Episode 105

In keeping with holiday tradition, our favorite family comes over for a visit: the Racetam family. Old uncle Piracetam shuffles in, proudly brandishing his “True Nootropic” Award. Aniracetam and Oxiractam look like they’re having a hard time dealing with the young ones. Coluracetam, Nefiracetam and Fasoracetam run around between the grown-ups, getting into all sorts of mischief.

It’s also a reunion with Dr. Andrew Hill — one of Smart Drug Smarts’ very first guests, as well as the resident neuroscientist at TruBrain and the Founding Director of the Peak Brain Institute in LA, where he specializes in neurofeedback solutions.

Whether you’re complete strangers or bosom buddies with the Racetam family (who trace their roots back to Belgium), Jesse and Dr. Andrew Hill will make you feel welcome and get you introduced to everybody.

Stick around for a few giggles during the Ruthless Listener Retention Gimmick and learn a cool new way to prepare a nice big bowl of “word salad” with a decidedly New Age flavour.

Episode Highlights

0:40Keeping up with the Racetams.
1:59This Week In Neuroscience: Risk-takers are smarter.
4:10Audience interaction section.
6:14Jesse introduces Dr. Andrew Hill.
7:15Racetams - The old and the new.
7:50Search for sleep drugs and Racetams.
10:11Initial usage of Racetams.
10:54Safety profiles and true nootropics.
12:22General effects of the Racetams.
13:00A word of caution.
14:30Subjective effects of Piracetam.
17:10Piracetam and mitochondria.
19:06Racetams - Compare and contrast.
21:59Good bio-hacking practices.
24:27Racetams vs big Pharma.
29:02Ruthless Listener Retention Gimmick: This one will be remembered.

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Written by Anushtup Chatterjee