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Here they are, all the episodes of The High Guide podcast hosted by April Pride.  The podcast episodes cover a variety of themes with a woman-first approach to the subjects (all men welcome as well!).  Psychedelic entheogen medicines such as Psychedelic Mushrooms, Cannabis/weed, and Ketamine are featured in various series/seasons of the podcast.  Additional episodes include a focus on psychedelic assisted therapy, progress towards decriminalization and political news updates, featured women working in various capacities in the industry, music and activities in the culture of psychedelics and journeying.

Explore the fascinating world of MDMA, and uncover the empathogen’s rich history, effects, and cultural impact. Listen to the experiences of an MDMA couples therapist and insight from the therapist of a long-time listener.
Discover the transformative journey of Stephanie Wang, CEO of KA!, as she shares insights on plant medicine, consciousness, and founding KA!. Explore the impact of Kanna, the essence of KA!’s mission, and Stephanie’s quest for a holistic, empathogenic approach. #PlantMedicine #ConsciousLiving
Let’s dive into the term “strain” in microbiology, cannabis, and mycology, and uncover genetic, environmental influences, and terminology debates in species subpopulations.
Explore the world of kanna, nature’s ancient “love drug,” in this episode featuring Stephanie Wang, CEO and founder of KA!. Learn about KA!’s 30-Day Kanna Microdose “Journey Into the Heart” group experience, centered around the transformational power of daily kanna with facilitation and activations. Discover the benefits of kanna, its potential to combat isolation, and how it’s being used for improved focus, creativity, and patience. Use code HIGHGUIDE for a 10% discount on KA!’s products.
Host April Pride engages in a conversation with David Drapkin, Director of Education & Training for Psychedelics Today, to review the report titled “The Emerging Psychedelic Workforce” released by Vital, a psychedelic facilitator training program. Gain a better understanding of how individuals trained in psychedelic-assisted therapy are incorporating their skills into various careers, the role of personal experiences in career choices, and the intention to serve diverse communities.
Dive into the world of psychedelic experiences as Natasha Lannerd of iconic edibles brand 1906 shares recent encounters with vaping DMT, a psychoactive molecule also found in ayahuasca. Explore the key to a profound journey: deep breathing to reach the ultimate BLAST OFF!
Join Paradigm Media Agency’s co-founders Lior Root and Sophia Trunzo as they unveil the 3 rules of the Paradigm Playbook in this episode. Gain insights into how cannabis and CBD brands are leveraging digital marketing for success. Learn best practices and strategies to digitally promote and market your CBD and cannabis brands.
Investigate the debate of CBD vs. THC for sleep in this episode. Gain insights into how cannabis compounds interact with the endocannabinoid system to influence sleep cycles. Discover strains promoting relaxation and sedation, explore CBD’s potential as a sleep aid, and hear real-life experiences to fine-tune your approach for better sleep.
Dive into the world of CBD, often referred to as “the cannabis that won’t induce a high.” Understand how CBD works within the body to alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, and manage stress. Explore firsthand accounts of individuals benefiting from CBD and learn about various CBD products and dosing strategies for optimal results.
Join us in this captivating episode as we explore the art of dosing shrooms. Learn about responsible dosing, creating a safe environment, deciphering characteristics of different psilocybin mushroom strains, and why post-trip integration is key to maximizing the benefits of your psychedelic experiences.
Embark on an enlightening journey to understand the enigmatic phenomenon of Penis Envy mushrooms. Explore its origins, debunk misconceptions, and gain insights into its complexity. Delve into discussions about gender and identity, challenge stereotypes, and hear personal stories that emphasize the importance of embracing uniqueness for a more inclusive world.
In this episode of the High Guide podcast, host April Pride discusses the beloved Golden Teacher mushroom. Learn about its historical and cultural use, its ease of cultivation, and its mild yet profound effects. Discover the visuals, enhanced colors, and personal growth it can promote, and get insights on dosing recommendations for beginners.
Join us as we delve into the fascinating world of identifying psychedelic mushrooms. Unlock the secrets behind these extraordinary fungi, demystify their identification, and unravel the profound experiences they can offer. Discover distinct visual cues and features for identifying psychedelic mushrooms, gain insights into their ecosystems, and learn the critical aspects of distinguishing them from non-psychedelic counterparts and potential toxic look-alikes. Explore the array of resources available for aspiring mushroom identifiers.
