Robin’s Trippy Trip to Peru

Ms. Quivers tells Howard about her experience with Ayahuasca

April 25, 2011
Photo: The Howard Stern Show

Robin said she’d gone a big trip as well–to a spartan retreat in Peru: “I went to a retreat in the Sacred Valley and I had to stay in silence the whole time. I was hardly talking. And, like I said, sleeping on a mattress on the floor.”

After Robin revealed that she’d also taken a high-powered hallucinogen known as Ayahuasca, Howard wondered what was really going on. Robin insisted it was an innocent experiment (“It’s a tea! It’s a plant!”) but Howard thought she’d found a gateway–to drugs: “Marijuana is a plant.”

Robin confessed that she drank the Ayahuasca to learn more about herself: “I had been suffering from some depression lately.” The tea was administered by a professional–a man Robin called Master: “He’s a master. He’s revered there.” Howard thought the reverence of the locals should be taken with a grain of salt: “Master hasn’t shit in [real] plumbing his whole life.”

After Robin cited the “stuff that sucks” as society and its expectations, Howard told her to come to him before engaging in narco-tourism next time–he could’ve told her the same in seconds: “You’re officially out of your mind…the body isn’t meant to vomit like that.”

Robin said she’d accomplished what she set out to do, but Howard thought she’d only managed to generate fodder for the show: “This sounds a lot like when you were in the witches coven.”