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Día Mundial del Ahorro de Energía; EEUU ha donado 200 millones de dosis de las vacunas anticovid; FDA da su visto bueno a las dosis de refuerzo de J&J y Moderna; Trump anuncia el lanzamiento de su propia empresa mediática y de una red social; Detectan virus en murciélagos de Asia que podrían generar otras epidemias; NY anunció que obligará a vacunarse a todos sus funcionarios; Beneficios netos de Tesla aumentaron un 389 %; Presidente Iván Duque rechaza propuesta de reactivar las relaciones con Venezuela; Djokovic deberá vacunarse contra el coronavirus; Legoland anuncia que abrirá parque de Peppa Pig en Florida; Coldplay, junto al Imperial College de Londres, medirá el impacto climático de su próxima gira
Dr. Moshiel Biton, Addionics's co-founder & CEO is a pioneer entrepreneur and a materials scientist- He is one of the only experts in Future energy research. He did his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Post-doctoral research at Imperial College. He founded Addionics with two of his professors from Imperial College in 2017. In addition to the business side, he has volunteered over the years as a Co-Chair and as a board member at the Israeli Business Club London (IBC)
This week, listener Rick emailed us to ask "Why do we acquire lifelong immunity against some pathogens but not others?" Sally Le Page asked author and infectious disease researcher at Imperial College, London, John Tregoning, to jog our memories... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists
This week, listener Rick emailed us to ask "Why do we acquire lifelong immunity against some pathogens but not others?" Sally Le Page asked author and infectious disease researcher at Imperial College, London, John Tregoning, to jog our memories... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists
The divide between the Covid vaccine haves and have-nots has been described as “criminal”, with only 20% of people in low and middle income countries having had one dose, compared with 80% in higher income countries. Countries with high vaccination rates have been called on to give up their place in the vaccine queue. The dual-track global vaccination programme has led to real anger, made worse by announcements of booster programmes in richer countries (despite the World Health Organisation calling for such plans to be put on hold). Claudia Hammond and her panel of global experts discuss the scale of vaccine inequity and consider whether evidence of waning vaccine immunity justifies the rollout of booster jabs, or if the soundest scientific case dictates everybody in the world should be vaccinated first. Claudia's guests include Dr Yodi Alakija, co-chair of the African Union's Delivery Alliance for Covid-19 in Abuja, Nigeria, Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, the World Health Organisation's Technical Lead for Covid in Geneva, Switzerland and two world leading immunologists, Dr Peter Openshaw, Professor of Experimental Medicine at Imperial College, London, UK and Dr Akiko Iwasaki, Professor of Immunobiology and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at Yale University in the US. Produced by: Fiona Hill, Paula McGrath and Maria Simons Studio Engineers: Jackie Marjoram
Show #1225 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Monday 27th September. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. Hello to a new Patreon EXECUTIVE PRODUCER JERRY ADAMS VALUE OF BATTERY METALS IN NEW ELECTRIC CARS SURGES 177% "The EV Metal Index, which tracks the value of battery metals in newly registered passenger EVs (including hybrids) around the world, totalled $537.1 million in July, an increase of 177% over the same month last year, bringing year to date total to $3.21 billion. " says Mining.com: "That means that almost as much EV battery metal business was done in the first seven months of 2021 than 2017 ($1.1 billion) and 2018 ($2.2 billion) combined. Total battery capacity of EVs sold during July almost doubled year on year to 19.9 GWh, according to Adamas Intelligence, which tracks demand for EV batteries by chemistry, cell supplier and capacity in over 100 countries. Average lithium on a per vehicle basis including hybrids was up 19% year over year in July, jumping from 13.1kg to just shy of 16kg. Lithium prices are up a stunning 162% year to date and now top $21,000 a tonne." Read more: https://www.mining.com/value-of-battery-metals-in-new-electric-cars-surges-177-year-on-year/ 2022 RIVIAN R1T IS A HEAVY DUTY TRUCK? "It turns out that the new 2022 Rivian R1T is classified as a heavy-duty pickup based on the information published in the Rivian owner's manual. Is it all good or are there causes for concern? Here are all of the details. Let's take a close look at this truck's very unique features." repotrs The Fast Lane Truck: "The current manual is approximately 178 pages long and provides great insight into this truck's features and capabilities. The U.S. EPA agency uses a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) classification to separate all vehicles into various classes with different emissions and efficiency rating requirements. The Rivian pickup truck GVWR is listed at 8,532 lbs. This puts the R1T into the EPA Class 2b. We still do not have official information about the Ford F-150 Lightning or GMC Hummer EV truck weight ratings. The Lightning GVWR may be close to 8,500 lbs. The GMC Hummer EV truck GVWR is unknown. There is a report that the GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 curb weight is 9,046 lbs. This may put the GMC Hummer EV truck GVWR well above 10,000 lbs." Read more: https://tfltruck.com/2021/09/did-you-know-the-2022-rivian-r1t-is-a-heavy-duty-truck-owners-manual-tells-all/ FORD WEIGHS UK OR GERMANY FOR ELECTRIC DRIVETRAIN PRODUCTION "Ford is close to choosing one of its two transmission plants in Europe to produce electric drivetrains, sources close to the automaker say. The two plants in contention are Ford's two former joint venture facilities with Getrag, now fully Ford owned. One is in Halewood, England, and the other is in Cologne, Germany." says Automotive News: "The winning plant would build "e-drive" units that include an electric motor, a transmission and inverter for electric vehicles, a source said. Moving from building transmissions for internal combustion engine vehicles to e-drives for electric vehicles would secure the future of either plant as Ford moves to selling only full-electric passenger cars in Europe by 2030.". https://www.autonews.com/automakers-suppliers/ford-weighs-uk-or-germany-electric-drivetrain-production NIO ET7 ACHIEVES 0.208 DRAG COEFFICIENT "NIO has officially announced that its upcoming ET7 flagship model will have a drag coefficient of 0.208, which is the second-best result for production models worldwide (on par with Tesla). A better result is noted by the Mercedes-Benz EQS 450+ (0.200). The new Tesla Model S also has a drag coefficient of 0.208, while the EQS 580 4MATIC is right behind at 0.209. The Lucid Air is at 0.21." says Mark Kane at InsideEVs: "NIO expects that its upcoming 150 kWh battery option (in late 2022) will allow the car to achieve an NEDC range of more than 1,000 km (622 miles)." This is what NIO had to say: ""The aerodynamics team of NIO has been deeply engaged into the design and engineering of the ET7 since the very beginning. With ergonomics and cabin comfort uncompromised, the ET7's front windshield inclination angle, radii and angles between the headlights and the front fenders, fastback design and ducktail spoiler, C pillar character lines, approach and departure angles, and wheels are optimized to make the model more aerodynamic. In the meantime, the Watchtower sensor layout on the roof, on the one hand, enables a more commanding view of the ultralong-range high-resolution LiDAR and 8-megapixel high-resolution cameras, and redefines the exterior design in the autonomous driving era, yet on the other hand, it also poses a huge challenge to the vehicle's aero efficiency. The aerodynamics team has spared no efforts in perfecting the inclination and radii of the LiDAR and cameras, and excelling its aerodynamic performance." Read more: https://insideevs.com/news/535590/nio-et7-0208-drag-coefficient/ NEXT-GEN PORSCHE BOXSTER WILL BE ELECTRIC "A recent report from Car and Driver claims that the next-gen Porsche Boxster