Episode 9 - Media Dope

Episode 9 - Media Dope
Time: 41:14
Hosts: Shane & Pauly
Producer: DJ Trent

Description: 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.

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Fact Checker: James Fogle is the author of Drugstore Cowboy. He passed away in 2012.

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Dope Media (Ep. 009):

1. Every Love Story Is A Ghost Story: The Life of David Foster Wallace by D.T. Max

2. Drugstore Cowboy (film by Gus Van Sant)

3. WTF Podcast with Duncan Trussell and Dean Delray

4. Duncan Trussell Family Hour with Amber Lyon

5. Drugs Inc.: Jamaica

6. Joe Rogan Experience with Amber Lyon

Episode 8 - Dr. Carl Hart

Episode 8 - Dr. Carl Hart
Time: 1:09:48
Hosts: Shane & Pauly
Producer: DJ Trent

Description: 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. Dr. Hart 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.

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Episode 7 - WSOP Champion Greg Merson

Episode 7 - Greg Merson
Time: 57:31
Hosts: Shane & Pauly
Prouder: DJ Trent

Description: 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.

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Episode 6 - Tripping in The House I Live In

Episode 6 - Tripping In The House I Live In
Time: 51:04
Hosts: Shane & Pauly
Producer: DJ Trent

Description: Shane's crack article in Slate, 50 Cent documentaries, Eugene Jarecki's drug war documentary The 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.

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Episode 5 - The Oxy Years

Episode 5 - The Oxy Years
Time: 46:17
Hosts: Shane & Pauly
Producer: DJ Trent

Description: Shane and Pauly discuss their origins in the NYC underground poker scene and how Pauly got hired to become a poker writer and reporter in Las Vegas. Pauly explains how a car accident in Vegas altered his life and quickly led to an addiction to prescription painkillers. The accident triggered two tumultuous years of soul searching while battling an addiction to OxyContin.

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Fact Checker: Pauly's first accident in Las Vegas occurred in 2008, and the second in 2011.

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Episode 4 - Talkin' About Base: Crack 101

Episode 4 - Talkin' About Base: Crack 101
Time: 51:14
Hosts: Shane & Pauly
Producer: DJ Trent

Description: Shane buys scratch off lottery tickets, Pauly discusses his chronic insomnia, and Shane reveals his experiences with crack cocaine. Also, Pauly has a theory that George Clinton is an alien.

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Fact Checker: Shane incorrectly identified Esquire as the source of an interview with George Clinton. That specific interview appeared in the February 2007 issue of GQ.

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Episode 3 - Start Up Dot Weed: The 2014 L.A. Cannabis Cup

Episode 3 - Start Up Dot Weed: The 2014 L.A. Cannabis Cup
Time: 53:32
Hosts: Shane & Pauly
Producer: DJ Trent

Description: An overzealous landlord denies Shane new housing because of his affiliation with Dope Stories. Shane fills in Pauly about what he missed at the L.A. Cannabis Cup. Dope Stories welcomes its first guest, DJ Trent, who shares his thoughts on the heavy tech influence and innovation on the burgeoning marijuana industry.

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Episode 2 - The Uncool: Philip Seymour Hoffman Remembered

Episode 2 - The Uncool: Philip Seymour Hoffman Remembered
Time: 47:41
Hosts: Shane & Pauly
Producer: DJ Trent

Description: Special episode in response to the OD death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. Shane and Pauly are impressed with Hoffman's haunting performance as a compulsive gambler in Owning Mahowny. They also discuss the 90s heroin chic scene in NYC. Pauly shares a few OD stories (DMT, heroin, and the Seattle grunge scene). Shane recalls a James Brown heroin PSA.

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Fact Checker: The Blue Moon in Seattle was frequented by author Tom Robbins. Pauly mixed up "Tom Wolfe" with Tom Robbins. John Hurt is the actor who played the pit boss in Owning Mahowny and not "John Cage" as referenced by Shane.

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Episode 1 - Down and Out in NYC

Episode 1 - Down and Out in NYC
Time: 46:34
Hosts: Shane & Pauly
Producer: DJ Trent

Description: Debut episode of Dope Stories Podcast includes Shane's first time getting stoned (at William Kunstler's townhouse), his drug-induced mental breakdown in Amsterdam, medicinal marijuana in the NFL, the origins of Chemdawg strain, and how to get busted for weed in Giuliani's NYC.

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