Episode 45
Axon: an App for the Nootropics Community

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Jesse discusses the soon-to-be-released mobile app Axon, aimed at the nootropics-loving community in general, and Smart Drug Smarts fans in particular.

Episode 44
Do-It-Yourself Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation

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Jesse interviews Nathan Whitmore, creator of the open-source project “OpenBrainStim”, an affordable alternative to commercial transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) devices.

Episode 43
Is Cognitive Enhancement Ethical?

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We speak to Dr. Nicole A. Vincent and Dr. Emma A. Jane, co-authors of the article “Put Down the Smart Drugs,” on the ethics of cognitive enhancement. Jesse weighs in with his own views on the speculative rights and wrongs of nootropics use.

Episode 42
Nootropics on Wall Street

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Dr. Andrew Hill joins us to talk about his recent study conducted at the Alternatives Brain Institute, measuring the effects of truBrain on some of the quickest minds on Wall Street.

Episode 41
Daniel Kim-Shapiro on Beetroot Juice and Cognition

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Jesse speaks to Daniel Kim-Shapiro, Director of the Translational Science Center at Wake Forest University and expert on this week’s topic: beetroot juice.

Episode 40
A Nootropics Roundtable

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Jesse and two guests discuss some popular misconceptions about smart drugs, their personal favorite stacks, and other topics surrounding the growing popularity of neurological performance enhancers

Episode 39
Dr. Emily Deans Explains Ketosis

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Dr. Emily Deans Explains Ketones and the State of Ketosis

Episode 38
Dr. Kimberly Urban and the Impact of Nootropics on Neuroplasticity

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Dr. Urban brings to light facts about how some brain stimulants work (specifically Ritalin), how they were originally tested, and why imperfections in the testing methodologies could spell danger to mis-diagnosed or off-label users.

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.

Episode 36
Dr. Christopher Winter: Sleep and its Impact on Cognitive Function

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In episode #36, Jesse interviews Dr. Christopher Winter on the importance of sleep to cognitive function.