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!
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
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
This week as the Bonus Patreon Episode! Kevin and Suave from the Death by Incarceration podcast comes through the show to talk drugs, addiction, dumb shit, prison life and prison reform. We hear the tragic story of Suave who was arrested at 17 for murder and served 30 years of a life sentence before being released and fighting for prisoner's rights with Kevin, a recovering heroin addict! This dynamic duo is putting in work to effect change in America's penal system! Check it out!
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!
Dopey 305: Hitting ‘em with the Maximum Fire Dopey with Skinny Vinny! Nitrous, Liquid LSD, Heroin, Dealing, Homelessness, Jackass, Recovery
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.
Dopey 304: The Katz’s Deli Dopey Spectacular, drugs, addiction, dumb shit, heroin, pills, suboxone, recovery
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!
Dopey 303: Confessions of an Obsolete Child Actor/DrugAddict; Rivkah Reyes, School of Rock, Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll, Recovery
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
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!!!!)
Dopey 301: The Dopey Housewife of the OC, Braunwyn Windham-Burke, sexuality, booze, coke, ibogaine, recovery
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!
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.
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.
Dopey 298: Hit ‘em with the Black Tar Dopey with Alice ‘Malice’ McMunn, Heroin, Sex Work, Prison, Recovery
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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).
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.
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.
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!
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.
Dopey 287: The Alt. Recovery Movement part 2, Dr.Nzinga Harrison and Jessica Kent, Weed, Cannabis recovery, harm reduction, addiction, drugs
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.
Dopey 286: BONUS DOPEY with Larry ‘Ratso’ Sloman, Weed, Speed, High Times,Bob Dylan, Mike Tyson, Howard Stern
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
This week on Dopey! In an unprecedented Dopey experiment, YouTuber, ex-dope fiend, ex-convict and ex-exotic dancer, Jen Cutting has me on her YouTube show to interview her for Dopey. And Jen doesn’t skimp on the Dopey, from her first line of blow as a dancer in Florida to her first and only child born in a prison in upstate New York. Jen’s story is not to be missed! On a shoplifting, dope shooting, meth dealing, pole dancing, Staten Island leaving BONUS episode of Dopey!
This week on Dopey! Boston Legend, hip hop artist, Hollywood refugee and solid friend of the show, Slaine makes his return. We talk about his career and his brand new album, The Things We Can't Forgive. Slaine explains how he got out of his addiction, and how his art works for his sobriety. and. He also talks about what a bottom in recovery looks like and how to get out of it in some seriously deep program shit. All that, plus the grand return of Alan and a little bit more on an ecstacy eating, hot dog slinging, Brittney Freeing, Florida road tripping, new style episode of Dopey.
This week on Dopey! We are joined by podcasting brethren and sober Dopey story teller, Russian Danny from the It’s All Bad podcast. Danny lays down some serious Dopey shit, running the gamut from stoner fun to homeless debaucherousness. His prolific tale of transformation is one for the Dopey Ages! Plus the G-Folk is back, and much much more including a never before heard song by Dave! On a meth shooting, car stealing, police officer 69ing, driveway shoveling, edible making new episode of Dopey.
This week on Dopey! Super friend of the show Mike Martt, the guitarist from Thelonious Monster and Tex and the Horseheads as well as one third of the Don't Die Podcast finally comes on to Dopey! We hear all about growing up in Southern California and coming up in the classic punk scene in the 1980's. Mike tells us of the highs and lows of touring as a drug addict in a punk rock band. Ultimately we learn how the community of sober musicians in LA helped bring Mike into recovery. ALSO! Dave's old friend Aurora is back, talking trauma, her 5 year itch, and reminiscing about LSD and cookies laced with THC. PLUS an international Dopey voicemail and a little bit more! On a chicken stock making, cocaine smoking, needle boot cramming, meeting maker making classic new old school episode of Dopey.
