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A science podcast that trips into the realm of psychedelic psychiatry, as hallucinogenic mushrooms go on trial in South Africa.

A science podcast that trips into the realm of psychedelic psychiatry, as hallucinogenic mushrooms go on trial in South Africa.
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South Africa

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A science podcast that trips into the realm of psychedelic psychiatry, as hallucinogenic mushrooms go on trial in South Africa.

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@P_nauts

Language:

English

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+27834432988


Episodes

The Psychonauts Voice Diary 7 Kalk Bay Books

10/10/2018
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Kalk Bay Books is an independent bookstore outside Cape Town that regularly invites authors to speak about their latest book projects. This month, they hosted science writer Leonie Joubert to speak about her podcast The Psychonauts, a serialised audio-book project which she's release chapter by chapter as the book unfolds. Leonie sat in conversation with medical doctor Rene Usdin to talk about research in the field of psilocybin-therapy, and the changes of mainstreaming it in South Africa.

Duration:01:20:54

Psychonauts Episode 8 - Going Gonzo

9/25/2018
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In South Africa, the underground psilocybin community is relatively new, and from the outside might look more like a religious group than a collective of therapists. These journey guides work by a set of principles for how to facilitate journeys, which, for the most part, try to manage the risks that come with deep-dose sessions. They draw on tried-and-tested shamanic traditions and some good old-fashioned common sense. But a whole lot of New Age gimmickry has crept in, too, which is a bit...

Duration:00:44:44