Hypnagogic Harvests of a Sputtering Brain


The chances that my dreams will be applicable to anything in the real world are next-to-nil. But the hypnagogic state still has vestiges of whatever I was thinking about when I laid down to nap… So if I’m conscientious about it, I can “seed” my hypnagogia with the ideas I want to explore.

Episode 53
Snakes On A Brain!


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.

Episode 49
Sensory Deprivation Tanks


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.

Episode 48
25 Years of Holosync Meditation


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.

The Physical Sensation of Epiphany


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.

Episode 37
Dr. David Nutt and the Obstacles to Rational Drug Research


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

Cats, Toilets, and the Limits of Human Comprehension


While you might not exactly understand how your toaster works, you’re not threatened by this. Because you can honestly tell yourself, “Hey, if I ever put my mind to it, intellectual mastery of my toaster is my biological birthright.” And off you proudly go.

Episode 31
Jason Sada of Axon Sports Discusses the Athletic Brain


Jason Sada discusses the analysis and training methods employed by Axon Sports to condition the “athletic brain” of elite athletes from around the world.

What are Barbell Weeks?


Barbell Weeks: The Recipe

One Week per Month.
Dedicated Single-Project Focus.
If Something Isn’t Worth A Week, It’s A “No.”

Episode 18
Testing a Piracetam Hyper-Dose on Experimental Test Subject #2


“We are on the cutting edge here at Smart Drug Smarts, but I don’t think the cutting edge is very sharp because I really don’t feel much at all.”