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Salon2 028 - "Psychedelic Storytelling in Chicago"

Today's podcast features a great storytelling night from the Blue-Dot tour. Hosted by the Chicago Psychedelic Club, you can hear why we loved our stop in the Windy City.

Duration: 01:35:51

Salon2 027 - "Conversation with a Polymath"

Today's podcast from Salon2 features an interview with Dr. Bruce Damer in which, among other things, he discusses his work to uncover the ways in which life may have originated on Earth. Dr. Damer is associate researcher in the Department of Biomolecular Engineering at the University of California at Santa Cruz where he collaborated with Prof. David Deamer to develop and publish (in 2015) the Coupled Phases model for the origin of life and in 2016 the full conception of the Terrestrial...

Duration: 01:30:24

Salon2 026 - "CBD and Bluebird Botanicals"

Kevin Liebrock and Michael Harinen from Bluebird Botanicals tell us about their work producing high quality CBD oil that can be shipped to all fifty U.S. states. They answer some of the most commonly asked questions that people have about CBD. They also explain the process of producing whole plant extracts from Colorado hemp and discuss the ongoing involvement of the FDA, DEA and the Department of Agriculture in the cannabis industry.

Duration: 01:13:00

Salon2 025 - "Cannabis Pair O' Docs"

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 unusual states of the brain. . . . Then we hear from Frank Sacco, a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at William James College, who works with his father to create an online healing community for people wishing to explore the altered state of consciousness induced by cannabis for healing. Learn about their work and...

Duration: 01:21:08

Salon2 024 - "Cannabis Ceremonies"

After much work with cannabis, Becca Williams learned how to use it as a Spirit Plant medicine. She teaches people about the power of cannabis to heal traumas and now leads Cannabis Ceremonies in Denver, Colorado. Her work also includes excellent educational videos. Her Website, Straight Talk, is overflowing with content.

Duration: 00:56:15

Podcast 546 - "Insanity"

Today's podcast features a conversation held at the Esalen Institute on the evening of August 27, 1992 and led by Terence McKenna. The topic was insanity.

Duration: 02:24:10

Salon2-023 - "Mona Zhang's Cannabis News"

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 and New York. You may sign up for her excellent newsletter at The Word Tree

Duration: 00:52:32

Podcast 545 - "Current Research and Future Trends of Psychedelics, Stanford 2/3/91"

Today's podcast features a panel discussion that took place at a psychedelic conference that was held at Stanford University in February of 1991, which is before the World Wide Web came into existence. At the time, conferences such as this were the primary means of communicating information about psychedelics to the public-at-large. Participants were: Bruce Eisner, David Nichols, Rick Doblin, Charles Grob, Richard Yensen, and Dr. Timothy Leary who, in addition to his own comments, also...

Duration: 02:29:24

Salon2 -022 "Psycho-Tech with Dr. Roberts"

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, Boosting Intelligence, and Raising Values" is a valuable addition to any explorer's bookshelf and his approach to psychedelic scholarship envisions the future of creative thinking fostered by these old tools.

Duration: 01:10:28

Salon2 -021 "Tipper Stage's Harm Prevention"

For this entry in the Psychedelic History Project, here are three short lectures from the stage of the Tipper and Friends festival in Florida. Mitchell Gomez of DanceSafe starts with his work in festival harm reduction, Lex Pelger talks about psychoactive storytelling, and Margie Weiss-Hoffman. She became an activist about the use of confidential informants after her daughter was murdered in a police sting gone wrong.

Duration: 00:45:01

Salon2 -020 "New Drugs and Safe Parties"

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 cut, and fentanyl is everywhere. Mitchell also explains more about DanceSafe's drug education, harm reduction and reagent testing services.

Duration: 01:06:38

Salon2 -019 "Wild Bill Radacinski"

Wild Bill knows no bounds. A native of Queens and an explorer of psychedelic space, he is an old friend of Lorenzo who has some interesting experiences to share.

Duration: 01:12:15

Salon2 -018 "Drug Laws"

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.

Duration: 01:10:30

Salon2 -017 "The Case for Cognitive Liberty"

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 July.

Duration: 01:39:42

Salon2 016 - "Psychedelic Stories from Victoria"

For convincing your relatives about the power of MDMA, have them listen to the first story in this episode and then read this article where Oprah's senior editor reports on the healing and then tries it herself: Inside the Investigation: Can MDMA Heal Psychological Trauma?

Duration: 01:39:29

Salon2 015 - "Mary Porter's Peyote Church"

Around the kitchen table, we hear from the powerhouse Mary Porter, a Native woman who, after her wild years staying away from the medicine, founded the Looking Glass Peyote Church. The episode ends with hearing from a discriminating young veteran about his experience, through Mary, finally finding a teacher and a path.

Duration: 01:05:18

Salon2 014 - "Psymposia Stories from Los Angeles"

Psymposia hopes that you enjoy these stories from Los Angeles. Besides the police officer Michael Wood and UltraCulture's Jason Louv and an array of other storytellers who have fathomed hell or soared angelic. This episode ends with one of the most powerful stories we have ever heard on on our stage. Also there is an announcement about the Psychedelic History Project for which Lex Pelger will be archiving this summer in order to save a unique treasure trove acquired by Dr. Timothy Leary...

Duration: 01:11:21

Podcast 543 - "Working With Medicinal Plants"

Today's podcast features a conversation between Shonagh Home and Erin Rivera Merriman who is an Esoteric Women's Health Practitioner, Plant Spirit Medicine Practitioner, Priestess, Oracle, Artist, and Mother. Erin has taught art to Brooklyn teens, volunteered as an Interfaith Chaplain in maximum security New York City prison, led women’s ceremonial circles and organized retreats with indigenous teachers since 2007.

Duration: 01:56:33

Salon2 013- "Pallamary's Paths of Shamanism"

After hearing from Matt Pallamary at the San Diego storytelling in last week's episode, here's an interview with him about the tools of shamanism applied to writing, the pitfalls of gurus and his many stories and lessons from his decades spent diving deep into the many paths of shamanism.

Duration: 01:10:16

Salon2 012- "Psychedelic Stories from San Diego"

Here's the storytelling session from San Diego. It's an especially powerful gathering thanks to the Aware Project creating community there. Plus, lucky story #7 comes from Lorenzo himself and includes a great history on the importance of the talks in Palenque, Mexico.

Duration: 02:06:12

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