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About The Higherside Chats Podcast

THC is an interview based podcast where Greg Carlwood drinks a little drink, smokes a little smoke, and hosts conversations with the best researchers, authors, and experts on a whole host of conspiracy, paranormal, occult, and all around fringe topics. With 5 shows each month, topics include: corporate crimes, corruption and injustice at every level, dissecting the plans of the planet’s puppetmasters, MK Ultra mind control, alien abductions, the Archon Control Matrix, alternative history, chaos magic, false flags, ancient traditions, underground bases, Atlantis, The Bermuda Triangle, Hollow Earth theories, secret pacts with non-human entities, off the grid living, spirituality, escaping the rat race, transhumanism, psychedelics, fractional reserve banking, aether physics, and the examination of the plethora of bullshit spewing from the finely tuned, total control machine of the shadowy global elite. Fun!

As a fan of both podcasts and conspiracy culture,  THC tries to raise the bar,  take the best of both, and avoid some of the major annoyances many people have with them. Things like:

  • Poor audio quality
  • Annoying, repetitive ads
  • Fear mongering/yelling/doom/gloom
  • Too much wasted time before bringing in the guest
  • A host who hasn’t done enough research into a subject or guest to make good conversation.
  • Unedited conversations (The best TV shows, Movies, and Music are all edited. Why shouldn’t the best podcasts be too?)

It’s these little things that most people find annoying in even our favorite shows, and so we do our best to avoid them with THC.

If you’ve ever been a fan of shows like Coast to Coast AM, Alex Jones, (old) Red Ice Radio, Mysterious Universe, or Ground Zero -You’ll enjoy The Higherside Chats.

About Greg Carlwood:

Greg Carlwood had a pretty stereotypical mid-western middle class life growing up in Arnold, MO. After spending K-11th grade in the local Catholic School pipeline, causing a fair amount of trouble along the way, St. Pius X High School in Festus, MO kicked him out on the first day of senior year and he’s still bitter about it.  Eventually making it to the University of Missouri, Greg studied nothing, dropped out, and wandered into corporate retail management- captaining such notable ships as Great American Cookies, Sunglass Hut, & Gamestop. Knowing this was a low-paying road to nowhere, and not feeling right in Missouri; he moved to San Diego, CA in 2010 with a desperation plan to grow marijuana. After growing a few successful crops, but not knowing anyone who actually buys marijuana by the pound, he started another desperation venture: The Higherside Chats Podcast. It was a success.


After dabbling with the Devil’s temptations, THC is no longer accepting outside offers for advertising. It only hurts the quality and flow of a podcast. THC gets support directly from listeners who value the show, and want more with a Plus Membership – not from coercing them into arbitrarily buying some new underwear, internet mattress, or a meals-by-mail subscription after listening to our host reciting some company-written anecdote. Really, no thanks. Please don’t even ask.


Folks, The Higherside Chats is the type of show that can only be done by listener support.

The nature of THC is to explore conspiracy, fringe, and taboo topics to their deepest depths. Sometimes that means examining media propaganda during traumatic events, exploring  links between organized religion and child trafficking, exploring various cultures and racial topics, & maybe even hearing some bad words. All of this is a part of a good-natured exploration of our world and the quest for truth, but advertisers, sponsors, and large corporate networks just don’t jive with that.

THC has had run ins with all of the above. We’ve had sponsorship deals fall through over a single episode, been removed from large podcasting networks because of swearing, and had advertisers ask me to avoid certain topics in exchange for their financial support.  None of these are acceptable for the show I feel compelled to produce, and the show I think the people are hungry for. So here are the various ways to keep this train moving:

Subscribe To The Extended 2 Hour Show With THC Plus!

After considering a lot of different options, I’ve decided that the best way to insure that THC will have stability and be around for many years to come is to keep the first hour with our guests free, which has been the case for the first four years of THC- but in addition, starting in 2014, I will be doing a second hour with all our guests for an $8 Monthly Subscription. Please check out our Plus options and the extra benefits we’ve added over the years.


I’m humbled by people who want to contribute more than just the cost of a Plus membership, though that’s really all that’s necessary. Thanks in advance if you decide to go above and beyond, here’s how you can do that:

  • Credit/Debit/Paypal Donation:
  • Donate With Bitcoin & other cryptocurrency: 

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Greg Carlwood’s Contact Info:

E-mail: TheHighersideChats@gmail.com (Please include a descriptive subject line, it’s getting harder to sort through the chaos!)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheHighersideChats

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HighersideChats

Snail Mail: Greg Carlwood – PO Box: 153291 – San Diego, CA 92195

 Thank you:

All that said, thanks so much for letting me feel special. I’m just an average stoner that loves to dig deep down the rabbit hole and doesn’t like the direction the world is going. I appreciate every nano-second of attention that is paid to this modest little project. I’m not perfect, but I do what I can to give alternative ideas and authors a fair shake. I hope I can share some interesting stories, alternative news, intelligent guests, quality T-shirts, and by all means a few good jokes along the way.

You’re welcome.

-G. Carlwood.