The Spencer Lodge Podcast takes Hollywood! For the first time ever, we’re bringing the show to America to interview the world’s most prolific thinkers and doers. Joining the show to kick off this exclusive series is Darren Prince – Sports & Celebrity Agent and an advocate for addiction and mental health recovery. Darren represents icons like Magic Johnson, Charlie Sheen, Hulk Hogan, Carmen Electra, and many others. But, behind his mega success, is a tragic story of childhood bullying, severe feelings of loneliness, substance abuse and an addiction problem. In this honest and revealing conversation, Darren shares how he overcame the most challenging times of his life and found his purpose through this struggle.
02:20 Darren’s experiences with childhood bullying
06:10 Darren’s first experiences with narcotics
14:07 How success impacted Darren’s use of narcotics and behaviour
17:59 The friendships that Darren fostered
23:19 Life after Darren’s baseball card business
32:00 Facing his drug addiction
41:40 Finding God
44:37 Various interventions
48:22 Can money buy happiness?
51:00 About Darren’s NPO Aiming High Foundation