Podcast 697 – “The Adventures of Casey Hardison”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Casey Hardison and Patreon Saloners PROGRAM NOTES: Today’s podcast features a recording from a recent Live Salon. As usual, the conversation was free-form and didn’t follow any script. One of the people who dropped by for the conversation was Casey Hardison, and his story captivated us. Links from this […]

Podcast 694 – The Art of Dying

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speakers: Ram Das and Dr. Kenneth Ring PROGRAM NOTES: Ram Das and a young Lorenzo Today’s podcast features two speakers, Ram Das and Dr. Kenneth Ring. Their topic is death! Unless you have come up with a plan to avoid dying, you may find some interesting observations from these talks. […]

Podcast 689 – McKenna at Esalen 1985 Part 2

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speakers: Terence McKenna, Dennis McKenna, Eduardo Luna, Kat Harrison PROGRAM NOTES: This is a recording of a workshop session at the Esalen Institute from August of 1985 featuring a conversation between three of the early pioneers of the psychedelic resurgence. The recording begins with Terence postulating the importance of pyschedelics […]

Podcast 680 – The Importance of Psychedelics

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speakers: Terence McKenna and Elizabeth Gips PROGRAM NOTES: This podcast is dedicated to long-time saloner MARJEAN McKENNA This is a recording, from 1985, of an interview that Elizabeth Gips conducted with Terence McKenna at his home. The interview begins, like most of the 1980s era McKenna interviews, with a detailed […]

Podcast 679 – The Psilocybin Connection

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Jahan Khamsehzadeh PROGRAM NOTES: Today’s podcast features a conversation with author Jahan Khamsehzadeh, whose recent book, The Psilocybin Connection, is a significant addition to our understanding of how psychedelic substances have aided humans throughout history and how they continue to do so. The book’s publisher says that it is, […]

Podcast 675 – “Psychedelic Law for the People”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speakers: Gary Smith, Sonia Martinez, Saumel Saks PROGRAM NOTES: Psychedelics are becoming more mainstream, but the law hasn’t caught up with the culture when it comes to accepting psychedelic lifestyles. In this podcast, we discuss ways the law is changing around psychedelics and how this affects the community, with topics […]

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 630 – “Sasha Shulgin’s Sidekicks” – 001

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speakers: Tania and Greg Manning PROGRAM NOTES: This lecture was recorded live in the salon on October 21, 2019. Today’s podcast features what I hope will be the first of many more visits with Tania and Greg Manning. In addition to assisting Sasha Shulgin during the final years of his […]

Podcast 628 – “Investigations of Life from Origin to End”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speakers: Bruce Damer and Charlie Grob PROGRAM NOTES: These lectures were recorded on Orcas Island during March of 2019.] This podcast features two interviews that I conducted last March at the Orcas Island Convergence. The first is a conversation that I had with Dr. Bruce Damer, and that is followed […]

Podcast 610 – “Beyond the Medical Model for Psychedelics”

Support Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speakers: Annie Oak and Ismail Ali PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: February 26, 2019. Thanks to the new wave of research, psychedelics are poised to soon have legal medical use. MDMA- and psilocybin-assisted therapy are entering their final trials with “breakthrough therapy” designation by the FDA. But what’s […]