At long last, we bring you Terpenes & Testing: The Podcast! This broadcast is hosted by Terpenes & Testing's editor-in-chief, Dr. Jason S. Lupoi. Dr. Lupoi's chats with thought-leaders, scientists, policymakers, physicians, cultivators, and many other industry leaders will take you on an audible journey across the cannabis and psychedelics science frontier.
Two core mantras underlining this podcast as a whole are to highlight how botanical plants can help humankind in therapeutic ways and empower us to reach better qualities of life, and to always have Mother Earth in mind as we cultivate the plants and manufacture the medicinal products. We'll be bringing you all of the same types of content that you have become accustomed to as a T&T reader, but now you can listen to these conversations while you're on the go!
Terpenes and Testing: The Podcast with Avery Gilber, Ph.D. (EP23)
On this episode, Dr. Lupoi speaks with Avery Gilbert, President of Synesthetics, Inc. Founder and Managing Member at Headspace Sensory LLC. This podcast revolves around how work/expertise has led to cannabis, how our sense of smell involves our mate selection, what "color of smells" mean, how aroma molecules would be utilized in a perfume and the shocking factors of sense of smell.
Terpenes and Testing: The Podcast with Hope Jones, Ph.D. (EP21)
On this episode, Dr. Lupoi chats with Dr. Hope Jones, CEO of Emergent Crop Sciences. Dr. Jones provides an excellent discourse on what work she did for NASA and why growing crops for deep space missions ultimately led to how she got involved in cannabis. She further explains why she started Emergent Crop Sciences, how plants can get sick, and lastly what tissue culture means and how it helps keeps plants healthy.
Terpenes and Testing: The Podcast with Aaron Agustis (EP20)
On this episode, Dr. Lupoi speaks with veteran Aaron Augustis, founder of Veterans Cannabis Group. They discuss what life is like for a soldier living in a combat zone and how cannabis can help veterans who have endured these experiences. Aaron also discusses how VCG helps veterans learn about cannabis, work with the plants as a form of therapy, and how they subsidize the high costs of cannabis for veterans on fixed incomes.
Terpenes and Testing: The Podcast with David Heldreth (EP19)
On this episode, Dr. Lupoi speaks with David Heldreth, CEO and co-founder of Panacea Plant Sciences. Their discussion canvases topics like the migration to alternative, sustainable sources of psychedelics instead of disrupting the ecosystems of sources like the Sonoran Desert Toad; and the importance of giving back to indigenous populations who have used some of these psychedelics for millennia (the Nagoya Protocol).
Terpenes and Testing: The Podcast with Shannon Swantek (EP18)
On this episode, Dr. Lupoi speaks with Shannon Swantek, Principal Scientist and CEO of Enlightened Quality Analytics LLC. Discussion topics include analytical testing labs and their journeys to compliance with evolving regulatory requirements; what it's like working with regulatory agencies who may not know much about the plant and the products they seek to regulate; and resources a struggling lab can consult to strive for conducting better science.
Terpenes and Testing: The Podcast with Austin Stevenson (EP17)
On this episode, Dr. Lupoi speaks with Austin Stevenson, chief innovation officer of Vertosa. The conversation revolves around Vertosa's beverage formulation work for companies like Lagunitas and Pabst Blue Ribbon, the importance of brand recognition for some demographics new to the cannabis industry, the future of cannabis beverages, and the basics of making a nanoemulsion.