The accidental death of Philip Seymour Hoffman by a heroin overdose was the main subject of second episode, with heroin addiction as the looming theme of the show. We played a clip from one of my favorite scenes (the "uncool" phone call) from Almost Famous. Shane discussed what it was like living in NYC in the 1990s at the height of the heroin chic years. I shared a couple of OD stories from the 90s ranging from the infamous ice cube H-train story, how Pearl Jam was formed in the wake the OD of Andy Wood (Mother Love Bone), and the inevitable tragedy of Layne Staley. We ended the show discussing James Brown's P.S.A. to the black community with his song King Heroin.
This is the "setlist" for the second episode...
Listen to episode 2 here...
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FYI... we have another new episode available on Thursday about the L.A. Cannabis Cup. If you missed the first episode, listen to the debut of Dope Stories here.