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Dopey is a podcast all about the dark comedy of drug addiction and recovery.

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

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 2.6K Ratings

Dopey is a podcast all about the dark comedy of drug addiction and recovery.

    Dopey Tuesday Patreon Teaser with Jeremy and Greg! Greg's Sex Appeal, Smuggling mushrooms PLUS SMOKING CRACK AND MAGGOTS VOICEMAIL!!!!

    Dopey Tuesday Patreon Teaser with Jeremy and Greg! Greg's Sex Appeal, Smuggling mushrooms PLUS SMOKING CRACK AND MAGGOTS VOICEMAIL!!!!

    Whats up everyone! 
    This is our Tuesday Patreon Teaser! Please subscribe to Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/dopeypodcast
     
    JD sent a fire dopey voicemail!
    Plus a clip of me, Jeremy and Greg hanging out talking about Greg's sex appeal and smuggling Mushrooms to Ithaca many years ago. 
    DopeyCon 2024 - DC5/DCV is coming!
    Who is ready????
     
    Here are AI notes:
    SummaryIn this episode of Dopey, Dave introduces the Dopey Tuesday episode available on Patreon and promotes DopeyCon tickets. He then plays a voicemail from a former hater who shares a story about smoking maggots. Dave discusses the Patreon Zoom meeting and the attraction people have towards Greg and Jeremy. They talk about their charisma and sexual power, and share stories about their past adventures. The episode ends with a song.
    KeywordsDopey, podcast, drugs, addiction, dumb shit, Patreon, DopeyCon, lineup, voicemail, hater, smoking maggots, Patreon Zoom, charisma, sexual power, adventures, song
    Takeaways
    Dopey Tuesday episodes are available on Patreon
    DopeyCon tickets are on sale on Patreon
    Even former haters can become contributors to the show
    Greg and Jeremy have a certain charisma and sexual power
    They share stories about their past adventures
    The episode ends with a song

    Titles
    Charisma and Sexual Power
    The Dopey Tuesday Teaser Song

    Sound Bites
    "Join Patreon, buy a ticket to DopeyCon"
    "I smoked maggots somehow"
    "Greg is incredibly attracted to people"

    Chapters
    00:00Introduction and Patreon Promotion
    03:12Voicemail: Smoking Maggots
    13:23Discussion: Charisma and Sexual Power
    17:05Story: Bringing a Bag of Drugs
    21:04The Dopey Tuesday Teaser Song

     

    • 24 min
    Dopey 484: Coke, Heroin, Pills, Stealing, Sexual Trauma, Ketamine "I started doing a lot of coke to try and combat the sickness because, you know, science." Allegra O on Dopey!

    Dopey 484: Coke, Heroin, Pills, Stealing, Sexual Trauma, Ketamine "I started doing a lot of coke to try and combat the sickness because, you know, science." Allegra O on Dopey!

    This week on dopey! We are joined by Allegra Okarmus! She gets into the super nitty gritty of her experiences of drugs, addiction and dumb shit! Daughter of a Christian Scientist Mother and Soprano's Actor Father(he played Tony's dad - Johnny Boy on thje show) Allegra ran the gamut of all things Dopey! From getting kicked out of Mountainside for romance - to her connection to Chris, her overcome serious sexual trauma, debilitating drug addiction to managing the continuing care program for Mountainside her journey had it all! PLUS voicemails, emails, celebration and more this week on a brand new fucked up episode of that good old Dopey show!
     
    Emilia's Notes:
    - kicked out of mountainside- chris's facebook messages- vape built into the dash of a truck- mdma- mom's religion- sexual assault, sexual trauma- xanax blackouts- accidental k-hole- outdoing her friends with drugs- sex for heroin- boyfriend's seizures, selling heroin on craigslist- arrested for shoplifting- pulled a knife on her boyfriend- robbing tourists- sponsoring- relapse without drugs- reminiscing about mountainside- faltering recovery- dad's death- sober parenting
     
    AI's Notes:
     