Delve into the world of microdosing cannabis, where small doses of this versatile plant are used to achieve subtle yet impactful effects on well-being and functionality. Explore the fundamentals of microdosing cannabis, its potential benefits (e.g., creativity, focus, reduced anxiety), and real-life experiences of individuals who have embraced this practice. Get actionable advice on starting your own microdosing journey, including dosing strategies, product selection, and important considerations.
Join us on a captivating journey as we deeply dive into the mesmerizing world of Psilocybe cubensis, a fascinating species of magic mushrooms. Explore the ancient cultural and spiritual significance of these mushrooms, their geographical distribution and habitats, and the various strains and varieties of Psilocybe cubensis spores. Dive into personal accounts facilitated by the right Psilocybe cubensis dosage, unraveling the secrets and nuances of these magical fungi.
Curious about the effects of LSD? Join us on a captivating journey as we explore the mind-altering revelations brought forth by this iconic psychedelic substance. Delve into the intricacies of LSD’s effects, from heightened perception to profound introspection. Learn about its physical effects, interactions with the brain, duration of effects, and the profound experiences it can induce.
Embark on a profound journey into the enigmatic realms of Ayahuasca vs. DMT, two powerful and transformative psychedelic substances. Dive deep into the differences and similarities between these mystical gateways, shedding light on their unique paths to expanded consciousness. Discover their historical roots, cultural practices, chemical structures, and personal stories of individuals who have undergone Ayahuasca ceremonies or DMT trips. Explore the significance of integration after a psychedelic experience.
Delve into the crucial elements of preparing for a psychedelic experience, focusing on the importance of the Setting in this insightful episode. Learn how to set intentions for a meaningful and safe psychedelic journey. Discover techniques for curating an optimal environment that ensures comfort and safety during the experience. Explore the significance of mindset and emotional state when preparing for a psychedelic journey and how the setting can enhance the overall experience.
Embark on a transformative journey into the groundbreaking realm of using psychedelics to heal trauma in this episode. Explore the ancient origins of psychedelics for trauma healing, backed by groundbreaking studies and brain science. Hear personal accounts from individuals who have experienced profound healing through psychedelic therapy. Uncover the potential of these powerful substances to address and heal deep-rooted trauma.
In the final episode of our series with guest Jennifer Chesak, author of “The Psilocybin Handbook for Women,” delve into the intricacies of sex, consent, and boundaries. Explore sensitive topics in a safe and informative space, addressing sexual abuse in some psychedelic communities and the nuances of consent while in an altered state. Learn effective communication of boundaries before ingesting psilocybin and other mind-altering modalities, emphasizing enthusiastic and ongoing agreement. Discover how increased knowledge about sexual health, consent, and boundaries can boost confidence, decision-making, and relationship fulfillment.
Join host April Pride in a heartfelt conversation with guest Jennifer Chesak, author of “The Psilocybin Handbook for Women,” as they explore motherhood and psilocybin. Gain a raw and authentic perspective on the highs and lows of motherhood. Dive into discussions about consent in intimate relationships, effective communication, personal boundaries, and their impact on well-being. Learn valuable insights for navigating challenging discussions around sex, consent, and boundaries with partners, ultimately fostering growth and understanding.
In this enlightening conversation with guest Jennifer Chesak, author of “The Psilocybin Handbook for Women,” delve into the world of psilocybin for women’s health and well-being. Explore the potential influence of cannabis and psilocybin on various hormonal systems, including the endocrine and reproductive systems. Uncover their role in addressing menstrual discomfort, hormonal imbalances, and aging, backed by the latest evidence-based research. Gain insights into women’s hormonal health relative to cannabis and psilocybin, distinguishing between scientific knowledge and speculation.
Host April Pride engages in a thought-provoking discussion with Steve Rolles, Senior Policy Analyst for Transform Drug Policy, recorded at the MAPS Psychedelic Conference. Gain unparalleled insights into the global policies that Steve has helped shape over 20+ years. Explore the significance of clearly labeled unit dosage, the potential speed of psilocybin regulations changing, the prevalence of recreational psychedelic use, and real-world case studies on the societal impact of legal magic mushrooms.
