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The Third Wave

The Third Wave podcast takes a fresh look at the world of psychedelics, hearing the stories of people both in the psychedelic fringe and in mainstream society. We want to share how psychedelics are transforming the lives of people everywhere, both inside and outside of the psychedelic community. By revealing and unraveling the vast range of personal psychedelic experiences, we hope to change the cultural stigma surrounding psychedelic use. Our conversations will focus on the use of psychedelics within two main frameworks: as tools for creativity and as medicine for mental health issues.
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Aug 5, 2018

Anthropologist Sophia Rokhlin joins us on the podcast to discuss ayahuasca, sustainability, and the role of microdosing in capitalist society. Sophia shares her experiences with ayahuasca shamans, and describes the issues of sustainability – where should we draw the line when it comes to the commodification of ayahuasca? Sophia also gives her opinion on microdosing, and the dangers of it being used to further corporate ‘growth-at-all-costs’ goals.

For show links, see here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-56-sophia-rokhlin/

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Jul 20, 2018

As one of the world’s top fitness coaches, Ben Greenfield has a lot of experience with self-optimization. So what does he have to say about psychedelics and psychedelic microdosing as tools for personal development? We discuss rites of passage, ego loss, and holistic health – and how spirituality can be an important complement to physical fitness. 

Disclaimer:in this podcast, Ben briefly discusses stem cell therapies. These are unapproved and have often been associated with deadly scams. Please don’t take Ben’s experiments as medical advice.

For show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-55-ben-greenfield/

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Jul 8, 2018

Tao Lin, celebrated novelist and poet, describes the perception-altering effects of psychedelics and microdosing, and how they’ve influenced his outlook on life. Tao discusses the importance of listening to ancestral wisdom, and how plant medicines can be used with other complementary practices to improve our lives. We talk about the damages of modern life, and what a rural lifestyle could offer us.

For show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-54-tao-lin/

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Jun 24, 2018

Zoe Helene, psychedelic feminist and cultural activist, joins us to talk sacred plant medicines, cultural preservation, and the importance of diversity in psychedelic communities. Zoe shares how her experiences with ayahuasca have influenced her world view, especially around “plant spirit,” and the importance of preserving indigenous cultural traditions. We also discuss the far-reaching damages that have resulted from patriarchal oppression, and how the psychedelic renaissance is not immune.

For show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-53-zoe-helene/

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Jun 17, 2018

Martijn Schirp, founder of High Existence and the psychedelic retreats ‘Synthesis’ and ‘Apotheosis,’ joins us to talk about psychedelic ceremony and personal development. Martijn explains why he decided to set up his own style of psychedelic ceremony, and how they differ from more traditional, ritualistic frameworks. He shares with us his hopes for the future of psychedelics and their integration into mainstream society.

For show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-52-martijn-schirp/

Sign up to the Synthesis psychedelic retreat in Amsterdam: https://synthesisretreat.com

Jun 10, 2018

Benjamin De Loenen, founder of plant medicine non-profit ICEERS, joins us for a discussion on ayahuasca and iboga. We discuss the wide-ranging impact that plant medicines could have on modern society, and the implications of disrespecting their power and origin. Benjamin lays out the various traps the psychedelic movement could fall into, and the best approaches to getting psychedelic medicines accepted by policymakers and the public.

For show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-51-benjamin-de-loenen/

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May 27, 2018

Medicine Hunter Chris Kilham joins us to talk about plant medicines, shamanism, and cultural appropriation. Is ayahuasca the ideal psychedelic? What’s the best way to prepare for an ayahuasca ceremony? And what can we do to avoid robbing native shamans of their sacraments?

For show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-50-chris-kilham/

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May 13, 2018

James W. Jesso is a public speaker and author who is a world-leading psychedelic expert. In our interview with James, we discuss the ‘shadow side’ of our lives, and how psilocybin mushrooms could help us come into contact with it. James believes that encountering our deepest fears and unknowns will allow us to be more in control of our lives.

For show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-49-james-jesso/

Join our microdosing community: https://thethirdwave.co/microdosing-course/

Apr 29, 2018

Our guest for this episode is Anthony David Adams, entrepreneur and life coach, who shares his remarkable journey through childhood trauma, mental health issues, and psychedelics. Anthony describes how psychedelics helped him face his traumas more starkly than ever before, allowing him to heal and embark on a new story of self-discovery.

For show links: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-48-anthony-adams/

Sign up to our microdosing course: https://thethirdwave.co/microdosing-course/

 

Apr 16, 2018

Ingmar Gorman, PhD, clinical psychologist and principal investigator in MAPS’ research into MDMA-assisted psychotherapy, is our guest this week. Ingmar shares with us his journey into the world of psychedelic therapy, and what he hopes the research at MAPS can achieve. We also discuss the rise of microdosing, and why Ingmar believes we should be cautious about its benefits.

For show links: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-47-ingmar-gorman/

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Apr 8, 2018

Ethnopharmacologist and psychedelic icon Dennis McKenna treats us to a discussion on psychedelic medicines, plant intelligence, and the failures of organized religion. Dennis explains what lessons can be learned from psychedelic plants, and what we can do to avoid the imminent obliteration of humanity.