is going fully electric. While there were rumors about such a switch circulating awhile back, C&D says it's a sure thing and that Porsche will be ditching the Boxster's mid-engine layout for full electrification. That's awesome news on its own but now we're wondering if an all-electric Audi TT could/should follow?" asks Quattrodaily.com: "The Porsche Taycan weighs over 5,000, which is just far too much for a sports car. So Porsche apparently has a target curb weight of just over 3,600 lbs for the new Boxster, which will be great for an EV sports car but will take considerable work to meet. If Porsche splits that workload with Audi, though, it not only becomes easier but also cheaper. Additionally, both brands could profit off of the work with sports cars of their own." https://www.quattrodaily.com/next-gen-porsche-boxster-will-be-electric-will-the-audi-tt-follow/ BATTERY LIFESPAN PROJECT TAKES SHAPE IN THE UK “The battery analytics specialist Silver Power System partnered with Imperial College, London EV Company (LEVC) and JSCA, the research and development division of Watt Electric Vehicle Company, on an electric vehicle battery research programme designed to predict battery lifespan." says electrive: "The project will make use of digital twin technology, which simulates a digital counterpart to a real-world system." Liam Mifsud, Program Manager, Silver Power Systems added: “On top of using a combination of real-world data, machine learning and the digital twin to predict future battery degradation, we can use this technology to update an EV's software via the cloud to change algorithms or parameters to optimise the performance of the battery as the cells age and maximise battery life.” Read more: https://www.electrive.com/2021/09/23/battery-lifespan-project-takes-shape-in-the-uk *AD BREAK* BEWARE OF SLOW MOVING TESLAS Read more: https://electrek.co/2021/09/26/slow-teslas-everywhere-24-hours-into-the-fsd-button-what-is-your-safety-score-beta/ THE RULES OF GETTING ACCESS TO TESLA BETA SOFTWARE Read more: https://www.vice.com/en/article/m7ezxq/how-teslas-self-driving-beta-testers-protect-the-company-from-critics TESLA IN CHINA TO HIT 300K CARS Read more: https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/tesla-shanghai-make-300000-cars-jan-sept-despite-chip-shortage-sources-2021-09-26/ KEY TESLA SUPPLIERS HALT PRODUCTION Read more: https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Technology/Key-Apple-Tesla-suppliers-halt-production-amid-China-power-crunch RECORD MONTH FOR PLUGIN VEHICLES IN CHINA! WULING EV #1 IN OVERALL AUTO MARKET! Read more: https://cleantechnica.com/2021/09/26/record-month-for-plugin-vehicles-in-china WULING WANTS MORE THAN THE HONGGUANG MINI EV: IT WILL SELL THE NANOEV Read more: https://www.autoevolution.com/news/wuling-wants-more-than-the-hongguang-mini-ev-it-will-sell-the-nanoev-170124.html XPENG DELIVERS 50,000 P7S IN 15 MONTHS Read more: https://autonews.gasgoo.com/70018781.html EVERGY WANTS APPROVAL TO PROMOTE ELECTRIC VEHICLES IN KANSAS Read more: https://eu.leavenworthtimes.com/story/business/energy-resource/2021/09/23/evergy-kansas-takes-electric-vehicles-cars-plan-corporation-commission/5786056001/ NEW QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM If you have gone back to fossil cars, or play along, imagine you HAD decided to switch back from EV to combustion, what's the reason? Email me your thoughts and I'll read them out on Sunday – email@example.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/
Why Your Truck Needs Wings with Dan Burrows Dan Burrows and Joe Lynch discuss why your truck needs wings. Dan is the founder and CEO of TruckLabs, a trucking technology company with a mission to transform the industry through a series of smart hardware and software product offerings. About Dan Burrows Daniel Burrows is the Founder and CEO of TruckLabs, which was founded in 2015 through Daniel's graduate work at Stanford University. Daniel was born in Baltimore, Maryland and received a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science degree in Physics from Imperial College in London. Daniel also received his M.B.A from Stanford University. Daniel is a reformed Venture Capitalist and management consultant and has worked with six different startups prior to TruckLabs, three of which were acquired. When Daniel started TruckLabs, it was vital to gain an intuitive understanding of how trucking works. After driving millions of miles, it was apparent that the truck and the driver should be at the heart of how to approach innovation and build products. Daniel also believes it's the area that's top of mind for their customers and the area that still has the most room for improvement. About TruckLabs TruckLabs is a trucking technology company with a mission to transform the industry through a series of smart hardware and software product offerings. They're a team of highly experienced software developers, hardware engineers, and data scientists who are serious about solving the biggest challenges in the trucking industry from understanding and improving your fuel economy and profitability, to hiring and retaining the best drivers to identifying early indicators of maintenance issues. By building connected devices and using modern data science techniques, they derive key insights into opportunities for innovation. TruckLabs' customers include UPS, Ryder, and a host of smaller fleets and their flagship technology, TruckWings has already covered over 300 million miles across the USA and Canada. Key Takeaways: Why Your Truck Needs Wings Dan Burrows is the Founder and CEO of TruckLabs, a trucking technology company with a mission to transform the industry through a series of smart hardware and software product offerings. In the podcast interview, Dan talks about TruckWings, one of Trucklab's very successful product offerings. TruckWings are a tractor-mounted active aerodynamic device that automatically closes the gap between the cab and the trailer at highway speeds to reduce drag, improve handling, and save fuel. TruckWings require zero driver input to operate. Customer pilots and independent testing have demonstrated real-world fuel savings up to 6% across a wide range of equipment and fleet operations. TruckWings works by automatically deploying panels from the back of the cab to cover the tractor-trailer gap when a truck is at highway speeds. The panels automatically retract at slow speeds, allowing for trailer clearance in turns Learn More About Why Your Truck Needs Wings Dan Burrows' LinkedIn TruckLabs TruckLabs LinkedIn TruckLabs Twitter STEER Act: Legislation STEER Act: Recent press release with U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
In this week's episode of Forever Young, better understand your sleep with the lead expert, Dr Guy Meadows. With 1 in 3 UK adults suffering from poor sleep, with stress, technology and working from home often contributing factors. Dr Guy Meadows is a sleep physiologist, with a doctorate from Imperial College, London. He has been working on sleep for the past 12 years, and is also passionate about educating people about the importance of mindfulness and how to achieve a greater quality of life. Guy is a published author and co-founder of Sleep To Perform and The Sleep School. The Sleep School uses clinically proven education and tools to teach users how to sleep better for life, naturally. The Sleep School app recommends users a personal sleep plan specific to their individual sleep issues and needs, including daily tips and advice to a 7-day audio-based series, 30-day multimedia courses and private video sleep clinic bookings with a Sleep School doctor (PhD). The Sleep School app is now available: https://sleepschool.org/app https://www.lanserhof.com/en Welcome to Forever Young, the Lanserhof podcast. Every other Tuesday, join Mario Pederzolli in conversation with a variety of health experts and special guests as they explore what it means to live a balanced, healthy and happy life. If you have any questions regarding any of the topics discussed, then we would be delighted to hear from you. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that this podcast presents various views and opinions and the content should not be taken as medical advice. We are all unique, therefore, please do consult your doctor or speak to one of our doctors directly for any specific medical guidance.
