254 episodes

The Psychedelic Podcast connects you to the leaders and pioneers of the psychedelic renaissance.

From deep healing to creativity, leadership to spirituality, business, health, human performance, relationships, sexuality, and even culture itself—every aspect of our world is being transformed by psychedelic medicines.

Get an inspired, informed, balanced look into how these powerful medicines are already being safely and responsibly used to catalyze both personal and collective transformation.

Whether you’re just curious or a seasoned psychonaut, or somewhere in between, you’ll get insightful, practical, cutting-edge conversations from the forefront of the psychedelic movement.

Join us as we explore how psychedelics can be integrated into culture for the evolution of humanity.

The Psychedelic Podcast Third Wave

    • Education
    • 4.7 • 278 Ratings

The Psychedelic Podcast connects you to the leaders and pioneers of the psychedelic renaissance.

From deep healing to creativity, leadership to spirituality, business, health, human performance, relationships, sexuality, and even culture itself—every aspect of our world is being transformed by psychedelic medicines.

Get an inspired, informed, balanced look into how these powerful medicines are already being safely and responsibly used to catalyze both personal and collective transformation.

Whether you’re just curious or a seasoned psychonaut, or somewhere in between, you’ll get insightful, practical, cutting-edge conversations from the forefront of the psychedelic movement.

Join us as we explore how psychedelics can be integrated into culture for the evolution of humanity.

    Stephanie Wang - Kanna for Wellbeing: A Natural SSRI & Psychedelic Integration Tool

    Stephanie Wang - Kanna for Wellbeing: A Natural SSRI & Psychedelic Integration Tool

    In this episode of The Psychedelic Podcast, host Paul F. Austin talks with Stephanie Wang, founder and CEO of KA! Empathogenics.
    Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-252-stephanie-wang/
    Stephanie shares her journey from finance to plant medicine, including her involvement at The Alchemist's Kitchen.
    Paul and Stephanie discuss the unique benefits of kanna, its comparison to SSRIs, and KA!'s intentional branding. Stephanie also highlights the importance of education and community in the kanna space. She closes by sharing her vision for KA!, touching on exciting new research into kanna.
    Stephanie Wang is passionate about the power of plants and evolving consciousness. She is the Founder and CEO of KA! Empathogenics, with a mission to restore full-spectrum aliveness for all beings. KA! offers 100% plant-based empathogenic supplements featuring kanna - a heart-opening succulent from South Africa that is clinically proven to activate an immediate sense of grounded energy, helping people feel more alive, capable and connected as they navigate everyday stress.
    Previously Stephanie was the President of The Alchemist's Kitchen and Director of Evolver, a conscious lifestyle company in New York. She was also a documentary and narrative film producer. A native Hong Konger, Stephanie began her career in corporate finance on Wall Street and was a number one ranked equity analyst in the retail sector with HSBC Securities, Hong Kong.
    KA! Empathogenics is offering podcast listeners 10% off. Use code THIRDWAVE at checkout.
    Highlights:
    From a career in finance to evolving consciousness The evolution of the Evolver Network and The Alchemist’s Kitchen Stephanie’s first kanna experience Kanna as an ally for daily wellbeing, psychedelic integration, and more Is kanna an alternative to SSRIs? KA!’s branding, design, and educational efforts The unique sensation of KA!’s ingredients Stephanie’s vision for KA! and the outlook of future kanna research Episode Links:
    KA! Empathogenics (use code THIRDWAVE for 10% off)   KA!’s 30-Day “Journey Into The Heart” Bundle (next journey starts 6/30/24)

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    • 1 hr
    Brandon Evans - Ayahuasca for Leaders: Crafting Powerful Group Healing Containers

    Brandon Evans - Ayahuasca for Leaders: Crafting Powerful Group Healing Containers

