Great Moments in Weed History

Great Moments in Weed History delves deep into humanity's 10,000+ year relationship with cannabis (a.k.a. marijuana) to explore the humor, heart, and historical importance of the planet's most revered and maligned plant. Hosted by Abdullah Saeed and David Bienenstock.

History
Comedy
TV & Film
1
Bean Told Tucker Carlson to STFU About Weed
31 min
2
The World's Best Rock Climbers Find a Crashed P...
59 min
3
How Growers Foiled the Cops in Humboldt County
50 min
4
We Get 'High & Mighty' w/ Jon Gabrus
43 min
5
7/10 SPECIAL: Psychedelic Surfers Invented Dabs
53 min
6
Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Weed (...
44 min
7
"Free Weed For Those in Need!"
54 min
8
Sour Diesel Put NYC on the Weed Map
47 min
9
Pot Brownies Have An Incredible Origin Story
52 min
10
How to Live Your Best Weed Life w/ Jessamyn Sta...
49 min
11
"I Sold Weed Cookies to Famous Comedians"
39 min
12
We Helped Judge A Prestigious Weed Contest!
49 min
13
Don't Trust the Same Authorities That Outlawed ...
28 min
14
Chemdog Scored Some Magic Beans on Grateful Dea...
47 min
15
Jack Herer Green Pilled the World
62 min
16
The True Story of 4/20
64 min
17
1st Annual Weed-A-Thon!
65 min
18
Big Tech Tries to Cancel Cannabis... The Hempir...
42 min
19
Japan Once Revered Cannabis (And Will Again)
39 min
20
The Hidden History of OG Kush
48 min
21
How to Land a Legal Weed Job (Like 420,000 Othe...
40 min
22
The Fight to Save Mom & Pop Weed Farms
29 min
23
Inside America's Only Magic Mushroom Church
35 min
24
Why Ricky Williams Chose Weed over Football
57 min
25
Reggae Legend Peter Tosh Gets Lit & Burns Down ...
55 min
26
Snoop Dogg's Producer vs. The Hip Hop Police
53 min
27
HOLIDAY SPECIAL: The Year in Weed! + Santa's a ...
115 min
28
The Commissioner of Cannabis is Cool AF
49 min
29
"Cannabis Saved My Child's Life"
49 min
30
Youth Revolt Against the Drug War
56 min
31
The Race to Preserve The World's Oldest Weed St...
57 min
32
Hippies and Freaks Created The Ideal Weed Fest
51 min
33
David Crosby: "I'm Just Another Stoner"
49 min
34
Weed vs. The Olympics w/ Ross Rebagliati
69 min
35
7/10 SPECIAL: Celebrating Hash's High Holiday w...
75 min
36
A Little Old Lady's Weed Brownies Changed The W...
65 min
37
How Medical Weed Healed The World
60 min
38
Cannabis Pride and Prejudice
45 min
39
Making "Dazed and Confused" w/ Jason London (ak...
63 min
40
Is Biden Gonna Legalize, or What?
44 min
41
4/20 SPECIAL - Game Changing Weed Strains
105 min
42
Gettin' High With Willie!
79 min
43
Billie Holiday vs. Harry J. Anslinger
An investigation of Harry J. Anslinger—America’s first “drug czar,” author of Marijuana: Assassin of Youth, and the man most responsible for the global prohibition of cannabis.
91 min
44
Santa's A Psychedelic Mushroom Shaman
57 min
45
John Lennon Was A Weed DREAMer
53 min
46
The Grateful Dead Fight the Man (And Win)
49 min
47
The High Hindu Holiday
55 min
48
Bong Hits for Jesus!
49 min
49
Oaksterdam's Weed Mayor
51 min
50
Hemp for Victory!
56 min
51
4/20 SPECIAL! - #BlazeAtHome Part 2
69 min
52
4/20 SPECIAL! - #BlazeAtHome Part 1
40 min
53
Summer of the Cans
39 min
54
Psychedelic Surfers Invented Dabs
50 min
55
Little Women Get Lit
54 min
56
The Pope of Pot (Live at the Brooklyn Podcast F...
54 min
57
Crash Buds!
59 min
58
Treetop Flyer: Tom Forcade Pt. 2
46 min
59
High Times Founder Tom Forcade Pt. 1
48 min
60
Hunter Thompson Ran For Sheriff on a Free Weed ...
48 min
61
Louis Armstrong’s Weed Dealer Transformed Jazz
48 min
62
A Lesbian Power Couple Invented Weed Brownies
48 min
63
Smoke Down at the Liberty Bell
49 min
64
Hooray for Hollyweed!
43 min
65
WAMM Takes Down the DEA
48 min
66
Cheech and Chong Go Up in Smoke
49 min
67
The Iron Sheik Gets High and Destroys Kayfabe
51 min
68
Barack Obama's Weed Years
49 min
69
Bob Dylan Gets The Beatles High For The First Time
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...
40 min
70
Dennis Peron—the Gay, Hippie, Combat Vet Who Le...
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...
56 min
71
How Amsterdam Became an International Weed Haven
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...
59 min
72
Brownie Mary Baked THC-Infused Treats for AIDS ...
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...
62 min
73
Hashish Arrives in Europe Via Napoleon's Egypti...
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...
50 min
74
A Weed Smuggler's Inspiring Tale of Life After ...
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...
46 min
75
4/20 Started w/ a Treasure Map to a Weed Garden
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?
55 min
76
Carl Sagan and His Best Bud Get Blazed and Save...
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...
56 min
77
Fela Kuti Takes an Expensive Sh*t
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...
61 min
78
Did Jesus Use Cannabis to Perform Healing Mirac...
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...
63 min
79
Maya Angelou Smokes Some "Grifa"
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...
56 min
80
Willie Nelson Gets High on the Roof of the Whit...
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...
55 min