We also talk about our new stickers from Sticker Mule that will be coming out this week! We love Sticker Mule! Their stickers are super high end and they make a ton of other cool stuff! Check them out at www.stickermule.com
This week on the 5th anniversary of Dopey! The lovely Linda joins us as we turn back the clock to remember the good, bad, and tragic days and shows of the last 5 years. We also hear from Sam and my Dad as they pick some of their favorite moments in Dopey show history. It has been a pleasure and an honor to make this show for you guys and I am excited about the next 5 years to come! All that and more on a wicked dark beer drinking, acid eating, methadone getting, Cat Marnell Kvetching, Artie Lange stalking, Dopey Podcast listening 5 year Anniversary episode of Dopey.
Dopey Bonus Episode on Patreon!!! Mike Catherwood joins us at long last. We hear all about his struggles with alcohol and drugs, and some of the crazy scenarios he got into. We also hear how he got clean and how he got into the broadcasting business. Plus Dave reflects on a heroin filled winter’s night from years ago. Plus What happened to the Dopey Fitness Challenge! Also Super dope, Amber Renee tells a crazy orgy ecstacy story. All that and a tiny bit more on this week’s Bonus episode of the Dopey Show!
This week on Dopey! Dave is joined by old friend, comrade in recovery, and celebrated Director of Photography, Bobby Altman. Dave and Bobby reminisce on their time together in recovery mecca, Delray Beach Florida. We hear the pressures that Bobby faced growing up the son of legendary filmmaker, Robert Altman, and how that fueled his addiction and recovery. Bobby also shares his experiences around relapse, and codependency in an all around nice rehab style reunion. We also discuss halfway house pornography, hear a killer voicemail, and check in on the wild world of Dopey Reddit! All that and a little bit more on a low flying, crack smoking, house master blowing, Nashville shooting, 4th step continuing homespun new episode of Dopey.
This week on Dopey! Dave’s old sponsor and pioneer of drum and bass music, DJ DB calls in and tells his own epic Dopey story. From sniffing glue and punk rock to heroin addiction and recovery. We then hear his incredible story of reinventing himself in sobriety as a legendary DJ, author, sticker curator, NYC scenester and art aficionado. On a break beat mixing, capital insurrecting, 30 dose taking, Nico heroin selling, Dave sponsoring, brand new episode of Dopey.
This week on a very special New Year’s Day episode of Dopey! We welcome Dopey super friend Bob Forrest back to the show! He talks about the current covid situation, and the radical revolution that is sobriety. He also tells a crazy story about when he was homeless in New York for about two weeks. We also hear a profound voicemail, a great tune from Dopey Mailman Damon, and Dave talks about his own struggles working a program, and suffers a bit of euphoric recall in the process.Happy Fucking New Years Dopey Nation!
This week on a very special Christmas episode of Dopey. We celebrate Christmas in Kensington with the great Tina M. We hear what a disaster Kensington in Philadelphia really is and what it’s like to get sober there. We also hear all about what Tina is doing to help out. It will bring a tear to your addict eyes. Plus we hear great Dopey emails and voicemails and much much more on a seriously making the yule tide gay episode of Dopey. https://vurbl.com/station/5nUffvW5m5U/
Dopey 271: Mourning Colleen MC, Colin ‘Scummy’ Morrison, 5 million downloads, heroin, cocaine, recovery
This week on Dopey! We celebrate the 5 millionth download, we mourn the loss of Dopey Nation legend, Colleen MC and we hear from freestyle motocross champ Colin ‘Scummy’ Morrison. Scummy really puts his tattooed neck and his heart on the line, showing how important courage and honesty are when getting sober. Plus we hear all about his gnarly dust off run. Alan chimes in at the end on what Dopey means to him, the Knicks amazing preseason performance and his own nebishy foibles. All that and even more on a heroin smoking, customer service call taking, train jumping, cocaine shooting, bugged out 5 millionth download getting episode of Dopey.