Alan Cross is a radio broadcaster and music historian. He joins Ronan to make keen observations on the genre of psychedelic music – and its role as an undercurrent in counterculture. Then, they discuss how new technology produced unique studio sounds – which formed new attitudes and captured an entire generation. Plus, Alan defines ‘straight-edge’ and reveals that he’s never used psychedelics – though his views are shifting. Finally, we ponder medically regulated psilocybin access for end-of-life treatment – and give thanks for progress. For more Alan Cross, check out ‘The Ongoing History of New Music’ anywhere you listen to podcasts.