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 […]

Podcast 535 – “Salvia Divinorum and Other Plants”

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: August 6, 1998 Today’s podcast features an August 6, 1998 talk about Salvia Divinorum given by Terence McKenna at the Esalen Institute. In addition to many interesting facts that Terence presents about Salvia, he tells how Daniel Siebert became the first person to identify […]

Podcast 512 – “California’s Prop 64 is a TRAP”

Guest speakers: Ellen Brown, Letitia Pepper, & Lorenzo PROGRAM NOTES: Today’s podcast features insights from Ellen Brown and Latitia Pepper in regards to California’s upcoming ballot measure Proposition 64. As you will hear, this measure will eliminate the current medical marijuana laws in the state. And while anyone over the age of 21 will be […]

Podcast 510 – “Do Psychedelics Matter?”

Guest speaker: Professor David Nutt PROGRAM NOTES: Today’s podcast features the 2016 talk that Professor David Nutt gave at the annual Glastonbury Festival. His topic was “Do psychedelics matter?”. Although demonised, and attracting severe criminal penalties for users during the half century of the “war on drugs”, psychedelics are now undergoing a renaissance – both […]

Podcast 509 – “The Pharmacratic Inquisition”

Guest speaker: Jonathan Ott PROGRAM NOTES: In today’s podcast Jonathan Ott unfolds a parade of history setting out the use and prohibition of psychedelic medicines throughout the course of human history. Although this talk was originally given at a 1996 entheobotany conference, it remains as current as if it were given yesterday. After Jonathan describes […]

Podcast 488 – “MDMA The Movie”

Guest speaker: Emanuel Sferios PROGRAM NOTES: Today’s podcast features a conversation that Lorenzo had with Emanuel Sferios, the founder of DanceSafe and the producer of “MDMA The Movie”. In addition to discussing the movie that Emanuel is producing their conversation included a discussion of the way young people now perceive the differences between MDMA, Ecstasy, […]

Podcast 487 – “Mainstreaming Psychedelics”

Guest speaker: Rick Doblin PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Rick Doblin.] “We need to move to a post-prohibition world.” “The spiritual/mystical experience has profound implications of the kind that we need now.” “Not in our studies only, but world wide there have now been over 1,100 people who have taken pure MDMA in […]

Podcast 482 – “Help Save Ross Ulbricht & Internet Freedom”

Guest speaker: Grover Norquist PROGRAM NOTES: Today’s podcast comes in two parts. We begin with the Palenque Norte Lecture that Grover Norquist gave at the 2015 Burning Man Festival. This talk was actually in the form of a question and answer session in which the somewhat liberal audience found several areas in which they held […]