PODCAST #016 Brooke Burgstahler: seeing the totality of all things
Psychedelic Diaries episode summary:
We talk with Brooke Burgstahler — host of the Budding Mind podcast, and Double Blind's "How to Grow Mushrooms" course — about a permission slip for the soul, a world with legalized cannabis & magic mushrooms, and letting go of "human projections of fear."
Brooke discusses launching a podcast, removing the illusion of "good VS bad," and life-elevating experiences with magic mushrooms.
— NUGGET AND A NOODLE: celebrities endorsing psychedelics; a "420" for magic mushrooms (0:36)
— Deciding to teach people how to grow magic mushrooms (3:13)
— What does it feel like to microdose (8:45)
— A world with legalization of psychedelics and cannabis (13:24)
— Psychedelics supercharging her career (18:58)
— "Infinity laughing fit" and the "good VS bad" paradox (22:37)
— SOUL SEARCH: Brooke's 1 question for God (30:44)
Brooke Burgstahler is a writer, producer, host, and actress in television, online media, and film.
A specialist in high quality educational and entertaining content she calls “edutainment,” Brooke is the star of BigMike + Advanced Nutrients’ show World of Weed which she develops, produces, and hosts daily.
An in-demand creator in cannabis, Brooke scours for stories and conceptualizes unique topics to explore, covering everything from pop culture to politics, history, hot new brands, celebrity interviews, and progress in social justice reform.
On the acting side, Brooke’s appeared on MTV (Greatest Party Story Ever), ABC (General Hospital, Black-ish), TBS (TBS Shorts), AMC (Mad Men), the Oxygen Network (Speak For The Dead), Covergirl, and more. In cannabis media she’s the creative visionary behind numerous campaigns with several premiere media outlets.
In 2018, Brooke was awarded a Golden Telly for her Docu-Series Prisoners of Prohibition produced for Merry Jane Media. To date, Brooke’s online content has reached millions of viewers. Brooke is also a 500 hour certified yoga instructor and holds a Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism and Bachelor of Arts in Theater from The University of Miami.
Brooke’s cannabis and wellness startup Budding Mind is designed to expand the mind and heart through the exploration of plant medicine, alternative healing, science, and spirituality.
The multi-channel online platform features podcasts, video, long form education content and e-commerce for Brooke’s favorite products and brands.
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