Hashish-focused artistic company Puff Digital introduced this week that it’s releasing The Hollywood Classes, a brand new season of its podcast “Into The Weeds.” The brand new episodes are a follow-up to final yr’s debut season of the present, The Venice Classes, which featured friends together with Sen Canine of Cypress Hill and Beastie Boys collaborator Cash Mark.
The brand new Hollywood Classes additionally characteristic a lineup of huge names within the cannabis world, together with pot icon Tommy Chong, NBA All-Star Al Harrington, Mellow Man Ace, Greg Hetson of Unhealthy Faith, Jon Cappetta, the vp of content material at Excessive Instances, and Ashlee Evans Smith of the UFC.
Puff Digital stated in a press launch on Tuesday that the primary season of “Into The Weeds,” that includes eclectic friends sharing their tales in an effort to destigmatize cannabis, attracted curious listeners and constructed a loyal following. The company describes the podcast’s stylistic method and lack of pictures of cannabis consumption as “elevated cannabis content material” that makes an attempt to inform relatable tales of friends’ preliminary expertise with cannabis in an prolonged interview format.
The present was created final yr by Ben Rispin, a Canadian musician and the artistic director at Puff Digital, L.A. punk frontman Efrem Martinez Shulz of Dying by Stereo and the Voodoo Glow Skulls, and cannabis business professional Bubba Nicholson. The second season can have a brand new really feel, nonetheless, resulting from Nicholson being compelled to depart the present early in manufacturing resulting from a recurring again damage. Nicholson determined to concentrate on cannabis after affected by opioid withdrawal following again surgical procedure in 2017.
“It was heartbreaking watching Bubbs go away solely two days into the session,” stated Rispin. “His contributions will certainly be missed over the weeks to come back. Bubbs has a giant coronary heart and it usually shines via from episode to episode.”
Rispin stated that the format of the present allowed he and Shulz to rapidly adapt to Nicholson’s absence.
“Fortunately, our present is visitor targeted, so Efrem and I pulled off the Hollywood Classes with only a little bit of getting used to,” he stated. “We discovered a rhythm, however Bubbs shall be again within the fall. Bubbs is among the hardest dudes I do know. He’s specializing in getting wholesome.”
New Hashish Cooking Present Additionally Launching
Nicholson’s followers don’t have to stress, nonetheless. He may also now be discovered on a brand new manufacturing from Puff Digital and Up Hashish entitled “Eat Up,” a cannabis-infused cooking tv present hosted by Toronto chef Chris Brown. The pilot episode of “Eat Up” options hip-hop artist Michie Mee, Stroll Off The Earth’s Gianni Luminatti, and road performer TK Entertainer. This system is offered to stream completely on a brand new subscription-based media platform with a cannabis theme, The UPside.
New episodes of “Into The Weeds” are launched on well-liked streaming platforms each Monday morning and are additionally obtainable on-line.