Zusammenfassung der EpisodeDie letzten 14 Tage waren für Marwin und mich eine turbulente Reise voller Hoch- und Tiefpunkte - betreffend unser Studium und unsere Karriere. Dazu gehörte das Marwins Übersiedeln Marwin nach London, wo er das Master in International Management Studium am Imperial College macht. Gleichzeitig durfte ich letzten Donnerstag an einem interessanten Event bei meinem zukünftigen Arbeitgeber, der Boston Consulting Group, teilnehmen und spannende neue Menschen kennenlernen. Schliesslich gehen wir auf die Herausforderungen der aktuellen COVID-19 Situation hinsichtlich des Studiums und des Reisens ein. LinksFür weitere wichtige Inhalte rund um die Themen der Karriere, das Studium und der Produktivität schau gerne auf Skillshare vorbei und unterstütze gleichzeitig unseren Podcast unter: https://www.skillshare.com/uzhmeetshsgFeedback & RezessionLasst uns gerne eine Bewertung und ein Feedback auf Apple Podcast da, solltet ihr den Podcast auf einem iOS fähigen Gerät hören. Sollte dies nicht der Fall sein, könnt Ihr uns gerne auf den folgenden Kanälen erreichen:Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMP6GQsglx-wtLIx59nRbwALinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/uzhmeetshsgEmail: email@example.com: Per Mail könnt Ihr uns gerne Fragen, Feedback und Themenvorschläge zukommen lassen.Twitter: @hsg_uz: Hier könnt ihr uns gerne Fragen und Verbesserungsvorschläge zukommen lassen.Website: uzhmeetshsg.transistor.fm : Hier könnt Ihr alle verschiedenen Podcast Kanäle von uns kennen lernen und mehr über unsere Motivation hinter dem Podcast erfahren
As coronavirus sweeps through the UK, the four administrations comfort themselves that the vaccination programme has largely broken the link between high infection rates and hospitalisations, and severe acute illness. However, is “Long Covid” now emerging as an equivalent threat in human and economic terms, with an estimated million people already affected by this sustained debilitating condition? Alex asks Professor Danny Altmann of the Department of Immunology, Imperial College, and Dr Nathalie McDermott, herself a victim, to explain the consequences of the Long-Covid aftershock.
Zusammenfassung der EpisodeIn nun mehr fast 80 Folgen haben Marwin und meine Wenigkeit euch versucht unsere Erfahrungen aus Studium, Karriere und Produktivität näher zu bringen. In der heutigen Folge UZHmeetsHSG soll es deswegen um die spezifischen akademischen und professionellen Station von Marwin gehen. Dabei wirst du in Marwin's Werdegang sicher eine deiner aktuellen oder zukünftigen Herausforderungen wiederfinden. Unter anderem Sprechen wir über die Transition von der Abitur-Zeit ins Studium. Wie hat Marwin sein erstes Praktikum bekommen? Welche Herausforderungen sind in diesem aufgetreten? Was hat Marwin neben dem Studium noch für seine Karriere getan? Warum geht Marwin jetzt für den Master in Management an das Imperial College nach London? LinksFür weitere wichtige Inhalte rund um die Themen der Karriere, das Studium und der Produktivität schau gerne auf Skillshare vorbei und unterstütze gleichzeitig unseren Podcast unter: https://www.skillshare.com/uzhmeetshsgFeedback & RezessionLasst uns gerne eine Bewertung und ein Feedback auf Apple Podcast da, solltet ihr den Podcast auf einem iOS fähigen Gerät hören. Sollte dies nicht der Fall sein, könnt Ihr uns gerne auf den folgenden Kanälen erreichen:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/uzhmeetshsgEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org: Per Mail könnt Ihr uns gerne Fragen, Feedback und Themenvorschläge zukommen lassen.Twitter: @hsg_uz: Hier könnt ihr uns gerne Fragen und Verbesserungsvorschläge zukommen lassen.Website: uzhmeetshsg.transistor.fm : Hier könnt Ihr alle verschiedenen Podcast Kanäle von uns kennen lernen und mehr über unsere Motivation hinter dem Podcast erfahren
In this episode of the PRS Global Open Keynotes Podcast, Ankur Khajuria BSc (Hons), MBBS (Dist.), FHEA, FRSPH, MRCS (Eng), MAcadMEd. MSc (Oxon.) discusses artificial intelligence in plastic surgery and the growth of machine learning. This episode discusses the following PRS Global Open article: “Machine Learning Demonstrates High Accuracy for Disease Diagnosis and Prognosis in Plastic Surgery”by Angelos Mantelakis, Yannis Assael, Parviz Sorooshian ,and Ankur Khajuria. Read it for free on PRSGlobalOpen.com: https://bit.ly/PSMachineLearning Dr. Khajuria is a plastic surgery resident and research fellow at the Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College in London, United Kingdom. Your host, Dr. Damian Marucci, is a board-certified plastic surgeon and Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Sydney in Australia. #PRSGlobalOpen #KeynotesPodcast #PlasticSurgery
Victoria Gill talks to Professor Damian Bailey who's leading research at the University of South Wales into the potential risks to brain health in contact sports players, from impacts to the head and body sustained during play. His latest study found that over the course of a 31 game season, the brains of members of a professional rugby union team underwent measurable changes, particularly the forward players who sustained most tackles, knocks and falls. The findings may help to identify why professional players of some contact sports are at an increased risk of dementia later in life. Also in the programme: How food waste may help with the development of a more sustainable generation of batteries, with Imperial College chemist Magda Titirici. Professor Titirici was awarded this year's Kavli Medal by the Royal Society for her research on new sustainable energy materials. The bones of people who died in 79 AD during the eruption of Vesuvius have revealed in extraordinary detail what the citizens of Herculaneum ate, and how the diets of men differed from those of women in the town. With bioarchaeologist Oliver Craig of the University of York. How the babbling of baby bats is comparable to babbling in human babies. Both are about learning the skills of communication, according to zoologist Ahana Fernandez of the Museum of Natural History in Berlin.
