What is strychnine, and why do people seem to believe that it is in so many different plants and drugs? Has that ever been true? If so, why, when, and where?

And why do so many people want to believe that strychnine causes symptoms that it does not?

Keeper Trout takes us on a fun spin through the wacky world of drug deceptions and long-standing beliefs, both real and imaginary, in hopes of setting some rumours to rest while entertaining, and possibly illuminating, listeners in the process. The reality is even stranger than the popular fiction that it has created.


Keeper Trout is an author and archivist living in Northern California.  Trout has published 11 books and numerous articles; mostly on psychedelic plants and drugs. He has also been a presenter at numerous conferences and festivals.  Keeper Trout has been working to digitize Sasha Shulgin’s archives since late in 2015 and in that process has been collaborating with Transform Press and Erowid to bring this material to the public. Trout is also presently serving as Acting President of the Cactus Conservation Institute and is engaged with several writing and editing projects for that organization. His material can be found online at troutsnotes.com.

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