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About The Higherside Chats Podcast

THC is an interview based podcast here 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. 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 “small talk” time
  • 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, 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.

Where to start? Well, THC has gotten a lot better with time, and while the 100th Episode Special is a bit dated now, it’s still a great summary of those first 99 episodes w/ 13 returning guests and highlight the range of topics we generally get into: https://www.thehighersidechats.com/the-100th-episode-special/

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.

Advertising & Support:

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.

Subscribe To The Extended 2 Hour Show W/ THC+!

After considering a lot of different options, we 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, we started 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.

Donations:

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: 

Bitcoin: 1AdauF2Mb7rzkkoXUExq142xfwKC6pS7N1

Ethereum: 0xd6E9232b3FceBe165F39ACfA4843F49e7D3c31d5

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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 we 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.