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A show discussing the important academic and other research in the field of Psychedelics. We discuss how psychedelics relate to human potential and healing.

Psychedelics Today


    • Oct 7, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    PT362 – Cory Firth – Psychedelic Storytelling: Transforming Out Loud

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022 63:04


    In this episode, Victoria interviews Cory Firth: Chief Storyteller at the Nikean Foundation, a non-profit passionate about storytelling, and aiming to build the largest collection of transformational psychedelic stories online. www.psychedelicstoday.com

    PT361 – Jason Slot, Ph.D. – Mycology and Evolutionary Genomics

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 72:14


    In this episode, Joe interviews Jason Slot, Ph.D.: Associate Professor of Mycology and Evolutionary Genomics at Ohio State University. Slot discusses mushroom reproduction and what the science of evolutionary genomics entails. www.psychedelicstoday.com

    PT360 – Stephanie Wang – Kanna: Love and Wholeness Through Nature's Alternative to MDMA

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 75:33


    In this episode, Joe interviews Stephanie Wang: Founder and CEO of KA! Empathogenics, which has created the first-ever supplement chew with the primary ingredient of kanna, a natural succulent plant with effects similar to MDMA. www.psychedelicstoday.com

    PT359 – Sawyer Hurwitz – Art, Philosophy, Sexuality, and "Psychedelics Tonight"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 39:31


    In this episode, Joe interviews Sawyer Hurwitz: filmmaker and augmented reality collage artist who releases art under the name, Psychotronic Solutions. He also directed our new TV show, "Psychedelics Tonight" airing on ALTRD.TV. www.psychedelicstoday.com

    PT358 – Dr. Rick Barnett, Psy.D – Contexts of Use: Exploring the Various Paradigms of Psychedelics

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 60:39


    In this episode, Kyle interviews Clinical Psychologist and Founder of the Psychedelic Society of Vermont, Dr. Rick Barnett, from a live event in Burlington, VT this past June. They discuss psychedelics' various contexts of use. www.psychedelicstoday.com

    PT357 – Dr. Hans Eriksson – Precision Psychiatry, Ketabon, and The Stress Response System

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 58:29


    In this episode, David interviews Dr. Hans Eriksson: clinical psychiatrist and Chief Medical Officer at HMNC Brain Health, which is currently in Phase 2 trials for Ketabon, a non-dissociative, prolonged-release oral capsule.  www.psychedelicstoday.com

    PT356 – Brom Rector – Investing in Psychedelics and The Rush to Improve on the Classics

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 98:37


    In this episode, Joe interviews Brom Rector: podcaster and founder of Empath Ventures, a venture capital fund that invests in psychedelic medicine startups. They discuss investment, IP, the psychedelic crash, ibogaine, and more. www.psychedelicstoday.com

    PT355 – Ifetayo Harvey – The Drug War, Caregiving, and Blue Sky Thinking

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 94:06


    In this episode, David interviews Founder of the People of Color Psychedelic Collective: Ifetayo Harvey. She talks about the racism of the drug war, the importance of caregiving, and what we can do collectively to make change. www.psychedelicstoday.com

    PT354 – Laura Guzmán-Dávalos – Psilocybe, Microdosing, and Multigenerational Mycology

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 43:13


    In this episode, Joe interviews Laura Guzmán-Dávalos: 40-year veteran mycologist at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico; and daughter of Gaston Guzman, who most consider the world authority on the genus, Psilocybe.  www.psychedelicstoday.com

    PT353 – Dr. James Fadiman, Dr. Sam Gandy, & Dr. David Luke – Psychedelics and Creativity

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 97:04


    In this episode, Kyle interviews Doctors James Fadiman, Sam Gandy; and David Luke. They discuss Fadiman's past research and Gandy and Luke's new paper, "Psychedelics as potential catalysts of scientific creativity and insight." www.psychedelicstoday.com

    PT352 – Alex Enchin & Ian-Michael Hébert, MA – HOLOS: Returning to Wholeness Through Nature and Community

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 100:47


    In this episode, Joe interviews Alex Enchin & Ian-Michael Hébert, MA; Co-Founders of HOLOS, a company building hospitality wellness centers with a strong focus on community, reconnection to nature, and a return to wholeness. www.psychedelicstoday.com

    PT351 – Seth Rosenberg – The Trauma In Being Arrested and The Injustice of the Drug War

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 72:21


    In this episode, Joe interviews Seth Rosenberg: Washington DC-based mycologist and anti-drug war advocate who worked on DC's decriminalization Initiative 81, and who was presumably arrested for purchasing legal plants online.  www.psychedelicstoday.com

    PT350 – Jim Gilligan – Psilocybin and Accessing the “Off” Switch For Nociplastic Pain

