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This podcast explores experiences and ideas from first responders, healthcare workers, and folks across many walks of life. These include unique perspectives on topics related to emergency medicine, mental health, addictions, health, well-being, and human behaviour. 

The primary goals are to translate this experience to the general public, while training harm reduction workers and first responders on the frontlines in our communities. It also serves as a platform to share updates and useful information on these and related topics. This podcast does not condone any illegal activity. It operates as a platform for education, harm reduction, social activism, and open dialogue for ideas.


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To suggest topics, guests or to reach the show, e-mail flightofthoughts.podcast@gmail.com or message me on Instagram.


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Dec 30, 2022

Wrapping up 2022 with a gem of an episode!  Carl Waggett, host of Canadian Shroomer, has 20 years experience as a firefighter and has become an advocate for psychedelic healing for first responders (and all who want to access it).  Carl takes us through his journey from first responder to psychedelic mentor.  We go over...


Nov 7, 2022

On this episode I discuss the paradigm shift towards non-police led community crisis teams responding to mental health calls in the city of Toronto.  I outline the multidisciplinary approch these teams use and how they can be more effective than police/EMS-led models, while simultaneously taking burden off of police and...


Aug 15, 2022

The show returns from a break to discuss managing dysregulation/dysfunction from burnout and how to intervene during the initial phases.  I talk about the burnout that I experienced recently that led to taking a stress leave from my regular job.  This goes into some of the systemic problems that make it difficult to...


Nov 28, 2021

This episode explores the bio-psycho-social (plus) nuances that go into traumatic experiences.  Luke Montgomery joins us to discuss his latest documentary that asks the questions: What is trauma?  What factors go into the vast responses human beings have to traumatic experiences?  As well as, how can we turn traumatic...


Sep 21, 2021

Charlie the Paramedic joins us again to talk with me about how he has been coping while working on the frontlines of this pandemic.  We also share some funny stories to lighten the mood. 

We discuss the complex misinformation and fear of loss of control that leads to vaccine hesitancy.  It is a normal human reaction to...