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Deep Cuts of Weed in Guam – Choogle On! #125

March 1st, 2019

Beginning with a static-y 1996 AM radio interview during a power outage on the island of Guam Micronesia, then checking in from a goat farm in Japan decades later, then again from tiny isle in Indonesia, Uncle Weed …

Tattoo Culture of Sailor Jerry – Choogle On! #124

May 21st, 2018

From SXSW 2008 – amidst sirens and Austin, Texas 6th St. street noise – comes an interview with filmmaker Erich Weiss premièring “Hori Smoku, Sailor Jerry” about the originator of contemporary tattoo-ing – and …

Eyes Towards Europe – Postcard #73

April 30th, 2018

On a forgotten forest walk, Dave riffs a story about first trip to Europe – starting with trying not to puke over an Amsterdam bridge after a meeting new temporary coffee shop pals – with flashback to Mexican desert …

Humble Boys Hard Land Weed – Choogle On! #123

March 31st, 2018

High in Jamaica, Uncle Weed visits Black Ras’ abundant mountain growfield to discuss “swamp weed” grown in morass versus “hard land weed” grown in …

Punk Art Photog / bev. davies – Choogle On! #122

March 21st, 2018

In-depth discussion with rock art photographer bev. davies including: hippie days with Neil Young and Joan Anderson (Joni Mitchell), shooting punk pioneers DOA and Subhumans, Motörhead in a park, David Bowie in a …

Field Notes from Elsewhere – Choogle On! #121

February 24th, 2018

Embarking on meandering natural healing journey around Asia, Indian sub-continent, Arabia, Mediterranean, across Canada, US rocky mountain canyons, …

The Way Home (Forever will i see you more) – Choogle On! Jamaica Scheme #10

February 24th, 2013

With scant days to go, Uncle Weed reflects on expectations, better realized – plus shares affection for kind people, the important of finding authenticity and supporting local economy– all while embarking on final steps …

Cultural Field Notes For Ramblers – Choogle On! Jamaica Scheme #9

February 17th, 2013

“Mongooses are like ninja squirrels – stealth, rat-eating machines. They kinda look like squirrels but squirrels are gentle, nut-eating creatures and mongooses (mongeese) are feared sniper killers.”   After more banter …

Fresh Washington State Cannabis Education – Choogle On! #120

February 11th, 2013

Visiting pal Hemp Ed in Pe Ell, Washington, Uncle Weed gets up to date on the emerging and ambiguous regulatory framework for production, …

Jerk Grilling Master Class – Choogle On! Jamaica Scheme #8

February 4th, 2013

Friend Nadine banters with Uncle Weed about Jamaica’s national dishes and alias nicknames before gamely sharing her techniques for the unofficial people’s favourite “jerk” along with a real-time example of a pork …

Market Day and Lobster Man – Choogle On! Jamaica Scheme #7

January 27th, 2013

Sparking a morning joint, Uncle Weed recounts a skiff boat reef trip with Harold, acquiring lobster from John Wesley – member of The Silverlights – …

Wasp Bite Feverish Dreams – Choogle On! Jamaica Scheme #6

January 20th, 2013

Recollections from a wasp poison haze including fleeting messages delivered by film strip, endless fortune cookies and fuzzy memories from forgotten …

Cabin Dreams on Little Bay – Choogle On! Jamaica Scheme #5

January 13th, 2013

Now from the north side of Jamaica at Queen’s Cottage, Uncle Weed recounts the aftermath of a wasp bite with recollections from 3 days in a daze …

Fire on Canaan Mountain – Choogle On! Jamaica Scheme #4

January 6th, 2013

On a hike to a mountain top ganja patch, a new pal called Foot shares his curing technique to make the chocolate weed, plus opinions on Jamaica …

Lion Claw Drum Wisdom – Choogle On! Jamaica Scheme #3

December 31st, 2012

A Nyabinghi Order Rastafarian called Lion Claw testifies to Uncle Weed about defending against evil, liberation, redemption and freewill and recounts days-long sessions on his hand-carved drums en route to Zimbali bush …

Bush Tiger Beachside Bonfire – Choogle On! Jamaica Scheme #2

December 24th, 2012

Catching up after a Heroes’ Day trip to Negril, Uncle Weed discourses about the people, ganja, foods and animals of Jamaica with two pals whilst roasting down around a beachside campfire. Riffs include: handmade …

Hammocks and Heroes Day – Choogle On! Jamaica Scheme #1

December 17th, 2012

Arriving in Little Bay, Jamaica into a hammock with a joint and beer, Uncle Weed documents surroundings including cabins, fisherman’s bar, reggae …

Descending upon Hornepayne – Chooglin’ on Tracks #6

August 19th, 2012

Coming into Hornepayne with Tracks on Tracks, Chris Ho plays croons out some tunes, while  Shred Kelly shreds on the banjo. Uncle Weed chats up some superfans who agree that Portage and Main have been a highlight of the …

