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  1. Solving Opioid Abuse: Bike Lanes to Fix Back Pains with Bedford Williamson | SFM E87 Adam Braus & Scot Maupin 40:00

Ever found yourself questioning the quirky blend of senses known as synesthesia or wondering how a simple car accident could spiral into an opioid addiction? We've roped in Bedford Williamson, a cherished voice on our show for the third time, to tease apart these intricate topics with us. Our lively banter soon gives way to a deep dive into how our daily commutes and healthcare decisions could be inadvertently fueling a public health crisis. We're pulling back the curtain on the opaque links between transportation, chronic pain, and the surge in opioid dependencies, urging a fresh perspective on the roles we play in this complex issue.

The asphalt battlefield of cars versus bikes takes center stage as we probe the radical notion of car bans and accident illegality. We dissect the cultural phenomena like Critical Mass and the friction between cyclists and drivers, musing over a future where bike lanes rule the roads. Our conversation steers us through the implications of a car-centric lifestyle, connecting the dots to the opioid epidemic, and pedaling the idea that perhaps the remedy lies not on four wheels, but two. Join us as we navigate the thorny discussions around infrastructure and the health of our communities, proposing transformational shifts that could pave the way to a healthier society.

Wrapping up this journey, we cross oceans to compare drug policies from Portugal's groundbreaking stance to Oregon's recent teething problems with decriminalization. The complex tapestry of healthcare support services, our penchant for quick fixes, and the American healthcare system's love affair with immediate, aggressive interventions come under scrutiny. From philosophical musings to personal survival stories, like emerging from the ashes of a house fire, we're connecting personal trials with societal challenges, wrapping up a conversation filled with insights that promise to linger in your thoughts. Listen in; it's an episode brimming with revelations that could very well reshape the contours of our society.

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Adam: @ajbrausbraus@hey.com
Scot: @scotmaupin

adambraus.com (Link to Adam's projects and books)
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Thanks to Jonah Burns for the SFM music.

Adam Braus Author, Blogger, Podcaster

Adam Braus is a polymath professor and professional in San Francisco. He has built many companies and non-profits and currently building a new college called Elton College. He is a lover of big ideas and new solutions.