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 562 – “What It’s Like To Be Loaded”

Follow Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna “Psychedelics are like any other social phenomenon. There are a lot of wannabes. There are a lot of people who are along for the ride.” “I want to talk about what to my mind is the quintessential hallucinogen, […]

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 559 – “Complexity and Meaning”

Follow Lorenzo on Patreon.com Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: March 10, 1996 [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna “This synesthesia thing seems to be the direction in which language has to go in order to be universal. It has to be beheld, acoustical signals don’t do it.” “No […]

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 553 – “The Origin and Future of Life”

Guest speaker: Bruce Damer PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: August 31, 2017 Today’s podcast features the 2017 Palenque Norte Lecture by Dr. Bruce Damer. As he describes the life-long journey that has led him to search for the origin of life on Earth, you may be surprised at how forthcoming he is about […]

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 […]

Podcast 551 – “Women in Cannabis”

Guest speakers: Annie Oak and friends PROGRAM NOTES: Today’s podcast features a panel of distinguished women, all of whom are participating in various ways in the burgeoning new world of legal cannabis growing, distribution, and education. The panel assembled on the last evening in August at the 2017 Burning Man Festival, where they spoke in […]

Podcast 550 – “FDA Approved Phase 3 MDMA/PTSD Research”

Guest speaker: Rick Doblin PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: September 1, 2017 Today we feature the 2017 Palenque Norte Lecture delivered by the founder of the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies, Rick Doblin. In this wide ranging talk, besides an update about the recent FDA approval for MAPS’ major Phase 3 study of […]