Join us as we report from the MAPS Psychedelic Science 2023 conference in Denver. Natasha Lannard and Susan Robb share valuable insights from the largest psychedelics conference ever held globally. Explore the latest scientific and medical updates in psychedelic medicine presented by researchers. Gain knowledge about key organizations that have been safely supporting psychonauts for decades and uncover the potency of the magic mushroom strain Enigma.
Dive into the realm of the Ghost mushroom, also known as “Ghost True Albino Golden Teacher,” a rare and powerful variety of Psilocybe cubensis. Discover its unique features, including caps with slight ripples along the edges and a distinctive metallic blue bruising when touched, indicative of its high potency. Explore the dose, duration, and intentions supported by this remarkable shroom strain while delving into Carl Jung’s concept of the shadow self and its connection to magic mushrooms.
Investigate the fascinating topic of whether magic mushrooms lose their potency over time with host April Pride’s Trip Report of Thrasher PE, a variety of the Penis Envy mushroom. Explore the reasons behind the potential loss of psilocybin mushroom potency and learn the best practices for storing magic mushrooms to retain their effectiveness. Distinguish between online reviews of shroom strains and personal Trip Reports while unraveling the mysteries of the shroom strain Thrasher PE.
Join us as we delve into the intriguing world of Blue Meanies mushrooms and how the presence of the color blue can influence the potency of your psychedelic experience. Discover two distinct Blue Meanies mushroom varieties, one consistently reported to be more potent than the other. Explore the relationship between cannabis and shades of blue to purple, and unravel the significance of mushroom oxidation blue for potency. Plus, gain insights into high-potency magic mushroom dosing.
Explore the Liberty Cap, referred to as “the world’s most widespread psilocybin mushroom.” These mushrooms have been identified in 18 different countries globally. Learn about their long, thin stems, golden, pointed caps, and their status as one of the most familiar psychoactive mushrooms. Gain insights into questions such as how many liberty caps you need, how many grams are appropriate for beginners, and tips on identifying Liberty Caps.
Uncover the intriguing history of the Albino Penis Envy (PE) psilocybin mushroom strain, renowned for its exceptional potency. Dive into the story behind these “penis mushrooms” and their reputation for being significantly stronger than other psilocybin-containing mushrooms. Learn about the potential risks and exercise caution when seeking Albino Penis Envy cubensis. Explore Seattle events where gifts and donations are accepted.
Explore the Ecuador strain, a classic variety of psilocybin mushrooms believed to have originated in the Andean region of Ecuador. Discover its distinctive appearance, including a short stem and broad, bell-shaped cap. Dive into the world of this sought-after strain, and gain insights into its history, the High Guide to Psilocybin Q&A in Seattle, magic mushroom whole fruit bodies, and Seattle’s decriminalized status.
Delve into the world of the Golden Teacher psilocybin mushroom variety, known for its moderate potency and ease of cultivation. This episode serves as an excellent introduction to this gentle yet profound entry point for psychonauts. Learn about the dose, duration, intentions supported by this shroom strain, and the defining physical characteristics of Golden Teachers.
Join host April Pride as she dives into the ongoing debate about whether it’s technically incorrect to refer to different types or varieties of magic mushrooms as “strains.” Discover the scientific meaning of the term “strain” and explore the factors influencing genetics and variations in psilocybin mushroom varieties. Gain insights into what properties make a variety unique and whether “strain” is the correct term for psilocybin mushroom diversity.
We discuss the role of integration work in reinforcing the neuroplasticity of ketamine, emphasizing its significance for effective psychedelic-assisted therapy and offering insights into best practices for post-treatment integration.
Dive into the importance of integration work in reinforcing the neuroplasticity created by ketamine. Hear from experts, including Wondermed Lead Clinician Lauren Swanson and Field Trip Health’s Seattle ketamine clinic director Dr. Bridget Carnahan, as they discuss the role of integration in psychedelic-assisted therapy. Discover practical post-treatment integration best practices, consistency, and its role in bringing intentionality to the psychedelic experience.