Portage and Winnipeg – Chooglin’ on Tracks #5

August 18th, 2012

As Tracks on Tracks comes in to Winnipeg, Uncle Weed bemoans the rigidity of meal times on trains, and the lack of food that the train station offers. Portage and Main plays an acoustic number on the train, and plugs in …

Shredding on Melville – Chooglin’ on Tracks #4

August 17th, 2012

As Tracks on Tracks pulls in to Melville for a whistle stop, Shred Kelly basks in the attention of the locals from the town while performing. The …

Athabasca with Oboes – Chooglin’ on Tracks #3

August 16th, 2012

Continuing east with Tracks on Tracks train journey, Uncle Weed rolls along the Athabasca River and VIA Rail’s ban on smoking in ALL forms is …

Bottomless Lakes of Adaline – Chooglin’ on Tracks #2

August 16th, 2012

Getting settled in to train life, Uncle Weed and friends ponder the meal schedule, sleeping schedule, timezones, awesome showers, random rules, and …

Renegades Roll East – Chooglin’ on Tracks #1

August 15th, 2012

Uncle Weed heads east out of Vancouver on a train with 10 bands. Rolling along with Tracks on Tracks, he gets a feel for life on the train with its …

Tribes of Barnacle Island – Choogle On! #105

August 14th, 2012

From the summit of a tiny island in British Columbia’s Howe Sound, Uncle Weed discusses cultural traditions, social contracts and organizational …

Portrait of Varley – Choogle On! #104

February 22nd, 2012

On a trail to interesting boulders along Lynn Creek, Uncle Weed enjoys beer, bread and cheese while exploring the impact of bohemian painter Fredrick …

Disaster Repair in The Philippines with the SeaBees – Choogle On! #103

February 21st, 2012

Continuing on a conversation about Iraq and Afghanistan, Lt. Magnum of the US Navy shares experiences from an assignment helping the Philippines recover from a variety of natural disasters aboard the USS Pelilu (named …

Ramble on to New Orleans – Choogle On! #102

August 1st, 2011

Just back from New Orleans, Uncle Weed shares anecdotes from a stop on hi-jinks-laden drive-away car delivery journey from Miami to Dallas and …

Anthropological Essay in Austin – Choogle On! #101

August 1st, 2011

Geeky discourse about the culture and rituals of the people at SXSW Interactive conference/festival specifically with cyborg anthropologist Amber …

Harmonica and Hash at the Hume – Choogle On! #100

March 5th, 2011

photo by UW on Christmas Eve at the hotel bar, art’ed up by Bread the Producer who also edited and mixed this episode During the Festive season – …

Festive Flashbacks from Orion to Nelson – Choogle On! #99

February 27th, 2011

Hustling to a bus, Uncle Weed ends the festive period with vaporization session and recounts highlights, hi-jinks and life remixes from 2010 including gut surgery, True North Media House social reporting at the Olympics …

Shisha Lounging and Slacker Yoga – Choogle On! #98

September 6th, 2010

While at Komasket music fest, Uncle Weed describes a visit to a traditional Moroccan shish lounge with tea run by a guy named Guy. Also describes …

Kayaks and Jams at the Church of Komasket – Choogle On! #97

September 5th, 2010

Wandering through the festival grounds, Uncle Weed talks to first aid crew, interviews a 2nd year attendee about a kayaking trip, tipi camping, Brazilian capoeira and dancing workshops, while Canadian entertainer Fred …

Love and Freedom with The Wailers at Komasket – Choogle On! #96

August 31st, 2010

Koolant, sitting in the Bob Marley hot seat singing with the legendary Wailers featuring Aston “Family Man” Barrett, speaks about the joy of singing …

Cowboy Bandit Renegade Storytime at Komasket – Choogle On! #95

August 28th, 2010

Renegade musician Ken Giles recounts stories about backwoods huckleberry pancakes and picking with the Beaver Bottom Boys with Uncle Weed backstage at Komasket Music Festival near Vernon, BC. He also tells about hijinks …

Reconstructing Mesopotamia with Lt. Magnum – Choogle On! #94

August 27th, 2010

With a US Naval Lieutenant at the table, Uncle Weed traces the history of the Tigris and Euphrates crescent and discusses the ground level experience of life in Iraq. Lt. Magnum explains his rebuilding mission to …

Oka Improvising from Australia to Komakset – Choogle On! #93

August 26th, 2010

Australia’s organic electronic band Oka talks with Uncle Weed backstage at Komasket Music Fest to discuss trips across Canada, the perils of …

Jesus with a Guitar in a Tipi at Komasket – Choogle On! #92

August 25th, 2010

Walking around the campground at the Komasket Music Fest near Vernon, BC, Uncle Weed and Quebecois Correspondent discuss the layout of the performance stages, various yoga workshops, Moroccan shisha lounge, and the …

