22 episodes

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

A NAYK Network Production.

Dose Makes The Poison: The Toxcast Kevin G. Shanks

    • Science
    • 4.8 • 70 Ratings

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

A NAYK Network Production.

    DMT, Ayahuasca, and a Chat with Tristan Brown

    DMT, Ayahuasca, and a Chat with Tristan Brown

    Welcome to episode 22 of The Toxcast. Let's talk a bit about DMT (dimethyltryptamine) and ayahuasca and chat with Tristan Brown about his experiences consuming ayahuasca in Peru. 

    Intro and outro music is T Morri's Psychedelic Mushrooms.

    DoseMakesThePoison.com.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Synthetic Cannabinoids and Bleeding: What is Up With That?

    Synthetic Cannabinoids and Bleeding: What is Up With That?

    Welcome to episode 21 of the Toxcast. Synthetic cannabinoids and bleeding. Let's talk about it.

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    Intro and outro music is provided by T Morri. It is titled Psychedelic Mushrooms.

    • 23 min
    A Chat with Dr. Justin Brower (Forensic Toxicologist)

    A Chat with Dr. Justin Brower (Forensic Toxicologist)

    Welcome to episode 20 of Dose Makes the Poison: The Toxcast. In today's episode, I sit down for a chat with forensic toxicologist Dr. Justin Brower. We talk about careers, forensic science, postmortem toxicology, poisons, scopolamine, writing, chili peppers, and I even throw in some tox poetry.

    Intro and outro music is Psychedelic Mushrooms by T Morri.

    Clip from Wolf of Wall Street is sourced from my legally purchased copy of the film.

    Website: https://www.dosemakesthepoison.com

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    Dr. Justin Brower's website is www.naturespoisons.com.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Mistletoe Be or Not Mistletoe Be? That is the question.

    Mistletoe Be or Not Mistletoe Be? That is the question.

    Welcome back to episode 19 of Dose Makes the Poison: The Toxcast. Today, we briefly talk about mistletoe and its toxicity.

    Intro and outro music is Psychedelic Mushrooms by T Morri.

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    • 16 min
    Quick Bites: The Age Old Question: Is It Venomous or Poisonous?

    Quick Bites: The Age Old Question: Is It Venomous or Poisonous?

    Welcome to episode 18 of The Toxcast. It's our second ever quick bites episode where I talk about the age old question - is it venomous or poisonous?

    Intro music is Psychedelic Mushrooms by T Morri.

    Run Away audio clip is from my personal copy of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. I do not own the licenses or copyright for it.

    • 10 min
    Cannabis, Drug Testing, and The Olympics

    Cannabis, Drug Testing, and The Olympics

    Welcome to episode 17 of ToxCast. Today, we briefly talk cannabis and drug testing. We then approach the question - should cannabis be tested for in sports? My opinions are imminent and coming in hot!

    Intro and outro music is Psychedelic Mushrooms by T Morri.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

Dr Nitpic ,

Dr. Nitpicker

I am enjoying these podcasts. The author is extremely knowledgeable and presents each episode in an accurate, concise and easy to follow format. As a retired ED physician I can relate to the toxicological emergencies but also I wish the narratives could talk a bit more about the treatments/antidotes necessary for these exposures.

Lisa M. Small ,

Love this podcast

Best podcast to nerd out on, especially if you also love true crime! If you’re into science, medicine, toxicology, poison, etc., this podcast is for you!

MKULTRA83 ,

Great show

Great podcast, informative, extremely well produced. Keep it up! Only problem is not enough episodes and sporadic schedule.

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