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The Come Up Podcast
65 minutes | Mar 20, 2018
EP18 | THE MONEY GRUB
Seems like everybody is after more dollars in Episode 18, The Money Grub. We'll hear from a retired bank robber semi-pro poker player Gerald Heckathorn; a weird legal interpretation leads to a Badge of (dis)Honor being awarded to an Alabama sheriff; a look at the human side of dealing heroin with author and prospective inmate Dante Coats; and Ricki Smart introduces us to chakras, healing stones and essential oils.
60 minutes | Mar 11, 2018
EP17 | THE PARENTS AREN'T ALL RIGHT
Fred and Ricki discuss how they learned to be parents; we hear the story of Ricki Smart, our new health and wellness reporter; and we check in with Dr. John Kelly, founder of the Recovery Research Institute at Harvard Medical School to see what science has to say about early recovery, successful long-term recovery and why AA works for some and not others. This, and more...
80 minutes | Mar 6, 2018
EP16.2 | MURDERs at the RIVERBOTTOM
Two men from the same east Texas family go missing ten years apart. Neither case has been investigated, until now! Drawing from a variety of sources, we may have zeroed in on the truth behind two unsolved murders.
64 minutes | Feb 27, 2018
EP15 | A TALE of TWO WRITERS
Co-host Fred Schubert flips the script on show creator Nathan Comp, who interviews Luna Matta of The Polyphonic Spree. We welcome a new come up and say good-bye to another while checking in to see what the DEA has been up to.
53 minutes | Feb 20, 2018
EP14 | SPRAWLTOWN, USA
In our fourteenth episode, we hear from three recovering addict-alcoholics who hail from tight-knit American communities, or sprawltowns –– places that began small but grew into symbols of American excess. Fortunately for us, recovery is anything but cookie cutter. In the Take Down we take aim at gutless lawmakers in Colorado and, as a special encore, we rewrite a famous bit of Americana for the new millennium.
51 minutes | Feb 12, 2018
The Come Up Podcast Presents...
A night at home with friends goes awry for 25-year-old Eric Pracht. Following an argument with his girlfriend over recent police shootings, Eric takes a walk and is never heard from again. Eighteen months after his disappearance, Lakewood, Colorado, police remain mystified by what possibly could have happened to Eric. Meanwhile, his parents continue their struggle to put the pieces together. There may be many possibilities, but there can only be one truth.
59 minutes | Feb 6, 2018
EP12 | CHANGE OPERATORS
Episode Twelve explores themes around family and communication through three stories that, when put together, offer a sweeping, multi-generational, multi-racial perspectives of addiction and recovery in America today –– and how each is doing their part to reverse the runaway train.
62 minutes | Jan 28, 2018
EP11 | THE NARCANNOTS
Things sure get heated in this episode as the nominees for this week's Badge of (dis)Honor touch a nerve within The Come Up family. Kristen and Nathan deconstruct a popular overdose video. We meet a former small-town heroin dealer who proves not all drug dealers are monsters. Nathan is stunned to learn Fred doesn't value all life.
58 minutes | Jan 20, 2018
EP10 | USE & CONSEQUENCE
In EPISODE TEN we throw sunshine onto some of our inalienable rights with Madison Wisconsin criminal defense attorney Payal Khandar; A British ex-pat shares a few of her Raps for Recovery in the Notebook; and our feature comes from a former Michigan high school science teacher who endured more that her share after addiction caught her off guard.
70 minutes | Jan 14, 2018
EP09 | 'A' is for FUNCTIONAL
Alcohol is a centerpiece of civic life, legal, and deadly. In this episode of The Come Up, we explore the effect that drinking has had on the lives of three people: a Washington State carpenter, a British musician, and our very own Fred Schubert. We also award our very first –– and second –– Badge of (dis)Honor.
61 minutes | Jan 14, 2018
EP08 | GENEROSITY BACKFIRES
Ever give only to forgive –– yourself? Fred and Nathan reflect on some of their more memorable fails of generosity. But giving takes many truly generous forms. We speak with a California mother whose son paid the ultimate price, but in doing so gave others their lives back. And Nathan reports on a scam that has left several addicts dead, others caught in a cycle of relapse and that every family with a struggling loved one needs to be aware of before they're exploited by its Internet trolls.
74 minutes | Jan 13, 2018
EP07 | THE FEAR EPISODE
Addiction and domestic violence pair well together. Fred and Nathan eavesdrop on the last gasps of the privileged man. Kristen Prusaitis, from season two, episode six of INTERVENTION, takes us behind the scenes of the controversial show. We look at how an abusive relationship turned a 32-year-old Louisiana woman toward a life of addiction before she disappeared in 2013, with guest journalist Meagan Parrish.
63 minutes | Jan 13, 2018
EP06 | NO, SHAME on YOU!
Stigmas around addiction and recovery are so abundant it can feel as though recovery is just another form of self-abuse. Fred and Nathan talk about life on the defensive. We interview Melissa Dunford, founder of Faces of Opioids, a Facebook group that has brought addicts and parents together under a common cause. We also provide tips for avoiding police when driving with bad plates. Anna Carrigan, a recovering addict and musician, contributes to The Notebook.
37 minutes | Jan 13, 2018
EP05 | THE WAR on ADDICTS
America's war on drugs is more about social control and global dominance than it is about giving people or the communities in which they live a leg up. Fred and Nathan share their thoughts on how to end 45 years of federally-sponsored pain and suffering between an audio montage of how we got from the birth of the DEA to the opioid crisis of today. Nathan discusses how being arrested was a turning point in his recovery.
64 minutes | Jan 13, 2018
EP04 | ASSUME THE NUTRITION
Why is it for some easier to quit heroin than it is to eat a vegetable, much less eat a vegetable every day? In this episode, Fred and Nathan drop in on a lecture given by bestselling author and processed foods expert Melanie Warner for a bit of snack food history. Nathan chats with integrated nutritionist Beth Reardon about what's going on in our cells after that Big Max, how to distinguish the good grub from the bad, and how Beth would spend a $15 food allowance.
66 minutes | Jan 13, 2018
EP03 | TRIGGERS FROM MOM
Fred and Nathan discuss the very different, but equally as ineffective, ways their mothers 'helped' in their recoveries. Author Erica Spiegelman discusses her must-read book, REWIRED: A Bold New Approach to Addiction and Recovery.
40 minutes | Jan 13, 2018
EP02 | LONG SHADOWS
Fred and Nathan discuss the unsolved disappearance that caused their lives to intersect. We breakdown the President Trump's gutless answer to the opioid crisis. Nathan discusses some of the anxieties in the early weeks and months following heroin addiction.
44 minutes | Jan 13, 2018
EP01 | SMALL VICTORIES
Fred and Nathan discuss the small victories that led to them taking their first steps toward getting clean, the effect music can have on our recovery, and some pre-concert relapse prevention ahead of a Guns N Roses concert. Author Dr. Susan Forward lays out the hard truth about toxic parents.
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