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More than just a Grateful Dead Podcast, more than a music and culture show, something other than a Deadhead family of cosmic wanderers.... No Simple Road is a weekly podcast highlighting the musicians, authors, artists, comedians, and luminaries of the Jam Band scene, Festival world, Psychedelic community, and beyond! Join us on our long strange trip! Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/nosimpleroad.
 
The Professionally Cannabis & Psychedelics Podcast is for Entrepreneurs, Connoisseurs and those interested in the business, science and politics of plant medicine. Each episode, your intrepid and handsome hosts (Oscar & Jonny) lead exclusive interviews with true industry pioneers within global cannabis and psychedelics. These candid conversations give listeners an insight into the newest industry innovations, and the fantastic minds driving these forward. If you're interested in these high g ...
 
Rivers of the Mind is a psychedelic Urban Fantasy/Superhero audio drama set in the Texas Hill Country. It centers around an underground laboratory concealed underneath a water treatment facility--formerly a part of the MK Ultra program, but today used to test secret technology for space travel. It's first main character, John is a homeless geologist who takes LSD outside of the lab one night and develops the ability to read minds, who is eventually joined by Meagan, a cashier at Walmart who ...
 
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We are extremely excited to have Vince Herman as our guest on No Simple Road this week! Things are just more fun when Vince Herman is around, and since helping co-found Leftover Salmon over a quarter century ago, Leftover Salmon shows have always been the most fun. Herman moved to Boulder, CO from Morgantown, West Virginia, where he was attending W…
 
Earlier this year, we spoke with Peter Crock, the CEO of Australian cannabis operator, Cann Group Ltd. As the first company in Australia granted a cultivation and research license for medical cannabis, Peter talks through the current state of play in the domestic market, Cann Group’s acquisitions and expansion into Europe, R&D initiatives and how t…
 
We are super excited to have Michael Palmisano on No Simple Road this week! Michael Palmisano is an Award Winning GIT Grad, Founder of PRS Sponsored Guitargate, One Of The Largest Online Guitar Learning Communities In The World With 85k+ students. He has been playing guitar since he was 5, and gigging and teaching professionally for the last 15+ ye…
 
For this episode, we speak with cannabis and psychedelics investors, Bek Muslimov and Nikolay Tretiyakov of Leafy Tunnel. Over the interview, we hear about the similarities and differences between cannabis and psychedelics investing, what investors should look for in companies and their founders, and the sectors that have the greatest growth potent…
 
Earlier this year, we caught up with returning guest to the pod and a psychedelics and cannabis pioneer, Bruce Linton. Over the interview, Bruce takes us through his journey into psychedelics and gives his insight into public policy, the future of mental health treatment and how investors should approach this burgeoning market. Tune in today!…
 
This week on No Simple Road we are super excited to have Marcus Rezak as our guest! Known as a master of jazz improvisation and a seasoned artist of the sit-in, Rezak is a frequent call among bands and musicians. Rezak’s 2018 debut as a bandleader saw him collaborating alongside Kris Myers and Joel Cummins of Umphrey’s McGee, Arthur Barrow of Frank…
 
This week's episode welcomes Karim Webb, Entrepreneurial Activist and CEO of 4thMVMT. Social equity initiatives are increasingly being worked into cannabis legalisation legislation in some U.S. states, but do they go far enough? Tune into Karim's interview to find out more!By Professionally Cannabis
 
It's been a long journey for the past 19 months. We all know it's true. This mid-week short drop is a few of The Conductor's thoughts and ideas on heading back out into the musical community and seeing our collective trip with some new lenses and renewed sense of gratitude. Also, he just wanted to ride in the car or plane with you as you travel to …
 
Check out this week’s episode with Tracy Ryan, the Founder of NKore, CannaKids and Saving Sophie. Perhaps best known for her role in the award-winning film, Weed the People, in which Tracy’s baby daughter, Sophie, is treated with medical cannabis, Tracy has gone on to lead 3 organisations; most recently NKore, a research firm focussed on natural ki…
 
We are super excited to have Skerik as our guest on No Simple Road this week! Decade upon decade, Skerik remains the tireless steward for one of modern music's most diverse, adventurous & passionate bodies of work. Skerik's world is one where dialogue flows freely between wildly disparate strains of musical thought... where no borders exist between…
 
