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Finding Genius Podcast Richard Jacobs

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.4 • 632 Ratings

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    Exploring The Hidden World of Protists: Surviving & Thriving Without Oxygen

    Exploring The Hidden World of Protists: Surviving & Thriving Without Oxygen

    Today, we are joined by Courtney Stairs to discuss the fascinating world of protists. These unique organisms, which are neither animals, land plants, fungi, nor bacteria, represent a vastly unexplored biomass on our planet – and Courtney is on a mission to learn as much as she can about them…
    Courtney focuses her research on discovering how microbial eukaryotes – a.k.a “protists” – have evolved to thrive in low-oxygen environments. How do they thrive in challenging ecosystems? What does this tell us about how different organisms communicate and interact? Tune in now to expand your scientific knowledge!
    In this conversation, we explore: 
    What protists are.  Why protists are considered a “biologist’s playground.”  Examples of harmful microbial eukaryotes.  How protists are able to thrive without oxygen.  To learn more about Courtney and her work, click here now! Take advantage of a 5% discount on Ekster accessories by using the code FINDINGGENIUS. Enhance your style and functionality with premium accessories. Visit bit.ly/3uiVX9R to explore latest collection
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    • 30 min
    Schizophrenia & Cognitive Health: Innovative Treatments And Insights With Matthew M. Kurtz.mp3

    Schizophrenia & Cognitive Health: Innovative Treatments And Insights With Matthew M. Kurtz.mp3

    In this episode, we are joined by Matthew M. Kurtz, an associate professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and Behavior at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, where he is also Chair of the Neuroscience and Behavior Program. 
    Publishing over 50 academic papers and chapters on topics related to cognition and rehabilitation in schizophrenia, Matthew is at the forefront of cutting-edge treatment for the severely mentally ill. He is also the author of Schizophrenia and Its Treatment: Where Is the Progress?, a book that analyzes how diagnostic classifications and core pathology views limit schizophrenia treatment – advocating for individually tailored, multimodal treatments for distinct disorder features…
    Dive in to learn about:
    Facts about schizophrenia that aren’t commonly known.  The persistent problems that schizophrenia patients face.  How schizophrenia can impact problem-solving and language skills.  The ways that schizophrenia can be passed down between family members. How has Matthew’s research impacted the conventional treatment of neuropsychological deficits in schizophrenia? Click play to see for yourself!
    You can find out more about Matthew’s work with the Schizophrenia Cognition Lab here. 
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    • 29 min
    Mindful Mushrooms: Boosting Cognitive Energy With Scott Frohman Of Odyssey Elixir

    Mindful Mushrooms: Boosting Cognitive Energy With Scott Frohman Of Odyssey Elixir

    Meet Scott Frohman, the CEO and founder of Odyssey Elixir. Scott is an entrepreneur with a passion for health and wellness. What began as an exploration of adaptogenic mushrooms turned into an all-out business venture when he realized the powerful results they produced. Now, he is on a mission to share these discoveries with the world – and the results are inspiring…
    Scott has been involved in the natural products industry for years, so he knows a good supplement when he sees one. By harnessing the power of functional mushrooms, he has brought euphoria, clarity, and lasting energy to the wellness routines of many. What sets Odyssey Elixir apart from other energy beverage lines? Tune in to see for yourself!
    Offer:
    Odyssey’s beverages offer holistic support with organic, delicious drinks infused with adaptogenic mushrooms like Lion's Mane and Cordyceps, promoting Energy, Endurance, Focus, Immunity, and Mood. Enjoy flavors like passion fruit, orange, guava, and blackberry, and get 15% off your first order. Shop Now: odysseyelixir.com
    In this conversation, we cover:
    What Scott’s background in business is, and what led him to start Odyssey Elixir. How mushrooms can provide a more sustainable source of energy. The ways that mushrooms can improve mood, clarity, and focus. What cordyceps are, and how they impact the body and mind.  How Odyssey compares to other energy drinks.  To learn more about Scott and Odyssey Elixir, click here now
    Episode also available on Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/30PvU9C

