Podcast 338 – “A Tribute to Myron Stolaroff”

Guest speaker: Myron Stolaroff


This podcast features a few sound bites from several of the previous podcasts featuring Myron Stolaroff, who departed this life on January 6, 2013. Not only was Myron one of the world’s leading psychedelic researchers, earlier in life he was instrumental in helping the Ampex Corporation develop the audio and video tape recorders. Below are a few links, videos, and books that more fully illustrate the life of this Renaissance Man.


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The Myron Stolaroff Archive on the Psychedelic Salon

Donate to The Stolaroff Collection at Erowid

Myron Stolaroff memorial video

Myron Stolaroff and Gary Fisher in Dialogue

The Gary Fisher Archive on the Psychedelic Salon

A Visit with the Stolaroffs

The Myron Stolaroff Vault at Erowid.org

The Secret Chief:
Conversations With a Pioneer of the
Underground Psychedelic Therapy Movement

By Myron J. Stolaroff

The Secret Chief Revealed

By Myron J. Stolaroff

Thanatos to Eros:
35 Years of Psychedelic Exploration Ethnomedicine
and the Study of Consciousness

By Myron J. Stolaroff

What the Dormouse Said:
How the Sixties Counterculture
Shaped the Personal Computer Industry

By John Markoff

Myron Stolaroff on Wikipedia


  1. Scott Said,

    January 22, 2013 @ 4:00 pm

    When I saw the title of this episode appear in my download feed, I feared what was inevitable. Another of the Tribe’s elders had passed. The word that comes to mind is gratitude. Gratitude of course for Myron and his work, but also you, Lorenzo. Because without you and your tape recorder, these wonderful conversations with him would have been lost.

    There are many favorite episodes of the Psychedelic Salon in my library, but the series of interviews with Myron that you entitled Lone Pine Stories are some of the best. Thank you so much for this wonderful gift.

  2. Name (required) Said,

    January 23, 2013 @ 10:02 pm

    ^^^^What Scott said ^^^^

  3. Jacob Aman Said,

    January 24, 2013 @ 5:11 am

    Wow he was a deeply insightful fellow, and what a warrior. Wasn’t aware of the use of carbogen for this purpose.

  4. Martin Said,

    January 24, 2013 @ 10:46 am

    I’m trying to figure out if my iPod is acting up, or if you upped the speed of this recording. Great episode, but the playback hurt my head.

    [COMMENT by Lorenzo: It sounded OK on mine . . . I didn’t change anything that I know of.]

  5. Martin Said,

    January 25, 2013 @ 9:14 am

    Thanks, Lorenzo, I’ll check my iPod for weirdness. Thank you for the beautiful tribute to Myron Stolaroff, it was enlightening and uplifting.

  6. Joy Said,

    February 26, 2013 @ 9:58 am

    This podcast touched me so deeply. Again, thank you for this service to humanity, Lorenzo.