Gain a better understanding of treatable conditions and their impact on brain function. Explore the factors to consider when choosing between different types of ketamine-assisted therapy, such as potency, price, and integration protocols. Learn about various ketamine administrations and formulations, including IV, IM, sublingual, and nasal therapy clinics, along with insights into insurance options and cost.
Host April Pride shares her post-pandemic personal journey, highlighting her change of heart regarding ketamine-assisted therapy. Discover how ketamine treatments transformed her post-divorce depression and helped address daily cannabis dependency. Gain insights into the conditions ketamine successfully treats, its dissociative qualities, and the potential for abuse.
Delve into the African Transkei or SAT psilocybin strain with host April Pride. Gain insights into the potency, auditory and visual hallucinations, therapeutic dosing, and the origin of this rare African strain as April shares her personal trip report during a challenging period of her life.
Host April Pride opens up about her personal experience with depression and cannabis dependency, triggered by the dissolution of her marriage. Explore the symptoms of Cannabis Use Disorder, harm reduction tools, and the overlooked signs of high-functioning depression.
Dr. Bridget Carnahan, Medical Director of Field Trip Health Seattle ketamine clinic, shares her unique journey in psychedelic medicine. Discover how altered states of consciousness can empower women to build lives of beauty, address the fear of losing control during a trip, and explore the potential of psychedelics for women.
Learn about the profound impact of ketamine-assisted therapy on post-divorce depression in this episode. Featuring Dr. Bridget Carnahan and Lauren Swanson, explore how ketamine influences brain chemistry to treat depression and addiction. Discover different types of ketamine and resources for those considering ketamine treatment.
Dive into a replay of Field Tripping Episode #24, titled “The Hippies Were Right,” featuring host Ronan Levy, Dr. Julie Holland, MD, and Field Trip Ha’s Chief Psychologist Dr. Dominique Morisano. Explore the integration of biology, spirituality, and emotions in psychiatry, the stigmatization of the ‘soul’ in medicine, psychedelics’ potential to promote dishabituation, and the current psychedelic renaissance.
Join LA-based videographer Maria Prieto as she shares her psychedelic journey and explores the symbolism that unfolded during her altered state. High Guide Natasha Lannerd assists Maria in deciphering the meaning behind colors, shapes, and cultural references, enhancing our understanding of psychedelic experiences.
Meet the mesmerizing Haitian-American vocalist Lalin St Juste in this episode. Explore Haitian Vodou’s history, translating psychedelic insights into personal connections, and the emotional connection to stomach discomfort. Natasha Lannerd guides the journey with Sister Tripper Lalin St Juste.
This episode addresses sensitive topics such as sexual trauma and grief associated with pregnancy loss. Explore how psychedelic integration therapy can help heal trauma held in the body, manage PTSD, and provide healing for unexplained infertility and miscarriage. Natasha Lannerd serves as your High Guide in this episode.
Discover the importance of cultivating the witness in an altered state of consciousness. Learn how to replace judgment and shame with curiosity and compassion during your psychedelic journey. Natasha Lannerd, a breathwork facilitator, guides you along with Sister Trippers.
Delve into the concept of “Set & Setting” for your psychedelic experience. Learn how your physical environment, the presence of others, and creature comforts can profoundly impact your journey. Natasha Lannerd serves as your High Guide in this exploration.
Explore the significance of having a growth mindset for your psychedelic journey. Join breathwork facilitator Natasha Lannerd as she guides you through mental training, intention setting, and preparation for a transformative psychedelic experience.
Join Natasha Lannerd as your High Guide on a step-by-step journey to finding the right dosage for your magic mushroom trip. Explore how to legally find psilocybin mushrooms, understand the potency of strains like Golden Teacher and Albino Penis Envy, and discover recipes for tea and lemon tek shots with medicinal mushrooms.
Natasha Lannerd, Director of Business Development for 1906 cannabis edibles, shares her insights into psychedelic integration therapy with magic medicinal mushrooms. Learn how facilitators help individuals access their inner healer and wisdom for transformation.
