Trippin’ on Truffles

Published on November 7th, 2012

This is a travel piece about Amsterdam’s banning of psychedelic mushrooms in 2008 and the resulting rise of a new industry offering truffles inoculated with psilocybin.

Meeting with the affable and opportunistic “Truffle Brothers,” this HAMILTON’S PHARMACOPEIA episode traces the recent history of magic mushrooms in the Netherlands, questions the dubious claims that lead to their banning – including the murder of a dog with a pair of kitchen shears – and illustrates the entrepreneurial tuck-and-roll that finds former mushroom marketers emerging as truffle traders.

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To read a hilarious truffle trip diary, visit the original link.

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About Joe Nolan

Joe Nolan is a critic, columnist, singer/songwriter and sometime NPR contributor. He can be heard every week on SittingNow's CCN podcast. Joe thinks coffee is a sacrament. Joe thinks surreal is the new black.

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