Michael Pollan on the Psychedelic Society

The Ezra Klein Show | 14 December 2020 | 1h 16m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Michael Pollan discussing the Oregon ballot initiative that legalized the use of psilocybin. Covers what Proposition 109 does and the challenges it will face, the lost history of psychedelics being used as a therapeutic tool in the 1950s, why the mental health profession in America is so excited about the revolutionary possibilities of psychedelic treatment, why the “noetic experience” induced by psychedelics has such incredible healing potential, whether widespread psychedelic use would create massive population-level changes in society, and much more.

Michael Pollan — Exploring the Frontiers of Psychedelics

The Tim Ferriss Show | 21 March 2019 | 1h 38m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Michael Pollan about the ideas in and the reaction to How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence.