Interviews & Profiles

The Tim Ferriss Show: Exploring the New Science of Psychedelics

Michael talks with Tim Ferriss about his new book, the science and applications of psychedelics, his exploration, and his own experiences.

The Upshot podcast: Psychedelic Cure

Michael speaks with Leah Rose about the renaissance of psychedelic research. Listen here.

Big Food

Michael Pollan thinks Wall Street has way too much influence over what we eat.

Can Plants Think?

Plants can hear, taste and feel, as Michael Pollan writes in his latest piece for The New Yorker. But is any of that evidence of intelligence? Click here to listen.

Michael Pollan Talks About Braises and Barbeque

When it was time for the audience at Portland’s Newmark Theater to ask Michael Pollan a question, the first out of the gate was: what are the five things that are always in your fridge? His answer: “Eggs. Milk. Yogurt. Mustard. Ketchup.” Other people wanted to know what he thought of Mark Bittman’s idea of being vegan before

You Are What You Cook

In his new book Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation, Michael Pollan takes a tour of the most time-tested cooking techniques, from southern whole-hog barbecue and slow-cooked ragus to sourdough baking and pickle making. Listen to Michael on NPR’s Science Friday or read the transcript here.

Wendell Berry interviews Michael Pollan

Kentucky farmer and writer Wendell Berry interviewed food journalist Michael Pollan in Louisville. Over the course of the evening, they discussed Pollan’s new book “Cooked” and the bigger issues it raises. Listen to the whole interview by clicking here.

Pots and Pans, but Little Pain

By the time most Americans reach adulthood, the supermarket ceases to hold surprises. But Michael Pollan, one of the most prominent voices on food today, a man who knows the nuances of the grocery store inside and out, was struck by the sight of the cheese aisle. “Look how big cheese has gotten,” he said,

Michael Pollan wants you to cook

Kai Ryssdal interviews Michael Pollan about Cooked. Listen here. 

NPR’s Weekend Edition, Michael Pollan gets elemental in Cooked

Michael Pollan gets elemental in Cooked. Click to listen.