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Saving the World with Barry & Lucas

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Barry and Lucas want to make you feel better about the world, by smoking some weed and having a free-flowing conversation with interesting people who want to save us. It’s NPR on weed.
49 Episodes
Everyone's favorite guest Greg Barris is back to update us on his mission to use coffee to power the world. We surprise Lucas' dad to ask for some unexpected legal advice, formulte a mission for 2019, and Greg makes fun of us for being richie Ritzy boyz.
Jessica Salans is one of the founders of Ground Game LA, an organization that grew out of her 2017 campaign for LA city council. She is now a field manager for the city councilman in the 11th district of Los Angeles. We'll talk about homelessness, what constituents really look like, and whether or not to watch Welcome to Marwen.
Barry and Lucas talk about ways to help for the holidays, and also finally get to know each other better. We find out how to donate toys to kids, the most scared Lucas has ever been, and why Barry poops standing up. Happy holidays everybody!
Newlyweds Ayden Mayeri (Homecoming, New Girl) & Miller Davis (head writer of Gorburger) are Lucas and Barry's good friends. We talk about self-driving cars, whether or not there will be a WWIII, and if Miller would want to be a dog-sized spider robot.
This week we're joined by Keya Vakil, who spent 3.5 months in Houston working as a field organizer on the Beto O'Rourke campaign. We talk about what it really means to drop everything and go work on a campaign, conceptions and misconceptions of Texas, whether or not Beto will run in 2020, and how to calculate the diameter of a hat with a four foot circumference.
Caitlin Stasey, notable Australian actor (Please Like Me) and founder of the feminist website joins us to go over some expert predictions of the future that we found online. We talk about everything from prosthetic brains and japanese toilet innovation to how to kill a cow with your bare hands. It's our funniest and most enjoyable one yet!
In this very special episode, we've got Red Cross spokesperson Dan Halyburton, who is currently on the ground in California, handling the relief effort for the Paradise Camp Fire. We discuss what the Red Cross actually does for people, the ways you can prepare for disaster, and first-hand stories from the fires. Go to to volunteer or donate.
Kyle Stanger is the founder of Boys Get Sad Too, a clothing line that raises awareness about the high male suicide rate in the UK, where currently 87 men end their lives every week. Kyle's clothing line donates proceeds to CALM (the Campaign Against Living Miserably), an award-winning charity dedicated to preventing male suicide. We talk about the reasons for this epidemic, the reasons why boys feel like they can't be vulnerable, and why you'd want to drink a cider with Tigger. Also, Kyle has a lovely voice. Real easy to listen to.
Harley Rouda is a successful business owner who is running in California's 48th district. He believes the pressing issues facing America today are climate change, infrastructure, and affordable healthcare. His opponant, Dana Rohrabacher believes in housing discrimination againsts LGBTQI+ people, has illicit finincial connections to Russia, including contact with known Russian spies, and can't get anyone in congress to sign his bills because he's a dweeb. We also learn what Harley Rouda thinks should be on his winning pizza. Go to to learn more!
Sean Casten is running in Illinois's 6th district, which has been Republican since 1973. He is a molecular biologist, who for decades has run profitable, clean energy businesses, and in that time helped create 6,000 jobs. He wants to protect the Affordable Care Act, stop climate change, and repeal his opponant Peter Roskam's immoral tax act. We talk about climate change, why facts don't require your belief, and how we're doing elections wrong.
Comments (5)

Robyn Johnson

is this no longer a show?

Jun 20th
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Nov 29th

John Carey

What song is used for the intro and outro?

Oct 3rd

Sam Devine

Barry and Lucas this is the first time I've listened to your podcast. Very much enjoyed it. When you are talking about the homeless or unsheltered in the last few minutes of the program you are opening yourselves up to a very accurate criticism. People who own property are not necessarily wealthy. Airbnb offers an opportunity to make enough money to maintain ownership of a property. I don't own property and therefore have no rentals but I am a contractor so I have some knowledge of the industry. To affect change would require collective tax money. Or at least careful and targeted regulation.

Sep 30th
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