Episode 99

Jesse is joined by Brad Burge from MAPS (the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) for an open and honest discussion about the current state of affairs with — you guessed it — psychedelics. The discussion around these compounds has been largely lopsided for a long time, with regulatory embargoes, societal taboos, political and corporate manifestos making a rational assessment difficult. But it seems like the winds are slowly changing.

And in further news from the world of neuroscience, Jesse shares some insights about the benefits of more sleep and less food.

Episode Highlights

0:39Jesse draws the curtains back on a long awaited episode.
1:52This Week In Neuroscience: Sleep saves you from sickness.
5:19The audience interaction segment.
8:26Some background on this episode and introducing Brad Burge.
10:31A quick history of MAPS.
11:48Government regulations demystified.
13:25MDMA - Where are we now?
17:06Rick Doblin (founder of MAPS) decides to take a different approach.
18:34Psychedelic therapy and PTSD.
20:39Using LSD to treat alcoholism.
21:41After effects of therapy - a fundamental transformation.
24:35Psychedelics vs hallucinogens.
27:17MDMA and hormones.
28:27Physiological concerns - Fact vs fiction.
36:27Research costs and how you can help.
37:30Playing alternate history.
41:12Ruthless Listener Retention Gimmick: Eat less and live more.

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Written by Anushtup Chatterjee
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