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With ‘How to Change Your Mind,’ Taking a Trip With Michael Pollan

The New York Times’s Chris Voger reviews Michael Pollan’s new Netflix docu-series based on his book about psychedelic therapy. “A thoughtful and wide-ranging look at psychedelic therapy, the series is grounded in accounts of their centuries-long sacramental use and of their uneasy history in modern society, especially in the United States. In particular, it focuses

Dave Miller and Michael Pollan: This is Your Mind on Plants Book Tour, Portland

OPB’s Dave Miller spoke to Michael Pollan in front of an audience at the Newmark Theatre July 27 in Portland in an event put on by Powell’s Books. This was one stop in Pollan’s West Coast leg of his paperback tour for This is Your Mind on Plants. Four years prior to this recording, Michael

Your Mind on Psychedelics with Michael Pollan

Your Mind on Psychedelics with Michael Pollan, The Prof G Show Michael Pollan, the NYT bestselling author of “This Is Your Mind on Plants,” joins Scott to discuss his research on the psychedelic space, including the changes he has registered over time as well as his own experience with the drugs.

Michael Pollan on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Watch the interview here.

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.

Review: The Trip of a Lifetime

At the root of each case study is a pair of questions: the first asks why, as a species, we have gone to extraordinary lengths to propagate and disseminate these consciousness-changing molecules, and the second is why they are subject to paranoia and regulation in differing degrees.

The Intoxicating Garden

Every garden tells a story, a tale about nature written by our species and starring an obliging cast of plants. In our time, most of these stories are idylls of one kind or another, with the plants chosen for their beauty or fragrance or outward form, but always for their willingness to gratify human desire

This Is Your Mind on Plants by Michael Pollan — drugs of choice

His descriptions of London’s coffee house culture and Honoré de Balzac’s barbarous habit of ingesting dry coffee grounds to fuel all-night scribbling sessions are worth the book’s price alone.

How Should We Do Drugs Now?

After a half century spent waging war on drugs, Americans seem ready to sue for peace. The 2020 elections brought plenty of proof that voters have leapt ahead of politicians in recognizing both the failures of the drug war and the potential of certain illicit drugs as powerful tools for healing.