Retail theft on the rise, Psilocybin treatment subject of studies

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Psilocybe cubensis, a species of psilocybin mushroom.
Psilocybe cubensis, a species of psilocybin mushroom. Mädi/Creative Commons

Retail theft is a nearly $100 billion problem and rising, according to the National Retail Federation. We ask an academic in the United Kingdom why. UW-Madison researchers share why they’re hopeful psilocybin can reduce dependency on some addictive drugs.

Featured in this Show

  • Self-checkout theft

    Executives at major retailers like Walmart, Walgreens, and Target have voiced concerns about the escalation of retail theft. The National Retail Federation estimates it’s a nearly $100 billion problem. We dive into the issue through an academic lens.

  • UW researchers hopeful new study shows psilocybin as treatment for opioid addiction

    Researchers from the UW–Madison Transdisciplinary Center for Research in Psychoactive Substances are hopeful psilocybin can reduce dependency on addictive drugs like opioids and methamphetamine. The center director shares information on two active studies that are in preliminary stages.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Mackenzie Krumme Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Adrian Beck Guest
  • Paul Hutson Guest

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