Michael Allen

Stuff

Britain's Premier 'Magic Mushroom Explorer' Says Shrooms Could Change the World

"We need something to shock the human psyche into real wakefulness where we're aware of the larger biosphere in which we're embedded, because we're fucking it up."
Michael Allen
3.5.15
News

An English Head Shop Just Won a Landmark Appeal to Keep Selling Bongs

"Sometimes you have to say, 'I've had enough of this rubbish and I'm going to fight it.'"
Michael Allen
3.2.15
News

Meeting the UK's Ukrainian Expats Who've Been Driving Supplies to the Front Line

And a 50-year-old Welsh man named Terry who just loves Ukraine and doesn't think the UK is doing enough to help.
Michael Allen
2.17.15
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The Psychedelic 'Drugs Wizard' Who Ran One of England's Biggest LSD Labs

I spoke to Casey Hardison, an American who spent nine years in jail for concocting hallucinogenics, about his long, strange trip.
Michael Allen
10.29.14
Stuff

The Man Who Tricked Chemtrails Conspiracy Theorists

Englishman Chris Bovey uploaded a video to YouTube he claimed was evidence of a government plot in order to prank the people who believe in secret mind-control schemes.
Michael Allen
10.13.14
Stuff

Inside the Secret World of a British Undercover Drugs Cop

Neil Woods spent 14 years pretending to be an addict and infiltrating local drug rings in the UK.
Michael Allen
9.5.14
Stuff

Meet the British Police Trying to Decriminalize Drugs

Plenty of cops are tired of fighting the War on Drugs, a battle they know full well they’re never going to win. In 2002, a group of American police set up LEAP. Though it remains relatively small, LEAP’s UK branch has been operating since 2008.
Michael Allen
5.21.14
News

I Was Tortured in Sri Lanka for Harboring Tamils

They used iron girders and PVC piping filled with sand and dirt. It hurts like hell, but it doesn't leave marks. That was the first time I've ever been beaten in my entire life.
Michael Allen
5.14.14
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Memories of Euromaidan Sniper Victims From the People Who Loved Them

We spoke to three Ukrainians who lost family members to snipers during the protests, and asked them to recount their last memories.
Michael Allen
5.1.14
News

Memories of Euromaidan Sniper Victims from the People Who Loved Them

Around 90 people were killed by sniper fire during the Euromaidan protests. I spoke to three Ukrainians who'd lost family members to snipers during the protests, and asked them to recount their last memories of their loved ones.
Michael Allen
5.1.14
Stuff

Crappy Ayahuasca Can Kill You

A British teenager died after drinking yage in South America last week.
Michael Allen
4.30.14
Stuff

We Asked an Expert What Would Happen if Every Immigrant Left the UK

The government would likely have to order people to have more kids.
Michael Allen
4.28.14
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