Anne Philippi is the founder of “The New Health Club”, a lifestyle platform for mental wellness and the new use of psychedelics as therapeutic tools. “The New Health Club” is creating narratives around modern ideas of healing and aims to bring new ideas of mental wellness and psychedelics into the world. Philippi worked as a writer for Conde Nast in Los Angeles and is a contributor at Frankfurter Allgemeine Quarterly.
the messengers of the psychedelic renaissance
Public perception played a huge role in psychedelics’ embryonic emergence until their prohibition in the 1960s. Today, a central factor in the re-emergence of psychedelics-based therapeutic and medicinal research remains the courtroom of public opinion. And for good reason: the cultural revolution of the 1960s was a watershed era that changed the course of the world, and psychedelics, for better or worse, were an inextricable ingredient of that shift.
More than ever, the media today shapes public opinion. From politics to culture to world events, journalistic publications sway the way people think and act — and ultimately, how governments legislate.
How is the media influencing the current wave of research-driven psychedelic reawakening, and how can it avoid widespread fixation on cultural stigmas of the past? Join us for a unique and engaging discussion with the real perceptual influencers of our day, where we’ll be flipping the track — this time, the media answer the questions.
Meet the Experts
Co-Founder and Managing Editor of DoubleBlind Magazine
Madison Margolin is Co-Founder and Managing Editor of DoubleBlind Magazine. Having written for Playboy Magazine, Rolling Stone, Nylon, VICE, LA Weekly, High Times, Tablet, and other outlets, her reporting is concentrated on psychedelics, cannabis, drug policy, and spirituality. A graduate of Columbia Journalism School and UC Berkeley, Madison has traveled everywhere from pot farms in the Emerald Triangle to the shores of the Ganges River and all over Israel-Palestine, exploring the role of entheogens in religion, mental health, and conflict resolution.
With more than five years’ experience covering both drugs and Jewish culture, she got her start in journalism with a column on cannabis at the Village Voice, after having lived in south Tel Aviv working with nonprofits that serve Eritrean refugees and LGBTQI+ asylum-seekers.
Author and founder of The Trip Report
Zach Haigney is a freelance Science and Business writer. He is the author and founder of The Trip Report, a newsletter offering insight, news, and analysis at the intersection of business, policy, and psychedelics. Zach is drawn to the emerging psychedelic ecosystem because restoring psychedelic experience into the culture is a watershed moment in human history. The Trip Report keeps readers informed by analyzing news within the context of the larger themes, forces, and history of psychedelic science, culture and practice.
Contributing Writer, Lucid News
Justin Hampton is a journalist and digital content creator who has written about drugs and culture for 27 years. Beginning his career as a freelancer for High Times, where he progressed from writing record reviews to interviewing former Mexican President Vicente Fox, the first time the magazine had spoken with a former head of state. In addition, Justin has also written for the Los Angeles Times, SPIN, Leafly, LA Weekly, VICE, Hustler, Surface and Magnet before returning to the journalism grind with Lucid News. He currently works as Digital Content Manager for Medicine Box Wellness