Podcast 548 – “The Politics of Electronics”

Guest speaker: Cory Doctorow PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: August 2017 Today’s podcast features the 2017 Palenque Norte Lecture by Cory Doctorow. In this talk, which was given during the Burning Man Festival, Cory walks us through some of the current issues having an impact on our ability to have our thoughts and […]

Salon2 031 – “The Sacred Cactus”

Guest speaker: Sergey Baranov PROGRAM NOTES: Year this lecture was recorded: 2017 The path to peyote for a Russian seeker named Sergey Baranov. Throughout communities spanning the Americas, Sergey explored plant medicines and even faced a near-death experience before finally settling in Peru and founding the ‘Cactus House’ where he now leads ceremonies. Sergey Baranov’s […]

Salon2 030 – “Wars ON Drugs”

Guest speaker: John Dolan PROGRAM NOTES: Year this lecture was recorded: 2017 Today’s podcast features an interview with John Dolan, who is well known as the “War Nerd”. Additionally, he has another alter ego as the writer Gary Brecher. The War Nerd podcast covers a wild amount about the history along with speculations about the […]

Podcast 547 – “A House Divided Against Itself”

Guest speaker: Gore Vidal PROGRAM NOTES: Today’s podcast features a lecture by Gore Vidal about the true history of the U.S. presidency. Also included is a brief bit by George Carlin where he explains why America is always at war. And Lorenzo explains in detail why he believes that the USA is already a failed […]

Salon2 -028 – “Psychedelic Storytelling in Chicago”

PROGRAM NOTES: Year this lecture was recorded: 2017 Today’s podcast features a great storytelling night from the Blue-Dot tour. Hosted by the Chicago Psychedelic Club, you can hear why we loved our stop in the Windy City. You can join the Chicago Psychedelic Club Also: check out ‘The Journal of Humanistic Psychiatry’ For integration meetings […]

Salon2 025 – “Cannabis Pair O’ Docs”

Guest speakers: Matthew Markert and Frank Sacco PROGRAM NOTES: Year this lecture was recorded: 2017 For Marijuana Month, this week is our Cannabis “Paradox” Pair o’ Docs episode. Dr. Matthew Markert shares thoughts about cannabis, epilepsy and the brain. As an MD/PhD interested in altered states of consciousness, he chose epilepsy as a way to study […]

Salon2 024 – “Cannabis Ceremonies”

Guest speaker: Becca Williams PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: 2017 After much work with cannabis, Becca Williams learned how to use it as a Spirit Plant medicine. She teaches people about the power of cannabis to heal traumas and now leads Cannabis Ceremonies in Denver, Colorado. Her work also includes excellent educational videos. […]

Podcast 546 – “Insanity”

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: August 27, 1992 [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna “What I’m always afraid of is that I’ll be ostracized, except that it will be entirely deserved. . . . Disgraced! . . . Did you hear how this guy ended up?” “Even as […]

Salon2-023 – “Mona Zhang’s Cannabis News”

Guest speaker: Mona Zhang PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: 2017 Mona Zhang writes an important newsletter about cannabis, where she gives us an update on news around the weed world and what she saw in the smoking scenes of Beijing, London & New York. You may sign up for her excellent newsletter at […]

Salon2 022 – “Psycho-Tech with Dr. Roberts”

Guest speaker: Dr. Thomas B. Roberts PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: 2017 Dr. Thomas Roberts is one of the most forward thinking people in the field of psychedelics. This interview covers his experiences leading up to the idea of psycho-technologies. His book, “The Psychedelic Future of the Mind: How Entheogens Are Enhancing Cognition, […]