Candlelight Kick-off at Komasket Music Fest – Choogle On! #91

August 24th, 2010

Sitting around a candle, Uncle Weed kicks of a weekend at the Komasket Music Festival with pals including the Quebecois Correspondent. After a journey through Manning Park with canoe trips, wildlife sightings and …

Fleeting Memories of Bar-B-Q and Soul – Choogle On! #90

August 24th, 2010

Hazy with a sore throat, Uncle Weed documents journies to the legendary Salt Lick bar-b-q for a slice of rural Texas, plus breakfast oysters, trip to riverside green belt, and rocking out to Black Joe Lewis and the …

Anecdotes about Burlesque and Beer at SXSW – Choogle On! #89

August 23rd, 2010

En route to breakfast at SXSW, Uncle Weed recounts a night of arts and crafts burlesque and barbarians at Emo’s Jr. and forays to various Austin bars and various dot-com parties for tasty beers. Stops include smoothies …

Bonus: Poetic Stories about Goalies – Postcards from Gravelly Beach podcast

June 10th, 2010

Poet Randall Maggs discusses his book “Night Work” about the troubled soul of legendary hockey goalie Terry Sawchuk plus the nuances of …

Cannabis Cooking Tips on a Mountain Stroll – Tokes on the Porch – Choogle On! #88

May 18th, 2010

Contributed as special segment to the Dopecast episode 221 on Dopefiend Podcast Network based in the London, UK, comes a bonus “Tokes on the Porch” segment about cooking with cannabis, introduced thusly: “Canadian hemp …

Uncle Weed on Dopefiend.co.uk’s Dopecast #221 (2010)

May 17th, 2010

Go grab Dopecast221 and/or check out the whole Dopefiend network in iTunes or give a listen below: 17 May 2010 Blurb: On this week’s episode of the …

Rock n Roll Heroes – The Numbskulz – Choogle On! #87

April 24th, 2010

On a visit to the hamlet of Pe Ell, Uncle Weed checks in on the emerging super powers of The Numbskulz [MySpace] – Nolan, Seth and Graham. The 3 …

Taxi Cab Annotations to Toronto – Choogle On! #86

April 11th, 2010

En route to Toronto on a red-eye flight, Uncle Weed shares flashbacks from the Big Smoke from Summer of 87 and recounts gaps in memory from SXSW …

Wandering Back to Austin – Choogle On! #85

April 10th, 2010

On the opening night of SXSW Interactive/Music/Film fest in Austin, Texas, Uncle Weed strolls 6th St. in search of rolling papers and describes the …

Global Party List – Olympics to SXSW – Choogle On! #84

March 7th, 2010

In between Winter Olympics and SXSW, Uncle Weed soothes a sore throat on a couch and talks about global parties of note (including Oktoberfest, Mardi …

Tribute to the Fonz, Ian Christiancy RIP – Choogle On! #83

January 30th, 2010

Upon the untimely passing of a friend Ian Christiancy (aka Gazoo), Uncle Weed cracks a tall can of beer and sparks a bowl of sour diesel on a dock in Harrison Lake to share memories of friendly adventures to Darrington …

Festive Greetings to Ice Fishermen – Choogle On! #82

January 4th, 2010

Shortly after New Year’s Day, Uncle Weed recounts highlights from the passing year including a surprising visit with bong-toting ice fishermen on a frozen neighborhood lake, plus recaps on concerts, spreading messages …

A Little Bit Better … if not Perfect – Rainforest Dispatches, chapter 9/9

December 31st, 2009

In the last narrative from the Clayquot trip in Summer 2006, the water ban is lifted and Uncle Weed discuses the economic costs caused by the shutdown as well as the tensions about tourist based economy and village …

Field Notes on Bevvies, Birds and Bowls – Rainforest Dispatches, chapter 8/9

December 30th, 2009

Sometimes all the bits which don’t fit make the tastiest morsels. With this in mind, Uncle Weed dishes up a smorgasbord of leftover spiels, intros, set-ups, and observations from the Clayoquot trip including narrative …

Salmon Swimming Free – Rainforest Dispatches, chapter 7/9

November 6th, 2009

Visiting again with friend Kevin, Uncle Weed discusses the negative impact salmon fish farms impart on the local aquaculture. Specifically, Atlantic …

Superior Rockstars vs. Local Thugs – Choogle On (remix’d) #81

October 27th, 2009

Montage of snippets and grooving tunes for aural funtimes ergo: KDon reporting on Longboard hockey, Fr. Unabonger hi-jacking at Mind Camp, cut thumbs from bong building, Gord Downie’s Canadian Geese, neon lights, …

