CLASSIC: JRE Podcast #419 – Lorenzo Hagerty
The first of our Classic Series of articles takes us all the way back to 2013, when Joe Rogan and Lorenzo Hagerty broke all sorts of records for lengthy conversations.
One thing you are sure to get with the Joe Rogan Experience is a lengthy chat. Episodes regularly hit the three hour mark, and it’s not uncommon for Joe to have to cut the conversation off due to that magic three hour mark being reached. There have been times, though, when Joe just kept the show rolling, causing the episodes to be broken up into two parts. Episode 419 was one of those occasions, clocking in a touch over four hours. That’s one long conversation.
Obviously, you have to be into the long-form format to enjoy the Joe Rogan Experience, and even then, not every episode is likely to be for you. Regular listeners will know that the Rogan seems to have his own subcategories; Comedy, MMA, Hunting, Fringe journalism or Psychedelics. This episode falls into the latter category, so if you’re not into hearing about the medicinal and societal benefits of MDMA, psychedelic mushrooms or ayahuasca, give this one a miss.
Lorenzo Hagerty is a strangely fascinating man. Starting off life as a conservative voting attorney, his career path took a drastic change when he first got introduced to psychedelic substances. He soon found himself competing with Bill Gates in the early PC market, while selling MDMA on the side, and then has gone down all sorts of interesting career paths since. His knowledge on MDMA is extensive, being involved somewhat directly with it’s re-introduction in the early underground days (when it was legal, and sold from a jar on the bar counter like peanuts), to the current day PTSD studies on returning soldiers that has really begun to show promising results.
The reason this chat is so interesting is because Rogan and Hagerty really hit it off. They were on the same wavelength on so many topics, had smoked just the right amount of weed before the show and Redban didn’t seem to jump in to talk about sharting, or squirting, or shart-squirting (oh that Redban!) The conversation flows for the full four hours and it’s actually disappointing when it’s over.
This is perfect for a long flight, or a road trip or if you regularly train for marathons.
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