75 episodes

Hosted by Zach Leary, the intent of the podcast is to bring you the listener an easily accessible resource for a variety of topics all related to psychedelic research. There is a lot to learn about new research into the therapeutic potential of psychedelics and marijuana. Over the years, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) has amassed an incredible treasure trove of audio archives sourced from the amazing talks, presentations and panels that have taken place at past Psychedelic Science conferences and other unique events. By selecting some of that content and then bringing it to you in a podcast we hope to create a centralized location for the greater MAPS community. If you're a researcher, scientist, medical professional or just a curiosity seeker we hope that you'll find this content a valuable resource tool.

Please visit the MAPS website at https://maps.org

MAPS Podcast MAPS

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    • 4.7 • 33 Ratings

Hosted by Zach Leary, the intent of the podcast is to bring you the listener an easily accessible resource for a variety of topics all related to psychedelic research. There is a lot to learn about new research into the therapeutic potential of psychedelics and marijuana. Over the years, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) has amassed an incredible treasure trove of audio archives sourced from the amazing talks, presentations and panels that have taken place at past Psychedelic Science conferences and other unique events. By selecting some of that content and then bringing it to you in a podcast we hope to create a centralized location for the greater MAPS community. If you're a researcher, scientist, medical professional or just a curiosity seeker we hope that you'll find this content a valuable resource tool.

Please visit the MAPS website at https://maps.org

    Episode 75 - Rob from Adeptus Psychonautica

    Episode 75 - Rob from Adeptus Psychonautica

    Episode 75 - Rob from Adeptus Psychonautica
    This episode of the MAPS Podcast features and all new, and very entertaining, interview with Rob from Adeptus Psychonautica which is a YouTube channel, podcast and psychedelic education and harm reduction outlet. Rob and Zach chat about the current state of the psychedelic movement, their earliest introductions into plant medicine healing and get into Robs all around unique take on magic and mysticism! 
    Rob considers himself to be a fairly ordinary person from the North West of England, who like most teenagers back in the 1990's was introduced to various mind altering chemicals, some of which had a profound effect on him and encouraged further exploration into the world of altered states. This journey has lasted over thirty years until the present day.

    As well as his personal exploration Rob has spent significant time participating in traditional psychedelic ceremonies, from ayahuasca in the Amazon, to huachuma in the Sacred Valley, and amanita muscaria in his native Europe.

    In 2018 Rob started a YouTube channel as a hobby, with the goal being to document some of his travels in South America. The channel was named Adeptus Psychonautica as a reference to the sci-fi mysticism of Warhammer 40K (a board game), and also because roughly translated it means "one who has been initiated into the college of psychonautic study", which not only served as an appropriate description, but also sounded kinda cool.

    Rob currently lives in Switzerland with his two teenage children, and a small assortment of tropical fish.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 74 - Joe Moore, Psychedelics Today

    Episode 74 - Joe Moore, Psychedelics Today

    Episode 74 - Joe Moore, Psychedelics Today
    Joe Moore, CEO and co-founder of Psychedelics Today, joins this episode of the MAPS podcast for a wide ranging discussion around the past, present and future of psychedelic culture. Joe shares some of his personal story, the origins of Psychedelics Today, feelings around the War on Drugs and take home ketamine. Joe has so much in depth knowledge on the current state of psychedelic growth, culture and harm reduction. His take is not to be missed. 
    Joe Moore is CEO and co-founder of Psychedelics Today. 
    Psychedelics Today is the planetary leader in psychedelic education, media and advocacy. Psychedelics are set to disrupt the way humanity approaches healing and wellness, making way for a new paradigm in healthcare and cognitive liberty. We bridge scientific, academic, philosophical, societal, and cultural disciplines, covering up-to-the-minute developments and diving deep into crucial topics. Together, we are leading the discussion in this rapidly evolving ecosystem.
    Through compelling content, thoughtful conversation and industry-leading education for a community of over 2.2 million annual learners, Psychedelics Today has the largest global reach of any media platform in the modern psychedelic realm. We honor this responsibility with humanity and humility.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 73 - Court Wing - Chronic Pain and Psychedelics

    Episode 73 - Court Wing - Chronic Pain and Psychedelics

    Episode 73 - Court Wing - Chronic Pain and Psychedelics
    This episode of the MAPS podcast dives deep into the intersection of chronic pain and psychedelics with Court Wing. If you want to learn something new about an issue that often goes overlooked by the general public, look no further. Chronic pain is something that one out of five Americans suffer from and Court provides data, science and empathy into new ways in which it can be treated.
    Court Wing
    As a former chronic pain sufferer, Court Wing is the founder and CEO of REMAP Therapeutics. Under his direction, REMAP Therapeutics is dedicated to exploring, innovating, and developing the intersection between psychedelics and chronic pain.
    REMAP Therapeutics is devoted to the development of formal psychedelic rehabilitation sessions and cohesive best practices for many treatment-resistant chronic pain conditions. 

