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Doomed Planet

Feb 21, 2020

#010: An army of ghostwriters have churned out dozens of books on behalf of rock meatheads - they are all bad.

ALSO: Megadeth's Dave Mustaine. Predictable tales of excess from some dudes who were in Ratt.

Feb 14, 2020

#009: From 1890 until 1908 opium imported from Asia was refined in Canada and then smuggled to Seattle. The result: big profits and satisfied customers. Racist newspapers covered the action.

ALSO: Podcast shout-out: Michael Moore's Rumble (yes!). Facebook sobriety (Hell yeah!). Jim Belushi's Blues Brothers branded...

Feb 6, 2020

#008: Tacoma chef and minister Jeff Smith sold millions of books and had a hit TV show, but when multiple victims of his sexual abuse came forward his career was destroyed and he was forced to pay millions. He died a lonely and broken man.

Jan 31, 2020

#007: Influential rock percussionist Carmine Appice wrote an autobiography called "Stick It." It's not about drumming.

Jan 24, 2020

#006: Teenagers at Chief Sealth International High School saw his body before the medical examiner took it away. We knew him when he was alive: musician in the early Seattle grunge scene, cultivator of pot and mushrooms, fast driver of vans, gentle giant, lover of cats. R.I.P.