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This podcast addresses hope and recovery successes for individuals, friends, family, parents and associates who have been or may be addicted to opioids, heroin, cocaine, prescription drugs, fentanyl, alcohol, etc. These are stories and interviews with former addicts, parents and loved ones that describe the horrors and ultimately methods they have sought and found to save lives and help. We talk also with law enforcement, doctors, authors, sports figures, academia and advocates. Issues inclu ...
 
An interview with Dr. Maxine Reardon-DeButte, Associate Professor of Psychology at West Texas A&M University. Dr. DeButte holds a doctorate in psychology & neuroscience and teaches on various topics within these areas.Dr. DeButte is with us today to see if we can uncover what is underneath this escalating issue facing society worldwide with our teen deaths due to drug overdoses.
 
Disgraceland is a music podcast that explores the alleged true crime antics and criminal connections of musicians we love like Jerry Lee Lewis, the Rolling Stones, A$AP Rocky, Cardi B, the Grateful Dead, Amy Winehouse, Bob Marley, and more. Disgraceland is a scripted, single voice narrative storytelling podcast that melds music, true crime, and history. Disgraceland is not a journalistic podcast. It is an entertainment podcast inspired by true events. Certain dialogue and scenes are sometime ...
 
Amazing stories from people in Recovery hosted by Aaron Laine. A unique perspective from those who struggled with drugs and changed their lives. Everyday we hear tragic stories in the news. People who lose their lives to addiction and the ugliness that surrounds it. Our goal is to present you with amazing success stories of people who've changed their lives and have gone from tragedy to triumph!
 
The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decision making through research and analysis. RAND Congressional Briefings connect RAND experts with lawmakers, legislative staff, and respected opinion leaders on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., to present findings and recommendations on issues relevant to the current policy debate. For more about RAND, visit www.rand.org.
 
Go behind the story with some of the country’s best journalists on this radio program produced by Investigative Reporters and Editors, a nonprofit journalism organization dedicated to improving the quality of investigative reporting. Sit in on conversations with award-winning reporters, editors and producers to hear how they broke some of the biggest stories of the year.
 
Tune Into Where Culture Lives! Doc Hicks provides epic interviews that's informational, historical or culturally based. He is the Producer And Creator Of The Highly Profound Series Called "BMF DECODED" on youtube that attracted millions to that story. So buckle up and enjoy the ride! Dochickstvinfo@yahoo.com Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thedochickspodcast/support
 
The Undark Podcast continues our mission of illuminating the places where science intersects — and sometimes collides — with our everyday lives, in the form of audio documentaries released monthly from September to May. Scientific questions and challenges, after all, are woven deeply into our politics, our economics, our culture — and they are animated by a wide spectrum of competing values and interests. Our goal is to present rich, narrative-driven audio stories of science as it manifests ...
 
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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 excit…
 
Charlotte Bismuth is a graduate of Columbia University, Columbia Law School, and Sciences-Po Paris. After joining the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor, she began investigating Dr. Stan Li, a doctor who spent years supplying more than seventy patients a day with Oxycodone and Xanax, trading prescriptions for cash. After a tireless investig…
 
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 Dope…
 
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 r…
 
We've talked about marijuana many times on the podcast and noted that quite a few of the former addicts started their drug path with marijuana. In this episode, Dr. Kenneth Finn from Colorado gives us the facts about the use of marijuana as pain medication as well as it's adverse effects on young adults. Dr. Finn used slides during his interview so…
 
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…
 
After suffering childhood trauma, Tina Levene turned to alcohol and drugs to cope. Until she learned that if she shared her own childhood trauma with others that she might be able to help other children, her life was on a downtown. Now she is helping to set up recovery schools for high school aged kids in recovery. Florida Recovery Schools of Tampa…
 
A BETTER PEACE welcomes authors General Sir Rupert Smith and Ilana Bet-El to the virtual studio to talk about the ultimate goal of being understood as authors. Smith and Bet-El are co-authors of The Utility of Force now available in a second edition. They join our own Michael Neiberg to discuss their collaborative process and the different strength…
 
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…
 
Tiffany Jenkins is the funny lady behind “Juggling the Jenkins”. She has over 4.5 million Facebook followers and counting! Tiffany is a wife, mother, best-selling author, content creator and recovering addict. Although best known for her funny viral Facebook and YouTube videos, Tiffany is incredibly passionate about bringing awareness to mental ill…
 
In the second half of this year-end After Party, Jake counts down the top five Disgraceland episodes as chosen by listeners and staff. Also included are details on the next season of Disgraceland, along with another read of another phone book. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers…
 
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 v…
 
Stephen Donnelly's drug use started - as with so many - when he was a teenager. However, later in life, when Stephen answered God's call and become an ordained priest in the Roman Catholic church, his drug use continued. Fueled by guilt, it took years to confront his addiction. He's been sober for 18 years and has chronicled his story in the book -…
 
