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#365: Michael Pollan — Exploring the Frontiers of Psychedelics

#365: Michael Pollan — Exploring the Frontiers of Psychedelics

Update: 2019-03-2171
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"An overactive ego is a tyrant." - Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan (@michaelpollan) is the author of seven previous books, including Cooked, Food Rules, In Defense of Food, The Omnivore's Dilemma, and The Botany of Desire, all of which were New York Times bestsellers. A longtime contributor to The New York Times Magazine, he also teaches writing at Harvard and the University of California, Berkeley where he is the John S. and James L. Knight Professor of Science Journalism. In 2010, TIME magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

His newest book is How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence, which will be available as a paperback in May.

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Comments (4)

Hawkwing White

lsd changed my life. I was finally able to see my path and also uncovered the fact that I beat myself up and bottle my emotions to overflow status.

Jun 5th
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Bruce Watts

very enjoyable and also informative in light of some of my own adventures

Apr 1st
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Asher Winn

06:10 interview begins, enjoy :)

Mar 24th
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Shreyansh Das

Asher Winn thanks

Mar 28th
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#365: Michael Pollan — Exploring the Frontiers of Psychedelics

#365: Michael Pollan — Exploring the Frontiers of Psychedelics