The Awakened Underground

The Awakened Underground

The Awakened Underground podcast is an investigative talk show that explores the ancient art of healing yourself with plant medicines and psychedelics. The Awakened Underground is a production of Cavalry Audio, in association with iHeart Radio, created and hosted by filmmaker and Psychedelic thought leader Cody Blue. © 2022 Cavalry Audio & iHeartPodcasts


December 12, 2022 7 min

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Deepak Chopra and Cody Blue discuss psychedelic medicines and the nature of consciousness in the season 1 finale (timestamp: 22:48). Guests Cole Crawford Millette and Shirley Wantland sit with Cody to discuss the steps one can take, should they feel called to try psychedelic medicines. And finally, David Grillot of the non-profit Thank You Plant Medicine shares the names of 3 retreat centers that he recommends. 

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May 27, 2022 110 min

Cody Blue's father, Dee Snider, sits down with his doctor and son, to discuss the benefits of working with psychedelic medicines.

In this episode Cody talks about healing the stigmas behind working with psychedelic plant medicines. Cody's brother Jesse shares the story of the confrontation he had with his father after taking mushrooms. Then, Cody and Dr. Abhinav Gautam sit down with Dee and discuss healing Dee's shoulder...

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May 18, 2022 126 min

Cody blue speaks with indigenous elders and Ariel Clark, the top psychedelic attorney in the world to discuss indigenous injustice and how to change the law around psychedelic medicines.

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Ariel Clark is an attorney, activist, and co-founder of Clark Howell LLP, a women-steered law firm focused on cannabis, hemp and psychedelics. After practicing law at California Indian Legal Services, she started her own firm in 2...

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May 10, 2022 131 min

Cody Blue explores the true nature of addiction, exploring both the scientific perspective and shamanic perspective of addiction. To learn more about how psychedelic medicines can help heal addiction, Cody interviews doctor Alan Davis, a Johns Hopkins professor, and a plant medicine shaman who healed his addiction with ibogaine, Warren Flesch.

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Dr. Alan K Davis is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at The Ohio S...

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Cody shares a teaching from the Grandmother Medicine about intergenerational traumas and masculine and feminine energies. Then Cody sits down with Lauren Taus to talk about intergenerational trauma, death, healing through the body, bringing Laurens father to the medicine, and more!

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Lauren Taus graduated summa cum laude from Barnard College at Columbia University in 2004 with a BA in Religion before continuing on t...

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April 26, 2022 95 min

Cody shares ayahuasca ceremony stories and discusses how workaholism can alienate us from what matters most: our friends, family and loved ones. Then Cody sits down for a conversation with Poonacha Machaiah. 

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Poonacha Machaiah is CEO at the Chopra Foundation, and co-founder & CEO of Seva.Love. Poonacha is a global thought leader with a unique knowledge and ability in combining both the wellbeing and technology...

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April 19, 2022 108 min

In episode 4, Cody sits down with Jesse Gould - a retired Army Ranger and president of Heroic Hearts Project. After serving three tours in Afghanistan, Jesse founded the Heroic Hearts Project to spearhead the acceptance and use of ayahuasca therapy as a means of addressing the current mental health crisis among veterans.

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Heroic Hearts Project (HHP) is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit that connects military veteran...

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April 12, 2022 119 min

In this episode Cody talks about how his documentary called Plants Vs. Pills transformed to become The Awakened Underground. Cody Also interviews Dr. Albert Garcia-Romeu from Johns Hopkins. 

Albert Garcia-Romeu, Ph.D. is a member of the Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences faculty at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a Guest Researcher at the National Institute on Drug Abuse Intramural Neuroimaging Research Branch. H...

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In episode 2, Cody talks with Dr. Brüss about the science of psychedelics. Dr. Nicholas Brüss is a Co-Founder at the Psychedelic Coalition for Health, a Co-Therapist at the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), and a a licensed psychotherapist in Los Angeles, specializing in integrative, ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP), and Internal Family Systems (IFS). He is also a therapist at the Los Angeles site f...

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March 29, 2022 105 min

Cody Blue shares his story of getting off of pharmaceuticals, then sits down with his father, Dee Snider and his family for a round table discussion about their struggle with pharmaceutical medications and their miraculous healing with psychedelic plant medicines.


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1:14 - Cody's story

19:22 - Discussion with the Snider family 


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