Stephon Alexander is a Professor of Physics at Brown University and the President of the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP). Alexander has had previous appointments at Stanford University, Imperial College, Penn State, Dartmouth College, and Haverford College. He is a specialist in the field of string cosmology, where the physics of superstrings are applied to address longstanding questions in cosmology. In 2001, he co-invented the model of inflation based on higher dimensional hypersurfaces in string theory called D-Branes. In such models, the early universe emerged from the destruction of a higher dimensional D-brane which ignites a period of rapid expansion of space often referred to as cosmic inflation. Years ago, cosmologist Stephon Alexander received life-changing advice: to discover real physics, he needed to stop memorizing and start taking risks. In Fear of a Black Universe, Alexander shows that great physics requires us to think outside the mainstream — to improvise and rely on intuition. His approach leads him to three principles that shape all theories of the universe: the principle of invariance, the quantum principle, and the principle of emergence. Alexander uses them to explore some of physics' greatest mysteries, from what happened before the big bang to how the universe makes consciousness possible. Drawing on his experience as a Black physicist, he makes a powerful case for diversifying our scientific communities. Compelling and empowering, Fear of a Black Universe offers remarkable insight into the art of physics. In his last best selling book, The Jazz of Physics, Alexander revisits the ancient interconnection between music and the evolution of astrophysics and the laws of motion. He explores new ways music, in particular jazz music, mirrors modern physics, such as quantum mechanics, general relativity, and the physics of the early universe. He also discusses ways that innovations in physics have been and can be inspired from “improvisational logic” exemplified in Jazz performance and practice. Alexander also recently served as a scientific advisor for the Walt Disney film A Wrinkle In Time, directed by Ava DuVernay, and currently serves as President of the National Society of Black Physicists (NSPB). https://nsbp.org/ https://www.stephonalexanderlab.com/ https://www.basicbooks.com/contributor/stephon-alexander/ @stephstem Support our Sponsors! Audible Audible.com/impossible LinkedIn Jobs! Use this link to post your first job ad for FREE LinkedIn.com/impossible 00:00:00 Intro 0002:31 The back story of the book. 00:25:09 Applying the creativity of music to science. 00:29:00 The risks of theorizing in public. 00:32:39 How do you succeed in outsider thinking? The example of Faraday. 00:38:17 Applying outsider thinking: work on condensed matter in cosmology 00:44:16 Why do we need to understand dark energy? 00:54:49 Cosmological Models-String/Gas Theory and Into the Cosmological Matrix 01:16:40 In 50 years, what do you most want the answer to?
This week on Transit Tech, Tris interviews Tyler Dvorak of Trapeze and Terry Bills of Esri about the how and why of using data at your agency. Combining data sets, especially spatial and demographic data, gives transit agencies tremendous decision making power. Learn why the agencies who most effectively use data to learn about customers and make decisions are also the agencies who are most successful at delivering services to those customers. In her Messaging Minute, Elea Carey talks back to school communications strategies to get kids back on transit. And in Paul's transit industry news, he covers the results of an Imperial College of London study on COVID in transit. Plus more news from around the transit industry.
Quizá uno de los elementos más trágicos de la pandemia sea que se trata de un evento bastante más esperable de lo pensado. Del mismo modo, este es el mejor momento para prepararnos para la próxima pandemia, explorando cómo podemos prevenirla o contener sus efectos en virtud de lo que aprendimos frente al coronavirus. En este episodio Axel Marazzi y Valentín Muro conversan con Zulma Cucunubá, médica epidemióloga, profesora de epidemiología de la Universidad Javeriana en Colombia e investigadora del Imperial College en Londres, y con Mario Lozano, virólogo, investigador del CONICET, doctor en Ciencias Bioquímicas y profesor e investigador del Departamento de Ciencia y Tecnología de la Universidad de Quilmes. Para suscribirte a CUR!OUS: bit.ly/curiousbid
Adam Aronovich is a doctoral candidate at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Spain, focusing on Medical Anthropology and Cultural Psychiatry. He is the Co-Founder and COO of Hidden Hand Media, and the Director of Therapy and Integration for Rē Precision Health. Adam is an active member of the Medical Anthropology Research Center (MARC) and part of the Ayahuasca Community Committee at the Chacruna Institute for Psychedelic Plant Medicines. In the last four years he has conducted extensive fieldwork in the Peruvian Amazon, where he has been doing qualitative research in collaboration with ICEERS, the Beckley Foundation, and, more recently, the Centre for Psychedelic Studies at Imperial College. Beyond his work conducting and coordinating research, Adam facilitated workshops in the Peruvian Amazon and he regularly facilitates workshops in Mexico. He is also a process facilitator and integration support coach in private practice. In his role as a workshop facilitator at the Temple of the Way of Light, an ayahuasca retreat center in the Amazon we met personally at the end of 2019. You'll hear Adam share some of the insights he has gained through his research, as well as personal experiences while working with different healing modalities like ayahuasca. A prevailing theme that emerges from his research is that the primary dimension of healing for most people is relational. We discuss the importance of the collective dimension of well-being, which is completely at odds with institutional approaches that focus only on the individual. And Adam explains why the healing process at a psychedelic retreat is a co-creative process that is shared rather than a passive process of becoming a consumer of a treatment that is handed to you. He describes how our stories and narratives influence our healing experience, which, according to his research, can be the biggest obstacle along a person's healing journey. On a more personal note, he shares how psychedelics have helped him with his own anxiety, enabling him to better contextualise whatever arises. You will also learn where most people in psychedelic work get stuck and how transgenerational trauma can affect our well-being. Finally, we talk about the reasons for our crisis of meaning in the Western world and how psychedelics can help to navigate a way between the needs of a system on the one hand and finding balance on one's own path on the other. I'm happy that Adam found the time to share his extensive knowledge on the topic with me. It brought back lots of memories and stories of my own first ayahuasca retreat in Peru where he served as a great facilitator and guide. To receive the latest episodes and updates on psychedelic retreats by mail every week, feel free to sign up for the newsletter. --------------------------------------- Connect with Adam on IG: @adamandros More about me: Coaching & Newsletter: https://www.alexanderfaubel.com Instagram: @alex_faubel @psychedelische_retreats
Phil Magness says the Imperial College Predicted catastrophe in every country on earth. then the models failed. After selling lockdowns, Neil Ferguson broke his own lockdown. The data shows following the lockdown model did not stop the spread of the virus.
The Delta Variant was first identified in India, fuelling a huge wave of cases and deaths. It is now spreading around the world, becoming the most dominant variant in many countries. This week we take a look at the numbers - where's it spreading, how is this different to previous waves and what can be done to stop it? Tim Harford speaks to Professor Azra Ghani, Chair in Infectious Disease Epidemiology at Imperial College, London and John Burn-Murdoch, the chief data reporter at The Financial Times.
