The Joe Rogan Experience Episode 646 with Dr. Dan Engle and Aubrey Marcus

Episode Number: 646
Episode Guest: Dr. Dan Engle and Aubrey Marcus
Original Airdate: May 11, 2015
Episode Sponsors: Squarespace, MeUndies,, Onnit

Guest Bio: Dr. Dan Engle, MD is a practicing psychiatrist, board certified in psychiatry and neurology. Aubrey Marcus is writer, entrepreneur, and adventurer. Some of his writings and experiences can be found on his website,, as well as links to his latest venture, Onnit Labs.

Topics Discussed: Cryotherapy experiences; ice baths; saunas; bodies need stress; experiencing danger; porn and video games creating a masculinity crisis; lack of a rite of passage; living in an artificial reality; the future of digital worlds; virtual reality; Chris Christie’s NFL food bill; virtual reality drugs; psychedelic experiences; psychedelic research; post-traumatic stress disorders; teen suicide; bullying; benefits of tough things; Russian people and their toughness; why does bullying exist; character development; addiction and treatment; ibogaine and drug addiction; iboga; the iboga experience; iboga in sensory deprivation tank; psychedelics for psychotherapy; guidelines for psychedelics; food addiction; moderation treatment; alcohol addiction and predisposition; Dan’s sugar addiction; Ibogaine: Rite of Passage movie; Neurons to Nirvana movie; rebooting your system; sugar addiction; Steve Jobs and LSD; nourishing your spiritual hunger; food addiction; tech addiction; stepping down from something vs. quitting cold turkey; gut bacteria and probiotics; fecal transplants; importance of diet; probiotics and depression and anxiety; rat cocaine test in cage vs. rat park; obsessive compulsive disorder; taking things one day at a time; substitution addiction; comparing yourself to others; angry vegans; Yellowstone bears chasing people video; people aren’t worse than bears; keeping moral score; social justice warriors; obsession with success; diversifying your life; achieving balance; reaching your peak; bullying; martial arts; humans have animal instincts; repressing instincts; teaching kids sex education; sex drive of humans and animals; sex and advertising; repressing sexual urges; cubicle worker smashes computer video; leading a boring life; numbing yourself; trauma affects genetics; social interactions today; victimhood; importance of belief and faith; power of the mind; hotel maid exercise placebo study; You Are the Placebo by Dr. Joe Dispenza book; What the (Bleep) Do We Know? movie; Carlos Castaneda.

My Thoughts: If you like to hear about ayahuasca, ibogaine, addiction, spiritual journeys, and other hippy woo-woo, this is for you.

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