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Episode from the podcastMind Body Health & Politics

Martin Goodman on Mind, Body, Health, and Politics

Released Tuesday, 17th August 2021
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This week I continue the series with my old friend, Dr. Martin H. Goodman.

Marty graduated from Harvard with a BA in biology in 1971, before receiving his MD from the University of California at San Diego.

He worked at the Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinic in the 1980s and volunteered taking care of people having "bad trips" at rock concerts under the auspices of their "rock medicine" section. Marty has been a life-long fighter for social justice, and is an advocate for educating the public in the scientific method, and using evidence-based reasoning when it comes to matters of medicine and science. He is also a mountaineer (often in remote desert regions), backpacker, river rafter, long-distance cyclist, and life-long environmentalist.

Marty is a self-described "iconoclast," who has rejected the politically correct tropes of both the "right" and of the "left". He first used LSD over 50 years ago. Always with a friend, and more often than not in an outdoors (often genuinely wilderness) environment.