Friends of the Sound – Rainforest Dispatches, chapter 6/9

October 20th, 2009

At the headquarters of Friends of Clayoqout Sound advocacy organization, Uncle Weed talks with Kevin Bruce, a concerned citizen newly arrived in Tofino to work as the office coordinator for the FOCS. With the sound of …

Conservation and Clearcuts – Rainforest Dispatches, chapter 5/9

September 23rd, 2009

After a few days of frustration and confusion, Uncle Weed sits down on the trail and digs into a variety of essays from Beloved of the Sky by Gary …

Spieling from Whiskey Dock – Rainforest Dispatches, chapter 4/9

September 18th, 2009

While watching fishing boats ply the inlet, Uncle Weed checks in from Ucluelet to describe the cultural and municipal differences between neighboring …

Tofino Dries up – Rainforest Dispatches, chapter 3/9

September 18th, 2009

After recalling beach camp-outs, rainy days and salmon feasts, Uncle Weed finds out commercial water usage is banned in Tofino and closing down for the tourist operations for the busy weekend ~ thusly he sets out on the …

Meditations from the Blockades – Rainforest Dispatches, chapter 2/9

September 14th, 2009

Out on a trail, Uncle Weed shares a few lessons learned bearing witness to the blockade lines including thoughts about non-violence and pacifism, …

Musings from Clayoquot Sound – Rainforest Dispatches, chapter 1/9

September 12th, 2009

Arriving at a campground between the towns of Tofino and Ucluelet, Uncle Weed sets out to explore the west coast’s unique environment and offer discourse on natural resource-based and tourism-based economies starting …

Observations about Ecology and Economy – Rainforest Dispatches, Introduction

September 12th, 2009

Introducing a series of explorations and soliloquies from the Clayoquot Sound area on the west coast of Vancouver Island during a summertime water …

Tales from The HempenRoad – Choogle On! #80

July 25th, 2009

While on a mountain ramble, Uncle Weed recounts the HempenRoad film project, a mixed media travel documentary about the commercial industrial hemp industry in Cascadia in 1996. He spiels on the origins, motivations and …

SXSW Stories from Middle Earth – Choogle On! #79

July 13th, 2009

Both a preview and recap of SXSW 2009 as Uncle Weed and the Quebecois Correspondent discuss the noted media conference and extravaganza featuring …

Riverside Tokes for Phelps on the Varley Trail – Choogle On! #78

March 1st, 2009

On Lynn Valley’s Varley trail, Uncle Weed discourses on fascist sponsors and greedy PR hacks reacting to young Mr. Phelps’ situation, plus talk of value of art vs. artist and listener email about parenting advice, blind …

Rolling to the End of the Line – Choogle On! #77

February 27th, 2009

Rolling aboard buses, trolleys, Skytrain and Seabus, Uncle Weed discusses changing routes and riding transit for escape, exploration, creativity, …

Festive Musings from Wreck Beach – Choogle On! #76

December 26th, 2008

From Wreck Beach on University of BC campus Uncle Weed offers international, festive greetings with tales of journies to come, the feeling of the edge of the world, reflections of NYEs in Japan, cougars on the Baden …

His Holiness Dalai Lama 14 is Canadian! – Choogle On! #75

December 24th, 2008

From the vault comes the story of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama’s honorary Canadian citizenship ceremony at the Canucks rink in Vancouver. Along …

Taos Hi-Jacking Incident from snowy Mayne Island – Choogle On! #74

December 22nd, 2008

From a snowy Gulf island, Uncle Weed recounts an incident from a lost summer involving a hi-jacked VW bus and a surreal evening of trout, tribal …

Drug Test Resistance in Belize – Choogle On! #73

December 21st, 2008

On back porch, Uncle Weed shares a personal message to the chooglers international followed by a spiel about tactics to resist a golf course incident …

Dual Beer Fest Action! – Choogle On! #72

November 19th, 2008

Starting at the Great Canadian Beer Fest in Victoria, BC (Vancouver Island), Uncle Weed samples some tasty ales and listens to lovely lasses play Hip tunes and chats with barmen and revelers. Much later (post …

High Witness Report at In-site Police Standoff – Choogle On! #71

November 5th, 2008

photo by UW, art’ed by Bread the Producer At a thwarted benefit concert for Insite, the supervised injection clinic in Vancouver’s troubled downtown Eastside, Uncle Weed chronicles the massive show of force by the …

Two Country Election Fest – Choogle On! #70

October 25th, 2008

Art’ed up by Bread the Producer Heading out to vote in his riding in BC, Uncle Weed rallies to a secondary voting location at the last minute while …

Hard Tokes with Herby in the Hoosgow – Choogle On! #69

August 26th, 2008

Herby is a Canadian doing 30 weekends in jail for a 2 light grow operation. He tells Uncle Weed about the conditions of “Guantanamo North” and …

