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Michael Benanav – From the Bronx to the Sahara

Michael Benanav is a writer and photographer who traveled with nomads through the Himalayas and the Sahara desert. His books capture the human struggle of remote cultures in unfamiliar settings. http://michaelbenanav.com/albums https://www.amazon.com/Michael-Benanav/e/B004N1NXRY http://traditionalculturesproject.org/ourteam


Kayvan Khalatbari – A Candidate for Cannabis

Kayvan Khalatbari is running for mayor of Denver, Colorado. He helped decriminalize cannabis possession in Denver in 2005 and is a successful businessman. His campaign is all about seizing economic opportunities for the city and mobilizing those who have been trampled by the drug war and inequality. http://www.kayvanfordenver.com from BlueBird Botanicals // Music from Brett […]


Kim Hewitt – Psychedelics and American Culture

Dr. Kim Hewitt is a professor of American Culture and represents that rare pinnacle of an academic researcher who knows how to listen to people. She talks to Lex about psychedelic feminism, body modification as a rite of passage, and the history of psychedelic culture. Dr. Hewitt studies American culture, consciousness, psychiatric history, body studies, […]


Heather Thompson and Indra Lusero – Birth Justice

Today’s interview is about the rights of women during pregnancy, and whether new mothers should be persecuted for having substances like cannabis in their bloodstream during pregnancy. Lex speaks with molecular biologist Heather Thompson, and attorney Indra Lusero. They run a birth justice organization called Elephant Circle. They tell Lex about their work, their values, […]


Alice O’Leary Randall – First Lady of Medical Marijuana

Alice O’Leary-Randall was part of the driving force behind legalizing medical marijuana. When her husband used marijuana for his glaucoma it got him in legal trouble, launching Alice’s crusade to bring medicinal marijuana into the public consciousness and the law. https://aliceolearyrandall.wordpress.com/ http://aliceolearyrandall.com/ https://aliceswanderland.com/ www.maryspubs.com   from BlueBird Botanicals // Music from Brett Van Donsel // […]