We've got two for one this week on No Simple Road! We start off this week with a recap of our trip to Hershey, Pennsylvania to see Phish! Next, we welcome the founder of The Peace Bus, Kwabi Amoah-Forson, to the show for a discussion about his mission to spread peace across this land! The Peace Bus was conceptualized from the desire to create a spa…
 
A mid-week special episode with Starfinder Stanley and Hawk from The Owsley Stanley Foundation. The Owsley Stanley Foundation is a 501c(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of “Bear’s Sonic Journals,” Owsley’s archive of more than 1,300 live concert soundboard recordings from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, including recordings by …
 
Tune into Part 2 of our bumper first episode of the Professionally Psychedelics Podcast with Dr. David Feifel. As Professor Emeritus at UC San Diego & Founder of Kadima Neuropsychiatry Institute, David is one of the pioneers of psychedelic medicine research and ketamine therapy; a true leader at the forefront of the biggest development in mental he…
 
This week we are stoked to have Davvy Glab as our guest on No Simple Road. This is a super fun and laughter filled episode! Davvy is a YouTube creator, guitarist, actor, and one-half of the 'Toby & Davvy' YouTube channel. Davvy teaches Grateful Dead songs on YouTube every week with his show 'Play Dead' as well as doing 'Drink and a Joint' & 'Live C…
 
Earlier this year, we discussed everything French Cannabis with Benjamin-Alexandre Jeanroy, the Co-Founder & CEO of Augur Associates. The long-awaited two year ‘cannabis experiment’ in France was given the green light in March, providing access to medical cannabis and cannabis medicines for approximately 3000 patients. Benjamin talks through how th…
 
We are super excited this week to have Elliott Peck as our guest! As one of the most sought-after vocalists on the West Coast, Elliott Peck has made a name for herself lending harmonies to everyone from Phil Lesh and Bob Weir to Jackie Greene and Reid Genauer. As a member of the band Midnight North, she’s appeared on bills with the likes of Bonnie …
 
For our long-awaited first episode of Professionally Psychedelics, we had the honour of speaking with a pioneer of psychedelic medicine, Dr. David Feifel. Tune into part 1 of David’s episode today! As Professor Emeritus at UC San Diego & Founder of Kadima Neuropsychiatry Institute, David is one of the pioneers of psychedelic medicine research and k…
 
This week No Simple Road is extremely excited to have Funk You as our guest! Friends, fun, and love comprise the ethos of Funk You, a nine-piece musical juggernaut from Augusta, Georgia. Motivated by a love of liver performance and armed with a captivating sonic presence, the band places a healthy helping of soul atop a funky backbeat that continue…
 
After a short summer break, for this week’s episode, we had the pleasure of speaking with Cameron Clarke, the CEO of Sunderstorm. As a long-standing advocate for plant medicines and the leader of California-based cannabis CPG brand, Sunderstorm, Cameron takes us on his journey from commercialising the Acai Berry in the US, through to creating high-…
 
This week we are super honored and excited to bring you the one and only Benny 'Burle' Galloway! When Yonder Mountain String Band arrived in Colorado from Illinois, trying to make its name in the bluegrass world, they needed a friend who knew the ropes. Benny Galloway was their man. Galloway had been a part of the Colorado acoustic-music scene sinc…
 
We are extremely stoked this week to have Chris Pandolfi of The Infamous Stringdusters as our guest! We get right down to business with Chris discussing some of the deeper aspects of being a musician and also a human being, like not letting your mistakes become part of your identity, how practice and repetition open the door to 'the zone', ways to …
 
We are excited to bring you Lauren Murphy of The Psychedelics and Deb Grabein of The Sound Field this week on No Simple Road! Lauren Murphy shares more than a little with The Sound Field, not the least of which are the musicians David Salvia and Mark Karan. The latter, who co-produced Psychedelics with Murphy herself at Dauphin Street Sound in Mobi…
 
We are extremely excited to have Greg Loiacono of The Mother Hips as our guest on No Simple Road this week! From his first gigs with the legendary The Mother Hips all the way up to his most recent solo album Mystic Traces Greg Loiacono has always been driven by one unwavering desire: to connect. In music, he found a direct conduit to the soul, a mi…
 
