The Third Wave

The Third Wave
Exploring the many minds of the psychedelic renaissance

Peter Corbett - Start-Ups, Success, and Spirituality
Jun 14 • 85 min
Peter Corbett, retired founder and Buddhist practitioner, joins Paul Austin to discuss the intersection of start-ups, success, and spirituality.
Greg Ferenstein - Ethnography, Truffle Retreats, and Tracking Transformation
May 31 • 51 min
Host Paul F. Austin sits down with Greg Ferenstein, a data scientist and social ethnographer who has explored the cutting-edge of modern microdosing use by devising a comprehensive system for tracking real-time transformation with psychedelics.
Daragh Crowley - Rolfing, Structural Integration, and Becoming Whole
May 17 • 52 min
Daragh Crowley, certified rolfer and movement enthusiast, sits down with host Paul F. Austin to discuss why healing the physical body is central to becoming whole and what role rolfing, movement, and psychedelics play in this process.
Dr. David Luke - Synesthesia, Shared Hallucinations, and DMT Telepathy
May 3 • 65 min
Dr. David Luke, a senior lecturer and psychedelic weirdness extraordinare, sits down with host Paul F. Austin to discuss synesthesia, shared hallucinations, and why telepathy might actually be possible with smokable DMT.
Philippa Wilkin - Transformational Breathwork and Cultivating Presence
Apr 26 • 59 min
Philippa Wilkin, transformational leadership coach and breathwork facilitator, sits down with host Paul F. Austin to discuss existential crises, why breathwork helps to integrate repressed emotions, and how consistently live in a state of presence.
Dr. Ben Sessa - MDMA, Healing Trauma, and the Future of Psychiatry
Mar 5 • 54 min
Dr. Ben Sessa, consultant psychiatrist and author of “The Psychedelic Renaissance”, sits down with host Paul F. Austin to discuss his recent MDMA trials for alcoholism, how Ben became the first person to legally take psychedelics in the UK since the 60s,…
Dr. David Rabin, Daniel Cortez, and Brooke Deputy - Hacking Consciousness Without the Drugs
Feb 27 • 56 min
Listen to a live podcast panel entitled: “Without the Drugs: Modalities for Hacking Consciousness” brought to you by The Third Wave. Featuring Dr. David Rabin, Daniel Cortez, and Brooke Deputy.
David Grillot and Jonathan Glazer - Thank You Plant Medicine
Feb 18 • 27 min
Learn about the Thank You Plant Medicine movement from the two co-founders David Grillot and Jonathan Glazer
Geoff Hanzlik - On Ayahuasca, Masculinity, and Leadership in Chaos
Feb 4 • 98 min
Geoff Hanzlik joins Paul Austin for an insightful conversation about ayahuasca, masculinity, and the necessity of emotional regulation for mature and developed leadership.
David Rabin - Where Science and Spirit Meet: The Intersection of Psychedelics and Epigenetics
Jan 21 • 72 min
David Rabin, MD, Ph.D. joins host Paul Austin for a riveting conversation about the intersection of science and spirituality in psychedelic medicine.
AnnaLynne McCord and Kerry Rhodes - Healing the Self with Ayahuasca
Jan 7 • 80 min
Learn how ayahuasca healed the inner child of AnnaLynne McCord and resurrected the warrior in Kerry Rhodes in this riveting discussion on The Third Wave podcast.
Stacey Wallin & Payton Nyquvest - Waking Up to a New Consciousness: The Future of Transformative Wellness
Dec 5, 2019 • 82 min
Stacey Wallin & Payton Nyquvest join Paul Austin to discuss their new project, Numinus, a global network of healing spaces that use a combination of psychedelic medicine and cutting-edge science.
Gerard Adams - Ayahuasca, Conscious Leadership, and Creating Meaningful Movements
Nov 20, 2019 • 73 min
Gerard Adams, widely known as the “Millenial Mentor”, joins host Paul Austin to discuss leadership and how plant medicine impacted Gerard’s perspective on what matters most in business and in life.
James Beshara - Burnout, Rebirth, and Going Beyond Coffee
Nov 6, 2019 • 72 min
James Beshara, an angel investor, founder, podcaster, and general startup-helper, joins host Paul Austin to discuss burnout as a founder and what tools James discovered beyond coffee to feel his best.
Dana Larsen - The World’s First Microdosing Mushroom Dispensary
Oct 21, 2019 • 58 min
Dana Larsen, well-known cannabis rights activist, joins host Paul Austin to discuss his new microdosing mushroom dispensary in Vancouver, British Columbia. Dana has fought unjust cannabis laws for several years, opening one of Canada’s first cannabis…
Douglas Rushkoff - What Does It Mean to be Human?
