Cultural Baggage


Cultural Baggage is DTN's longest running broadcast program with 18 years as of October 2019. We are proud to have more than three dozen affiliate stations in the US and Canada broadcasting our 29 minutes of unvarnished truth about the failure and futility of this eternal prohibition of drugs. Produced by former cop Dean Becker at KPFT, Houston, one of the 5 Pacifica "sister" stations.





11/20/19 Colleen Cowles

Atty Colleen Cowles author of War On Us, Canadian barrister/professor Eugene Oscapella & Director of LEAP UK, author Neil Woods

Guest(s): Colleen Cowles
Colleen Cowles
Download: Audio icon FDBCB112019.mp3

Link(s): WAR ON US Book

11/13/19 Ethan Nadelmann

REFORM conference in St. Louis with Ethan Nadelmann Drug Policy Alliance founder, Rev. Edwin Sanders of Metropolitan Church in Nashville & Chad Sabora of St. Louis harm reduction group

Guest(s): Ethan Nadelmann
Organization(s): Drug Policy Alliance
Marcella Tincher, Ethan Nadelmann & Dean Becker
Download: Audio icon FDBCB111319.mp3

Link(s): Drug Policy Alliance

11/06/19 Richard Andrews

Dr. Richard Andrews is running for the Texas state Senate seat Dist. 13, Chicago to follow Oakland and Denver re Psychedelics? - Dr. Albert Hoffman speaks fondly of his child LSD

Guest(s): Richard Andrews
Organization(s): Dr. Richard Andrews for Texas Senate Dist 13
Dr. Richard Andrew
Download: Audio icon FDBCB110619.mp3

Link(s): Andrews for Texas Senate

10/30/19 John Conyers

John Conyers, US Congressman has passed away at age 90. We listen back to his visits to the Cultural Baggage program over the decades + Lucas Wiessing, Chief Scientist of European Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drug Abuse

Guest(s): John Conyers, Lucas Wiessing
Organization(s): EMCDDA

Download: Audio icon FDBCB103019.mp3


10/23/19 Matt Simon

Matt Simon the New England Political Director for the Marijuana Policy Project & a couple moments with Kim Ogg the DA of Houston, Harris County Texas

Guest(s): Matt Simon, Kim Ogg
Organization(s): Marijuana Policy Project

Download: Audio icon FDBCB102319.mp3

Link(s): Marijuana Policy Project

10/16/19 Will Foster

Will Foster once sentenced to 93 years for 5 plants is now a powerful and potent weed grower in Okla, Aaron Ruth of Johnny Appleseed Dispensary, Dean Mitchel of Ma & Pa Canna Shops + Houston Atty Russell Webb

Guest(s): Will Foster, Russell Webb
Will Foster
Download: Audio icon FDBCB101619.mp3

Link(s): Russell Webb

10/09/19 Norma Sapp

Happy Highlife Harvest time in Oklahoma. Norma Sapp, Max Walters, Doctor Jack Snedden, Grizzly, Uncle Grumpy, Troy from Herbal House.

Guest(s): Norma Sapp
Organization(s): YES on 788
Norma Sapp Buying Norma's DreamNear Harvest Time in Oklahoma
Download: Audio icon FDBCB100919.mp3


10/02/19 Eric Sterling

Eric Sterling is the Exec Dir of the Criminal Justice Policy Foundation in DC. We discuss needless fentanyl deaths, congressional oversight of drug penalties and the Washington Posts failure to focus on fact over fiction.

Guest(s): Eric Sterling
Organization(s): Criminal Justice Policy Foundation

Download: Audio icon FDBCB10219.mp3

Link(s): Criminal Justice Policy Foundation

09/25/19 Ethan Russo

Dr. Ethan Russo Editorial "Cannabis and Pain" in Oxford Academic + Vincent Lopez "The cannons of truth are upon us" re cannabis.

Guest(s): Ethan Russo
Organization(s): International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute
Dr Ethan Russo
Download: Audio icon FDBCB092519.mp3

Link(s): Oxford Academic

09/18/19 Nathan Beedle

Nathan Beedle Misdemeanor Division Chief of the Harris County District Attorney's office re hemp/cannabis, vapes, hash, edibles, flowers, extracts etc + Paul Armentano Deputy Dir of NORML re vape cartridge deaths, forthcoming Federal law changes & more

Guest(s): Nathan Beedle
Organization(s): Harris County District Attorney
Nathan Beedle Prosecutor Harris County DA Office
Download: Audio icon FDBCB091819.mp3

Link(s): Cannabis Vaping Concerns Call for Increased Regulation and Oversight