In this episode of the Podcast, Jonathan talks with Brett Greene. Brett is a co-founder of Psymposia, an organization dedicated to building community and honest dialogue around drugs and society through live events. They are the creators of the Psymposia Conference, now in it's third year, and of the "Psychedelic Storytelling" events, which could be described as "The Moth Radio Hour... On Acid."
Brett is also madly in love with the mother of 2 teenagers, and has been a part of
their lives for twelve years. At the end of our conversation, Brett and I are joined by one of them. In this conversation, we talk about the work of founding and maintaining a psychedelic non-profit, about how psychedelics helped Brett heal his mental illness, and how he is sharing his knowledge and excitement about these substances with his family.
When we are joined by Brett's stepson, we discuss peer pressure, what he sees as the ideal form of drug education, and why he is choosing to NOT do drugs.
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