You ever listen to Michael Pollan talk ... on weed?
May 21, 2008 2:53 PM   Subscribe

Michael Pollan: Cannabis, Forgetting, and the Botany of Desire. Also, a transcript (pdf).
posted by AceRock (10 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
I can't imagine why you would want it, but if you do, here's a RealPlayer link to same.
posted by suckerpunch at 3:02 PM on May 21, 2008 [1 favorite]

"Cannabis"? "Forgetting"? "Desire"?

Yep, that's my evening as soon as I get off work tonight.
posted by you just lost the game at 3:49 PM on May 21, 2008 [1 favorite]

The Perfect Memory
Aired: Tuesday, May 20, 2008 11-12PM ET

Cover of "The Woman Who Can't Forget" by Jill Price with Bart Davis
By host Tom Ashbook

Jill Price has a memory like few others in the world. She's 42 years old, and she remembers everything.

Every instant of her life, and the life around her, since she was fourteen. Down to the smallest detail. Like a movie that never stops running. Whether she likes it or not. And not just what happened, but the date and time and place.

Jill Price's memory is so unusual that scientists couldn't believe it. They had to make up a name for it.

Now she's talking, in the hope that her powers may help explain your memory.

This hour, On Point: Jill Price -- the woman who can't forget.

posted by Mental Wimp at 4:03 PM on May 21, 2008

And of course if you like this, you may want to read the book.
posted by gingerbeer at 4:13 PM on May 21, 2008

Wow, I had no idea how much he resembled the scientist character in Half Life.
posted by christopherious at 9:08 PM on May 21, 2008

The book kicks ass, just so you know.
posted by afu at 10:02 PM on May 21, 2008

All of his books do, actually.
posted by ejoey at 2:58 AM on May 22, 2008

I like how he turns the common understanding of evolution on its head--here I thought I was all advanced with my 35,000 genes, and along comes a piece of rice to upstage me.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 9:47 AM on May 22, 2008

Fantastic stuff. Not only the essay on cannabis, but the panel discussion that follows about agriculture and restaurants and such. Fantastic, intelligent conversation. Thanks.
posted by eritain at 1:32 PM on May 22, 2008

Two greats in my world:

Michael Pollan (got hooked after reading Omnivore's Dilemma)

James Howard Kunstler (TED discussion)

I'd like to get the two of them together on a panel moderated by Daniel Schorr from NPR...

the subject? Peak Oil and How to get your vegetables without even trying.
posted by Sam.Burdick at 9:22 PM on May 23, 2008

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