Broccoli Talk

Broccoli Talk
A podcast for cannabis lovers, presented by Broccoli Magazine. Tune in every two weeks for casual chats with your new weed BFFs, Lauren Yoshiko and Mennlay Golokeh Aggrey.

Discovering CBD with Alexis Rosenbaum
May 26 • 26 min
From growing up in an anti-weed environment to running a successful CBD business, Alexis Rosenbaum has experienced the full spectrum of cannabis perspectives. In this episode, Mennlay chats with Alexis, the founder of Rosebud CBD, about her journey to…
Teenage Nostalgia
May 5 • 33 min
Calling all former nerds, weirdos and rebels: we’re going back to high school. In this episode, Lauren and Mennlay share teenage memories and early perceptions of cannabis, while also sharing recommendations for nostalgic comfort in the form of all-time…
Weed Business Ethics with Imelda Walavalkar
Apr 22 • 28 min
Many weed businesses tout their sustainability and social justice initiatives, but what does it take to walk the talk? In this episode, Lauren speaks with Imelda Walavalkar, Pure Beauty cofounder and CEO, on growing an ethical weed business. Imelda…
Quarantine Confessions
Apr 7 • 24 min
Who are you during quarantine? In this episode, Lauren and Mennlay share their COVID-19 quarantine confessions: from relationship woes and cooking experiments to long-lost hobbies and DIY weed edibles.
Cannabis & Coronavirus
Mar 24 • 28 min
We’re living through a pandemic and everything is changing around us, including the way we consider cannabis. Consumers are stockpiling weed. Shop owners are fighting to keep dispensaries open as “essential” businesses, so that people don’t lose access to…
Weed at Work
Mar 10 • 27 min
Working in the fast-growing U.S. cannabis industry may trigger fantasies of a “green rush” with easy money, endless opportunities, and joint-smoking breaks at lunch, but what is the reality? In this episode, Mennlay and Lauren share their experiences…
Cannabis in Japan with Yumiko Sakuma
Feb 25 • 29 min
In Japan, consuming weed is a secret, radical act—even talking about it is dangerous. But hemp was part of Japanese ceremonial traditions for centuries. What triggered the change? In this episode, Yumiko Sakuma, author of the Japanese-language book “Let’s…
Weed, Sex & Relationships
Feb 11 • 30 min
What happens when the third partner in your relationship isn’t a person—it’s a plant? Lauren and Mennlay share their stories of the joys and complications of dating while using cannabis, and discuss their personal experiences surrounding weed and sex.
Poetic Visions with Fariha Róisín
Jan 28 • 29 min
Fariha Róisín is a writer and multidisciplinary artist; she is the author of How to Cure a Ghost, Being In Your Body: A Journal for Self-Love and Body Positivity, and the upcoming novel Like A Bird. In this episode, Mennlay chats to Fariha about weed and…
Weed Dealer Diaries
Jan 14 • 27 min
From grimy basements and sketchy meetups to polished retail spaces and discreet delivery services, buying and selling weed is an ever-expanding spectrum of experiences. In this episode, Mennlay and Lauren share their memories of buying and selling through…
Does CBD Skincare Really Work?
Jan 3 • 31 min
Beauty and cannabis have collided, with CBD infusing everything from mascara to bath bombs. But can it really be good for your skin? Charlotte Palermino (cofounder of Nice Paper and upcoming skincare brand Dieux) gives us the dirt on CBD-based clinical…
The Weed Year in Review
Dec 20, 2019 • 24 min
Broccoli Talk hosts Lauren and Mennlay share their cannabis highlights and lowlights from 2019, and discuss weed wishes for the coming year. On deck: CBD madness, the vape crisis, fake celebrity weed brands from Broccoli Issue 07, federal legalization,…
Cannabis Yoga with Jessamyn Stanley
Dec 5, 2019 • 30 min
Yoga instructor and author Jessamyn Stanley believes that weed and yoga go hand in hand. In this episode, Jessamyn shares her experiences of the good, the bad, and the ugly in yoga and digs into the cannabis scene in North Carolina, where weed is still…
Edibles: The Art of Weed Butter
Nov 21, 2019 • 26 min
From first-time horror stories to gourmet catered cannabis dinners, eating weed can be a complex experience. Mennlay Golokeh Aggrey is the author of a cookbook called The Art of Weed Butter, and on this episode we go deep into the history, science and…
Cannabis Science is Magic
Nov 8, 2019 • 23 min
In this episode, we get a primer on cannabis science with Zoe Sigman, program director of Project CBD and science editor of Broccoli Magazine. Zoe guides us through the history of cannabis research, explaining how scientists discovered the endocannabinoid…
Weed: The Audacity of Scent
Nov 8, 2019 • 27 min
When it comes to weed, we like to follow our noses, but not everyone revels in the smell of a freshly lit joint. Lauren talks with Olivia Jezler, founder of Future of Smell, about the ways our emotions waft their way into scents, how our brains process…
Weed Harvest Confessions
Nov 7, 2019 • 22 min
It’s harvest season, and that means that infinite pounds of cannabis plants are being hacked, trimmed, and cured into the consumable weed you know and love. In this episode, our hosts Mennlay and Lauren swap harvest memories, confessions, and horror…
Broccoli Talk, a Podcast for Cannabis Lovers
Oct 30, 2019 • 2 min
Meet your new weed BFFs and learn more about Broccoli Talk in this mini episode.