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A podcast capturing the stories of scientific brilliance. For a long time, science podcasts have been about DrySci (“Dry science”). It relates topics at too high a level or too generalistic. We aim to change that by bringing the stories of the people, their motivations and specifically the struggles and glories of stories past that will seek to reinvigorate, rejuvenate and respect the minds before the results. This podcast is an effort to soothe that incurable itch in your brain. We ask ques ...
 
The Maskell Podcasting Network is an uncensored podcast network produced by Jordan Maskell, a journalist, producer and podcast host from Vanessa, Ontario, Canada. Maskell holds an advanced diploma in Print and Broadcast Journalism from Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario and is passionate about media. Conceived in early 2012, the original idea of the podcast network was to have raw conversations with friends and interesting people about important issues, current events and themselves. Recurr ...
 
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Over the ten episodes in this series, it’s clear that we are enthusiastic about the future of psychedelic medicines. There are so many potential applications for responsible, physician-assisted therapies that it almost seems as though psychedelics are a silver bullet, or a little black dress - perfect for any occasion and applicable to myriad disea…
 
New molecules, new IP, new opportunities. How can investors be induced to support the massive, but necessary funds required to support the important and carefully regulated research necessary to bring psychedelic therapies to market. Not to be crass, but if something isn’t going to bring a profit, it’s unlikely to receive much funding, regardless o…
 
Mushrooms changed the world in the 20th century, some say. Others say, psychedelics are older than humankind. But instead of synthesising molecules and providing it people in a clandestine manner, what if, proper systematic drug discovery and development was done to make psychedelics better? In this penultimate episode of PsychedeRx, we explore a f…
 
Zeus gave Sisyphus the eternal punishment of forever rolling a boulder up a hill in the depths of Hades for his crimes of being a trickster and twice cheating death. “Then I witnessed the torture of Sisyphus, as he wrestled with a huge rock with both hands. Bracing himself and thrusting with hands and feet he pushed the boulder uphill to the top. B…
 
JoJo and I do a fortnightly (bi-weekly) newshour session on all things Neurotech spanning the academic and industry updates. This week we covered a few updates. Most important of all, it is the first women led chairing of Gordon Research Seminar Series as an add-on for Neuroelectronic Interfaces GRC. One of the co-chairs, Nikki Pelot joined us to g…
 
Mike Jay is a renowned cultural historian and author of 4 fine books. We recently invited Mike to join us on our SKRAPS club session on Clubhouse app. We were also joined by Krish Ashok on the stage. Krish is the author of Masala Lab, a book on the science of Indian cooking. Mike's website: www.mikejay.net Find us on ClubHouse…
 
A cast will help a broken bone to heal, a tourniquet will help to stop the bleeding in a limb, an aspirin will alleviate a headache, time (and ice cream) will help to heal a broken heart. But how do you heal a broken mind? Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is but one of the psychiatric indications with inadequate, frequently ineffective treatme…
 
We discuss previously underappreciated personal stories of how the Psychedelic Renaissance was sparked since 1971. Description: 1971 was the year when drug prohibition came into force. Did we tell you the story of how the tables were turned against the prohibition of drugs? Or did we tell you the hurdles that were needed to be overcome. Well, that'…
 
If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Help ‘Em You can’t fight fire with fire. Or can you? You can’t treat addiction with drugs. Or can you? You can’t bandage bruises to a brain. Or can you? You can never expect a cop to have compassion and fight the system. Or can you? There are so many dichotomies when it comes to life and how we think it should be lived. We’re…
 
Conclusion: War on Drugs is wrong, unethical and impacts society in a bad way. There is no data to suggest it has worked. In case you missed it, here are some golden nuggets to justify why the war on drugs has been a failure. We are joined by Dr. Julia Buxton, Dr. Jo Neill and Dr. Alex Belser of Cybin Inc for some candid Q&A on this policy. In addi…
 
Tomorrow, it is the 50th anniversary of the war on drugs. But we know the evidence collected since has shown that prohibition has only increased the problems. Join us for a session with experts for a live Q&A on Twitter Spaces. How do you get access to Twitter Spaces session: Join Twitter, Follow Arun, JoJo and SKRAPS. You will see a purple logo at…
 
