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32 minutes | Jun 23, 2022
Our British Podcast Awards Nomination Tape
Hello friends and dear listeners, Recently, we were urged by a couple of our British listeners and experienced audio producers in the podcasting space, to nominate our last season’s science documentary podcast on Psychedelics for the British Podcast awards. Without further adieu, here is the 30 minute tape we sent for the second stage of the nomination. SKRAPS is your podcast, where we on your behalf explores unsaid, underappreciated and sometimes, untold stories of sparks of brilliance in science, technology and innovation. Show Credits Created & Produced by: https://www.linkedin.com/in/arun11sridhar/ (Arun Sridhar) & https://www.linkedin.com/in/jojoplatt/ (JoJo Platt) Editing: Arun Sridhar Sound design: Arun Sridhar & Swaminathan ThiruGnanaSambandam Sound mixing and mastering: Swaminathan ThiruGnanaSambandam Social Media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastSkraps (@PodcastSkraps) LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/skrapspodcast (SKRAPS) https://twitter.com/skrappyscience (Arun's Twitter Feed) https://twitter.com/RockinRedSF (JoJo's Twitter Feed) You can help us fund the production costs by donating as little as $5 or £5 or in any currency of your choice as a one time or a recurring payment HERE
47 minutes | Jun 16, 2022
European Innovation Council & NeuroTechnology/MedTech funding
Funding for Bioelectronic Medicines does not come from traditional venture capital. It also comes from grant funding agencies. While the most well known grant funding bodies are NIH and DARPA in this area, there is also a renewed deeper interest in funding early research to develop products for clinical applications from the EU as well. So we invited, https://www.linkedin.com/in/eclaverol/ (Dr. Enrique Claverol-Tinture (Enric)), https://eic.ec.europa.eu/enric-claverol-tinture_en (Program Manager of the Medical Technologies Program) to talk about their most recent https://eic.ec.europa.eu/eic-funding-opportunities_en (EIC pathfinder and accelerator challenges )that they ran (https://eic.ec.europa.eu/news/european-innovation-council-award-eu145-million-achieve-breakthroughs-emerging-strategic-areas-2022-04-07_en (2021 Pathfinder challenge results here)). EIC is a new body and Enric has autonomy to propose new grant funding ideas for Medical Technologies (MedTech) and run funding cycles. He, inspired by the DARPA model can oversee a MedTech idea from conception to fruition. In this episode, we talk about: How the EIC interest in NeuroTech came to be? How does it operate? What did the last pool of successful applicants look like? How the proposals are evaluated? How does the project move from early feasibility to proof of concept to a clinical application? Trials and tribulations of establishing something from ground up. SKRAPS is your podcast, where we on your behalf explores unsaid, underappreciated and sometimes, untold stories of sparks of brilliance in science, technology and innovation. Show Credits Created & Produced by: https://www.linkedin.com/in/arun11sridhar/ (Arun Sridhar) & https://www.linkedin.com/in/jojoplatt/ (JoJo Platt) Editing: Arun Sridhar Sound design: Arun Sridhar & Swaminathan ThiruGnanaSambandam Sound mixing and mastering: Swaminathan ThiruGnanaSambandam Social Media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastSkraps (@PodcastSkraps) LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/skrapspodcast (SKRAPS) https://twitter.com/skrappyscience (Arun's Twitter Feed) https://twitter.com/RockinRedSF (JoJo's Twitter Feed) You can help us fund the production costs by donating as little as $5 or £5 or in any currency of your choice as a one time or a recurring payment HERE
78 minutes | May 29, 2022
Sleep Apnea: ft. Napoleon, Churchill, Brahms, Stalin & Queen Victoria
“Laugh and the world laughs with you. Snore and you sleep alone” is a famous quote from the author Anthony Burgess. Sleep Apnea affects 425 million adults over the age of 40. Yet, good treatments are unavailable. In this episode we address how Bioelectronic Medicines helps to alleviate the problem. Links as promised: https://www.inspiresleep.com/ (Inspire Medical) - the first hypoglossal nerve stimulation product on the market. Kingman Strohl’s https://youtu.be/SwRdnhVw5SQ (lecture) https://youtu.be/ZzhTbl9E7tA (A Ted Talk on Didgeridoo) SKRAPS is your podcast, where we on your behalf explores unsaid, underappreciated and sometimes, untold stories of sparks of brilliance in science, technology and innovation. Show Credits Created & Produced by: https://www.linkedin.com/in/arun11sridhar/ (Arun Sridhar) & https://www.linkedin.com/in/jojoplatt/ (JoJo Platt) Editing: Arun Sridhar Sound design: Arun Sridhar & Swaminathan ThiruGnanaSambandam Sound mixing and mastering: Swaminathan ThiruGnanaSambandam Social Media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastSkraps (@PodcastSkraps) LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/skrapspodcast (SKRAPS) https://twitter.com/skrappyscience (Arun's Twitter Feed) https://twitter.com/RockinRedSF (JoJo's Twitter Feed) You can help us fund the production costs by donating as little as $5 or £5 or in any currency of your choice as a one time or a recurring payment HERE
