Psychedelics Today Podcast

Psychedelics Today Podcast

608 episodes

A show discussing the important academic and other research in the field of psychedelics, and how it relates to human potential and healing.

PT464 – Bessel van der Kolk, MD – Bodywork, Somatic Literacy, and Understanding Trauma: The Mind and Body Connection

Nov, 28, 2023
In this episode, Kyle interviews Bessel van der Kolk, MD: pioneer clinician, researcher, and educator on traumatic stress; Founder of the Trauma Research Foundation; Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University Medical School; Principal Investigator of the Boston site of MAPS’ MDMA-assisted...

PT463 – Dana Lerman, MD – Bringing Intention, Ceremony, and Inner Healing Intelligence to Modern Medicine

Nov, 24, 2023
In this episode, Joe interviews Dana Lerman, MD: a decade-long infectious disease consultant who has since been trained in psychedelic-assisted therapy, ecotherapy, and Internal Family Systems, and is the Co-Founder of Skylight Psychedelics, where she prescribes IM ketamine and trains therapists who...

PT462 – Dr. Dave Rabin, MD, Ph.D. – Touch Therapy, Wearable Technology, and Treating Trauma with Safety

Nov, 21, 2023
In this episode, Joe interviews neuroscientist, board-certified psychiatrist, health tech entrepreneur, inventor, and Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer at Apollo Neuro: Dr. David Rabin, MD, Ph.D. He talks about his path to psychiatry; his realization that trauma and chronic stress were primary...

PT461 – Vinitha Watson, CHT & Judson Frost – Holding Space, Hypnotherapy and Psychedelics, and the Importance of Courage

Nov, 17, 2023
In this episode of Vital Psychedelic Conversations, David speaks with two current Vital students: Certified Depth Hypnosis Practitioner and Founder and Executive Director of Zoo Labs, Vinitha Watson, CHT; and artist and outdoorsman with decades of experience in bodywork, structural integration, and...

PT460 – Reggie Watts – Psychedelics in Film, Drugs as Bases and Modifiers, and Ketamine With Friends

Nov, 14, 2023
In this episode, Joe interviews internationally renowned musician, comedian, writer, and actor, Reggie Watts. Watts starred on “Comedy Bang! Bang!,” most recently was the bandleader on CBS’s “The Late Late Show with James Corden” for the last 8 seasons, and just released his memoir, "Great...
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PT459 – Ted Riskin, LCSW – Internal Family Systems Combined with Ketamine and Holotropic Breathwork

Nov, 10, 2023
In this episode, Kyle interviews Ted Riskin, LCSW: psychotherapist running group KAP sessions and certified in Core Energetics, Internal Family Systems, and Holotropic Breathwork, which he has taught in various forms for 26 years. He discusses group ketamine-assisted psychotherapy: how he runs...

PT458 – Imran Khan – When Science, Society, and Policy Collide

Nov, 07, 2023
In this episode, Joe interviews Imran Khan: Executive Director of the UC Berkeley Center for the Science of Psychedelics. Khan shares his journey into the world of science and policymaking, beginning with science journalism and inspired by David Nutt’s famous ‘Equicy’ paper and subsequent...

PT457 – Erika Dyck & Jono Remington-Hobbs – Rites of Passage, Psychedelic History, and Rediscovering Our Hearts

Nov, 03, 2023
In this episode of Vital Psychedelic Conversations, David interviews Erika Dyck: Vital instructor, historian, professor, author, and editor of the new book, Expanding Mindscapes: A Global History of Psychedelics; and Jono Remington-Hobbs: graduate of the first cohort of Vital, coach, facilitator,...

PT456 – Alexander Beiner – Moloch, Kairos, Extended-State DMT, and the Spider Queen

Oct, 31, 2023
In this episode, David interviews Alexander Beiner: Executive Director of Breaking Convention; writer for The Bigger Picture substack; and author of The Bigger Picture: How Psychedelics Can Help Us Make Sense of the World. He tells his personal story and how his first psychedelic experience felt...

PT455 – Dom Farnan – Psychedelics and Success: Conscious Leadership and Investing in Yourself

Oct, 27, 2023
In this episode, Alexa interviews Dom Farnan: Founder of DotConnect; author of the best seller, “Now Here: A Journey from Toxic Boss to Conscious Connector”; and Founder and Chief Consciousness Connector of DoseConnect™, a first-of-its-kind company blending organizational strategy, systems...