    • 19 min
    Tree Physiology 101: Dr. John Seiler On Environmental Stress, Soil Health, & Photosynthesis

    Tree Physiology 101: Dr. John Seiler On Environmental Stress, Soil Health, & Photosynthesis

    What physiological responses do trees have to environmental factors? By “chasing carbon dioxide molecules around,” John Seiler has gained fascinating insights into the world of tree physiology, and he joins us to share his knowledge…
    Dr. John Seiler is a Professor and Tree Physiology Specialist at Virginia Tech College of Natural Resources and Environment. Here, he studies the environmental stress that affects woody plant physiology, including water and pollutant stresses. From soil health to photosynthesis, Dr. Seiler is on a mission to better understand how trees adapt to and survive under various environmental conditions – ultimately contributing to the sustainability and health of our forests.
    Dive in now to explore: 
    How Dr. Seiler measures carbon dioxide and photosynthesis levels.  The ways that roots provide trees with essential nutrients.  How to maintain and improve carbon-heavy soils. The various forms that carbon dioxide can take.  Want to learn more about the nature of trees and their environments? To find out more on Dr. Seiler, click here now!
    pisode also available on Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/30PvU9C

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Clear Currents: Investigating Water Contaminants, New Detection Methods, and Safe Drinking Water

    Clear Currents: Investigating Water Contaminants, New Detection Methods, and Safe Drinking Water

    Have you ever taken a sip of water and immediately regretted it because it tasted awful? What about the water that tastes good but isn't good for you? What makes water drinkable?
    All your questions about water quality and contamination will be answered in this episode, where we’re joined by Peter J. Vikesland, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech. Over his decades-long career, his work has revolved primarily around drinking water treatment and contaminant remediation.
    Tune in to explore:
    The use of lasers and nanomaterials to detect antibiotic-resistant bacteria and pathogenic viruses in drinking water Whether most water facilities have the equipment necessary to detect low levels of PFAS ("forever chemicals") in drinking water  Common contaminants found in drinking water, including pharmaceuticals and nanoplastics The most ideal way to conduct water sampling and why the technology isn’t there yet Interested in learning more?
    Press play and visit Peter J. Vikesland | Civil & Environmental Engineering | Virginia Tech (vt.edu).
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    Episode also available on Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/30PvU9C

    • 20 min
    Diving Into Water Treatment | How Is It Done? An Expert Explains

    Diving Into Water Treatment | How Is It Done? An Expert Explains

    Joining us today to discuss water desalination is Michael Geitner, a Ph.D. Student Researcher at Pennsylvania State University. With a passion for chemical engineering, Michael wants to uncover new and improved desalination technologies – and revolutionize water treatment altogether.
    What are the benefits of water desalination? How are researchers enhancing how it’s done? Michael sits down to explain…
    In this podcast, you will learn:
    How water desalination works.  The different stages of water treatment.  The tradeoffs of using reverse osmosis.  Want to find out more about Michael and his work? Click here now!
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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
632 Ratings

632 Ratings

bacuj ,

easy to see why it’s called “Finding Genius”

The host has some excellent guests, and the conversations are super engaging. The topics vary widely, making it all the more impressive that Richard is able to keep up and ask intriguing questions for guest response. Richard engages insightful conversations across the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, business, etc.

I served as a guest and was pleased with the conversation. I’m certainly not a genius, but other guests can make that claim. Follow this podcast! You won’t be disappointed.

iowadoc77 ,

Good stuff!

Great content and a wide variety of guests. Definitely worth your time.

pdxnettles ,

I was a guest so I’m a bit biased, but… an interesting podcast!

I appreciate the wide range of interests and open mindedness of this podcast and host!

It was a great conversation and I’m honored I was invited - Will Hall

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