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Interviewing Michael Pollan, June 2018

Hi, I’m Mike.

I wear many hats, including

event producer and show host,
connector and community builder.

My work has spanned areas ranging from

travel to
psychedelic science and drug policy to

If you are interested to collaborate, send me a brief pitch at mike@mikemargolies.net

Here are some of my projects:


I’m the Founder of Psychedelic Seminars, a conversation-focused event series deepening awareness of the benefits, risks, and complexities of psychedelics.

I started the project in 2015 after returning to my home city of Baltimore to build community for open and honest conversations about psychedelics — because that was what I needed.

I now operate primarily out of the San Francisco Bay Area and livestream globally.

I’m Co-Founder of CryptoPsychedelic, an event series bringing together leaders in blockchain and psychedelic science.


I’m former Co-Director of Psymposia, a platform for rethinking drugs through live events and online media.

I co-founded Psymposia Magazine, a free online resource for investigative journalism, personal stories, and deep conversation series.


Through my psychedelic community work in Baltimore, I seeded the Baltimore Psychedelic Society.

I’ve helped spark and mentor similar Psychedelic Societies around the world from Washington DC to San Francisco to Portugal.

I also helped start the Global Psychedelic Network to connect them.

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20141120 - Before and After

After dropping out of corporate America in 2013, I spent 15 months backpacking and living in India and Southeast Asia.

While on the road, I created and hosted Walking the Earth Podcast, interviewing a diverse array of backpackers and expats about their unconventional lives and experiences.

In a former life…

I used to be a good model citizen.

I received a BS from the University of Maryland in chemical engineering, summa cum laude. I worked as a chemical engineer for ExxonMobil for 5 years.

. . . And then I did ayahuasca.

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