40 episodes

Welcome to the Truth Junkie Podcast! I’m your host Kevin Bates. Join me as we journey together in search of the truth on topics you and I find most interesting, like spirituality, psychology, meaning, death... even paranormal stuff like synchronicities and precognitive dreaming. Let’s see if we can deepen our understanding of the truth of who we are and what’s going on. Together we’ll blast through the b******t and get to the heart of the matter on topics that matter most.

Truth Junkie Podcast with Kevin Bates Kevin Bates

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Welcome to the Truth Junkie Podcast! I’m your host Kevin Bates. Join me as we journey together in search of the truth on topics you and I find most interesting, like spirituality, psychology, meaning, death... even paranormal stuff like synchronicities and precognitive dreaming. Let’s see if we can deepen our understanding of the truth of who we are and what’s going on. Together we’ll blast through the b******t and get to the heart of the matter on topics that matter most.

    #41: The Truth About MDMA Assisted Therapy For PTSD | Fabrice Nye

    #41: The Truth About MDMA Assisted Therapy For PTSD | Fabrice Nye

    In today’s episode I interview therapist Fabrice Nye, who participated as an adherence rater during the recent phase 2 trials for using MDMA to treat treatment resistant PTSD.
    I wanted to have Fabrice on the show because I’m absolutely fascinated with research coming out that shows several psychedelics and substances that are schedule 1 drugs according to the US government actually show huge potential to help millions of people suffering from things like PTSD, depression, and more.
    In this interview Fabrice talks about:
    - What is special about this most recent scientific study on psychedelic assisted therapy that allowed it to get further in the approval process than any other study of its kind
    - How psychedelics were used in therapy before they became criminalized
    - Why MDMA is not considered by many to be a psychedelic
    - The pharmaceutical company that created MDMA originally
    - The shockingly good phase 2 results of this study
    - How MDMA assisted therapy is working to significantly help treatment resistant PTSD where therapy and traditional pharmaceuticals don’t
    - The specifics steps during a psychedelic assisted therapy session
    - The possible use of MDMA in couples therapy
    - And much more
    Dr. Nye's Links:

    Podcast: https://peaceatlast.us/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrNye
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/drnye
    I’d love to hear from you! Let me know your thoughts, feedback,  or guests you’d like to hear on the show.
    Email: kevin@truthjunkiepodcast.com
    Instagram: thetruthjunkiepodcast
    iTunes: https://link.chtbl.com/xyOJMKIn
    Website: https://www.truthjunkiepodcast.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TruthJunkiePodcast
    YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIma3aXx3l6UfjvTNM2Bg2A

    • 50 min
    #40: The Truth About Biohacking | Brittany Ford

    #40: The Truth About Biohacking | Brittany Ford

    In today’s episode I interview nutritionist and biohacker Brittany Ford... She’s a Registered Holistic Nutritionist focusing on supporting gut, hormonal, and skin health through nutrition and biohacking. She’s been on a wild health journey for over 11 years, healing from leaky gut syndrome, candida, parasites, dysbiosis, and hormonal imbalances. She’s also the host of her own podcast, Biohacking with Brittany.
    I wanted to have Brittany on the show because I’m super passionate about health, I’m thinking about launching by own health podcast and I’ve been experimenting with various biohacks myself the last few months, including working with Gwyneth Paltrow’s functional medicine doctor, taking a ridiculous amount of supplements, wearing blue block glasses a night, and more.
    In this interview Brittany talks about platelet-rich plasma therapy (known as PRP) and how it can potentially help folks, her personal experience with red light therapy, why free biohacks might be better than spending money on supplements and techy devices, her nighttime routine including the use of blue blocker glasses, cold water therapy, goat butter in coffee, saunas and much more.
    Enjoy.

    Brittany's links:

    Website: https://biohackingbrittany.com/
    Podcast: https://biohackingbrittany.com/blogs/podcast
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/biohackingbrittany/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG1NyUNPqZEpbt3jVXWjmag
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/biohackingbrittany


    I’d love to hear from you! Let me know your thoughts, feedback,  or guests you’d like to hear on the show.
    Email: kevin@truthjunkiepodcast.com
    Instagram: thetruthjunkiepodcast
    iTunes: https://link.chtbl.com/xyOJMKIn
    Website: https://www.truthjunkiepodcast.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TruthJunkiePodcast
    YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIma3aXx3l6UfjvTNM2Bg2A

    • 55 min
    #39: The Magical World Of Mushrooms | Alex Dorr

    #39: The Magical World Of Mushrooms | Alex Dorr

    In today’s episode I interview Alex Dorr, the founder and CEO of Mushroom Revival Inc. After getting his degree in mycology, Alex wrote the book "Mycoremediation Handbook: A Grassroots Guide to Growing Mushrooms and Cleaning up Toxic Waste with Fungi.” (2017).
    He is an international educator and researcher on mycology. Alex is absolutely obsessed with the power of mushrooms. He’s also the host of the Mushroom Revival Podcast.

