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Great Moments in Weed History w/ Abdullah and Bean

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n each episode, co-hosts Abdullah Saeed and David Bienenstock highlight a new culture hero, covering everything from the night Willie Nelson smoked a joint on the roof of the White House to Maya Angelou’s life-changing first time getting stoned, Carl Sagan’s weed-fueled scientific epiphanies, and the compelling evidence that Jesus performed healing miracles by infusing THC into his Holy Anointing Oil.

n each episode, co-hosts Abdullah Saeed and David Bienenstock highlight a new culture hero, covering everything from the night Willie Nelson smoked a joint on the roof of the White House to Maya Angelou’s life-changing first time getting stoned, Carl Sagan’s weed-fueled scientific epiphanies, and the compelling evidence that Jesus performed healing miracles by infusing THC into his Holy Anointing Oil.
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n each episode, co-hosts Abdullah Saeed and David Bienenstock highlight a new culture hero, covering everything from the night Willie Nelson smoked a joint on the roof of the White House to Maya Angelou’s life-changing first time getting stoned, Carl Sagan’s weed-fueled scientific epiphanies, and the compelling evidence that Jesus performed healing miracles by infusing THC into his Holy Anointing Oil.

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English


Episodes

Bob Dylan Gets The Beatles High For The First Time (Season 1, Episode 12)

5/29/2018
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In 1964, Bob Dylan met The Beatles for the first time, and after a bit of awkward small talk, offered to share some of his marijuana. Based on a misheard lyric, Dylan assumed the Fab Four already blazed, but it turned out this would be their first time "turning on." And so begins our Season 1 finale, in which we explore one of the most iconic smoke sessions of all time.

Duration:00:42:28

RIP Dennis Peron—the Gay, Hippie, Combat Vet Who Legalized Medical Marijuana (Season 1, Episode 11)

5/22/2018
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Dennis Peron (1945-2018) first discovered the healing power of cannabis while serving in Vietnam. After smuggling two pounds of high-grade herb home from the front, he became a charismatic and defiant leader of San Francisco's medical cannabis and gay rights movements. A fiery street-fighting optimist, he suffered multiple stints in prison and even took a bullet in a police raid—all without ever giving up or backing down.

Duration:01:02:11

How Amsterdam Became an International Weed Haven (Season 1, Ep. 10)

5/15/2018
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Amsterdam has long been a safe haven for cannabis freedom, but few today remember the subversive, anarchistic, defiantly pro weed Dutch Provo movement (short for provocateurs), which used a mix of radical street theater and outrageous political pranks to expose the authorities as out of touch and incompetent, while bringing coffeeshops, seed banks, and legal cannabis to the Netherlands.

Duration:01:06:39

Brownie Mary Baked THC-Infused Treats for AIDS Patients and Told the Cops to F*ck Off (Season 1, Ep. 9)

5/8/2018
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Mary Jane Rathbun was already selling weed brownies in San Francisco when the AIDS crisis hit. So the self described "little old lady" started volunteering at hospitals and crisis centers, where she made her "magically delicious" treats available for free to those in desperate need. And when the cops tried to stop this mission of mercy, "Brownie Mary" had a simple message for the authorities: Go F*ck Yourself.

Duration:01:11:24

Hashish Arrives in Europe Via Napoleon's Egyptian Invasion (Season 1, Ep 8)

5/1/2018
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In 1798, Napoleon invaded Egypt in a failed attempt to install colonial rule. French soldiers did succeed in enthusiastically adopting the local custom of consuming hashish, a practice with a long, storied history in the Islamic world. When the occupation ended, they brought a taste for cannabis home that lead directly to the formation of Paris’s famed Club des Hashischins, where Alexandre Dumas, Victor Hugo, Honoré de Balzac, and Charles Baudelaire drank coffee laced with weed and got...

Duration:00:56:52

A Weed Smuggler's Inspiring Tale of Life After Prison (Season 1, Ep. 7)

4/24/2018
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After 29 years in lock-up on a first-time cannabis smuggling charge, Robert "Black Tuna" Platshorn published his memoirs of bringing in planeloads of Santa Marta Gold from Colombia and getting snared in one of the DEA's earliest operations. Then America's longest serving prisoner in the War on Marijuana dedicated himself to pushing for legalization, with a surprising twist.

Duration:00:51:49

4/20 Started w/ a Treasure Map to a Weed Garden (Season 1, Episode 6)

4/17/2018
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Every year on April 20th (4/20), cannabis lovers celebrate their favorite plant with festivals, protests, marches, and smoke-outs great and small. But what are the grassroots origins of this high holiday? And how did it spread around the world?

Duration:01:02:02

Carl Sagan and His Best Bud Get Blazed and Save the Universe (Season 1, Ep 5)

4/10/2018
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In 1967, Harvard Medical School professor Dr. Lester Grinspoon set out to research marijuana sufficiently enough to convince his best friend—famed astronomer Carl Sagan—to stop smoking weed all the time. But after making a fateful trip to the library, Grinspoon returned convinced the case against Mary Jane was all lies and propaganda. So Lester and Carl began enthusiastically exploring the cannabis "Cosmos" together, igniting the medical cannabis movement and sparking many stoned...

Duration:01:04:50

Fela Kuti Takes an Expensive Sh*t (Season 1, Ep 4)

4/3/2018
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A legendary figure in the music world, Fela Kuti is best known for inventing Afro Beat, battling the Nigerian government, declaring his own sovereign nation, and loudly proclaiming his love of cannabis. Join Abdullah and Bean for the story of his greatest triumph over the cops!

Duration:01:06:31

Did Jesus Use Cannabis to Perform Healing Miracles? (Season 1, Ep 3)

3/27/2018
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Jesus didn’t smoke weed. But is it possible cannabis was the key ingredient in the Holy Anointing Oil used by Christ and his disciples to perform healing miracles? Join Abdullah and Bean for a deep dive into an herbal mystical mystery of Biblical proportions.

Duration:01:09:40

Maya Angelou Smokes Some "Grifa" (Season 1, Ep 2)

3/20/2018
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Famed poet, memoirist and civil rights icon Maya Angelou had a profoundly life altering experience the first time she smoked some “grifa”—in 1946, with two lesbian prostitutes she met while working as a waitress. “I learned new postures and developed new dreams,” Angelou wrote of her cannabis muse. “From a natural stiffness I melted into a grinning tolerance. For the first time, life amused me.”

Duration:01:02:58

Willie Nelson Gets High on the Roof of the White House (Season 1, Ep 1)

2/15/2018
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From his first toke in West Texas in 1954, to the joint he's most definitely puffing on right now, Willie Nelson has been America's ultimate weed icon for over sixty years. So in our premiere episode, Bean tells Abdullah about the time the Red Headed Stranger smoked a "fat Austin torpedo" on the roof of the White House.

Duration:01:02:24