The Third Wave

The Third Wave
Exploring the many minds of the psychedelic renaissance

Douglas Rushkoff - What Does It Mean to be Human? - #68
Oct 8 • 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 - #67
Oct 1 • 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…
Transitioning From “Business As Usual” With Psychedelics | Tiffany Liu, Tim Sae Koo & Michael Costuros
Jan 27 • 87 min
Three psychedelic entrepreneurs gather to discuss how psychedelics can change our business approaches
Curating an Optimal Psychedelic Experience | Dr. Ingmar Gorman & Dr. Elizabeth Nielson
Jan 6 • 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.
Improving Drug Policy in the UK | Charlotte Walsh
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.
The Future of Psychedelics: Medicalization, Microdosing, and the Mainstream | Dr. Will Siu
Nov 25, 2018 • 84 min
Join Dr. Will Siu for a discussion on psychedelic therapy.
When CEO stands for “Cosmic Engagement Officer” | David Bronner
Nov 11, 2018 • 64 min
David Bronner of Dr. Bronner’s soap company describes how psychedelics have inspired his personal life and business practices
Surviving PTSD with Cannabis and Ayahuasca | Matthew Kahl
Oct 28, 2018 • 68 min
Veteran advocate and thought leader Matthew Kahl describes how plant medicines have helped his recovery from PTSD
The History and Future of Iboga | Elizabeth Bast
Oct 14, 2018 • 64 min
Author and entheogen expert Elizabeth Bast joins us to talk about the iboga plant and its many uses
Building Psychedelic Societies | Stefana Bosse
Sep 30, 2018 • 62 min
Stefana Bosse of the London Psychedelic Society discusses the importance of psychedelic community and ceremony.
Finding Purpose with Psychedelics | Kim Iglinsky
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
A Fresh Perspective on OCD | Adam Strauss
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
Keeping Psychedelics Weird | Sophia Rokhlin
Aug 5, 2018 • 60 min
Anthropologist Sophia Rokhlin explains the dangers of psychedelic commodification, and the benefits of keeping psychedelics weird.
What Does a World-Class Fitness Coach Have to Say About Microdosing? | Ben Greenfield
Jul 20, 2018 • 63 min
Ben Greenfield talks self-optimization, and whether psychedelics can be part of the toolbox of personal improvement.
The Optimal Environment for Microdosing | Tao Lin
Jul 8, 2018 • 60 min
Novelist and poet Tao Lin joins us to talk about combining microdosing with city life.
Psychedelic Feminism and Male Allies | Zoe Helene
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.
The Future of Psychedelic Retreats | Martijn Schirp
Jun 17, 2018 • 38 min
Founder of High Existence, Martijn Schirp, joins us to talk about his latest psychedelic retreats.
Avoiding a “Quick Fix” Mentality | Benjamin De Loenen
Jun 10, 2018 • 61 min
Founder of ICEERS Benjamin De Loenen discusses the dangers of over-enthusiasm when it comes to plant medicines
The Medicine Hunter | Chris Kilham
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.
Encountering the Shadow Side | James W Jesso
May 13, 2018 • 52 min
Author and psychedelic expert James W Jesso talks to us about his encounters with the Shadow Side
Rethinking Mental Health | Anthony David Adams
Apr 29, 2018 • 56 min
Anthony David Adams describes his long battle with his own psyche, and how psychedelics have played a part.
Microdosing with Caution | Ingmar Gorman, PhD
Apr 16, 2018 • 70 min
Clinical psychologist Ingmar Gorman, PhD, explains the importance of caution and restraint in the microdosing renaissance.
Plant Medicines and Religion | Dennis McKenna
Apr 8, 2018 • 59 min
Can plant medicines offer more than modern religion? Dennis McKenna, ethnopharmacologist, shares his wisdom.
Psychedelics - A Future Service Industry? | Thomas Roberts
Apr 1, 2018 • 56 min
Psychologist and founding member of MAPS Thomas Roberts joins us to discuss the future of psychedelics.
Psychedelics and Fitness | Matt Cooper
Mar 4, 2018 • 59 min
Fitness coach and nutritionist Matt Cooper explains how microdosing can be part of your fitness routine
Changing Lives With Plant Medicines | Gerry Powell
Feb 25, 2018 • 39 min
Gerry Powell tells the story that led to him founding the Rythmia plant medicine retreat center
Psychedelics and Physical Healing | Richard Louis Miller
Feb 18, 2018 • 56 min
Psychologist Richard Louis Miller joins us to discuss how the benefits of psychedelics go beyond mental health.
What Happened To The First LSD Researchers? | Erika Dyck
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.
Are Materialist Philosophies Destroying Humanity? | Bernardo Kastrup
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.
Veterans for Entheogenic Therapy | Ryan LeCompte
Jan 28, 2018 • 61 min
We speak to Ryan LeCompte about his efforts to make entheogenic therapy widely available for veterans suffering from PTSD
Psychedelics and Holistic Health | Caitlin Thompson
Jan 21, 2018 • 57 min
Entrepreneur and activist Caitlin Thompson explains how psychedelics have shown her the benefits of holistic medicine.
