The Top 18 Must-Listen to Podcasts about Psychedelics

Doesn’t it seem like everyone you know listens to podcasts these days? 

Podcasts have been around for a while, but now, they’ve exploded in popularity, largely thanks to the fact we had nothing to do but talk and listen to other people during lockdown.

From podcasts that cover trending news and politics to comedy and humor, there’s a podcast for anything that suits your fancy, including psychedelics. 

Ahh yes, these are the days we’re blessed with a slew of psychedelic-driven podcasts, discussing mind-opening subjects like psychedelic-assisted therapy, spirituality, scientific research, psychedelic culture, and much, much more.

Since we’re all about sharing what we know, we decided to round up some of our favorite psychedelic-themed podcasts for your listening pleasure. 

Although some of our picks don’t focus only on psychedelics, most do, or have a wide variety of episodes that still warranted then being on our trippy list. 

Here’s 15 of the top psychedelic podcasts that will stimulate ears as well as your brain. 

1. The Joe Rogan Experience 

What can we say about Joe Rogan? He’s probably one of the most well-known podcasters in history. This avid martial artist and commentator likes to push the boundaries as far as they can go. On The Joe Rogan Experience, he’s interviewed psychedelic experts from every walk of life: Dennis McKenna, Lorenzo Hagerty, and Amber Lyon, just to name a few. 

He also chats it up with later podcast hosts, like Duncan Trussel and Shane Mauss. Rogan’s unbiased opinions is what makes his podcast entertaining and enlightening. As you listen, that is, if you dare, you’ll hear Rogan work his magic as he entices guests to enter deep, thought-provoking conversations about the topic of the day, including psychedelics. 

Probably his most notable episode ever was with Post Malone. Over an eye-opening 4-hour period, Rogan and Malone discussions involved everything from Malone’s decision to move to Utah to UFOs. Needless to say, this 4-hour dialog is one that psychonauts will never forget.

We highly recommend checking what Rogan has to offer, even if it veers a bit off the beaten path. That’s what makes it fun, though, right? 

2. Adventures Through The Mind

On Adventures Through the Mind, James W. Jesso is an incredible host who focuses on psychedelics. Jesso has a gift for getting even the most tight-lipped guests to loosen up and give in-depth talks about their areycheas of expertise. He’s interviewed some of top psychedelic visionaries like Martin Ball, Rak Ryazan and Bruce Damer.ps

Some of our all-time favorite episodes about symbolic psilocybin mushrooms ceremonies and how to talk to your kids (and parents) about psychedelics. Jesso also covers a plethora of other topics, including lucid dreams, polyamory, and permaculture. This podcast is 100% worth checking out with an open mind.

3. Here We Are

Shane Mauss first made his way onto the comedic scene in 2016. However, he has been hosting his scientific podcast way before then. And even though he is best known for comedic musings, he effortlessly merges it with modern science for stimulating discussions. 

His podcast topics have covered everything from human behavior to drug policy reform and 

MDMA-assisted psychotherapy. Mauss makes Here We Are a fun way to talk about serious topics that everyone should be thinking about. 

4. Buddhist Geeks 

At first, this doesn’t seem like a psychedelic podcast, and in fact, it didn’t start out as one. Over the last 10 years, the Buddhist Geeks focused mainly on Buddhism, talking about contemplative computing, compassion and eco-dharma. However, to our delight, the BG announced that the podcast’s focus was shifting over to psychedelics exclusively.

In the early days, the hosts would describe themselves as experts in Buddhism, but over the last several years, the podcast has reinvented itself more than once. And while it’s still a bit premature to definitely say which psychedelic-fueled topics they will dish about, we’re still pretty stoked about the direction it’s headed.

5. High Existence 

If you love the blog, you’ll really enjoy the High Existence podcast. If you choose to tune in, you experience a listening cornucopia of topics, including what to know before taking ayahuasca, why banning psychedelics is censorship, and how cannabis has medicinal benefits even in healthy people.

One a side note, even though there aren’t a lot of episodes out yet, the ones you can listen to are pretty great. Tune in, and you’ll get to hear Rick Doblin’s thoughts and Vijay Gupta’s take on psychedelics and they have a place in society.

6. Dosenation

The Dosenation Podcast, which is the spin-off of the popular Dosenation blog, was previously run by author Kames Kent and social activist and political commentator Jake Kettle. However, after a year-long hiatus, Kent revived the podcast to share his inhibited thoughts on the uncharted territory when it comes to psychedelics.

The series, known as The Ten, focuses on trips gone wrong and the trials and tribulations of underground research. If you’re looking for a more positive podcast about psychedelics, this one might not be right for you.

Either way, Kent still gives his unaltered opinions, which many psychedelics enthusiasts might not agree with. However, if you’re willing to keep an open mind about the subject matter, you just might walk away with a bit of insider info when it comes to the earliest days of psychedelics.

7. The Duncan Trussell Family Hour

Duncan Trussell puts a comedic spin on a slew of interesting topics, like trippy books, artificial intelligence, and spirituality. Some of his most listened to podcasts include interviews with Rick Dobkin, executive director of MAPS, comedians like Joe Rogan, Shane Mauss, and psychedelic journalist, Hamilton Morris.

