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DoseNation Podcast

The DoseNation podcast brings you news and talk about psychedelics, brain science, consciousness, spirituality, religion, politics, pop culture, and human behavior. Hosted by James Kent.

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DoseNation 06: DMT Fact and Fiction

Jake and James discuss DMT lore, DMT experiences, and the world of belief built around this unique substance. This is a previously unreleased episode because the audio volume on Jake's microphone is very low in the second half of the show, but you can still hear him. Our apologies for the technical difficulties.

1hr 6mins

14 Aug 2013

Rank #1

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DoseNation 17: Rak Razam

Rak Razam joins us to talk about the release of his film 'Aya: Awakenings', premiering at the MAPS Psychedelic Science conference this week. We discuss Australian subculture, ayahuasca tourism, smoked 5-Me0-DMT EEG scanning, film making, and more. Be sure to check out Aya: Awakenings at aya-awakenings.com, Aya: A Shamanic Odyssey on Amazon.com, the In a Perfect World Podcast, and Rak Razam's other work at RakRazam.com.

1hr 4mins

18 Apr 2013

Rank #2

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DoseNation 23: Mysticism and Consciousness

Our hosts discuss DoseNation business and their individual fields of study. Topics include mysticism, monastic spirituality, the spiritual traditions of the West, the science of consciousness, cultural programming, brainwashing, and more. Support DoseNation by liking our page on Facebook or subscribing to the podcast in iTunes or via our RSS feed at DoseNation.com.

1hr 3mins

19 Jun 2013

Rank #3

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DoseNation 22: R.U. Sirius

The legendary R.U. Sirius joins us to talk about his latest book, "Timothy Leary's Trip Through Time", and many amazing details about Leary's life. Plus discussions about hippies, punk, LSD, underground publishing, Reality Hackers, High Frontiers, and the lore around the greatest magazine ever published, Mondo 2000. Be sure to check out Timothy Leary's Trip Through Time at timothyleary.org and contribute to the discussion with R.U. Sirius at The Well.

1hr 1min

6 Jun 2013

Rank #4

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DoseNation 1 of 10 - The Beginning of the End

The first of the last ten episodes of DoseNation. James Kent presents "The Beginning of the End". Topics include How to Kill a Blog, The Darker Side of Psychedelic Culture, personal stories from earlier times, and reflections on personal interviews with Terence McKenna and Kat Harrison from 1993.


12 Sep 2016

Rank #5

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DoseNation 29: Conspiracy Roundup

Jake and James discuss issues related to the John Lear interview from last week, including UFOs, aliens, Harp, and other conspiracy theories. Support this podcast by telling a friend and giving us 5 stars in iTunes.

1hr 4mins

7 Aug 2013

Rank #6

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DoseNation 27: Mysticism and Consciousness Part 2

Jake and James discuss listener feedback and recent comments related to our podcast on consciousness and mysticism. Much high-level bullshitting ensues. Other topics include mysticism and discipline, New Age ayahuasca cults, psychedelic movies, and other tangents related to psychedelics and spiritual practice. Support this show by liking us on Facebook or telling a friend about DoseNation.com. Thanks for all the listener feedback!

1hr 29mins

24 Jul 2013

Rank #7

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DoseNation 4 of 10 - Psychic Wars

James Kent continues his journey through the dark side of psychedelics and discusses the perils of underground research, disinformation, the power of the paranormal, the allures of the New Age, Terence McKenna, Psychedelic Illuminations, a personal DMT Elf study, and case study number four in the ongoing collection of existential psychedelic tragedies.

2hr 18mins

15 Nov 2016

Rank #8

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DoseNation 8 of 10 - Fields of Sun

James Kent explores the cult of the Amanita Muscaria mushroom in this special extended episode about the dark side of psychedelic culture. Topics include John Allegro, Gordon Wasson, Soma, a new anthropological principle, and shocking tales of psychedelic misadventure.

3hr 6mins

14 Dec 2017

Rank #9

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DoseNation 3 of 10 - Horror Trips

James Kent continues a discussion on Psychosis, Psychotic Episodes, and Psychedelic Philosophy, then deconstructs Albert Hofmann's famous Bicycle Day trip and reconsiders Hofmann's parting words in "LSD My Problem Child".

