Salon2 035 – “ICEERS & Plant Medicines”

Guest speaker: Benjamin De Loenen PROGRAM NOTES: Year this lecture was recorded: 2017 In today’s podcast Benjamin De Loenen, the founder of ICEERS (International Center for Ethnobotanical Education Research and Service), talks about things that led him to start this organization, which comes to the defense of plants and is dedicated to sharing the science […]

Salon2 034 – “Psychedelic Chemistry”

Guest speaker: Dave Nichols PROGRAM NOTES: Year this lecture was recorded: 2017 As the founding president of the Heffter Research Institute, a chemist who crafted some of the most important research molecules of this generation and a leader in the psychedelic community, we’re pleased to present an interview with Dr. David Nichols. He talks about […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Salon2-023 – “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, […]

Salon2 020 – “New Drugs and Safe Parties”

Guest speaker: Mitchell Gomez PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: 2017 Mitchell Gomez of DanceSafe walks us through what is happening with drugs in the wild and what his organization is doing to reduced harm at festivals, parties and other psychoactive gatherings of the tribe. On the street today, MDMA is strong, ketamine is […]

Salon2 018 – “Drug Laws”

Guest speaker: Mark Haden PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: July 2017 It’s rare to meet someone eager to tackle the law but in this interview with Mark Haden, the Executive Director of MAPS Canada, he wrestles with the thorniest problem of all: how to regulate these drugs. You can see more about him […]

Salon2 -017 – “The Case for Cognitive Liberty”

Guest speaker: Casey Hardison   PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: July 4, 2017 This week we feature the underground chemist and cognitive liberty hero Casey Hardison. He served almost 10 years in the UK on drug charges, but now he’s free and sharing his story from the Shulgin Farm on the Fourth of […]