Crafting a New Story for Future Society | Charles Eisenstein
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’
The Future of Ayahuasca | Bia Labate
Aug 27, 2017 • 85 min
Beatriz Labate, anthropologist and ayahuasca expert, talks about the growing popularity of a traditional psychedelic sacrament
Why Drug Policy Needs To Be About Justice | Natalie Ginsberg
Aug 21, 2017 • 53 min
Natalie Ginsberg, Policy Director for MAPS, joins us for a discussion on drug policy and psychedelics
Flow States and Psychedelics | Steven Kotler
Aug 14, 2017 • 70 min
We speak with Flow State expert Steven Kotler about his psychedelic experiences
Can Psychedelics Treat Bipolar? | Rachael Madori
Aug 6, 2017 • 59 min
Rachael Madori shares her experiences with psychedelics and bipolar disorder.
Changing Our Minds About Psychedelics | Don Lattin
Jul 30, 2017 • 45 min
Author Don Lattin discusses how we can change society’s perception of psychedelics
Using Psychedelics In Education | Kenneth Tupper
Jul 23, 2017 • 67 min
Drug education expert Kenneth Tupper talks to us about the potential of psychedelics as cognitive tools.
A Year-Long Microdosing Experiment | Janet Chang
Jul 16, 2017 • 64 min
Entrepreneur Janet Chang describes the result of her year-long experiment with microdosing.
Psychedelic Comedy - Shane Mauss
Jul 9, 2017 • 63 min
Comedian Shane Mauss talks to us about his DMT experiences, and his psychedelic-themed stand-up tours.
Psychedelics for Personal Growth - Mark Manson
Jul 4, 2017 • 60 min
Personal development expert Mark Manson talks about the use of psychedelics to improve our lives
Is Ayahuasca A Mixed Blessing? - Raz Degan
Jul 1, 2017 • 26 min
Raz Degan, director of “The Last Shaman,” talks to us about the benefits and dangers of ayahuasca.
Psychedelics As Nootropics - Jesse Lawler
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.
Crafting the Perfect Psychedelic Ceremony - Julian Vayne
Jun 18, 2017 • 61 min
We talk to occultist and author Julian Vayne about traditional rituals and modern ceremonies.
Psychedelic Mushrooms in Early Christianity - Dr Jerry Brown
Jun 4, 2017 • 62 min
Dr Jerry Brown, author of Psychedelic Gospels, tells us about the use of psychedelic mushrooms in early Christianity
Listening to Ayahuasca - Rachel Harris, PhD
May 28, 2017 • 64 min
How we can use ayahuasca to help heal personal trauma
The Science of Serotonin - Dr Zach Mainen
May 21, 2017 • 73 min
How do psychedelics influence our behaviors and thoughts? Dr Zach Mainen discusses his research on serotonin in the brain.
Entrepreneurs Awakening - Michael Costuros
May 14, 2017 • 68 min
How to Use Psychedelics to Improve Your Business
The Philosophy of Psychedelics - Peter Sjöstedt-H
May 7, 2017 • 64 min
We discuss how the psychedelic experience fits into philosophical models, and how microdosing could contribute to modern transhumanism
Meditation and Psychedelics - Vince Horn
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.
Learning Languages with Psychedelics - Idahosa Ness
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.
Creating a Psychedelic Community - Ashley Booth
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.
Psychedelics and the Global Crisis - Daniel Pinchbeck
Apr 9, 2017 • 1 min
This episode has been removed due to the abusive behaviors of Daniel Pinchbeck
The Future of Psychedelics - Paul Austin
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.
Cannabinoids and Moby Dick - Lex Pelger
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.
Breathwork and Psychedelics - Psychedelics Today
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.
The Critical Mass of Spirituality - Mike ‘Zappy’ Zapolin
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.”
Drugs in the Bible - Reverend Danny Nemu
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.
Psychedelic Therapy - Dr Neal Goldsmith
Feb 17, 2017 • 58 min
An inside look into microdosing, psychedelic therapy, and personal growth.
Drug Policy in the UK - Dr Henry Fisher
Feb 13, 2017 • 63 min
Henry tells us about UK drug policy and the best ways of changing it.
Microdosing for A Really Good Day - Ayelet Waldman
Jan 29, 2017 • 45 min
Ayelet talks about “A Really Good Day”, an account of her experience with microdosing.
Psychedelic Parenting - Jonathan Thompson
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.
Sharing our Psychedelic Stories - Mike Margolies
Jan 27, 2017 • 53 min
Mike talks about how Psymposia organises a platform for people to talk about their psychedelic experiences.
Death and Psychedelics - Gay Dillingham
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.
The Challenges of Psychedelic Research - Dr Stephen Bright
Jan 25, 2017 • 64 min
Stephen talks to us about the problems facing the psychedelic movement in Australia.
Why We Need Decriminalization - Jag Davies
Jan 24, 2017 • 57 min
We hear about why the psychedelic movement requires decriminalization.
The Research of MAPS - Brad Burge
Jan 23, 2017 • 58 min
Brad talks to about of his experience with psychedelics, and the role they played in his career.
The History of Psychedelic America - Jesse Jarnow
Jan 22, 2017 • 61 min
Author of “Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America.”