Harris Wittels returns to chat with Pete about death, drugs, coping, and the future. A somewhat prescient conversation, given Harris' death 3 months after this was recorded. Harris talks about what was going on in his life as his addictions took firmer hold over him and describes bumping up against rock bottom a few times. Some great stories about trying to make it work with his Scientologist girlfriend and some epic quests finding drugs in LA's MacAurthor Park. Altogether, a terrific (and sad, in retrospect) conversation.
0:00 – Pete's intro, and casual banter that slowly morphs into an existential talk about death, tragedy, coping with loss, and laughing at it all.
24:18 – Harris tells the story of what lead him down the road of serious drug addiction. Girlfriend, breakup, Scientology, flirting with rehab and pulling back.
54:36 – Harris talks about hitting rock bottom, and making it to rehab. And relapsing immediately. Some crazy stories about finding drugs in MacAuthor Park, and transitioning from pills to heroin.
1:23:52 – Harris hits rock bottom for the second time. Rehab again, and finding success with it. Retrospection, conclusions, lessons learned, and looking ahead to the future. An ending that is both hopeful and sad, knowing that Harris died of an overdose 3 months after this was recorded.