Stoner
Creative, interesting people interviewed about their experiences with marijuana.

Stoner

Creative people talk about their experiences with marijuana (and whatever else comes up.)


Episode 04: Krishna Andavolu from 'Weediquette'

Krishna Andavolu is the host of the TV show Weediquette in which he travels America and the world telling the stories of people whose lives are are deeply impacted by marijuana. Weediquette's third season kicks off as part Vice's Weed Week on April 19th. 

We talked about being asked to drive extremely high on a closed track for an episode of Weediquette, his parents reaction to him smoking weed on camera with the President of Uruguay, and how the election of Trump changed the direction of the show. 

Aaron Lammer
Episode 03: Nick Denton, founder of Gawker Media

Nick Denton founded Gawker Media in 2004. In 2016, Gawker's portfolio of sites were either sold off or shuttered after a lawsuit brought by Hulk Hogan bankrupted the company. This lawsuit, over the posting of Hulk Hogan's sex tape, was financed by Peter Thiel.

But Nick and I didn't talk about any of that.

We talked about discovering marijuana later in life, his obsession with internet forums, and his post-lawsuit plans.

Aaron Lammer
Episode 02: Justin Ouellette from Lightscale Labs

Justin Ouellette was a major programmer in New York's technology scene, working on Vimeo, Muxtape, and Tumblr, before leaving it all behind to start a marijuana testing facility, Lightscale Labs.

We talked about growing up with kids whose mothers grew weed on the side, what happens when a project you've spent your life savings on literally catches on fire, and how advanced lab machines might unlock the secrets of terpenes, which control the smell and possibly the psychoactive effects of marijuana. 

Aaron Lammer