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We all want relief—and now more than ever, we’re finding it in psychedelics. From underground parties to Silicon Valley, micro-dosing and psychedelic therapy have officially hit the mainstream. But in the rush to legalization, are we overlooking a pattern of deception and abuse among some of the movement’s leaders? The story centers on Lily Kay Ross, who was abused and discouraged from speaking out publicly. She’s now back to uncover some of the movement’s secrets and have an honest dialogue before psychedelic therapy goes mainstream. Cover Story is a new investigative podcast series drawing on New York’s history of richly reported features. The first season, Power Trip, uncovers the truth behind the psychedelic renaissance. Hosted by iO Tillett Wright. From New York Magazine and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

We all want relief—and now more than ever, we’re finding it in psychedelics. From underground parties to Silicon Valley, micro-dosing and psychedelic therapy have officially hit the mainstream. But in the rush to legalization, are we overlooking a pattern of deception and abuse among some of the movement’s leaders? The story centers on Lily Kay Ross, who was abused and discouraged from speaking out publicly. She’s now back to uncover some of the movement’s secrets and have an honest dialogue before psychedelic therapy goes mainstream. Cover Story is a new investigative podcast series drawing on New York’s history of richly reported features. The first season, Power Trip, uncovers the truth behind the psychedelic renaissance. Hosted by iO Tillett Wright. From New York Magazine and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

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We all want relief—and now more than ever, we’re finding it in psychedelics. From underground parties to Silicon Valley, micro-dosing and psychedelic therapy have officially hit the mainstream. But in the rush to legalization, are we overlooking a pattern of deception and abuse among some of the movement’s leaders? The story centers on Lily Kay Ross, who was abused and discouraged from speaking out publicly. She’s now back to uncover some of the movement’s secrets and have an honest dialogue before psychedelic therapy goes mainstream. Cover Story is a new investigative podcast series drawing on New York’s history of richly reported features. The first season, Power Trip, uncovers the truth behind the psychedelic renaissance. Hosted by iO Tillett Wright. From New York Magazine and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

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English


Episodes

5. House Full of Sh*t

12/28/2021
Stories of transgressions multiply. Psychedelic therapists are meddling in marriages, dating their clients, and worse. Francoise Bourzat herself tells us what she thinks is going on, and how her psychedelic community has handled complaints in the past. Credits Cover Story is a production of New York magazine. Power Trip is co-created, produced and reported by David Nickles and Lily Kay Ross. Hosted and produced by iO Tillett Wright. Senior producers are Marianne McCune and Whitney Jones....

Duration:00:51:28

4. Bad Hug

12/21/2021
We go to the source - a Mexican psychotherapist named Salvador Roquet, who is known as a “master of bad trips.” It starts to dawn on “Susan” that the problem is not her one rogue mentor. What if boundary crossing is baked into the psychedelic guide training, and implicates Francoise Bourzat and her husband Aharon Grossbard? Credits Cover Story is a production of New York magazine. Power Trip is co-created, produced and reported by David Nickles and Lily Kay Ross. Hosted and produced by iO...

Duration:00:38:32

3. I Am the Wolf

12/14/2021
We cross through the portal to the underground where “Susan” goes through the training to become a psychedelic therapist. Her mentor Eyal crosses way too many boundaries. (Is he the wolf?). And we finally meet Francoise Bourzat, honey-voiced trainer of trainers. In an earlier version of episode 3, we misidentified Eyal Goren as a “licensed therapist.” He became a licensed therapist in the State of California in November of 2019. When "Susan" became his client, he was still registered as an...

Duration:00:50:45

2. That's an Old Story

12/7/2021
Lily visits the Ecuadorian Amazon to work on a project when something terrible happens to her. She barely escapes and makes it home alive. But it’s what happens next that really sets the course of her life. Meanwhile, the psychedelic renaissance is really starting to take off. Credits Cover Story is a production of New York magazine. Power Trip is co-created, produced and reported by David Nickles and Lily Kay Ross. Hosted and produced by iO Tillett Wright. Senior producers are Marianne...

Duration:00:36:15

1. I See a Sh*tshow

11/30/2021
After years of experimenting with drugs, Lily discovers the psychedelic underground. It’s a world of shamans and guides - people illegally practicing psychedelic therapy to treat trauma. Their secret mission is make this treatment more widely available in order to “promote the evolution of humankind.” But what will they overlook to get there? Credits Cover Story is a production of New York magazine. Power Trip is co-created, produced, and reported by David Nickles and Lily Kay Ross. Hosted...

Duration:00:29:48

Introducing Cover Story: Power Trip

11/10/2021
Mind. Body. Control. Uncover the dark truth in Power Trip, the first season of Cover Story, a new investigative series from New York Magazine. Hosted by iO Tillett Wright. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:01:56