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Your dose of cannabis news and culture, hosted by Janet Burns.
19 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
THE TOKE V: Burn It Down
Featuring an interview with Jersey's own NJ Weedman + his supporters/customers (and dog) plus new revolutionary sounds from desmoneygz: "enough is enough."Check out photos from NJ Weedman's Joint here.[cover image credit (original): manhhai via Creative Commons, CC BY 2.0]
21 minutes | Apr 19, 2020
The Toke IV: Cáñamo, Dinero y COVID
It's 4.20.20, which means another fresh toke from your host, writer Janet Burns.In this episode, I talk with Matt Swisher from Piecemaker about raising kids, Spannabis being cancelled, unbreakable bongs, and cannabis hygiene in Catalonia (off-air, he recommended Moose Labs' MouthPeace for bongs for the savvy post-COVID-19 smoker).I also share a few choice thoughts about cannabis outlets that stiff writers, high school students expelled for vapes, and Brooklyn life under quarantine. Many thanks to Matt, Mercedes, and everyone else at Piecemaker for your hospitality, and to Grizzly at Cannaware Society for the hook-up (and for always keeping the hand-sanitizer flowing). Have a safe and happy 4/20, everyone!Featuring music from: DRONE ("Cannabis-Laced Hot Chocolate") via FreeMusicArchive La Macha Permua ("Marijuana" solo, live) via FreeMusicArchive Legado 7 ("El Humaderon") via YouTube Cool guy playing sax on the Barcelona subway via TASCAM DR-05
46 minutes | Apr 20, 2019
The Toke III: BAD WEED
It's 4/20 again, and time to discuss how weed can suck.In this episode, guest co-host Shelley and I talk long vape hits, weed stigma in China, and the darker side of trees while bringing you first-hand accounts from people who say cannabis freaks them out, makes them sick, or just doesn't work.Featuring the following tunes: Moth Eggs - UnderwaterLuniz - I Got 5 On It (Tethered Remix) via YouTubeAfroman - Because I Got High (Metal Cover) via YouTubeMoth Eggs - Sad JangleBlondie - Everybody Must Get Stoned via YouTube
19 minutes | Apr 22, 2018
The Toke 2, Part II: Why I Toke, And Other News
In Part II of this very special double episode, Janet discusses why she launched "The Toke," losing Tommy Chong swag in a fire, and how audio difficulties helped determine Episode 3's first two guests: hemp superwoman Joy Beckerman, and Janet's mom!Featuring: Music by David Rovics ("Cannabis Cafe"), Evie Sands ("Another Night On The Other Side Of The Line") via freemusicarchive.org*(Thanks again to both for your wisdom and patience!)
35 minutes | Apr 20, 2018
The Toke 2, Part I: It's A 4/20 Double Miracle
The Toke is back, and the world is finally getting greener.To salute the high holiday weekend, Janet catches you up on what she remembers about the world since last 4/20, and talks to some folks in the know about politics, agriculture, and stoned panic.Featuring:Part I: Justin Strekal, Policy Director, NORML; Marilyn and "Pete"; music from Human Adult Band ("All I Want For Xmas Is A Rusty Roll Of Quarters"), and the Eddie Elkins Orchestra ("April Showers") via freemusicarchive.org It's a two-part miracle!
61 minutes | Apr 20, 2017
The Toke - Episode 1
In our inaugural episode, we talk about cannabis' iffy history in the U.S. (and the problem with "marijuana"), question the attorney general's cred with our first "Jeff Sesh," and test David's grasp on the intersection of "Murder, She Wrote" and weed.
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