As protests continue in Cuba, so do its internet shutdowns. Anti-government protesters are demonstrating against food shortages, power cuts and coronavirus restrictions. In response Cuban authorities have been shutting down internet connections in an attempt to stop protests. Meanwhile Venezuela is becoming known for its frequent online restrictions. David Aragort from Latin American tech rights NGO RedesAyuda updates us on what has been going on. The world's first 3D printed smart bridge The world's first 3D-printed steel bridge has been unveiled in Amsterdam. Pedestrians can now use it to cross over the Oudezijds Achterburgwal canal. Sensors will continuously monitor how the bridge is used and its ongoing safety. This data will influence how other 3D-printed structures could be built in the future. Professor Leroy Gardner and Dr. Craig Buchanan from Imperial College's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering tell us more. Ecosystem soundscape monitoring with AI One way to monitor the health of an ecosystem is through sound. Anthea Lacchia reports on how scientists are using machine learning to monitor these ecosystem sounds. From Okinawa to Borneo, they can listen to the sounds of the forest without having to be physically present. The programme is presented by Gareth Mitchell with expert commentary from Bill Thompson Studio Manager: Nigel Dix Producer: Ania Lichtarowicz (Image: Getty Images)
Join us for a dynamic interview with John Williams, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Amplience, the API-first, headless content management platform for enterprise retailers. John has helped power customer experiences for some of the world's most innovative brands, including Mulberry, Traeger, and Crate&Barrel. Learn about why more retailers are moving away from monolithic platforms and embracing the MACH (Microservices based, API-first, Cloud-native SaaS, and Headless) ecosystem. If you work in enterprise retail or B2B, ecommerce, or have your own platform or microservice, you won't want to miss out on some valuable insights from an ecommerce veteren who was doing headless commerce before it was a thing, and has been instrumental in helping brands build powerful customer experiences. Some topics we discuss are: How Amplience helps power experiences for the world's most innovative brands The importance of content as a service in today's space How composable commerce and headless commerce are different What MACH Alliance is and why it's important for Amplience to be a part of it The biggest challenges in getting brands to understand headless commerce Common misconceptions about Amplience, Headless, and the space in general The exciting future of Amplience and the next 5 years of the industry Guest Bio John Williams is a highly energetic individual with an impressive track record of matching technological innovation with business strategy. He completed his MBA at Imperial College alongside an impressive full-time position as CTO at LBI, Europe's leading digital agency at the time. John became Amplience's CTO in 2010 and has proven to be a genuine asset who thrives in highly complex and commitment environments where precision execution, innovation and leadership are critical. Links/Resources: Amplience LBI International MACH Traeger Crate&Barrel Bold Commerce What is headless commerce?
In this episode, I speak with author, speaker and behavioural & data scientist, Pragya Agarwal.Pragya Agarwal is a behavioural and data scientist, who has worked as a consultant and speaker for the United Nations, UNESCO, Environment Agency, NHS, UK Police Commissioners, Cabinet Office, and US Defence Services, and various international universities including Oxford, Cambridge, Columbia, Koblenz, Imperial College and more. Pragya has held a Leverhulme Fellowship and senior academic positions in US and UK Universities for over 12 years. She has also held fellowships at University of California- Santa Barbara, University of Melbourne and Johns Hopkins University.Pragya is the author of a number of academic books and numerous scholarly articles, and three non-fiction books and many articles for a general audience. Her writing has appeared in Guardian, Prospect, Forbes, Huffington Post, BBC Science Focus, Scientific American, WIRED and New Scientist, Wellcome Collection, as well as magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Stylist, Elle and so on. Her creative non-fiction writing also appears in a number of literary magazines. Besides non-fiction books for adults, she has also recently written her first book for children. She is a two-time TEDx speaker and has appeared as an expert on many international podcasts and shows such as NPR, BBC Women's Hour, BBC Radio 4 'The Spark' and Darren Brown's podcast 'The Bigoted Brain'.Pragya moved to the UK from India 20 years ago, and now lives in the north of the country, near the sea, with her family. She has three children, a dog and a cat.
We are very excited to bring you our new series on Landmark Papers in Vascular Surgery! We are proud to start off with the IMPROVE trial, and for that we welcome Professor Janet Powell, Professor of Vascular Biology & Medicine at Imperial College, London and Chief Investigator of the IMPROVE Trial. Professor Powell studied medicine in the USA (after obtaining a PhD in Biophysics in London), before returning to Britain where she completed clinical training in pathology, specialising in cardiovascular risk. Initially her research interests were confined to the laboratory but soon extended from bench (vascular biology) to bedside (clinical trials). She has been integral to all of the key UK trials in abdominal aortic aneurysm management, including the UK Small Aneurysms Trial, the EVAR-1 and EVAR-2 trials and of course, the IMPROVE Trial. In recognition of her outstanding contribution to research in vascular surgery, she was recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland Annual Scientific Meeting in 2012, and is honoured with a named lectureship at the annual European Society of Vascular Surgery conference, called the Janet Powell Lecture in Evidence-Based Vascular Surgery. The IMPROVE Trial is the “Immediate Management of Patients with Rupture: Open Versus Endovascular Repair,” originally published in the British Medical Journal in 2014. Below are links to the original manuscript as well as several additional related publications: Original Manuscript One-Year Outcomes Three-Year Outcomes Observations Regarding Clinical Care (2014) Re-intervention Data (2018) Please share your feedback through our Listener Survey! Follow us on Twitter: @AudibleBleeding
BenGreenfieldFitness.com/recapturerapture My guest on today's podcast, Jamie Wheal, first joined me on the podcast episode: "Recapture the Rapture: Biohacking Sex, Tantric Breathwork, Plant Medicines For Orgasmic Enhancement & Much More!", for which the title is pretty self-explanatory regarding the wildly stimulating topics we covered on that show. Today Jamie, a so-called "neuroanthropologist" is back, describing exciting elements from his new book Recapture the Rapture: Rethinking God, Sex, and Death in a World That's Lost Its Mind - a book in which he maps out a revolutionary new practice—Hedonic Engineering—that combines neuroscience and optimal psychology. It's an intensive program of breathing, movement, and sexuality that mends trauma, heightens inspiration and tightens connections—helping us wake up, grow up, and show up for a world that needs us all. This is a book about a big idea. And the idea is this: Slowly over the past few decades, and now suddenly, all at once, we're suffering from a collapse in Meaning. Fundamentalism and nihilism are filling that vacuum, with consequences that affect us all. In a world that needs us at our best, diseases of despair, tribalism, and disaster fatigue are leaving us at our worst. It's vital that we regain control of the stories we're telling because they are shaping the future we're creating. To do that, we have to remember our deepest inspiration, heal our pain and apathy, and connect to each other like never before. If we can do that, we've got a shot at solving the big problems we face. And if we can't? Well, the dustbin of history has swallowed civilizations older and fancier than ours. This book is divided into three parts. The first, Choose Your Own Apocalypse, takes a look at our current Meaning Crisis--where we are today, why it's so hard to make sense of the world, what might be coming next, and what to do about it. It also makes a case that many of our efforts to cope, whether anxiety and denial, or tribalism and identity politics, are likely making things worse. The middle section, The Alchemist Cookbook, applies the creative firm IDEO's design thinking to the Meaning Crisis. This is where the book gets hands on--taking a look at the strongest evolutionary drivers that can bring about inspiration, healing, and connection. From breathing, to movement, sexuality, music, and substances--these are the everyday tools to help us wake up, grow up, and show