Bureau of Lost Culture – The Life and Times of Peter Coyote: Part 2 (18/03/2023)
From heroin to Hollywood – here is the second part of our conversation with the writer, countercultural activist, Zen priest and erstwhile movie star Peter Coyote at his farm in Sebastopol California.
Last time, we left him as the countercultural dream had started to turn sour as he was isolated and living in the throes of drug addiction. Here we pick up the story in the American communes of the early 70s, hear how he transitioned to become a successful actor appearing in over 150 films, and dig deep into counterculture, creativity, charisma, drugs, buddhism, how he navigated Hollywood Babylon and how to die well.
And Peter gives some amazing advice for actors, artists – and for all of us..
With thanks to Jenny Spires.