Plus Three

Plus Three

Plus Three attempts to make sense of the complex connections between drugs, science, capitalism, policy, and culture. The podcast is co-hosted by Psymposia co-founder Brian Normand, psychedelics researcher Nese Devenot, evolutionary ecologist Brian Pace, and underground researcher David Nickles. Subscribe and listen today on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, Radio Public, Deezer, RSS, or psymposia.com

+ Alan Piper – Strange Nazis

Alan Piper is a maverick historian of ideas with a penchant for unique, deep dives into rich veins of psychedelia. Piper’s 2015 monograph, Strange Drugs Make for Bedfellows: Ernst Jünger, Albert Hofmann, and the Politics of Psychedelics was foundational for the critique explored in Brian Pace’s controversial Lucy in the Sky with Nazis: Psychedelics and the Right Wing. In this interview, Pace interviews Piper about Hofmann tripping buddy and Wehrmacht Captain Jünger, LSD and ideology— clarifying concepts and dispelling myths.

This Is What Psychedelic Mainstreaming Looks Like

It's not the Hokey Pokey, but psychedelic mainstreaming seems to be what it's all about. We explore some of the realities and questions of what it means to take psychedelics "mainstream.”

A Statement Regarding “The Emergence of a New Market: Psychedelic Science Conferences”

Our statement on a recent Chacruna article by Dr. Bia Labate

Lucy In the Sky with Nazis

We discuss our recent article, Lucy in the Sky with Nazis: Psychedelics and the Right Wing, which stirred up quite a bit of controversy. So to stir things up a little more, we’ve unpacked some of our perspectives while exploring questions of psychedelics as non-specific amplifiers of consciousness, the far right, the so-called “Intellectual Dark Web,” white supremacy, and psychedelics and social change.

Manufacturing Authority

Well, it’s official, psychedelics have entered the corporate-wellness mainstream. If you have any doubts, check out Gwyneth Paltrow’s new Netflix series, The Goop Lab. Or maybe don’t.

Why We Do What We Do

The team shares their personal stories and talk about how and why they became involved in psychedelic advocacy and drug policy reform. Happy New Year y’alls.

Abusing Power: Taking Predatory Daniel Pinchbeck At His Word

Pinchbeck has made it exhaustingly clear in his own words that as soon as he gained a modicum of power and status, he used it to exploit women. Why are some members of the psychedelic community so insistent that he get it back?

Psychedelics X Climate Crisis

The team explores the Psychedelic/Climate-Change connection, and tools for addressing existential crisis. Climate change is the challenge of our era, but the media still distracts us with comparatively trivial matters.

We Refuse to Endorse Daniel Pinchbeck as a Credible Voice in the Psychedelic Movement

Pinchbeck has not publicly engaged in the difficult work of reorganizing his relationship to power, which is a precondition for learning to wield power and authority responsibly. Instead, he has shown that he is predominantly concerned with reestablishing his career and with recentering himself as an authority figure

Psilocybin Incorporated

The crew recaps the Economic Models for the Expansion of Psychedelics panel at the Horizons Perspectives on Psychedelics conference in New York. They also discuss the corrosive effects that Compass Pathways, a for-profit psilocybin startup has had in psychedelic science and research.