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The Future of Hope: Michael Pollan and Katherine May

In this episode of the On Being series The Future of Hope, Wintering’s Katherine May draws Michael out on the burgeoning human inquiry and science to which he’s now given himself over — the transformative applications of altered states for healing trauma and depression, for end-of-life care — and the thrilling matter of grasping what

The Daily Show: How Psychedelics Can Improve Mental Health

Michael Pollan pulls back the curtain on how psychedelic mushrooms can be used to treat mental illnesses, makes the case for legalization, and shares his personal experiences on drugs. Watch the segment here.

The Power of Plants to Heal and Harm

Michael Pollan is a best-selling author. His latest work looks at three psychoactive plants and has left him making some bold claims. He says it wasn’t just coal that fueled the Industrial Revolution, but caffeine. Alongside opium and mescaline, caffeine features prominently in his new book, “This Is Your Mind on Plants.” This new work is a follow-up to

Michael Pollan is Back with Mind-Bending Thoughts on Drugs, Ego Death, and the Healing Power of Plants

GQ spoke with the author about his new book, This is Your Mind on Plants, and the rapidly evolving cultural status of mind-altering substances. On the first page of his new book, This is Your Mind on Plants, Michael Pollan poses a seemingly simple question: what exactly is a drug? “All who try to construct a sturdy definition of drugs

After a Hard Day’s Writing, Michael Pollan Likes to Unwind With a Novel

“Getting to read fiction purely for pleasure is the carrot I hold out for myself as a reward for the work of reporting and writing,” says the author, whose new book is “This Is Your Mind on Plants.” What books are on your night stand? It’s a hodgepodge of titles, to be read, or skimmed,

The Tim Ferriss Show — This is Your Mind on Plants

Michael Pollan — This Is Your Mind on Plants (#520)  

Michael Pollan Talks New Book, ‘This Is Your Mind On Plants’

NPR’s Sarah McCammon speaks with journalist Michael Pollan about his new book diving into three plant drugs. Listen to the interview here: https://www.npr.org/2021/07/04/1013044454/michael-pollan-talks-new-book-this-is-your-mind-on-plants

The efficiency curse

The first teachable moment of the pandemic, for me, had to do with the supply chain. Early on, supermarkets had shortages, and not just of food; other everyday items were also hard to find. The first example everyone noticed was toilet paper. That mystified people, and the immediate response was to blame it on hoarding.

The Ezra Klein Show: Michael Pollan and the psychedelic society

On November 3, as the country fixated on the incoming presidential election results, voters in Oregon approved a seemingly innocuous ballot measure with revolutionary potential. Proposition 109, which passed with 56 percent of the vote (the same margin by which Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump in the state), legalizes the use of psilocybin, the main

60 Minutes on Psychedelic Medicine

Study participants at some of the country’s leading medical research centers are going through intense therapy and six-hour psychedelic journeys deep into their minds to do things like quit smoking and worry less. Watch the whole 60 Minutes episode here.