Few syndicated radio shows have permeated popular culture and achieved as great a standing as Loveline. Launched in 1983 and still running today, Loveline likely ranks as the foremost sexual health and relationship advice show. The show ballooned in popularity between 1996 and 2005 when it was hosted by Adam Carolla and Drew Pinsky, comedian and board certified physician respectively. Loveline’s ability to be comedic, somber, and at times touching made it some of the most striking radio on air, and even its oldest episodes remain remarkable today.
This best-of showcases some of the best moments from January, February, and March 2001. Within Carolla and Pinsky deal with all manner of addicts, victims, and victimizers. But the show also has its funny sides—a caller witnesses his nephew having sex with a canine, a man from Detroit is shot while making out, a female caller thinks orgasms should last half an hour and is disappointed to find out they don’t, and a bevy of crank calls are busted by Pinsky and Carolla’s Spidey-senses.
Listen to a sample of this episode.
0:03:00 – Clips from January 2001
2:21:00 – Clips from February 2001
3:13:00 – Clips from March 2001
Loveline was a production of Westwood One and KROQ. All clips in this episode are the property of those parties. It was produced by Ann Wilkins-Ingold. The percentage of the original show in this episode is approximately 5% (4hrs 43min/93hrs 45min). This episode has been mastered at 56kbp/s, below the original audio quality of the shows available to us. Compression is used to reduce file sizes. The difference in audio quality is negligible if not unrecognizable. Timestamp notes are available here.
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Pray it Goes OK – Rockstar Games
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Adam Carolla got his break after an accomplished but low paying career as a carpenter. Days prior to his thirtieth birthday he met Jimmy Kimmel, marking the start of a long and successful comedic partnership. In 1995 he was hired to co-host teen relationship and health advice show Loveline with Dr. Drew Pinsky. There he developed his public image: a witty, intelligent, and thoughtful comedian that was always right and was always baffled by idiocy of those around him. In late 2005 he left the KROQ studios to found his morning radio show at KLSX, The Adam Carolla Show.
Dr. Drew Pinsky joined Loveline in 1984 while still a medical student at USC, appearing on the show alongside host Jim Trenton. In 1992 Loveline went from a Sunday night show to airing five days a week. Pinsky stuck with the show, originally getting paid nothing, and then getting paid very little. In 1993 Trenton was replaced by Riki Rachtman, and in 1996 Rachtman gave way to Adam Carolla. Pinsky spent ten years doing Loveline with Carolla, forging a strong friendship with the comedian. Pinsky still hosts Loveline today and mans his own television shows on HLN, VH1, and The CW.
Row A (left to right): Marcel Daniels, Bruce Heischober
Row A (left to right): David Alan Basche, Chester Bennington, Matt Besser,
Row B: Cyrus Bolooki, Orville Burrell, Eric Dane, Christian Duguay
Row C: Chad Gilbert, Bobcat Goldthwaite, Joe Hahn, Bonnie-Jill Laflin
Row D: Katherine LaNasa, Andy Luker, Bill Maher, Jeremy McGrath
Row E: Jay McGraw, Jordan Pudnik, Ian Roberts, Shannon Roghair
Row F: Mike Shinoda, Lindsay Sloane, Shawnee Smith, Bonnie Somerville
Row G: Matt Walsh
Not pictured: Brandi Bagley, Rose Fernandez