Dope Stories


Society and Culture




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Dope Stories 009 - Media Dope

Shane shares some lyrical insight he grokked from Dead Prez and Wu-Tang Clan. Shane and Pauly discuss the Gus Van Sant film Drugstore Cowboy. Pauly's Dope Media suggestions include a biography on David Foster Wallace and podcasts with Duncan Tressell, Amber Lyon, and Dean Delray. Shane watched Drugs, Inc.: Jamaica. Also, Shane explains his recent run in a poker tournament and how $151,000 is not really what it seems.

Direct download: dopestories-009.mp3
Category:Society and Culture -- posted at: 8:01am EST

Dope Stories 008 - Dr. Carl Hart, author of High Price

Shane and Pauly interview Dr. Carl Hart, Columbia University professor of neuroscience and the author of High Price. Dr. Hart shares the straight dope on certain drug myths. He spoke on numerous topics including his experiments on behavior in crack users, how there's no scientific evidence for addictive personalities, the importance of clever campaigns explaining the real effects of drugs, the dangers of mixing drugs with alcohol and other drugs, a letter he wrote to his son about how to use drugs safely, and his problem with David Simon's The Wire.

Direct download: dopestories-008.mp3
Category:Society and Culture -- posted at: 7:29am EST

Dope Stories 007 - World Series of Poker champion Greg Merson

Shane and Pauly interview 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion Greg Merson. During their discussion, Merson reveals how poker was both his downfall and savior while he battled an addiction to cocaine and prescription opiates. Within a year of getting clean, Merson won the WSOP Main Event. Merson currently travels the international circuit and playing in high roller tournaments and the biggest stakes cash games, yet he knows that a potential relapse is lurking around every corner.
After the interview, DJ Trent gets schooled on basic poker concepts that Greg mentioned.

Direct download: dopestories-007.mp3
Category:Society and Culture -- posted at: 3:18am EST

Dope Stories 006 - Tripping in the House I Live In

Description: Shane's crack article in Slate, 50 Cent documentary, Eugene Jarecki's drug war documentary "House I Live In", Shane's bad trips, Pauly's turbulent trip at Phish, Ken Kesey testing LSD for the CIA, Shane's friend busted for weed, web series High Maintenance, and Shane's experiences working for a marijuana delivery service in NYC.

Direct download: dopestories-006.mp3
Category:Society and Culture -- posted at: 12:00am EST