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Paxton Quigley


Paxton Quigley is the host of the “High Society” podcast with and best-selling author of the non-fiction “Armed & Female” book series. She has appeared on more than 300 TV and radio shows in the U.S and abroad, including "Oprah," "Sixty Minutes," "The Today Show" and “Good Morning America.” She hosted a weekly program called the "Paxton Quigley Empowerment Hour." Her recent mystery novel, "Just Try Me," has been called a spicy page-turner.


Paxton's illustrious career includes working as an executive at Playboy Enterprises, Inc., where she reported to Hugh Hefner & Christie Hefner. While working at Playboy, Paxton befriended one of the most famous names in cannabis, Keith Stroup, founder of NORML (the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws). While the political mandate for years has been to “just say no” to drugs, NORML, with generous funding from Playboy, has remained on the forefront of marijuana legalization. 


A cannabis advocate herself, Paxton's “High Society” brand reaches millions of listeners. On her weekly broadcast with influencers in the space, in addition to her writing and insight, Paxton and her guests analyze some of the most timely, complex, and controversial issues of the day.


A communications graduate from Northwestern University, Paxton holds a Masters in Anthropology from the University of Chicago. She and her brother created a family foundation "Successful Pathways from School to Work" based at the University of Chicago. She also serves on the board of the "Institute for Career Development" based in New York City.

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Maureen Meehan lived abroad for several decades and worked as a journalist in Central/Latin America, the Middle East and Spain where she reported for NBC Radio & TV and numerous U.S., Canadian and European outlets including CBC Radio, SBS Dateline, Inter Press Service and Portugal's Diário de Notícias. 


In Latin American Meehan was the assistant director and producer on various documentaries including two prize-winning films: Chile: Hasta Cuándo? (1985) and Nicaragua: No Pasarán (1983). The former was nominated for an Academy Award and both films have won numerous prizes. In Europe, Meehan was a producer for the Canadian documentary about Spain´s Moorish past based on Irshad Manji´s book “The Trouble with Islam Today.”


Originally from Ohio, Meehan moved back from Madrid to New York in 2012 where she began writing for High Times Magazine, Weedmaps News and Cannabis Now, among other outlets. 


After covering many conflicts and wars around the world, Meehan finds the War on Drugs among the most perplexing, devastating and misguided.

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