On episode 62 of sh!tpost, host Jared Holt is joined by Matthew Hodges to give an oral history of drug subculture as it relates to the development and creation of the broader internet. (Disclaimer: This episode is not an endorsement or encouragement of drug use.)

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Stories referenced in this episode:

  • Online highs are old as the net: the first e-commerce was a drugs deal (The Guardian)
  • The uncensored history of the Internet’s drug revolution (Kernel)
  • How LSD Created the Internet (Prohbtd)
  • Did the use of psychedelics lead to a computer revolution? (The Guardian)
  • A Seductive Drug Culture Flourishes on the Internet (The New York Times, 1997)
  • Information Bulletin: Drugs, Youth, and the Internet (DOJ)
  • The American Drug Panic of the 1980s: Social Construction or Objective Threat? (Taylor & Francis)
  • The Trip Planners (New Yorker)

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