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Michael Pollan

During a long, debilitating illness doctors failed to diagnose, author Gabrielle Glancy had enough energy to save Facebook screenshots, but not enough to write.  The award-winning poet and nationally known college admissions expert later wove them into a book about her ordeal. I'm Already Disturbed Please Come In: Parasites, Social Media & Other Planetary Disturbances (A Memoir, of Sorts) critiques  Western medicine and social media, and examines love in sickness and in health.  Gabrielle Glancy is Eric Jansen's guest on Out in the Bay, 7pm Thursday, July 2.* Hear her read from her book and talk about the issues it raises.

Alia Malley

Author and Journalist Michael Pollan usually writes about food, often about your more garden variety mushrooms. But in a recent New Yorker article, he writes about the history and the resurgence of psychedelic mushrooms in medical research. Some doctors are now using their main ingredient to treat anxiety and depression in cancer patients, and also to help people overcome addiction. He sat down with Leah Rose from “The Upshot” podcast to talk about what he calls “The Trip Treatment."