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Sep 15, 2023

#103: Uncle Grandpa joins us to talk about Agents of Chaos - Sean Howe's great new biography of drug dealer, raconteur and High Times publisher Thomas King Forcade.

Forcade was involved with many happening scenes: underground publishing, drug smuggling, the yippie movement, hippie capitalism, punk rock and, of course,...

Sep 13, 2023

#102: Gig economy food delivery startup Instacart has finally filed for an initial public offering. Sales peaked during the pandemic and are now flat, with little realistic growth on the horizon. An exploitative business model continues to harm the company's image and alienate employees. Formidable competitors...

Sep 2, 2023

#059: Seattle rock god Curt Cobain lived on strawberry milk, candy and cigarettes for years. Plus heroin.

Owners of Cobain-related intellectual property turned his legacy into a lucrative industry. Everything Curt Cobain produced – from million-selling records to juvenalia scribbled in high school notebooks – has...