#34: MDMA and social change - Squirrel News

#34: MDMA and social change

Rachel Nuwer

Can psychedelics like MDMA drive positive social change? Journalist Rachel Nuwer wrote a book on “MDMA and the Quest for Connection in a Fractured World”, and in one chapter she describes how taking the drug in a scientific study seems to have helped a former white nationalist leader change his extremist beliefs. In this episode, Rachel explains how this could be possible, how MDMA could have similar effects on others and where the limits are.

Hosts: Ed Crasnick, Jonathan Widder. Editing: Leon Wolf

Photo: Gil Gonzalez