Full Potential, Now! Addiction Podcast, Episode 21 – Freddy Negrete, Part 2 – Recovery Through Art
Today’s episode of Full Potential, Now! is Part Two of Ted’s interview with tatoo pioneer Freddy Negrete, with help from author Steve Jones and poet Luis Rodriguez.
Please listen to Part One first!
This Week’s Ted Tool Resource
This week, we’re recommending two excellent books that provide an incredible amount of background on today’s guests. First, we commend Freddy Negrete and Steve Jones’ book Smile Now, Cry Later: Guns, Gangs, and Tattoos – My Life in Black and Gray, which tells a take that “takes Freddy from cholo gang member to evangelical preacher to Hollywood body art guru to addiction counselor”.
Next, check out poet and author Luis Rodriguez’ book It Calls You Back: An Odyssey through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing. A follow-up to Luis’ bestselling memoir Always Running, this book chronicles his harrowing journey from a drugged-out gang member to one of the most revered figures in Chicano literature.
Produced by Ted Izydor and John Praw Kruse. Music by Patrick Reinholz and John Praw courtesy Other Obscura.