Podcast 566 – “A Tribe of Selves”

Follow Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: April 1993 [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna “I think it’s important to talk about and analyze your experience. There is no communication, even within the confines of your own mind, if you can’t describe what’s going on.” “The […]

Podcast 565 – “John Perry Barlow Tribute”

Follow Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speakers: John Perry Barlow, John Gilmore, Cory Doctorow PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: November 17, 2006 Today we pay tribute to the late John Perry Barlow, lyricist for the Grateful Dead, co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and an important leader in the struggle to keep the Internet […]

Podcast 564 – “Plants and Mind (Part 2-Chimpanzee or Bonobo)”

Follow Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: April 1993 [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna “And that’s what we are now, semi-human. We’re capable of enormous acts of kindness and appalling acts of brutality.” “All of our institutions have been built up on the assumption of […]

Podcast 563 – “Plants and Mind” (Part 1)

Follow Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: April 1993 [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] “I think the great overlooked factor in any model of human evolution, and indeed of evolutionary models of many other species, is we have not given enough emphases to diet.” “What […]

Podcast 561 – “Psychedelics and Artificial Intelligence”

Follow Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: April 1999 [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna “The electronic media and the psychedelics work together in a peculiar way to accentuate archaic values, values which are counter to the print constellated world.” “The shaman is like a designated […]

Podcast 558 – “Prophetic Painting”

Follow Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: August 1993 Today’s podcast features the last talk that Terence McKenna gave during his August of 1993 Scholar-in-Residence program at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California. His topic for the evening was the way in which artists like Bosch […]

Podcast 556 – “Coalitions for Liberty”

Follow Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Grover Norquist PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: August 29, 2017 [NOTE: All quotations are by Grover Norquist “The best coalitions come from the hard right and hard left. Center coalitions don’t get you anything except more of the same. Each of them are part of the status […]

Podcast 555 – “Drug Policy”

Follow Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: John Gilmore PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: September 1, 2017 [NOTE: All quotations are by John Gilmore] “The U.S. still has the world’s largest prison population in absolute numbers and per capita. We imprison more people than the next ten countries put together. It’s insane. It’s a […]

Podcast 554 – “How to Make it in Psychedelic Futurism”

Guest speakers: Daniel Pinchbeck and Michael Garfield PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: August 30, 2017 Today’s podcast features the author Daniel Pinchbeck and some friends at the 2017 Palenque Norte Lectures that were held during the Burning Man Festival. Besides discussing his books, ibogaine, and ecology, they also give us their thoughts about […]