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Dave and Chris had collectively been through dozens of rehabs, spent years in jail, and overdosed 500 million times. And they loved to laugh about it. That is until Chris tragically overdosed and died during the summer of 2018. This show was 80% debauchery and 20% recovery, now it's a little bit different. Rest in Peace Chris, you will be missed, and never forgotten| Stupid Funny Addiction Stories | Recorded in the Lower East Side of Manhattan | "It's Party Time. It's Excellent."

Do you have a sordid tale of drug and alcohol fueled mayhem? Email it to us at dopeypodcast@gmail.com and we will read it on the show!

Dopey: On the Dark Comedy of Drug Addiction Dave and Chris

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Dave and Chris had collectively been through dozens of rehabs, spent years in jail, and overdosed 500 million times. And they loved to laugh about it. That is until Chris tragically overdosed and died during the summer of 2018. This show was 80% debauchery and 20% recovery, now it's a little bit different. Rest in Peace Chris, you will be missed, and never forgotten| Stupid Funny Addiction Stories | Recorded in the Lower East Side of Manhattan | "It's Party Time. It's Excellent."

Do you have a sordid tale of drug and alcohol fueled mayhem? Email it to us at dopeypodcast@gmail.com and we will read it on the show!

    Dopey 223: Kristen Johnston, Alan's 76th Birthday, Robbie, pills, mushrooms, stealing drugs

    Dopey 223: Kristen Johnston, Alan's 76th Birthday, Robbie, pills, mushrooms, stealing drugs

    It's Alan's 76th birthday this week on Dopey! We celebrated by having the Emmy award winning actress/drug addict/alcoholic extraordinaire Kristen Johnston calling in and laying down the Dopey. We hear all about Third Rock From the Sun, succumbing to opiate addiction and the long road back to recovery. Plus Dave's old friend Robbie tells a cataclysmic mushroom story. Plus emails, voicemails, reviews and an extra dose of Alan, (the birthday boy!!!)

    • 1 hr 52 min
    Dopey 222: Stealing Dopey, Helping Addicts, Ketosis, Heroin Withdrawal, Ecstacy

    Dopey 222: Stealing Dopey, Helping Addicts, Ketosis, Heroin Withdrawal, Ecstacy

    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 f****d 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! 

    • 2 hr 14 min
    Dopey 221: Handsome Dick Manitoba, Dope Sick, Love Sick, Punk Rock, Recovery

    Dopey 221: Handsome Dick Manitoba, Dope Sick, Love Sick, Punk Rock, Recovery

    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!

    • 2 hr 5 min
    Dopey 220: The 'Al Anonic Episode', Stephanie Wittels Wachs, PCP, Overdose, Heroin Last Day

    Dopey 220: The 'Al Anonic Episode', Stephanie Wittels Wachs, PCP, Overdose, Heroin Last Day

    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!

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Dopey 219: Amy Dresner, Jeremy Turner, New Years, Dope, Meth, Crack, Relapse, Sober

    Dopey 219: Amy Dresner, Jeremy Turner, New Years, Dope, Meth, Crack, Relapse, Sober

    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!

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Dopey 218: A Very Dopey Christmas, Andy Roy, Peter and Bob Forrest

    Dopey 218: A Very Dopey Christmas, Andy Roy, Peter and Bob Forrest

    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 f*****g heads up!

    • 2 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

Freeholder1709 ,

Laughing then crying at work.

I heard about this show on This American Life and have been binging ever since. I’m a recovering spice head (the drug, not the group) and serve at a LGBT sober house in Cleveland (one of two in the country).
I started binging at my day job, one old one with Chris then a new one. A woman walking by my cubicle asked what I was laughing at and since I’m not “out” as an addict at work, I just said “funny podcast” and left it at that. A couple hours later she walked by and I was crying. Full-on balling actually. I was listening to the episode after Chris died and was so sad listening to Annie. “Go back to the other podcast” she said.
Anyhow, I’m at two funerals a month and IDGAF what people say, it never gets easier. Whether it’s a close friend, or someone Ive never met on a podcast, it hurts the same and moves me further away from my DOC. This show will be a frequent topic at my groups at the sober house.
Thanks Dopey!! Toodles!!

ThomasofAthens ,

A weekly support session for our troubled times

Dopey is entertaining and therapeutic. Dave is the neurotic master of the podcast interview.

JulesPV ,

Come for the war stories, stay for the laughter and recovery.

I’ve always loved drug stories - the grittier and more depraved, the better. I found Dopey in 2016 just as I was confronting my own addiction, and man alive, did Dave and Chris deliver! These two hilarious fools kept me company and made me feel less alone. Tragically, Chris relapsed and died, and it felt like losing a friend. I’m so sad that Dave has to do the show alone now, but so grateful that he does. The show is different now - still hilarious, irreverent and fun, but also a weekly reminder that addiction doesn’t play. Dave, thank you. ❤️ (Also, hi Alan!)

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