Blake Mycoskie — TOMS, The Hoffman Process, Conscious Uncoupling, and Psychedelics (#446)

Blake Mycoskie — TOMS, The Hoffman Process, Conscious Uncoupling, and Psychedelics (#446)

A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine …

Rick Doblin — The Psychedelic Domino That Tips All Others (#440)

Rick Doblin — The Psychedelic Domino That Tips All Others (#440)

Rick Doblin, PhD, (@rickdoblin) is the founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). He received his doctorate in public policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where he wrote his dissertation on the regulation of the medical uses of psychedelics and marijuana and his master’s thesis on a survey of …

Sam Harris on Psychedelics, How to Cope During a Pandemic, Taming Anxiety, and More (#433)

Sam Harris on Psychedelics, How to Cope During a Pandemic, Taming Anxiety, and More (#433)

“Nothing’s changed, but yet, on some level, everything has changed, and I feel like I’m in a spaceship where at any moment, the leak or the breach in the wall can be catastrophic. It’s a very bizarre feeling, which I know everyone is sharing to one or another degree.”  — Sam Harris Sam Harris (@SamHarrisOrg) …

The World's Largest Psychedelic Research Center (#385)

The World's Largest Psychedelic Research Center (#385)

This is something I’ve been working on for ~1.5 years and something diligent scientists have been working toward for 20+ years. This episode features a recording of the press conference announcing the launch of the world’s largest psychedelic research center and the U.S.’s first psychedelic research center, The Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research at Johns …

Psychedelics — Microdosing, Mind-Enhancing Methods, and More (#377)

Psychedelics — Microdosing, Mind-Enhancing Methods, and More (#377)

This episode features a panel that I moderated in front of a standing-room-only crowd at the Milken Institute’s Global Conference 2019. It includes a great overview of psychedelic science, investing opportunities, anecdotal personal benefits, legal challenges, and much more. I think it’s one of the more comprehensive panels ever done on the subject. Here are the …

Michael Pollan — Exploring the Frontiers of Psychedelics (#365)

Michael Pollan — Exploring the Frontiers of Psychedelics (#365)

“An overactive ego is a tyrant.” – Michael Pollan Michael Pollan (@michaelpollan) is the author of seven previous books, including Cooked, Food Rules, In Defense of Food, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, and The Botany of Desire, all of which were New York Times bestsellers. A longtime contributor to The New York Times Magazine, he also teaches …

Dr. Andrew Weil — Optimal Health, Plant Medicine, and More (#350)

Dr. Andrew Weil — Optimal Health, Plant Medicine, and More (#350)

“I’ve gotten away with saying the most outrageous things because I’m not angry. And people listen, and we can have actual dialog.” — Dr. Andrew Weil  Andrew Weil, M.D. (@DrWeil) is a world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine. Dr. Weil received a degree in biology (botany) from Harvard College in 1964 and …

Stan Grof, Lessons from ~4,500 LSD Sessions and Beyond (#347)

Stan Grof, Lessons from ~4,500 LSD Sessions and Beyond (#347)

“I realized people were not having LSD experiences; they were having experiences of themselves. But they were coming from depths that psychoanalysis didn’t know anything about.” — Stanislav Grof Stanislav Grof, M.D., (stanislavgrof.com) is a psychiatrist with more than 60 years of experience in research of “holotropic” states of consciousness, a large and important subgroup …