    Summary: In this episode of Dopey, Dave talks about upcoming events and shares stories from listeners. He also interviews Allegra O'Karmis, a manager of Continuing Care at Mountainside Recovery. They discuss Allegra's journey to recovery and her role in helping clients transition from residential treatment to aftercare. The conversation touches on the importance of continuing care and the challenges of staying sober after treatment. Allegra shares her experiences of drug addiction and trauma, including instances of rape. She discusses her upbringing in a strict and religious household, her early experimentation with drugs, and her move to St. Thomas and later Tampa. Allegra reflects on her identity as a party girl and the role drugs played in her life. She also explores the complex emotions and confusion surrounding her experiences of rape. The chapter ends with Allegra being sent back to New York by her mother. In this part of the conversation, David Manheim discusses his descent into addiction and the challenges he faced during that time. He talks about his struggle with withdrawal, his use of various drugs, and the consequences of his addiction on his relationships and life. Eventually, he reaches a turning point and seeks help at a treatment center. In this final part of the conversation, David and Allegra discuss their experiences in recovery and the challenges they face as sober parents. They emphasize the importance of finding joy and replacing old behaviors with healthier ones. They also touch on the fear of relapse and the need for community and support. The episode ends with a cover of Dave's song 'Good So Bad' on the banjo by a listener named Jake.
    KeywordsDopey, addiction, recovery, treatment, continuing care, Mountainside Recovery, drug addiction, trauma, rape, upbringing, experimentation, party girl, identity, addiction, withdrawal, drugs, heroin, cocaine, treatment, recovery, recovery, sober parenting, joy, replacing behaviors, fear of relapse, community, support
    Takeaways
    Continuing care is an essential part of the recovery process, helping individuals transition from residential treatment to aftercare
    Treatment can provide support and structure, but it's what individuals do after treatment that determines their long-term sobriety
    The availability of free resources and support can vary, making it challenging for individuals to navigate their recovery journey
    Reading messages from deceased loved ones can be a way to process grief and feel connected to them
    Recovery is a personal journey, and what works for one person may not work for another The influence of upbringing and environment on drug addiction
    The complex emotions and confusion surrounding experiences of rape
    The role of drugs in shaping identity and relationships
    The impact of strict religious beliefs o

    • 2 hr 51 min
    Handsome Evan Teaser with Jeremy! Fitness! House of the Dragon, Seizures! More! Dopey Patreon Teaser

    Handsome Evan Teaser with Jeremy! Fitness! House of the Dragon, Seizures! More! Dopey Patreon Teaser

    DOPEY TUESDAY TEASER with JEREMY!!!!! This week for the Tuesday Teaser we are joined by my old friend Jeremy! We catch up on Patreon, reminiscing and other dumb shit! Then we play the Handsome Evan Teaser!
     
    Oh in other giant news:
    Jason Biggs has signed up for DopeyCon! Get your tickets at https://www.patreon.com/dopeypodcast
     
    ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE CREATED NOTES!
    Me and Jeremy talk 
     
    Summary: In this conversation, David Manheim and his friend Jeremy discuss various topics, including the Dopey Tuesday Patreon teaser, DopeyCon, their favorite TV shows, and their personal experiences. They also touch on subjects like religion, fitness, and childhood memories. The conversation is light-hearted and filled with humor.
    KeywordsDopey, Patreon, teaser, DopeyCon, TV shows, religion, fitness, childhood memories
    Takeaways
    The Dopey Tuesday Patreon teaser is a way to draw people to Patreon and get exclusive content.
    DopeyCon is an annual event that features various speakers and is catered by Katz's.
    Jeremy is into fitness and has been working on his physical shape.
    They discuss their favorite TV shows, including House of the Dragon and X-Men 97.
    David and Jeremy reminisce about their childhood and share funny stories.
    They touch on topics like religion and spirituality.
    David mentions the controversy surrounding a guest named Jesse Schwanker.
    They talk about their love for Lord of the Rings and other movies.
    David shares a song he wrote called 'So Bad, So Good.'

    Titles
    Religion and Spirituality
    The Song 'So Bad, So Good'

    Sound Bites
    "Tuesday Dopey Teaser. Tuesday Dopey Teaser for the podcast Dopey on drugs, addiction, and dumb shit."
    "We have this thing we do every year. It's called Dopey con. I know you're aware of it. Of course. It's on this block. Everyone is. OK. So everyone knows about Dopey con. Everyone."
    "I bet you don't. Not really, no. Do you know how much Dopey Patreon costs? A dollar. 12 cents a day. Oh my god. 15 cents a day. That's a bargain."

