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Aug 3, 2021

Joe and Amy sit down with Sheila Vakharia, Deputy Director of the Department of Research and Academic Engagement of the Drug Policy Alliance.  We discuss the misunderstandings about harm reduction, whether cannabis causes violence and mental illness, why booze is overlooked as a toxic drug and the efficacy of...


Jul 27, 2021

Joe and Amy sit down with Brian Merlen who ran for congress in Connecticut’s 4th district (Purdue Pharma’s home district). He spills the tea on the corruption of that race, including demands to drop out  by Dita Bhargava of Shatterproof and Fernando Alvarez of the Opioid Spoon Movement so as not to shame...


Jul 20, 2021

Joe and Amy sit down with Tom Coderre, former state senator from Rhode Island and current Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use for SAMHSA.  We discuss what SAMHSA defines as “recovery”, the new ONDCP director and the spike in overdose deaths.  Tom was featured with Joe in...


Jul 13, 2021

Joe and Amy talk to Elia Einhorn, host of Sonos Radio and Pitchfork Radio and TV.  He is also the songwriter/producer/frontman of the collaborations-based project "Fashion Brigade”.  Elia discusses drinking, drugs and the music scene and most importantly his newest baby,  Sober 21, a magazine he created and edits for...


Jul 6, 2021

What could be thought of as an ass kissing as Joe and Amy talk to Wes Hurt,  founder of Clean Cause, the Yerba mate beverage that gives 1/2 profits to help recovering people in need and sponsors Rehab Confidential, turns into a lively chat. We talk building an economy, why recovering people don’t financially support...