up. AKA--how to blow yourself sky high with household materials. The final third of the book, Ethical Cult Building, focuses on the tricky nature of putting these kinds of experiences into gear and into culture—because, anytime in the past when we've figured out combinations of peak states and deep healing, we've almost always ended up with problematic culty communities. Playing with fire has left a lot of people burned. This section lays out a roadmap for sparking a thousand fires around the world--each one unique and tailored to the needs and values of its participants. Think of it as an open-source toolkit for building ethical culture. In Recapture the Rapture, Jamie takes radical research out of the extremes and applying it to the mainstream to the broader social problem of healing, believing, and belonging. It's providing answers to the questions we face: how to replace blind faith with direct experience, how to move from broken to whole, and how to cure isolation with connection. Said even more plainly, it shows us how to revitalize our bodies, boost our creativity, rekindle our relationships, and answer once and for all the questions of why we are here and what do we do now? Jamie is also the author of Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work and the founder of the Flow Genome Project, an international organization dedicated to the research and training of human performance. His work and ideas have been covered in The New York Times, Financial Times, Wired, Entrepreneur, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Inc., and TED. He has spoken at Stanford University, MIT, the Harvard Club, Imperial College, Singularity University, the U.S. Naval War College and Special Operations Command, Sandhurst Royal Military Academy, the Bohemian Club, and the United Nations. He lives high in the Rocky Mountains in an off-grid cabin with his partner, Julie; two children, Lucas and Emma; and their golden retrievers, Aslan and Calliope. When not writing, he can be found mountain biking, kitesurfing, and backcountry skiing. During our discussion, you'll discover: -What the heck is a "neuroanthropologist?"...07:34 -What does it mean to "recapture the rapture?"...15:15 -A contrarian view of the end times...23:56 -Jamie's creative writing process...31:55 -How prostate massages bring one to a new level of consciousness...43:25 -The 5 big techniques for achieving a peak state of flow...48:35 -Why sex, drugs, rock and roll mark the beginning of civilization, not the end...1:00:44 -About circular breathing...1:05:00 -Meduna's Mixture...1:10:12 -How to use breath to "steer" your psyche...1:23:40 -How to work directly with Jamie...1:28:05 -And much more! Episode sponsors: -The Boundless Cookbook -Kion Aminos -JOOVV -Clearlight Saunas -Paleo Valley Beef Sticks BenGreenfieldFitness.com/recapturerapture
There is currently a huge shortage of road hauliers in the UK. According to the Road Haulage Association, up to 100,000 more lorry drivers are needed to transport the food, medicines and equipment vital to the UK economy. It's estimated that 95% of all the products we consume are at some point moved around by road freight. And with Brexit, the Suez Canal blockage, and coronavirus restrictions causing big logistical issues, more people are urgently needed…. But of the half a million licensed lorry drivers, only 5% are women. Why is this? And what would encourage more women to get behind the wheel? Emma speaks to driver Suzy Mackenzie and Kate Lester, the Chief Executive of Diamond Logistics. Disappointment is a fact of life, but that doesn't make it any easier when it comes. At last night's Wimbledon, 18 year old British wildcard Emma Raducanu had to retire from her last-16 match after suffering apparent breathing difficulties. Although we're still not sure exactly what happened, it's not a huge leap of imagination to say that she'll be disappointed to see the end of her dream debut. But what can us mere mortals take from it? Annabel Croft, BBC tennis commentator and former British number one, and Julia Samuels, psychotherapist and author of 'This Too Will Pass: Stories of Crisis, Change and Hopeful Beginnings', talk about the nature of disappointment and the strategies we can use to pick ourselves up again. Caitlin Moran is a journalist and columnist at The Times. Her first book ‘How to Be a Woman” came out in 2011 and has sold more than a million copies in 28 countries. The sequel ‘More than a Woman' came out last year and is out in paperback today. She is currently on a live UK tour and joins Emma to talk about motherhood, daughters, female friendship and coming to terms with getting older. Maternity services in England are failing mothers and babies leading to hundreds of avoidable deaths each year, according to a damning report by the Health and Social Care committee on maternity safety in England. It also describes a "debilitating culture of blame" preventing lessons being learned from previous tragedies. Jeremy Hunt, the former health secretary and chair of the committee pointed out that 1,000 more babies a year would survive if England's maternity services were as safe as Sweden's. The committee's report found although maternity safety had improved, the deaths of a number of newborn babies at several hospitals in recent years were a reminder that much more needs to be done. Emma is joined by Dame Professor Lesley Regan, Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at St Mary's, Imperial College and past President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
Imperial College with the best minds in the world came up with two models about lock-down , applied one to UK data and the other to US data. The UK model shows lock-down saved 3 million lives -and published it in Nature and the US model shows it has no effect. If you apply the model sent to the US to the UK data you also are left with the result that lock-down does not work. But it is the the original UK model which was published in Nature. Of course if Nature knew this then they are complicit with Imperial college in fraud or at least failure to disclose all the results.We touch on the fact that although you are 10 times more likely to go to A+E with covid if you are not double vaccinated , once you get there you are 5 times more likely to die if you have have been double vaccinated. There is also data that shows that in the UK and US the average life span has dropped by 2-3 years in the last year. However since the average age of a covid death is more than the average life span then the drop in life span has not been due to COVID. ie lockdown and vaccines have been killing us possibly. The causative agent in the Astra Zeneca clots has been found to the chimpanzee adenovirus vector. One company is fixing this at the moment. So what about all the embolus deaths? Greater good the government cries. We say : Who are you to decide you lives and who dies? We suggest it is not your place to play God and that you have murdered through negligence and self interest those people. Furthermore with an Absolute Risk Reduction of 1% the vaccines do not work in any case. We conclude that the Crononavirus nonsense over the last year is a severe symptom of political correctness which is a champion for the mediocre , a clarion cry for the mediocre to rise and cause division and discontent and suppress those more capable from doing better. Meanwhile Mat Hancock the ex Health Minister has been allowed to resign for having an affair with a married woman whom he chose to work for him at the tax payers expense while he is also married with two children who have had to watch the video of him pawing the lady's glutes on television while ordering everyone else to socially distance and not hug. Yet in the same breath members of the public are fined £10000 for having coffee together or threatened with 10 year jail terms for breaking quarantine. Not only does the mind boggle but we ourselves are being used as an excuse. In case corona by some long shot actually gets out of hand the government can absolve themselves and say that they did everything they could to protect us but we weren't having it.Of course this is the result of democracy which at its best is rule of the rabble but in reality also has media and social media misinforming everyone. How can anyone with a vested interest to win an election and who has to make themselves likeable enough to be voted for be qualified to actually lead? Most true leaders are groomed and tutored from an early age. Otherwise we get the nonsense of 3 years of Brexit chaos and now covid.We finally sooth the fevered brow of our audience with the two of the most powerful questions you can ask yourself to improve your life:What is the reality now ? (not what do I want it to be or what do I worry it could be )Is what I am doing now or about to do now making me weaker ?From the murky swirling rainbow colour waters of our illusionary goals and social media lives will emerge crystal clear self awareness and the opportunity for control and responsibility. Is it a crazy idea to expect less?