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 78:45


    In this episode, David interviews Jim Gilligan: Interim CEO and Chief Scientific Officer of Tryp Therapeutics, a biotech company researching psychedelics for the treatment of eating disorders and nociplastic pain.  www.psychedelicstoday.com

    PT349 – Brenna Gebauer – Slowing Down, The Ethics of Touch, and The Value of Preparation

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 72:35


    In this episode, Joe interviews transformational coach and guide, Brenna Gebauer; in-person from her parents' RV at this year's Lightning in a Bottle festival, with facilitator and past guest, Mark Haberstroh stopping in too.  www.psychedelicstoday.com

    PT348 – Steve DeAngelo – Cannabis and Psychedelics: Industry, Consciousness, Justice, and Joy

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 96:41


    In this episode, David interviews globally-recognized cannabis activist, author, entrepreneur, speaker, podcaster, and “Father of the Legal Cannabis Industry,” Steve DeAngelo; discussing industry, decriminalization, and more! www.psychedelicstoday.com

    PT347 – Christopher Koddermann – Rescheduling Psilocybin, Patents and IP, and The Entourage Effect

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 63:23


    In this episode, Joe interviews Christopher Koddermann: Co-Founder of the International Therapeutic Psilocybin Rescheduling Initiative (ITPRI). He discusses patents, IP, and what needs to be done to reschedule psilocybin.  www.psychedelicstoday.com

    PT346 – Kevin Balktick – Horizons Northwest, The Psilocybin Services Act, and the Power of Gathering Together

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 93:35


    In this episode, David interviews Kevin Balktick: Founder & Director of Horizons; one of the world's longest-running psychedelic media and education communities, which is expanding to Portland, Oregon this year with Horizons NW. www.psychedelicstoday.com

    PT345 – Steve Thayer, Ph.D. – Vital Psychedelic Conversations

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 64:52


    In this episode, "Vital Psychedelic Conversations" returns with Kyle interviewing Steve Thayer: psychologist, Clinical Director of Education & Training at Novamind, and co-host of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast.  www.psychedelicstoday.com

    PT344 – Susan Beaulieu – Epigenetics, Resilience, and Remembering

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 76:33


    In this episode, David interviews Susan Beaulieu: Extension Educator at the University of Minnesota Extension, who works with her community (the Anishinaabe people) around intergenerational trauma and community resilience.  www.psychedelicstoday.com

    PT343 – Soren Shade – Kratom and Anti-Prohibition: Lessons Learned and Applied

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 74:39


    In this episode, Joe interviews Soren Shade: producer of the third season of “Hamilton's Pharmacopeia" and Co-Founder of Top Tree Herbs, a kratom tea company dedicated to educating people about kratom and normalizing its use. www.psychedelicstoday.com

    PT342 – Spencer Hawkswell – The Right to Psilocybin in Canada: TheraPsil's Charter Challenge

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 54:46


    In this episode, Victoria Dekker debuts, interviewing the CEO of TheraPsil, Spencer Hawkswell, about the charter challenge that effectively sues the Canadian government for ending psilocybin exemptions for end-of-life patients. www.psychedelicstoday.com

    PT341 – Monnica Williams, Ph.D. – Racism, Trauma, Research, and Psychedelics

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 61:02


    In this episode, David interviews Monnica Williams, Ph.D. She discusses the mental health impact communities of color face as a result of racism; and what therapists, clinicians, and researchers can do to improve this paradigm. www.psychedelicstoday.com

    PT340 – Joost Breeksema – The Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Research (ICPR) & The Patient Perspective

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 87:27


    In this episode, David interviews Joost Breeksema: Executive Director of the OPEN Foundation, which manages the Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Research (ICPR) which returns to Amsterdam this September 21-24. www.psychedelicstoday.com

    PT339 – Kim Dudine – Cannabis: The Gateway Drug to Unity Consciousness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 61:41


    In this episode, Joe interviews Kim Dudine: Chief of Staff at OpenNest Labs and Director of Membership and Strategy at Trailblazers Presents. She discusses the benefits, psychedelic nature, and unifying aspects of cannabis. www.psychedelicstoday.com

    PT338 – Melissa Lavasani – The Power of Storytelling, The Preservation of Peyote, and "How to Change Your Mind"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 69:33


    In this episode, Joe interviews Melissa Lavasani: Founder and Executive Director of the Psychedelic Medicine Coalition, proposer of DC's Initiative 81, and interviewee in Michael Pollan's "How to Change Your Mind" docuseries.  www.psychedelicstoday.com

    PT337 – Lauren Katalinich & Anya Oleksiuk – The Psychedelic Society: The Power of Community and The Color of Teal

