80 episodes

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.

Great Moments in Weed History Abdullah Saeed and David Bienenstock

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    • 4.9 • 557 Ratings

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.

    Bean Told Tucker Carlson to STFU About Weed

    Bean Told Tucker Carlson to STFU About Weed

    The legalization debate reached the US Senate this week, prompting us to recall the time Tucker Carlson had to say the words "Great Moments in Weed History." Immediately followed by the biggest name on Fox News lamely spewing Reefer Madness nonsense while getting trounced in an on-air confrontation with our co-host.
    More seriously, in this episode we share an optimistic update on progress towards federal legalization, following testimony before Congress from two people with deep connections to this podcast. 
    BEAN VS. TUCKER CARLSON
    We share excerpts from their debate in the episode. Here's where you can watch the whole thing, or you can read the Leafly article debunking Alex Berenson's book.
    GREAT MOMENTS IN WEED HISTORY - LIVE IN PORTLAND ON SEPT 10
    Abdullah and Bean will be appearing live at the Helium Comedy Club in Portland, Oregon on September 10th for a live taping of an all-new episode of Great Moments in Weed History. Please grab tickets now, and tell all your friends who live in Oregon to come get high on history with us!
    PATREON
    Please support Great Moments in Weed HIstory on Patreon. Supporters get exclusive access to video shows and seshes, plus access to cool rewards like a signed book or signature lighter. And it truly helps us make the best show possible.

    • 35 min
    The World's Best Rock Climbers Find a Crashed Plane Full of Weed

    The World's Best Rock Climbers Find a Crashed Plane Full of Weed

    In 1976, a pair of Vietnam vets turned international weed smugglers loaded a twin-engine airplane with 6,000 pounds of primo sinsemilla bud known as Mota Magic.
    Unfortunately, the ill-fated smuggling run ended in disaster when the planeload of weed crashed into a remote frozen lake tucked away in Yosemite's rugged backcountry. 
    But from that tragedy arose the greatest "gold rush" in cannabis history, as some of the world's top rock climbers, the DEA, forest rangers, and itinerant hippies all raced to pull as many bales of Mota Magic from the frozen lake as possible.
    This episode was recorded live in Humboldt County, California as part of the Savage Henry Comedy Festival. Special thanks to everyone at Savage Henry, an incredible independent humor magazine and comedy club operating in the heart of America's most famous cannabis cultivation region. 
    GREAT MOMENTS IN WEED HISTORY - LIVE IN PORTLAND ON SEPT 10
    Abdullah and Bean will be appearing live at the Helium Comedy Club in Portland, Oregon on September 10th for a live taping of an all-new episode of Great Moments in Weed History. Please grab tickets now, and tell all your friends who live in Oregon to come get high on history with us!
    PATREON
    Please support Great Moments in Weed HIstory on Patreon. Supporters get exclusive access to video shows and seshes, plus access to cool rewards like a signed book or signature lighter. And it truly helps us make the best show possible. 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    How Growers Foiled the Cops in Humboldt County

    How Growers Foiled the Cops in Humboldt County

    When police in black helicopters started descending on Humboldt County, CA to bring 'death from above' to illicit cannabis grows, the locals banded together and fought back. 
    As a co-founder of both the Citizens Observation Group and community-supported KMUD radio, Agnes Patak spent decades monitoring the cops and broadcasting real-time warnings about their raiding parties. She tells us how CAMP (Campaign Against Marijuana Planting) made life a living hell for Mom & Pop growers, and why she's so proud to see her community continue to honor the plant, the environment, and our collective struggle for peace and justice. 
    EPISODE SPONSOR: PODTONES
    This episode of Great Moments in Weed History is brought to you by Podtones—the first 100% pure cannabis rosin vaporizer.
    EPISODE ARCHIVE
    Visit our Great Moments in Weed History podcast feed for 70+ episodes of our classic format, and subscribe now to get a new weekly podcast every Weednesday.
    PATREON
    Please support Great Moments in Weed HIstory on Patreon. Supporters get exclusive access to video shows and seshes, plus access to cool rewards like a signed book or signature lighter. And it truly helps us make the best show possible.

