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Michael Pollan's "The Omnivore's Dilemma"

Maintenance Phase

How a liberal journalist entrenched a libertarian fantasy. Thanks to Sarah Taber for helping us with the research for this episode!Support us:Hear bonus episodes on PatreonDonate on PayPalGet Maintenance Phase T-shirts, stickers and moreLinks!Julie Guthman's "Weighing In" Rachel Laudan's "Cooking and Empire"Heidi Zimmerman's "Caring for the Middle Class Soul"Joel Salatin’s Unsustainable MythChris Newman’s BlogEverything I Want to Do Is Racist: How America’s favorite farmer lost his way.Clean Food: If You Want to Save the World, Get Over Yourself.The USA lags behind other agricultural nations in banning harmful pesticidesGoverning food: Media, politics and pleasureMichael Pollan's Misguided Food Nostalgia A Plea for Culinary ModernismThe French Terroir Strategy, and Culinary ModernismThe Dark Side of Local Thanks to Doctor Dreamchip for our lovely theme song!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase)

1hr 5mins

5 Apr 2022

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AWW22 This is Your Mind on Plants - Michael Pollan

Adelaide Writers' Week

Chaired by Ben Brooker. Following his New York Times bestselling How to Change Your Mind on the therapeutic value of psychedelics, Michael Pollan’s new book is This is Your Mind on Plants, a radical challenge to how we think about plants. Exploring the powerful attraction we have to psychoactive plants, Michael asks why they are subject to such paranoid and arbitrary regulation, and in wildly differing ways. Examining opium, mescaline and caffeine, he posits “societies condone the mindchanging plants that help uphold society’s rule and ban the ones that are seen to undermine it.”

1hr 2mins

8 Mar 2022

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Michael Pollan: Antitrust + Democracy At Your Dinner Table

Real Organic Podcast

#053: Acclaimed food and food systems author Michael Pollan identifies the driving forces behind the corporatization of organic food, including income inequality and unenforced antitrust laws. At stake is more than just a loss of choice for the consumer, but in fact democracy itself.  Michael Pollan is a celebrated author and journalist who has devoted much of his career to writing about food and the food system. His books included The Botany of Desire, The Omnivore's Dilemma, and In Defense of Food. He is currently the Knight Professor of Science and Environmental Journalism at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. His latest books, How to Change Your Mind and This is Your Mind on Plants, focus on using psychedelics to heal trauma and to eliminate humans' natural fear of death. To watch a video version of this podcast with access to the full transcript and links relevant to our conversation, please visit:https://www.realorganicproject.org/michael-pollan-antitrust-democracy-dinner-table-episode-fifty-threeThe Real Organic Podcast is hosted by Dave Chapman and Linley Dixon, engineered by Brandon StCyr, and edited and produced by Jenny Prince.The Real Organic Project is a farmer-led movement working towards certifying 1,000 farms across the United States this year. Our add-on food label distinguishes soil-grown fruits and vegetables from hydroponically-raised produce, and pasture-raised meat, milk, and eggs from products harvested from animals in horrific confinement (CAFOs - confined animal feeding operations).To find a Real Organic farm near you, please visit:https://www.realorganicproject.org/farmsWe believe that the organic standards, with their focus on soil health, biodiversity, and animal welfare were written as they should be, but that the current lack of enforcement of those standards is jeopardizing the ability for small farms who adhere to the law to stay in business. The lack of enforcement is also jeopardizing the overall health of the customers who support the organic movement; customers who are not getting what they pay for at market but still paying a premium price. And the lack of enforcement is jeopardizing the very cycles (water, air, nutrients) that Earth relies upon to provide us all with a place to live, by pushing extractive, chemical agriculture to the forefront.If you like what you hear and are feeling inspired, we would love for you to join our movement by becoming one of our 1,000  Real Friends:https://www.realorganicproject.org/real-organic-friends/To read our weekly newsletter (which might just be the most forwarded newsletter on the internet!) and get firsthand news about what's happening with organic food, farming and policy, please subscribe here:https://www.realorganicproject.org/email/

1hr 2mins

27 Feb 2022

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Michael Pollan and Katherine May - The Future of Hope 4

On Being with Krista Tippett

Michael Pollan is one of our most revelatory explorers of the interaction between the human and natural worlds — especially the plants with which we have, as he says, co-evolved — from food to caffeine to psychedelics. In this episode of our series, The Future of Hope, Wintering’s Katherine May draws him 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 consciousness is for. This is an informative, intriguing, utterly uncategorizable conversation.You may know Katherine May from her On Being conversation with Krista about “wintering” as a season in the natural world — and a recurrent season in every human life. She too operates out of a deep curiosity about the human mind — the remarkable complexity of mental states and well-being — informed in part by her own welcome mid-life diagnosis of autism and her love of cold-water swimming. Her books of fiction and memoir include: Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times, The Electricity of Every Living Thing, and Burning Out. She is also the editor of an anthology of essays about motherhood, called The Best, Most Awful Job. Her podcast is The Wintering Sessions.Michael Pollan is a professor at the University of California Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. His many bestselling books include The Omnivore’s Dilemma, In Defense of Food, How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence, and most recently, This Is Your Mind on Plants. In 2020, he co-founded the UC Berkeley Center for the Science of Psychedelics.Find the transcript for this show at onbeing.org.


