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Drug Positive

Welcome to Drug Positive with DanceSafe founder Emanuel Sferios and co-host Tatiana Makovkin. We are the risk reduction and benefit enhancement podcast removing shame and stigma to save lives and end the drug war.

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Aug 30, 2018

In this special, live episode of Drug Positive, we hang out in the lobby of the famous Grauman's Chinese Theater after watching the world premiere of comedian Shane Mauss's documentary, Psychonautics. We interview Shane as well as a number of movie-goers and ask them about the most memorable psychedelic experiences.


Aug 21, 2018

How was MDMA invented? Who came up with the idea to add a methyl group to MDA, the "hug drug" of the 1960s?  Forget the irrelevant Merck patent of 1913. We found the person who "thought up" MDMA as a recreational drug. In 1975, on a hunch, Carl R. suggested to Sasha Shulgin that they methylate MDA. Later that Summer,...


Aug 16, 2018

You may think you know the history of MDMA, but in this conversation with historian Dr. Torsten Passie, we discover it's weirder than we thought. From the Rajneesh cult in Oregon to the hills of Tennessee to the home of Panama's former dictator, Manuel Noriega, the history of MDMA is full of surprises, as well as...


Aug 10, 2018

We do not have an overdose crisis. We have a poisoned drug supply. Fentanyl and its analogs are killing tens of thousands of Americans every year. Alarmingly and with ominous future implications, fentanyl-laced cocaine fatalities in Ohio are now outstripping fentanyl-laced herion fatalities. This trend began in 2016 but...


Aug 4, 2018

Every week, millions of people around the world re-create themselves with MDMA. They might take the drug and go out dancing, or they might stay at home and have intimate conversations with their spouse, or with a small group of friends. But either way, everyone who uses MDMA makes a determination that the potential...