79 minutes | May 4, 2022
S4 E7: Investing (exclusively!!) in Bioelectronic Medicines
We are joined by https://www.linkedin.com/in/imraneba/ (Imran Eba) of GlaxoSmithKline's Bioelectronic Medicine fund - https://www.actionpotentialvc.com/ (Action Potential Venture Capital )to talk about investing in Bioelectronic Medicines. APV is the only fund that invests exclusively in bioelectronic medicines - and they've been here since the beginning. This leads to the ongoing question: what is and what is not a bioelectronic medicine (hear all three answers.) After we get through the personal grooming habits of the hosts and our guest as well as the obligatory cricket references (it's hard to put JoJo on her heels in professional sports parlance - but Arun and Imran manage to keep her quiet for a record time) we launch into a casual conversation about what's happening in neurotech investing. We talk about the trials and tribulations of how the world perceives Bioelectronic Medicines, what it should be, and what the reality is. Generously, Imran also shares with us some insights that every investigator, inventor, and investor should consider when preparing to raise funds in the field of neurotechnology, wait, no - BCIs, no -neuromodulation, gah - I mean... bioelectronic medicine. And if you are looking for the framework for Bioelectronic Medicine that we discuss, you can get it https://skrapspodcast.com/podcasts/bioelectronic-medicines-whats-in-a-name/ (here. ) Special thanks to our sound engineer, Mr. Swaminathan ThiruGnanaSambandam for his artsy work on audio mixing/mastering and sound design for this episode. Special thanks to our sponsors, https://www.cortec-neuro.com/ (CorTec Neuro) & https://www.cirtecmed.com/ (Cirtec Medical). Podchaser: 6xQc3dDQaIFab7JcLAab
61 minutes | Apr 20, 2022
S4 E6: Research Pioneers ft. Ian Burkhart & Benjamin Stecher
Most of us can pretty certainly say that we are alone within our heads. We may joke about inner voices, but what really happens when there genuinely is an external influence deep within a brain? The answer? In the case of two research pioneers, https://www.linkedin.com/in/ianburkhart/ (Ian Burkhart) and https://www.linkedin.com/in/benjamin-stecher-86706420/ (Benjamin Stecher), the answer is nothing short of a miracle. These two souls both underwent life altering surgeries - not just in terms of literally allowing a device to tap into their brains, but surgeries that would do for them what no pill, no prayer, and no person could do for them. Ian Burkhart was paralysed after a spinal cord injury endured while on holiday. What should have been a celebratory day at the beach, enjoyed, recorded, and then stored in his memory bank for future reflection ended in severe physical disability. Ian now serves as a Vice President of the North American Spinal Cord Consortium and is an advocate, speaker, and research pioneer. Benjamin Stecher was handed a diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease at the impossibly early age of 29. He should have been enjoying what many of us believe are the prime years of adulthood when, instead, he was trying desperately to hold on to a “normal” life. He scoured manuscripts, spoke to experts, tested pharmaceutical cocktails to curtail the progression of his disease. Benjamin is an author, advocate, and chair of the Rune Labs Patient Advisory Board. Both of these lionhearted men decided to do what few have done - they have invited a device to take up residence in their respective brains. Listen in to hear the first hand accounts of the what, why, and how they have gone to such lengths. We’ll share with you their stories and their triumphs, and certainly their challenges along the way. At the end of this tale, you will know that both are superhuman, but not for the reasons you may think. You’ll hear about their journeys that have turned them into authors and advocates, and above all, men of science. Learn more about Ian Burkhart through the https://www.ianburkhartfoundation.org/ (Ian Burkhart Foundation) and read Benjamin’s book, “https://www.amazon.co.uk/Brain-Fables-Neurodegenerative-Diseases-Blueprint-ebook/dp/B088T85GMF (Brain Fables)”. Special thanks to our sponsors, https://www.cortec-neuro.com (CorTec Neuro) & https://www.cirtecmed.com (Cirtec Medical). Research & Interviews: JoJo Platt Script: Arun Sridhar Editing: Arun Sridhar Sound design: Arun Sridhar & Swaminathan ThiruGnanaSambandam Audio engineering/mastering: Swaminathan ThiruGnanaSambandam
