As summertime starts, we are working on our T-shirt Capsule Collection we are presenting soon!
But now back to my guest today! Yes, it’s Hamilton Morris. He is an American journalist, documentarian, and scientific researcher. He is the creator and director of the television series “Hamilton's Pharmacopeia”, in which he investigates the chemistry, history, and cultural impact of various psychoactive drugs.
The show has been produced in various forms since 2009. Hamilton's Pharmacopeia began as a monthly column about psychoactive drugs written by Morris for Vice magazine. Now Hamilton is on the third season of his show, which was released on January 4, 2021. The show runs on Vice TV and YouTube.
Hamilton started to engage early into very personalized and you could say customized research of drugs and substances. He always had an interesting aura around him on camera, a mixture of a daring guinea pig and scientist. The episodes of his show had names, that made it clear, how non-judgmental and curious Hamilton was approaching psychedelic substance as his topic.
For example "The Story of the South African Quaalude", “Fish’n Trips”, “Wizard of DMT”, “A fugal fairytale or the “Synthetic Toad Venom Machine”.
At this point in his life as a psychedelic expert, Hamilton is moving now more and more towards psychedelic research, inspired by the great American biochemist Alexander Shulgin. So for the future, Morris has mainly the tweaking of molecules in mind, and that in the context of a university.
Hey! We are back on YouTube!
Hamilton and I talk about
Why we are developing a new idea of drugs and psychedelics as we speak
The meaning of molecules and the freedom of researching new molecules
The advantages to approaching psychedelics in a completely non-judgmental and undogmatic fashion
How the big questions in science are resolved by asking yourself little questions first
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We talk in two weeks!