Episode Number: 1136
Episode Guest: Hamilton Morris
Original Airdate: June 26, 2018
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Guest Bio: Hamilton Morris is a writer, documentarian, psychonaut, and scientific researcher. His show Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia is available on Viceland and iTunes.
Topics Discussed: They’re podcasting together sober for the first time; podcasting talk; television interviews are awful; he was on Dr. Oz; Joe talks about his experiences with kratom; people can die from everything, including cannabis, kratom, and even water; the opioid epidemic; he’s not pro or anti pharmaceutical companies; people need a way to get off opioids; it’s tragic how people are trying to make kratom illegal; Joe talks more about how he feels on kratom; kratom uses around the world; Joe talks about a heroin addict fisherman; drugs behave differently depending on the person and culture; PCP; ketamine; drugs and psychiatry; DMT; schedule 1 drugs; alcohol took 13 years to become legal again after prohibition; why people love firefighters but hate police officers; people are motivated by profit; cannabis will open doors for other drugs to become legal; drugs (marijuana, psilocybin, ketamine) can give people a different perspective; people don’t have to hide that they use cannabis today; more marijuana talk; the idea of “bad trips” is a damaging concept; difficult psychedelic experiences are often best; near-death experiences; mental illness and psychedelics; diet and drugs; salvia; peyote; Vice gives him a lot of freedom to make his show Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia; Bromo-DragonFLY; How to Change Your Mind book; how journalists can affect drug policy; people have to be careful when they say negative things about drugs; the truth is hard to sell; Alex Jones podcast; outrage culture provides no incentive for truth; the reach of the internet is powerful; engage with what you approve of, not what you disagree with; people enjoy complaining because they don’t do things they enjoy; gun control issues; humans are complex and flawed; (1:00:00) people need the right to explore drugs; people need to be educated about drugs; Joe talks about seeing someone in his life who was addicted to cocaine; he tried heroin once and thought it was boring and that cannabis is better; alcohol and hangovers; Dr. Carl Hart; glutathione; krokodil; drug scare stories are never about the drug itself; people assume euphoria is a bad thing; why is sobriety seen as a virtue; “plant medicine” term; there’s a tremendous amount of ignorance about drugs; drug tests at work; synthetic cannabinoids; testing for cannabis; people should be judged based on their productivity; Adderall talk; Trump prescribed “cheap speed”; Anthony Bourdain had no drugs in his system when he died; cocaine and confidence; more Trump talk; Propecia/Finasteride; Jeffrey McDonald case; being a person is complicated; 5-Methoxytryptamine; how are drugs made illegal; scientists are limited by prohibition of substances; ibogaine talk; Edmond Muskie’s drug addiction, according to Hunter S. Thompson; 2C-T-7 and the Rolling Stone article; people occasionally die from drugs and it doesn’t mean they should be illegal; Fentanyl talk; George Marquardt; cannabinoids; CP 55,940; cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome; paraquat; marijuana and pesticides; 5-Methoxytryptamine; getting high from Colorado River toads; Joe talks AGAIN about Moses, the burning bush, and DMT; mimosa hostilis; could they have extracted DMT from a tree in the past; Richard Helmuth Manske; more DMT talk; DMT found in pineal gland of live rats; holotropic breathing; what causes psychosis or altered states of consciousness; (2:00:00) the body produces 5-Methoxytryptamine, but we just don’t know where; there’s a salvia-like substance in the brain; Kundalini yoga; he uses psychedelics and wanders around New York City and just observes things and people; cell phone addiction; Joe got him into Twitter; Twitter talk; people get more attention for doing the wrong thing rather than the right thing; we need to be nicer to each other; the left is mean now; Amusing Ourselves to Death book; people are hungry for communication; television is devoid of real communication; people don’t have long conversations anymore; we need licensed centers for psychedelic trips similar to spas; talk about some lesser-known drugs; cacao; theobromine; nutmeg; peyote talk; San Pedro cactus; talk about Roseanne and Ambien; Ambien is associated with absurd behavior; Hamilton talks about some strange Ambien experiences he had; beta-blocker makes people less racist; As Good As It Gets movie; Ambien can wake people up from comas; more talk about how weird Ambien is; Matthew Walker podcast; amanita muscaria mushroom; The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross book; Shroom book; more talk about the possible religious connections to mushrooms; Gaboxadol; muscimol; have psychoactive plants evolved over time, and have some become extinct and lost to time; everything is evolving and changing; everything is both natural and synthetic; more amanita muscaria talk; The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Christian Myth book; more mushroom talk; Hawaiian baby woodrose; morning glory seeds; ergine/LSA.
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