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The new MAPS Canada podcast aims to highlight influential scientists, historians, and other eminent researchers at the front lines of the psychedelic renaissance. We’ll explore some of the most central debates in psychedelics literature, dive deep on the early psychedelics research conducted throughout Canada starting in the 1950s, and offer insight on the modern role of psychedelics in the treatment of mental health disorders.

The new MAPS Canada podcast aims to highlight influential scientists, historians, and other eminent researchers at the front lines of the psychedelic renaissance. We’ll explore some of the most central debates in psychedelics literature, dive deep on the early psychedelics research conducted throughout Canada starting in the 1950s, and offer insight on the modern role of psychedelics in the treatment of mental health disorders.

Location:

Canada

Description:

The new MAPS Canada podcast aims to highlight influential scientists, historians, and other eminent researchers at the front lines of the psychedelic renaissance. We’ll explore some of the most central debates in psychedelics literature, dive deep on the early psychedelics research conducted throughout Canada starting in the 1950s, and offer insight on the modern role of psychedelics in the treatment of mental health disorders.

Language:

English


Episodes

#5 - Gender and Women in the History of Psychedelics with Dr. Erika Dyck

7/19/2021
This episode concludes Season 1 of the MAPS Canada Podcast. What better way to end our first season than with a very special guest, Dr. Erika Dyck. Erika is a Canadian Historian, Professor of History at the University of Saskatchewan, a Canadian Research Chair, and an editor with the Chacruna Institute for Psychedelic Plant Medicines. Erika joins us for an interview with Jaipreet Mattu to discuss her 20 years of research on Canada’s past with psychedelic psychiatry, the growing awareness of...

Duration:01:07:24

#4 - Bonus History Interview with Ross Crockford: Part I

6/25/2021
For this bonus interview, we’re joined by Canadian lawyer turned historian and journalist, Ross Crockford. Ross was the editor of Monday Magazine, an alternative weekly paper in Victoria, BC and has over two decades of experience researching Canada’s past, present, and future with psychedelics. It was during his work as an editor that he discovered the work done by Dr. Abram Hoffer; he actually went on to interview Hoffer himself as well as several of his patients, along with many other...

Duration:00:32:57

#3 - Canadian History of Psychedelics: Part I

6/21/2021
This episode is the first in our two-part series on Canada’s captivating history with psychedelics. Join us as we take a trip down memory lane... Did you know Canada was once the leading country in psychedelic research? Beginning in the late-1940s, Canada’s first so-called socialist provincial government in Saskatchewan set out to improve the state of mental health care with research at the Weyburn Mental Hospital. Over the course of the 1950s, groundbreaking research with LSD and mescaline...

Duration:00:25:24

#2 - Self-blinded Microdosing with Dr. Balázs Szigeti

5/17/2021
This episode features our interview with Dr. Balázs Szigeti. Dr. Szigeti is a neuroscientist from Imperial College London who recently published a study (https://elifesciences.org/articles/62878) with his team investigating the placebo effect in psychedelic microdosing. In this interview, we talk about how this unique ‘self-blinding’ microdose study was designed, the benefits of using a citizen science approach in psychedelics research, and ultimately what his findings reveal about...

Duration:01:32:12

#1 - Introduction to MAPS Canada & Psychedelics

4/19/2021
Welcome to the first episode of the MAPS Canada podcast. This episode introduces listeners to MAPS Canada, it’s mission, goal, and future vision for the safe and beneficial use of psychedelics to treat mental illnesses. This episode also provides an introductory overview of what psychedelics are and how they came to be. You’ll also get a brief history of the role psychedelics have played in early religions, the use of psychedelics in scientific research, and lastly, the neuroscience behind...

Duration:00:23:19

#0 - Introducing the MAPS Canada Podcast

4/15/2021
Whether you're curious about psychedelics, skeptical of their benefits, or even an experienced psychonaut yourself - this podcast will aim to highlight everything you need to know to navigate their role in our society. Hit subscribe! We'll be releasing new episodes every third monday of the month starting on April 19th.

Duration:00:03:56