20 episodes

Exploring the future of technology and humanity. Do you ever feel that no-one is having the conversations that matter? The conversations about where we're headed as a planet and as a species? conversations with a global perspective rooted in secular humanism? Evolving Earth is a podcast about our collective future, and how we can create a world where everybody wins. Evolving Earth explores futurism, social impact entrepreneurship, humanism, environmentalism, trauma healing, art, environmentalism, and more. Will Sacks is a social entrepreneur based in Boulder Colorado USA. He previously founded Kindara, a women's health platform that helps millions of women better understand their fertility. Join our community to be immersed in conversations that matter and that shed light on our evolving earth.

Evolving Earth Podcast Will Sacks

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Exploring the future of technology and humanity. Do you ever feel that no-one is having the conversations that matter? The conversations about where we're headed as a planet and as a species? conversations with a global perspective rooted in secular humanism? Evolving Earth is a podcast about our collective future, and how we can create a world where everybody wins. Evolving Earth explores futurism, social impact entrepreneurship, humanism, environmentalism, trauma healing, art, environmentalism, and more. Will Sacks is a social entrepreneur based in Boulder Colorado USA. He previously founded Kindara, a women's health platform that helps millions of women better understand their fertility. Join our community to be immersed in conversations that matter and that shed light on our evolving earth.

    #24 Psychedelic Cannabis, Breathwork & Exploring DMT Space with Daniel McQueen

    #24 Psychedelic Cannabis, Breathwork & Exploring DMT Space with Daniel McQueen

    My guest in this episode of the podcast is Daniel McQueen, a psychedelic activist, community organizer, innovator, teacher, and author. Daniel is a founder of the Center for Medicinal Mindfulness which was established in 2012. The center was among the first legal psychedelic plant medicine therapy clinics in North America. 
    At the clinic, Daniel and his team have developed some groundbreaking, effective and innovative modalities, including cannabis-assisted psychedelic therapy and cannabis-assisted psychotherapy. They also host regular breathwork sessions and community teaching around the safe and ethical use of psychedelics. 
    More recently Daniel and his team have started offering training for those wanting to become involved in psychedelic healing. In 2019 Daniel published a book based on his work titled ‘Psychedelic Cannabis: Breaking the Gate’.
    The Center for Medicinal Mindfulness is a clinic and a community promoting safe and intentional medicine use practices for personal and global healing and transformation.
    Daniel is a leader, pioneer in psychedelic therapy and specifically using cannabis as psychedelic medicine and I’m grateful to have him on show.
    Hope you enjoy this episode. If you like it please share it with your friends and leave a review so more people can join these types of conversations.
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    This episode is brought to you by Fulcrum Venture Accelerator, the fundraising accelerator for mission-driven entrepreneurs. Every 3 months Fulcrum scours the globe for the most impressive entrepreneurs building impactful companies and takes them through a 3-month accelerator program focused 100% around helping them close seed financing. 
    Our process has already been used to close more than USD $22 million in seed capital and we're just getting started. If you or someone you know is creating something impactful and is raising seed capital please visit Fulcrum to download free resources and get free pitch feedback.
    Read the full show notes here.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    #23 Using Psilocybin and Iboga to Heal From Addiction And Get Well With Tyler Chandler, Nicholas Meyers and Adrianne from DOSED

    #23 Using Psilocybin and Iboga to Heal From Addiction And Get Well With Tyler Chandler, Nicholas Meyers and Adrianne from DOSED

    My guests on this episode of the podcast are Tyler Chandler, Nick Meyers and Adrianne who are director, writer & cinematographer, and star of ‘Dosed’ respectively, an incredible documentary film about psychedelics and their role in treating substance abuse disorder and helping stop addiction. Learn more at www.dosedmovie.com
    ‘Dosed’ has won numerous awards so far including audience reward at the Santa Cruz film festival, audience award at Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, and the documentary feature award at the Knoxville Film Festival.
    Tyler Chandler is a Canadian documentary producer and director and ‘Dosed’ was his documentary debut. Nick Meyers is a writer and a cinematographer, and Adrianne is the protagonist. The film tells a story of Adrianne’s journey from heroin addiction to sobriety.
    In this episode, we also discuss Iboga treatment for heroin addiction, and the combined use of psilocybin and other psychedelics to help people transition from addiction to sobriety. 
    Hope you enjoy this episode. If you like it please share it with your friends and/or leave a review so more people can find these types of conversations.


