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Michael Pollan (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]

Michael Pollan (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]

Ticketing Information



Friday July 19, 2019 - 7:30 PM


Melbourne Town Hall
90-120 Swanston Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000


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Rebecca White & Benji Hoopmann

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About the Show

EVENT: Michael Pollan


For years, Michael Pollan’s books have changed minds.

Pollan’s books, like The Botany of Desire, The Omnivore’s Dilemmaand In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto – and Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation, the latter now also a successful Netflix series – have strongly influenced contemporary ideas about agriculture, nature, nutrition and ethics. He’s sparked debates on genetically modified organisms, and even on the definition of ‘food’ … and he’s done it with charm, imagination and gusto, bringing serious scientific heft and optimism to all his work.Pollan’s latest investigation is more explicitly concerned than ever with changing minds. This time, he’s turned his attention to psychedelic drugs; their history and their potential. Pollan wants us to look beyond the myriad misconceptions and clichés to understand the groundbreaking new science around hallucinogens. In How To Change Your Mind, he discovers how they can help us learn more about human consciousness – as well as the benefits they may offer in the treatment of many illnesses.

A reviewer for the New York Times wrote that ‘[Pollan] makes losing your mind sound like the sanest thing a person could do’. Join this icon of science journalism, in conversation with Christine Kenneally, as he discusses his most personal work yet.