#43 - Mind-altering Plants with Michael Pollan

In this episode of the Drug Science Podcast, world-renowned journalist and psychedelics author Michael Pollan joins Prof David Nutt to discuss gardening. Of course, this being the Drug Science podcast, there’s no mention of sunflowers or strawberries. Instead, these two icons of psychopharmacology discuss the cultivation of mind-altering plants and everything else you might want to know about plant-based drugs such as Opium, Caffeine and Mescaline. They cover many of the details found in Michael Pollan’s new book – This is your Mind on Plants.


Who is Michael Pollan? 

Michael Pollan has become an internationally recognised spokesperson for the benefits of psychedelics and psychedelic research. A contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine since 1987, Professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism and Director of the Knight Program in Science and Environmental Journalism, Pollan is one of the worlds most influential writers and scientific and environmental investigative journalists. His many award-winning, best-selling books include: The Botany of Desire; The Omnivore’s Dilemma; In Defense of Food; How to Change Your Mind, and most recently, This is your Mind on Plants.


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