We’ve spent some time already on the definition of psychedelic - and we’ll spend more time before this series is over. But, Skraps is a podcast whose roots are run deep in the sciences, we couldn’t ignore the topic of the basic pharmacology of psychedelics. This episode is a primer for citizen scientists and holds some intriguing information for th…
 
“Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of men? The Shadow knows!” But seriously - who knows? And are the men evil? Or is it their hearts? Or is it the means that they employ? Can their cause serve as cover? Can there be righteous justification for some of the horrendous things done in the name of self-preservation? In the short gap between World W…
 
Drug discovery doesn’t happen in a vacuum. So much of the world’s geopolitical activities affect what happens both inside and outside of the lab. Lysergic Acid Diethylamide was such a curious drug that there were seemingly no limits to how and when it would be tested. Episode three of PsychedeRx kicks off with an LSD-laden military training exercis…
 
Peyote crosses the border and causes a riot. Drug companies want their taste, and psychedelics reach the social elite. What could possibly go wrong? In episode two of PsychedeRx, Peyote comes north to the good old US of A. And it’s not just for religious ceremonies anymore, either. Spanish conquistadors and European explorers, seeking to dominate t…
 
Where were you on June 18, 1971? Did you know that was when Richard Nixon, the United Nations, and other world leaders changed the course of popular culture, scientific experimentation, and mind exploration for the next five decades? Did you know that substances that have the potential to change the way we treat myriad diseases and conditions - one…
 
After almost 40 episodes of a project that Arun apparently had little faith in, we're going to take a look back at some of our favorite episodes, some hints of what's coming up next, and what celebrity researcher intimidates JoJo the most. After this episode, we're going to take a week or two sabbatical in order to wrap up our big project. In the m…
 
Daniel Powell and Navid Khodaparast are getting on peoples' nerves. No, really. They're disrupting everything you know, or think you know, about opioid use disorders and tackling the hardest part of helping people break free of the vice grip of addiction - acute withdrawal. Spark Biomedical has developed two systems to help alleviate the worst symp…
 
Join us for an invigorating chat with Dr. Howard Levin. Howard is an MD and together with his friend and professional colleague, Mark Gelfand has created some of the landmark medical device companies in cardiology. Between them, they have created 10 companies via their incubator, Coridea and are inventor-founders of Ardian, Cibiem, Respicardia and …
 
There's not much in this life that the COVID-19 Pandemic hasn't changed, and that includes the 20th anniversary of the IEEE's Neural Engineering Conference (NER). NER began under the leadership of Professor Metin Akay as a way for members of the nascent field of neural engineering to gather, share ideas, share research, and yes, share a beer or two…
 
Join us for part 2 of the coverage on what it means to be and feels like a fellow in the Cleveland NeuroDesign Innovation Fellowship Program run collaboratively by the Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic. Here we are joined by the inaugural cohort comprising: Efstathios Kondylis, Swarna Solanki, Patrick Smith and Nick Couturier wit…
 
It is not often that we get to cover and you get to hear the story of an innovation design program. This is part 1 of the chat on Cleveland Neurodesign Innovation Fellowship Program with Andy Cornwell of Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic and the faculty at the program. Part 2 will follow in relatively short notice tomorrow! L…
 
What is the difference between intelligence and wisdom and why should you care? Dr. Robert Sternberg introduces us to his theories of adaptive intelligence and his triangular theory of love. He provides insights as to how our society misdirects and prioritizes our focus on exactly the traits that lead us down untenable social and political paths. H…
 
There is a Vietnamese proverb that reads "Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet." Theo and Stavros Zanos are perhaps one of the best personifications of this notion. They are independent, they accomplish vastly different things, yet they are perfectly paired and, at the end of the day, part of the same system. So, grab an espresso fro…
 
We try to capture myriad voices on Skraps, but this one is legendary. Truly. If you don't trust us, we have a few testimonials to prove it. Dr. Robert Hamlin is a DVM and Professor Emeritus at The Ohio State University (please don't get Arun started on his Buckeyes) and he knows more about the heart (animals and humans) than any single person has a…
 
TK Kozai is an Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh. You can check out his prolific research publications here, but don't miss out on the story behind the investigator as we take on the peer-review process, lab culture and contracts (get that heart rate up!), being an outsider to both of your own cultures, sleep and…
 
