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Great Moments in Weed History w/ Abdullah and Bean
is a podcast that delves deep into humanity's 10,000+ year relationship with cannabis (a.k.a. "marijuana") to find the humor, heart, and historical importance of this very special plant.

In each episode, co-hosts Abdullah Saeed and David Bienenstock take on a different great moment and highlight a new culture hero, covering everything from the night Willie Nelson smoked a joint on the roof of the White House to Maya Angelou’s life-changing first time getting stoned, Carl Sagan’s weed-fueled scientific epiphanies, and the compelling evidence that Jesus performed healing miracles by infusing THC into his Holy Anointing Oil.

Once aligned with the biggest brands in cannabis media, the hosts and real-life close friends have chosen to produce this podcast fully independently, as the first venture of a new media platform dedicated to the cannabis community and its creators, free from corporate control.

Every level of support meaningfully goes towards producing the podcast and allows us to focus our energies on creating the best possible show. Patreons also gain exclusive access to lots of behind the scenes content, including a monthly live video sesh.

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Abdullah Saeed is a cannabis journalist, personality, and media maker, host and producer of the James Beard Award-nominated TV series Bong Appetit, star of the political roadtrip series Vice Does America, creator and host of the viral cannabis short-form series Smokeables, and recurring guest star on the HBO original series High Maintenance.

Saeed also hosted the Webby Award-winning documentary Mad Honey, as well as The Ketamine Cure for Depression, and the Dark Web episode of Black Market with Michael K. Williams, which he wrote and produced. He has written about cannabis since 2012, is the creator and author of the Weediquette column on VICE, and a contributor to Guardian, Atlantic, High Times, Complex, Mic, and Village Voice.

David Bienenstock is the author of How to Smoke Pot (Properly): A Highbrow Guide to Getting High (Penguin / Random House - 2016), and Legalized It!. Previously, he served as Head of Content at HIGH TIMES and was a columnist, frequent contributor, and video host/producer at VICE Media, where he co-produced the series Bong Appetit, including viral episodes like A Gourmet Weed Dinner at Hunter S. Thompson's House and Marijuana Nonna.

A contributor to VICE, GQ, Motherboard, Salon, Munchies, the Guardian, Leafly and other publications, he has been profiled by The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, The Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, LA Weekly, Food & Wine, and Slate, while making frequent media appearances, including on CNN, NPR, MSNBC, HBO and Fox News.
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