For show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-46-dennis-mckenna/

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Apr 1, 2018

Thomas Roberts, one of the founding members of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), shares his extensive knowledge of psychedelics and his opinions on the future of psychedelic therapy. We discuss the directions that psychedelic research needs to take, and the reason why public benefit corporations will be the way forward for a burgeoning psychedelic industry.

For show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-45-thomas-roberts/

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Mar 4, 2018

Physical fitness is the focus of this week’s episode! We’re joined by nutritionist and fitness coach Matt Cooper, who explains how microdosing can help optimize both mind and body. He describes how his experiences with psychedelics have helped him become a healthier person, and where microdosing would fit in with a fitness and wellbeing protocol.

For show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/matt-cooper

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Feb 25, 2018

Gerry Powell, founder of spiritual retreat center ‘Rythmia’ joins us this week. Gerry tells us about his turbulent early life and how it prompted him to seek out plant medicine. We hear about the significant changes it catalysed in his life, and why it led him to set up his own high-end retreat center. Gerry aims to provide people with the same healing that he experienced, and hopes to create an ethical business model that encourages competition and diversity.

For show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/gerry-powell

Join our exclusive microdosing course: https://thethirdwave.co/microdosing-course

Feb 18, 2018

Richard Louis Miller joins us for a discussion on how psychedelics can influence healing. We discuss Richard’s own history with psychedelic substances, and the ways in which he believes psychedelics can help focus our attention and take responsibility for our own wellbeing. Richard shares with us his hopes for the future of the psychedelic movement.

For show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/richard-louis-miller

Join our extensive microdosing course: https://thethirdwave.co/microdosing-course

Feb 11, 2018

In this episode we sit down with Erika Dyck, a psychedelic researcher at the University of Saskatchewan. We delve into the history of LSD research in Canada, and how the psychedelic counter-culture movement threatened its potential. Erika shares her opinion on the future of The Third Wave of psychedelics, and how a balanced dialogue is needed to avoid another backlash.

For a full summary and show links: https://thethirdwave.co/erika-dyck

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Feb 4, 2018

Philosopher Bernardo Kastrup joins us this week, to discuss the concepts of idealism and panpsychism, and how they relate to the psychedelic experience. Kastrup explains that a conceptual understanding of idealism is not enough to fully grasp its truth – and that people must experience a non-dual state first-hand to truly comprehend its meaning.

For show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/bernardo-kastrup

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Jan 28, 2018

This week we’re joined by Ryan LeCompte, founder of VET, a non-profit organization that facilitates entheogenic healing for veterans suffering from PTSD. Ryan explains why entheogenic therapy may be especially useful for combat veterans, and also gives us some insight into his own personal beliefs about the direction of the psychedelic movement.

For a full summary and show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/ryan-lecompte

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Jan 21, 2018

This week we’re joined by Caitlin Thompson, psychedelic activist and founder of the holistic health company EntheoZen. Caitlin describes how her experiences with psychedelics have inspired her holistic view of health, and have helped her improve her personal wellbeing. She tells us how science and spiritual practices can go hand in hand, especially when it comes to healthy living.

For a full summary and show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/caitlin-thompson

Join our extensive microdosing course: https://thethirdwave.co/microdosing-course

Jan 10, 2018

Charles Eisenstein, author and thinker, sits down with The Third Wave to talk about how a new story of ‘interbeing’ could help us break free from our destructive modern systems. We hear about the influence that psychedelics have had on Charles’ life, and the reasons why Charles remains optimistic about the direction of human society.

For a full summary and show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/charles-eisenstein

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Aug 27, 2017

Beatriz Labate, PhD, joins us for a discussion on ayahuasca, shamanism and cultural evolution. Her expertise in anthropology gives her a unique perspective on what the commercialization of ayahuasca means for the future of psychedelics, and how psychedelic traditions and cultures will be affected by the growing mainstream popularity of plant medicines.

For a full summary and show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/bia-labate

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Aug 21, 2017

This week we talk psychedelics and drug policy with Natalie Ginsberg, Policy and Advocacy Director for MAPS. Natalie discusses how MAPS is using medical research to lay the groundwork for the decriminalization of all drug use. Could microdosing be a factor in destigmatizing drug use in mainstream society?

 

For a full summary and show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/natalie-ginsberg

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Aug 14, 2017

Steven Kotler, expert on flow states and Director of Research for the Flow Genome Project, talks to us about his first experiences of flow, and how psychedelics have played a part in his career. We discuss the problems facing our society, and how a scientific understanding of flow states could help us change the way we approach vital cultural issues.

For a full summary, and show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/steven-kolter

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Aug 6, 2017

Rachael Madori, social activist, entrepreneur and former adult film star, shares her experiences with psychedelics, and how they’ve helped her cope with substance misuse, bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder. Rachael says that without psychedelics, she wouldn’t be here today – a message that she strongly believes in sharing.

 

For a full show summary and links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/rachael-madori

 

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Jul 30, 2017

Author Don Lattin joins us to discuss the direction of the psychedelic movement, and how we can avoid repeating the mistakes of the past. We hear about the psychedelic experiences that shaped Don’s interest in the spiritual, and how plant medicines have changed his life for the better.

 

For a full summary and show links: https://thethirdwave.co/don-lattin

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