The Friendly Aussie Podcast

The Friendly Aussie Podcast

Joe Lagrasso
Sep 27, 2020 49 min

Contrasting 'Aussie Cannabis Culture' Against Legal Schemes in the United States - Feat. Bec

Bec is a fellow cannabis enthusiast and advocate for legalisation across the world. Her experiences with living over in the United States for many years have provided her with a unique insight into how things operate across the US territories; as well as the many advantages of the legal dispensary/'weed shop' model. Bec knows as much as anyone what legalisation would entail, over here in Australia - she's already experienced the benefits that would come our way, firsthand. On this episode, we chat with Bec about the obvious differences and similarities between the two 'scenes'... particularly noting that we are quite a bit behind the Yanks. We talk ways in which Australia could catch up to our friends across the pacific, and much, much more... we had a really interesting chat with Bec that could have gone on and on. We hope you enjoy as much as we did!
Sep 21, 2020 53 min

Make It Legal, New Zealand! Feat. Sandra Murray

This episode of the Friendly Aussie Podcast is dedicated to the NEW ZEALAND REFERENDUM on the 17th of October, 2020. We chat over ZOOM with Sandra Murray - a policy analyst and activist, who heads a lot of the operations of 'Make It Legal NZ'. Sandra is a policy maker by profession — and as someone with experience in that field, she makes the argument that legalisation through popular referendum will shift paradigms. 'Make It Legal' are just one non-profit organisation; but they are making massive waves online, with over 40000 facebook followers. They're one of the few movements communicating fundamental basics about cannabis legalisation, existing drug policy and the proposals included in the bill for the upcoming referendum. Since the process of writing the bill was ‘rushed’, New Zealanders are only voting on a draft version of the bill. There are many layers of confusion, when it comes to what people are actually voting for. Sandra's argument to the people of New Zealand is simple. Saying ‘no’ to legalisation sends a lasting message. Saying ‘no’ because of problems with the bill will cut any progress in its tracks. Saying ‘yes’, and then discussing the ways in which the current scheme is deficient to iron them out. Really, it’s a clear choice between two bills — the status quo, and a step forward into a brave new world. If you live in the land of the long white cloud, get out there and VOTE on Saturday, the 17th of October for legalising the herb we all love for recreational use! You'll be doing yourself and us Aussies on the other side of the ditch a massive favour.
Aug 26, 2020 57 min

Matt Ford on Stoned Comedians

Matt Ford is a comedian hailing from Brisbane, Australia. We caught up with him during lockdown, where he divulged; telling all of his escapades with cannabis, and unique experiences on the comedy touring circuit. YouTube | Facebook | Instagram | Website
Aug 03, 2020 49 min

Finn Armstrong-Schmakeit on Legalising Cannabis in QLD

We're gonna Schmakeit happen! In our sit down chat with Finn, we talk all-things local and state politics in the lead up to the 2020 Queensland State Election. As an independent candidate for the seat of Bulimba, Finn is keen to represent the people in a fresh new way. Part of his plan includes legalising cannabis in the Sunshine State! Sign us up... Facebook | Instagram | YouTube | Website
Jul 11, 2020 46 min

World Domination With @GlobalHempMovement

Alexander Gorshenin - founder of the 'Global Hemp Movement' - is an entrepreneur, advocate and enthusiast of all things hemp. Our sit-down interview with Alex delves deep into his experiences with cannabis, the miracle material that is the cannabis plant... and much, much more. Watch on YouTube | Follow us on Facebook / Instagram | Check out our Website
Jun 08, 2020 39 min

Kyel Golly from NO.ONE NETWORK

We talk cannabis, hip hop and the thriving art/music scene developing down under with the talented and powerful mastermind behind NO.ONE NETWORK - Kyel Golly. Running one of the hottest Aussie labels around inevitably comes along with a lot of interesting experiences - which is why we were stoked to sit down and talk to Kyel! WATCH ON YOUTUBE
May 11, 2020 1 hr 16 min


Speaking with Joe's close companion and fresh newbie to the Aussie cannabis industry was an absolute riot - and not just because we were all stoned as fuuuuuck. We cover G's intro to cannabis, her feelings on being a 'stoner', and a bunch of other very-tangentially related stuff. We take the definition of 'cannabis podcast' a little liberally, here. Check out instagram user @mszcannabeech ( for more amazing content! Thanks for coming on the podcast, G - we can't wait to have you on again! Check out our YouTube | Like our Facebook Page | Follow our Instagram Feed
May 01, 2020 1 hr 49 min

A Trans-Pacific Connection With Raul and Jose

For our seventeenth edition of the Friendly Aussie Podcast, we GO INTERNATIONAL! This is an EXTENDED ZOOM CONVERSATION with Northern Californians Raul Martinez and Jose Rosete. They just released a brand new film - - and we wanted to talk about it with them. Check this podcast out in video! Check out our website and socials:
Apr 11, 2020 45 min

Winky On Growing

We have a nice roundtable chat with our mate Winky over a few cones; asking him about his love for cannabis, his favourite strains, and the ins and outs of his experiences with growing weed in the unique environment and social context of Australia.
Mar 22, 2020 53 min

Toking With Chris

Chris is a travel expert. We filmed this podcast before the COVID-19 Outbreak.... so a lot of these discussion points might seem a little strange. Oh boy, strap yourself in (assuming you aren't already in lockdown!)
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