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.

Acid Revival: The Psychedelic Renaissance and the Quest for Medical Legitimacy

The Hour of History Podcast | 1 August 2020 | 0h 56m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Danielle Giffort about her book Acid Revival: The Psychedelic Renaissance and the Quest for Medical Legitimacy. Backgrounds the rise, fall, and reemergence of psychedelic research and discusses the new generation of researchers working to rehabilitate psychedelic drugs and usher in a new era of psychedelic medicine.

Rick Doblin – Psychedelic Breakthroughs

The Tim Ferriss Show | 12 June 2020 | 1h 41m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Rick Doblin, the founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). Discusses MAPS’s work to make MDMA-assisted psychotherapy an approved treatment for PTSD.

Robin Carhart-Harris on Psychedelics and the Brain

Sean Carroll’s Mindscape Podcast | 3 February 2020 | 1h 17m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Robin Carhart-Harris, the Director of the Centre for Psychedelic Research in the Department of Brain Sciences at Imperial College London. Discusses the history of psychedelics, how they work, how they can help with conditions from addiction to depression, and how they can help people discover things about themselves.

Depression: The Psychedelic Cure

The After On Podcast | 15 May 2018 | 1h 05m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Katya Malievskaia & George Goldsmith, of start-up Compass Pathways, which is trialling the use of psilocybin for treatment-resistant depression.

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.

Rosalind Watts on Researching Psilocybin’s Effects on Depression

Y Combinator | 15 March 2018 | 0h 53m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with clinical psychologist Rosalind Watts about the action of psychedelic drugs in the brain and their clinical utility for the treatment of depression. Backgrounds the impressive results treating patients with hard-to-treat depression.