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 72 - Jamie Wheal: Psychedelics and Human Optimization

    Episode 72 - Jamie Wheal: Psychedelics and Human Optimization

    Episode 72 - Jamie Wheal: Psychedelics and Human Optimization
    Recorded live in Austin, TX thanks to the Psychedelic Society of Texas! This episode has a very provocative and lively conversation with flow state and human optimization wizard, Jamie Wheal. We explore topics ranging from the end of the world to reclaiming our humanity to safe and effective psychedelic use. 
    Jamie Wheal is the author of the global best-seller and Pulitzer Prize-nominated Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, Navy SEALs and Maverick Scientists are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work and the founder of the Flow Genome Project, an international organization dedicated to the research and training of ultimate human performance. Since founding the organization in 2011, it has gone on to become the leading voice of evidence-based peak performance in the world, counting award-winning academics, legendary professional athletes, special operations commanders, and Fortune 500 business leaders among the hundreds of thousands of people in its global community.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode 71 - Yvie Oddly, Psychedelic Drag

    Episode 71 - Yvie Oddly, Psychedelic Drag

    Episode 71 - Yvie Oddly, Psychedelic Drag
    Happy 2024 and may it be filled with psychedelic wonder and creation! 
    This episode of the MAPS podcast features an all new interview with international drag superstar, Yvie Oddly. If you're wondering where the world of drag and psychedelics meet, wonder no more and listen to this very unusual and inspiring episode!
    We also, once again, remember the legacy of Dr. Roland Griffths. 
    Yvie Oddly is an (r)evolutionary drag queen performer, rapper, and fine artist from Denver, Colorado. Yvie captured the attention of the world when she won the eleventh season of RuPaul's Drag Race. New York Magazine named Oddly one of the most powerful drag queens in June 2019 because of her ability to push the boundaries of drag performance art.

    • 57 min
    Episode 70 - Dr. Joe Tafur; New Thought, Ancient Wisdom

    Episode 70 - Dr. Joe Tafur; New Thought, Ancient Wisdom

    Episode 70 - Dr. Joe Tafur; New Thought, Ancient Wisdom
    In this episode of the MAPS Podcast, we connect once again with the wise and colorful Dr. Joe Tafur. Our conversation explores the roots of the absence of spirituality in Western medicine, how plant medicines can grow our inution and the current state of the psychedelic movement. Joe also teases some of his new book and let's us know what to expect from it.
    The podcast intro also remembers the great Dr. Roland Griffths and brings awareness to the compassion that's needed in the Israel/Hamas conflict.
    Joe Tafur’s interest in complementary and alternative approaches to health management took root in 1997, at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. It deepened during medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), continued during his Family Medicine residency at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and has become the primary focus of his medical career.

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Daring Beaute ,

Invaluable contributions to demystifying psychedelics

MAPS Podcast has swiftly become my go-to source for all things psychedelics, offering a profound exploration into the world of mind-altering substances from both a scientific and spiritual perspective.
The host’s passion for the subject shines through in each episode, drawing in a diverse range of knowledgeable guests who offer invaluable insights into the therapeutic potential of psychedelics, groundbreaking research, and enlightening personal experiences.
What sets this podcast apart is its ability to strike a delicate balance between accessibility for newcomers and depth for seasoned enthusiasts.
The production quality is top-notch, ensuring a smooth and engaging listening experience. Whether you’re curious about the history of psychedelics, their potential for mental health, or their role in culture and society, MAPS Podcast delivers compelling content that educates, inspires, and captivates.
Five stars aren’t enough to capture the invaluable contributions this podcast makes to demystifying psychedelics and promoting a nuanced understanding of their place in the world.

Best Speakers on the topic ,

The psychedelic Renaissance

Thanks in large to the existence of MAPS, the psychedelic Renaissance is on its way.
This podcast has the greatest minds and speakers on the topic.
Great hosts and quality of topics and pace.

Thanks MAPS, keep it going !

kevynthh ,

Great info tough narrator/interviewer

Information is great. Maps is amazing just struggled with the host constantly smacking his lips after every sentence and monotone.

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