Podcast 661 – “Psychedelia: History, Science, and Mysticism”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: November 16, 2020 Guest speakers: Pat Murphy and Charlie Grob Today’s podcast features an interview in the Live Salon with filmmaker Pat Murphy and psychedelic researcher Dr. Charles Grob. During the course of the conversation the conversation drifted into several interesting tributaries. However, the […]

Podcast 658 – “Legal Questions and Answers”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: September 28, 2020 Guest speaker: Gary Smith Today’s podcast features attorney Gary Smith who has just published a major compendium of drug laws in the United States as well as in several other nations. In this wide-ranging interview, which took place during a live […]

648 – “Terence McKenna and Social Distancing”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] “A person who does DMT once a year is a fanatically heavy user, I would say.” “One way of judging how toxic a drug, or a plant, is is to ask yourself the question ‘How long after I […]

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 639 – “Our Culture Was Our Politics”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Paul Krassner PROGRAM NOTES: Today’s podcast features one of the true heroes of the counterculture, Paul Krassner. In addition to leading the creation of our underground press, Paul was friends with important free-speech advocates such as Lenny Bruce and Abbie Hoffman. If you were alive during the so-called Sixties, […]

Podcast 637 – “Become the Bliss”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Ram Dass PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Ram Dass.] “I was addicted to the experience of being high. I was not addicted to the chemicals, but just to the state. I had touched something so pure, and so fulfilling, that I had to keep going back. And […]

Podcast 636 – “RAW’s Politics”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Robert Anton Wilson PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: September 1987. [NOTE: All quotations are by Robert Anton Wilson.] “I used to be a Libertarian, but they had too many rules.” “And by 1968 a Gallup Poll showed that 70% of the population were against war. There’s never […]

Podcast 634 – “The Birth of a New Humanity” – Part 3

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: October 2, 1992. [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] “Matter is becoming a fairly uncomfortable dimension for us to be in, and I daresay matter would probably be highly relieved to have us just move on so that the […]

Podcast 633 – “The Man Who Invented Bicycle Day”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Tom Roberts PROGRAM NOTES: Today’s podcast features a conversation from last Monday’s Live Salon with Thomas B. Roberts, Ph.D., who is a professor emeritus at Northern Illinois University. Tom not only began teaching the world’s first university catalog-listed psychedelics course in 1981, he is also a founding member of […]

Podcast 631 – “Tim Scully and Orange Sunshine”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Tim Scully PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: October 12, 2019. [NOTE: All quotations are by Tim Scully.] “The LSD experience doesn’t really carry a message with it. It’s an amplifier. And it’s much more dependent on set and setting than I believed at first. I should have […]