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The Social Exchange



Jul 15, 2019

Community Medical Services (CMS) is the Nation's first medication-assisted-treatment (MAT) clinic with 24/7 availability. Today's guest, John Koch, works is the CMS Community Impact Manager. John tells Zach a deeply personal story about developing-- and later overcoming-- an opioid addiction; how/ he began working at...

Jun 26, 2019

Dr. Peter Grinspoon is a physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and teaches at Harvard Medical School. He is an expert in addiction medicine and cannabis respectively. Peter is also the author of the book Free Refills: A Doctor Confronts His Addiction, which is a memoirs detailing his experience with opiate...

Jun 19, 2019

Johann Hari is a British Journalist and two-time NYT Best-Selling Author! His two books, Chasing The Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs and Lost Connections: Why You're Depressed and How to Find Hope form the basis of today's conversation. Zach and Johann talk about what it means to overcome adversity....

May 28, 2019

David Pizarro is a Psychology Professor at Cornell University. He is also co host (with Tamler Sommers) of "Very Bad Wizards"-- one of our favorite podcasts! 

In this episode, David and Zach discussed moral judgement and decision-making (from personal decisions to widespread policies). They also explored mental...

May 14, 2019


Zach speaks with Mark Scheeren. Mark is an addiction expert. He is the coauthor (with Steven Slate and Michelle Dunbar) of "The Freedom Model For Addictions" and the founder of The Freedom Model Retreats. He is also founder of The Baldwin Research Institute. 

Today we talk about the utility as well...