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It's "All Songs Considered" for the recovery community. New episodes every week!

Drop the Needle Paul Fuhr & Sean Golden

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 13 Ratings

It's "All Songs Considered" for the recovery community. New episodes every week!

    Loyalty

    Loyalty

    Sean, Mike and Paul get into the topic of loyalty—for people, for brands, for recovery programs and everything in between. (This episode also boasts references to Boxcar Willie and "Toy Story," so it can't be all bad.) Artists include Randy Newman, Miya Folick, R.E.M. and Local Natives.

    (Drop the Needle does not own or claim ownership of any music used in this podcast. All rights go to original owner.)

    • 53 min
    Mike Returns!

    Mike Returns!

    "I'm an alcoholic and an addict and I unleashed the monster. I didn't realize how severe the consequences of that would be." Co-host Mike Verlie returns to the show—and to recovery. Mike shares a bit of his journey over the past few months as well as his hopes for the future. Artists in this episode include Lucy Dacus, Gaz Coombes and Daft Punk.

    (Drop the Needle does not own or claim ownership of any music used in this podcast. All rights go to original owner.)

    • 28 min
    The Pink Cloud

    The Pink Cloud

    By far, this is our happiest, bounciest and most upbeat collection of music in one episode. That's because we're talking about "the pink cloud" in addiction recovery—the temporary sense of euphoria, hope and well-being that occurs during very early sobriety. Artists this time around include Phantom Planet, Gotye, Phoenix, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Florence + The Machine and Jessica Lea Mayfield. 

    (Drop the Needle does not own or claim ownership of any music used in this podcast. All rights go to original owner.)

    • 54 min
    Instant Gratification

    Instant Gratification

    Instant gratification is one of the hallmarks of suffering from addiction⁠—the soulless chase of a short-term high without thinking through the long-term consequences. Sean and Paul talk about self-control, impulse purchases, patience and focusing on the big picture. Artists include Now, Now, Bat for Lashes, Arcade Fire, Saint Motel, The Beach Boys, and Sylvan Esso. 

    (Drop the Needle does not own or claim ownership of any music used in this podcast. All rights go to original owner.)

    • 57 min
    Beating Yourself Up

    Beating Yourself Up

    When you're in addiction recovery, it's easy to beat yourself up for the things that you did. But it's how you move past your bad decisions and forgive yourself that truly defines your future. In this episode, Sean and Paul talk about letting go of the past, awkward moments, dwelling on mistakes and pushing forward. Artists include Metronomy, Mr. Little Jeans, Fruit Bats and Teenage Priest. 

    (Drop the Needle does not own or claim ownership of any music used in this podcast. All rights go to original owner.)

    • 49 min
    You're Getting Very Sleepy...

    You're Getting Very Sleepy...

    If you're struggling with alcoholism and addiction, you know how cruel sleep can be. Likewise, if you're struggling with sobriety, you know just how cruel sleep can be, too. There's no happy medium. Many routines over many years have to be built. Paul has had a contentious, ugly relationship with sleep for nearly six years after getting sober. In this episode, Sean and Paul discuss sleep habits, dream imagery in songs, and Paul's addiction to Ambien. They also share songs by Hey Ocean!, Youth Lagoon, M83 and Explosions in the Sky.
    (Drop the Needle does not own or claim ownership of any music used in this podcast. All rights go to original owner.)

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Freakin' scared ,

Thanks for what you do

Consistently relatable, consistently relevant, and easily my favorite podcast.

jenhoening ,

Thanks guys!!

THE podcast that started my love of podcasts. Real stories, great music, truth in the struggle and success of life. Always look forward to the next episode. You guys have helped change my world, thank you. xoxox #beyou

AGHack ,

Give it a whirl

Like black coffee and cigarettes with old friends. The stories are reflective, honest, and humorous. There is an obvious deep knowledge of music that will keep you entertained as well.

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