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 86:24


    In this episode, David interviews Lauren Katalinich & Anya Oleksiuk of the Psychedelic Society, a website/community that runs events and works to build the community so many people need after having a psychedelic experience. www.psychedelicstoday.com

    PT336 – Sisi Li, Ph.D. – Porta Sophia: Psychedelic Prior Art

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 61:13


    In this episode, David interviews Sisi Li, Ph.D.: Data Architect for Porta Sophia; a non-profit online library collecting relevant prior art in the world of psychedelics for innovators and patent reviewers around the world.  www.psychedelicstoday.com

    PT335 – Christopher Dawson & Andrew Galloway – Modernizing Traditional Plant Medicine With Neuroscience and Luxury

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 69:10


    In this episode, Joe interviews Christopher Dawson & Andrew Galloway: Co-Founders and CEO/COO, respectively, of Dimensions; a company creating retreats blending traditional plant ceremony with modern science and 5-star luxury.  www.psychedelicstoday.com

    PT334 – Prof. David Nutt – The Human Brain, Addiction, and Telling the Truth About Drugs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 56:40


    In this episode, David interviews David Nutt: Psychiatrist, Founder/Chief Scientific Officer at Drug Science, Chief Research Officer at Awakn Life Sciences, and Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College London. www.psychedelicstoday.com

    PT333 – Miriam Volat, MS & T. Cody Swift, MFA – Conservation, Peyote, and Indigenous Biocultural Survival

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 76:09


    In this episode, Joe interviews T. Cody Swift, MFT, and Miriam Volat, MS; Co-Directors of The Riverstyx Foundation. They discuss plant medicine bioculture; peyote conservation, and working for the survival of Indigenous culture. www.psychedelicstoday.com

    PT332 – James Lanthier – Patentability, Capitalism, and The Next Generation of Psychedelics

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 63:36


    In this episode of the podcast, Joe interviews James Lanthier, the CEO of Mindset Pharma; a biotechnology company discovering and developing new (and hopefully safer, more predictable, and more palatable) psychedelic compounds. www.psychedelicstoday.com

    PT331 – Julie Zukof & Dr. Michelle Weiner – Psychedelic Women, Coaching, and Ketamine For Fibromyalgia

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 67:15


    In this episode, Joe interviews Julie Zukof: Head of Strategic Partnerships for Nue Life and the creator of Psychedelic Women, and Michelle Weiner: a double board-certified Doctor specializing in integrative pain management. www.psychedelicstoday.com

    PT330 – Dick Simon – Researching Ethnobotanical Efficacy and the Search For New Therapeutic Molecules

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 62:43


    In this episode, Joe interviews Dick Simon: Co-Founder and CEO of Sensorium Therapeutics, an organization created to research plants we already know are effective and synthesize new ones. How can we best optimize what we know?  www.psychedelicstoday.com

    PT329 – Dr. Scott Shannon – The Board of Psychedelic Medicine and Therapies

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 35:09


    In this bonus episode, Kyle interviews Dr. Scott Shannon: Co-Founder and CEO of the Board of Psychedelic Medicine and Therapies; a non-profit created to certify healthcare professionals in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.  www.psychedelicstoday.com

    PT328 – Courtney Watson, LMFT – Ancestral Veneration and Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy For (and By) QTBIPOC

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 66:01


    In this episode, Joe interviews Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Founder of Access To Doorways, Courtney Watson. Watson talks about ancestral practices, Diasporic religions, & trauma healing for QTBIPOC communities. www.psychedelicstoday.com

    PT327 – Rick Doblin, Ph.D. – Confronting Abuse in Clinical Trials and the Future of Psychedelic Medicine

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 87:07


    In this episode, David interviews Founder and Executive Director of MAPS, Rick Doblin, Ph.D. He discusses the abuse allegations unearthed in the recent “Cover Story” podcast series, real-world evidence, and MAPS' future goals.  www.psychedelicstoday.com

    PT326 – Dr. Rick Barnett, Psy.D – Addiction, Recovery, and Competency in Psychedelic Therapy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 72:07


    In this episode, David interviews clinical psychologist and Founder of the Psychedelic Society of Vermont, Dr. Rick Barnett. He discusses addiction, recovery, spirituality, and the Psychedelic Science & Spirituality Summit. www.psychedelicstoday.com

    PT325 – Philip Wolf – Cannabis: The Early Days of Legality, Elevated Dining, and the Need for Education

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 72:52


    In this episode of the podcast, Joe interviews Philip Wolf: Founder of the "elevated dining" company, Cultivating Spirits. His new project is CashoM; an education platform for cannabis consumers, from beginners to connoisseurs. www.psychedelicstoday.com

    PT324 – Amanda Reiman, Ph.D., MSW – Web3, NFTs, Cryptocurrencies, and A Deeper Relationship With Plants

