The Friendly Aussie Podcast

The Friendly Aussie Podcast

The Friendly Aussie Podcast (FAP) is a podcast created by Friendly Aussie Buds (FAB) - a Cannabis Publication based in Australia. We aim to destigmatise cannabis use through entertaining discussions that explore the many benefits that this plant can provide to the planet.


November 7, 2023 88 mins

Sorry for the delay on this one and the poor camera angle blocking out homies face! Join us in our latest episode as we catch up with Bluntfield, a renowned rapper and 420 activist. We delve into his journey, tracing the roots of his rapping career, which kicked off when he was 23. Bluntfield shares the artists he's currently vibing with, and offers his unique perspective on the future of Australian rap and the music industry...

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Get an inside look into the cannabis industry as we sit down with Joel Hardy, CEO of CYMRA. Learn about his incredible journey, from the early days of his business to now owning a thriving farm in Byron Bay. We explore the diverse spectrum of appreciation for cannabis, and compare the unique attitudes towards this plant in California and Australia. Joel shares his insights on when Australia might see recreational cannabis become a...

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In this episode of the Friendly Aussie Podcast, we chat with our dear old friend, Gurt - an expert in strain genetics. Throughout the discussion, we covered various topics such as our experiences in Amsterdam, factors that make a particular strain popular, how cannabis and Instagram goes hand in hand, and so much more! Gurt also shared his personal journey of how he got involved with cannabis, what he thinks are the significant c...

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Ever wondered about the difference between the cannabis culture in Australia and the United States? In this episode, we have an engaging chat with the inspiring Abhinav Jain. With a similar background of leaving the IT industry to becoming an enterpreneur, we delve into his journey on guiding the younger generation about the ups and downs of using cannabis, how he got into the weed business, his "five pillars" philosophy...

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The new season of The Friendly Aussie Podcast begins with a bang! Featuring a lively interview with Irish Wick - the charismatic host of Medicated TV. During the episode, Irish shares his fascinating life story, including being adopted and raised by Turkish Muslims, getting into a great deal of trouble during his childhood, being a prime suspect in a serious crime, becoming Australia's first legal medicinal flower patient, a...

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Join us on the Friendly Aussie Podcast as we chat with Marc Selan, President of Organic Oz a Cannabis Club in Spain. Marc shares his insights and experiences as a cannabis club leader in Spain, a candidate for the Legalise Cannabis Victorian Party, and a proud advocate for the legalization of cannabis. In this episode, we delve into a range of subjects, from the workings of the election process to the unique culture of Spanish ca...

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October 10, 2022 96 mins

On this episode of the Friendly Aussie Podcast, Matt Shales from MediCann Health / Clinics and Hemp Brothers jumps onto a zoom call with FAB! 

Shortly after being interrupted by a literal car crash (...), a host of captivating cannabis-themed conversations ensue. 

We circle around the current state of the medicinal scheme, the prospects for legalisation down under, and Matt's experiences throughout the cannabis scene lead...

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August 29, 2022 68 mins

On this edition of the Friendly Aussie Podcast, we sat down in person with Anthony - the extremely enthusiastic and high-energy Product Development Manager of cannabis clinic Releaf. He also works on Mull - a space dedicated to medicinal cannabis patients.

Anthony is on a mission to make a difference to people's lives. His passion and love for cannabis is in full display in this interview, and the energy he brings to the roundtable...

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The Aussie Canna-Podcast Collab of the Century!

The FAB boys had a couple of highly engaging conversations over zoom with Andrew and Mitch (not our Mitch - the one with the effortless actor hair) from the AltMed podcast.

This is also the pair behind Phytoca - a company that works with Australian medicinal patients using full spectrum cannabis products, and seeks to unlock the full genetic potential of cannabis.


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Well, it's been nearly 9 months... but the Friendly Aussie Podcast is finally BACK! 

To commemorate this exciting occasion, the folks at FAB sat down for an in-depth discussion and interview with David Madigan and Neil Helsby - the co-founders of medicinal cannabis clinic Canwell and cannabis oil company Elevated Extracts. 

