Beyond the Unnameable


Fass, Bob, 1933-2021 (Host,Former owner)
Hoffman, Anita (Speaker)
WBAI Radio (New York, N.Y.) (Broadcaster)
Beyond the Unnameable
1974, between mid-February and mid-April: Bob reads from a SoHo Weekly News interview with Abbie Hoffman, who was arrested in his home for cocaine possession and intent to sell cocaine August 28, 1973. Hoffman claims that drug laws targeting cocaine as opposed to heroin are based in racism, as cocaine is not addictive and doesn't cause death. Bob has Anita Hoffman on the phone. Between phone calls regarding the date of a march on Washington to impeach Nixon, Bob plays a 1968 tape of Abbie Hoffman in the studio with him. Hoffman tells of his experience being arrested for a crime aboard an aircraft, the instance of which led to the Chicago Seven trial. Bob takes a few more calls, including one from a man impersonating Hoffman, and one from a woman objecting to playing tapes of Mae Brussell
Mae Brussell, prisons
Collection Name
Bob Fass papers, circa 1960-2011
Archival Context
Series II: Other Radio Shows, 1965-1990. Subseries II.1: Beyond the Unnameable, 1972-1974, 1976, undated
Political activists; Hippies; Drug control; United States; Hoffman, Abbie
sound recordings
Radio call-in shows; Popular music radio programs
Publication Information
WBAI Radio: New York (N.Y.). 1974-04-17
1974 April 17
Physical Description
1 audio file (41 minutes)
Note (Bf number)
Library Location
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
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