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 66:43


    In this episode of the podcast, Joe interviews the Founder of Personal Plants: Amanda Reiman, Ph.D., MSW. She discusses our connection to plants and the endless possibilities of cryptocurrencies, NFTs, and other Web3 projects.  www.psychedelicstoday.com

    PT323 – Dr. Reid Robison & Steve Thayer, Ph.D. – Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy, Therapist Burnout, and LSD for Anxiety

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 65:20


    In this episode of the podcast, Kyle interviews Dr. Reid Robison and Steve Thayer, Ph.D.: CMO (Robison) and Clinical Director of Education & Training (Thayer) at Novamind, and hosts of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast. www.psychedelicstoday.com

    PT322 – Kimberly Juroviesky, Capt, USAF, Retired – Ketamine and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 67:27


    In this episode of the podcast, Joe interviews retired Nurse Practitioner, Midwife, and Air Force Captain, Kimberly Juroviesky. She discusses ketamine, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, and her goals with her Ketamine Task Force. www.psychedelicstoday.com

    PT321 – Lyle Maxson – Virtual Reality, Biofeedback, and Digital Therapeutics: The Future of Mental Health

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 66:45


    In this episode of the podcast, Joe interviews Lyle Maxson: Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Entheo Digital, a “technodelic” company working with VR and digital therapeutics to explore how technology can help us.   www.psychedelicstoday.com

    PT320 – Anne Philippi – The New Health Club, Intergenerational Trauma, and Psychedelics in the Workplace

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 80:22


    In this episode of the podcast, David interviews former journalist and Founder/CEO of The New Health Club, Anne Philippi. She discusses non-linear healing, intergenerational trauma, and how psychedelics can heal the workforce. www.psychedelicstoday.com

    PT319 – Kole – Activism and Trust: A Cautionary Tale From Someone Who Got Caught

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 63:16


    In this episode of the podcast, Joe interviews Kole, who was famously arrested for growing mushrooms in Denver back in 2020 – shortly after psilocybin had been decriminalized there. He talks about his arrest and trust.  www.psychedelicstoday.com

    PT318 – Del Jolly, Rashad Evans, and Jake Plummer – Functional Mushrooms, Brain Injuries, and the Importance of Slowing Down

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 112:39


    In this episode of the podcast, Joe sat down for a live recording with the team from Umbo Mushrooms: Unlimited Sciences founder, Del Jolly; Former UFC champion, Rashad Evans; and 10-year NFL veteran quarterback, Jake Plummer. www.psychedelicstoday.com

    PT317 – Jason Grechanik – Ancient Wisdom, Plant Dietas, and The Universe Within

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 98:02


    In this episode of the podcast, Joe interviews Jason Grechanik; ayahuasca ceremony facilitator at The Temple of the Way of Light and host of "The Universe Within" podcast. They discuss shamanism, dietas, breathwork, and more! www.psychedelicstoday.com

    PT316 – Lenny Gibson, Ph.D. – Vital Psychedelic Conversations

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 78:39


    In this episode of Vital Psychedelic Conversations, David interviews philosopher, clinical psychologist, and Co-Founder of Dreamshadow Group: Lenny Gibson, Ph.D. They discuss shamanism, Greek mythology, Whitehead, and more! www.psychedelicstoday.com

    PT315 – Dr. Dominique Morisano – From Research to Reality: Planning a Global Psychedelic Summit

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 56:37


    In this episode of the podcast, David interviews Dr. Dominique Morisano: clinical psychologist and Co-Founder of the upcoming conference, "From Research to Reality: Global Summit on Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Medicine." www.psychedelicstoday.com

    PT314 – Daniel McQueen, MA – Vital Psychedelic Conversations

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 60:29


    In this episode of Vital Psychedelic Conversations, Kyle interviews Daniel McQueen, MA: author of “Psychedelic Cannabis” and Executive Director of the Center for Medicinal Mindfulness. They discuss self-care, cannabis, and more! www.psychedelicstoday.com

    PT313 – Christine Calvert, LCDC – Holotropic Breathwork, Ethics, and Dying To Ourselves

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 68:57


    In this episode of the podcast, Joe interviews Holotropic Breathwork® facilitator, Christine Calvert, LCDC. They discuss the many facets of the holotropic paradigm, the nuance of touch, the ethics of spaceholding, and more.  www.psychedelicstoday.com

    PT312 – Deborah Snyder – Ecology, Synergy, and the Biosphere

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 57:14


    In this Earth Day episode of the podcast, Joe interviews publisher, ecologist, planetary steward, and co-owner of Synergetic Press, Deborah Snyder. They discuss Biosphere 2 and how psychedelics and ecological spaces overlap. www.psychedelicstoday.com  

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