We are super stoked to have Chad Staehly from The High Hawks as our guest on No Simple Road this week! In mythology, the hawk is often associated with intuition, healing, spiritual awareness, unification. They seem to appear when you need them most, evoking a feeling of clarity, focus, or maybe courage. The six members of this outfit met on the roa…
 
For this week’s episode, we had the pleasure of speaking with Dr Michele Ross, the Founder of AURA Therapeutics. As a clinician, patient, author and entrepreneur with deep, first-hand experience in using a plethora of plant medicines therapeutically, Michele talks through how she’s able to mediate the symptoms of her fibromyalgia, how she integrate…
 
We're super excited this week to bring you Marc Brownstein of The Disco Biscuits! While Marc is best known as the bass player of the Disco Biscuits, he has long been active as the co-founder of HeadCount.org, the preeminent voter registration group in the live music world, and plays with multiple other acts such as Starkitchen and Younger Brother. …
 
We are stoked today to bring you Brian Lagerstrom from Weeds & Sardines! Weeds & Sardines is a wildly popular YouTube cooking channel that was born out of the Pandemic! While Lagerstrom started making videos during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, his move into YouTube began long before we grew sick of the word “pivot.” When, like many A…
 
For this week’s episode, we had the pleasure of speaking with Kyle Detwiler, the CEO of international cannabis operator, Clever Leaves. In a wide-ranging conversation, Kyle gives great insight into how Clever Leaves have developed as a business since our last conversation with the company (50 episodes ago!), discussing distributing GMP-grade cannab…
 
This week we welcome Mike Allen, creator of Jamband Workout! Jamband Workout is an exercise and fitness program. Each installment of the series provides a fitness routine soundtracked by the music of jam acts such as Phish and the Grateful Dead to guide his fellow music fans on a path to improving their health. Jamband Workout has posted a video ev…
 
This week on No Simple Road we welcome Craig MacArthur of Casual Coalition! Born on the stage of countless nights at Terrapin Crossroads, The Casual Coalition are a branch from the "community music tree" that was planted at the Marin county venue, owned by Grateful Dead bassist, Phil Lesh. The Casual Coalition features an always rotating musical ca…
 
For this week’s episode, we had the pleasure of speaking with Sam Ghods, the CEO of Connected Cannabis – one of the largest flower brands in California. A premium cannabis brand, whose products hold an equally premium price tag, Sam talks to Jonny and Oscar about his experience of growing the brand, utilizing his experience and tech-background. Ove…
 
We are proud to have the one and only Reverend Freakchild as our guest this week! In the tradition of such Holy Blues Reverends as Reverend Gary Davis - such is the irreverent Reverend Freakchild. The Rev. primarily performs solo acoustic these days but has also recently recorded with some amazing musicians including Melvin Seals, Mark Karan, Chris…
 
We are extremely excited this week to have John Morgan Kimock as our guest! John is a Drummer, Composer, and Producer residing in Brooklyn NY. He grew up in Northern California performing at a young age with his father Steve Kimock (Bob Weir, Bruce Hornsby). He composed at an early age on the game Simon as well as with Peruvian throat singers and a…
 
For this week’s episode, we had the absolute honour of speaking with cannabis legend, Dr. Ethan Russo, Founder & CEO of CReDO Science. As, quite literally, one of the pioneering researchers in cannabis, and someone whose insights underpin much of the modern day understanding of the plant and the ECS, Ethan is truly a Rockstar guest for the pod. Ove…
 
This week we are excited to bring you Ervin Stellar as our guest on No Simple Road! Ervin Stellar is the public persona of Andrew Jordan, who moved from New York to Nashville following his 2018 album, The Moment. That relocation is referenced in the first line of Nothing to Prove’s title track, setting up a series of musical snapshots that encompas…
 
For this week’s episode, we had the pleasure of talking with cannabis branding aficionado, Jared Mirsky, Founder & CEO at Wick & Mortar. As one of the first cannabis branding agencies to be incepted at the start of the cannabis boom in the US, Jared talks through the best ways to highlight a brand’s USP in their marketing, creative campaign case st…
 