A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on the dusky gopher frog now has conservationists and developers squaring off over the legal definition of the term ‘habitat.’ The accepted meaning will guide American lawmakers in designating protected areas for endangered species across the country.By Undark Magazine
 
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 o…
 
Emily O'Brien is a beautiful young woman. But like so many, she was insecure and bullied as a child. This insecurity led to abuse of alcohol and drugs. When someone she thought was a friend took her on a trip to St. Lucia, she ended up bringing back drugs to Canada and from there ended up in prison. Rather than bemoan her fate, she learned all she …
 
This podcast is going on hiatus. It’s coming back in the new year, better than ever. We’re really excited to bring you more guests, more stories, more ways to make sense of Victoria and the Island. Watch this space for more Capital Daily — and please subscribe to our newsletter at capitaldaily.ca/newsletter. You can also follow us on all the usual …
 
UPDATED: 1450/15 Dec 2020A BETTER PEACE welcomes Robert Payne to discuss the radicalization of U.S. military members, particularly in the Army. Payne joins podcast editor Ron Granieri in the virtual studio to examine how individual members of the Army are radicalized and what the service and law enforcement need to do to defeat the problem. Their c…
 
The first ever virtual convention and You Tube extravaganza for alcoholics and drug addicts. It's like the Grammy Awards for Junkies, only without any awards or the Thanksgiving Day Parade for crackheads without any floats! Featuring Marc Maron, Bam Margera, Lili Taylor, Nick Flynn Brandon Novak, Scout Willis, Anders Osborne, Mike Martt, DJ Fat Ton…
 
In today’s day and age if you want to watch a movie or binge watch a TV show, you generally turn on your TV, select an app such as Netflix and browse from thousands of movies and TV shows that you can watch instantly. For many of us though, we remember the times of having to get in the car and drive to your local video store, physically looking thr…
 
Quincy Carter had it all. He was a quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. But marijuana and alcohol brought about his downfall and termination from the Cowboys. He tried getting picked up by other teams but drugs and alcohol kept most teams from hiring him and if they did, he managed to bring himself down. Sober for 15 months, he's running a quarterba…
 
Part-time paramedics across the province are struggling under an outdated on-call pay system, coupled with an extra stressful year. These issues are chasing first responders away, and leading to severe staffing shortages throughout the province. That lack of staff in turn is putting British Columbians at risk from slower response times—in the Lower…
 
A BETTER PEACE welcomes Chris Dougherty and Becca Wasser from The Gaming Lab at the Center for New American Security (CNAS). Chris and Becca join host Ken Gilliam in our special series the WARGAMING ROOM to discuss the efforts and contributions of CNAS to the gaming world. The three discuss how strategic gaming is used to shape the choices of leade…
 
On the afternoon of Dec. 3, BC's Chief Medical Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, stood at the podium she has spent countless hours speaking from since March and described the province's plans to start vaccinating an eager population. The initial vaccinations will likely begin in the first week of January of 2021, just weeks away—but the last shot w…
 
2020 has been a nightmare year for BC when it comes to overdose deaths, with continued record numbers reported each month. To help combat the crisis, a new type of take-home drug test has become quite popular in the province, as it allows users to test their products for substances such as fentanyl, and an be used as a literal life or death test wh…
 
It's been 40 years since John Lennon was murdered. We’ll listen to About a Girl, talk about last week's Disgraceland episode on Chuck Berry, and take a sneak peak at an upcoming episode on Tupac Shakur. We'll also check out Dead and Gone, Jake’s new collaboration with Payne Lyndsey on the mystery surrounding murdered and missing Grateful Dead fans.…
 
Al Hasham is the President and CEO of Maximum Express Courier, Freight and Logistics, as well as the President and CEO at Max Furniture. With both businesses having their head offices in Victoria, Al has been heavily involved in business in the city for over 30 years. He has been part of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce since 1987 and has s…
 
This week on Dopey! Dopey mainstay, professional skateboarder, TV star and author, Brandon Novak comes back to the show for arguably his best appearance yet. We hear the entire backstory for his classic addiction memoir, Dreamseller and where the name came from. We also learn that you don’t have to be in recovery to write an addiction memoir. His s…
 
When you’re 64 and you’ve spent half your life incarcerated. Where can you call home That was the question posed by Capital Daily reporter Anna J. James earlier this week in an article she penned after spending a year following Richard Higgins, a 64-year-old man who has spent 32 years in the correctional system. In the article, Anna goes into detai…
 
This is the story of a mom living the nightmare. Her 22 year old son is addicted despite several rehabs and the 24/7 work of his mom - Kelly Hatcher. What she's going through is why we do this podcast. We don't want other moms and dads to live this nightmare. Now Kelly is helping other parents let go but not give up.…
 
Last month, Canada created history by having the first National Olympic Committee sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the International Olympic Academy Participants Association (IOAPA) to promote and strengthen the Canadian Olympic education programs. Under the MOU, an Olympic education hub will be created on the IOAPA website, where best…
 
