Turn on and tune into Field Tripping, a podcast about psychedelics, the people that use them and what our renewed love affair with both says about who we are and where we’re going. Explore how psychedelics awaken new views on sex, science, business, fitness, life, and death in the lives of our influential and inspiring guests. Join us on a journey into psychedelic experiences and how they change the world and our lives – one trip at a time.
BJ Miller is a palliative care cancer centre physician. His TED Talk detailing his own near-death experience has been viewed over 12 million times. Now, BJ is on a mission to redesign how we die with a clear-eyed view of morality. He believes grief is something to metabolize as a transformation of love, from one form to another. BJ views separation as an illusion; that everything is life, and death is a construct to help us digest reality. Plus, ‘Field Tripping’ Producer Conrad Page joins the conversation to discuss the recent loss of his Mother – and share how his own grief has taught him to value the grief of others. Then, BJ tells Ronan about his ego dissolution with 5-MeO-DMT and how it revealed our ‘invented existence’. To learn more about BJ Miller – visit mettlehealth.com and watch his inspirational TED Talk ‘What Really Matters At The End Of Life’.
After returning home and retiring from service, former Navy SEAL Marcus Capone – and his wife Amber – faced a crisis of anxiety, depression, and neurological damage. After discovering Ibogaine as a therapeutic healing tool – Marcus found his way back to life and saved their marriage. Now, they’re psychedelic advocates and founders of VETS, Inc. (Veterans Exploring Treatment Solutions), a resource, research, and advocacy non-profit. They join Ronan to tell their heroic story of service, marriage, and traumatic brain injury – plus talk about what maintenance looks like. Then, we discuss Marcus’s trip on Ibogaine, along with other positive treatment outcomes for U.S combat veterans – and their families. To date, VETS has proudly helped over 250 soldiers – and they’re just getting started. To learn more about their initiatives visit vetsolutions.org
Alan Cross is a radio broadcaster and music historian. He joins Ronan to make keen observations on the genre of psychedelic music – and its role as an undercurrent in counterculture. Then, they discuss how new technology produced unique studio sounds – which formed new attitudes and captured an entire generation. Plus, Alan defines ‘straight-edge’ and reveals that he’s never used psychedelics – though his views are shifting. Finally, we ponder medically regulated psilocybin access for end-of-life treatment – and give thanks for progress. For more Alan Cross, check out ‘The Ongoing History of New Music’ anywhere you listen to podcasts.
An entrepreneur and a visionary, Ronan is one the founders of Field Trip – with a mission to bring the world to life through psychedelics and psychedelic-enhanced psychotherapy. Concurrent with his work at Field Trip, he is a partner at Grassfed Ventures, a venture capital and advisory firm focused on the cannabis and biotech industries and is Chief Strategy Officer and Member of the Board of Directors for Trait Biosciences Inc., a leading biotech company in the hemp and cannabis industries. Prior to his current roles, Ronan co-founded Canadian Cannabis Clinics and CanvasRx Inc., the latter of which was acquired by Aurora Cannabis Inc. (NYSE: ACB) in 2016, after which he served as Senior Vice President, Business and Corporate Affairs for Aurora. A lawyer by training, Ronan started his career as a corporate lawyer at Blake, Cassels Graydon LLP and Legal Counsel at CTVglobemedia Inc. (now Bell Media Inc.) He holds a Juris Doctor and a Bachelor of Commerce degree, both from the University of Toronto.
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