Episode 89: Ayelet Waldman on how Microdosing with LSD Changed Her Life


This episode is sure to have you rethinking all you know about LSD and drugs in general. In her memoir, A Really Good Day – How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life, Ayelet Waldman reveals what happened when she followed through with microdosing herself with LSD for a month to help combat her depression. Our conversation go to many places including using MDMA as marriage therapy, the state of the justice system, and more.

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Ayelet Waldman is the author of the novel Love and Treasure, Red Hook Road, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, and Daughter’s Keeper, the Mommy-Track series, as well as the essay collection Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace. She was a Federal public defender and taught a course on the legal implications of the War on Drugs at the UC Berkeley Law School.

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