Stoner podcast: our fearless founder August 30, 2017 3:07 PM   Subscribe

Uh, I stumbled across this podcast on Stoner: Creative people talk about their experiences with marijuana (and whatever else comes up.) today, titled, Episode 19: Matt Haughey, founder of Metafilter, editorial at Slack.
posted by yoga to MetaFilter-Related at 3:07 PM (24 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Finally, a decade later, legalization came to the West Coast and he set off for Washington State to acquire some weed so he could smoke his first joint, age 42.

I'm so proud of my state right now.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:35 PM on August 30 [6 favorites]


Have you ever looked at a cat in a scanner? I mean, really looked at a cat in a scanner?
posted by octobersurprise at 4:23 PM on August 30 [39 favorites]


Like............................................
How did that little fucker even get IN THERE, d00d?!
And............................................
Why?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:34 PM on August 30


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Bop?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:44 PM on August 30 [4 favorites]


MetaToke
posted by Joseph Gurl at 5:01 PM on August 30 [1 favorite]


It must be said, though, that while he did hold it for a bit longer than most circles would like, Matt, in the end, didn't bogart this joint--he passed it over to Josh.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 5:02 PM on August 30 [3 favorites]


whoa dude. whoa.
posted by vrakatar at 5:18 PM on August 30


I enjoyed that quite a bit. And I think the two key observations, that technology would influence commercialization because of its ability to set portions, and that older people are a primary market in states that have legalized, are right on the money.

Dude, I'm DMing you next time I'm in Portland to see if you've got 8 hours to spare.
posted by Stanczyk at 5:45 PM on August 30 [1 favorite]


I guess I missed the post title because when I read I stumbled across this podcast on Stoner, I immediately thought of Stoner, and I was momentarily disappointed when I read the rest of the sentence. (If you've read the book you'll understand.)
posted by she's not there at 1:44 AM on August 31 [1 favorite]


tldl:
Q: Why did you sell Metafilter?
A: Have you seen the price of good weed?
posted by pracowity at 3:41 AM on August 31 [1 favorite]


Does anyone smoke the kief down here?
posted by Faint of Butt at 10:15 AM on August 31 [4 favorites]


Matt Haughey never touched weed as a teen, despite being a competitive BMX rider in Southern California

I'm so tickled by my 40- and 50- something friends trying pot for the first time!
posted by Room 641-A at 11:49 AM on August 31 [2 favorites]


I immediately thought of [the book] Stoner

I would listen to that podcast!
posted by Jahaza at 12:42 PM on August 31


By the time he was in 30s, Matt was curious to try marijuana but didn't know anyone who had any.

Dude. You ran MetaFilter.
posted by D.C. at 1:39 PM on August 31 [14 favorites]


I immediately thought of Stoner

Great book.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 3:11 PM on August 31


Dude. You ran MetaFilter.

And lived in Portland!
posted by Joseph Gurl at 3:12 PM on August 31


Well, he doesn't really live in Portland, and anyway I wasn't gonna be any help either in Portland proper because I never really had weed friends either. That said, it does seem like finding some way to ask people, maybe anonymously, is a service some websites provide.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:41 PM on August 31 [3 favorites]


(In other Portland-and-weed news, the very localest of our many weed shops had a couple guys out front waving around badly-made unreadable weed advertising signs today and I couldn't decide whether it was a very badly implemented advertising plan or a very well implemented bit of satirical performance art.)
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:44 PM on August 31 [4 favorites]


Brought to you by Voodoo Doughnut.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:46 PM on August 31


That said, it does seem like finding some way to ask people, maybe anonymously, is a service some websites provide.

Or you could, you know, walk around the park blocks and sniff the air...
posted by Joseph Gurl at 4:55 PM on August 31


Portland park air isn't for amateurs.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 5:04 PM on August 31 [3 favorites]


By the time he was in 30s, Matt was curious to try marijuana but didn't know anyone who had any.

Oh, for the love of everything sticky and purple... how the hell did this even happen? I don't think I've ever not ended up baked at any meetup I've been to. (Pssst go outside with the smokers occasionally. Safety meetings aren't usually verbally announced, as is tradition.)
posted by loquacious at 2:26 AM on September 3 [1 favorite]




I didn't get into it until my mid-late 20s, and it's a very occasional thing for me, and I completely sympathize with the total cluelessness of approaching weed outside of a friendly social setting and trying to figure it out for yourself without a "guide."
posted by duffell at 7:30 AM on September 9


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