As insiders of the burgeoning Australian cannabis industry, David and Neil both have unique backsto...

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For this episode of the podcast, we had the pleasure of discussing one-on-one with PlantMed Cannabis Doctor, Dr. John Teh!

We were both very excited to ask Dr. Teh about all different kinds of stuff - so excited that we didn't check our camera, and it quits out after 50 minutes. We press on, throwing a mountain of questions surrounding Medical Cannabis at Doctor John. 

By the end of the podcast, we both gained a clearer unders...

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We brought "Her Highness" onto the podcast earlier on our first season... and now, Shelly is back - alone this time, and with a vengeance!  

Shelly is the head of 'Her Highness' - a female owned and operated cannabis group/online space. She started the 'Her Highness' group on her own, and has been managing this group since 2017 - pouring her heart and soul into the community she created.  

The 'Her Highness' group include...

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May 19, 2021 55 mins

Tom from HONAHLEE on the Friendly Aussie Podcast!

'Honahlee' is a safe online space dedicated to learning, exploring and elevating cannabis-related conversations across Australia. We were honoured to catch up with Tom, who helped us to understand where his online cannabis publication emerged from, what it's all about, and where it's headed next. 

Mitch and Josip chat with Tom about his background in startups and product develo...

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May 13, 2021 111 mins

On this episode of the Friendly Aussie Podcast, get STOKED for our 110-minute long-form conversation with Simon - the Founder of Stoke Industries.

Get ready - perhaps it's wise to go to the bathroom, make yourself something to eat, do some stretches... then sit or lie down, and get comfortable. You'll need to respect all of your pre-podcast preparation rituals  - because this time, we're abandoning any care whatsoever...

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We chat over zoom with ACT MLA Michael Pettersson, asking him the questions we've been quietly wondering about since the ACT passed legal cannabis back in 2019.

As a Labor backbencher, Michael has put his career on the line to champion progressive drug law reforms - he was the one to spotlight the issue (against party platform) and presented a proposal to the public. 

The response was largely positive, which created new opport...

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April 9, 2021 58 mins

This episode of the Friendly Aussie Podcast is a CBD-themed chat with our friend Mauricio! We cover his relationship with cannabis (and cannabidiol in particular) over the years - detailing how he has used it medicinally, how he is going with setting up his own CBD operation, and how cannabis has assisted his family members. Economics, business, society, health and politics - Josip, Mitch and Mauricio fit a broad spectrum of cannab...

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March 28, 2021 51 mins

We are honoured to have Rose Jackson - a pro-cannabis (and drug) reform Labor rep in the NSW parliament - as a guest on our podcast! 

Our chat was an amazing opportunity to speak to a bright young leader with an optimistic outlook on what the community could achieve - if advocates put in the effort to organise and lobby for fundamental shifts to policy.  

A bit of a 'policy person' herself, Rose recognises the countless m...

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We’re back – and better than ever! This episode is a lengthy and winding live zoom discussion with Dr. Todd Subritzky, PhD. ... a man of many talents!

Todd is an author, social scientist, lecturer and entrepreneur. He is part of an exciting new wave of cannabis research being conducted here in Australia. His keen interest in the topic has led him to engage in a range of important academic work in recent years.

For nearly an hour, w...

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January 31, 2021 46 mins

2020 was one hell of a year... so much so, that it really begged for a bit of review and analysis. 

To kick off the second season of our podcast, we decided to do just that!  

Discussing the highlights and low moments of the previous year, we come to a final verdict on the infamous and storied year of 2020 - refining the whole experience down into a metric 1-10 score. 

This totally serious dialogue between two collea...

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Nathan is a massive part of what brought the Magical Butter machine over to Australia - in all of its 240v glory. 

We get comfy with him for an hour-long conversation, in which we mull over how Nathan entered the cannabis industry - including what led him to where he is today, as the head of the Magical Butter company in Australia. We also muse together about what could emerge in the future of the cannabis industry, across thi...

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