Special Guests: Bob Balaban & Charles Haid
Guest Co-Host: Scott Clickers
Based on the book by and adapted for the screen by Paddy Chayefsky, Ken Russell’s Altered States tells the tale of Edward Jessup (William Hurt), a scientist who’s looking for answers to some of the big questions of life, memory, spirituality, and more. He meets, marries, divorces, and reconciles with Emily (Blair Brown) over the course of a decade of study where he ingests some questionable substances while subjecting himself to sensory deprivation. Here Eddie finds a way to travel back in time through his own body’s chemistry to the days of primeval man.
We talk to two of the co-stars of Altered States and we’re joined in our discussion by Scott Clickers from the podcast Married with Clickers.
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Buy Altered States by Paddy Chayefsky
Buy Altered States: The Autobiography of Ken Russell by Ken Russell
Buy Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of LSD: The CIA, the Sixties, and Beyond by Martin A. Lee & Bruce Shlain
Read Is LSD about to return to polite society? by Ed Cumming
Listen to Married with Clickers
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“Primeval Landscape” – John Corigliano
“Shamanix” – Hallucinogen
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