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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?


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.

Senior producers are Marianne McCune and Whitney Jones. Also produced by Tarkor Zehn and Liza Yeager.

Executive producer and editor is Hanna Rosin.

Sound design and scoring by Mike Cruz, Brandon McFarland, and Sharif Youssef, who also engineered the show.

Cover Story’s Theme music by Santigold.

More Music by Lynx DeMuth and John Ellis.

Fact-checking by Britina Cheng and Ted Hart.

Crystal Finn is the voice of Susan.

Special thanks to legal minds Elissa Cohen and Samantha Mason. Also to Gaby Grossman.

Power Trip is also produced with Psymposia, a non-profit watchdog group. For a deeper dive into some of these issues visit

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