The Young Jurks podcast

The Young Jurks in Cambridge, Massachusetts broadcast on WEMF Radio covering local and national politics. Led by syndicated columnist Mike Crawford AKA Mike Cann, The Young Jurks are a leading voice on marijuana reform and other populist issues.
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Jun 5, 2017

Nikki Allen Poe joins The Young Jurks in his first post bail interview. Poe is an international marijuana reform activist facing a slew of charges for a marijuana speakeasy party in Philadelphia, a bust that made national headlines.

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May 31, 2017

Kevin Kafka of Canna Care Docs sits down with The Young Jurks

May 31, 2017

The Young Jurks, Live Saturdays, 6pm ET

With Guest, Heather Frizzell of Marathon podcast discussing the case for appeal of Dzhokhar "Jahar" Tsarnaev

May 19, 2017

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Chris Goldstein is a writer and columnist, as well as an advocate and educator who teaches a course titled Marijuana In The Media at Temple University. Along with Poe, Goldstein was once credited by the mayor of Philadelphia with helping the city decriminalize cannabis. I had a chance to interview Goldstein, who was smoking a cigarette outside of the party when the raid took place, on a recent episode of my WEMF Radio show, The Young Jurks. We spoke about the Philly bust and what it means for the movement—everywhere—going forward.

Apr 3, 2017

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With Guests, Rachel Donlan of MassCann/NORML and Jessica Edwards & Dan Skelton of Canna Better Consulting.

Mar 26, 2017

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The Young Jurks or with the tunein app with Guest Steve Winslow running for Malden City Council. Later in the show we discuss the Leafly caregiver story in the Boston Globe and the statements of DPH and Mass Patient Advocacy Alliance. Phone calls from a patient using the non DPH sanctioned delivery services and MPAA's Michael Latullipe.

Mar 22, 2017

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The Young Jurks with Hosts, Mike Crawford & Brianna Morrell joined by the Lauren and Warren kids. With guests, medical marijuana mom, Donna Hackett on the importance of speaking up politically and Jeremy Norrie of the Secret Cup and Chalice discusses testing of cannabis at his events and the issues, the debate around what is important in testing...


Mar 6, 2017

The Young Jurks, Saturdays, 6pm ET Live on WEMF Radio with Guest, Somerville Alderman, Matthew McLaughlin discussing medical marijuana hearings in Somerville in addition to other issues such as the cost of living..

Feb 25, 2017

The Young Jurks,Saturdays, 6pm ET Live on WEMF Radio with Guest, Brianna Wu a Democratic candidate for US Congress against incumbent Democrat Stephen Lynch.

Brianna Wu is an American video game developer and computer programmer. She cofounded Giant Spacekat, an independent video game development studio with Amanda Warner in Boston, Massachusetts.[4] She is also a blogger and podcaster on matters relating to the video game industry.[5]

In October 2014, Wu posted multiple tweets about Gamergate advocates,[16][17] ridiculing them for "fighting an apocalyptic future where women are 8 percent of programmers and not 3 percent."[18] While she was monitoring 8chan's pro-Gamergate chanboard (/gg/), anonymous users posted sensitive personal information about her, including at least one post containing her address. Subsequently, Wu began receiving multiple, specific rape and death threats including her address, causing Wu to flee her home.[19] These threats have been widely attributed to Gamergate supporters.[18][20] In December Wu received e-mails at her corporate account that contained images of mutilated dogs from people who identified as Gamergate supporters, following the recent death of her dog, Crash.[21]

Along with Anita Sarkeesian and Zoë Quinn, Wu is frequently cited by the media as one of the targets of some GamerGate supporters' harassment of women in the gaming industry.[16][20][22][23][24] In February 2015, she said, "by attacking me so viciously, they’re helping give me the visibility to usher in the very game industry they’re terrified about."[25] She has started a legal defense fund for women targeted by Gamergate, and the Wu family is offering a $11,000 reward for information leading to the prosecution of those who have sent her death threats.[26][27][28] By February 2015 she was spending a full day a week contacting law enforcement, and was only attending events in the US with a security detail.[25] In March 2015, she said she had received 48 death threats during the previous six months.[29]

Feb 19, 2017

The Young Jurks interview Nichole Snow of Mass Patient Advocacy Alliance on their new pediatric medical marijuana bill at the Mass State House. Later in the show, The Young Jurks speak to DNC Chair Candidate, Sam Ronan.