Explore the concept of ego death, a temporary loss of attachment to one’s sense of self. Understand its significance in Jungian psychology, transformation, and enlightenment. Join Natasha Lannerd, a certified breathwork facilitator and psychedelic guide, on this journey.
Delve into psilocybin, the organic hallucinogenic compound found in magic mushrooms. Discover the different species of Psilocybe cubensis, their psychedelic effects, and gain insights into microdosing, intensifying your mushroom trip, and understanding the trip timeline.
Explore DMT, short for dimethyltryptamine, one of the most potent psychedelics known. Learn about its short duration, its role in ayahuasca ceremonies, and the profound experiences it offers, including distortions of time and space and communication with otherworldly beings.
Discover the highs and lows of MDMA, the love drug that elevates mood and induces empathy and compassion. Explore whether snorting molly is possible and gain insights into the world of ecstasy.
Dive into the differences between acid and LSD, and understand the drug effects of both substances. Explore the role LSD may have played in famous incidents of infamous madness.
Join a psychedelic audio journey with the intention to move away from toxic people and patterns that no longer serve you. Understand the symbolism of water in a trip, increase compassion, and learn to compassionately let go of what doesn’t serve you.
Discover how psychedelic therapy offers both a safe way to get high and a direct approach to addressing life’s challenges. Learn how to use insights gained during a journey to prepare for life’s inevitable ups and downs.
Explore Tim Held’s third psychedelic audio journey, entirely composed on a modular synthesizer. Dive into the experience of winding down from a psychedelic trip, using music as a soft landing to reconnect with yourself post-trip. Embrace the emotions that come with the come-down phase.
Explore the journey of Sister Tripper Meryl Montgomery, co-founder of BARBARI, with facilitator Liv Vasquez. Discover tips for preparing psychedelic mushrooms, the impact of mindset, dietary recommendations, and setting intentions for a transformative shroom experience.
Embrace the New Year with love and intention through The High Guide’s final psychedelic audio journey. Envision, write, feel, and manifest your desires during a ritualistic trip. Learn to love yourself and manifest a life beyond your wildest dreams.
Join Natasha Lannerd and Tim Held in addressing trauma while listening to GUIDE #4. Learn how music helps guests move through challenging times and how intentions around psychedelics evolve. Give yourself permission to get comfortable with discomfort and overcome collective pandemic trauma.
Explore trauma processing with GUIDE #4, a journey by audio creator Tim Held. Understand how psychedelics can help identify and soothe trauma, even beyond the influence of plant medicine. Dive into the impact of trauma on our bodies and how psychedelics reduce fear.
Join the exploration of psychedelic integration therapy with audio composer Andy Reichel, High Guide Natasha Lannerd, and psychonaut Colton Winger. Discover the importance of trust, set and setting, and how altered states of consciousness cultivate courage.
In JOURNEY #3 of Psyched Audio, explore how psychedelic experiences can enhance your decision-making skills. Composed by Andy Reichel, this journey focuses on trusting your gut, even when not under the influence, and delves into the significance of the color orange.
Meet Tim Held, the composer behind the audio for two best friends’ psilocybin journey. Learn about using psychedelics to spark playfulness, tripping with friends and family, and the experiences of two 20-something roommates on their first trip.
Join JOURNEY #2 as it taps into the fun and optimism of your inner child. Explore the playful intention of this audio experience designed for tripping with friends, and how your choice of companions shapes your psychedelic journey.
Explore the creative process behind JOURNEY #1 with Tom Butcher, co-founder of Patchwerks. Discover host April Pride’s chosen psychedelic, insights on dosage, and the audio composer behind The High Guide’s inaugural Psyched Audio episode.
Dive into the world of “Psyched Audio,” a series designed for a heightened psychedelic experience. Learn how audio can guide your trip, invite curiosity, ensure safety, and embrace the wandering mind.
Continue your preparation for a psychedelic journey with part two of our 10 tips countdown. Explore the transformative power of natural gifts, the health benefits of psychedelics, and their role in addressing anxiety and past trauma for a more peaceful and present life.
Get ready for a psychedelic journey with the first part of our 10 tips countdown. Discover the natural gifts that enhance your connection to yourself and the world, the positive effects of psychedelics on health and happiness, and their potential to address past trauma for a peaceful present.
