13 episodes

A podcast about forensic toxicology and chemistry. We talk about drugs, poisons, and forensics in the news.

Dose Makes The Poison: The Toxcast Kevin G. Shanks

    • Chemistry
    • 4.8 • 30 Ratings

A podcast about forensic toxicology and chemistry. We talk about drugs, poisons, and forensics in the news.

    Tales of (Un)Poisoned Halloween Candy

    Tales of (Un)Poisoned Halloween Candy

    Welcome to episode 13 of Dose Makes the Poison: The Toxcast. In this episode, I talk about the myths surrounding drugs and poisons in halloween candy and set the record straight.



    Intro and outro music is Psychedelic Mushrooms by T Morri.

    News clip audio was recorded from YouTube.

    • 15 min
    What in the Oleander is going on with the Benadryl Challenge?

    What in the Oleander is going on with the Benadryl Challenge?

    Episode 12 of The Toxcast is here. And today, I'm talking about what in the Oleander is going on with the Benadryl Challenge?

    Oleander and Benadryl (DIphenhydramine) are the topic of this episode.



    Intro, segue, and outro music is Psychedelic Mushrooms by T Morri.

    Clip of The Rock is from an old DVD of mine - I do not own the license.

    Clip of Oleander's I Walk Alone is from their album February Son (1999) - I legally purchased the CD, but do not own the licenses to the song.

    If you have any issues with the use of sound in this episode, please contact me at dosemakesthepoisonpodcast@gmail.com and we can take care of it. Do not sue me. I have no money.

    • 23 min
    Quick Bites: The Case of Jagger the Irish Setter

    Quick Bites: The Case of Jagger the Irish Setter

    It's episode 11 of The Toxcast and I'm here to talk about a case of suspected animal poisoning in a new feature called Quick Bites (Of The Poisoned Apple). Enjoy!
    Intro and outro music is Psychedelic Mushrooms by T Morri.

    • 10 min
    A Very Special Toxisode: Yes, Pepper Spray is Tear Gas

    A Very Special Toxisode: Yes, Pepper Spray is Tear Gas

    Welcome to a very special toxisode of Dose Makes the Poison: The Toxcast. In episode 10, I talk about tear gas, pepper spray, chili peppers, and capsaicin. It's a quick one today. Give it a listen.

    • 23 min
    Headed for a Heartbreak (The Cardiac Glycosides: Digoxin and Convallatoxin)

    Headed for a Heartbreak (The Cardiac Glycosides: Digoxin and Convallatoxin)

    Episode 9 of Dose Makes the Poison: The Toxcast.

    Let's talk about Digitalis (digoxin, digitoxin) and Convallaria (convallatoxin) - what are these plants? What are these poisons? How do they work in the body? Have they been used for murder? Poisonings? Have they been referenced in pop culture?

    All audio clips are taken from Kevin Shanks' music and movie archives in which he personally purchased. He does not own any licenses to any of the sounds or music, but used them for discussion and educational purposes. If you have an issue with their use in this podcast episode, please contact dosemakesthepoisonpodcast@gmail.com.

    Intro and Outro music is Psychedelic Mushrooms by T Morri.

    • 45 min
    How To Fix A Drug Scandal (Netflix)

    How To Fix A Drug Scandal (Netflix)

    Episode 8. When Things Go Real Bad In The Lab. Two forensic toxicologists (Dr. Justin Brower and I) chat about the new Netflix documentary series, How To Fix A Drug Scandal - directed by Erin Lee Carr. Yes, this is a series about drug lab chemists, Annie Dookhan and Sonja Farak. Give it a watch and then give us a listen!

    • 1 hr 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

Barb traveling ,

Really Helpful

I am taking a graduate certificate in addictions management. I am a social worker and I find this very helpful with the pharmacology (so I can keep up with my clients). I really like that you take on street drugs- would love episodes on bath salts, crocodile, and synthetic marijuana!

lizzie-1212 ,

Great Podcast!!

I’ve been a forensic toxicologist for almost 20 years and I find this podcast accurate and informative. I’ve been searching for something like this for awhile. I found a few podcasts that were ok, but this is just what I was looking for. I haven’t listened to all of the episodes but I’d love to hear episodes dedicated to specific drug classes. Something on volatiles would be good too. Keep the episodes coming!

Kir quaked ,

Excellent

Great overview of forensic and medical toxicology.

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