Filmmaker Darren Aronofsky — Exploring Creativity, Ignoring Critics, and Making Art (#263)

Filmmaker Darren Aronofsky — Exploring Creativity, Ignoring Critics, and Making Art (#263)

“Procrastination is part of the process.” – Darren Aronofsky Darren Aronofsky (@DarrenAronofsky) is the founder and head of production company Protozoa Pictures. He is the acclaimed and award-winning filmmaker behind both cult classics and blockbusters, including Pi (which earned him a Best Director award at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival), Requiem For a Dream, The …

The Man Who Studied 1,000 Deaths to Learn How to Live (#153)

The Man Who Studied 1,000 Deaths to Learn How to Live (#153)

The small things ain’t so small. —BJ Miller At the end of our lives, what do we most wish for? And how can knowing this help you to live a better life now? BJ Miller (@bjmillermd), MD, knows. BJ is president of Mettle Health in Mill Valley, California, where he also counsels terminally ill patients and …

Are Psychedelic Drugs the Next Medical Breakthrough? (#104)

Are Psychedelic Drugs the Next Medical Breakthrough? (#104)

DISCLAIMER: DO NOT USE ANY DRUGS OR SUBSTANCES WITHOUT CONSULTING A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL. THIS IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. “Be curious.” – Dr. Dan Engle Martin Polanco (@Martin_Polanco7), M.D., is the founder and program director of Crossroads Treatment Center, based in Rosarito, Mexico. Crossroads specializes in helping patients conquer powerful addictions (heroin, cocaine, etc.) by using the African hallucinogen …

The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide – Risks, Micro-Dosing, Ibogaine, and More (#66)

The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide – Risks, Micro-Dosing, Ibogaine, and More (#66)

I’m not high in this picture, despite my appearance. DISCLAIMER: DO NOT USE ANY DRUGS OR SUBSTANCES WITHOUT CONSULTING A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL. THIS IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. JAMES FADIMAN, Ph.D., did his undergraduate work at Harvard and his graduate work at Stanford, doing research with the Harvard Group, the West Coast Research Group in …