Dope Stories


Society and Culture




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Dope Stories 027 - This Is The End

Description: Shane explains how he arrived at the difficult decision to end Dope Stories after 27 episodes. Shane and Pauly reminisce about their favorite moments from the show, and they also briefly discuss the New York Times op-ed series supporting the legalization of marijuana. Pauly shares a Las Vegas story about dropping LSD at the World Series of Poker on the day Phil Hellmuth made a grandiose entrance dressed as Julius Caesar. Dope Media includes Drunk History, WTF Podcast with The Amazing Jonathan, Graham Hancock's banned Ted talk, and Pauly’s upcoming novel Fried Peaches.

Direct download: dopestories-027.mp3
Category:Society and Culture -- posted at: 4:11am EST

Dope Stories 026 - Phish Tour

Pauly returns from two weeks on the road following Phish and Shane asks him about his travels in New York, Detroit, and Chicago. Other topics include: sleep as a drug, the nitrous mafia, Phish as a religion and what is a wook? Dope Media includes Down the Rabbit Hole (a novel by Juan Pablo Villalobos) and Michael Walker's book on Laurel Canyon.

Direct download: dopestories-026.mp3
Category:Society and Culture -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Dope Stories 025 - Turbo: Mexicali Blues

In this special "Turbo" vacation episode, Pauly asks Shane about living in Mexico as an online poker exile. Shane answers the popular question "Is Mexico dangerous?" and he describes his weekly routine commuting from Santa Monica to Rosarito Beach, Mexico.

Direct download: dopestories-025.mp3
Category:Society and Culture -- posted at: 5:49am EST

Dope Stories 024 - Turbo: Sean Azzariti

In this special "Turbo" episode, Pauly interviews marijuana activist and veterans advocate Sean Azzariti. Sean talks about the controversial dismissal of medicinal marijuana researcher, Dr. Sue Sisley. Sean updates us on his recent work with Grow4Vets, which offers free cannabis for military veterans. Sean also explains how medicinal marijuana helps him and other Iraq War vets deal with PTSD.

Direct download: dopestories-024.mp3
Category:Society and Culture -- posted at: 9:54am EST

Shane returns from Vegas, where he played poker with Michael Borovetz, a degenerate gambler most known for scamming people at airports. Shane and Pauly discuss heroin experimentation, while Pauly explains how he's too busy with work to be a full-blown junkie. Dope Media selections include Kid Cannabis film and 112 Weddings documentary.

Direct download: dopestories-023.mp3
Category:Society and Culture -- posted at: 12:00am EST