Car Free Choogle, a musical wandering – Choogle On! #68

August 2nd, 2008

Aside a rushing creek under evergreen canopy smoking OG Kush, Uncle Weed recounts BC camping trips, summer leisure plans, and describes the wonders of the Vancouver Car Free Festival including Portuguese salted …

Toking and Traveling in Nippon – Choogle On! #67

July 31st, 2008

From a new backporch high on the mountain slopes, Uncle Weed talks about his collections of t-shirts and lighters and long-ago trips to Japan – then …

Return of Uncleweed – Bonus Choogle On via Clubside Breakfast Time

July 10th, 2008

Uncleweed and Cosmo sit around the Fishbowl Tavern in Olympia, Washington and talk of political fortitude, Olympia garage rock, and play some groovy …

Springtime Replenishment on Mosquito Creek – Choogle On! #66

April 13th, 2008

On a chirping bird Sunday after returning from Mexico with parasite in tow, a weakened Uncle Weed recounts artistic endeavors and medical clinic visits in Bucerias, leading to a personal slow down period of less …

SxSW Sixth Street Rock Walk Mop-up – Choogle On! #65

March 23rd, 2008

Uncle Weed wraps up SXSW trip by chatting with Austin local Pugz – and various random characters – while rolling out a vast variety of great music …

Drunken Japanese Petenque Storytime – Choogle On! #64

March 22nd, 2008

Wandering the streets of Austin with old pal Yaki Niku, Uncle Weed recounts a strange international steel ball tossing tournament in a remote …

Finding Faith in the Folk at SXSW – Choogle On! #63

March 19th, 2008

In a couple joint sessions on the balcony at SXSW, Uncle Weed recaps seeing (and meeting) folk-hero Billy Bragg at Cedar Street Courtyard documentary …

Austin is Hazy, Austin is Weird – Choogle On! #62

March 18th, 2008

At SxSW Music in Austin, Texas, Uncle Weed recaps the previous day’s activities and thoughts while enjoying a joint on the porch of the “Hillary Clinton Suite” at the Omni Hotel. Bands include the Jacob Jefferies Band, …

Tokes at the Presidential Suite – Choogle On! #61

March 14th, 2008

Rolling along at SXSW, Uncle Weed rambles on from the lofty porch about the festival details, aesthetics, bands, parties, free beer, politics and …

SxSW Bound for Austin Goodtimes – Choogle On! #60

March 14th, 2008

Starting at the Seabus terminal, a busy Uncle Weed mentions some forthcoming trips and thoughts and then ends up in Austin, TX for a music, film and interactive fest complete with drinking, carousing and tokes on the …

Party at the Vancouver Seed Bank – Choogle On! #59

February 3rd, 2008

While prepping for an oil painting, Uncle Weed sparks a joint and talks about travel plans (Austin, Texas for SxSW and Mexico for chillaxin’), catches up with the Vancouver 3 extradition situation (and the grandstanding …

Tracking Sasquatch on New Year’s Day – Choogle On! #58

January 3rd, 2008

On New Year’s Day, Uncle Weed takes a snowy ramble into the woods around Mt. Cypress encountering earnest tobogganists, snowshoe prints, and …

Field Trip to Herby’s Garden with Dopefiend – Choogle On! #57

December 26th, 2007

Part One of the Tokes on the Dopecast – Field Trip to Herby’s Secret Garden in Special Service for Dopefiend.co.uk featuring Uncle Weed and Dopefiend …

Tokes on the Porch Returns to Herby’s Garden – Choogle On! #56

December 18th, 2007

Part two (see Dopefiend.co.uk for Tokes on the Dopecast: Field Trip to Herby’s Secret Garden) features another visit to Herby’s secret garden of Purple Kush, Magik and OG. Along with Dopefiend, Uncle Weed enjoys stories …

The Numbskulz Grow Up and Rock Out – Choogle On! #55

November 13th, 2007

In the third conversation with teenage rock savants from Pe Ell Washington, Uncle Weed catches up with brothers Nolan (vocals, bass), Seth (guitars, …

Thanksgiving with Absinthe and Fungi Tea – Choogle On! #54

October 15th, 2007

On Canadian Thanksgiving holiday, Uncle Weed and friends enjoy Absinthe from Barcelona, with carmelized with raw sugar and a magic mushroom tea …

Tasty Asian Night Market Joint – Choogle On! #53

September 27th, 2007

Long weekend outing starting with a beer on Commercial Dr. and a fresh sack of stinky weed – with Herr Meister Funbov and Cousin Herb – before heading off to the Richmond Asian Night Market to sample okonomiyaki, bacon …

Hemp for Victory with Author Kenyon Gibson – Choogle On! #52

September 23rd, 2007

In Camden Town London, Uncle Weed visits Hemp for Victory author Kenyon Gibson to discuss his motivations and influences for writing the book, using hemp for fuel, fiber and food, unique modern hemp products, the …