59 minutes | Mar 18, 2022
S4 E5: The Killing
PUT YOUR HEADPHONES ON! What does a 4 cm long and 25g in weight crustacean have to teach us about Bioelectronic Medicine and human health? And what does its feeding habits have to tell us about how we deal with tumours? Well, there is more than what meets the eye! If we reveal more than this, we are breaking the plot to you and making your life easy. So, it is time to do the hard yards and go on this underwater exploration first, before we figure out a new frontier for Ultrasound modulation of nerve tumours (in this case - glioblastoma). We cover https://www.linkedin.com/in/vijay-agarwal-a33595227/ (Dr. Vijay Agarwal )and his company - https://www.alpheusmedical.com/ (Alpheus Medical) for what they are dreaming of, having been inspired by this seemingly innocuous crustacean that has links to World War II, submarines, symbiotic relationships and sonodynamic therapy? Can Alpheus Medical help treat cancer? There is only way to find out. But first, listen to this journey! Our deepest thanks to https://www.cortec-neuro.com/ (CorTec Neuro) and http://cirtecmed.com/ (CirTec Medical) for their kind help in bringing these episodes to you. Useful links: Our website: https://www.skrapspodcast.com/ (www.skrapspodcast.com) Donation Page: https://www.skrapspodcast.com/donate (www.skrapspodcast.com/donate) Our https://www.linkedin.com/company/skrapspodcast/ (LinkedIn) Our https://mobile.twitter.com/podcastskraps (Twitter)
73 minutes | Mar 6, 2022
S4 E4: The Ultrasounds of Silence
The saying, as grotesque as it might be, goes "there's more than one way to skin a cat." In our case, there's more than one way to stimulate a nerve and we've gathered some experts leading the charge (pun very much intended.) Gather around the fire, bring some marshmallows and listen in as we chat with https://soniclab.umn.edu/ (Hubert Lim) of the University of Minnesota, https://www.ge.com/research/people/chris-puleo (Christopher Puleo) of GE Research, and https://shapirolab.caltech.edu/ (Mikhail Shapiro )of CalTech about the power and the fury of ultrasound. There are two things that are guaranteed with this group - you will laugh and you will learn something. So, please forgive our indulgences as we dig into the when, the why, and the how this unlikely team came to be and all that they've accomplished so far. To kick off the laugh track, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVPCe8Y5EnM (Hubert) and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZ_AU1wpGxA (Mikhail) were kind enough to share some wicked awesome dance moves from each of their respective labs. The Solid Gold Dancers have been put on notice. Our deepest thanks to https://www.cortec-neuro.com/ (CorTec Neuro) and http://cirtecmed.com/ (CirTec Medical) for their kind help in bringing these episodes to you. Useful links: Our website: https://www.skrapspodcast.com (www.skrapspodcast.com) Donation Page: https://www.skrapspodcast.com/donate (www.skrapspodcast.com/donate) Our https://www.linkedin.com/company/skrapspodcast/ (LinkedIn) Our https://mobile.twitter.com/podcastskraps (Twitter)
56 minutes | Feb 18, 2022
S4 E3: Basic Bench - Bedside Considerations For Bioelectronic Medicines
Have you ever wondered what decisions go behind deciding if a pharmaceutical is to be administered either orally or intravenously or via inhalation. Who decides that? Well, the short answer is that it is decided based on a tested pharmaceutical developmental framework that has stood the test of time. First, it is determined by a clinical need, then by what the drug does to the body (pharmacodynamics) and what the body does to the drug (pharmacokinetics) married with other commercial question. Now, if we flip it to Bioelectronic Medicines, we have realized that the field does not have an established framework that is available for everyone to discuss. So we sought to establish that via this episode. We are joined by https://www.linkedin.com/in/pikov (Dr. Victor Pikov), who unpicks these crucial questions, as it pertains to Bioelectronic Medicines. We discuss all the crucial questions that needs to be discussed and considered. Special thanks to https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauraneuro (Laura Szklarski) for providing us with a great testimonial and some key actions for you to consider. Our deepest thanks to https://www.cortec-neuro.com/ (CorTec Neuro) and http://cirtecmed.com/ (CirTec Medical) for their kind help in bringing these episodes to you. SKRAPS will always remain free, but production of SKRAPS is not. We appreciate kind, recurring donations to help produce such content. You can find more information https://skrapspodcast.com/donate/ (HERE).
