Our newest feature for Coast Insiders, The Art Bell Vault, offers an expanding curated collection with two vintage shows added to the mix each Wednesday. This week's programs explore the world of psychedelics, beginning with a fascinating episode from 7/10/2004 wherein Art spoke with author Daniel Pinchbeck, who recounted his personal experiences experimenting with a variety of psychedelic drugs. Specifically, he recalled a powerful moment which occurred after he had smoked DMT (diemethyltryptamine) and seemingly entered into an alternative reality in which he was overwhelmed by visions of strange geometric patterns and symbols.
Next, we highlight a program from March 8, 2001 in which Art spoke to ethnopharmacologist Dr. Dennis McKenna about the work he did with his brother, the late Terrence McKenna, studying plant-based psychedelics. He shared insights regarding the mysterious hallucinogenic brew known as ayahuasca as well as LSD and ketamine. McKenna also mused about the War on Drugs and how the destruction of the Amazon rainforest threatens precious medicinal plants which grow there.
These vintage programs have commercials and breaks removed and are presented in multiple-platforms-- available on-demand for Mac, Windows, IOS, and Android. Many of them feature rare "5th" hours of content from back in the 90s when the show had a longer running time. We do include Art's beloved bumper music, which became such an indelible part of his program.
And for the true Art Bell fan, we offer different listening options to fine-tune your experience, such as guest only, and full show streams. Coast Insiders, we're very happy to bring this new offering to you at no additional charge to your subscription! We welcome your feedback.
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