Midnight Riverside Joint with the Dopefiend – Choogle On! #51

September 15th, 2007

With an enormous joint of Kemo bud, Uncle Weed hauls his UK counterpart The Dopefiend into the woods on Vancouver’s North Shore to talk about stoner …

Interrogating a Russian over Drinks – Choogle On! #50

September 13th, 2007

Over martinis at a fancy Covent Garden bar in London, a charming Russian student indulges a somewhat flustered Uncle Weed’s questions about Siberian …

Glorious Purple Kush Testing Session – Choogle On! #49

September 9th, 2007

Two Purple Kush smoke out sessions on the porch to test Uncle Weed’s debilitating homegrown Purple Kush ganja in joints, hookah and vaporizer. With Cousin Herb, Weed tokes and talks about growing, curing, Christmas …

Glorious Purple Kush Testing Session – Choogle On! #49

September 8th, 2007

Ikimasho! Japanese Mountain Satori Time – Choogle on #48 (.mp3, 15:34, 14MB) Subscribe to the Choogle on feed, via Chillaxin’ feed, or in iTunes Consider Perusing: History of the early days of Mountain Biking and Racing …

Japanese Mountain Satori Time – Choogle On! #48

September 4th, 2007

A hemp-ed up guide to conscious travel in Japan as Uncle Weed (on the hoof) waxes nostalgic about backcountry squatting in abandoned villages with …

Vapo-Hookah Royal Sampler – Choogle On! #47

August 24th, 2007

On a rainyday porch, Uncle Weed and Herr Funboy field test and rate a Vapo-Cannon Vaporizer, pimp Heads magazine and UW’s Tokes on the Porch blog and offering bribes and shout outs to iTunes reviewers before moving onto …

London Town Wander Night – Choogle On! #46

August 19th, 2007

Photos by Victoria Potter – art’ed up by Uncle Weed Music: Two Gallants “Feels Like Home to Me” An extended length (ideal for summertime listening) features a late night walk around the heart of London Town with …

NYC Speakeasy Stroll with Bubble Bands and Falafel Bars – Choogle On! #45

August 13th, 2007

Rolling on in NYC, Uncle Weed gets the full Manhattan street-level tour from the Meat Packing District stumbling upon a band in a bubble to Greenwich …

Clayoquot Old-Growth Blockade Flashback – Choogle On! #44

August 8th, 2007

While camping at Clayoquot Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island last summer, Uncle Weed launches into a lengthy discourse about noted logging …

Happy Sunday with the Vappy Man – Choogle On! #43

July 30th, 2007

On a rainy Sunday, Uncle Weed visits Happy Vappy‘s designer and entrepreneur Ferdinand at his workshop in commercial East Vancouver. They discuss reasons for using a herbal vaporizer for enjoy ganja as well as his …

Anarchy and Fungi in the UK – Choogle On! #42

July 14th, 2007

Out n’ about on London double-decker buses and underground tube to hook up for tea and joints with ethneo-pundit Max Freakout in counter-culture …

Stoney Streets of San Jose with California Medicine – Choogle On! #41

June 27th, 2007

After a pleasing smokedown of California medical marijuana, Uncle Weed wanders back to his luxury hotel – passing San Jose’s domed, modernist, fountain-laden City Hall – and rambling about New York City neighbourhoods, …

Greenwich Village Rooftop NYC Diesel Smokedown – Choogle On! #40

June 22nd, 2007

Late night hoots on a historic Greenwich Village rooftop with Uncle Weed talking with a Canadian friend about NYC scenes and buildings plus 9/11 …

Bacon, Biscuits and Hemp Ed – Choogle On! #39

June 22nd, 2007

Whilst visiting mentor/amigo Hemp Ed in Pe Ell, Washington, Uncle Weed chats about cellulose fuel conversion, logging industry, tasty eggs from hemp …

Joints on Brighton Beach with Dopefiend and Freakout – Choogle On! #38

June 21st, 2007

From SouthEast London, Uncle Weed hooks up with The Dopefiend for a wake n’ bake Volcano session and recounts culinary exploits then they join Max …

Uncleweed on the Dopecast #80 in London – Dopefiend podcast (2007)

June 20th, 2007

Yup, whilst in London, I hooked up with my Atlantic doppelgänger, The Dopefiend – a guy who homegrows a cannabis podcast called Dopecast. He even has a herd of cohorts gleaning wisdom and inspiration to bust out shows …

Longboard Hockey for Four Twenty – Choogle On! #37

April 21st, 2007

On assignment for Heads Magazine, Uncle Weed heads to a undisclosed location in the wee hours to witness Longboard Hockey League action. Check in with the Guy who longboarded across Canada for breasts, LHL scoring champ …

