70. The Placebo Effect with Andrew Gold


This week’s episode features Andrew Gold of the On the Edge with Andrew Gold podcast. Andrew Gold is a journalist and TV presenter who lived in 6 countries, producing documentaries on bizarre and controversial subcultures. His documentaries range from the award-winning Exorcism: The Battle for Young Minds to stories on hunted UFOs.

Join us this week for a conversation between the perceptive journalist and David Nutt, professor of neuropsychopharmacology, on exorcisms, hypnosis and other curiosities of the mind and body.

On the Edge with Andrew Gold

The Exorcist Claiming To Cure The Sick Of Their Demons: The Murky Truth of Modern Exorcisms

Padre Manuel Acuña

El Exorcismo de Laura 


Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Adolescent turmoil

David Robson

Expectation, the placebo effect and Parkinson’s disease : an investigation using high-resolution positron emission tomography



Deep brain stimulation


Psychedelic Drugs – A New Era in Psychiatry


The Humanist Society

Chris Hughes