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40 - David Jay Brown, A Legend in Psychedelic Consciousness
Apr 27 • 61 min
Episode 40 - David Jay Brown, A Legend in Psychedelic Consciousness This episode of the MAPS podcast features a dynamic consciousness surfing conversation with author David Jay Brown. I’ve known David for over 30 years and have watched him dance with…
39: James Oroc, The New Psychedelic Revolution
Apr 4 • 55 min
Episode 39 of the MAPS podcast features yet another exclusive interview with one of the great thinkers of the modern psychedelic revolution, James Oroc. Our conversation with James takes us on a journey through his highly evolved insights, opinions…
38: Dr. Andrew Weil, The New Science of Psychedelics for Mental Health
Mar 19 • 49 min
Episode 38: Dr. Andrew Weil, The New Science of Psychedelics for Mental Health. A MAPS Podcast Exclusive This episode of the show features an exclusive interview with the legendary Dr. Andrew Weil. The interview centers around the new science of…
37 - Dr. Gabor Mate: Jungle To Civilization, Health In a Toxic Culture
Feb 18 • 55 min
Episode 37 - Dr. Gabor Mate: Jungle To Civilization - How Plant Medicines Can Promote Health In a Toxic Culture We dig into the MAPS archives again and go back to the 2017 Psychedelic Science conference for this inspired talk from luminary, Dr. Gabor…
36: Dr. Ben Sessa - MDMA Therapy - A Child Psychiatrist’s Perspective
Jan 31 • 36 min
Episode 36 of the MAPS Podcast features Dr. Ben Sessa’s talk from Psychedelic Science 2017 entitled MDMA Therapy - A Child Psychiatrist’s Perspective Ben’s insightful, well researched talk examines MDMA’s therapeutic potential relating to PTSD and…
35 - Rick Doblin, MAPS 2018 Year in Review
Jan 3 • 97 min
Episode 35 of the MAPS Podcast features the mastermind and founder of MAPS, Rick Doblin. Rick joins Zach Leary for an extensive 2018 year in review of everything that’s happened in the MAPS universe. The interview quickly moves passed the last year…
34: Tricia Eastman (Sacred Archeatypes in Modern Psychedelics)
Dec 23, 2018 • 57 min
Episode 34 of the MAPS Podcast is an all new interview with Tricia Eastman, a pioneer in the psychedelic renaissance. Our conversation takes a look at the inquisitive psychedelic work she does in the deep corners of what’s left of the worlds…
33: Matthew Baggott - Beyond Fear - MDMA and Emotion
Nov 16, 2018 • 38 min
Episode 33 of the MAPS Podcast digs deep into the archives, all the way back to Psychedelic Science 2013! Matthew Baggott discussed research on how MDMA and related drugs alter emotions and social functioning in people. Because the Phase 3 clinical…
32 - Dr. Cole Marta and Shannon Clare Carlin
Oct 31, 2018 • 59 min
The State of the Psychedelic Union
31 - Shane Mauss
Oct 16, 2018 • 65 min
Comedian and Psychonaut discusses his new film “Psychonautics”
30 - LIVE from LAPSS: Transcending the Medical Frontiers
Jul 10, 2018 • 73 min
Episode 30 - LIVE from LAPSS: Transcending the Medical Frontiers, Exploring the Future of Psychedelic Drug Research Making up the panel is David Jay Brown, Daniel Pinchbeck, James Oroc, Ben Stewart and was moderated by Zach Leary. Taped live at the…
29 - Michael Pollan
Jun 7, 2018 • 69 min
Episode 29 with Michael Pollan as he discusses his new book ‘How to Change Your Mind - What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression and Transcendence’ Michael beams into the MAPS Podcast for…
28 - Lex Pelger, The Inner Workings of a Drug Writer
Apr 23, 2018 • 69 min
Episode 28 - Lex Pelger The inner workings of a drug writer as he shares his perspective, spirit and mind. Lex Pelger - the blazingly prolific writer, podcaster, traveling salon MC and psychedelic love warrior beams in for a candid interview recorded…
27 - Dieter Hagenbach, Albert Hofmann and His LSD
Apr 7, 2018 • 73 min
Episode 27 - Dieter Hagenbach, Albert Hofmann and His LSD April 2018 marks the 75th anniversary of the first experiences with LSD that Dr. Hofmann embarked on in Basel, Switzerland. It’s the perfect occasion to revisit this talk by Dieter which relies…
26 - Duncan Trussell, The Psychedelic Evolution of a Comedian Mystic
Feb 28, 2018 • 57 min
Episode 26 - Duncan Trussell, The Psychedelic Evolution of a Comedian Mystic An all new original episode of the MAPS podcast! This one features the great, wise, funny and truly unique Duncan Trussell. Zach sat down with Duncan to discuss the world…
25 - Roland Griffiths: - Implications for Spirituality & Therapeutics
Feb 14, 2018 • 66 min
