Alex Wood Quits Everything

by Alex Wood

Alex Wood Quits Everything
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 47
  • Last: 6 Mar 2018
Alex Wood is a stand-up comedian. He's also a recovering alcoholic and drug addict. On the 1st of every month he's quitting one of his vices while trying to keep his sanity. Over the next year he's quitting; weed, caffeine, chewing his nails, red meat, dairy, cigarettes, porn, social media, credit cards, gossip, smart phone and sugar. Each episode also has an interview with an addict of some kind.

Episodes (47)

  • Smartphone
    Smartphone
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    Published: 6 Mar 2018 Duration: 01:05:02
    There's less than one month left in season one and I'm on day 5 off of my smartphone.  Another incredibly tempting night, an instant classic heavyweight title fight and a trip to the museum were my last few days in New York.  My guest this ... Read more →
    There's less than one month left in season one and I'm on day 5 off of my smartphone.  Another incredibly tempting night, an instant classic heavyweight title fight and a trip to the museum were my last few days in New York.  My guest this ... Read more →

  • We Should Be Dead
    We Should Be Dead
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    Published: 1 Mar 2018 Duration: 01:00:09
    Look, if you aren't a fan of the intros where I'm sad and I feel bad for myself then you should just fast forward through this pity party.  BUT if you have your pity party hat on, then this is the intro for you.  I hated myself on the Today... Read more →
    Look, if you aren't a fan of the intros where I'm sad and I feel bad for myself then you should just fast forward through this pity party.  BUT if you have your pity party hat on, then this is the intro for you.  I hated myself on the Today... Read more →

  • Alley Drinkers
    Alley Drinkers
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    Published: 27 Feb 2018 Duration: 58:54
    I'm in New York again because NBC has flown me here to be a guest on the Today Show to talk about the podcast and my addictive personality.  Not bad for a podcast that started 11 months ago that took me 1500 takes for the first episode.  My... Read more →
    I'm in New York again because NBC has flown me here to be a guest on the Today Show to talk about the podcast and my addictive personality.  Not bad for a podcast that started 11 months ago that took me 1500 takes for the first episode.  My... Read more →

  • 3 Years Off Cocaine
    3 Years Off Cocaine
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    Published: 20 Feb 2018 Duration: 58:23
    February 15th 2018 marks three years since I last did cocaine. It's the longest I've gone in my adult life. I remember the bad times of hard drug addiction, relapses, licking bathroom floors and the positive changes that have happened to ... Read more →
    February 15th 2018 marks three years since I last did cocaine. It's the longest I've gone in my adult life. I remember the bad times of hard drug addiction, relapses, licking bathroom floors and the positive changes that have happened to ... Read more →

  • Oxycontin
    Oxycontin
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    Published: 13 Feb 2018 Duration: 58:17
    I'm 10 days off of social media and I feel less like a zombie already.  I used my credit card and I'm not happy about it.  Although I am happy that Laura and I have found a place to live.  My guest this episode is Joel who is 9 months clean... Read more →
    I'm 10 days off of social media and I feel less like a zombie already.  I used my credit card and I'm not happy about it.  Although I am happy that Laura and I have found a place to live.  My guest this episode is Joel who is 9 months clean... Read more →

  • Social Media
    Social Media
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    Published: 6 Feb 2018 Duration: 01:03:53
    I'm on day 3 off of social media and I am shocked at how difficult it is to quit.  I monitored how many times I had an impulse to check Facebook/Instagram/Twitter on the first day and it was 48 times.  Yikes.  I've also signed up for my fir... Read more →
    I'm on day 3 off of social media and I am shocked at how difficult it is to quit.  I monitored how many times I had an impulse to check Facebook/Instagram/Twitter on the first day and it was 48 times.  Yikes.  I've also signed up for my fir... Read more →

  • Cocaine Rats
    Cocaine Rats
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    Published: 30 Jan 2018 Duration: 01:07:11
    I somehow got food poisoning with all of my healthy eating. I also got a new tattoo and I was able to break out of a stand-up slump to have a great weekend headlining a club. I've lost 13 lbs. since I quit sugar. My guest this episode is... Read more →
    I somehow got food poisoning with all of my healthy eating. I also got a new tattoo and I was able to break out of a stand-up slump to have a great weekend headlining a club. I've lost 13 lbs. since I quit sugar. My guest this episode is... Read more →

  • Workaholic
    Workaholic
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    Published: 23 Jan 2018 Duration: 01:04:21
    I've been hitting Tide Pods 24/7 and the withdrawal is harsh.  I also share some sugar-free dishes you can make at home and give advice to the emails I've been getting from across the world to addicts and loved ones of addicts.  My guest th... Read more →
    I've been hitting Tide Pods 24/7 and the withdrawal is harsh.  I also share some sugar-free dishes you can make at home and give advice to the emails I've been getting from across the world to addicts and loved ones of addicts.  My guest th... Read more →

  • Perfectionist
    Perfectionist
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    Published: 16 Jan 2018 Duration: 54:39
    The withdrawal of quitting sugar has eased up but I'm dreaming about pizza almost nightly.  But there is good news, my article for Vice about quitting addictions saw me receive tweets and emails from people across the world struggling with ... Read more →
    The withdrawal of quitting sugar has eased up but I'm dreaming about pizza almost nightly.  But there is good news, my article for Vice about quitting addictions saw me receive tweets and emails from people across the world struggling with ... Read more →

  • White Powder Withdrawal
    White Powder Withdrawal
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    Published: 8 Jan 2018 Duration: 01:10:16
    I'm on day 3 off of sugar, and I am angry.  The withdrawal from sugar is way more intense than I expected.  On New Year's Eve I performed on one of the biggest shows of my life and then two days later was consumed with rage over a social me... Read more →
    I'm on day 3 off of sugar, and I am angry.  The withdrawal from sugar is way more intense than I expected.  On New Year's Eve I performed on one of the biggest shows of my life and then two days later was consumed with rage over a social me... Read more →

