Benjamin Breen on Margaret Mead, Psychedelics, and Utopia

Sean Carroll’s Mindscape | 26 February 2024 | 1h 13m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Benjamin Breen about his book Tripping on Utopia: Margaret Mead, the Cold War, and the Troubled Birth of Psychedelic Science. Discusses the role of Margaret Mead, and her onetime-husband Gregory Bateson, in social anthropology and its impact on sex & gender mores, the early psychedelic drugs and their potential use for therapeutic purposes, and how the possibility of a realistic utopia didn’t always seem so far away.

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