Episode Number: 612
Episode Guest: Billy Corben
Original Airdate: February 11, 2015
Episode Sponsors: DraftKings, LegalZoom, Dollar Shave Club, Onnit
Guest Bio: Billy Corben is a documentary producer and director, best known for his films Cocaine Cowboys, Cocaine Cowboys 2: Hustlin’ with the Godmother, and also Broke and The U for ESPN’s 30 for 30 series. His latest film Dawg Fight will be available online on March 12, 2015.
Topics Discussed: Twitter; feedback; his love for Miami; Los Angeles; too many people; people wanting to be special; fame; Beck and Kanye at the Grammys; Kanye’s ego; jury duty story; awards; auditioning; Billy as a child actor; development deals; weed in Florida; voting; “pill mills” and Oxycontin in Florida; splitting Florida into two states; self-segregation; Cocaine Cowboys inspiration; the United States and Cuba; money in Miami in the ’80s; bad guys becoming cops; cops and steroids; steroids and bad tempers; George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin; prostitution; Bryan Callen hooker story; Billy trolling The U Facebook page; Tamir Rice; resisting arrest; contempt of cop; cops taking money; stress; Florida race riots in ’80s; Eric Garner; arrest quotas. Photoshops of dicks in mouth; technology; the internet; social justice warrior culture; The Tanning of America; white privilege; white guilt; black sitcoms; Dawg Fight story; street fight culture. Kimbo vs. Ray Mercer fight; underground fights; UFC fighters who started underground; heavyweights; Cain Velasquez; Cocaine Cowboys 2; Joe’s pets; nature vs. nurture debate; shitty kids; are kids born bad; importance of spending time with kids; money and happiness; Broke documentary; athletes; Billy’s drug history; drug talk; kids shoveling in New Jersey stopped by cops; antiquated laws; Anna Nicole Smith; Native American casinos; racism; Redskins; Aunt Jemima; Driving in San Francisco; Bullitt; ’70s movies; Raw Deal: A Question of Consent; fraternities; Billy’s thoughts on the case; false rape claims; the haves and have-nots; gang mentality; gun culture; celebration of violence in media; gun crimes; Florida drug killings; Cubans and crime in Florida.
My Thoughts: If you’re hoping to hear a lot of talk about cocaine and Miami in the ’80s you’ll be disappointed. It’s only briefly touched on. They butt heads at a couple points during the podcast. Billy sounds like he’s on cocaine himself and talks a mile a minute.
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