Podcast 655 – “Datura Tips from a Psychedelic Sailor”

Guest speaker: Rio Hahn PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: August 13, 2020 Today’s program features a recent conversation in the live salon with Rio Hahn. He is an explorer, photographer/filmmaker, and author. Popularly known by the sobriquet “Rio,” given to him during his Amazon River explorations. He is a Fellow of the Royal […]

Podcast 654 – “Bitcoin Is Psychedelic”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Brandon Quittem PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: July 13, 2020. Today’s podcast features Brandon Quittem whose essay, “Bitcoin is the Mycelium of Money” provided us with a launching pad for a lively discussion about ways in which the world’s financial system may experience turbulence brought about by […]

Podcast 649 – “Shamans of the Global Village” Episode 2

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speakers: Niles Heckman and Rak Razam PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: April 6, 2020 Today’s podcast features an audio recording of last Monday evening’s live salon. Our guests were film makers Niles Heckman and Rak Razam who were with us to talk about the second film in their […]

Podcast 647 – “Why Burning Man”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Android Joines PROGRAM NOTES: This Palenque Norte Lecture was recorded at Burning Man in August 2019. “Burning Man is like a handicap Olympics for art. Everybody gets a medal. There’s no bar at all. The bar went away. Anything fits in. And we realize the handicap that all of […]

Podcast 646 – “Big Tech Needs A Conscience”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Corey Doctorow PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: August 2019 [NOTE: All quotations are by Corey Doctorow.] “What like-buttons mainly do is collect data about you.” “If you know something about people, you can lie to them better” “In a walled-garden that’s what it’s all about. It’s not […]

Private Podcasts

Our Private Salon Podcasts on Patreon are now online. Over the years, I’ve acquired a lot of talks that, for one reason or another, don’t get published. But I’ve been thinking that I would hate to see these talks lost forever. Unfortunately, I don’t have the time required to edit these talks to correct background […]

Podcast 645 “Shamanism & Cognitive Liberty”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speakers: Eric Cifani and Chris Grasso PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: August 2019. Today’s podcast features a Palenque Norte Lecture that was presented at Burning Man last August. This presentation was given by long-time friend and supporter of the salon, Eric Cifani. With Eric is Chris Grasso, who […]

Podcast 643 – “Journeys to the Edge of Consciousness”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Rob Harper PROGRAM NOTES: Date this live salon was recorded: February 3, 2020. Today’s podcast features a recording from last Monday’s live salon where our guest was Rob Harper, the creator of a new documentary titled “Journeys to the Edge of Consciousness.” The film features three men whose psychedelic […]

Podcast 640 – #ThankYouPlantMedicine

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Glenn Irving PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: January 13, 2020. Today’s podcast features an interview with Glenn Irving who is a volunteer with the project known as #ThankYouPlantMedicine. As the project’s title tells you, this is a world-wide effort to spread the word about ways in which […]

Podcast 638 – “Replanting Ayahuasca”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Sophia Rokhlin PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: December 16, 2019. Today’s podcast features a conversation that took place in the Live Salon a few weeks ago with Sohpia Rokhlin. Sophia is an author, speaker and nonprofit organizer from New York City. Through engaged botany and ecology, she […]