Dive into the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) with Dr. Janice Knox and explore its vital role in human physiology. Learn about successful case studies of cancer treatment with cannabis therapy, the antiemetic properties of cannabis, and how the ECS maintains harmony within the body.
This is the snappy short paragraph that is SEO optimized which we will use for excerpts in the carousels.Discover the resilience and innovation of women-owned cannabis brands in a challenging industry. Hear from female founders across NYC, VA, OAK, and SEA as they discuss the community they represent and the role of cannabis in women’s culture.
Explore the hallucinogenic qualities of cannabis and its potential as a psychedelic. Gain insights into the science behind cannabis-induced hallucinations, the differences between cannabis and traditional psychedelics, and what happens when cannabis meets substances like psilocybin and LSD.
Tackle the world of cannabis edibles and how to avoid negative experiences. Discover dosing with cannabis gummies, top weed gummy brands, tips for avoiding overdose, and the impact of gummy production on your cannabis high.
Explore the Cali Sober lifestyle by diving into psilocybin dosing. Learn how microdosing and dosing with psychedelics can help reduce alcohol intake, get pro tips on dosing psilocybin mushrooms, and understand the importance of set and setting for a positive psychedelic experience.
Dive into the world of cannabis tourism as we explore the transformation of California’s Emerald Triangle into a connoisseur-grade weed vacation destination. Uncover the influence of terroir on cannabis, discover international destinations for weed enthusiasts, and why California is leading the way in weed tourism.
Delve into the concept of “Cali Sober” and how cannabis and plant medicine can redefine your relationship with sobriety. Discover the origin of the term, ways to reduce alcohol intake with plant medicine, modern definitions of sobriety, and why more women are adopting this lifestyle.
Get expert advice from well-traveled women in the cannabis scene on safely and discreetly traveling with your stash. Learn about the legality of traveling with weed, essential items for a portable OTG stash, packing tips, and navigating the nuances of traveling with cannabis.
Discover the world of cannabis-infused beverages where innovation meets social acceptance. Learn about onset, ingredients, and dosage specific to cannabis beverages. Explore how consumers are reducing alcohol intake with cannabis beverages, the benefits of these drinks in avoiding hangovers, and trustable beverage brands.
Delve into the world of dabbing with Elise McRoberts, CMO of Doc Greens. Explore options for your concentrate set-up, including accessories and proper equipment. Compare classic torch and rig setups to modernized smart rigs, choose the right glass or quartz banger, and learn best practices for your next dab session.
Explore the world of cannabis concentrates in time for the 7/10 celebration. Learn about the significance of July 10, the difference between various concentrates, and why Live Resin and Live Rosin matter. Weed through the confusing types and terms of cannabis concentrates.
To dab or not to dab? Demystify dabbing with Elise McRoberts, CMO of Doc Greens, in this episode. Learn about cannabis concentrates, innovative products making dabbing accessible, and dispelling common stereotypes and misconceptions surrounding cannabis concentrates.
Join a live Clubhouse recording featuring LGBTQ+ leaders in cannabis advocacy. Learn about the integral role the LGBTQ+ community played in cannabis legalization, specific advocates, and how cannabis helps address trauma in marginalized communities. Get insights into cannabis products supporting sexual health.
Explore the intersection of ADHD and cannabis, CBD, and psilocybin in this enlightening episode. Host April Pride shares her experience as an adult with ADHD, and guests discuss how cannabis and psychedelics are being used to manage ADHD symptoms. Discover the benefits of CBD and the challenges THC may pose for those with ADHD.
Explore Aster Farms CEO Julia Jacobson’s insights on cannabis sustainability and her groundbreaking Sustainability Report from Spring 2021. Dive into the environmental advantages of outdoor cannabis cultivation, comparisons with other agricultural industries, the ongoing battle for resources with the wine industry, and how consumers can contribute to a greener cannabis sector.
Explore the environmental impact of the US cannabis industry, its challenges, and solutions. Discover how legislation affects sustainability, women-owned brands making eco-conscious choices, and innovative practices to reduce waste, from packaging to growers and producers.

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