Our guest is Reverend Danny Nemu, historian and author. He talks to us about drugs in the bible – and how priests used them to induce divine visions. It’s surprising how many natural substances mentioned in the bible are psychoactive, and were almost certainly used for their mind-altering properties. We also discuss how drug stigma has changed since biblical times, and what it means for the future of psychedelics.
For a full summary and show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/psychedelia-danny-nemu/
Our guest is Ismail Ali, Policy Fellow at MAPS. Ismail helps develop sensible drug policy that will create alternatives to the failed war on drugs. He talks to us about his experiences with psychedelics, including an ayahuasca experience with his family for the purpose of coping with personal tragedy. We talk about psychedelics, family and drug policy in the US.
See our full summary and show links here: https://thethirdwave.co/psychedelia-ismail-ali
Our guest is Dr Neal Goldsmith, psychotherapist and author of “Psychedelic Healing: The Promise of Entheogens for Psychotherapy and Spiritual Development”. We talk about how psychedelics can be used to break open the outer shell of our acquired personalities, and reveal the primal self inside.
For a full summary and show links, please visit https://thethirdwave.co/psychedelia-neal-goldsmith/
Our guest is Dr Henry Fisher, policy director at the UK-based drug policy think tank, VolteFace. Henry and the team at VolteFace are hoping to make positive changes to current UK drug policy by getting people outside the drug reform community involved in the debate. Politicians are much more likely to listen to patient groups, economic think tanks or doctors than people in the drug reform community: and this is how VolteFace hope to change the face of drug policy in the UK.
For a full summary and show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/psychedelia-henry-fisher/
Our guest is Ayelet Waldman: author and legal expert who recently published “A Really Good Day”, an account of her experience with microdosing. In her book she reports that a month of LSD microdoses improved her life in many ways, and she argues for the decriminalisation of drugs and for the therapeutic potential of psychedelics. We talk to her about her experiences and the future of drug policy around the world.
For a full summary and show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/psychedelia-ayelet-waldman-really-good-day/
In this episode of the Third Wave Podcast, Jonathan Thompson of Psychedelic Parenting talks to us about his views on community, honesty, religion and spirituality, and how the psychedelic experience can contribute to raising a loving family. He’s been called a Pothead Parent… but Jonathan tells us that there’s much more to his philosophy than recreational drugs.
For a fully summary and show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/jonathan-thompson-psychedelic-parenting/
We speak to Mike Margolies from Psymposia, an events group and digital magazine focused on psychedelics and drug policy reform. Mike talks about how Psymposia organises a platform for people to talk about their psychedelic experiences, and issues within the psychedelic community. We discuss the privilege still inherent in psychedelic culture when it comes to drug use and criminalisation, and what we can do to become a more diverse community.
For a full summary and show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/psychedelia-mike-margolies-psymposia/
We speak to Gay Dillingham: filmmaker, environmentalist and producer. Gay has just released a film 20 years in the making, “Dying to Know”, a documentary about the relationship between two of the most influential people in the history of modern psychedelics, Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert (or Ram Dass). The film brings us to face with the taboo of death and how the psychedelic experience can help our society come to terms with mortality. Here, Gay discusses the making of the film, along with her own encounters with death and tragedy, and how psychedelics could begin to change the way we view mortality.
For a full summary and show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/psychedelia-gay-dillingham-dying-to-know/
We're joined by Dr Stephen Bright, co-founder of PRISM and a leading psychedelic researcher in Australia. Stephen talks to us about the problems facing the psychedelic movement in Australia, where a conservative government perpetuates a ‘Pathological Paradigm’ that rewards negative views on drugs. Stephen tells us how the future of drug policy in Australia depends on research, the media, and a shift in popular opinion.
For a full summary and show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/psychedelia-stephen-bright-prism/
We talk to Jag Davies from the Drug Policy Alliance, and learn about why the legalization of psychedelics requires an open dialogue around the harms of criminalization. Jag tells us that if we rely on the approval of psychedelic therapy, psychedelics may only become available for a privileged few, continuing the marginalization of those who have been left behind by decades of prohibition.
For a full summary and show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/jag-davies-drug-policy-alliance/
The special guest of today's podcast episode, Brad Burge, is Director of Communications and Marketing at the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, the membership-based 501 organization working to raise awareness and understanding of psychedelic substances
In this episode, Brad talks to us of his experience with psychedelics, and the role they played in his professional career.
For a full summary and show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/psychedelia-brad-burge-maps/
We're joined by Jesse Jarnow, author of Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America. Jesse talks about his experiences growing up with drug prohibition, psychedelic literature and the Grateful Dead. We hear about Jesse’s favourite moments in the psychedelic history of America, and we find out how musicians, artists and chemists contributed to the psychedelic culture of the 1960s and 70s. Jesse also gives us his opinion on the prospects of the growing psychedelic movement in America.
For a full summary and show links, go here: https://thethirdwave.co/psychedelia-jesse-jarnow-heads/