    In this episode of The Psychedelic Podcast, host Paul F. Austin welcomes Brandon Evans, founder of 1heart Journeys, to discuss the transformative power of plant medicine and the importance of community in healing.
    Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-251-brandon-evans/
    Brandon shares his journey from tech entrepreneur to leading retreats. He discusses the importance of experience design at 1heart's retreats.
    Paul and Brandon explore managing group dynamics, supporting first-time ayahuasca drinkers, and the unique healing environment of Costa Rica. Brandon also reflects on fatherhood and his vision for 1heart's future, focusing on lasting community and personal transformation.
    For our listeners: 1heart is offering a free room upgrade when you submit your application for a retreat by June 30, 2024. See their upcoming retreats at 1heart.com.
    Brandon Evans is the Founder and Chief Elevation Officer of 1heart. Before 1heart, his path of building large tech companies in New York led him to financial success but lacked greater meaning, fulfillment, and joy. When his article “Lost on Purpose” unexpectedly went viral, Brandon was called to serve all those with similar stories reaching out for support.
    Brandon founded 1heart to create new paths for leaders seeking more fulfilling and purpose-driven lives. By elevating the consciousness of powerful leaders, their contributions create greater positive impact, harmony, and balance in the world.
    In its 6th year, 1heart's 8-week Living Beyond Program, which includes a 1-week retreat with ayahuasca in Costa Rica, has served nearly 1,000 leaders. 1heart is known for its deeply integrated and holistic offering and inspiring community. 1heart combines top facilitators across modern and ancient modalities to support physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being via a highly curated, best-in-class program.
    Brandon lives in Costa Rica with his wife Jeanette and their recently born daughter Spirit. Individually and together, they lead retreats and create experiences that support others in creating lives fully aligned with their soul's calling.
    Highlights:
    Brandon's entrepreneurial journey and the creation of 1heart Journeys Expanding 1heart Journeys and adapting to COVID-19 The impacts of experience design in a psychedelic retreat Ensuring harmony and cohesion in group healing containers Accommodating first time ayahuasca drinkers, and navigating language and cultural barriers How Brandon’s own journey has evolved running 1heart and becoming a father` The appeal of Costa Rica for running a retreat and starting a family 1heart success stories: leaders, artists, entrepreneurs, and more Brandon’s future vision for 1heart Journeys Episode Sponsors:
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    • 59 min
    Nichol R. Bradford - Revolutionizing Human Potential: The Nexus of Psychedelics, Tech, & Consciousness

    Nichol R. Bradford - Revolutionizing Human Potential: The Nexus of Psychedelics, Tech, & Consciousness

    Paul F. Austin welcomes Nichol Bradford, founder of Transformative Tech, for an enlightening discussion on psychedelics, technology, and human potential.
    Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-250-nichol-r-bradford/
    Nichol shares her journey from the tech industry to pioneering a community dedicated to human flourishing.
    Discover how psychedelics integrate with tech and consciousness, the lessons nature teaches us, and the impact of AI on our future.
    Nichol R. Bradford stands at the forefront of human potential and AI, accelerating human transformation through technology investments, research, and global thought leadership. Today, Nichol serves as Executive-in-Residence for AI + HI at The Society for Human Resource Management, shaping global thinking on Human-AI collaboration. She is also Co-Founder and Partner of Niremia Collective, an early stage venture fund focused on human potential technologies, and she co-founded TransformativeTech.org, the largest global ecosystem of founders, investors and innovators building tech for human flourishing.
    Previously, as a senior interactive entertainment executive, Nichol held strategy, operations, marketing and production roles at major brands including Epic Games, Activision-Blizzard, Vivendi Games and Disney. She led operations for World of Warcraft China and Blizzard properties in China, played a key role on the Vivendi team responsible for the landmark $18B Activision-Blizzard merger deal, and helped produce record-breaking events in the metaverse at Epic Games.
    Nichol has an MBA from The Wharton School, is Faculty at Singularity University, a Trustee at CIIS, and has been a Lecturer and Adjunct Professor at Stanford University. Moving forward, Nichol is focused on advancing human potential through ethical and empowering AI -- catalyzing a global ecosystem of innovators to create technology for human thriving.
    Highlights
    Nichol’s background and the origin of Transformative Tech
    The integration of psychedelics into the tech and consciousness spaces
    The role of technology in remembering our connection to nature
    Exploring the impact of Artificial Intelligence on human potential
    The Impact of AGI on work and the redefinition of jobs
    The importance of experimentation and learning with AI
    Episode Sponsors:
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    • 54 min
    (Bonus Episode) Keynote by Paul F. Austin at "Psychedelic Horizons" in San Diego

    (Bonus Episode) Keynote by Paul F. Austin at "Psychedelic Horizons" in San Diego

    In this bonus episode, we bring you a keynote speech by Third Wave founder Paul F. Austin, recorded live on May 16, 2024 at the "Psychedelic Horizons: Crafting Resilient Futures Through Conscious Entrepreneurship" event in San Diego.
    To join an upcoming gathering in the Psychedelic Horizons Event Series, Click Here.
    In his keynote, Paul explores going beyond resilience to inspired living and systems change, highlighting the role of conscious entrepreneurship in driving systemic transformation. He delves into the convergence of psychedelics, global systems, and entrepreneurship, offering insights for entrepreneurs, investors, and practitioners alike. Aligning with the event’s theme, Paul offers an invitation to channel visionary creativity towards a future rooted in collaboration and mycelial wisdom.
    Episode Sponsors:
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    • 31 min
    Shawn Wells - From Frazzle to Flow: Caffeine Alternatives, Hormetic Hacks, & Psychedelic Supplementation

