By Shane Schleger, Pauly McGuire
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A rational discussion about drug use with Shane and Pauly.
||ExplicitDope Stories 028 - Reunion||The reunion show! Shane shares stories from a recent trip to Jamaica. Pauly and Shane discuss the George Clinton (Parliament-Funkadelic) memoir. Shane has a new-found respect for Phish after attending a show at the L.A. Forum. Pauly describes an...||2/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDope 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...||7/31/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDope 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...||7/23/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDope 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,...||7/17/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDope 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...||7/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDope Stories 023 - Degens of Summer||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...||7/2/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDopes Stories 022 - Jordan Morgan||Shane is on the road in Las Vegas and calls Pauly in the studio. They interview professional poker player Jordan Morgan moments after he won a tournament and his first World Series of Poker bracelet. Morgan was recently prescribed Adderall and he...||6/26/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDope Stories 021 - Dope Economies||Shane returned from a long weekend in Vegas and asks Pauly about an article in The Believer about the future of marijuana growers in the Northern California's Emerald Triangle. Pauly explains how wholesale weed prices dropped dramatically over the...||6/19/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDope Stories 020 - Dr. Shuglin, MDMA, and the New Reefer Madness||The passing of chemist Dr. Alexander 'Sasha' Shulgin, a.k.a. the Godfather of Psychedelics, inspired a discussion on MDMA. Dr. Shuglin perfected MDMA in the 1970s and authored two books about his psychedelic discoveries like 2C-B and DOM. Pauly...||6/12/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDope Stories 019 - Lost Vegas||The theme this week is "Las Vegas as a drug" and the nonstop temptations of Sin City. Pauly explains how he chats up strippers and other elements of the dark side of Las Vegas. Shane shares a couple of classic Vegas sex stories including the Glove...||6/4/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDope Stories 018 - We Are So High||Shane and Pauly sound off on a recent episode of This American Life "I Was So High." Shane has issues with Ira Glass' Us vs. Them theme and Alex Blumberg's segment about his pothead father. Pauly claims he can spot which chefs on Top Chef are high....||5/28/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDope Stories 017 - I Get High With A Lil Help From Strangers||Shane and Pauly swap different dope stories involving strangers. Shane's stories include his first crack experience, getting stoned with his friend Dee Dee and two German tourists, and meeting a Dutch traveler who helped shape his mind about...||5/22/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDope Stories 016 - Guests "High Maintenance"||Shane and Pauly interview Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld, the co-creators of High Maintenance, which is a critically acclaimed web series about a weed delivery guy in NYC who encounters an eclectic pastiche of customers and characters. This...||5/15/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDope Stories 015 - Acid Test, Part 2: Furthur||Description: Shane gifts Pauly a vinyl copy of Europe '72 by the Grateful Dead. John Lennon reminds us to thank the CIA and U.S. Army for LSD. Shane reviews the Magic Trip documentary and explains why he wouldn't want to travel on the Furthur bus with...||5/8/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDope Stories 014 - The Acid Test||Pauly read Acid Dreams (book by Martin A. Lee) and shared his notes with Shane that includes Timothy Leary at Millbrook, the CIA buying 100 million hits of LSD from Sandoz labs in Switzerland, Ken Kesey & the Merry Pranksters, Neal Cassady driving...||5/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDope Stories 013 - The 4/20 Show||Special episode to commemorate 420 Day. Half-baked festivities included sampling pre-rolled joints, vaping "Brown Sugar" shatter, and setting off the smoke detector in Pauly's office. Shane and Pauly had a brief discussion about Gimme Shelter, the...||4/24/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDope Stories 012 - International Dope||Pauly's girlfriend shares a lost in translation story from London. Shane tells a couple crazy tales about trying to score in Europe and in the Bahamas (including a night involving a character named Mack Daddy). Pauly talks about his first visit to the...||4/16/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDope Stories 011 - Sean Azzariti, Medicinal Marijuana Activist||Shane and Pauly interview medicinal marijuana activist and Iraq War veteran Sean Azzariti, who uses marijuana to treat his PTSD. Sean is best-known for being the first person to ever buy legal weed in Denver, Colorado on Jan 1, 2014. Sean explains how...||4/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDope Stories 010 - Ridin' Dirty||Shane roadtripped to New Mexico and calls into the Dope Stories studios to chat with Pauly. Shane tells his infamous Amtrak story involving a near bust. Pauly tells a few stories about using a Jedi mind trick with a security guard, an encounter with a...||4/3/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBROKE STORIES||Shane and Pauly created a new podcast about going broke. Pauly's broke stories include shoplifting CDs in the East Village, meeting a weed dealer at a country club in Atlanta, selling his hair in Seattle, losing a $6,000 bet on a March Madness...||4/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDope 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,...||3/27/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDope 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...||3/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDope 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...||3/13/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDope 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...||3/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDope Stories 005 - The Oxy Years||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...||2/27/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDope Stories 004 - Talkin' About Base: Crack 101||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. http://www.dopestories.com||2/19/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDope Stories 003 - Start Up Dot Weed: The 2014 L.A. Cannabis Cup||An overzealous landlord denies Shane new housing because of his affiliation with Dope Stories. Shane tells 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...||2/13/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDope Stories 002 - The Uncool: Philip Seymour Hoffman Remembered||Special episode in response to the OD death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. Shane and Pauly are impressed with Hoffman's haunting performance as compulsive gambler in Owning Mahowny. They also discuss the 90s heroin chic scene in NYC. Pauly shares a...||2/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDope Stories 001 - A rational discussion about drug use.||A rational discussion about drug use. In this episode: The first time Shane got high in the West Village. The origins of Chemdog and the Kind Bud scene, via the Grateful Dead. Marijuana, opiates, and the NFL. How to get busted in Giuliani's...||2/4/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
Non-drug user friendly
I'm not a drug user but find the stories and insights of Shane and Pauly to be informative and entertaining.
Pauly and Shane are great story tellers and the information they provide is both entertaining and pertinent... This podcast became an instant addition to my drive time rotation... It's well worth the listen!
important and entertaining
Whatever your opinion is on drugs, you’ll find value in this podcast. Highly informative and entertaining. Great work Shane and Pauly.