Adam Carolla and Dr. Drew Pinsky co-hosted Loveline from 1995 to 2005. For those of you unfamiliar with Loveline, it’s a syndicated radio call-in program; its rotating cast of hosts offer medical and relationship advice to listeners. There are often musicians or actors on hand who help the hosts dish out the advice.
The Pinsky/Carolla years are thought to have been the show’s most popular. Which is probably why the two have teamed up for a Loveline-ish hour on Carolla’s network.
In each of the biweekly episodes they take uncensored calls about any nitty-gritty topic listeners can throw at them (sex, drugs, relationship woes, etc.).
While Dr. Drew still provides an authoritative medical viewpoint, and Carolla fires off his comedic “everyman” take on the issue at hand, the show is markedly more relaxed than its KROQ incarnation.
The callers, and presumably the listeners, are more mature than the troubled teens that the original program catered to. The dynamic between these two veterans is as agreeable as ever.
The shows are consistently funny, sometimes controversial, and are rarely bloated with unnecessary content. They talk about their kids, their domestic problems, and obviously the darker stuff that terrestrial radio shies away from.
They’ve been cranking theses things out since December of last year; there are about 60 of them in the archive, and they range from 45 to 70 minutes in length. If you’re looking to do a little episodic podcast binging, this may just be the catalog to take on.
This show handily caters to the old Loveline fans, and the newer Carolla Show set simultaneously. If you’re either, and you haven’t checked out The Adam and Dr. Drew Show, you’ve got some catching up to do.