MAPS Podcast Live Recording in DTLA

Zach Leary MAPS podcast

On Wednesday, June 28 2017, the Aware Project and Cross Campus in Downtown Los Angeles hosted a live taping of the MAPS Podcast.

The show was hosted by second-generation psychedelic ambassador Zach Leary (who also hosts the essential podcast It's All Happening). Dr. Cole Marta lent his humor and insight, and we got to know our founder Ashley Booth a bit better as well.

The show was a slight spin on the Aware Project’s usual salon format. It  was a fun, funny, and far-ranging hour or so about the significance and status of psychedelic research and some of the larger ideas at play in this sphere. We revisited where we've been, explored possibilities for a future that's looking a lot more realistic, and discussed how we might get there.

This discussion has much to offer for veterans of the psychedelic space, and is also a well-rounded introduction for anyone who's new to these ideas and experiences. If you've never watched an Aware Project talk before, this panel discussion is a fine way to get started.

Here's the episode of the MAPS podcast that was released, which also captures a stirring musical from Mendeleyev, as part of our quest to honor the “right brain” as well as the left. And here's the video:

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The MAPS Podcast

The intent of the podcast is to bring you the listener an easily accessible resource for a variety of topics all related to psychedelic research. There is a lot to learn about new research into the therapeutic potential of psychedelics and marijuana. Over the years, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) has amassed an incredible treasure trove of audio archives sourced from the amazing talks, presentations and panels that have taken place at past Psychedelic Science conferences and other unique events. By selecting some of that content and then bringing it to you in a podcast we hope to create a centralized location for the greater MAPS community. If you’re a researcher, scientist, medical professional or just a curiosity seeker we hope that you’ll find this content a valuable resource tool.

As the host of the podcast, I am beyond honored and humbled to be a part of this amazing offering and to be associated with such amazing work.

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