What could be more perfect for our 200th episode than to have the one and only Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay as our guest?! We're incredibly honored to talk to Donna and hear about her journey with The Band Beyond Description! Donna sang with the Grateful Dead from 1972 until 1979 but her musical trip didn't end there! In 2009, Donna Jean formed a bra…
 
This week on No Simple Road we are stoked to have Jude Smith as our guest. Inspired by class acts such as George Benson, John Mayer, and Michael Jackson, Jude Smith plays to a different tune than most. A Nashville native and multi-instrumentalist, Jude rose to Instagram-stardom through his guitar playing and musical content while showcasing his one…
 
For this week’s episode, we had the pleasure of talking with leading drug policy advocate, Paul North, Director at Volteface. Having spearheaded some of the most significant cannabis advocacy campaigns in the UK (that led to direct change in drug policy reform), Paul talks us through how to structure a successful cannabis advocacy campaign, the way…
 
For this week’s episode, we had a brilliant conversation with Dr. Sandra Carrillo, the President of the Colombian Medical Cannabis Association. Offering an insight into the cannabis landscape in Latin America, Sandra talks about how patients can access cannabis medicine, education initiatives (for both doctors and patients) and how the business and…
 
This week on No Simple Road we welcome the one and only Anders Osborne! Between the potency of his richly detailed songwriting, his intensely emotional, soulful vocals and his piercing, expert guitar work, New Orleans’ Anders Osborne is a true musical treasure. He is among the most original and visionary musicians writing and performing today. Guit…
 
Welcome to Season Three of the Professionally Cannabis podcast! Earlier this year we caught up with Alan Brochstein who spoke to us about how he accidentally stumbled into the world of publicly trading cannabis stocks. We follow his career path and discuss what's new for investors today, in the era Alan refers to as Cannabis Phase 3. https://profes…
 
We are extremely honored this week on No Simple Road to welcome Susana Millman as our guest! Around 25 years ago, Susana Millman became a Bay Area photographer. In the spirit of her love for bad puns, she dubbed herself “mamarazi,” although she’s certainly more benign than the paparazzi. Best known for her photography of Jerry Garcia and the Gratef…
 
This week on No Simple Road we're proud to bring you Russ Lawton and Ray Paczkowski of Soule Monde! Soule Monde is avant funk erupting from the syncopated minds of power drummer Russ Lawton + B3 wizard Ray Paczkowski. An ideal union of swagger and raw talent, the duo is cemented into an indestructible pocket, where bold improvisational leaps by eit…
 
This week No Simple Road is extremely proud to have Gordon White as our guest. Gordon runs 'Rune Soup', one of the leading Chaos Magic blogs and is the host of his podcast by the same name. He has worked internationally for some of the world's largest digital and social media companies, including BBC Worldwide, Discovery Channel, and Yelp. We get r…
 
This week on no Simple Road we welcome Beadwork By Jenny! Jenny is known all throughout the Grateful Dead Family and the jam band community as the creator of incredible beadwork straps worn by musicians such as Bob Weir, Oteil Burbridge, Grahame Lesh, Don Was, Duane Betts, Neal Casal, Rob Eaton, Greg Ormont, and many more! We sit down with Jenny an…
 
Andy Stepanian from Leon III (that's pronounced Leon the 3rd) is our guest on No Simple Road this week! Andy and his Wrinkle Neck Mules bandmate Mason Brent have created something miraculous with the new album 'Antlers In Velvet'. The two left Nashville for Stinson Beach, California and Beech House Studios and created an album that is a textured po…
 
This week on No Simple Road we welcome Jamel aka Jamal to the show! Jamel is responsible for some of the most moving, funny, heartfelt, and creative reaction videos on YouTube. Jamel's reactions to the Good Ol' Grateful Dead drew us in and reminded us of what that moment of realization was like for us. We had to have him on! We sit down with Jamel …
 
No Simple Road is super stoked this week to bring you Lespecial! Lespecial carves their own sonic path in modern music, creating their signature blend of “heavy future groove”. The power of the trio's fresh synthesis of varied and divergent influences doesn't underestimate the listener, reflecting a post-modern cultural climate in which fans have t…
 
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