#337: Hamilton Morris on Better Living Through Chemistry: Psychedelics, Smart Drugs, and More
Hamilton Morris (TW: @hamiltonmorris, IG: @hamiltonmorris) is a writer, documentarian, and scientific researcher who currently studies the chemistry and pharmacology of tryptamines at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.
His writing has been featured in Harper’s Magazine, Playboy, and Vice, and he is the creator of the television series Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia, which recently completed its second season, and it is absolutely one of my favorite series of the last five years.
Hamilton is exceptionally good at explaining complex subjects simply and making science sexy, as you’ll discover in this episode.
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