    Shawn Wells - From Frazzle to Flow: Caffeine Alternatives, Hormetic Hacks, & Psychedelic Supplementation

    In this episode of The Psychedelic Podcast, host Paul F. Austin speaks with Shawn Wells, a renowned expert in performance nutrition and supplementation.
    Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-249-shawn-wells/
    Shawn & Paul explore biohacking, the groundbreaking ingredient paraxanthine, and protocols for preparing and recovering from plant medicine journeys. Shawn shares insights on allostatic capacity, hormetic stress, and the power of psychedelics for self-love and acceptance.
    Shawn Wells, MPH, LDN, RD, CISSN, FISSN, is a globally acclaimed nutritional biochemist known as "The World's Greatest Formulator." He has created over 1,000 products and holds over 20 patented novel ingredients, including market-leading innovations such as TeaCrine, Dynamine and Paraxanthine. Shawn has a profound impact on health and wellness through his expertise in biohacking and health optimization. His work spans international platforms, TV appearances, and contributions to major documentaries.
    Highlights:
    What is 'Biohacktivism’? Shawn's health journey that led to his 'why' Explaining Paraxanthine, TeaCrine, & Dynamine Flow vs. Frazzle: Understanding caffeine metabolism rates Mainstream adoption of Paraxanthine Supplement protocols to prep for a psychedelic journey Supplementation for during and after a psychedelic experience Microdosing, somatic anchors, and ‘echodosing’ Shawn’s lifesaving epiphany through psychedelics Links:
    Shawn’s website Shawn on Instagram Shawn on LinkedIn Shawn’s bestselling book, “The ENERGY Formula” Shawn's free guide for pre-, during, & post-journey psychopharmacology Join Paul in person at the Psychedelic Horizons Event Series Episode Sponsors:
    KA! Empathogenics Kanna Supplements. Get 10% off with code THIRDWAVE at checkout Soltara Healing Center: Use code TW200 to receive $200 off your next retreat Magnesium Breakthrough by BiOptimizers: Use code THIRDWAVE for 10% off any order

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Austin Mao - Psychedelic Sanctuary: Inside a Legal Psilocybin Church

    Austin Mao - Psychedelic Sanctuary: Inside a Legal Psilocybin Church

    In this episode, Austin Mao, co-founder of the non-profit entheogenic church Ceremonia, sits down with host Paul F. Austin to discuss his profound journey with plant medicines.
    Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-248-austin-mao/
    Austin shares about the experiences offered at Ceremonia, including psilocybin and ayahuasca ceremonies, along with thorough preparation and integration work. He describes the unique status of Ceremonia as one of the few legal retreat centers in the USA offering these psychedelic medicines.
    Austin and Paul explore how psychedelic ceremonies can help one cultivate skills and capacity to better embrace and navigate life’s challenges. The conversation closes as Austin shares his vision for psycho-spiritual healing and guides Paul in a brief version of the group ‘circling’ practice offered at Ceremonia.
    Austin Mao is an entrepreneur, author, poet, and keynote speaker on the intersection of science and spirituality, psychology and shamanism. He is a co-founder of Ceremonia, a non-profit psychedelic church facilitating change makers and creators through what 96% of alumni share as the most profound experience of their lives. He has guided more than 400 founders including Fortune 500 executives, Silicon Valley Unicorn founders, and major blockchain leaders through their transformation towards living a life of inspired creativity, purpose, and peace.
    Austin shares a process of “Modern Enlightenment”—a path to Awaken, Heal, and Manifest—that is informed by the most advanced technologies of psychotherapy and neuroscience combined with ancient shamanistic wisdom and spiritual traditions. He shares a range of direct experience with some of the most prominent business leaders of the modern world, helping them harness their inner power to create greater impact through love and inspired creation.
    Highlights:
    Austin’s profound initial Ayahuasca experiences Cultivating skills and capacity in ceremony to navigate daily life “Integration begins with preparation” Ceremonia’s legal, non-profit psychedelic church status Ceremonia’s impact on the local community Seeking a trip vs. lasting transformation Austin’s vision for psycho-spiritual healing The practice of circling Conclusion & how to connect with Ceremonia Episode Sponsors:
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    The Coaching Certification Program by Third Wave’s Psychedelic Coaching Institute.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

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278 Ratings

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