"Two Virginians and an immigrant walk into a room "Diametrically opposed Foes "They emerge with a compromise Having open doors that were previously closed Bros "The immigrant emerges with unprecedented financial power A system he can shape however he wants The Virginians emerge with the nation's capital And here's the pièce de résistance "No one el…
 
Arun and JoJo have a candid chat with Anil Achyuta - a founding member of TDK Ventures and recently ranked as #2 of the Global Corporate Venturing's Rising Stars of 2021- and yes, you'll get to hear how he feels about that. You'll also get to hear about what's in a name? To some folks, an awful lot - to others, not so much. Have a listen and find o…
 
How exactly do you get your foot in the door in digital health? I had a hunch you'd be asking that. And so did Carolyn Casterton, engineer, business person, and founder of Healthtech Hunches - a resource dedicated to learning and sharing about life in the digital health careers. Casterton worked her way through the bigs (Edwards Lifesciences, Bosto…
 
Join us as we talk to Professor Lynne Carpenter-Boggs about the new trends in final remains disposal - human composting (or more tactfully called Natural Organic Reduction). If you've tried to live a life of sustainability, why stop there? Why not let your final act of earthly love be 1.4 tons less carbon than cremation or burial? Sound crazy? It i…
 
Have you ever wondered or seen someone and thought they could be a psychopath or have psychopathic tendencies? What if you found out if you really had the all the attributes of being a psychopath? Does it make you question everything you have experienced and have been trhough wondering what if you had flipped and why you hadn't flipped yet? This is…
 
Join Dr. Hubert Lim for a fantastic virtual fire-side chat where he talks about how his love for biomedical engineering starts off with wanting to understand music preferences a.la Napster, then branching to auditory implants, invasive and non-invasive neuromodulation. We talk about his fantastic journey into figuring out a treatment for Tinnitus v…
 
It's true. You can run but you cannot hide. Such is the power behind Alissa's SARS-CoV-2 illustration. As a wannabe vet and an artist who took up medical illustrations as a career, Alissa's career has surely been an unusual one. She has mastered the art of pushing beauty and uncovering of sense of awe and fear into people's minds with her illustrat…
 
Have you ever realized that a neuro-surgeon could be faced with an interesting conundrum? The very patient that gave him consent might ask him to stop doing what he is doing when he is inserting an electrode to treat depression. Does the surgeon do what the patient says on table or does he work off the informed consent form that the patient signed?…
 
Kostas Kostarelos and Carolina Aguilar join us in this fantastic hour where they narrate to us, their personal experiences with Graphene and why it provides a novel way to interface with the brain and other parts of the nervous system. It is an interesting journey from liposomal drug delivery to looking carbon nanotubes to graphene in Kostas' case.…
 
This is one fantastic conversation that we are proud to state that no one has brought this story out to the listeners. Join us to listen to one of the best storytellers whose career has experienced the amazing innovation that straddles engineering and medicine. To make it more interesting, she is the first person we know of, who has experiences in …
 
Join us to listen to Dr. Konstantinos Alataris' wondrous story of how he created Nevro. The company that challenged established players and in 5 years sneaked into the $2 billion dollar spinal cord market and became the "Big 4" in neuromodulation. Konstantinos' diplomacy, critical reasoning and how he overcomes challenges is a lesson to many buddin…
 
I start off with an update on what I have been up to before discussing flu shots, COVID fatigue, purchasing a gas mask to be able to breath comfortably, the second Borat film, Donald Trump appointing a new Supreme Court judge being backed up by comments from Obama in 2016, the Trump vs. Biden debates, Hunter Biden, Joe’s connections to his son’s bu…
 
I welcome my first guests in studio since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic as both Marcone and our friend Jared join the show! The three of us discuss topics including college, algorithms based on internet search histories, the origin and evolution of the Maskell Podcasting Network, how we consume media, my paranoia, Marcone setting a dead pl…
 
Join us for an in-depth interview with the creators of the Mission ISRO podcast - Gaurav Vaz (Twitter handle: @GauravVaz) and Archana Nathan (@nathan_archana). Both Gaurav and Archana are part of a year old, media company called All Things Small (https://allthingssmall.in/). This is a behind-the-scenes look at the journey that these wonderful peopl…
 
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