In today’s Solidarity Fridays episode, Michelle, Kyle, and Joe discuss Maine’s proposal for legal psilocybin therapy, MAPS’ Phase 3 MDMA trial, therapy, money, and a recent "100 Most Influential People in Psychedelics" list.
In this week's Solidarity Fridays episode, a power outage keeps Michelle from joining in, but Joe and Kyle pick up the slack, going old-school SF style for the week.
They talk about new drugs: Cybin investigating using their proprietary psychedelic compound "CYB003" for alcohol use disorder, and scientists using a technology called psychLight to identify when a compound activates the brain's serotonin 2A receptor (in hopes of activating the biological benefits of psychedelics without their...
In this episode, Joe interviews Nick Meyers and Tyler Chandler, the makers of the documentary that has made a lot of waves over the last year (and been praised on this podcast): "Dosed."
They first visited the podcast last year, a few months after the film's release, and are back to talk about the response it's received and their progress on "Dosed 2: Psilocybin and the Art Of Living," which will follow the journey of one of the patients granted legal palliative psilocybin therapy by...
In today’s Solidarity Fridays episode, Joe, Kyle, and Michelle are joined by Tim Cools of Psychedelicexperience.net. They talk about 5-MeO-DMT and how even medical journals can put a spin on their published studies.
In this episode, Michelle and Joe interview Ralph Blumenthal, 45-year New York Times contributor and author of The Believer: Alien Encounters, Hard Science, and the Passion of John Mack (which inspired one of our more popular recent blogs).
They talk about John Mack: legendary Harvard professor who did breathwork with Stan Grof at Esalen and became interested in the mystery of alien abduction, which led him to write 2 bestselling books, appear on Oprah (who is probably an alien*), become a...
In this week's Solidarity Fridays episode, Kyle, Joe, and Michelle start out with what's turning out to be a weekly legalization update (what a time to be alive!), this week highlighting New Mexico and Virginia's recent legalization of cannabis and Maine representative Anne Perry filing a bill to decriminalize the possession of all drugs. Vacationland, indeed!
They then talk about a recent study that proved scientifically that psilocybin increases creativity, and another that analyzed...
In this episode, Joe interviews returning guest Richie Ogulnick, a facilitator/guide who has been helping clients through ibogaine experiences for 26 years.
Ogulnick talks about how ibogaine works, why he prefers working with the whole plant (iboga), why the flood doses he used to recommend weren't as effective, and the importance of allowing his clients to spend as much time as they want on intention-setting before their session. And of course, he talks about the session itself, which...
In this week's Solidarity Fridays episode, everyone's back and so is the news.
They cover California Senator Scott Wiener's SB 519 bill to decriminalize psychedelics statewide (which is the first time a decriminalize bill has been put through and passed by lawmakers instead of ballot initiatives), a 3rd Massachusetts city decriminalizing psychedelics, an article pointing out how the various flaws in our capitalistic world also thrive in the psychedelic world, and a TIME magazine article on...
In this episode, Joe and Kyle interview Palo Alto-based Ph.D., author, clinical psychologist, and "integration specialist," Kile Ortigo.
From what he's learned at his time at the Grady Trauma Project, the National Center for PTSD, VA work, hospice work, and his own practice, he talks about the flaws of active intervention models of therapy and why what can be most healing for someone is often just letting them be and bearing witness to their experience. And he talks about burnout in...
In this week's Solidarity Fridays episode, technical difficulties lead to a week off from the gang reviewing the news, and instead, Joe interviews microdose & mindset mentor, entrepreneur, author, public speaker, retreat leader, and voice of the Psychedelic Leadership podcast, Laura Dawn.
Dawn talks about her path from Montreal to building a retreat center by a volcanic hot spring in Hawaii, only to see that dream end with the volcano's eruption. But due to an ayahuasca experience that...