64 minutes | Feb 8, 2022
S4 E2 Depression Rx: The Tale of SAINT Magnus
Join Arun & JoJo as they go behind the wall of the science that underpins new treatments for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). While MDD is the leading cause of both personal and societal disability, there are still inadequate treatment options. But the advent of two very areas are bringing hope! The first area is psychedelic assisted psychotherapy that we covered in our psychedelic series - Episode 7 and Episode 8. And second, more exciting and frankly a profound option is the use of the language that the brain uses to communicate and turn that into a treatment. In this episode, we are joined by two wonderful individuals - https://profiles.stanford.edu/nolan-williams;jsessionid=3F5339774B4725517E0E3FFE69B16F43.cap-su-capappprd99 (Dr. Nolan Williams), Asst Professor at Stanford University and https://www.linkedin.com/in/wingeier (Dr. Brett Wingeier). Nolan is both a psychiatrist and a neurologist and with an impressive training. He takes and compresses (quite literally) all the learnings from https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15748841/ (deep brain stimulation) and Transcranial Magnetic stimulation into developing a bespoke theta burst stimulation, and identifying it for a distinct patient population for its first adaptation - in hospital, psychiatric emergency. Brett Wingeier, the CEO of https://www.magnusmed.com/about/ (Magnus Medical) is spearheading the development and commercialisation of the https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32252538/ (SAINT (Stanford Accelerated Intelligent Neuromodulation Trial) )technology via his company, Magnus Medical. In fact, based on the results of their https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34711062/ (most recent trial), Magnus Medical was offered a breakthrough device designation by FDA. Join us as we uncover the science of this wonderful field and how Bioelectronic medicine is moving from movement disorders like Parkinson’s disease to positively impacting mental health. This is something that you will hopefully not get anywhere else in one piece.
44 minutes | Jan 27, 2022
S4 BONUS: NIH's NeuroMod Prize: A Good Idea?
The https://www.neuromodprize.com/judging-criteria/ (NIH's Neuromodulation Prize) was announced on Jan 17, 2002. The $9.8 million dollar prize pot will be awarded over three phases. So we did an interview for https://twitter.com/ladanwisdom?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor (Ladan Jiracek) & https://neuralimplantpodcast.com/ (Neural Implant Podcast) around this prize, purely because Arun has experience in working as part of the team that did the https://www.gsk.com/en-gb/media/press-releases/gsk-announces-1-million-innovation-prize-for-bioelectronics-research/ (GSK Innovation Prize). If anyone has not listened to Ladan's podcast and if you work in the area of #NeuroTech, you should definitely catch up with his interviews. Hope this cross-promo gives you the motivation to check out his podcast. In fact, this prize is modelled on the GSK Innovation Prize, for which Arun wrote the https://www.gsk.com/media/2755/bioelectronics-million-dollar-challenge-success-criteria.pdf (success criteria) for. In fact, Arun spoke to Luminary Labs to provide his feedback as he does now after he was approached last year, based on his experience with the GSK Innovation Prize. More information on his points can be found https://www.linkedin.com/posts/arun11sridhar_neuromodprize-nihabrsparc-neuromodulation-activity-6889315350261858305-MGGa (HERE). Arun offers his frank comments and how this prize is not an optimal way to fund what NIH SPARC should be doing best, which is to unlock new targets for neuromodulation and bioelectronic medicine. He doesn't just stop with the criticism of the field but also provides critical gaps in the SPARC program and what they should have and should probably fund. This is constructive criticism and appraisal of the area and should not viewed as a controversy. Listen to our discussion with Ladan and make up your mind. Feel free to engage with us on https://twitter.com/PodcastSkraps (Twitter) or https://www.linkedin.com/company/skrapspodcast/about/?viewAsMember=true (LinkedIn) Arun can be reached on twitter https://twitter.com/skrappyscience (HERE).
29 minutes | Jan 19, 2022
S4 E1: What in the world is a Bioelectronic Medicine?
