Cover Story

Cover Story

An investigative series from New York magazine. Season One: Power Trip. Psychedelic therapy is going mainstream. But are we overlooking a pattern of deception and abuse among some of the movement’s leaders? And it’s not just in the psychedelic underground. In the second half of the series, we investigate some of the above ground institutions working to legalize psychedelic therapy. Cover Story, Season One: Power Trip, returns March 1st. From New York magazine and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

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November 10, 2021 1 min

Mind. Body. Control. Uncover the dark truth in Power Trip, the first season of Cover Story, a new investigative series from New York Magazine. Hosted by iO Tillett Wright.

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After years of experimenting with drugs, Lily discovers the psychedelic underground. It’s a world of shamans and guides - people illegally practicing psychedelic therapy to treat trauma. Their secret mission is make this treatment more widely available in order to “promote the evolution of humankind.” But what will they overlook to get there?


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December 7, 2021 39 min

Lily visits the Ecuadorian Amazon to work on a project when something terrible happens to her. She barely escapes and makes it home alive. But it’s what happens next that really sets the course of her life. Meanwhile, the psychedelic renaissance is really starting to take off.


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Power Trip is co-created, produced and reported by David Nickles and Lily Kay Ross.

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December 14, 2021 52 min

We cross through the portal to the underground where “Susan” goes through the training to become a psychedelic therapist. Her mentor Eyal crosses way too many boundaries. (Is he the wolf?). And we finally meet Francoise Bourzat, honey-voiced trainer of trainers.


In an earlier version of episode 3, we misidentified Eyal Goren as a “licensed therapist.” He became a licensed therapist in the State of California in November of 2019. Whe...

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December 21, 2021 38 min

We go to the source - a Mexican psychotherapist named Salvador Roquet, who is known as a “master of bad trips.” It starts to dawn on “Susan” that the problem is not her one rogue mentor. What if boundary crossing is baked into the psychedelic guide training, and implicates Francoise Bourzat and her husband Aharon Grossbard?


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December 28, 2021 54 min

Stories of transgressions multiply. Psychedelic therapists are meddling in marriages, dating their clients, and worse. Francoise Bourzat herself tells us what she thinks is going on, and how her psychedelic community has handled complaints in the past.


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Cover Story is a production of New York magazine.

Power Trip is co-created, produced and reported by David Nickles and Lily Kay Ross.

Hosted and produced by iO Tillett Wright.

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Cover Story is coming back March 1st! In Part II, we move from the psychedelic underground to the above ground—the world of labs and clinical trials and accredited institutions.

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March 1, 2022 59 min

We talk to participants in the most advanced clinical trials on MDMA as a treatment for trauma. On paper, they are success stories. In reality they are a mess. And one of them was put in a terrible bind by her trial therapists.


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Power trip is co-created, produced and reported by David Nickles and Lily Kay Ross.

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March 8, 2022 63 min

Meaghan gets a hold of the clinical trial data and she and Dave and Lily pull it apart. Why are the studies so small? What actually happens in the black box of therapy? Why can't the trial participants find their actual experience reflected anywhere in the published data? We look to MAPS for answers.


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March 15, 2022 52 min

Since the publication of Michael Pollan’s bestseller, How to Change Your Mind, more people than ever have gotten comfortable trying psychedelics. And a few of them have died. We look into two cases and ask, who’s responsible for warning people about the dangers? And we explore one important motivation for keeping quiet about them: money.


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March 22, 2022 53 min

So. Should YOU do psychedelic therapy? In the last episode of Power Trip, we get a lot of different answers to this question. Plus, we catch up with some of the people we met throughout this season who fight like hell to get people and institutions to acknowledge what happened to them. And make it less likely to happen to YOU.


In an earlier version of episode 9, we stated that as part of an agreement Meaghan Buisson signed with MAPS...

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