In this episode I tell you the strange history of the drug LSD, from it’s origins involving a deadly fungus that may have caused a bizarre dancing plague in 1518, all the way up until the CIA began experimenting with it in their top secret program known as Project MK-Ultra. Did the CIA really murder one of its own scientists? And how does the man’s death tie into a bizarre outbreak of mass hallucinations in a tiny French village.

Notes:

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie/

https://www.timesofisrael.com/was-scientist-frank-olsons-death-an-lsd-induced-suicide-or-cia-cover-up/

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/12/errol-morris-wormwood-netflix-interview

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-10996838

http://www.botany.hawaii.edu/faculty/wong/BOT135/LECT12.HTM

Music:

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/

Chris Zabriskie, I Need to Start Writing Things Down, John Stockton Slow Drag, There’s Probably No Time, Undercover Vampire Policeman, I Am a Man Who Will Fight For Your Honor

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie/

https://www.history.com/news/what-was-the-dancing-plague-of-1518

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