Rank #1: Episode Fifty Eight
Bob, Mike and Chuk remember Chris from the Dopey Podcast in a tribute after his death, education can’t replace experience in counseling, sometimes the only thing that works is hardcore rehab, Big pharma and puberty, ends with Dave from Dopey
Rank #2: Dont Die Episode Thirty Nine
Bob, Chuk and Mike talk about Songwriting, Paul Westerburg, music today, pop culture, The Grammys and how they suck, Lil Peep, Chris Stapleton, Merle Haggard and NWA, are we killing out next great artists?
Rank #3: Episode Eighty One
The emotional toll of working in recovery, dealing with the task of documentation, Purdue bankrupt, Bobs moms death, being thoughtful, rockstar responsibility, Bob’s “adventures in drunken stupidity” and pooping your pants, Thelonious Monster and the weirdest band ever The Weirdos
Rank #4: Episode Fifty One
Special edition of Don't Die. Just Bob on this one addressing Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain's suicide's and how we as a community of people need to communicate and care for each other. Reaching out to others can be life saving.
Rank #5: Episode Forty Three
Bob celebrates 22 years as a professional drug counselor, start your own Don’t Die chapter in your state, dealing with what other people think of you as a drug counselor, the baby boomers, Bill Wilson and the vine, racism is history repeating itself, born again in the 70’s
Rank #6: Episode Eighty Eight
Lauryn Evarts Bosstick author of The Skinny Confidential Lifestyle Guide and co host of The Skinny Confidential Podcast sits down with Bob and Alexis Haines of Pretty Wild and podcast "Recovering from Reality" in this special episode of Don’t Die. The impact of social media, some Peppers stories, family, addiction, control issues, generational changes, the Kardashian influence, keeping your kids off social media and human elements coming back into popularity.
Rank #7: Dont Die Episode Nineteen
More of Bob's story, punk rock history, Bob's family history, drug history, doing dope in New York.
Rank #8: Episode Sixty Nine
#69 special election episode, Bob and Mike's predictions, Traffic!! Traffic!! Traffic!! Education!! Tattlers!! Listen and be mystified, Cruz, the Trump bootlicker and find out if Bob has to crawl to Texas and lick boot!
Rank #9: Don't Die Episode Three
Talk about the Prince overdose and the dangers of fentanyl, Bob gets his blood changed, talks celebrity doctors, naltrexone, Thelonious Monster and parents babying their kids to death. Bob yells at Chuk and calls him a feather.
Rank #10: Don't Die Episode Seventeen
Bob copes dope and shoots up for the first time with Top Jimmy. Wild in the streets lyrics and Bob’s 64 Valiant, program, monotheism, is the 12 step program outdated? Is anonymity really just a reflection of shame? Get into the right treatment
Rank #11: Dont' Die Episode Twelve
Bob and Chuk talk benzos, rehabs and old school 12 step with phone in guest, author and front man for punk band TSOL, Jack Grisham, Bob's love of Budweiser beer, taking sober prospects out to the desert and heroin.
Rank #12: Episode Forty Eight
Rank #13: Don't Die Episode Four
Why Bob started the Don’t Die campaign, medicating kids with adult drugs but talking to them like children, the OxyContin epidemic and the plan by big Pharma to addict all of Americans, the Minnesota model of drug treatment. Brendan Mullins being Bobs eskimo. How can we be attractive to young people trying to get sober. Bob and Chuk explain the 12 step preachers. Planting positive seeds.
Rank #14: Don't Die Episode Twenty One
Continued Talk about coming trends in rehab policy, in network changes for the better of the whole industry. creating a new mentality, raising kids
Rank #15: Don't Die Episode Twenty Three
Bob and Mike talk dying junkies, news reporting, fossil fuel lobby, liberal disillusion, mindset change, spiritual malady, bullish*t information, punk rock history, The Vandals, Tex and the Horseheads, Thelonious Monster, shooting guns in the house, put your hands in the air but don't die.
Rank #16: Don't Die Episode Fifteen
Find the answer’s here to some very important questions. Does treatment work? Fixing the broken things. PaintBall in rehab? Really? The journey begins with “I’m not sure I want to stop using” Bob's eskimo, Brendan Mullen tribute.
Rank #17: Don't Die Episode Eight
Doctors, Being passionate and compassionate about recovery, Free speech is in jeopardy, Bobs DUI story, In jail with Ike Turner, Getting beat up in Wayside penitentiary, Harm reduction mentality
Rank #18: Don't Die Episode Thirty Six
Bob, Chuk and Mike talk recovery, treatment songwriting, things have to change, drug companies advertising, guns, politics. faith based recovery, prison and Thelonious Monster of course
Rank #19: Don't Die Episode Twenty Six
The fires, drug testing, Bob’s FB posts, Bruce Springsteen, FB is for old folks, the Vegas shootings, defensive concert going, rape culture in America and staying silent, not accepting things that are wrong, acceptance as a concept, flight from 12 step, change has to happen.
Rank #20: Don't Die Episode Six
Bob and Chuk talk institutions, scams, the good the bad, Bob’s divorce and living in his own rehab, suicide, basketball, the importance of changing in your relationships with people, a centered spirt, lack of shame, minimum guilt and feeling purposeful. Bobs methodology and getting theraputitized, as Mike Tyson said. Giving incorrigibles a new start, learning to listen or at least trying.