Open your mind and get ready to go deeper!
There’s been a resurgence of psychedelic research in academic circles and in the media. More and more people are discovering the healing and creative benefits that come from psychedelics.
That has been the calling card of Psychedelic Today since its inception in 2009. Founded by Kyle Miller, MS, and Joe Moore, they have dedicated themselves to helping people reach their full potential and have more fulfilling lives through a greater understanding of psychedelics.
Through the use of training and education programs, research and resources, as well as live events, a blog, and of course, their podcast, they continue to expand their reach by making it their mission to bring more awareness to the many benefits of psychedelics on improving people’s lives.
A near-death snowboarding experience when he was a teenager ignited Kyle’s quest for more answers about life and death. He went on to earn his B.A. in Transpersonal Psychology, where he studied the healing potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness by exploring shamanism, plant medicine, Holotropic Breathwork, and the roots/benefits of psychedelic psychotherapy.
He completed his M.S. in clinical mental health counseling, with an emphasis in somatic psychology, and his clinical background involved working with at-risk teenagers in crisis, and with individuals experiencing early-episode psychosis.
His co-founder, Joe Moore started exploring psychedelics after being inspired by the work of transpersonal psychology founder, Dr. Stanislav Grof while he was a philosophy student at Plymouth University, studying in-depth Grof’s Holotropic breathwork method.
He went on to facilitate breathwork workshops throughout New England and founded Evolver Boston in 2008, a holistic group promoting ecologically friendly yogic and shamanic lifestyles and organized the Ayahuascan Monologues in 2011, a non-profit organization where various speakers gather to talk on the uses, benefits, pitfalls, and mysteries of the Ayahuasca, a sacred Amazonian brew which leads to an altered level of consciousness.
He’s also a board member of the nonprofit ‘Psychedelic Club’ which has chapters across the United States.
When asked what was the inspiration for starting the Psychedelic Today podcast, Joe explained, “Psychedelics are now being researched at top universities in the US and internationally, UCLA, UC Berkley, UCSD, NYU, Hopkins, Imperial College London and many more.”
“The world of psychedelics is wildly interesting and it’s even possible to get educated now on the topic, even though we can’t yet prescribe classical psychedelics yet. We want to provide a way for clinical persons to get training now on psychedelics and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, so that we can move quickly to help people with PTSD and treatment-resistant depression at a larger scale when these substances become legal to prescribe.
Kyle and I knew that we wanted to bring psychedelics back into the mainstream. A podcast was the perfect avenue to be able to do that.”
And bring it back into the mainstream they have. With over 100K followers on social media outlets, Kyle and Joe have quickly become an authority on psychedelics and their momentum is only getting stronger.
The duo produces a two-episode per week podcast with an interview styled show on Tuesdays where they bring on thought leaders within the psychedelic community, then host a news, updates, and current events themed show on Fridays.
Averaging around 3-6K downloads per episode and over 1.3M total downloads since its start, it’s safe to say that psychedelics are continuing to garner significant interest with Kyle and Joe’s commitment to producing quality content to listeners that’s paying off in a big way.
“We talk about important subjects, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously, which I think is why listeners appreciate and connect with us and make the podcast accessible to anybody who is interested and open to learning more about psychedelics,” explains Kyle.
“We’re hearing stories from listeners who have used psychedelics to get healed from depression and other ailments after being introduced to breathwork and connecting with the community from the podcast, and it’s been very encouraging,” adds Joe.
“We attract all types of people from millennials to baby boomers who are all impacted by the personal stories and experiences that our guests share on the show; stories they can relate to their own lives and with a willingness to listen with an open mind”
Kyle and Joe use Patreon to ask for support from listeners as well as offer paid sponsorship opportunities and paid advertising on social media outlets. They also offer a wide array of online courses, consulting sessions, books, and research materials, as well as swag in their online shop.
Using Fusebox’s sticky player functionality they are able to showcase the podcast on every major page of their website and they use the track player to showcase individual episodes, show notes, and relevant quotes to effectively display the full breadth of their growing catalog.
When asked about what drew them to Fusebox, Joe credited Pat Flynn’s as his biggest influence.
“Pat Flynn made a compelling argument. It was foolish that I waited as long as I did to finally go ahead and purchase a Fusebox subscription. I’m a big advocate for it now. Every podcast should have it. The built-in email capture is phenomenal.”
As they look towards the future with even more organizations in this field of study starting to emerge, Kyle and Joe have set their sets on growing beyond the podcast.
“We plan to be much more than a podcast in 2 years,” explains Joe.
“Our hope is to have 3 episodes a week for the podcast and to expand our offerings even further into online and in-person education, retreats, and much more.”
Future guests on the podcast include Brian Muraresku who was recently on The Joe Rogan Experience, discussing psychedelics being used in the ancient world, and possibly in early Christianity, as well as potential interviews with other CEOs who are working hard to bring psychedelics into the world.
For more information on Psychedelic Today and to listen to the latest episodes, visit https://psychedelicstoday.com/podcast/