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How To Change Your Mind

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The writer Michael Pollan is with us to talk about his book on psychedelics. It’s about their potential to heal mental illnesses, and to explore the subject, Pollan took a few trips himself.

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Writer Michael Pollan has spent his career exploring the ways nature and culture intersect, especially through food. His latest book takes a psychedelic turn though. Pollan says we have this drive to change our consciousness, and he wanted to understand why it is that mind-altering drugs have been used for thousands of years. Pollan joins us to talk about the history, myth, and science of psychedelics. And yes, in his usual immersive journalism style, he had a few trips himself. (Rebroadcast)

Michael Pollan writes about food, culture, and nature. His new book is called How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence [Indie bookstores|Amazon|Audible]

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
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