1hr 23mins

11 Oct 2016

Rank #10

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DoseNation 7 of 10 - Undun

James Kent continues his look back through the dark side of psychedelics. Topics include integrating psychedelics into the mainstream, psychedelic marketing, a history of bad ideas, analysis of Huxley's valve theory, and shocking case studies of psychedelic misadventure.

2hr 50mins

10 Jun 2017

Rank #11

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DoseNation 5 of 10 - Mr. Wonderworld

James Kent continues exploring the darker side of psychedelics with discussions of pseudoscience, delusional reality, ketamine, paranoia, psychosis, and the inability to realize when your own sanity is in danger. Includes interview with special guest D.M. Turner, featuring Elizabeth Gips.

2hr 32mins

7 Jan 2017

Rank #12

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DoseNation 2 of 10 - The Unravelling

James Kent continues to wind down DoseNation as he discusses Psychedelic Prohibition, the Legitimization of Psychedelics, Psychedelic Myths, Party Culture, Psychotic Episodes, and shares a Startling Personal Revelation from the past.

1hr 25mins

26 Sep 2016

Rank #13

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DoseNation 6 of 10 - The Master

James Kent continues his look at the darker side of psychedelics and discusses bad psychedelic memes, the new age fascination with gurus, the myth of shamanism, problems with ayahuasca, and tragic misadventures in ayahuasca tourism.

2hr 26mins

23 Mar 2017

Rank #14

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Podcast Special - RIP Alexander Shulgin

Hosts Jake Kettle and James Kent talk about the death of Alexander Shulgin, the Shulgin Research Foundation, and James' recent visit to the Shulgin farm. To support the Shulgin family please visit ShulginResearch.org


3 Jun 2014

Rank #15

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DoseNation 31: Patrick Archie, Stereognosis

Dr. Patrick Archie M.D. joins us to talk about his musical project, Stereognosis, which blends breakbeats with middle-eastern string instrumentation and hand drumming to create acoustic trance music. He also talks about cancer research and his recent article, "Music-based interventions in palliative cancer care". Be sure to check out Stereognosis LIVE at the Alberta Rose Theater in Portland, OR, on August 29th, 2003. Go to Stereognosis.com for details and links to music and videos.

1hr 5mins

28 Aug 2013

Rank #16

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DoseNation 10 of 10 - Wayward Son

James Kent finishes his ten episode series with an extended episode discussing mushroom legalization, jumping on psychedelics, suicide, MKULTRA, psychosis, and the darkest of all psychedelic mythology, conspiracy theories. A special final episode of DoseNation with bonus content and extra musical cameos.

2hr 52mins

25 May 2019

Rank #17

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DoseNation 9 of 10 - Torture Chamber

James Kent continues his journey into the dark side of psychedelics and discusses topics including psychotic breaks, microdosing, Nicholas Sand, the Brotherhood of Eternal Love, John Griggs, and a list of grizzly psychedelic murders too horrible to believe.

1hr 54mins

22 Jan 2019

Rank #18

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The Psychedelic Revelation Ep. 1: Pilot

Welcome to the Psychedelic Revelation! Introducing your hosts Brett Greene and Ryan LeCompte, discussing subjects ranging from Psychedelic Mysticism to the Revelations of both the inner and outer minds.

1hr 2mins

22 May 2014

Rank #19

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DoseNation Aftermath 03 - Metaphors

James Kent, Tye Miller, and Hila discuss the pros and cons of common metaphors for the psychedelic experience. Topics include the hero's journey, heroic doses, interpersonal vs mythic journeys, Jesus, manifestations of the psyche, Carl Jung, archetypes, the collective unconscious, astrology, synchronicities, Johns Hopkins playlist, demons, horror movies, gnosticism, alchemy, viagra, Freemasons, and the occult. Plus epic feedback from a listener who battled entities and went through hell on multiple mushroom and LSD trips.

1hr 45mins

24 Feb 2020

Rank #20