Roland Griffiths and the Johns Hopkins Psilocybin Project - Implications for Spirituality & Therapeutics Live from Psychedelic Science 2017 Roland Griffiths, Ph.D gives the definitive talk about the psilocybin project that’s underway at Johns…
24 - Psychedelics and The Future: A Panel of Luminaries from 1990
Jan 20, 2018 • 37 min
This episode of the MAPS podcast takes us on a journey way back into the archives of psychedelic lore by pulling some classic audio from a historic event in 1990. Tucked in the cozy enclave of Maryland many of the worlds great psychedelic luminaries…
23: John Hartberg, B.S. - Ketamine’s Therapeutic Potential
Jan 9, 2018 • 43 min
Episode 23: Ketamine’s Therapeutic Potential: Practical Considerations for Clinical Use John Hartberg, B.Sc., M.D. Candidate Ketamine is quickly gaining popularity for it’s therapeutic value for it’s use in treatment-resistant depression and PTSD…
22: Kathleen Harrison, Cannabis and Spirituality
Dec 13, 2017 • 38 min
Exploring the Plant Human Spirit Relationship
21 - Amanda Reiman, PhD
Dec 5, 2017 • 41 min
The Use of Cannabis as a Substitute for Opiate and Non-Opiate Pain Medication
20 - Dr. William Richards
Nov 14, 2017 • 60 min
Psychedelic Psychotherapy: Insights from 25 Years of Research
19: Dr. Joe Tafur, The Fellowship of The River
Oct 30, 2017 • 67 min
A Medical Doctor’s Exploration into Traditional Amazonian Plant Medicine
18 - Dr. Ben Sessa
Oct 24, 2017 • 66 min
The State of Psychedelic Therapy, Culture and Policy in the UK and Beyond
17 - Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris: Brain Imaging with Psilocybin and MDMA
Sep 28, 2017 • 66 min
Have you wondered what happens on a neuro-scientific and physiological level when phsychedelics enter your body? That question has been at the root of the psychedelic experience for generations if not centuries. Ancient mystics had the understnading…
16 - James Fadiman, PhD, and Sophia Korb, PhD - Microdosing!
Aug 23, 2017 • 68 min
Microdosing: The Phenomenon, Research Results, and Startling Surprises
15 - Draulio Barros de Araujo
Aug 7, 2017 • 42 min
Rapid Effects of Ayahuasca in Treatment-Resistant Depression
14 - Buddhism and Psychedelics (PART TWO)
Jul 24, 2017 • 53 min
with Rev. Kokyo Henkel and James Fadiman
13 - Buddhism and Psychedelics (Part 1)
Jul 11, 2017 • 56 min
with Rev. Kokyo Henkel and James Fadiman, PhD
12 - The MAPS Podcast: LIVE from L.A.!
Jul 3, 2017 • 83 min
with Dr. Cole Marta and Ashley Booth
11 - Thomas Kingsley Brown - Results of Long Term Ibogaine Studies
Jun 19, 2017 • 36 min
Long Terms Addiction Bases Studies in Mexico
10 - Future of Psychedelic Psychiatry from PS ‘17
Jun 5, 2017 • 50 min
with Paul Summergrad, MD, and Thomas Insel, MD and moderated by George Goldsmith
9 - Stanislav Grof (from PS ‘17)
May 22, 2017 • 75 min
Implications of Consciousness Research for Psychiatry, Psychology & Psychotherapy
8: David E. Nichols - LSD and Neuroscience
May 16, 2017 • 76 min
A Closer Look
7 - Live from Psychedelic Science ‘17!
May 8, 2017 • 55 min
with Shane Mauss, Lex Pelger, Berra Yazar-Klosinkski and Zach Leary
6 - Ralph Metzner, PhD: A Life Lived in Expanded Consciousness
Apr 24, 2017 • 54 min
Ralph and myself (Zach Leary) sat down at the MAPS Psychedelic Science ‘17 conference in Oakland, CA on April 23rd to embark on a wide reaching conversation that focussed on the early days of his research at Harvard, the culture of the 60’s and how…
5 - Robert Jesse, From the Johns Hopkins Psilocybin Findings to the Reconstruction of Religion
Apr 10, 2017 • 66 min
Most of those who have engaged in the psychedelic experience can attest to some sort of mystical experience taking place. Even with that happening it doesn’t always bring one close to religion. Why is that? Walter Houston Clark has defined…
4 - Dr. Gabor Mate, Psychedelics in Unlocking the Unconscious
Apr 3, 2017 • 66 min
Psychedelics in Unlocking the Unconscious
3 - Mac McClelland, The Psychedelic Miracle
Mar 27, 2017 • 50 min
The Psychedelic Miracle
2 - Stephen Ross, M.D., Psilocybin, Addiction, and End of Life
Mar 18, 2017 • 67 min
Since 2008, the NYU Psychedelic Research Group (established in 2006) has administered a moderate dose of psilocybin to 16 participants in a double-blind placebo-controlled trial of the efficacy of psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy in individuals with…
1 - James Fadiman, Scientific Problem Solving with Psychedelics
Mar 18, 2017 • 51 min
Scientific Problem Solving with Psychedelics James will describe how to best use psychoactive materials for enhanced problem solving, a poorly understood and under-researched area. However, there are established methods that open minds to useful…