Purple Kush Micro Growtime – Choogle On! #36

January 21st, 2007

A curious Christmas gift of a budding ganja plant gets Uncle Weed making a micro grow environment for a purple kush plant. He assembles the light …

Trivial Retractions and Power Outages – Choogle On! #35

December 18th, 2006

Cutting through the woods late for the bus, Uncle Weed admits his confusion concerning Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and gives the whole low-down on Ross’s …

International Heads and Hemp Oil – Choogle On! #34

December 13th, 2006

Uncle Weed works through a pile of interesting mail including recent Heads magazines, hemp essential oil from Switzerland, shocking letters from Iranian academics, indecent US border guards ands sends a call out for …

Buena Joint with the Lucky Bastard – Choogle On! #33

December 3rd, 2006

Aspiring actor and noted carouser O-dawg tells Uncle Weed about his hi-jinks starring in a French reality TV show called “The Lucky Bastard.” He recounts the production foibles, drunken debacles and beach fire exploits …

Six-strain Weed-tacular! – Choogle On! #32

November 30th, 2006

With six varieties of tasty ganja and two Americans in tow, Uncle Weed heads up to the mountains to test each strain in weed in the Happy Vappy. They lazily review Organic Blueberry, Diesel, Mountain Kind, Cambie weed, …

Hip Night in Vancouver – Choogle On! #31

November 21st, 2006

Classic Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip rock an exclusive show at Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom. Uncle Weed and Bread the Producer start at the New Amsterdam Cafe and choogle on over reading Gord Downie poetry, …

Mission to the Homestead and Himalayas – Choogle On! #30

November 11th, 2006

Exiting the Castro chaos in geta sandals, Mad Dog and Uncle Weed stroll through San Francisco’seclectic Mission district talking about urban planning …

Halloween Chaos in The Castro – Choogle On! #29

November 6th, 2006

On Halloween in San Francisco’s Castro district, Uncle Weed and amigo MadDog witness a shooting with resultant police and crowd mayhem while …

Drunken Rock Night in Oly – Choogle On! #28

October 21st, 2006

Uncle Weed busts out clips from the vault featuring a stumbling rock and roll night in Olympia just after April 20th along with unreligion …

Laughing Buddha, Chocomel and Belgian Hash – Choogle On! #27

October 6th, 2006

Slightly past 4:20, Uncle Weed and amigo Cousin Herb roll up fat doob of sticky Sativa in a Vancouver park and talk about Herb’s recent trip to …

Catching Up with The Numbskulz – Choogle On! #26

June 3rd, 2006

Uncle Weed catches up with his two-thirds of his fave rockin’ younglings, Seth and Nolan of The Numbskulz, in Pe Ell Washington. They lads discuss a …

Discourse from the Forest – Choogle On! #25

May 31st, 2006

A catch-up from Uncle Weed while out on a stroll in the woods. Topics include Ben Harper concet, miscellaneous forth-coming show topics (Numbskulz, …

Rolling to Bridgeport – Choogle On! #24

May 30th, 2006

Uncle Weed and his buddy Eskimo space cruise into the Vancouver suburb of Richmond while chatting about Asian malls, local byways, global warming, dikes, Canada Line Skytrain, Olympic speed skating oval, box stores, …

Exploding Grow Rooms, Rampant Fascism and Funny Glaswegians – Choogle On! #23

May 29th, 2006

On the Seabus en route to BC Place, Uncle Weed relates news stories about an exploding grow house, a Briton arrested for singing along to The Clash, Marc Emery’s ongoing extradition debacle, war resisters in Canada, and …

Down at the New Amsterdam – Choogle On! #22

March 29th, 2006

Uncle Weed heads out with Reverend Bob and Padowan Zach to spend a Sunday in downtown Vancouver’s preferred locales for herbal enthusiasts in this Enhanced Podcast – fortified with photos, links and other surprises. …

Canada Place Walkaround – Choogle On! #21

February 7th, 2006

Uncle Weed wanders around the Canada Place compound in the rain and tries to spark the last of a doob while gazing at a Latvian or Danish ship, Stanley Park, World Trade Centre and more rain o’er Burrard Inlet and …

Talking Picasso and Snowboarding at the Ice Rink – Choogle On! #20

February 7th, 2006

While seeking refuge in the ice rink, Uncle Weed profers discource about about Picasso, Emily Carr, “classified items,” at the Vancouver Art Gallery plus ponders the meaning of art, Canadian Federal election, and other …

Meet the Numbskulz – Choogle On! #19

January 31st, 2006

Visiting in Pe Ell, Washington, Uncle Weed talks with rock n' roll youngsters, Graham, Seth and Nolan - collectively, "The Numbskulz." After a bit …

Transit Cops, Used Cars and more Poutine Lady – Choogle On! #18

January 18th, 2006

thanks to cousin marky in Logan, UT for pic After ranting on about Skytrain cops, Uncle Weed offers a few used cars for sale (98 Volvo wagon and 74 …

