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
A Blunt Approach to Politics + Cannabis Kills C...
23 min
2
Snoop Dogg's Producer vs. The Hip Hop Police
53 min
3
HOLIDAY SPECIAL: The Year in Weed! + Santa's a ...
115 min
4
The Commissioner of Cannabis is Cool AF
49 min
5
"Cannabis Saved My Child's Life"
49 min
6
Youth Revolt Against the Drug War
56 min
7
The Race to Preserve The World's Oldest Weed St...
57 min
8
Hippies and Freaks Created The Ideal Weed Fest
51 min
9
David Crosby: "I'm Just Another Stoner"
49 min
10
Weed vs. The Olympics w/ Ross Rebagliati
69 min
11
7/10 SPECIAL: Celebrating Hash's High Holiday w...
75 min
12
A Little Old Lady's Weed Brownies Changed The W...
65 min
13
How Medical Weed Healed The World
60 min
14
Cannabis Pride and Prejudice
45 min
15
Making "Dazed and Confused" w/ Jason London (ak...
63 min
16
Is Biden Gonna Legalize, or What?
44 min
17
4/20 SPECIAL - Game Changing Weed Strains
105 min
18
Gettin' High With Willie!
79 min
19
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
20
Santa's A Psychedelic Mushroom Shaman
57 min
21
John Lennon Was A Weed DREAMer
53 min
22
The Grateful Dead Fight the Man (And Win)
49 min
23
The High Hindu Holiday
55 min
24
Bong Hits for Jesus!
49 min
25
Oaksterdam's Weed Mayor
51 min
26
Hemp for Victory!
56 min
27
4/20 SPECIAL! - #BlazeAtHome Part 2
69 min
28
4/20 SPECIAL! - #BlazeAtHome Part 1
40 min
29
Summer of the Cans
39 min
30
Psychedelic Surfers Invented Dabs
50 min
31
Little Women Get Lit
54 min
32
The Pope of Pot (Live at the Brooklyn Podcast F...
54 min
33
Crash Buds!
59 min
34
Treetop Flyer: Tom Forcade Pt. 2
46 min
35
High Times Founder Tom Forcade Pt. 1
48 min
36
Hunter Thompson Ran For Sheriff on a Free Weed ...
48 min
37
Louis Armstrong’s Weed Dealer Transformed Jazz
48 min
38
A Lesbian Power Couple Invented Weed Brownies
48 min
39
Smoke Down at the Liberty Bell
49 min
40
Hooray for Hollyweed!
43 min
41
WAMM Takes Down the DEA
48 min
42
Cheech and Chong Go Up in Smoke
49 min
43
The Iron Sheik Gets High and Destroys Kayfabe
51 min
44
Barack Obama's Weed Years
49 min
45
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
46
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
47
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
48
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
49
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
50
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
51
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
52
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
53
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
54
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
55
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
56
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