GUESTS

GUESTS - EPISODES 26+

Clay F.
Author

EPISODE 26

sober since 1989, creator of the Sarcastic Big Book Meme Page and author of The Sarcastic Big Book and Sarcastic Daily Meditations.

Sean Paul Mahoney
Certified Recovery Mentor

EPISODE 27

Sean Paul Mahoney returns to break down Oregon measure 110 about the decriminalization of drugs. 

Svante Myrick
Mayor of Ithaca, NY

EPISODE 28

Youngest mayor in Ithaca’s history and first mayor of African American heritage.

Dr. Claudia Black
Doctor

EPISODE 29

World-renowned expert on addiction and codependency and author of the internationally best selling book It will Never Happen to Me:  Growing up With Addiction as Youngsters, Adolescents and Adults.

Scott Weiner
Senator (State of California, USA)

EPISODE 30

Senator Scott Wiener represents San Francisco and northern San Mateo County in the California State Senate. His focus is on housing, transportation, civil rights, criminal justice reform, clean energy, and alleviating poverty. 

Abraham Gutman
Journalist

EPISODE 31

Award-winning journalist at  The Philadelphia Inquirer. His writing focuses on housing, drug policy, gun violence, and criminal justice reform, with close looks at the efforts to open a supervised injection site
Tim Arango
Journalist

EPISODE 32

Tim Arango is a reporter for the New York Times in the Los Angeles office. He spent 7 years as the bureau chief in Baghdad and also in Istanbul. He currently covers many things including California politics and crime. He will be covering the George Floyd trial. 

Erica Sandberg
Journalist

EPISODE 33

Financial and social policy reporter, community activist and a board member of the Salvation Army addiction treatment facility, Harbor Light Center

Matthew Rinklin
Non-Profit Founder

EPISODE 33

Alcoholic of the Day: Joe met him at 18.  He went from a potential felony to 4.0 at University of Chicago in recovery.  Moved onto to be a big success in NY finance and now founded a nonprofit to help people get free treatment for addiction/mental illness.  

Jonathan Dickinson
Recovery Coach and Consultant

EPISODE 34

Jonathan Dickinson is a recovery coach and consultant who has been working with ibogaine since 2009. Former director of the Global Ibogaine Therapy Alliance (GITA). He helps people navigate treatment and provides aftercare and integration, including a virtual intensive outpatient program through his practice Ceiba Recovery.

Dr. Daniel Z. Lieberman
Author

EPISODE 35

Author of The Molecule of More .  Professor and vice chair for clinical affairs in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at George Washington University. Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and recipient of the Caron Foundation Research Award
Harry Cunnane
Author & Recovery Advocate

EPISODE 36

Over 7 years in recovery. Harry is the co-author of Under our Roof with his mother, Congresswoman Madeleine Dean, and Resource Director at Caron.
Stanley Nelson
Film Documentarian

EPISODE 37

Emmy award leading documentarian on the African American experience. Recipient of the National Medal in the Humanities from President Obama. Films include:  "Crack:  Cocaine, Corruption and Conspiracy" and "Miles Davis: The Birth of Cool"
David Poses
Writer

EPISODE 38

Writer, speaker, expert and activist and author of The Weight of Air: a memoir of a double life, fueled by addiction and mental illness.

Dr. Douglas Mungin
Professor

EPISODE 39

Communication Studies Professor at Solano, his research explores issues of homeless, specifically the area of downtown Los Angeles, called Skid Row.

John Swab
Writer/Director

EPISODE 40

A street junkie for years, now over 5 years sober, John makes films based upon themes from his life including addiction, abuse, crime and redemption.

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Brandon Del Pozo
Former Police Chief

EPISODE 41

Former VT chief of police & NYPD exec, PhD, MPA, MA, drug policy and public health researcher.

Anna Wishart
Senator (State of Nebraska, USA)

EPISODE 42

Senator for the Nebraska Legislature, Vice Chair of the Appropriations Committee. Recently penned a bill for medical cannabis.
AJ Daulerio
Blogger

EPISODE 43

Writer, blogger, former editor of Gawker and Deadspin.

Dave
Podcaster

EPISODE 44

Dave from Dopey Podcast.

GUESTS - EPISODES 1-25

Dr. Howard Wetsman
Doctor

EPISODE 1

addictionologist and board certified-psychiatrist in long term recovery, former owner/founder of Townsend Treatment Centers in Louisiana.

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Chris Taylor
Host of 'Come This Far' podcast

EPISODE 2

former Congressional candidate, combat vet, recovery advocate and host of the 'Come This Far' PODCAST

Sean Paul Mahoney
Certified Recovery Mentor

EPISODE 3

certified recovery mentor, peer support specialist and program manager for the Mental Health and Addiction Association of Oregon.