20 Jan 2022

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Best Of: Michael Pollan’s ‘Trip Report’


From microdosing to decriminalizing and investing, many Americans are taking a renewed interest in psychedelics. As states like New York and Michigan consider decriminalizing psilocybin and investors gamble on psychedelic start-ups, Kara revisits her conversation with Michael Pollan from August. They discuss his latest book, “This Is Your Mind on Plants,” which explores the consciousness-altering chemicals of plant medicines like peyote, why the U.S. government waged war on psychedelics and other Schedule I drugs and what’s on the horizon.“One of the challenges of the next few years is negotiating the drug peace that follows the drug war,” he says.They also talk about how changing cultural norms around certain drugs may pave the way for better policy and when MDMA therapy might be approved by the Food and Drug Administration.Kara will be back next Monday with a new episode.You can find more information for all episodes at nytimes.com/sway, and you can find Kara on Twitter @karaswisher.


27 Dec 2021

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#38 - The Fungus Effect Part 1: Down the Rabbit Hole (Michael Pollan)

Labyrinths: Getting Lost with Amanda Knox

The psychedelic renaissance is here, but will it last? In this 7-part series, Amanda and Chris deep dive into the history, neuroscience, politics, and power of psilocybin mushrooms, along with their relationship with mindfulness and the fabric of life on earth. Michael Pollan, author of How to Change Your Mind, and This is Your Mind on Plants, gives us the lay of the land, from the dangers of therapy abuse to the potential for personal and societal transformation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


15 Dec 2021

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This Is Your Mind on Michael Pollan

Field Tripping

Michael Pollan, award-winning and world-renown nature, food, and neuroscience writer, joins Ronan to discuss our complicated relationship with caffeine, how mindful gardening started him on this path to psychedelic curiosity and enlightenment, the value of disciplined meditation, and more! Michael is the author of numerous New York Times bestselling books that have made a massive impact throughout the world. His new book, 'This is Your Mind on Plants,' explores our relationship to three specific plant medicines: opium, caffeine, and mescaline. His 2018 book 'How to Change Your Mind' started Pollan on the topic of exploring and researching our relationship with psychoactive substances – and what we can learn from them. So grab a cup of coffee and enjoy this episode!Feel free to leave Ronan a message with your comments, questions, or just to say hello! https://www.speakpipe.com/fieldtripping or write us an email at fieldtripping@kastmedia.com. And please check out our Field Tripping YouTube channel where you can watch the show!Follow us!Official Website: fieldtriphealth.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/fieldtriphealth/Facebook: facebook.com/fieldtriphealthTwitter: twitter.com/fieldtriphealthInstagram: instagram.com/fieldtriphealthMichael's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michael.pollanDownload our app: tripapp.co

1hr 9mins

7 Dec 2021

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Disability Rights in the Workplace | Tammy Duckworth & Michael Pollan

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah: Ears Edition

Senator Tammy Duckworth talks about disability rights, Michael Kosta quizzes people about current events, and author Michael Pollan discusses "This Is Your Mind on Plants.” Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


22 Oct 2021

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This is Your Mind of Plants by Michael Pollan

Books, Broads, & Booze

Join Monica and I was we discuss, This Is Your Mind of Plants by Michael Pollan. Dive into how plants alter our thinking and consciousness. And enjoy our discussion about cultural appropriation and plant medicine. As always, drink responsibly. Questions and comments may be sent to broadsbookandbooze@gmail.comTheme music by Dee Yan-Kay


4 Oct 2021

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380: Psychedelics and Meditation | Michael Pollan

Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris

Michael Pollan has done more than perhaps anybody else in recent history to change the conversation on the use of psychedelic drugs, or plant medicine. He is author of the best selling book called How to Change Your Mind and he recently followed up with another book called This is Your Mind on Plants. Pollan is also the co-founder of the University of California Berkeley Center for the Science of Psychedelics, along with another recent podcast guest, Dacher Keltner. In this conversation we talk about whether psychedelics and meditation can mix and the links between psychedelics, meditation and Buddhism; the universal human drive to change consciousness; and his experiences with the three plants that he focuses on in his new book: opium, caffeine, and mescaline.Please note: this episode contains conversations about depression, suicide, and substance use. Here are the steps for sending us a question for our upcoming Work Life Series:1. Go to a quiet place and open the default voice memo recording app on your phone.2. Hold the phone about 8-10 inches from your face, then tap “record.”3. Tell us your name, where you’re from, and what your question is. Try to keep it to about a minute or so.4. Stop the recording, then check it to make sure it sounds clear.5. Email it to us at: listener@tenpercent.com by September 27, 2021.Download the Ten Percent Happier app today: https://10percenthappier.app.link/installFull Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/michael-pollan-380See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


20 Sep 2021