Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Town Hall Seattle: Science Series

Town Hall’s Science series is dedicated to understanding the world around us. Whether we’re hearing from a legendary physicist or a UW graduate student, the Science series explores math, biology, chemistry, the environment, and so much more.

Don't miss our other series podcasts:


Mar 30, 2023

Is Seattle having a “Mushroom Moment?’”

As research into the therapeutic use of psychedelics increases, we are learning about how the many findings benefit seniors. This lively and informative panel includes Dr. Nathan Sackett, an addiction psychiatrist, and focuses on the intersection between substance use and psychiatric disorders; Jane Adams, Ph.D., journalist, coach, and psychologist whose writing about psychedelics has been published in Psychology TodayNext Avenue, and Post Alley; and Mike Moon, who offers an in-depth and informed point of view on legalities, microdosing, macrodosing, and the spectrum of psychedelics and plant medicines.

Nathan Sackett, MD, MS, RN is trained as an addiction psychiatrist, focusing on the intersection between substance use and psychiatric disorders. Clinically, he works primarily outpatient seeing a range of patients with primary psychiatric issues and substance use disorders. His research focuses on the use of psychedelics to treat substance use disorders with a particular interest in how psychedelics can augment the psychotherapeutic process and facilitate behavioral change.

Jane Adams is a writer, coach, and psychologist who has been reporting on how people and families respond to social change in twelve books and countless columns, essays, and articles since the earliest days of the Seattle Weekly, where she was a founding editor. Her current writing about psychedelics has been published in Psychology TodayNext Avenue, and Post Alley.

Mike Moon is an enthusiastic supporter of the responsible and intentional use of psychedelics for healing and personal growth. He helped launch the Decriminalize Nature movement in Seattle which led to the passage of Council Resolution 32021 (and some measure of progress towards sane and compassionate drug laws). A serious student of the topic, Mike offers an in-depth and informed perspective on legalities, microdosing, macrodosing, underground guides/sitters, the spectrum of psychedelics and plant medicines, ethics, for-profit psychedelic services, and harm reduction.

Presented by Town Hall Seattle and Northwest Center for Creative Aging.