Discussing ”Life of Crime, 1984-2020” & Surviving a Snowstorm Sober

RMA-Episode 69 Show Notes:

 

Imagine being a documentary filmmaker and following your subjects around for 36 years. That’s what Jon Alpert did when he documented the lives of three petty criminals and drug addicts in Newark NJ, from 1984 to 2021. The resulting movie, Life of Crime,  is an achingly candid and at times brutal documentary for HBO spanning a lifetime of crime, incarceration and the compounding ravages of addiction. Mike and Nat discuss the film and what lessons it teaches about the way society deals with the related issues of poverty, intergenerational crime and drug abuse.

Plus, the week in review, Recovery in the News and the Week in Weird on a snowbound, icy cold and delicious episode of Recovery in the Middle Ages.

 

LINKS:

 

Life of Crime-Official Trailer

 

Recovery News:

 

https://www.soberliningsplaybook.com/

 

Recovery in the News:

 
Sobriety is Not a Trend or a Monthly Challenge

Lawmakers want to strengthen access to non-religious substance abuse treatment services

 

The Week in Weird:

 

Scientists Teach Goldfish to Drive Tiny Cars

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