The Natural History Museum in London holds a massive collection of insects. It asked researchers at the Diamond light source, a facility near Oxford, to develop a high throughput X-ray microscope to take 3D scans of them all. Roland Pease has been to see the new technology in action. Many people seeking compensation for the impacts of climate change are turning to the law courts. Successes so far have been few. Oxford University's Friederike Otto, who specialises in connecting weather extremes to the greenhouse effect, has just published a paper looking at the challenge in bringing successful climate lawsuits. Spacecraft will be returning to Venus in the next decade with the recent approval of two NASA missions to the planet, and one from the European Space Agency, ESA. Philippa Mason of Imperial College is a planetary geologist on that mission, Envision. She plans to use radar to peer through that dense and interesting atmosphere to follow up evidence of volcanic activity and tectonics on the surface beneath. A few years ago synthetic biologist Jim Collins of Harvard found a way to spill the contents of biological cells onto … basically … blotting paper, in a way that meant by just adding water, all the biochemical circuitry could be brought back to life. With a bit of genetic engineering, it could be turned into a sensor to detect Ebola and Nipah viruses. His team have kept developing the idea, and this week they report success in a smart face mask that can detect SARS-CoV-2 in your breath. Also, Food. For all of us it is a basic necessity and for those lucky enough, it is something we spend a lot of time planning and enjoying. CrowdScience listeners certainly have a lot of food related questions; in this buffet of an episode Marnie Chesterton opens the fridge door to pick the tastiest. Starting with the seemingly simple question of what makes us feel hungry, and ending in outer-space, Marnie investigates flavour, nutrition and digestion. After a year when watching TV has become a core activity for many people stuck in their homes, one listener wants us to find out if eating food whilst watching the TV affects our perception of taste. We then journey to the skies and ask if it is true that food tastes blander on aeroplanes, what does that mean for astronauts' mealtimes? Back on earth, Marnie explores whether humans are the only animals that season their food. Tuck in your napkins and prepare to feast on a smorgasbord of scientific snacks. (Image: Hairy Fungus Beetle - Prepared by Malte Storm. Credit: Diamond light Source Ltd)
The Natural History Museum in London holds a massive collection of insects. It asked researchers at the Diamond light source, a facility near Oxford, to develop a high throughput X-ray microscope to take 3D scans of them all. Roland Pease has been to see the new technology in action. Many people seeking compensation for the impacts of climate change are turning to the law courts. Successes so far have been few. Oxford University's Friederike Otto, who specialises in connecting weather extremes to the greenhouse effect, has just published a paper looking at the challenge in bringing successful climate lawsuits. Spacecraft will be returning to Venus in the next decade with the recent approval of two NASA missions to the planet, and one from the European Space Agency, ESA. Philippa Mason of Imperial College is a planetary geologist on that mission, Envision. She plans to use radar to peer through that dense and interesting atmosphere to follow up evidence of volcanic activity and tectonics on the surface beneath. A few years ago synthetic biologist Jim Collins of Harvard found a way to spill the contents of biological cells onto … basically … blotting paper, in a way that meant by just adding water, all the biochemical circuitry could be brought back to life. With a bit of genetic engineering, it could be turned into a sensor to detect Ebola and Nipah viruses. His team have kept developing the idea, and this week they report success in a smart face mask that can detect SARS-CoV-2 in your breath. (Image: Hairy Fungus Beetle - Prepared by Malte Storm. Credit: Diamond light Source Ltd) Presenter: Roland Pease Producer: Alex Mansfield
Dana and Tom explore their first Bollywood film with the help of a new guest, Saloni Nahar (find her on Instagram and TikTok @suhhhloni), 3 Idiots starring Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan, and Sharman Joshi. Plot Summary: Two friends are contacted by an old classmate regarding the whereabout of a long lost friend, Ranchoddas “Rancho” Shyamaldas Chanchad (Aamir Khan). They soon embark on a quest to locate Rancho, but, on the way, reminisce about the years when the three were in the Imperial College of Engineering, run by Director Viru “Virus” Sahastrabuddhe (Boman Irani), a dictatorial teacher who pressures students to follow a discipline of memorization and structured study. Farhan Qureshi (R. Madhavan) and Raju Rastogi (Sharman Joshi), remember their trials, triumphs, and antics with Rancho in school as they continue their search. Included in their memories is the history of Rancho and Virus, and Rancho's love for Khan Virus' daughter Pia (Kareena Kapoor), as well as their student nemesis, Chatur Ramalingam (Omi Vaidya). Will the two friends find Rancho? Make sure to follow, rate, and review the show so that more can join in on our fun. Find Dana or I on Instagram @gmoatpodcast or on Twitter @danawduncan or @tj3duncan. For more on the episode, go to: https://tj3duncan.wixsite.com/ronnyduncanstudios/post/3-idiots-2009 (https://tj3duncan.wixsite.com/ronnyduncanstudios/post/3-idiots-2009) For the entire list so far, go to: https://tj3duncan.wixsite.com/ronnyduncanstudios/post/greatest-movie-of-all-time-list (https://tj3duncan.wixsite.com/ronnyduncanstudios/post/greatest-movie-of-all-time-list) Support this podcast
Tania de Jong is an inspiring woman on the path of helping others to heal. Leaving a trail of positive change and innovation wherever she sets her philanthropic vision, her most recent contribution; Alleviating the mental health crisis in Australia and eventually worldwide, is a breath of hope and fresh air. Two years ago, Tania and her husband founded the organisation Mind Medicine Australia; A charity focused on reducing the ongoing suffering caused by mental illness through effective psychedelic-assisted treatments such as medicinal psilocybin within safe clinical environments. The long-term goal: Making Psychedelic Assisted Therapies an intrinsic part of Australia's Mental Health System, significant improvement in mental health statistics, and accessibility for everyone. With the mounting pressures of life compounded by global lockdowns and their ripple effects, the current mental health crisis continues to grow, with treatments (predominantly pharmaceutical) nowhere near as effective as they could be. Before entering into a sound understanding of this topic, it's essential to know that the history of research and clinical trials for psychedelic medicines is shrouded in propaganda, censorship, and half-truths. Fueled by Nixon's War On Drugs campaign in the '50s and '60s, clinical trials and the progression in this area of medical science were brought to an abrupt halt, but as the nature of truth goes, it finds a way, somehow. Enter Mind Medicine Australia; A charity organisation that funds clinical psychedelic research conducted by independent associations and affiliates, set to change the face of Mental Illness. Tune in for this epic conversation as Mase and Tania discuss the future of healing and Psychedelic Assisted Therapies. "Current existing treatments aren't working for the majority of patients, and they're not working for doctors either because doctors are not getting their patients well, which in turn affects everyone. It affects people's families, workplaces, the community, and it really becomes a problem where lots of people aren't