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#154 - Johann Hari On Lost Connections, Fighting Depression & Psychedelic Power

Johann Eduard Hari is a Swiss-British writer and journalist. He has written for a number of publications including The Independent (London) and The Huffington Post and has written books on the topic of the war on drugs, the monarchy, and depression.

Johann starts with a story about his niece then goes in depth on some of the topics found in his book. He talks about coping methods with depression, discusses the effect of psychedelics and later on, how humor forms powerful connections.

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Show Notes:

  • A story of Johann's niece. [13:01]
  • Johann on valium & the fear of death. [13:59]
  • The story of Benazir Bhutto. [16:25]
  • Death, the ego & selfishness. [0:18:04]
  • Tommy asks Johann about his bouts with depression. [23:15]
  • Ignoring the signals. [25:45]
  • Johann on the reactions to his book. [28:33]
  • Tommy shares his experience and realizations with his mental health. [30:01]
  • Meeting the underlying needs. [32:32]
  • Johann on junk values and how they affects us. [39:44]
  • Coping with more than just meds. [49:23]
  • "You're weak or you have a problem." [54:45]
  • Johann on research done on giving people psychedelics. [58:02]
  • Tommy on his first experience with mushrooms. [1:09:24]
  • Bad psychedelic trips & egos. [1:14:40]
  • Johann asks Tommy how his bad trip turned into a positive experience. [1:18:13]
  • Meditation & psychedelics. [1:20:52]
  • Loving kindness meditation. [1:23:17]
  • Johann on why he wrote his book. [1:28:52]
  • Finding bliss in solitude. [1:30:55]
  • Taking action vs. not taking action. [1:34:01]
  • Johann on the power of humor. [1:38:30]
  • What is Johann's biggest takeaway from writing his book. [1:43:47] 

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Your weekly podcast exploring fitness, adventure and life. Hosted By Bill Kerr and Tommy Ahern, AdventureFit Radio focuses on bringing you interesting interviews from all realms of fitness, adventure and life in general.