I don’t know about you, but I love podcasts. I know, I know, everyone loves podcasts. Most conversations between friends these days consist of talking about what podcasts they’re listening to. I practically live on Soundcloud, Patreon, and iTunes. I grew up listening to talk radio on NPR, so I’ve always just loved listening to people talk about things that I’m interested in. While I mainly listen to political podcasts because I’m a giant nerd, you can only listen to bad takes about Trump, Democrats, Hamilton, and Aaron Sorkin worship for so long. So, I’ve recently been expanding my horizons by getting into pot podcasts (pot-casts?). As you can imagine, there are a lot of them. Most of them are pretty good, and they cover a wide variety of cannabis related topics. These are the ones you should definitely check out.
Dopefiend aka the Dopecast was one of the first pot podcasts, so it’s probably best for you to start here. Dopefiend talks about all things cannabis such as, the latest news, insights from members of the cannabis industry, and legalization. It’s especially interesting to go back and listen to some of the earlier episodes before cannabis legalization began to spread across the country.
Doug Benson can be pretty funny, but what really makes this show is the guest stars, which have included Jack Black, Jenny Slate, Aubrey Plaza, David Cross, and of course Cheech and Chong. Getting Doug With High is not technically a podcast, but the format is very podcast-like so it makes the list. Even if you’re not a huge fan of Benson (and let’s face it, a lot of people are not), his show is worth checking out just to listen to your favorite celebs talk about weed.
No list of pot podcasts would be complete without The Tommy Chong Podcast. Found on Cannabis Radio, The Tommy Chong Podcast is hosted by Tommy Chong and his son Paris Chong. Everyone’s favorite stoner talks about everything from legalization, to politics, and just funny high observations about life in general. Tommy Chong’s signature drawl is made for podcasting.
Russ Belville is probably one of the biggest cannabis activists of all time. Belville has writing credits with NORML, High Times, and the Cannabis Radio Network. His podcast features insightful and often incisive views on the legalization movement, politics, and stoner culture. This pot podcast is a must for anyone who wants to remain up to date on all the latest cannabis related news.
Burning Issues is the best pot podcast for the intellectual stoner. Dr. Mitch frequently has guests from the scientific community on to talk about the latest advances in cannabis related science and technology. His past guests have included people like Eva Silva of CA Hemp Alliance, and Joshua Littrell, the founder of Veterans for Cannabis If you’re more into serious discussions about cannabis, then this is the pot podcast for you.
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