  • 2 Years Off Booze/Christmas
    2 Years Off Booze/Christmas
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    Published: 27 Dec 2017 Duration: 01:04:11
    This past week marked 2 years off of booze.  My 31st birthday.  And a little known holiday called Christmas.  I was awarded a championship belt by my family and almost got into a bar fight in a comedy club.  I also brought my girlfriend hom... Read more →
    This past week marked 2 years off of booze.  My 31st birthday.  And a little known holiday called Christmas.  I was awarded a championship belt by my family and almost got into a bar fight in a comedy club.  I also brought my girlfriend hom... Read more →

  • No Sugar Mama
    No Sugar Mama
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    Published: 19 Dec 2017 Duration: 01:03:09
    It's December 17th and I just finished headlining some extremely drunk Christmas parties.  I was definitely tempted to smoke after.  I reached a goal to bench press 200 lbs by the end of 2017, SICK RIGHT?!  My guest this episode is Isabelle... Read more →
    It's December 17th and I just finished headlining some extremely drunk Christmas parties.  I was definitely tempted to smoke after.  I reached a goal to bench press 200 lbs by the end of 2017, SICK RIGHT?!  My guest this episode is Isabelle... Read more →

  • The Porn Matrix
    The Porn Matrix
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    Published: 12 Dec 2017 Duration: 55:42
    I'm 10 days off of gossip, it is challenging but I'm already seeing mental health benefits from quitting.  I finally felt the affects of quitting porn and took it out on someone close to me.  I'm also preparing for a sober holiday season.  ... Read more →
    I'm 10 days off of gossip, it is challenging but I'm already seeing mental health benefits from quitting.  I finally felt the affects of quitting porn and took it out on someone close to me.  I'm also preparing for a sober holiday season.  ... Read more →

  • 25K Gambling Debt
    25K Gambling Debt
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    Published: 5 Dec 2017 Duration: 55:55
    It's day 3 off of gossip and I miss trashing people.  I talk about a stunning research paper that showed human beings pay attention to negative gossip more than things we feel positively towards.  I also accidentally ate some milk.  My gues... Read more →
    It's day 3 off of gossip and I miss trashing people.  I talk about a stunning research paper that showed human beings pay attention to negative gossip more than things we feel positively towards.  I also accidentally ate some milk.  My gues... Read more →

  • Video Games
    Video Games
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    Published: 28 Nov 2017 Duration: 53:47
    I was almost broken this week by a deep dish pizza, an open bar and an engagement party. But I haven't cracked and I am still going strong. My guest this episode is talented comedian, Rob Bebenek. We talk about his addiction to call of d... Read more →
    I was almost broken this week by a deep dish pizza, an open bar and an engagement party. But I haven't cracked and I am still going strong. My guest this episode is talented comedian, Rob Bebenek. We talk about his addiction to call of d... Read more →

  • Homeless
    Homeless
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    Published: 22 Nov 2017 Duration: 01:03:59
    I reveal a secret, painful new addiction that has come into my life. I also talk about how hard the next four months is going to be quitting sugar, social media, my smartphone and gossip. My guest this episode is comedian Adrienne Fish. ... Read more →
    I reveal a secret, painful new addiction that has come into my life. I also talk about how hard the next four months is going to be quitting sugar, social media, my smartphone and gossip. My guest this episode is comedian Adrienne Fish. ... Read more →

  • Undercover Cop
    Undercover Cop
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    Published: 14 Nov 2017 Duration: 56:03
    I'm on day 10 off of credit cards and I have a 102 degree fever! I faced maybe my biggest temptation this past week that nearly derailed the podcast. Also, I may have a plan for season 2 of the podcast. My guest this episode is comedian ... Read more →
    I'm on day 10 off of credit cards and I have a 102 degree fever! I faced maybe my biggest temptation this past week that nearly derailed the podcast. Also, I may have a plan for season 2 of the podcast. My guest this episode is comedian ... Read more →

  • Credit Cards
    Credit Cards
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    Published: 6 Nov 2017 Duration: 56:54
    It's the start of a new month, so that means I quit something else. November is credit cards. I talk about having my credit card maxed out for years, throw out some global credit card debt statistics and compare credit cards to drugs. My... Read more →
    It's the start of a new month, so that means I quit something else. November is credit cards. I talk about having my credit card maxed out for years, throw out some global credit card debt statistics and compare credit cards to drugs. My... Read more →

  • Livin Like a Refugee
    Livin Like a Refugee
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    Published: 1 Nov 2017 Duration: 54:57
    It's the end of October and I just had my first ever sober Halloween.  I also had my second sleep test in as many weeks, and I've been struggling with a lot of temptation this month.  My guest this episode is my old roommate, Mo.  He was ra... Read more →
    It's the end of October and I just had my first ever sober Halloween.  I also had my second sleep test in as many weeks, and I've been struggling with a lot of temptation this month.  My guest this episode is my old roommate, Mo.  He was ra... Read more →

  • Footprints in the Sand
    Footprints in the Sand
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    Published: 18 Oct 2017 Duration: 58:28
    I have strep throat. Again. Last night I had an overnight stay at a sleep clinic. I've also been having frequent relapse dreams. So while it has been a stressful week, I feel confident in my sobriety. My guest this week is, Kasha Zaras... Read more →
    I have strep throat. Again. Last night I had an overnight stay at a sleep clinic. I've also been having frequent relapse dreams. So while it has been a stressful week, I feel confident in my sobriety. My guest this week is, Kasha Zaras... Read more →