PT454 – Jamie Wheal – The Shadow Aspects of the Psychedelic Movement: Is the Other Shoe About to Drop?

Oct, 24, 2023
In this episode, Kyle interviews author of Recapture the Rapture: Rethinking God, Sex and Death In a World That’s Lost Its Mind; speaker; and Founder of the Flow Genome Project, which researches and trains on improved human performance. This episode – the last of the many recorded at...

PT453 – Katrin Preller, Ph.D. & Dr. Michael Mithoefer – Neuroplasticity, Individualized Integration, and Psychedelic Medicine – Israel 2023

Oct, 20, 2023
In this episode, David interviews psychiatrist, main researcher behind the first US Phase II trial of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy, and Senior Medical Director at MAPS Public Benefit Corporation: Dr. Michael Mithoefer; and Research Group Lead at the University of Zurich, and Principal Clinical...

PT452 – Gül Dölen, MD, Ph.D. – Metaplasticity, Reopening Critical Periods, and Octopuses on MDMA

Oct, 17, 2023
In this episode, Melanie Pincus, Ph.D. and Manesh Girn, Ph.D. once again take over hosting duties, this time interviewing Gül Dölen, MD, Ph.D.: Associate professor of Neuroscience and Neurology at the Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, and head of the Dölen lab. Dölen largely...

PT451 - Federico Seragnoli - ALPS Conference 2023: A Window Into Switzerland's Psychedelic Scene

Oct, 13, 2023
In this episode, Joe interviews Federico Seragnoli: coordinator of the ALPS Foundation, psychologist who works with patients undergoing compassionate use treatments with psychedelics, and Founder of the ALPS Conference. This year, the ALPS Conference (which stands for Awareness Lectures on...

PT450 – Mackenzie Amara & Dr. Ido Cohen – Dreams, Psychedelics, Symbolism, and Cockroaches

Oct, 12, 2023
In this episode, Johanna interviews Jungian analyst-in-training, writer, researcher, 5Rhythms® teacher, and Vital graduate: Mackenzie Amara; and Vital instructor, clinical psychologist, and creator of our new course, “Illuminating the Hidden Self: Navigating the Jungian Shadow with...

PT449 – Louie Schwartzberg – "Fantastic Fungi" and "Gratitude Revealed": How Psychedelics Inspired a Cinematic Exploration of the Invisible

Oct, 10, 2023
In this episode, Joe interviews Louie Schwartzberg: renowned filmmaker known for the award-winning documentary, “Fantastic Fungi”; and now, director of the new film, “Gratitude Revealed.” He talks about his path to photography and filmmaking and how psychedelics were a huge inspiration –...

PT448 – Deborah C. Mash, Ph.D. – Ibogaine, Noribogaine, and the Challenges of Federal Drug Policy

Oct, 06, 2023
In this episode, Joe interviews Deborah C. Mash, Ph.D.: neuroscientist; Professor Emerita of Neurology and Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine; and leading researcher in addiction and brain disorders for over 30 years. She is also the CEO and...

PT447 – Madison Margolin – Exile & Ecstasy: The Intersection of Jewish Culture, Spirituality, and Psychedelics

Oct, 03, 2023
In this episode, David interviews Madison Margolin: NY-based, psychedelics and Judaism-focused journalist; host of the Set & Setting podcast; co-founder of DoubleBlind Magazine and the Jewish Psychedelic Summit; and author of the soon-to-be released, Exile & Ecstasy: Growing Up With Ram Dass...

PT446 – Jasmine Virdi & Tabata Gerk – Decolonization, Interconnection, and the Medicalization of Mysticism

Sep, 29, 2023
In this episode – with the 2024 edition of Vital announced and officially on sale – we’re launching another series of Vital Psychedelic Conversations, with David hosting Jasmine Virdi: Vital instructor, writer, educator, and activist who works at Synergetic Press and volunteers for Fireside...

PT445 – Ethan Nadelmann – The Drug War, Harm Reduction, and the Middle Ground Between Liberty and Regulation

Sep, 26, 2023
In this episode, Joe interviews Ethan Nadelmann: author, speaker, Founder and former Executive Director of Drug Policy Alliance, host of the PSYCHOACTIVE podcast, and one of the leading voices in drug policy reform and harm reduction.  Nadelmann shares his journey from Princeton University to...