techno DJ and Sober Sex podcast host, Louisahhh comes on the show to talk all about her addiction, recovery, sex inventory and why she is a total ‘kinky perv’. We hear all about her bottom as a drug addict and a DJ and the role BDSM plays in her life in recovery. PLUS a Dopey voicemail, a doey email, a story from Dave’s Bar Mitzvah and much much more on this brand new pervey episode of Dopey! (Go NY, Go NY - Go!!!!)
May 22, 2021
This week on Dopey! Real Housewives of the OC star, Braunwyn Windham-Burke gets super brave and honest, telling her truth about the year she came out on National television not only as an alcoholic but also as a lesbian! We hear of her struggles to find sobriety, taking ibogaine, relapsing and much more! PLUS we play a super dank voicemail, read an email from a psychic who connected to Chris and much much more on a brand spanking new new episode of Dopey!
May 15, 2021
This week for the 300th episode of Dopey! Patrick Radden Keefe comes on to talk about his book Empire of Pain which chronicles the rise of The Sackler family and the scourge of OxyContin in America. Also! Linda joins us to celebrate the milestone and to give her inimitable take on drugs, addiction, apologies and other dumb shit. Plus Alan, Voicemails and emails galore on this 300th Special Episode of Dopey.
May 8, 2021
This week on Dopey! Rock and Roll legend, Wayne Kramer comes on the show to kick out the serious Dopey, mother fucker! We hear all about the beginnings of the seminal rock and roll band the MC5 and Wayne's earliest days of taking drugs in the 1960's in Detroit. That's when the shit hit's the fan and Wayne's career gets sidetracked, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. PLUS Alan, emails and more on a brand spanking new episode of the Dopey Show.
May 1, 2021
This week on Dopey! We're hitting you with the serious black tar Dopey! Actress, model and erotic and exotic dancer, Alice 'Malice' McMunn calls in and drenches us in debauchery from the streets of the Pacific Northwest to the alleyways of Austin Texas. Alice's addiction took her to the brink, when somehow she found recovery! It is an action packed good time tale of not so good times! PLUS old friend Jeremy calls into the show to celebrate what would've been Todd's 47th birthday. We also talk about internet dating in Covid, play voicemails and much more on a rootin', shootin' hit 'em with the Dopey old school episode of Dopey!
April 24, 2021
This week on Dopey! The star of Animal Planet's My Cat From Hell, Jackson Galaxy calls into the show! We learn about his rock and roll, drug addict life and how it lead him to become one of the world's leading cat behaviorists, Animal Planet stars and sober! PLUS! Dave's Dad, Alan sticks around for longer than usual! Also Emails and Reviews on an all new, super special actual waiting for tonight, episode of Dopey!
April 16, 2021
This week on Dopey! Legendary endurance athlete, podcaster, author and plant powered madman, Rich Roll calls into the show. Rich tells us how his world class swimming career was drowned by alcoholism, and how he epically transformed his life. It is impossible to hear Rich tell his amazing story without feeling a bit horrible about yourself. But never fear! Listen up and we guarantee that you too will be inspired to become physically and spiritually fit on this Iron Man Episode of Dopey!
April 10, 2021
This week on Dopey! We are joined by podcaster and This Naked Mind author, Annie Grace. Annie tells us about her journey to sobriety, and the thoughts and theories behind her beloved and controversial book This Naked Mind. PLUS! Dopey Nation hall of famer, and the host of the Movie Cellar Podcast, Dan Allen Sr. comes on to talk about his sobriety, his daughter’s diabetes and how he his podcast is helping in the fundraising to help end Juvenile Diabetes. Plus Dan and Dave nerd out on comic book movies, plus a few dopey emails and a story about Dave’s family! All that and a bit more on this week’s new alcoholic episode of Dopey!
April 7, 2021
This week we play one of my favorite Dopey Patreon talks with the super pure hearted Misty J! We hear some truly simultaneously heart wrenching and heart warming stuff from the Dopey Fairy herself on this weeks bonus episode!
April 3, 2021
This week on Dopey! In a crazy series of events - Duane 'Dog The Bounty Hunter' Chapman called into the show! Dog tells us all about his origins running in an outlaw motorcycle club and the beginnings of his famous vocation(bounty hunting). We learn about his drug history and the pleasure he gets from putting addicts and criminals onto the right path. Dog also gets super emotional about the loss of his wife, Beth and coming to terms with finding new love with his current wife, Francie. PLUS emails and voicemails and more on a star studded new episode of your favorite podcast Armchair Expert. (Just kidding it's still Dopey).