What in the world is a Bioelectronic Medicine? As promised, link to schema below 👇🏻👇🏻 Link to Schema on Bioelectronics Medicines Framework: https://skrapspodcast.com/podcasts/bioelectronic-medicines-whats-in-a-name/ (here) SKRAPS will remain free, but the production is not. If you would like to help us, please visit https://www.skrapspodcast.com/donate (here.) Episode Description: “Tis but thy name that is my enemy; Thou art thyself, though not a Montague. What’s Montague? It is not hand, nor foot, Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part Belonging to a man. O, be some other name! What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet; So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call’d, Retain that dear perfection which he owes Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name, And for that name which is no part of thee Take all myself. For those of us in the field, we know conceptually what bioelectronic medicine is, but we’ve also spent a few years trying to clearly define it as it pertains to the larger fields of #neurotechnology and #neuromodulation. We all have an opinion. A theory. A thought. But in the end, which matters more? What we call it or what it is? In our Bioelectronic Medicine Series, we will endeavour to build consensus around a definition for Bioelectronic Medicine while digging into the history, opportunities, and future. We’ll start today with some background and an overview that will allow new listeners and people outside of the field to join us for another amazing Skraps journey. So, as Tim Dennison (Prof, University of Oxford and former head of engineering at Medtronic) is fond of saying (while toasting with an appropriate pint of suds) “Here’s to neuromodulation, in all of its forms.” If you are thinking of supporting us, please visit https://www.skrapspodcast.com/donate (here). Recordings were mixed and mastered by Swaminathan Thirugnanasambandam. The content was created by Arun Sridhar & JoJo Platt and the episode was edited by Arun Sridhar.
8 minutes | Jan 11, 2022
Season 4 Trailer - SKRAPS: Bioelectronic Medicines
What is a Bioelectronic Medicine? How many of us really even know what it is and understand it? This trailer serves as a primer to the season dedicated to Bioelectronic Medicines where our hosts go behind the veil to explore the idea of how medicines that get on your nerves are made.
66 minutes | Dec 31, 2021
Adieu 2021: PsychedeRx Series Sound Design - Part Deux
As promised last month, here is part 2 of the story of sound design for the PsychedeRx series - a documentary exploring the therapeutic potential of psychedelics. This series in its entirety can be accessed here using this LINK and PODCAST PLAYER of your choice. The transcripts of every episode is located at our website: www.psychederx.com Remember to rate us on Spotify and subscribe to our newsletter HERE Visit our website: www.skrapspodcast.com for all historical episodes and we look forward to connecting with you in 2022 with even more exciting topics. To support us, please visit: www.skrapspodcast.com/donate Arun & JoJo.
63 minutes | Dec 7, 2021
The Art & Science of Science Communications with Jim Cavuoto
We talked before about the different ways to make a career in science. We've had people from finance, and entrepreneurs driving the start-up world. We've even had a scientific illustrator. There's one area of science and technology that we're covering for the first time today - this one is near and dear to our hearts because it's something that we at Skraps hope to achieve - and that's effective scientific communications. Jim Cavuoto has been reporting on the field of neurotechnology for over 20 years. Neurotech Reports is the go-to source for industry news, institutional highlights, conference updates, original research and reporting, and more. Jim's a little bit like our very own Walter Cronkite. Today, you'll get to hear the unlikely origin story of Neurotech Reports and the related conferences that Jim has built. He'll do some serious name dropping - including folks like Warren Grill, Tom Mortimer, Hunter Peckham, Ted Maiman, and even Forrest Gump. We'll also hear about Jim's newest venture, the BioElectRx Business Report - working to bridge the gap between pharma and the neuro device worlds. And that's the way it is.
40 minutes | Nov 24, 2021
The story of PsychedeRx series' sound design
Recently, one of our loyal listeners sent a very kind message. It was extremely appreciate of our PsychedeRx series and asked a key question about how we went about doing the music as they referred to. That's when I realized that what I had taken as a necessary and mandatory part of our podcast was appreciated by the listener. It was a very pleasant evening and I ended up smiling the whole evening. I was urged by the listener to put out our thought process so that more people can appreciate our efforts. This is an effort to provide that background. Our twitter ID: https://twitter.com/PodcastSkraps Our LinkedIn page: Click Here Host Twitter Pages: Arun (click here) and JoJo (click here)
65 minutes | Nov 16, 2021
Rerun: Why has the War on Drugs not worked? Lessons from Undercover Policing
This re-run was triggered by a news article of a horrible event in Ecuador where a prison riot killed 68 people. Such type of events are becoming increasingly commonplace due to organised crime. The rioters and instigators must be dealt with appropriately to control the violence, but beyomnd that where does that leave us? We can take one stance, which is drugs are bad and all drug dealers must be banned, drug consumers must be victimised and jailed for their infractions of law. While this view is probably justified, it doesn't help solve the drug problem. Why? Because, decades of pursuing the bad guys and prohibiting the drugs has not helped eradicate the problem. In fact, it has made it worse says our guest, Neil Woods. Neil is someone who after two and half decades of being an undercover cop, is trying to go to the root cause of the problem and is arguing for evidence based drug policy. In fact, before you make a judgement, Neil's comments will make both conservatives and libertarians happy. Not because, it is political but because he advises following the evidence and ensuring adequate regulations are in place to help people rather than pool all resources behind policing.
