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Hi, my name is David Hershkovits. As a founder of Paper magazine, I have been a long-time supporter of cultural disruptors from the alternative worlds of skate, hip hop, graffiti and streetwear scenes to cannabis reform, LGBTQ and women's rights. On Light Culture, I'll be knocking heads with some of today's most influential change makers -- rappers, writers, artists, fashion designers, models, advocates and activists, influencers, entrepreneurs who respect "the other." Light Culture is brought to you exclusively by Burb -- where cannabis, clothing and culture intersect. Based in Vancouver, Canada, Burb is a cannabis and apparel company building on the city's legacy of tolerance and respect. Follow us on Instagram @lightculturepodcast and @shopburb. Subscribe to Light Culture at https://shopburb.com/blogs/lightculture
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Light Culture David Hershkovits

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    • 4.9 • 18 Ratings

Hi, my name is David Hershkovits. As a founder of Paper magazine, I have been a long-time supporter of cultural disruptors from the alternative worlds of skate, hip hop, graffiti and streetwear scenes to cannabis reform, LGBTQ and women's rights. On Light Culture, I'll be knocking heads with some of today's most influential change makers -- rappers, writers, artists, fashion designers, models, advocates and activists, influencers, entrepreneurs who respect "the other." Light Culture is brought to you exclusively by Burb -- where cannabis, clothing and culture intersect. Based in Vancouver, Canada, Burb is a cannabis and apparel company building on the city's legacy of tolerance and respect. Follow us on Instagram @lightculturepodcast and @shopburb. Subscribe to Light Culture at https://shopburb.com/blogs/lightculture
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    Have Camera, Will Travel

    Have Camera, Will Travel

    Denisse Ariana Perez is an artist for our times. Her photographs feature a beautiful range of portraits and still lifes that have themes of earth, water, love, family, and relationships. Both personal and universal, Peréz’s work defies and defines our existential moment. Join us for a glimpse into her process and inspirations.


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    • 33 min
    Vikram Gandhi -- Understanding Tekashi69

    Vikram Gandhi -- Understanding Tekashi69

    69 is a phenomena well worth understanding. Gandhi, the director of the new documentary, “69: The Saga of Danny Fernandez,”  tells us what he’s learned about the rise and fall of the controversial Bushwick rapper who rode social media and criminal behavior to fame and fortune, only to lose his friends, family and wind up in prison. The film’s director talks about Bushwick, pop, politics and the attention economy; the dangers and seduction of fame; and how his years at Vice News prepared him for his career.
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    • 31 min
    Xeni Jardin on Jeffrey Epstein, Cancer and Cannabis

    Xeni Jardin on Jeffrey Epstein, Cancer and Cannabis

    Xeni Jardin is a  one-time straight edge who discovered cannabis after being diagnosed with cancer. A digital media commentator, tech culture journalist and co-editor and contributor to the website Boing Boing, she is also at the forefront of investigations into Jeffrey Epstein, the convicted pedophile who wooed world leaders to his dirty den and died in prison under suspicious circumstances. We talk to the former National Public Radio, Wired magazine and Wired News contributor about Epstein, cannabis and cancer and the New York tech scene of the 90s.
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    • 47 min
    Kenny Scharf, Artist

    Kenny Scharf, Artist

    In a career that spans 40 years, Kenny Scharf has gone from wunderkind pal of Haring and Basquiat to art world drop out to OG working in a reconstituted LA studio making one masterpiece after another. We talk about finding inspiration in head shops. Performing with Ann Magnuson and Club 57. His psychedelic Cosmic Cavern. Recycling for arts sake. Hanging with Warhol. Miami when it reminded him of the East Village. And much, much more so listen up.
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    • 43 min
    Nora Vasconcellos -- Skateboarding’s Reggie Rocket

    Nora Vasconcellos -- Skateboarding’s Reggie Rocket

    Not only a champion athlete, she’s also a reluctant role model for young women who have to fight their way into the skate park. The first ever female rider of Adidas skateboarding speaks out on a variety of subjects: fashion, overcoming personality disorders, skate moms, misogyny, racism and why she stopped competing when it was no longer fun.
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    • 36 min
    B Real's Green Thumb

    B Real's Green Thumb

    As part of Burb’s #LightUpTheHolidays campaign, we’re giving you four weeks of Light Culture re-releases with guests who know how to Light It Up.
    First up is BReal, the aptly named Cypress Hill band member and cannabis entrepreneur.
    B Real has been shaking the foundation of contemporary culture since he started out with Cypress Hill some 30 years ago. A cannabis entrepreneur and content creating machine, we speak about the Cali-NYC connection, touring and smoking onstage back in the day and how Ramellzee and the Beastie Boys influenced his style.

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    • 49 min

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