These episodes are pretty insightful, not to mention hilarious. The DTFH is one podcast you need to tune in for when you’re looking to expand your mind through some good ‘ol trippy entertainment. 

8. Entheogen

Co-hosted by three friends, Entheogen covers all things trippy, including psilocybin, psychedelics, and how they’re used in medicinal, therapeutic, and recreational purposes. Elevating the conversation, which happens to be the podcast’s tagline, is what the hosts do best. 

If you choose to give Entheogen a whirl, you’ll get to listen to enlightening conversations about Burning Man, breathwork, and modern-day shamanism. Entheogen may be one of lesser-known, but that doesn’t make it any less entertaining. And while the hosts have decided to take a much-needed hiatus, you can still check out their previous episodes. 

9. Psychedelic Salon 

On air since 2005, the Psychedelic Salon is one of the longest running psychedelic podcasts in history. As the host of PS, Lorenzo Hagerty, who is a one-time Texan attorney turned stuntman turned tech guru, has even lectured at Palenque Norte at Burning Man.

In addition, Hagerty has written a book about his experiences with psychedelics. Some of his most famous guests include luminaries Timothy Leary, Alicia Danforth, Sasha Shulgin, and Terence McKenna.

Hagerty has even started planning for his retirement by giving followers the green light start co-creating to keep his voice active. So, if you have even an inkling of interest in psychedelics, the Psychedelic Salon should be your first stop. 

10. MAPS Podcast 

Even though MAPS is still relatively new, it’s still one of the most informative, not to mention mind-opening podcasts out there. Hosted by Zach Leary, MAPS has already made a name for itself in the podcast community by delivering unique content that demands to be heard.

Guests include addiction expert Gabor Maté, psychiatrist Stanislav Grof, researcher Ralph Metzner, and famed psychologist, James Fadiman. Leary is an excellent interviewer who keeps the conversation flowing. 

11. The Psychedelic Times

Hosted by Joe Mattia, The Psychedelic Times provides psychonauts more than an earful. Previous episodes include insightful interviews about the history of psychedelics with Rick Doblin, benefits of toad venom, and 5-MeO-DMT.

We heard through the grapevine that future mind-blowing episodes will feature expert psychedelic speakers, including David Bronner, Rachel Harris, and Dr. Dan Engle. 

12. The Third Wave

Even though it’s relatively new to the scene, The Third Wave definitely isn’t too late to the party. Hosts usually record one episode with topics covering drugs and the Bible, psychedelic parenting, and the use of psychedelics in education. The Third Wave features a unique repertoire of guests that ensure each episode is a unique discussion worth sharing with your friends. 

13. The Reset With Amber 

Even though The Reset with Amber Lyon podcast hasn’t recorded anything in over 3 years, the pre-existing episodes are highly recommended. You also need to check out the Reset.me website. There’s a ton of information about psychedelics, mental health, general well-being, and psilocybin research.

Some of the most intriguing episodes include discussions about MDMA therapy and psilocybin with Alicia Danforth, interviews with author Graham Hanock, and an in-depth ayahuasca with renowned healer Don Howard. The podcast page also includes videos about weaning of prescription drugs and choosing an ayahuasca center. 

14. The Tim Ferriss Show

The Tim Ferriss Show is a popular podcast that talks about just everything. Featured guests have included Vince Vaughn, Tony Robbins and Edward Norton. Although Ferriss usually interviews guests who are well-versed in investing, art and business, he also has a wild side and has even published several episodes centered around psychedelics.

Topics have included whether psychedelic-assisted therapy is really a useful medical tool, microdosing, and the risks of psychedelics. Swing by for the psychedelics, stay for the conversation. 

15. Psymposia 

Psymposia may have just started this year, but it’s already produced some pretty stellar episodes. Their guests have included Mark Haden, executive director of MAPS Canada and Mitchell Gomez, executive director of DanceSafe. While there are only three episodes so far, we’re hopeful there’s more on the horizon. 

16. Mikadelic 

Mikadelic is the brainchild of a corporate marketer in NYC who decided to leave it all and start a men’s community in Denver. Mike’s been dabbling in spirituality and psychedelics since 2012, so he knows a thing or two about consciousness and using psychedelics to expand your mind. 

If you’re interested in incorporating magic mushrooms into a spiritual practice, this is a good podcast to help you build upon a developing perspective. 

17. Back From The Abyss

Craig Heacock launched Back From the Abyss to heal. Theme of the podcast revolves around the use of psychedelics combined with psychotherapy to help those navigating mental health issues. 

We love hearing any podcast that discusses the potential for psilocybin as a treatment for depression and anxiety. Back From the Abyss explores the long, harrowing journey people who suffer from psychological disorders navigate on their way back to the light. 

18. Trip On This

If you’re looking to listen to an upbeat babe who keeps it real, check out Trip On This. Host Kate Walsh opens about her own psilocybin journey and how it helped her evolve from just surviving to thriving in life. She offers plenty of first-hand tips from her lived experience that is both refreshing and helpful for newcomers and long-time users alike. 

Our Take on Podcasts 

So, there you have it — our 18 picks of the top psychedelic-inspired podcasts we hope inspire, educate, and entertain.

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