    This episode is brought to you by Fulcrum Venture Accelerator, the fundraising accelerator for mission-driven entrepreneurs. Every 3 months Fulcrum scours the globe for the most impressive entrepreneurs building impactful companies, and we take them through a 3-month accelerator program focused 100% around helping them close seed financing. Our process has already been used to close more than USD $20 million in seed capital and we're just getting started. If you or someone you know is creating something impactful and is raising seed capital please visit Fulcrum to download free resources and get free pitch feedback.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    #22 Using Neurodynamic Breathwork To Heal Trauma, Unite Us With Ourselves & Build A Global Community with Michael Stone

    #22 Using Neurodynamic Breathwork To Heal Trauma, Unite Us With Ourselves & Build A Global Community with Michael Stone

    My guest in this episode of the podcast is Michael Stone, the inventor of a new breathwork modality called neurodynamic breathwork and a co-founder of the Train Your Brain, Master Your Life workshop. Michael is one of the leading visionaries in psychedelic healing, and I'm honored and excited to have him with us to share his perspective and wisdom.
    Michael is a certified holotropic breathwork facilitator and founder of Holotropic Breathwork LA and Breathwork Online, where he is growing one of the largest psychedelic breathwork communities in the world. 
    Michael was born and currently resides in LA California, and spent the first decades of his life as a successful executive and businessman. In 2005, he discovered holotropic breathwork and became a certified holotropic breathwork facilitator. The breathwork sessions he is now leading online are some of the largest breathwork workshops ever done. 
    Over the last few years, Michael has facilitated more than 150,000 breathwork sessions for more than 20,000 people from over 120 countries. And he recently started training breathwork facilitators in neurodynamic breathwork, a training that Will is currently in. 
    Hope you enjoy this episode. If you like it please share it with your friends and/or leave a review so more people can join these types of conversations.
    (Note: Get your first breathwork session free at www.breathworkonline.com)
    This episode is brought to you by Fulcrum Venture Accelerator, the fundraising accelerator for mission-driven entrepreneurs. Every 3 months Fulcrum scours the globe for the most impressive entrepreneurs building impactful companies, and we take them through a 3-month accelerator program focused 100% around helping them close seed financing. Our process has already been used to close more than USD $20 million in seed capital and we're just getting started. If you or someone you know is creating something impactful and is raising seed capital please visit Fulcrum to download free resources and get free pitch feedback.

    Read the full show notes here.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    #21 Inside An MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy Session with Marcela Ot’alora

    #21 Inside An MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy Session with Marcela Ot’alora

    This week I speak with luminary and early psychedelic pioneer, Marcela Ot’alora. 
    As a psychotherapist and an installation artist, Marcela has dedicated her life to exploring and understanding trauma through art and through MDMA-assisted psychotherapy. She was the co-therapist in the first government-approved MDMA-assisted psychotherapy study that ever happened in Spain. Marcela is also the principal investigator of phase 2 & 3 MAPS’ MDMA-assisted psychotherapy trials in Boulder, CO, USA.
    In episode 8 with Rick Doblin of MAPS, we talked a lot about the past, the present, and the future of the Psychedelic Renaissance, but we didn’t really go “into the room”. We never talked about what it actually is like being with people and witnessing the healing happening during an MDMA-assisted psychotherapy session.

    In this episode, we get to do just that, Marcela and I discuss what it’s like witnessing the emotions that come up during the MDMA-assisted psychotherapy session. What is it like to be in a room filled with sadness, anger, joy, frustration, all at the same time? Marcela describes the preparation and setting of the sessions and gives context for anyone considering MDMA-assisted Psychotherapy. 
    Lastly, we go down memory lane a bit and Marcella talks about how she met Rick Doblin, and about her view on the last 35 years of progress from when MDMA was first made illegal to now when we’re witnessing it becoming legal again. We also speak about what’s the role of art in healing and in life.
    Marcela is a cultural treasure, I hope you enjoy this conversation with her and share it with a friend. 
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    This episode is brought to you by The Trip Report - a wonderful online newsletter and blog by Zach Haigney about the latest and most exciting psychedelic news and happenings. If you want to be in the know about the psychedelic renaissance, check it out. 
    This episode is also brought to you by Fulcrum Venture Accelerator, the fundraising accelerator for mission-driven entrepreneurs. Every 3 months Fulcrum scours the globe for the most impressive entrepreneurs building impactful companies, and we take them through a 3-month accelerator program focused 100% around helping them close seed financing. Our process has already been used to close more than USD $20 million in seed capital and we're just getting started. If you or someone you know is creating something impactful and is raising seed capital please visit Fulcrum to download free resources and get free pitch feedback.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    #20 Zach Haigney on The Medicalization of MDMA, Psilocybin For End Of Life, and The Future of The Psychedelic "Industry"

    #20 Zach Haigney on The Medicalization of MDMA, Psilocybin For End Of Life, and The Future of The Psychedelic "Industry"