For the second year in a row, and the third time in its 16 year history, the University of Victoria Vikes Honour Roll Luncheon awarded the prestigious Provost award to two students athletes who tied for the best GPA. Economics students Katie Martens and Sam Seshardi both achieved a perfect GPA of 9.0 to take out the Award, which was recently presen…
 
For the last ten years, Ian Young has worked and lived in Canada and currently serves as the South China Morning Post’s Vancouver correspondent. Originally from Australia, Ian has worked as a journalist for more than 20 years and has worked for a variety of publications, including Australian newspapers and the London Evening Standard before arrivin…
 
Dead and Gone was originally released in October 2020 and all episodes can be listened to by searching for "Dead and Gone" in your podcast feed. Episode 2 is available here in the Disgraceland feed for a limited time only. Here is the episode's original description: Two fans of the Grateful Dead wind up violently beaten, shot at close range and mur…
 
For many of us we all go through a dinosaur phase, in which we eat, sleep and dream purely about those prehistoric creatures that have fascinated humans for centuries. One woman in Victoria took that fascination to a new level, and alongside her husband has used it to create Dino Lab, a hands on fossil experience in Victoria in which people can com…
 
In South Africa, trauma researchers are studying — and working to ease — the psychological toll of Covid-19, while trying to endure the pandemic themselves. They warn the widespread and long-lasting impacts of this collective trauma could span generations and cross national borders.By Undark Magazine
 
This week on Dopey! Hard hitting drummer of Hole, author, and one of the Dopeyest women ever to come on our show, the great Patty Schemel! Listen to Patty’s incredible rise to glory with Hole and hear her cataclysmic fall into some of the worst addiction stories we’ve ever heard on Dopey. In the end Patty makes an incredible comeback and saves her …
 
Shawn Hall is best known as one half of the BC blues duo Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer. Together with Matthew Rogers, the pair carved out quite a significant career since 2006, winning countless awards and having their music featured on major television shows such as CSI, Blue Bloods and The Good Wife. Shawn has recently taken on a new musical proj…
 
Ellen Isaacs grew up with addiction in her family, became addicted herself and then lost one of her sons to an overdose. Now she is an advocate for addicts and teaches parents and loved ones the value and use of Narcan in order to save lives from overdoses. Through Ryan's Opioid Pandemic Coalition she is helping to raise awareness of this pandemic …
 
Sean Millington played 13 seasons in the CFL, 10 of which were with the BC Lions, and throughout his career enjoyed a series of plaudits. These included being a two-time Grey Cup champion, three-time CFL All-Star, four-time CFL West All-Star as well as being named the league's most outstanding Canadian player twice and winning the Dick Suderman Tro…
 
Dopey Bonus Episode! We had the great pleasure of talking to one of the founding members of one of America's premier bands, Steve Gorman. We learn all about the evolution, success and disintegration of the Black Crowe's and the role drugs and addiction played in their trajectory. Steve also talks codependency and lets his own Dopey fly a bit in a s…
 
26 years ago, Cameron Hughes life changed forever. Attending an Ottawa Senators game, Hughes found himself disappointed by the uninspired crowd and soon jumped to his feet, started dancing and began to get the crowd more involved. From that moment on, Hughes found a new calling as a professional sports fan. Since that fateful night, Hughes has gone…
 
Mandy Farmer is the president and CEO of Accent Inns and Hotel Zed, a position which she has held for 12 years after taking over the position from her father Terry in 2008. Since taking over, Mandy has completely rebranded the hotel chain and has turned it into a funky destination with several unique touches, bright colours and a generally fun atmo…
 
Chuck Berry was imprisoned numerous times. He was a victim of violent systemic racism and accused of horrific acts of sexual depravity. He also invented rock ‘n’ roll. Chuck Berry was as complex a character as he was influential as a musician. Throughout his career he found himself in numerous dust ups with authorities; some of them justified, most…
 
Pacific FC's latest signing is a massive coup for the franchise. The Canadian capped midfielder and former York9 captain has played in the MLS for Toronto FC as well as in Spain for three different clubs. He has represented Canada at the under-18, under-20 and under-23 levels as well as for the senior side in 2014. He also played for Canada at the …
 
This week on Dopey! We are joined by Bostonian hip-hop legend and Hollywood actor extraordinaire, Slaine. Slaine brings the Dopey, as he takes us through his addict timeline from his terrible PCP smoking teens to his alcoholic and coke head bottom. Slaine found himself in a state of desperate oblivion after finding huge success with Ben Affleck and…
 
Meaghie Champion is a Capital Daily contributor and probably one of the most interesting writers on Vancouver Island. She's been a National Post columnist, she's founded a Coast Salish-based currency and she studied the Hul'q'umi'num language with the late Willie Seymour, who until his death in 2015 was one of only a few dozen fluent speakers of wh…
 
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