Ep 66: The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide – Risks, Micro-Dosing, Ibogaine, and More
In this podcast, Dr. Jim Fadiman, author of the Psychedelic’s Explorer’s Guide, talks about the immediate and long-term effects of psychedelic agents when used for spiritual, therapeutic, and problem-solving purposes. The doctor, who has a Ph.D from Stanford University and has been doing research with the Harvard Group, believes that psychedelics can help heal the body and also help us discover scientific breakthroughs and spiritual epiphanies as long as they are used properly. He also debunks the common myths surrounding psychedelics and offers some pointers on how they can be used safely and properly.
Take a closer look at the reasons that motivate people to return again and again to the object of their addiction. In this podcast, the hosts talked with addiction researcher Dr. Anna Rose Childress, addiction psychologist Dr. Mark Willenbring, journalist Gabrielle Glaser, and Dr. Nora Volkow of the National Institute of Health to determine what fuels people’s addiction and what can be done to stop them. It also explores reporter Amy O’Leary’s phone conversation with a French doctor who proposed in his memoir “The End of My Addiction” that a certain pill can beat addiction. Can a pill really stop a person’s addiction?
Blood: the vital red liquid that runs in every corner of our body. Since time immemorial, we humans have been fascinated with blood. This is fairly understandable. After all, blood is what keeps us alive and if you lose a significant amount of it, it can place your life in jeopardy. This podcast talks about people’s obsession with blood, from being prominently featured in Shakespeare’s work to being used as a prop or plot device in many movies and pieces of literature. It also touches upon the mysteries of blood, as well as the practice of bloodletting or transfusion and why some health professionals find it necessary to charge money for blood.