    This week's guest is Zach Haigney, the founder and author of The Trip Report. The Trip Report is a fascinating online newsletter that delves into all the little nooks and crannies of the psychedelic world and the psychedelic renaissance.
    We discuss medicalization and the different models of psychedelic decriminalization and legalization that are happening around the country and the world. We talk about access and how to make psychedelic medicines accessible to everyone, and some of the different paths forward that states and countries are taking around the world. And we discuss Zach’s own journey from the world of acupuncture to founding The Trip Report. 
    This episode gives a great overview of the current state of the psychedelic renaissance in America and around the world. Hope you enjoy it.
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    This episode is brought to you by The Trip Report - a wonderful online newsletter and blog by Zach Haigney about the latest and most exciting psychedelic news and happenings. If you want to be in the know about the psychedelic renaissance, check it out. 
    This episode is also brought to you by Fulcrum Venture Accelerator, the fundraising accelerator for mission-driven entrepreneurs. Every 3 months Fulcrum scours the globe for the most impressive entrepreneurs building impactful companies, and we take them through a 3-month accelerator program focused 100% around helping them close seed financing. Our process has already been used to close more than USD $20 million in seed capital and we're just getting started. If you or someone you know is creating something impactful and is raising seed capital please visit Fulcrum to download free resources and get free pitch feedback.
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    Note: In the late part of this interview I mention Tav Sparks who, unfortunately, passed away shortly after we recorded this episode. If you're interested to learn more about Tav and his beautiful life and legacy, click here.

    Read the full show notes here.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    #19 Dr. Will Van Derveer on Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy, Integrative Psychiatry & A Revolution in Mental Healthcare (Treating Depression & Anxiety with MDMA & Psychedelics)

    #19 Dr. Will Van Derveer on Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy, Integrative Psychiatry & A Revolution in Mental Healthcare (Treating Depression & Anxiety with MDMA & Psychedelics)

    This week I interview Dr. Will Van Derveer, a groundbreaking physician who is rewriting our understanding of mental health and wellbeing.
    Dr. Will is the founder of Integrative Psychiatry Centers where he and his team use the most innovative treatments, including ketamine, to identify and address the root causes of mental illness. 
    Dr. Will also runs the integrative Integrative Psychiatry Institute whose goal is to create and sustain a revolution in mental health and combat our mental health crisis by training physicians in an integrative approach. The Institute is currently training hundreds of psychiatrists in integrative psychiatry, a new more holistic model of mental health and well-being.
    Will has published research on MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy for PTSD and written book chapters on the field of ketamine-assisted psychotherapy and other clinical applications of psychedelic compounds. He is one of our nation's most respected ketamine physicians and in addition to traditional medical training, he is also a meditation instructor and is trained in shamanism, EMDR, somatic experiencing, internal family systems, cognitive behavioral therapy, and hypnosis. 
    In this conversation, we trace Will’s journey through traditional psychiatry training to his disillusionment with conventional pharmacological interventions, through his own odyssey and eventual discovery of psychedelics (MDMA and ketamine) as treatment modalities for trauma and depression. We discuss the results he’s seeing with his patients and his current efforts to redefine mental health and psychiatry training in the US and around the world.
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    This episode is brought to you by The Trip Report - a wonderful online newsletter and blog by Zach Haigney about the latest and most exciting psychedelic news and happenings. If you want to be in the know about the psychedelic renaissance, check it out. 
    This episode is also brought to you by Fulcrum Venture Accelerator, the fundraising accelerator for mission-driven entrepreneurs. Every 3 months we scour the globe for the most impressive entrepreneurs building impactful companies, and we take them through a 3-month accelerator program focused 100% around helping them close seed financing. Our process has already been used to close more than 20 million dollars in seed capital and we're just getting started. If you or someone you know is creating something impactful and is raising seed capital please visit our website to download free resources and get free pitch feedback.
    For the full show notes click here.

    • 1 hr 20 min

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14 Ratings

Stefan flies ,

Fun interesting and important!

This pod cast is amazing! The guests are high level and the topics are both important and engaging. Will does an great job of listening and asking thought provoking questions. Definitely one to be listening to!

Gah-be ,

Important societal conversations

I love this podcast!!! This podcast hits the mark in many episodes - having conversations I hoped to have with masters in the field - illuminating where we are at as a species and cutting edge methods that are nurturing our evolution. Thanks Will! Keep up the good work:)

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A must for anybody starting a company and raising money

I was fortunate enough to work with Will for a couple of months and he prepped me for the RVC Accelerator week and helped re-think our pitch to investors. His podcasts and newsletter have been packed with tremendous value. He holds nothing back when it comes to sharing insider tips, jargon and funding tactics.

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