Salon2 -029 – “Treating PTSD with MDMA”

Guest speakers: Michael and Annie Mithoefer PROGRAM NOTES: Year this lecture was recorded: 2017 Michael and Annie Mithoefer have been working for years to bring MDMA into the forefront as a treatment for PTSD. As a couple who works together holding space for these sessions, they share about what they learned of the promise 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 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 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 […]

Podcast 544 – “Biodiversity Is Biosecurity”

Guest speaker: Paul Stamets PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: August 2016 Today’s podcast features the 2016 Palenque Norte lecture by Paul Stamets, who is one of the leading mycologists in the world. In this talk Paul covers a wide range of knowledge about mushrooms and mycelium that will blow your mind. For anyone […]

Podcast 539 – “Novelty and Technology”

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: August 11, 1998 “Novelty theory has always said as the universe ages it becomes more and more complicated. Period.” -Terence McKenna In today’s podcast Terence McKenna talks about one of his most abiding interests, the increase of novelty/complexity in the universe. Along the way […]

Podcast 536 – “The Future of Art”

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: August 7, 1998 Today’s podcast continues with a series of lectures given by Terence McKenna at the Esalen Institute in early August 1998. It begins with Terence discussing ways in which he sees art evolving. Eventually he transitions into a discussion about the growth […]

Podcast 534 – “Drugs, Cultures, and the World Corporate State”

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: August 4,1998 [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna “The nation state is now on the ropes. It’s being replaced by something else, the world’s one thousand companies, the world corporate state.” “The interesting thing about the world corporate state is it has no […]