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Shelby Hartman (DoubleBlind): The Philosophy of Psychedelic Journalism

March 3, 2022

DoubleBlind is a leading media company and magazine that has teamed up with experts in the field to provide informative and educational news, courses, and webinars in the psychedelic space.

Where do you get your psychedelic news? DoubleBlind is a leading media company and magazine that has teamed up with experts in the field to provide informative and educational news, courses, and webinars in the psychedelic space. Today on the show we are speaking with DoubleBlind Co-Founder and CEO Shelby Hartman.

We begin our conversation with the inception of the magazine, the meaning behind the name and DoubleBlind’s most popular articles. Shelby shares how DoubleBlind runs as a business, through its courses, memberships, and webinars, as well as the ongoing challenges faced by psychedelic businesses on social media platforms. We close with the future of DoubleBlind magazine and the psychedelic community at large.

Shelby Hartman is the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of DoubleBlind Magazine. Her work has appeared in VICE, Quartz, the Huffington Post, and Rolling Stone, among others. After working in broadcast news production for CBS News, Shelby transitioned to magazine writing, working as an editor at Pasadena Magazine. She later worked as a columnist at LA Weekly and an editor at the cannabis media company, Herb.

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  • :01 The idea behind DoubleBlind Magazine
  • :09 Shelby’s intro to psychedelics and philosophies
  • :20 DoubleBlind’s audience, the reason behind the name, and top articles
  • :32 DoubleBlind Magazine as a business and challenges faced across digital platforms
  • :43 DoubleBlind’s membership, the future of the magazine, and the psychedelic community at large
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