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

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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

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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

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In Episode #31, Jason Sada discusses the analysis and training methods employed by Axon Sports to condition the “athletic brain” of elite athletes from around the world. Jason is President of Axon Sports, a cognitive sports training lab that utilizes the latest neuroscience and sports research to built custom cognitive training programs for individual athletes […]

What are Barbell Weeks?

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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

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“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.”

Episode 16
Lawrence G. Walters and the Law Surrounding Online Pharmacies

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Lawrence G. Walters shares insights into the legal aspects of buying prescription drugs from online pharmacies. The Walters Law Group specialises in Internet advertising law and has experience in cases involving online pharmaceutical retailers.

Jesse’s Ubermann Sleep-Schedule Attempt

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I was telling my body I was willing to totally starve it of REM sleep, inviting radically reduced mental performance and the associated physical risks, and I would run it into the ground unless it gave me what I wanted — REM sleep front-loaded at the beginning of my sleep-cycles, rather than 75+ minutes deep in them.

It was a confrontation where, quite literally, I dared not blink.

Episode 12
Dr. Andrew Hill Explores the Potential of Neurofeedback

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Jesse gets into details on neurofeedback and attention disorders with cognitive scientist and UCLA Ph.D. Dr. Andrew Hill. They discuss using neurofeedback to improve mental performance, mindfulness and executive function as well as its implications for those with attention disorders and others who are looking to get a mental edge.

Episode 9
Philosopher David Pearce Talks Transhumanism

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Philosopher David Pearce’s ultimate goal is to recalibrate the Hedonic Treadmill of both humans and nonhumans so the average level of enjoyment is much higher in the future than in today’s world.

Episode 7
Dr. Cory Reddish on Protecting Your Hard-Partying Brain

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Marketed as “Virtuous Nutrients for Your Vices,” these nutritional supplements were designed to re-balance the brain’s neurochemistry following drinking or recreational drug use.