Oct 8, 2019 • 96 min
Douglas Rushkoff, best-selling author and one of the world’s ten most influential intellectuals, joins host Paul Austin to discuss what it means to be human. In a Western world beset by technological distraction and a never-ending thirst for…
Françoise Bourzat - Utilizing Expanded States for Healing and Transformation
Oct 1, 2019 • 74 min
Françoise Bourzat and Kristina Hunter, co-authors of “Consciousness Medicine,” sit down with Paul Austin to discuss the importance of psychedelic guides, why courage is central to healing, and the value of earth wisdom that comes from working with plant…
Michael Costuros, Tiffany Liu & Tim Sae Koo - Transitioning From “Business As Usual” With Psychedelics
Jan 27, 2019 • 87 min
Three psychedelic entrepreneurs gather to discuss how psychedelics can change our business approaches
Dr. Ingmar Gorman & Dr. Elizabeth Nielson - Curating an Optimal Psychedelic Experience
Jan 6, 2019 • 84 min
Psychedelic psychotherapists Ingmar Gorman and Elizabeth Nielson speak at our 3W Nodes event in NYC about preparing for and integrating a psychedelic experience.
Charlotte Walsh - Improving Drug Policy in the UK
Dec 9, 2018 • 64 min
Academic lawyer Charlotte Walsh shares her experience working in drug policy, and explains why the UK is facing an uphill battle to change the stigma around psychoactive substances.
Dr. Will Siu - The Future of Psychedelics: Medicalization, Microdosing, and the Mainstream
Nov 25, 2018 • 84 min
Join Dr. Will Siu for a discussion on psychedelic therapy.
David Bronner - When CEO stands for “Cosmic Engagement Officer”
Nov 11, 2018 • 64 min
David Bronner of Dr. Bronner’s soap company describes how psychedelics have inspired his personal life and business practices
Matthew Kahl - Surviving PTSD with Cannabis and Ayahuasca
Oct 28, 2018 • 68 min
Veteran advocate and thought leader Matthew Kahl describes how plant medicines have helped his recovery from PTSD
Elizabeth Bast - The History and Future of Iboga
Oct 14, 2018 • 64 min
Author and entheogen expert Elizabeth Bast joins us to talk about the iboga plant and its many uses
Stefana Bosse - Building Psychedelic Societies
Sep 30, 2018 • 62 min
Stefana Bosse of the London Psychedelic Society discusses the importance of psychedelic community and ceremony.
Kim Iglinsky - Finding Purpose with Psychedelics
Sep 2, 2018 • 61 min
Life coach and former model Kim Iglinsky walks us through her psychedelic experiences, and how they brought meaning back into her life
Adam Strauss - A Fresh Perspective on OCD
Aug 19, 2018 • 65 min
Comedian and star of “The Mushroom Cure” Adam Strauss joins us to talk about how psychedelics helped him come to terms with OCD
Sophia Rokhlin - Keeping Psychedelics Weird
Aug 5, 2018 • 60 min
Anthropologist Sophia Rokhlin explains the dangers of psychedelic commodification, and the benefits of keeping psychedelics weird.
Ben Greenfield - What Does a World-Class Fitness Coach Have to Say About Microdosing?
Jul 20, 2018 • 63 min
Ben Greenfield talks self-optimization, and whether psychedelics can be part of the toolbox of personal improvement.
Tao Lin - The Optimal Environment for Microdosing
Jul 8, 2018 • 60 min
Novelist and poet Tao Lin joins us to talk about combining microdosing with city life.
Zoe Helene - Psychedelic Feminism and Male Allies
Jun 24, 2018 • 68 min
Zoe Helene, cultural activist and psychedelic expert, joins us to discuss the plant spirit of ayahuasca, and the importance of diversity in the psychedelic community.
Martijn Schirp - The Future of Psychedelic Retreats
Jun 17, 2018 • 38 min
Founder of High Existence, Martijn Schirp, joins us to talk about his latest psychedelic retreats.
Benjamin De Loenen - Avoiding a “Quick Fix” Mentality
Jun 10, 2018 • 61 min
Founder of ICEERS Benjamin De Loenen discusses the dangers of over-enthusiasm when it comes to plant medicines
Chris Kilham - The Medicine Hunter
May 27, 2018 • 54 min
The ‘Medicine Hunter’ Chris Kilham joins us for a discussion on plant medicines and why it’s important to consider traditional practices.
James W Jesso - Encountering the Shadow Side
May 13, 2018 • 52 min
Author and psychedelic expert James W Jesso talks to us about his encounters with the Shadow Side
Anthony David Adams - Rethinking Mental Health
Apr 29, 2018 • 56 min
Anthony David Adams describes his long battle with his own psyche, and how psychedelics have played a part.