Feb 12, 2017

The Young Jurks live at 6pm ET on discussing cars running over protesters; firing of waitress, RI State Rep Moira Jayne Walsh; MA State legislators, Senator Jason Lewis, Senator Stan Rosenberg, Speaker Bob Deleo- that approve themselves a huge 40% pay raise with no public hearing and then block legal marijuana that was approved by a large majority of voters.  Recorded, 2/4/2017

Jan 31, 2017

The Young Jurks, Saturdays, 6pm ET live on with Guests Rachel Donlan of MassCann/NORML and musician, comedian, artist Rob Potylo also known for his alter-ego character, Robby Roadsteamer.

Jan 27, 2017

The Young Jurks, Saturdays, 6pm ET live on with Guest, Bill Downing.

Dec 29, 2016

The Young Jurks Saturdays, 6pm ET discussing medical and legal marijuana in Massachusetts. Also discuss case of Dr John Nadolny.

Dec 16, 2016

The Young Jurks, Saturdays, 6pm ET live on

12/10/2016, The Young Jurks are joined by guests, D-Tension, Monica Cannon of Tito Jackson Community Fund, & Stephen Mandile of Veterans Alternative Healing, Inc.. Hosts, Mike Crawford & Brianna Morrell with their crew, Lauren Pespisa, Warren Lynch, & Herb Morciglio.

Dec 2, 2016

The Young Jurks, Saturdays, 6pm ET live on with Guests, Daniel Fishman, Libertarian and Warren Lynch a Berniecrat. With Hosts, Mike Crawford & Brianna Morrell. Discussing implementation of Massachusetts marijuana legalization law. Caller Jon Lott suggest Crawford should be named to the state's new Cannabis Commission under Massachusetts Treasurer Deb Goldberg.

Nov 24, 2016

The Young Jurks, Saturdays at 6pm ET discuss/mock Alex Jones and then transition to the legion of new Berniecrats elected all over the nation in state and federal offices with guest, Warren Lynch. The Jurks then bring on Megan Marini to lead a deep breathing meditation to help us get over the post election blues. Dan the Man finally calls back into the show.   

Nov 15, 2016

The Young Jurks, Saturdays, 6pm ET live on with MA State Rep Elect Mike Connolly and Jim Borghesani of Yes on 4 regulation of marijuana campaign.

Nov 10, 2016

The Young Jurks, live Saturdays, 6pm ET on with Kris Krane of 4Front Ventures on what legal marijuana will mean for Massachusetts. Jobs. Taxes. Less crime. Later in the show, The Young Jurks speak to DigBoston News & Features Editor Chris Faraone on his next BINJ Holiday party!

Nov 6, 2016

The Young Jurks, Saturdays, 6pm ET Live on with the Jill Stein for President campaign.

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Oct 25, 2016

The Young Jurks live Saturdays, WEMF Radio, 6pm ET with Francy Wade of Yes on 4 Campaign. 


Oct 12, 2016

The Young Jurks with Hosts, Mike Crawford & Brianna Morrell are joined by Rhodes Pierre and a returning Lauren Pespisa.

They kick off with a phone interview with activist, advocate, publisher mom, Diane Fornbacher of Ladybud Magazine. 

Later, the Jurks are on the phone to the CEO of the Social High app, Scott Bettano about his recent cannabis advocacy, child custody issues.

They close with discussion of Question 4 in Massachusetts, regulation of marijuana, specifically the blowback related to local grandmas with 1 and 5 plants locally getting big sympathetic media coverage in the Boston tabloid Herald even. And Crawford's latest in alternet exposing the dirty Safe & Healthy campaign. As well as advocates and activists showing up and calling out the reefer mad lies at forums and debates. The audiences often more educated on the issue than the moderators? Is the tide turning back in favor of the Initiative 4? It sure seems like it.  

Oct 5, 2016

The Young Jurks on Saturdays with Mike Crawford & Brianna Morrell. Cara Crabb-Burnham discusses her fight with MA DCF and Brigham & Women's Hospital over her upcoming birth of her first child while being a current medical marijuana patients. Later in the show, The Jurks are joined by Rachel Donlan, Linda Noel, Michelle Kelley of MassCann/NORML, Beth Waterfall of Boston Women Grow, & Kamani Jefferson. Surprise phone calls from Mrs. Nadolny, Cheryl Benedetti Nadolny, wife of Dr. John Nadolny & Lauren Aline Pespisa.

Sep 29, 2016

The Young Jurks with Hosts, Mike Crawford & Brianna Morrell host a debate on Question 2 Charter Schools with Chris Faraone. They also play Mike's call to Governor Baker who refuses to answer if be believes alcohol is safer than cannabis on WGBH Radio; Later the Jurks discuss Kevin Sabet's missing gummy scandal, and their support of the Massachusetts Patient Advocacy Alliance.

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