Brittany Andrews
Legendary Adult Star

EPISODE 4

legendary Adult Star, Dominatrix, Playboy Model, Celebrity Dj, and Award-winning Filmmaker.

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Ryan O'Callahan
Founder of the Callahan Foundation

EPISODE 5

former NFL Offensive Tackle for the Patriots and Chiefs

Emmy O'Lea
Transgender Woman in Long-Term Recovery

EPISODE 6

Krystyna Hutchinson
Stand-up comedian, author cohost of Guys We F****d on @hearluminary, The Voices In our Heads podcast, #BabesOnBlades

EPISODE 7

PODCAST

Patrick O'Neil
Author
EPISODE 8
 
former junkie bank robber in long term recovery, drug/alcohol counselor, college instructor, the author of the memoir Gun, Needle, Spoonshorturl.at/fpqJ2 and member on the board of directors for REDEEMED, a CA non-profit criminal record clearing project.
Tracy Dunn
Interventionist

EPISODE 9

national Interventionist and addiction coach, group facilitator, codependency coach.

Zachary Siegel
Freelance Writer

EPISODE 10

freelance writer, researcher, co-host of podcast Narcotica

Franchesca Gordon
Licensed Psychotherapist

EPISODE 11

LMFT working in Los Angeles,  specializing in trauma, addiction and relational issues.

Kristen Johnston
Actor / Writer

EPISODE 12

2-time Emmy winning actress, costar of CBS sitcom 'Mom', and author of the memoir Guts: The Endless Follies and Tiny Triumphs of a Giant Disaster

Michelle Lipinski
Principal

EPISODE 13

principal of Northshore Recovery High School in Beverly, Mass for over 14 years. The school is the subject of a new docudrama “16 and Recovering” on MTV.
Secret Drug Addict

EPISODE 14

Sober since 2007, used to work for Oasis, now a stay at home dad, named by VICE as "Twitter’s most helpful anonymous account"

Colin Quinn
Stand up comic, author, actor and social commentator, substance-free for over 30 years
EPISODE 15
 
Netflix comedy special “Red State, Blue State”
Chris Swonger
President & CEO, Distilled Spirits Council of the USA

EPISODE 16

Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) and Responsibility.orga voluntary and independent organization funded by leading distilled spirits companies to eliminate drunk driving and underage drinking, and to promote responsible consumption among those individuals who choose to drink.

Jarmichael Harris
MS, LCAS

EPISODE 17

ECU’s Collegiate Recovery Coordinator
Founder and CEO of Engage Recovery, LLC
Cohost/Producer of Professional Culture the Podcast
Tracey Helton Mitchell
Harm Reduction Advocate

EPISODE 18

Tracey Helton Mitchell is a famed harm reduction advocate and a recovering heroin addict. She was featured in the movie "Black Tar Heroin: The Dark End of the Street" as well as featured by CNN, Anderson Cooper, Vice, the Huffington Post, and the New York Times. She is the author of "The Big Fix: Hope After Heroin”, published in 2016. 

Timothy Kavanagh
Recovery Meme Godfather

EPISODE 19

Recovering junkie, sober since 3/12/12. Recovery Meme Godfather. Married father of 3. Counselor by trade. Struggling autobiographer.

John Hill
Writer-Producer

EPISODE 20

Writer, producer, show runner, director, and performer. Former writer/producer of the late night hit, Watch What Happens: Live With Andy Cohen on Bravo
Andy Cohen's cohost on the popular SiriusXM hit show Andy Cohen: Live. Host of “The Feels: Live” on SiriusXM 
Duff McDonald
Journalist and Author

EPISODE 21

Recovering alcoholic, business journalist and author of 5 books including “The Golden Passport”, a Harvard Business School expose.

Dr. Ray Glendrange
Doctor

EPISODE 22

Veteran, ophthalmologist,  addiction medicine doctor, person in long term recovery, President/CEO of BVG Sunglasses.

Jesse Joyce
Stand-up Comedian

EPISODE 23

American stand-up comedian, Emmy Nominated and WGA Award winning writer, dude in long term recovery.

Mark Ebner
Author

EPISODE 24

New York Times bestselling author and award-winning investigative journalist who has covered all aspects of celebrity and crime culture for every top magazine and TV show on the  planet. 

Christopher Poulos
Lawyer and Prison Reform Advocate

EPISODE 25

Executive Director of the Washington Statewide Reentry Council. 
Man in recovery, previously federally incarcerated, worked in the White House under Obama.