72 minutes | Oct 29, 2021
Rerun: Analytical Chemistry & Climate Change with Dr. Amanda Grannas
It's the climate change summit week. So in preparation for everyone, we wanted to re-run this crucial episode that we hope everyone gets to listen to. She gives a personal viewpoint as a scientist, coming from a coal-mining family and being the first graduate in her family to going on to be the Vice-Provost and Chief Research Officer of Villanova University. Dr. Amanda Grannas leads us a fantastic journey of her experiences as an analytical chemist and how analytical chemistry is a topic that most people don't think but still is such an important part of our life. It surrounds us yet we know so little about it. She re-lives some of the most personal journey of how climate change affects all of us and gives a very passionate defense of "why we must save our planet"? Finally, she closes by how her experiences shapes her leadership both in the lab as a "vial labeller" and her current life as the "Chief Research Officer" of Villanova (via the VISIBLE program). DISCLAIMER: Our sound quality in our early days was not as good as it is now, so with that caveat, we present the episode to you. Amanda's Twitter ID: @AmandaGrannas Her lab homepage: http://agrannas.clasit.org/
47 minutes | Oct 26, 2021
Chillies, Spices, Food and TR(i)Ps w/ Krish Ashok
It's the start of Season 4 of SKRAPS. So first, credit where it is due, thanks so much for the support! Have you ever wondered where the food you eat comes from? No, we do not talk about your carbon footprint or the location of the farm Food and flavour evokes a strong sense of nostalgia, likes and dislikes in our mind so much so that a particular flavour you smell, taste, love, dislike can evoke a have a strong feeling or a bittersweet memory, or a sweet aftertaste or even have disgust for. Well, that's what we are here to talk about. We are joined by a fantastic food science geek to talk about the flavours of food and the science of cooking. Krish Ashok is the author of Masala Lab. His book is a revelation but more importantly, while we touch on some key aspects of his motivation to write the book, the bulk of the episode is devoted to history of spices, what it means to cook, how to cook spices, what it gives, the relationship to what it means to have your mouth being on fire and many more nuggets. You will also hear about his fantastic anecdotes of spice history. We are very grateful to Ashok for joining us and sharing such interesting nuggets and it definitely is a breezy listen. Ashok also has a fantastic Instagram page where we routinely posts some cool factoids about food, the world around us and food science. The two clubs that Ashok hosts rooms on clubhouse is located here: Masala trail with Nandita Iyer Salem Junction with Sidin Vadukut
40 minutes | Oct 8, 2021
What's a trip really like?
If you’ve listened to the PsychedRx series, or ever contemplated experiencing psychedelics, you’ve probably asked yourself what a trip is really like. Well, I’d very much like to tell you what it’s like, but it’s much like trying to describe an exact shade of purple velvet. It’s deep, rich, bright, dark, it changes as the light shifts. When you touch it, everything changes. It’s different in the morning than it is at night. It’s simultaneously warm and cool, comforting and challenging, but it’s something you can’t fully appreciate or describe without seeing it in person. For additional exploration and examination, we’ve engaged a first-rate scientist and psychonaut of sorts to help us understand, as best we can… With that, we’d like to thank Juan for sharing his experiences and perspectives with us. We’d also like to thank all of our participants for their time, dedication, talent, and insights. Finally, we’d like to thank each of you for taking this journey with us. Hazzah!
23 minutes | Oct 6, 2021
Peeling the Onion: Nobel Prize 2021 announcement in Medicine & Physiology
October 4, 2021 marked the announcement of the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine to Dr. David Julius and Dr. Ardem Parpoutian. This episode goes behind the relevance of their findings and why it is such an important moment for a field that brings together biology, physics, chemistry and medicine. Key Reviews to dig into: TRP channels: Click here Piezo channels: Click here
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