26 episodes

The Modern Extractor is a podcast about the processes, equipment, and science found inside a cannabis extraction laboratory. Season one focuses on the process of ethanol extraction and post processing into either distillate or isolate. Season two focuses on hydrocarbon extraction and the craft concentrates that it can produce. Each episode digs deep into a particular stage in the extraction and finishing processes, and we discuss the various approaches with industry expert guests. Episodes are released in an order which follows the work flow through a lab, following material closely through the process from cultivar to concentrate.

The Modern Extractor Jason Showard

    • Science
    • 5.0 • 32 Ratings

The Modern Extractor is a podcast about the processes, equipment, and science found inside a cannabis extraction laboratory. Season one focuses on the process of ethanol extraction and post processing into either distillate or isolate. Season two focuses on hydrocarbon extraction and the craft concentrates that it can produce. Each episode digs deep into a particular stage in the extraction and finishing processes, and we discuss the various approaches with industry expert guests. Episodes are released in an order which follows the work flow through a lab, following material closely through the process from cultivar to concentrate.

    Bonus E04 - Live Interviews From The Extraction Expo Floor

    Bonus E04 - Live Interviews From The Extraction Expo Floor

    In-person interviews recorded on the floor of The Extraction Expo in Los Angeles! In this episode we have some short interviews with the great guests listed below:
    Randy Reed - Co-Founder, Lehua Brands
    Katie Urbano - Operations Manager, 3-Chi
    Alexandra Harris - Host, CannaSci podcast / LA NORML
    David Anthony Schroeder - Author, 7 Ways To Manage Pain With CBD
    Dr. Bau Thai - Founder, Rapid Nerve Rescue
    Steve Bonde - CTO, Boulder Creek Technologies

    • 52 min
    Bonus E03 - Leading Extraction Publications And Conferences

    Bonus E03 - Leading Extraction Publications And Conferences

    Dr. Jason Lupoi, Editor In Chief of Extraction Magazine and Terpenes and Testing Magazine, joins us to discuss their cutting edge coverage of the extraction and psychedelics industries. We cover their dedication to ensuring scientific accuracy, as well as what we may find inside their industry leading content. We also get into the upcoming Extraction Expo and what attendees can expect to find in the presentation rooms and on the Expo floor.

    • 42 min
    S3 E06 - Inside The Industry, With Sidco_Cat

    S3 E06 - Inside The Industry, With Sidco_Cat

    Industry insider, Catherine Sidman, AKA Sidco_Cat, joins us to discuss her role in the extraction and psychedelics industries. Whether she's hosting a podcast, moderating panels, advocating for plant medicine, or connecting the right people, Catherine is always up in the mix for latest the industry has to offer. She's been in it since the early days, and has played a big role in connecting the dots that allowed the industry to take the shape that it has today.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    S3 E05 - The Evolution Of Hash, With Frenchy Cannoli

    S3 E05 - The Evolution Of Hash, With Frenchy Cannoli

    The master of hash, Frenchy Cannoli, joins us to discuss the evolution of hash making. We cover the history of hash, as well as Frenchy's history of traveling the world learning ancient production techniques from most of the major producing countries. We get into how Frenchy took the knowledge he collected and used it to develop the SOPs and equipment that he used to produce some of the best hash in the world.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    S3 E04 - Cannabinoid Conversions: Delta 8 THC And Other Isomers

    S3 E04 - Cannabinoid Conversions: Delta 8 THC And Other Isomers

    Dr. Jon Thompson, founder of extraktLAB, joins us to discuss cannabinoid conversions. We cover Delta 8 THC and other isomers that have been making waves in the industry. We dive into the industry and legal politics surrounding these cannabinoids, as well as the equipment and SOPs you'll need to perform a successful and safe conversion.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    S3 E03 - The Rise Of Automation In Extraction Systems

    S3 E03 - The Rise Of Automation In Extraction Systems

    Kyler Buck and Jack Naito, co-founders of Luna Technologies, join us to discuss their automated hydrocarbon extraction systems. We cover how automation helps operators consistently produce high quality, repeatable results. Jack and Kyler break down how their automation systems work, what the inputs are reading, what the outputs are controlling, and how much more efficient an automated system can be.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

CFlatsDad ,

Just what I've been looking for

I just started binge listening to Seasons 1 and 2. Thank you for doing this. It’s making a daily difference in my extraction process. I listen all day while I’m in the lab, letting the information soak in. The episode on safety in hydrocarbon extraction made me face a few bad habits and equipment choices.

R_Simmo ,

Solid info and great host

Found this podcast as soon as I started working as an extraction tech. My training was lacking most of the “why’s” so I decided to look for other sources and luckily I found The Modern Extractor! Jason is a great host and interviewer as he himself is an innovator just like his guests - and he’s super interactive and responsive to any questions I’ve had! I’ve learned so much in a month and Ill continue to listen and re-listen as often as possible!

PhillipSMI ,

Great Podcast

I found this podcast while attempting to learn more about cannabis extraction in general. It delivered and more. The host has a good personality, and the guests he has on are really informative. I’ve learned a lot. Definitely recommended.

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