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We hear from Dr. Belinda Pletzer about how oral contraception, or “The Pill”, may be altering women’s brain structures.


For our long-awaited Marijuana Episode, we hear from Kyle Boyar, reasearcher at SC Laboratories, a quality assurance and safety testing facility for medical marijuana. Kyle takes us through some lesser-known facts about marijuana, its use as treatment for a variety of ailments, and its effect on memory and mood. We’ll also find out how becoming a …


Dr. Deirdre Barrett shares with us the ins and outs of lucid dreaming – what it is, how to achieve it, and how we can use it as a cognitive tool.


In Episode #56, Dr. Thomas N. Seyfried of Boston College stops by to introduce us to his research on cancer as a metabolic disease – not a genetic one. He explains how regular therapeutic fasting can increase mitochondrial respiration, and how caloric restriction can help us effectively “starve out” cancer cells.


Jesse speaks to Drew Birnie, Research Scientist and Content Manager at MarkManson.net, about “Snake Oil” – the term used to classify fraudulent medicine, or products that claim unverified results.


We don’t let blind people drive cars. Or people who are bad at math program missile guidance systems. If we did, it’d be “interesting” to see what happened. But interesting in the “consequential, and most likely disastrous” sense. One that few of us would opt for. Luckily, we’ve each got a little internal critic – …


Jesse speaks to Crash, owner of Float Lab Technologies, a sensory deprivation tank center in Venice Beach, California. Crash explains the ins and outs of the Float Lab experience, and what can happen to our minds when they’re freed from all external distractions.


Jesse interviews Bill Harris, meditation guru, founder of The Centerpointe Research Institute, and creator of Holosync Audio Technology. Bill tells us how we can gain more self-awareness in order to exercise choice in our lives, and how Holosync Technology can get us on the fast track to deep-level meditation.


If the “Physical Sensation of Epiphany” is the game I’m hunting, and intellectual engagement is the forest where I hunt, then nootropics are a predictable shortcut deeper into the heart of that forest.


Jesse interviews the UK’s Dr. David Nutt on the legal and social obstacles surrounding progressive drug research.

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