Dopey is the premier podcast on drugs, addiction, recovery and dumb shit—we laugh along with the incredible missteps addicts and alcoholics take and celebrate their recovery. Dopey strives to end the profound shame and stigma associated with addiction.
We receive up to 60,000 downloads a week and have over 9.7 million total downloads. We invite you to tap into our worldwide listenership with which to build trust, loyalty, reach a new audience and grow your sales and business! We have a loyal fan base who trust Dave and the brands he stands behind. He is a natural salesman with a gift of engaging the audience and influence their buying decisions positively.
Our listeners make up the Dopey Nation—a community of addicts and alcoholics supporting one another through the darkest of times, sharing their own stories of debauchery to provide hope for others struggling with addiction.
Beyond the airwaves, we provide scholarships for some of our listeners who are seeking treatment and we also partner with a merchandising company made up completely of recovering heroin addicts who are in recovery.
Dave started this journey with his friend Chris, a fellow IV heroin addict, almost 4 years ago. They made 142 episodes together before Chris tragically relapsed, overdosed and died. Dave continues to honor his legacy with support from celebrity guests like Jamie Lee Curtis, Killer Mike, Chef Andrew Zimmern, Artie Lange, Margaret Cho, Andy Dick, Marc Maron, Dr. Drew, Jason Biggs and many many more!
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About the Host
Host Name: David Manheim
Dave, from the Dopey Podcast, is a TV producer turned heroin addict, turned waiter at Katz's Deli, turned father, turned person in recovery turned podcaster. Dave grew up in New York City and lived in New York all his life except for 7 miserable, methadone filled years in Los Angeles. Dopey was created by Dave and Chris in 2016, they met in rehab in Connecticut about 8 years ago. Chris tragically died in July of 2018, relapsing and overdosing on cocaine and fentanyl. Dave never stopped making the show and continues on to push the Dopey message as far as it can possibly go. Dave now lives on Long Island with his partner, Linda and his two daughters, Norah, who is 10 years old and Susan who is 2.