Ingmar Gorman, PhD - Microdosing with Caution
Apr 16, 2018 • 70 min
Clinical psychologist Ingmar Gorman, PhD, explains the importance of caution and restraint in the microdosing renaissance.
Dennis McKenna - Plant Medicines and Religion
Apr 8, 2018 • 59 min
Can plant medicines offer more than modern religion? Dennis McKenna, ethnopharmacologist, shares his wisdom.
Thomas Roberts - Psychedelics - A Future Service Industry?
Apr 1, 2018 • 56 min
Psychologist and founding member of MAPS Thomas Roberts joins us to discuss the future of psychedelics.
Matt Cooper - Psychedelics and Fitness
Mar 4, 2018 • 59 min
Fitness coach and nutritionist Matt Cooper explains how microdosing can be part of your fitness routine
Gerry Powell - Changing Lives With Plant Medicines
Feb 25, 2018 • 39 min
Gerry Powell tells the story that led to him founding the Rythmia plant medicine retreat center
Richard Louis Miller - Psychedelics and Physical Healing
Feb 18, 2018 • 56 min
Psychologist Richard Louis Miller joins us to discuss how the benefits of psychedelics go beyond mental health.
Erika Dyck - What Happened To The First LSD Researchers?
Feb 11, 2018 • 43 min
Erika Dyck, psychedelic historian, discusses the history of psychedelic research, and how we can avoid the mistakes of the past.
Bernardo Kastrup - Are Materialist Philosophies Destroying Humanity?
Feb 4, 2018 • 58 min
Philosopher Bernardo Kastrup joins us to discuss the philosophies of idealism and panpsychism, and how they relate to the psychedelic experience.
Ryan LeCompte - Veterans for Entheogenic Therapy
Jan 28, 2018 • 61 min
We speak to Ryan LeCompte about his efforts to make entheogenic therapy widely available for veterans suffering from PTSD
Caitlin Thompson - Psychedelics and Holistic Health
Jan 21, 2018 • 57 min
Entrepreneur and activist Caitlin Thompson explains how psychedelics have shown her the benefits of holistic medicine.
Charles Eisenstein - Crafting a New Story for Future Society
Jan 10, 2018 • 63 min
Author and thinker Charles Eisenstein talks about how the illusion of separation is damaging society, and how we can start to change the world with a new story of ‘interbeing’
Bia Labate - The Future of Ayahuasca
Aug 27, 2017 • 85 min
Beatriz Labate, anthropologist and ayahuasca expert, talks about the growing popularity of a traditional psychedelic sacrament
Natalie Ginsberg - Why Drug Policy Needs To Be About Justice
Aug 21, 2017 • 53 min
Natalie Ginsberg, Policy Director for MAPS, joins us for a discussion on drug policy and psychedelics
Steven Kotler - Flow States and Psychedelics
Aug 14, 2017 • 70 min
We speak with Flow State expert Steven Kotler about his psychedelic experiences
Rachael Madori - Can Psychedelics Treat Bipolar?
Aug 6, 2017 • 59 min
Rachael Madori shares her experiences with psychedelics and bipolar disorder.
Don Lattin - Changing Our Minds About Psychedelics
Jul 30, 2017 • 45 min
Author Don Lattin discusses how we can change society’s perception of psychedelics
Kenneth Tupper - Using Psychedelics In Education
Jul 23, 2017 • 67 min
Drug education expert Kenneth Tupper talks to us about the potential of psychedelics as cognitive tools.
Janet Chang - A Year-Long Microdosing Experiment
Jul 16, 2017 • 64 min
Entrepreneur Janet Chang describes the result of her year-long experiment with microdosing.
Shane Mauss - Psychedelic Comedy
Jul 9, 2017 • 63 min
Comedian Shane Mauss talks to us about his DMT experiences, and his psychedelic-themed stand-up tours.
Mark Manson - Psychedelics for Personal Growth
Jul 4, 2017 • 60 min
Personal development expert Mark Manson talks about the use of psychedelics to improve our lives
Raz Degan - Is Ayahuasca A Mixed Blessing?
Jul 1, 2017 • 26 min
Raz Degan, director of “The Last Shaman,” talks to us about the benefits and dangers of ayahuasca.
Jesse Lawler - Psychedelics As Nootropics
Jun 28, 2017 • 77 min
We speak to Jesse Lawler, host of Smart Drugs Smarts, about how we can use psychedelics as self-improvement drugs.
Julian Vayne - Crafting the Perfect Psychedelic Ceremony
Jun 18, 2017 • 61 min
We talk to occultist and author Julian Vayne about traditional rituals and modern ceremonies.
