These two interviews are very interesting. Jan Irvin presents evidence to show that R. Gordon Wasson was a Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Soviet expert, a friend of CIA director Allen Dulles, co-author of the Stock Exchange Act and a public relations vice president (propagandist) for J. P. Morgan.
A few of the same names, for example George Kennan, Henry Luce, Charles Douglas Jackson, also appear in The Cultural Cold War by Frances Stonor Saunders, which covers CIA funding of modern art, music, Hollywood, public intellectuals and literature including magazines.
The second interview mentions how Wasson attacked the Dead Sea Scrolls researcher John Allegro. This article by Jan Irvin and Andrew Rutajit discusses the controversies involving John Allegro and other researchers like Robert Eisenman.