Media Roots Radio on Psychedelics:
Episode 2: How Raves Brought Back the Psychedelic Subculture, DanceSafe, Pill Tests & the DEA vs MDMA
Robbie and Abby Martin discuss the resurgence of psychedelics in the 80s through underground raves. Unregulated warehouse parties featured the revival of psychedelics like LSD and the arrival of MDMA and ecstasy during the era of Regan’s ‘War on Drugs.’ Out of this subculture came DanceSafe, which administered the safe testing of ecstasy pills, and a new government fear campaign. Featuring exclusive insight from DanceSafe founder Emanuel Sferios about the suspicious flooding of the ecstasy market with DXM to help paint MDMA as a dangerous drug that melts brains.
This is Episode 2 of an ongoing series on Psychedelic History, Episodes 1-4 are availible now. Patreon subscribers at the $5 tier get access to Episode 4 of the series: www.patreon.com/mediarootsradio
Episode 3: Terrence McKenna, Johnathan Ott, DMT, Pharmahuasca, Heroic Dosing, Utopianism & the Psychedelic New Age
Episode 4: When Microsoft Employee #9 Boosted an Online Psychedelic Revolution, Erowid.org, DXM & Salvia [Patreon Subscriber Exclusive]