Dr Jerry Brown - Psychedelic Mushrooms in Early Christianity
Jun 4, 2017 • 62 min
Dr Jerry Brown, author of Psychedelic Gospels, tells us about the use of psychedelic mushrooms in early Christianity
Rachel Harris, PhD - Listening to Ayahuasca
May 28, 2017 • 64 min
How we can use ayahuasca to help heal personal trauma
Dr Zach Mainen - The Science of Serotonin
May 21, 2017 • 73 min
How do psychedelics influence our behaviors and thoughts? Dr Zach Mainen discusses his research on serotonin in the brain.
Michael Costuros - Entrepreneurs Awakening
May 14, 2017 • 68 min
How to Use Psychedelics to Improve Your Business
Peter Sjöstedt-H - The Philosophy of Psychedelics
May 7, 2017 • 64 min
We discuss how the psychedelic experience fits into philosophical models, and how microdosing could contribute to modern transhumanism
Vince Horn - Meditation and Psychedelics
Apr 30, 2017 • 78 min
Vince tells us about his new teaching platform (, and explains how meditation can help us reach balance in our lives.
Idahosa Ness - Learning Languages with Psychedelics
Apr 23, 2017 • 60 min
We talk to Idahosa about his experiences with cannabis and other psychedelics, and how they have helped his language teaching business.
Ashley Booth - Creating a Psychedelic Community
Apr 16, 2017 • 55 min
Ashley tells us about a transformative experience with 5-MeO-DMT that changed her life, and talks about psychedelic community.
Daniel Pinchbeck - Psychedelics and the Global Crisis
Apr 9, 2017 • 1 min
This episode has been removed due to the abusive behaviors of Daniel Pinchbeck
Paul Austin - The Future of Psychedelics
Apr 6, 2017 • 48 min
Our founder, Paul Austin, shares some of his thoughts on psychedelics, and gives us updates on projects at The Third Wave.
Lex Pelger - Cannabinoids and Moby Dick
Apr 5, 2017 • 68 min
Lex talks to us about his new book, which explores the medical potential of cannabinoids through a creatively illustrated Moby Dick metaphor.
Psychedelics Today - Breathwork and Psychedelics
Mar 26, 2017 • 69 min
This week we talk to Joe and Kyle from Psychedelics Today. We end up pretty much covering it all - life, death, rebirth and (of course), holotropic breathwork.
Mike ‘Zappy’ Zapolin - The Critical Mass of Spirituality
Mar 19, 2017 • 66 min
Our guest is Mike ‘Zappy’ Zapolin, entrepreneur and psychedelic advocate, and director of the award-winning film “The Reality of Truth.”
Reverend Danny Nemu - Drugs in the Bible
Mar 12, 2017 • 61 min
Rev Danny Nemu, historian and author, talks to us about drugs in the bible.
Ayahuasca in the Grieving Process - Ismail Ali
Mar 5, 2017 • 68 min
Our guest is Ismail Ali, Policy Fellow at MAPS. We talk about psychedelics, family and drug policy in the US.
Dr Neal Goldsmith - Psychedelic Therapy
Feb 17, 2017 • 58 min
An inside look into microdosing, psychedelic therapy, and personal growth.
Dr Henry Fisher - Drug Policy in the UK
Feb 13, 2017 • 63 min
Henry tells us about UK drug policy and the best ways of changing it.
Ayelet Waldman - Microdosing for A Really Good Day
Jan 29, 2017 • 45 min
Ayelet talks about “A Really Good Day”, an account of her experience with microdosing.
Jonathan Thompson - Psychedelic Parenting
Jan 28, 2017 • 57 min
He’s been called a Pothead Parent… but Jonathan tells us that there’s much more to his philosophy than recreational drugs.
Mike Margolies - Sharing our Psychedelic Stories
Jan 27, 2017 • 53 min
Mike talks about how Psymposia organises a platform for people to talk about their psychedelic experiences.
Gay Dillingham - Death and Psychedelics
Jan 26, 2017 • 51 min
“Dying to Know” brings us to face with the taboo of death and how the psychedelic experience can help us face it.
Dr Stephen Bright - The Challenges of Psychedelic Research
Jan 25, 2017 • 64 min
Stephen talks to us about the problems facing the psychedelic movement in Australia.
Jag Davies - Why We Need Decriminalization
Jan 24, 2017 • 57 min
We hear about why the psychedelic movement requires decriminalization.
Brad Burge - The Research of MAPS
Jan 23, 2017 • 58 min
Brad talks to about of his experience with psychedelics, and the role they played in his career.
Jesse Jarnow - The History of Psychedelic America
Jan 22, 2017 • 61 min
Author of “Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America.”