Dopamine Dupe

You know that thing where everything is terrible, but then Dreams by The Cranberries comes on and suddenly everything is fine? That's Dopamine Dupe! It's the songs that bring you back from the brink // the SSRI of radio shows // your musical alternative to a labotomy. No genre, no gender, no thoughts, just vibes. Tune in, besties!

Past Episodes

  • Dopamine Dupe - Episode 33 Aired: Thursday, February 22, 2024

    Grab those sunnies, Dupe Nation. There are few things in this world that deliver a stronger surge of dopamine than that first glimpse of sunshine after a long-ass stretch of grey, and tonight we're chasing that high by spinnin' songs dripping in that sunshiny feeling. Enjoy the thaw!!

  • Dopamine Dupe - Episode 32 Aired: Thursday, February 15, 2024

    On the radio equivalent of Margot Robbie's Cowgirl Barbie costume, we're spinning non-stop Women of Country bangers here on DD. From Loretta & Dolly to Gaga & Yoncé, we've got a full hour of dopamine & rhinestones, so yee - and I cannot stress this enough - haw! ✨


  • Dopamine Dupe - Episode 31 Aired: Thursday, February 1, 2024

    This episode is dedicated to all the special like-minded souls out there who also only suffer through the Big Game to get to the costumes, choreography, and unapologetic pageantry after Q2 <3 This week, DJ Dad returns to Dopamine Dupe Drafts to duke it out in our closest battle yet, the best of the Superbowl Halftime Show. And this one's extra jam-packed with factoids, trivia (only some of it is football-themed, promise), and best of all, loud opinions!

  • Dopamine Dupe - Episode 30 Aired: Thursday, January 25, 2024

    Where we're going, we don't need roads (but we DO need to be plugged into an outlet, this battery is toast). On this extra special time capsule show, we're DJing an entire hour exclusively off of DJ She/They's miraculously-still-alive circa-2009 MacBook. We poke around in this pristinely preserved iTunes library to see what gems we can find, while romanticizing the days of Busch Lights in ur SUNY dorm under the Obama administration :') Vintage volume button sounds included!

  • Dopamine Dupe - Episode 29 Aired: Thursday, January 11, 2024

    This week DJ She/They is joined by dear pal of the show DJ Space Heater to slow down a bit & wax poetic about what it means to winter (/verb) in this dark grey snow globe we call home. We chat a bit about Katherine May's book "Wintering" (okay book club!!), lean deep into catharses, and eulogize the special cats in our lives we've said goodbye to in the quiet of a Rochester January. Get out ur heated blankets besties & cozy up for a perfect lil soundtrack to ur seasonal affective disorder.

  • Dopamine Dupe - Episode 28 Aired: Thursday, January 11, 2024

    In an extra special episode only an unemployed person could make, DJ She/They has toiled (toiled!!!) over an unbroken chain of tasty jams that each connect to the next. This ones for you, Kevin Bacon <3

  • Dopamine Dupe - Episode 27 Aired: Thursday, January 4, 2024

    HAPPY FREAKIN' NEW YEAR, DUPERS! A veritable War of the Worlds situation returns to the airwaves with a guess-the-theme hour so groan-inducing even DJ She/They briefly forgot it 5 minutes into the show. Cheers to a gorgeously silly new year of dopamine-rich tunage way out right here!

  • Dopamine Dupe - Episode 26 Aired: Thursday, December 28, 2023

    Can I ask you a question...? Y'all ready to dupe? Wanna spin some question songs with DJ She/They & Mommy City? How about answering some hard-hitting pillow-talk-qs? Have ya hit the play button yet???

  • Dopamine Dupe - Episode 25 Aired: Thursday, December 14, 2023

    Do you love Christmas music, fun factoids, and unnecessary rules? Well, have I got the episode for you! Last week we may have been blue, but tonight we're dialing the Christmas spirit up to 11. On a very merry Dopamine Dupe Drafts battle, amidst discussions of Rochester's undeniable holiday influence, the confluence of kitsch & social commentary, and deep regret over self-imposed contest parameters, DJ Dad is back in the studio to see if his playlist of original Xmas jams can take down the current reigning champ.

  • Dopamine Dupe - Episode 24 Aired: Thursday, December 7, 2023

    Hot take: maybe...perhaps...the Grinch was on to something. Christmas kinda sucks, right?? On this holly jolly special episode of Dopamine Dupe, DJ She/They taps into her SadGirl (tm) roots, and we trade in the SSRIs for an hour of Phoebe, Merle, Sufjan, and straight-up kvetching about the happiest time of the year. Ditch the compulsive merriment, tap into your inner Scrooge, and cozy up for a moody hour of Christmas catharsis!