    Chapters
    00:00The Dopey Tuesday Patreon Teaser and DopeyCon
    07:30Fitness and Favorite TV Shows
    12:18Childhood Memories and Funny Stories
    18:53Religion and Spirituality
    25:14Controversial Guest and Lord of the Rings
    31:57The Song 'So Bad, So Good'

    • 38 min
    Dopey 483: Brace Belden Returns! "One of my favorite things was being on MDMA and Heroin at the same time. It rules and is It's not talked about enough." Chris Paulson on Recovery!

    Dopey 483: Brace Belden Returns! "One of my favorite things was being on MDMA and Heroin at the same time. It rules and is It's not talked about enough." Chris Paulson on Recovery!

    Brace Belden & Chris Paulson!

    • 2 hr 45 min
    Dopey Tuesday Teaser! New Dopey Beef! The Debate! The Quirky Habit of Cereal Mixing! Alan! "I got naked for him. "He checked me from head to toe, found nothing. Thank God. Thank Jesus. I'm all clear."

    Dopey Tuesday Teaser! New Dopey Beef! The Debate! The Quirky Habit of Cereal Mixing! Alan! "I got naked for him. "He checked me from head to toe, found nothing. Thank God. Thank Jesus. I'm all clear."

    The Tuesday teaser with my dad is up! New Dopey Beef! Talk of the debate! Lots of talk about cereal and dessert! Email! And loads of other dumb shit!!!!!
     
    AI NOTES:
    SummaryIn this conversation, David Manheim discusses the benefits of joining the Dopey Patreon, his visit to the dermatologist, his participation in an AA Zoom meeting, and his appreciation for receiving socks and stickers from a Patreon member. He also talks about his father's quirks, including his unique cereal mixing habits and his thoughts on the recent presidential debate. The conversation ends with David sharing a teaser for the Dopey Patreon Tuesday show where he and his dad listen to another podcast talking about Dopey.
    KeywordsDopey, Patreon, benefits, dermatologist, AA Zoom, socks, stickers, father, cereal mixing, presidential debate, podcast
    Takeaways
    Joining the Dopey Patreon provides access to additional Dopey content, including extra episodes, videos, and songs.
    David visited the dermatologist due to concerns about skin issues and was relieved to find out he was all clear.
    He participated in an AA Zoom meeting and enjoyed connecting with other members.
    David's father has a unique habit of mixing different cereals together to create his own perfect mix.
    They discuss the recent presidential debate and express their disappointment in the candidates.
    The conversation ends with a teaser for the Dopey Patreon Tuesday show, where they listen to another podcast talking about Dopey.

    Titles
    A Visit to the Dermatologist
    Appreciating Socks and Stickers

    Sound Bites
    "If you're a serious Dopey listener and you want more Dopey and you wonder what will you get from joining Dopey Patreon, you get so much stuff, man."
    "I put out an extra dopey episode every Tuesday and usually a few videos and songs and lots of shit. It's a lot of bang for the buck."
    "I got naked for him. He checked me from head to toe, found nothing. Thank God. Thank Jesus. I'm all clear."

    Chapters
    00:00Introduction and Benefits of Joining Dopey Patreon
    02:12A Visit to the Dermatologist
    03:09Participating in an AA Zoom Meeting
    04:36Appreciating Socks and Stickers
    06:33The Quirky Habit of Cereal Mixing
    16:02Disappointment in the Presidential Debate

    • 23 min
    Dopey 482: The All Consuming Crack Binge of the Ass-pirational - Rachel Elizabeth Slocum - 'I smoked crack in order to get off of heroin - I'm an all or nothing type of bitch.'

    Dopey 482: The All Consuming Crack Binge of the Ass-pirational - Rachel Elizabeth Slocum - 'I smoked crack in order to get off of heroin - I'm an all or nothing type of bitch.'