    • 52 min
    We Get 'High & Mighty' w/ Jon Gabrus

    We Get 'High & Mighty' w/ Jon Gabrus

    Take a break from the world's troubles and get blazed with comedian Jon Gabrus upon the premiere of his new TruTV show 101 Places to Party Before You Die. Along with co-host Adam Pally, Gabrus travels the country to live it up, including getting lit early and often—as one would expect from the host of the stellar High & Mighty podcast.
    We talk about how becoming a stoner changed his approach to comedy, and his favorite weed scene from a movie. Then we make plans to assemble a cannabis heist crew to take on an overclocked Volcano vaporizer.
    EPISODE SPONSOR: PODTONES
    This episode of Great Moments in Weed History is brought to you by Podtones—the first 100% pure cannabis rosin vaporizer.
    EPISODE ARCHIVE
    Visit our Great Moments in Weed History podcast feed for 70+ episodes of our classic format, and subscribe now to get a new weekly podcast every Weednesday.
    PATREON
    Please support Great Moments in Weed HIstory on Patreon. Supporters get exclusive access to video shows and seshes, plus access to cool rewards like a signed book or signature lighter. And it truly helps us make the best show possible. 

    • 45 min
    7/10 SPECIAL: Psychedelic Surfers Invented Dabs

    7/10 SPECIAL: Psychedelic Surfers Invented Dabs

    To honor the high hashish holiday, we're celebrating the surfing, smuggling, LSD evangelists known as the Brotherhood of Eternal Love.
    That commune's international cannabis concentrate smuggling ring got them dubbed "the hippie mafia" and involved some of the most fascinating characters in the history of cannabis true crime.
    Including the largely unknown story of Ronald Hadley Stark, who has been pegged by various people at various times as an undercover CIA asset sent to subvert the counterculture, a rogue KGB operative sent to foment a new American revolution, a ruthless career criminal disguised as a peace-and-love flower child, and a cunning snitch who transformed the Brotherhood of Eternal Love from idealistic hippies into big-time drug smugglers.
    For more on the BOEL, check out these books (The Brotherhood of Eternal Love, and Orange Sunshine) and documentaries (Orange Sunshine and The Sunshine Makers).
    EPISODE SPONSOR: LIFTED MADE
    Cannabis is meant to be shared, and our newest sponsor Lifted Made has found one of the most accessible ways to do it... with hemp-derived novel cannabinoids like Delta-8 THC, Delta-9, Delta-10, THC-O, HHC, CBN, CBG and more. 
    EPISODE ARCHIVE
    Visit our Great Moments in Weed History podcast feed for 70+ episodes of our classic format, and subscribe now to get a new weekly podcast every Weednesday.
    PATREON
    Please support Great Moments in Weed HIstory on Patreon. Supporters get exclusive access to video shows and seshes, plus access to cool rewards like a signed book or signature lighter. And it truly helps us make the best show possible. 

    • 55 min
    Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Weed (But Were Afraid to Ask)

    Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Weed (But Were Afraid to Ask)

    In this special episode, we answer your burning questions about cannabis—from "How do I get my Mom high?" to "What will the world of weed look like in ten years?"
    Very special thanks to our backers on Patreon, who supplied the questions, and whose generous support makes this podcast possible. Please enjoy this slightly off-the-wall take on Abdullah and Bean as your personal "weed life coaches," and then join us again next Weednesday for another classic GMIWH history story.
    EPISODE SPONSOR: LIFTED MADE
    Cannabis is meant to be shared, and our newest sponsor Lifted Made has found one of the most accessible ways to do it... with hemp-derived novel cannabinoids like Delta-8 THC, Delta-9, Delta-10, THC-O, HHC, CBN, CBG and more. 
    EPISODE ARCHIVE
    Visit our Great Moments in Weed History podcast feed for 70+ episodes of our classic format, and subscribe now to get a new weekly podcast every Weednesday.
    PATREON
    Please support Great Moments in Weed HIstory on Patreon. Supporters get exclusive access to video shows and seshes, plus access to cool rewards like a signed book or signature lighter. And it truly helps us make the best show possible. 

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
557 Ratings

557 Ratings

Tbird93 ,

Keep up the good work Gentleman!!

Keepin it fresh and havin a sesh!! Don’t forget to hit pause!

VanillaIce510 ,

Awesome!

Thanks for doing what you do, guys.🫶🏻💚

Stewartfan00000000000001 ,

It’s a fun listen and I always learn something

Abdullah and Bean are the best! Great dudes. Badasses. Leaders in our community. Thanks guys

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