Another Mind Trip 😵💫
Inside an ayahuasca ceremony & an interview with Giancarlo Canavesio
I haven’t published this newsletter in a while because I’ve been hard at work on a book proposal. Send me good vibes that it helps fund some exciting travel for the podcast!
But don’t worry; I’m going to catch you up on all the recent episodes…
First, I’m interrupting the regularly scheduled sex programming for a special presentation of our Mind Trip series. For this fifth episode on psychedelics, I revisited the series with a few updates.
This episode begins with a quick refresher on the Mind Trip series thus far:
Then I drop the director’s cut of a radio story I reported for KCRW about ayahuasca in Southern California, complete with sound design by Michael Castañeda. (Thank you to Néstor Colmenares, William Cordero, and Steffen Hoffman for the ayahuasca music used in this segment.)
And finally, I share an interview with documentarian and podcaster Giancarlo Canavesio of Neurons to Nirvana: Understanding Psychedelic Medicines and Mangu.TV. This interview was conducted right after my first ayahuasca ceremony, so it’s a vibe. Beyond that, Giancarlo made a fascinating point about how game theory is playing out amid the rise of psychedelic capitalism.
Disclaimer: I'm not a doctor, and this is not medical advice. Make sure you do your research and seek out professional guidance before pursuing any sort of self-medicating, psychedelic or otherwise.
Put those earbuds in, and let's get groovy! ✌️
For more from our Mind Trip series, check out this playlist:
So… have YOU ever done ayahuasca?