In this Faces of Cannabis Interview Series, I welcome Timmy and Marijane, hosts of The Noobie and the Doobie podcast. We discuss the background of their podcast, their experiences during the pandemic with a newly established show, and their goal of providing cannabis education and entertainment for both experienced users and newcomers. They talk about their contrasting backgrounds with cannabis and how their different perspectives work well for the show. This was a fun episode that you don’t want to miss!
Link for the Noobie and the Doobie episode:
- The Noobie and the Doobie podcast & YouTube @thenoobieandthedoobie
- Timmy Boyle – The Noobie @therealtimmyboyle
- Marijane Baker – The Doobie @marijanebaker
- Generational Perspectives episode with Marge’s dad
- Standout episodes of the Noobie and the Doobie;
- Discovering Taste with Madame Cannoli episode
- Lift Expo
That’s it for this week friends. Please email me any questions, comments, pictures of your creations or anything else, I love hearing from listeners! Direct messages to [email protected] or the podcast hotline.
The background of The Noobie and the Doobie podcast [00:02:00]
Timmy and Mary Jane discuss how their podcast was born out of the pandemic and their experiences during that time.
Their secret to podcast longevity [00:03:18]
They reveal that they took a ten-month break from the podcast but had stockpiled enough content to continue releasing episodes consistently.
The concept of The Noobie and the Doobie podcast [00:06:30]
They explain that their podcast aims to provide cannabis education and entertainment from both the perspective of a long-time advocate (Mary Jane) and a non-advocate turned consumer (Timmy).
The value of cannabis education [00:10:40]
Discussion on the importance of providing educational resources for newcomers to the cannabis space.
Creating a safe space for all cannabis users [00:11:48]
Exploring the goal of the podcast to create a welcoming environment for both experienced users and newcomers.
The contrasting backgrounds of the hosts [00:12:30]
How the hosts’ different experiences with cannabis contribute to the dynamic of the podcast.
The complexity of cannabis [00:21:34]
Timmy discusses his surprise at discovering the complexity of cannabis and how it is not just a simple plant, but has different strains and forms that affect individuals differently.
Debunking the lazy stoner stereotype [00:25:25]
Mary Jane and Timmy address the common misconception that cannabis makes people lazy and unmotivated, emphasizing that it is not the weed itself but individual traits that determine motivation levels.
The impact of stereotypes on cannabis perception [00:30:04]
Timmy reflects on how stereotypes, such as the lazy stoner, have influenced his perception of cannabis and acknowledges the damage they have caused, while also recognizing the entertainment value they provide.
The challenges of breaking the stigma [00:32:19]
Discussion on personal responsibility in breaking the stigma of cannabis and the impact of Cheech and Chong’s influence.
Interviewing Cheech and Chong [00:33:27]
Speaker 3 shares her experience of interviewing Cheech and Chong and their impact on the cannabis industry.
Challenges faced by the podcast [00:34:57]
Speaker 2 discusses the challenges faced by the podcast, including losing bookings due to the cannabis advocacy and the need to rebuild their audience.
The struggles of being a comedian [00:42:32]
Discussion about the challenges of being a comedian and the misconceptions surrounding it.
The concept of podcasting as a job [00:43:33]
Exploration of the concept of podcasting as a job and the amount of time and effort that goes into it.
Memorable guests on the podcast [00:47:48]
Highlighting some of the notable guests on the podcast, including John Buffalo, Chef Pat Newton, and the Hi Ladies podcast.
The Gold Medal Controversy [00:51:59]
Discussion about a renowned Canadian athlete who won and lost a gold medal and is now selling cannabis.
Bringing Regular People’s Stories [00:53:09]
The hosts talk about their goal of featuring regular people’s stories to break the stigma around cannabis.
Unusual Habits and Absurd Things [00:54:29]
The hosts discuss their unusual habits, including wearing onesies and collecting rocks, and Timmy’s unique wardrobe choices.
The background of The Newbie and the Doobie podcast [01:01:02]
Timmy and Mary Jane discuss their podcast and their experiences during the pandemic.
Surprising facts about Timmy and Mary Jane [01:01:30]
They talk about being a couple and the assumption that they both consume cannabis.
Future plans for The Noobie and the Doobie podcast [01:05:16]
They mention their goals of interviewing non-consumers in the cannabis industry and parents of consuming children, as well as their desire to do live events and expand their exposure.
The Onesie Debate [01:10:38]
Discussion about people’s preferences regarding wearing onesies or costumes in public.
Appreciation for Onesies [01:11:06]
Expressing gratitude for the conversation about onesies and the intention to purchase one.
Promoting the Podcast [01:11:17]
Encouragement to check out The Noobie and the Doobie podcast, with information on where to find it and how to support the show.