    This week on Dopey! We are joined by serious fucking Dopey guest Rachel Elizabeth Slocum! Rachel is a super funny yet super serious drug addict in recovery with a crazy Dopey story to tell and an Ass-Spirational spirit. She gives up all of the Dopey in this extra long and extra super dopey episode! PLUS vintage voicemails and emails on a brand new episode of that good old Dopey Show!
    AI BIZNESS:
    n this part of the conversation, David Manheim discusses his experience with drugs and addiction, as well as the importance of compassion and connection in recovery. He also pays tribute to the lead singer of Crazy Town, Shifty Shellshock, who died of an accidental drug overdose. The conversation then transitions to an interview with Rachel Elizabeth Slocum, a TikTok star known for her comedic content. Rachel shares her journey with addiction, including her first experiences with drugs and her struggle with crack cocaine and opiates. Rachel reflects on her addiction to drugs, particularly oxys and heroin, and the impact it had on her life and relationships. She describes the intense cravings and the lengths she went to in order to obtain drugs. She also discusses the toxic relationship she had with her partner and the challenges of being a young mother while struggling with addiction. Rachel shares her experiences in detox and rehab, including her time at Crossroads in Antigua. She talks about her journey to recovery and the importance of finding the right support system. Rachel reflects on her drug-fueled relationship and the progression of her addiction, from pills to heroin to crack. She describes the all-consuming nature of her addiction and the lengths she went to in order to maintain her habit. Despite facing numerous challenges and near-death experiences, Rachel continued to use drugs until a friend called CPS on her. This event, along with her son's arrest and subsequent sobriety, prompted Rachel to seek help and eventually get sober. Rachel Elizabeth Slocum shares her journey of addiction, recovery, and finding love and stability in her life. She discusses her struggles with crack addiction, the impact it had on her relationships and mental health, and the turning point that led her to seek treatment. Rachel emphasizes the importance of reaching out to those who are struggling with addiction and the potential to save someone's life by offering support. She also talks about the challenges of being a single mother and the strength she found in sobriety to provide a stable and loving environment for her children. Throughout the conversation, Rachel's humor and resilience shine through, highlighting her ability to find joy and laughter even in the darkest moments.
    Keywordsdrugs, addiction, recovery, compassion, connection, tribute, TikTok, Rachel Elizabeth Slocum, crack cocaine, opiates, addiction, drugs, oxys, heroin, cravings, detox, rehab, relationships, motherhood, recovery, drug addiction, pills, heroin, crack, relationship, addiction progression, near-death experiences, CPS, sobriety, addiction, recovery, crack addiction, treatment, support, single mother, sobriety, resilience, humor
    Takeaways
    The importance of compassion and connection in addiction recovery
    The tragic consequences of drug addiction, as seen in the death of Shifty Shellshock
    The power of storytelling and humor in discussing addiction and recovery
    The impact of early drug experiences and the search for a 'favorite' drug Addiction can consume every aspect of a person's life, affecting relationships, parenting, and overall well-being.
    The intense cravings for drugs can lead individuals to go to great lengths to obtain them, even at the expense of their own health and safety.
    Recovery is a journey that often involves multiple attempts and different treatment approaches. Finding the right support system and treatment program is crucial for long-term success.
    The stigma surrounding addiction can make it difficult for individuals to seek help and find u

    • 2 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.6K Ratings

2.6K Ratings

B. Birdell ,

Jerry Stahl! Love the long format!

I finiished Nein, Nein, Nein last week and unfortunately gad to miss Jerry’s reading here in Los Angeles so it was doubly great to hear him on Dopey!I love him. And Dopey I love how long the episodes are #386 ketamine: those guys are doctors?? Doubt it! THREE hours of goodness! I love this podcast.

Newly Dopey ,

Dopey long time first time

The Brace Belden eps are awesome, keep up the good work Dave!

Jenny8159 ,

Like a rock

This podcast is phenomenal! The episode w/ Jesse and Cassidy, so many twists and turns, it was wild. Jesse is an incredible speaker with a moving story that should be told in person once there is more clean time. I think he could have a solid speaking career in the recovery community. He should be proud of himself for moving forward. I’m rooting for him!
Toodles for Chris!

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