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Worth The Fight Podcast

Mar 22, 2024

What if the story of our origins is rooted in lies? What if our accepted societal understanding of our past is wrong? Is it possible that much of our suffering is the result of living life from an erroneous playbook? No other sees more clearly the trappings of BS Inc. than Dr. Chris Ryan. He shares loads of real-talk about the dire challenges confronting our human family and inspires us with a hopeful vision of a future more aligned with our past. 


Chris Ryan PhD #104 Show Notes:

We Discuss;


-Imbalanced view of the cost of civilization [6:00]

-Dr. Ryan’s experiences with psychedelics and how they’ve informed his path [12:25]

-Caution about the intersection of psychedelics and commerce [17:30]

-Inspiration for writing “Civilized to Death”. Thomas Hobbes “Human life before the state, was solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short” Bullshit Inc. Lies. [19:20]

-Bonobos & Chimps: Our evolutionary roots [30:00]

-VET on Tangentially Speaking in 2017 [37:00]

-Oregon’s Psilocybin Initiative [40:00]

-Industrial Addiction Recovery Complex: Our erroneous viewpoint of addiction [46:20]


Helpful Resources:

“The Moral Animal” -Robert Wright

“Drug Use For Grown-Ups” Dr. Carl Hart 

“Fearvana” - Akshay Nanavati 


Matt & Ryan on Tangentially Speaking in 2017:

Connect with Dr. Chris Ryan and check out his pioneering work HERE

Tangentially Speaking 

“Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality”

“Civilized to Death: The Price of Progress” 


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