Welcome back to The Trip Report Podcast, a production of Beckley Waves, a Psychedelic Venture Studio.
Greg and I chat pretty regularly, sometimes weekly, about the state of play in psychedelics, neurotech, investing, consciousness, and a rapidly changing world.
As an early-stage investor in frontier mental health and wellness technologies, Greg has a unique lens into what future approaches and landscapes might look like.
A recent focus in my writing has been the ‘emergent paradigms’ afoot that are nearing—or achieved—tipping points in their acceptance and application; in this conversation, Greg and I discuss a handful of these topics, including:
The Gut-Brain-Axis and the innovations afoot in diagnostics and precision pre & probiotics
Metabolic Health, its impact on mental health, and tools like the ketogenic diet
Neurotechnology and Brain-Computer Interface for diagnostics and therapeutics
We also discuss:
The origin story of PsyMed Ventures and the Business Trip Podcast
The pharmaceutical industrial complex
The relationship between academic research and commercialization and the archetype of the “Entrepreneurial Scientist.”
As well as many colorful tangents, digressions, and detours.
And now, I bring you my conversation with Greg Kubin.