Stories from the Fringe: Open-Mic Psychoactive Storytelling in Chicago | The Lex Files | Ep. 19

Written By: Lex Pelger

Oct 13, 2020

In 2017, Lex Pelger hosted “The Blue Dot Tour” – a cross-country, open-mic storytelling tour. At every stop, audience members were invited onstage to share their stories about psychoactive experiences – and things got real. This episode of The Lex Files features stories from the Chicago stop of the tour are. It was in Chicago where Lex met Aaron Paul Orsini, who would later join him as a guest on The Lex Files.

In Lex’s words: “I’ve never seen anything quite like these events, where psychonauts shared their tales of transformation, self-discovery, healing and spectacle. I think you’ll find these stories as fascinating as I did.”

The stories you will hear in this episode were originally broadcast on the Psychedelic Salon, where you can catch all the stops on the tour:

Lex’s graphic novels about cannabis (based on Moby Dick):