The legendary PAUL KRASSNER is the star of this Solartopia Show.
We join Paul in his California home to run through his astonishing lifetime as a “guerilla satirist,” stand-up comedian, author, activist, videographic expert, psychedelic pioneer and much much more.
Paul has been with us in Solartopia before, but his boundless experience and wit make him always an A-List guest.
Today we discuss Ken Kesey, Tim Leary, the CIA, LSD and the Agency’s inadvertent role in introducing psychedelics to the counter-culture.
Since Paul was the founder of “Yippie,” the hippie/left offspring of the 1960s anti-war movement, we also ruminate on what “might have been” had Mayor Richard Daley granted permits to the demonstrators (me among them) at the 1968 Chicago Convention.
We also then plunge into today’s booming world of on-line pornography. Paul was a writer for Hustler when its publisher Larry Flint was shot, and has written extensively about the industry that has become the most-watched phenomenon in all the world of video. The discussion is fascinating but unfinished, so we’ll have to have Paul back with us again soon!