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Netflix’s ‘Have a Good Trip’ Director Donick Cary

Emmy-winning Writer, Producer, and Director Donick Cary is this week’s special guest on The Green Rush! Well know around the television and film industry for having written for TV staples like The David Letterman Show, The Simpsons, Silicon Valley and Parks and Recreation, Donick is also the writer and director for the Netflix hit, ‘Have a Good Trip’. Mixing comedy with a thorough investigation of psychedelics, ‘Have a Good Trip’ explores the pros, cons, science, history, future, pop cultural impact, and cosmic possibilities of hallucinogens. The documentary also includes some of the best psychedelic trip stories from celebrities like Sting, Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller, A$AP Rocky and late greats Carrie Fisher and Anthony Bourdain.

Our host Lewis sat down the Donick to discuss his film in greater depth including what drew his attention to psychedelics, his inspiration for developing a documentary around stories of psychedelic trips (and how he sold that idea to Netflix), his own introduction to psychedelics and whether or not he’s turning to psychedelics to help him deal with the anxiety caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Donick is one of the most talented writers in Hollywood and it was a real treat to have him join us to discuss his journey. 

So don’t sit back, lean forward and enjoy! 

Filmaker and Writer Donick Cary

Emmy-winning Writer, Producer, and Director Donick Cary got his start writing for Late Night with David Letterman. He continued writing for Dave at The Academy Awards (but not the Oprah-Uma joke) and served as both Head Writer and “The Guy in the Bear Suit” on Late Show with David Letterman. After five years in late night, Cary moved to The Simpsons, where he served as a Co-Executive Producer for seasons seven through eleven, winning an Emmy and penning many memorable episodes including “D’oh-in in The Wind,” “In Marge We Trust,” (Mr. Sparkle) and “Hell Toupee”  (Homer gets the hair transplants of a killer). 

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This episode was hosted by Lewis Goldberg of KCSA Strategic Communications.

Special thanks to our Executive Producer Nick Opich and Program Director Shea Gunther.

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