March 30, 2021
On this BONUS episode of Dopey! Tim Ryan, author and addict advocate calls into the show and tells us of his epic, debaucherously heart wrenching life around drugs, addiction and recovery. It is one of the hardest stories we've ever heard on Dopey, but ends in a hopeful place.
March 27, 2021
This week on Dopey! We have a real old school Dopey show with the great Jam Band, Punk/Funk, Junky legend and Vibraphonist, Mike Dillon. We get the goods on a life and music career steeped in raucous and debaucherous addiction and recovery! ALSO! Alan comes home from Florida and a special guest returns to the show! PLUS voicemails, emails, and much much more on a very very special old time episode of that old Dopey show.
March 24, 2021
BONUS DOPEY from the PATREON ARCHIVE! Documentary Filmmaker A.J. Eaton calls in to talk about his brilliant heart wrenching documentary film 'Remember My Name' all about Rock & Roll and Dopey Legend, David Crosby. We talk all things Cros, and dream about making a potential dopey documentary. PLUS a great running from the law voicemail and a tiny bit more on a new/old BONUS PATREON SPECIAL DOPEY EPISODE!
March 20, 2021
This week on Dopey! We are joined by writer, comedian, youTuber, podcaster and all around internet superstar, the vivacious and hilarious, Bridget Phetasy! Bridget lays it all out there, on her rocky road from addiction to recovery! Listen as Bridget finds recovery from heroin at 19, only to go back out to do further research. Sit back relax and listen to the recovering Dumpster Fire that is Bridget Phetasy on Dopey.
March 13, 2021
This week on Dopey! We are taking a deeper dive into things Alt. Recovery! We start out checking in with our old friend Dr. Nzinga Harrison and discuss the ins and outs of harm reduction, and the myths and reality of weed addiction vs. cannabis recovery. Then we are joined by YouTube sensation, and ex con Jessica Kent, in an exclusive conversation where she reveals her medicinal use of cannabis. Throw your preconceptions out the window, and prepare to have your mind blown! On a not sacred chillum smoking, joint toking, bong icing, dab taking, recovery making, super green new episode of Dopey.
March 9, 2021
This week on the Bonus Dopey show! We were lucky enough to have New York City legend and raconteur - Larry ‘Ratso’ Sloman to actually show up at Dave’s father’s opulent apartment to kibbitz. Ratso talks all about his illustrious rise to prominence starting out writing for Rolling Stone Magazine joining Bob Dylan on the infamous Rolling Thunder tour, and then becoming the editor in chief for National Lampoon, and High Times before reinventing himself as one of the most sought after ghostwriters around. He co-wrote Scar Tissue with Anthony Kiedis, and Private Parts and Miss America with Howard Stern, among others. Sit back and enjoy two old school New Yorkers doing what they do best on this week’s bonus episode Dopey!
March 5, 2021
This week on Dopey! If you missed the full on, hard core Dopey, don't fret, because this week is wall to wall debauchery with author, ex-con, recovering drug addict Ryan Leone. When we say no stone is unturned, believe that! Listen to Ryan's insane addict journey from a boyhood on Adderall, to teen years on weed accelerated to crack, heroin and everything else. And how he stumbled into high stakes drug dealing, and serving some serious time in prison. Ryan now is an accomplished memoirist, novelist and Youtuber with many, many exciting projects in the works! All that and a whole lot more on an OPUS Sized, action packed, pimped out special deluxe episode of Dopey!
March 3, 2021
Bonus Dopey Episode! New York City Comedy legend, Mike Bochetti calls into Dopey! Mike tells us of his younger days as a hard core alcoholic, and what it took to get off the sauce! We also hear a bit about his career with Dopey legend Artie Lange, and some great old school New York City musings. Enjoy the Bonus!
February 27, 2021
This week on Dopey! We are fortunate enough to have legendary actress, writer, addict, alcoholic and star of Third Rock from the Sun and Mom call back in to the show. She tells us all about the end of Mom, and the realities of life on life's terms in sobriety. PLUS a special guest who talks about sexual obsession, doing the next right thing and more. Plus voicemails, emails, reviews and some Dominican shit and much much more on a mouth watering brand new episode of Dopey!
February 19, 2021
This week on Dopey! Actor, comedian, alcoholic and addict, the man who played Ozzie Osborne, in Netflix's Motley Crue biopic, The Dirt as well as 'Mr. Keefe Chambers' of The Righteous Gemstones on HBO, the one and only Tony Cavalero! Tony calls in to tell us of his unpredictable yet still very Dopey path to Hollywood and recovery. Plus! Voicemail from New Zealand, and a bit more on this weeks new Hollywood edition of the Dopey Show!