44 episodes

Everyone is navigating their own personal maze, complete with winding paths, dead ends, short cuts, and Minotaurs. In Labyrinths, Amanda Knox and her partner Christopher Robinson delve into stories of getting lost and found again through compassionate interviews, philosophical rants, and playful debate with fascinating people. Expect dark and hilarious misadventures, nagging and controversial questions, and above all, expect to arrive at unexpected places.

Labyrinths: Getting Lost with Amanda Knox Knox Robinson Productions

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 677 Ratings

Everyone is navigating their own personal maze, complete with winding paths, dead ends, short cuts, and Minotaurs. In Labyrinths, Amanda Knox and her partner Christopher Robinson delve into stories of getting lost and found again through compassionate interviews, philosophical rants, and playful debate with fascinating people. Expect dark and hilarious misadventures, nagging and controversial questions, and above all, expect to arrive at unexpected places.

    The Fungus Effect Part 6: The Mycocosm (Paul Stamets)

    The Fungus Effect Part 6: The Mycocosm (Paul Stamets)

    Psilocybin isn't just a psychedelic compound, it's the product of a mushroom. In Part 6 of our miniseries, renowned mycologist Paul Stamets takes us through the wide world of fungi, our mutual evolution, the latest research on microdosing, and gives us a mycelium’s eye view of our place in the universe. (Photo credit @brokenbanjotrav)

    • 34 min
    The Fungus Effect Part 5: The Way Is Not Difficult (Sam Harris)

    The Fungus Effect Part 5: The Way Is Not Difficult (Sam Harris)

    What is the self? How can we find tranquility without reaching past the present moment? And what does all this have to do with psychedelics? Sam Harris--philosopher, neuroscientist, author, host of the Making Sense podcast, and creator of the Waking Up meditation app--helps us see the landscapes of mind that psychedelics reveal, and how mindfulness and ethics are crucial to achieving the furthest reaches of human wellbeing.

    • 47 min
    The Fungus Effect Part 4: Sacred Plants (Bia Labate)

    The Fungus Effect Part 4: Sacred Plants (Bia Labate)

    In 1955, a Mazatec shaman introduced a westerner to sacred mushrooms. That event has had tremendous ripple effects. In part 4 of our miniseries, we speak with Dr. Bia Labate about the deep indigenous roots of the psychedelic renaissance and what is missing from the western biomedical narrative around these powerful substances. (Artwork by Karina Muscarina for Chacruna Institute)

    • 46 min
    The Fungus Effect Part 3: Mental Health, Politics, & Mushrooms (Eckert & Chapman)

    The Fungus Effect Part 3: Mental Health, Politics, & Mushrooms (Eckert & Chapman)

    In 2020, Oregon didn't just decriminalize drugs, it legalized a framework for safe and equitable psilocybin therapy. In part three of our miniseries, we look at the politics of psychedelics and the activists who, in the midst of celebrating this unexpected political triumph, were met with personal tragedy.

    • 49 min
    The Fungus Effect Part 2: Shaking the Snow Globe (Robin Carhart-Harris)

    The Fungus Effect Part 2: Shaking the Snow Globe (Robin Carhart-Harris)

    There's growing evidence that psychedelics can be useful tools for mental health and wellbeing. In part 2 of our miniseries, neuroscientist Robin Carhart-Harris takes us on a tour of the pioneering research into how psychedelics affect the brain, and what it may mean for society if more of us are able to shake up our snow globes.

    • 47 min
    The Fungus Effect Part 1: Down the Rabbit Hole (Michael Pollan)

    The Fungus Effect Part 1: Down the Rabbit Hole (Michael Pollan)

    The psychedelic renaissance is here, but will it last? In this 7-part series, Amanda and Chris deep dive into the history, neuroscience, politics, and power of psilocybin mushrooms, along with their relationship with mindfulness and the fabric of life on earth. Michael Pollan, author of How to Change Your Mind, and This is Your Mind on Plants, gives us the lay of the land, from the dangers of therapy abuse to the potential for personal and societal transformation.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
677 Ratings

677 Ratings

sublimsos ,

Total Treasure

I found this show through Amanda’s guest appearance on Crime Junkies. SO GLAD. I’m binge listening my way through!

AndNowWeDance ,

Why did I wait so long to listen?

I listened to Amanda’s interviews with Whitney Cummings, as well as Tig and Cheryl. So I’m not sure why I waited to listen to this podcast. I just listened to the cruise episode and it was wonderful and also a “supposedly fun thing” I’ll continue to protest for forever. Excited to keep listening!

Martiniano ,

So informative and adventurous!

As a dedicated and seasoned psychonaut I am so thrilled to hear psychedelics discussed in positive ways. The positives of mushrooms and DMT should be known and become inherent in society. Imagine a world where people tripped every Sunday rather than going to the hate-school of church.

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