Classic Reboot: Remembering Timothy LearywithJoanna Harcourt Smith (1946 – 2020)

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Joanna Harcourt-Smith (1946 – 2020) was Timothy Leary’s common-law wife. She is author of Tripping The Bardo With Timothy Leary. She is credited as co-author of two of Leary’s books, Neurologic and Starseed. She also hosted the “Future Primative” podcast.

In this 2018 interview, she speaks passionately about the years she spent with Timothy Leary, traveling in Europe and to Afghanistan — where they were captured by U.S. federal agents — and, then, working intensively in an effort to free him from prison. She discusses the role of psychedelics in reshaping American culture after the second world war. She also addresses Leary’s signicance as a unique, American futurist and philosopher.

Edited subtitles for this video are available in Russian, Portuguese, Italian, German, French, and Spanish.

(Recorded on July 31, 2018)

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Published on May 30, 2023


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