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Guests share their often hilarious stories of addiction and recovery - how it was, what happened, and how it is now - followed by a 30 minute interview with the host - film producer, writer and comedian - Nick Morton.

The Drunkalogues Nick Morton: comedian, filmmaker, addict in recovery

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 69 Ratings

Guests share their often hilarious stories of addiction and recovery - how it was, what happened, and how it is now - followed by a 30 minute interview with the host - film producer, writer and comedian - Nick Morton.

    Improviser Patrick McCartney shares his journey and the spiritual practice he has found in teaching and performing improv

    Improviser Patrick McCartney shares his journey and the spiritual practice he has found in teaching and performing improv

    Patrick McCartney came of age in the Chicago improv scene in the early nineties where he worked with the likes of Del Close and toured with Amy Poehler and Tina Fey in the Second City Touring Company. But it wasn’t long before his early exploration of drugs and alcohol blossomed into a full blown heroin problem and rules like “I’ll never use before going on stage” became “I’ll never go on stage if I’m not using.” Heroin use eventually gave way to crack addiction, and he found himself alone and suicidal in a heatless cabin in Wyoming. But he got clean and found his way into recovery and is now finding a kind of spiritual practice teaching and performing improv

    • 38 min
    Larry Clarke appears in everything from Law and Order to The Laundromat and attributes at least some of his success to recovery...

    Larry Clarke appears in everything from Law and Order to The Laundromat and attributes at least some of his success to recovery...

    Larry Clarke is a writer, director and actor whom you have almost certainly seen in one of the many, many roles he has played in mainstream studio tv and films from "Law and Order" to Steven Soderberg’s "The Laundromat." His story is interesting, in part, because he stopped drinking about 5 years before he actually discovered the world of 12 step meetings, but it was really in the rooms of recovery that he found a kind of stability that ultimately led to his successful Hollywood career. We’ve known each other for years but have never really sat down to talk so this light, rollicking conversation covers a lot of ground and feels like a good palate cleanser for the Thanksgiving feast

    • 55 min
    Hannah Sward became a call girl and a stripper in her quest to reunite with her sister. She eventually got sober and has a new memoire STRIP out now

    Hannah Sward became a call girl and a stripper in her quest to reunite with her sister. She eventually got sober and has a new memoire STRIP out now

    Hannah Sward grew up in a commune in Santa Cruz where her father was a prolific poet. Her parents split when she was young and a lot of her early journey was shaped by a quest to reunite with her younger sister in Los Angeles. That quest that took her first to Chicago where she quickly became a call girl to raise enough money to pay the tuition at an acting conservatory that did eventually bring her to LA. Reunited, the two sisters started working together as dancers at various LA strip clubs. But the pressure to stay young and hot eventually led her to pick up speed to maintain her figure which took its toll on her body not to mention her soul. Eventually, she picked up the bottle and entered the world of sugar daddies before an important mother figure in her life helped her get sober and finally live out her life long dream of becoming a writer. I loved this conversation. It’s raw and direct and vulnerable without a hint of self-pity. She has a new book out now called STRIP.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Original founder of the Melrose Flea and current founder of the Los Feliz Flea, Phillip Dane has done everything from cigar bars to lavratising...

    Original founder of the Melrose Flea and current founder of the Los Feliz Flea, Phillip Dane has done everything from cigar bars to lavratising...

    Phillip Dane has been a serial entrepreneur since his early teens and has started companies that do everything from rest room marketing to pay phone manufacturing.  In his early twenties, he founded the world famous Melrose Flea - almost on a whim - and currently runs the Loz Feliz flea as well as Odd Night at the Autrey.  The journey from Melrose to Los Feliz took him thru a dark, circuitous path of cigar bars and heroine addiction but he lived to tell the tale, and I had as you will see a GREAT time sitting down to hear it. 

    • 45 min
    Before he became an author, Patrick O'Neil was a bank robber...

    Before he became an author, Patrick O'Neil was a bank robber...

    Patrick O'Neil's new book "Anarchy at The Circle K" - chronicling his life as a tour manager for punk rock bands like The Dead Kennedys - is out now.  He is also a teacher and a substance abuse counselor. But before all that -- he was a bank robber -- responsible for a series of hold ups in the bay area with a gang of guys known as the "Men In Black." 
    This episode is such a powerful exploration of the slippery slope that is addiction as well as the capricious nature of grace.
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode 67 - Kim O'Hara

    Episode 67 - Kim O'Hara

    Kim O'Hara went to film school to act and produce and then became a film producer in NYC where she always managed to assemble a strong social network of friends and family to keep her drinking and using in check. But when her second marriage collapsed and she no longer had any guard rails to keep her on track; things started falling apart. While sobriety gave her a new system for living and also opened her up to new possibilities, it also helped her discover a deep spiritual longing and a long repressed memory that made her wonder if her whole identity rested on a false premise.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

Amann99art ,

Never a Dull Moment

Nicks podcasts always seem to have me smiling and on the edge of my seat at the same time .
I look forward to listening . Newly to recovery, I have relied on various podcast to help me along the way . Nicks and his guests have helped me along the way. Thank you !

chudderino ,

Great guests

I love the guests on this pod. Nick must be doing something right to get them to open up as they do. But as a host, Nick seems impatient. He says, “right” incessantly and it’s hard to tell if he’s really listening or rushing his guests through their engrossing stories. It’s a great pod but his impatience is grating at times and hard to ignore.

carriemarie13 ,

Fantastic

I listen to a lot of recovery podcasts and this one is in my top 5, very relatable and the pace and conversation is in good context!
Update today’s interview brought me to tears so many times... that girl was wonderful

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