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Michael Pollan

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Encore Presentation: Michael Pollan at Esalen Psychedelic Integration Conference, 2019

Voices of Esalen

Today our episode is an encore presentation of Michael Pollan’s keynote presentation at the 2019 Psychedelic Integration Conference at the Esalen Institute. Pollan is the author of six New York Times bestsellers, including 2018’s “How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence.” This tome has become a four-part Netflix show, also entitled “How to Change Your Mind.” Pollan gives a great speech here, touching upon the pervasiveness of the human tendency to want to change consciousness, the ways that noetic understanding can add to healing on the psychedelic journey, the radical ways that plants can change us and change consciousness, and the ways that he remains a skeptic to some of the more grandiose claims of the psychedelic movement. A must-listen for fans and for newbies alike.

1hr 3mins

6 Oct 2022

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Microdosing Mommies w/ Michael Pollan

Go Ask Ali

The promise and merits of psychedelic therapy have resurfaced from its original heyday in the 60s and 70s in no small part due to journalist and psychonaut Michael Pollan. Pollan’s book How to Change Your Mind and recent Netflix documentary of the same name explores the exciting new research into the use of LSD, psilocybin, and MDMA to help people with things like PTSD, OCD, anxiety, depression, rumination and more. Ali gets all the info straight from the source and also explores an emerging fad called microdosing. Microdosing is taking such a small amount of a substance that there is no psychoactive effect and yet many people, including a mom Ali also talks to, report feeling calmer and more joyous. So Ali wonders, could microdosing help people be better parents? If you have questions or guest suggestions, Ali would love to hear from you. Call or text her at (323) 364-6356. Or email go-ask-ali-podcast-at-gmail.com. (No dashes) Links of Interest: Michael Pollan Website:  https://michaelpollan.com James Fadiman’s Microdosing Website: https://microdosinginstitute.com/microdosing-101/james-fadiman/ Mycology Psychology: https://www.mycologypsychology.com/ MDMA addiction: https://americanaddictioncenters.org/ecstasy-abuseSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


6 Oct 2022

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Michael Pollan on how Psychedelics can Change Your Mind

Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry

Our guest today is Michael Pollan. Since the 2018 publication of his New York Times bestseller How to Change Your Mind, Michael’s work on psychedelics has steered the national conversation on the medical potential and stigmas surrounding some of the most powerful, naturally-derived drugs. He furthers the discussion in his new book This is Your Mind on Plants and his Netflix Series “How to Change Your Mind.”--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message


29 Aug 2022

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Caffeine, the untapped potential of plants and intermittent fasting with Michael Pollan

wellness unpacked with Ella Mills

To kick off the new podcast, I’m joined by acclaimed author and journalist Michael Pollan. Michael is widely known for his work demystifying the food and agriculture industry and is now opening new frontiers in the highly controversial field of plant psychedelics, and their potential as tools for healing mental illnesses and disorders.We discuss:·         What should you eat if you’re concerned about your health·         Why cooking more automatically improves health and happiness·         Understanding your relationship with caffeine·         The health benefits of caffeineEach week I unpack a wellness trend with GP Gemma Newman. This week on Fact or Fad we’re looking at intermittent fasting. More about Michael:‘This Is Your Mind on Plants’ https://www.amazon.co.uk/This-Your-Plants-Michael-Pollan/dp/0593296907 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


9 Aug 2022

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Gwyneth Paltrow x Michael Pollan: On Drugs

The goop Podcast

“All societies have drugs that they’re okay with and they draw these lines and they draw them in ways that can seem very arbitrary,” says Michael Pollan, New York Times–bestselling author of This Is Your Mind on Your Plants and host of the new Netflix series, How to Change Your Mind. GP interviewed Pollan about the relationship between humans and plants and how he initially became interested in psychoactive plants as an avid gardener. They talk about the value of caffeine, what surprised Pollan while studying opium, what was unearthed for him during a powerful psilocybin experience, and why he believes MDMA is useful for couple's therapy. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices


2 Aug 2022

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Michael Pollan on his belief that using psychedelics can cure mental health issues

Ways to Change the World with Krishnan Guru-Murthy

Michael Pollan is one of TIME magazine’s top 50 most influential people in the US, he is a reporter, writer and psychonaut. His books The Omnivore’s Dilemma and The Botany of Desire questions the way the world thinks about food and he is now doing the same for psychedelics and psychoactive plants. His book How To Change Your Mind and a new Netflix series by the same name explore his belief that Psychedelics are the tool to understanding the mind. Produced by: Nina Hodgson


29 Jul 2022

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Your Mind on Psychedelics — with Michael Pollan

The Prof G Pod with Scott Galloway

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. Follow Michael on Twitter, @michaelpollan.Scott opens with his thoughts on Elliot Management's stake in Pinterest and what might be coming for other subscale tech companies. He also shares his thoughts on how Peloton could drive its stock up. Algebra of Happiness: analyze your life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 5mins

21 Jul 2022

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#64 Michael Pollan


Thanks for downloading this episode of How To Wow with the mind-meltingly cool Michael Pollen. For more than thirty years, Michael has been writing books and articles about places where the human and natural worlds intersect: on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and in our minds. His new book This is Your Mind on Plants: Opium, Caffeine, Mescaline’is published on Thursday 7 July. Thanks again to our sponsor: Athletic Greens: ONE tasty scoop of Athletic Greens contains 75 vitamins, minerals and whole food-sourced ingredients, including a multivitamin, multimineral, probiotic, greens superfood blend and more, that all work together to fill the nutritional gaps in your diet, increase energy and focus, aid with digestion and supports a healthy immune system, all without the need to take multiple products.  Simply visit athleticgreens.com/howtowow and get your FREE year supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs today.  Subscribe & Review: Please make sure to review, share comments and subscribe to the show on the various platforms (Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts). This really helps our podcast! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


3 Jul 2022

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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

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.”

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8 Mar 2022