Progressive plotting at the Capitol dome – Choogle On! #17

January 16th, 2006

Uncle Weed and Cosmo head to Olympia’s legislative building for a forum on progressive blogging, creative media outreach and general mudrackery.  …

New Year’s Eve Pageantry on Pender – Choogle On! #16

January 2nd, 2006

pic by DaveO At a pagan-ish pageant on Pender Island, Uncle Weed views kayak ballet, dreadlocked Father Time and burning suns while enjoying microbrews, doobs, sparklers, and recalling O Shogotsu in Japan.  Listen up! …

Perogies and Poutine at the Cambie – Choogle On! #15

December 20th, 2005

photo of Poutine by daveo’s phone Two stopovers at the Cambie Pub for unique vittles, local grog and curious, spontaneous conversation with a mystery guest.  Listen up! Choogle on with Uncle Weed #15    more pics of …

Seed and Weed Primer – Choogle On! #14

December 19th, 2005

Out for a walk, Uncle Weed rambles on about cannabis laws, seed economics, connoisseur varieties and personal responsibility.  Listen Up! Choogle on with Uncle Weed #14 Subscribe to Choogle On! with Uncle Weed Fire it …

Vancouver Pot Block Walkabout – Choogle On! #13

December 18th, 2005

Heading out on a medicinal seed quest, Uncle Weed wanders around the Vancouver Pot block and Victory park.  Listen up! Choogle On with Uncle Weed #13 photos by daveo Subscribe to Choogle On! with Uncle Weed Fire it up …

Goldendale Pub Stroll – Choogle On! #12

December 9th, 2005

Heading out on a late-night walk through Goldendale in search of repast, Uncle Weed encounters much of nothing, search lights, alarms and a bar full …

Musings from Goldendale – Choogle On! #11

December 3rd, 2005

Uncle Weed’s musings while visiting Goldendale, Washington, including comments on Stonehenge replica, Mary Hill museum, observatory, bowling, …

Ranting on about Trains, Buses and Borders – Choogle On! #10

November 21st, 2005

pic by DaveO’s phone Uncle Weed gets a rant on about train ineffiency, bus exploits, jarheads and borders hassles while recounting recent experiences.  Listen Up! Choogle on with Uncle Weed #10   Subscribe to Choogle …

Musical stones in South Park with Cosmo – Choogle On! #9

November 19th, 2005

Along with colleague Cosmo, Uncle Weed stops by Cesar Chavez park featuring unique musical stone sculptures plus neighbourhood rant and …

Odyssey herb, Breakfast casts and Guy Terrifico – Choogle On! #8

November 17th, 2005

Starting at a secret herbal lounge, Uncle Weed chats about the temp labor industry, hybrid weed, Guy Terrifico, breakfast time podcasts (Clubside Breakfast Time & Fr. Roderick’s Daily Breakfast) and suchnot.  Sneak …

Werewolves in Mind Camp Catacombs – Choogle On! #7

November 12th, 2005

Wandering the early-early morning catacombs of the Seattle Mind Camp, Uncle Weed and Cosmo observe an unusual parlor game and ephemeral wreckage.  Be …

Mindcamp Montage – Choogle On! #6

November 5th, 2005

Uncle Weed and Cosmo heads to Seattle for a free-form MindCamp conference kinda thing. Here are some audio snippets to experience the vibe.  Spend the night at: Mindcamp Montage – Choogle On! #6 Subscribe to Choogle On! …

Variety pack of Ganja, beer and photos – Choogle On! #5

November 2nd, 2005

Uncle Weed heads downtown Vansterdam, taking photos and scoring sacks of Sweet-tooth, God-bud, Dy-no-mite, Hashplant and Durban Poison plus tasty …

Heading South to OlyWa – Choogle On! #4

October 26th, 2005

Dave rolls down south along Interstate 5 in a U-Haul with Anders and they talk about border hassles, Seattle sights and Tacoma smells.  Hit the …

Never-ending Skytrain to Surrey – Choogle On! #3

October 24th, 2005

Dave takes a Canadian Thanksgiving transit trip from end to end – from the North Shore by Seabus, all the way to the notorious suburb of Surrey. He chats about Skytrain stations, Vancouver sights and sounds, plus meets …

Kif Toking and Complicated Tasks – Choogle On! #2

October 13th, 2005

Uncle Weed gets roasty with tasty kif, chats about herb while assembling Ikea furniture on a mellow Sunday after roasting out the delivery dude.  Bring your own Allen key for: Kif Toking and Complicated Tasks – Choogle …

Sea Bus Adventure to Herbal Lounges – Choogle On! #1

October 5th, 2005

Uncle Weed heads out on via Sea Bus to visit friends downtown Vancouver, plus stops by an herbal lounge in Railtown, indulges in some reminiscing in …

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