Salon2 044 – “The Big Three”

Follow Lorenzo on Guest speaker: Casey Paleos PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: 2018 Dr. Casey Paleos is one of the few psychiatrists to have worked with the Big Three: MDMA, ketamine and the psilocybin of magic mushrooms. In this interview, a day after his MDMA experience in Boulder, he shares what he’s […]

Podcast 567 – “Psychedelicize Yourself”

Follow Lorenzo on Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: April 1995 [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] “I take psychedelics to be the catalysis of language.” “This great period of creativity that we’re living through now in the sciences, in the arts, in the implementation of exotic technology, […]

Podcast 557 – “Updates on Psychedelic Research”

Follow Lorenzo on Guest speaker: George Greer PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: August 31, 2017 Today’s podcast features Dr. George Greer, one of the co-founders of the Hefter Research Institute. In this Palenque Norte Lecture that he delivered at the 2017 Burning Man Festival, Dr. Greer not only covers the current state […]

Podcast 555 – “Drug Policy”

Follow Lorenzo on Guest speaker: John Gilmore PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: September 1, 2017 [NOTE: All quotations are by John Gilmore] “The U.S. still has the world’s largest prison population in absolute numbers and per capita. We imprison more people than the next ten countries put together. It’s insane. It’s a […]

Podcast 550 – “FDA Approved Phase 3 MDMA/PTSD Research”

Guest speaker: Rick Doblin PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: September 1, 2017 Today we feature the 2017 Palenque Norte Lecture delivered by the founder of the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies, Rick Doblin. In this wide ranging talk, besides an update about the recent FDA approval for MAPS’ major Phase 3 study of […]

Salon2 -029 – “Treating PTSD with MDMA”

Guest speakers: Michael and Annie Mithoefer PROGRAM NOTES: Year this lecture was recorded: 2017 Michael and Annie Mithoefer have been working for years to bring MDMA into the forefront as a treatment for PTSD. As a couple who works together holding space for these sessions, they share about what they learned of the promise and […]

Salon2 020 – “New Drugs and Safe Parties”

Guest speaker: Mitchell Gomez PROGRAM NOTES: Date this lecture was recorded: 2017 Mitchell Gomez of DanceSafe walks us through what is happening with drugs in the wild and what his organization is doing to reduced harm at festivals, parties and other psychoactive gatherings of the tribe. On the street today, MDMA is strong, ketamine is […]

Podcast 510 – “Do Psychedelics Matter?”

Guest speaker: Professor David Nutt PROGRAM NOTES: Today’s podcast features the 2016 talk that Professor David Nutt gave at the annual Glastonbury Festival. His topic was “Do psychedelics matter?”. Although demonised, and attracting severe criminal penalties for users during the half century of the “war on drugs”, psychedelics are now undergoing a renaissance – both […]

Podcast 509 – “The Pharmacratic Inquisition”

Guest speaker: Jonathan Ott PROGRAM NOTES: In today’s podcast Jonathan Ott unfolds a parade of history setting out the use and prohibition of psychedelic medicines throughout the course of human history. Although this talk was originally given at a 1996 entheobotany conference, it remains as current as if it were given yesterday. After Jonathan describes […]