    In this interview he shares the mushroom with the most science to back up its claims of health benefits, the misconception that fungi and mushrooms are plants, fungi that have been found under the ocean hibernating for - get this - 20 million years, fungi’s ability to live in space and live off radioactive waste, how mushrooms may support your immune system, and much more.
    Enjoy.
    Alex’s links:  For a  10% discount on Alex's site USE Coupon Code TRUTHJUNKIE (all caps)

    Website: https://www.mushroomrevival.com/
    Podcast: https://www.mushroomrevival.com/blogs/podcast
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mushroomrevival/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mushroomrevival/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzOtCA5nZgDxW_EPfJor1kA
    I’d love to hear from you! Let me know your thoughts, feedback,  or guests you’d like to hear on the show.
    Email: kevin@truthjunkiepodcast.com
    Instagram: thetruthjunkiepodcast
    iTunes: https://link.chtbl.com/xyOJMKIn
    Website: https://www.truthjunkiepodcast.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TruthJunkiePodcast
    YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIma3aXx3l6UfjvTNM2Bg2A

    • 46 min
    #38: The Truth About CBD | Dr. Rachna Patel

    #38: The Truth About CBD | Dr. Rachna Patel

    In today’s episode I interview Dr. Rachna Patel, a world-class expert in the field of Cannabinoid Medicine. Since 2012, she’s helped thousands of people relieve their symptoms, transform their health & live a better quality of life. She has helped people from many different countries manage anxiety, chronic pain, insomnia, and more.
    In this interview she shares two of the biggest misconceptions about CBD, when to use CBD for insomnia and when to use THC, why you shouldn’t use THC to treat anxiety, the problem of developing tolerance to CBD and how to avoid it, treating ADHD with CBD, and much more.
    Enjoy.
    Dr. Rachna’s links:
    Website: https://drrachnapatel.com/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheCBDExpert/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DoctorRPatel
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/doctorrachnapatel/
    Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/dr_rachna_patel
    I’d love to hear from you! Let me know your thoughts, feedback,  or guests you’d like to hear on the show.

    Email: kevin@truthjunkiepodcast.com
    Instagram: thetruthjunkiepodcast
    iTunes: https://link.chtbl.com/xyOJMKIn
    Website: https://www.truthjunkiepodcast.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TruthJunkiePodcast
    YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIma3aXx3l6UfjvTNM2Bg2A

    • 49 min
    #37: Navy Seal Reveals How To Stay Calm | Rich Diviney

    #37: Navy Seal Reveals How To Stay Calm | Rich Diviney

    In today’s episode I interview retired Navy Seal Commander Rich Diviney. Rich just came out with a book called The Attributes, based in part on his experience of being the officer in charge of training for a specialized command within the Seals.
    In this interview we talk about the difference between skills and attributes, what role the amygdala plays in stressing us out and simple hacks to start to gain more control over it, what “the 3 foot rule” is from seal training and how anyone can use it in their own life, and much more. 
    Enjoy.

    Rich's links:
    Website: https://theattributes.com/
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richdiviney
    Instagram: instagram.com/rich_diviney/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theattributes

    I’d love to hear from you! Let me know your thoughts, feedback,  or guests you’d like to hear on the show. 

    Email: kevin@truthjunkiepodcast.com
    Instagram: thetruthjunkiepodcast
    iTunes: https://link.chtbl.com/xyOJMKIn
    Website: https://www.truthjunkiepodcast.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TruthJunkiePodcast
    YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIma3aXx3l6UfjvTNM2Bg2A

    • 53 min
    #36: The Truth About Human Trafficking | Ruthi Hanchett

    #36: The Truth About Human Trafficking | Ruthi Hanchett

    In today’s episode I interviewed Ruthi Hanchett. She has been a leader in the field of human rights for over 10 years, focusing on child rights, human trafficking, and gender equality. While working for World Vision International, she represented the organization to global political leaders including the UN Human Rights Council. She helps children and youth around the globe to speak out for justice.

    In this interview she shares what exactly human trafficking is, examples of slavery still happening today, how our choices for the food we eat, the clothes we wear and the products we buy may be supporting human trafficking (and how to fix this), and much more.

    Enjoy…

    Ruthi’s links she supports and mentions:
    https://polarisproject.org/
    https://www.gcwj.org/

    I’d love to hear from you! Let me know your thoughts, feedback,  or guests you’d like to hear on the show.  
    Email: kevin@truthjunkiepodcast.com
    Instagram: thetruthjunkiepodcast
    iTunes: https://link.chtbl.com/xyOJMKIn
    Website: https://www.truthjunkiepodcast.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TruthJunkiePodcast
    YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIma3aXx3l6UfjvTNM2Bg2A

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

McCoy983 ,

Amazing For Serious Listeners

Such a great podcast! The shows are highly evidence based and very intriguing. Looking forward to more episodes coming out soon!

david-c-lee ,

Truth Junkie

Good stuff. Very thoughtful and thought provoking! Thanks for the great interview.

coripeace ,

Wow!

Thank you Kevin! Your podcast is enlightening and I’m so grateful I found you... I’ve listened to all your shows so far and I’m looking forward to hearing more from you. Your episode with Andy Paquette on precognitive dreams was really enlightening.

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