functioning at their optimal potential". -Tania de Jong Mase and Tania discuss: Holotropic Breathwork. The mental illness pandemic. Psychedelic Assisted Therapies. The screening process of patients. Decentralised use of psychedelics. Nixon's War On Drugs and propaganda. Federal/State legislation and accessibility. TGA-Special Access schemes and pathways. Qualifications needed to become a trained therapist. Making Psychedelic Assisted Therapies accessible to all Australians. Who is Tania De Jong? Tania de Jong AM is one of Australia's most successful female entrepreneurs, performers, and innovators, having developed 6 businesses and 3 charities over 3 decades. Tania works across the public, private, creative, and social sectors. She founded Creativity Australia, Creative Universe, MTA Entertainment & Events, The Song Room, and works with disadvantaged communities nationally through Creativity Australia's ‘With One Voice' choir social inclusion programs. She has recently co-founded Mind Medicine Australia with her husband Peter Hunt AM. Mind Medicine Australia exists to help alleviate the suffering caused by mental illness in Australia through expanding the treatment options available to medical practitioners and their patients. MMA is establishing safe and effective psychedelic-assisted treatments to treat a range of mental illnesses. Tania presents keynote speeches and leadership programs and performs internationally as a soloist and with her group Pot-Pourri. She has released twelve albums, including new solo releases The Breezes at Dawn Have Secrets to Tell and Solitary Harmony. Tania's TED Talk How Singing Together Changes The Brain has been viewed over 110,000 times and sparked international interest. She is the Founder and Executive Producer of Creative Innovation Global, winning national and international awards. Creative Universe and Creative Innovation Global were ranked among the top 20 event organizers and agencies globally as part of the newly released Eventex All-Stars Index. Tania has founded a co-working space called Dimension5 in Melbourne to drive social innovation and collaboration. Tania's awards include Ernst and Young Australian Social Entrepreneur of the Year. She was inducted into the AGSE Entrepreneurs Hall of Fame at Swinburne University and named Brainlink Woman of Achievement. Tania was recently named in the 100 Women of Influence, and the 100 Australian Most Influential Entrepreneurs in Australia and recently was honoured with the Award for Meritorious Service to the Community in the Victorian Multicultural Awards for Excellence. She was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in June 2008 for service to the Arts as a performer and entrepreneur, and for the establishment and development of music and arts enrichment programmes for schools and communities. Tania has a Bachelor of Law (Honours) from the University of Melbourne and is a graduate of Victorian College Of The Arts, in opera, music theatre, and voice. Tania's grandmother invented the foldable umbrella in Vienna in 1929, so it's not surprising innovation is in her blood. Her mission is to change the world, one voice at a time! CLICK HERE TO LISTEN ON APPLE PODCAST Resources: Mind Medicine Australia Tania de Jong's website Tania de Jong Facebook Creative Universe website Creativity Australia website Tania de Jong TED Talk-How Singing Together Changes The Brain Q: How Can I Support The SuperFeast Podcast? A: Tell all your friends and family and share online! We'd also love it if you could subscribe and review this podcast on iTunes. Or check us out on Stitcher :)! Plus we're on Spotify! Check Out The Transcript Here: Mason: (00:00) TanIa, thanks so much for coming on with me. Tania de Jong: (00:06) It's a pleasure, Mason. Mason: (00:08) Absolutely love your work. Have been hearing about Mine Medicine Australia for a long time and then all of a sudden, my friend around here who's a doctor is going down and doing your practitioner courses to learn more about offering... Well at the moment, I'd like to learn about your offerings because psychedelics are in this weird, gooey time where they're really been accepted and they're still not allowed to be used in therapy yet but you guys are training people up and I believe using some holotropic breathwork in some workshops. My therapist actually just got back from two weeks of doing training with you guys. Tania de Jong: (00:46) Oh, who was that? Mason: (00:46) Patrick. Tania de Jong: (00:47) Patrick Benett. Mason: (00:50) Patrick Bennett, yeah that's it. Tania de Jong: (00:51) Did he enjoy it? Mason: (00:52) Absolutely loved it. Tania de Jong: (00:54) That's good. Mason: (00:55) But that was a funny one, I was like, he's benching and I'm like, "Oh, with Tania? And he's like, "Yeah, Tania. How do you know?" I was like, "Well, our lines are coming together right now." So it's really, the synchronicities that are coming about, the synapsis are happening. It's all coming to fruition at a time when the mental health crisis has just been screaming everyone in the face all over the world with all the lockdowns and everything. Tania de Jong: (01:24) Definitely. Mason: (01:25) So how are you guys feeling at the moment? Are you just like, you've been doing it for so long, but do you feel that pickup of energy around this style of therapy and medicine? Tania de Jong: (01:37) There's just so much interest in the space and it's almost like when we started the charity just over two years ago there was... There's never been an enormous amount of pushback, I've got to say. I think that people recognise that the mental health crisis that we're having and it's getting worse is something that we've not found a solution for yet. And that the current existing treatments are not working for the majority of patients and therefore they're not working for doctors either because doctors are not getting their patients well and then that affects everyone. That affects people's families, their workplaces, the community and it really becomes a problem that a lot of people are not functioning at their optimal potential. Tania de Jong: (02:31) So I think that what we're seeing is the fact that this is personal for everyone. So whether you're a politician, you're a psychiatrist, a business leader, a mom or dad, whoever you are, you're going to know people. If it's not you, then it's going to be someone close to you who's suffering with a mental illness. So now when we speak about these medicines, there's been so much positive and supportive media about them now for at least a couple of years in Australia, certainly and it's getting more so. And we're starting to see quite a lot of conservative programmes and media really providing support for opinion pieces, for articles and these treatments are becoming much more part of a mainstream conversation than they were before. It's no longer on the fringe. It's not just some experimental hippies up in Byron Bay who are doing these medicines. This is about everyone and this is about giving everyone a chance to lead a meaningful, fulfilling and happy life. Tania de Jong: (03:49) And if we want that for our children and our moms and our dads and for everyone in our communities and workplaces, then we need to accept that the current treatments don't work for the majority and that there are actually treatments, these psychedelic assisted therapies, that actually do heal an enormous amount of people. And if you look at that statistically, what you're seeing is a maximum of 30 to 35% of patients getting well through current existing treatments for depression and about 5% for PTSD. So it's incredible when you think of how many people are not getting well, who are either the staying stuck in the system, taking daily medications that have multiple side effects that often just numb them out and never get to the root cause of their distress or they drop out of the system altogether and take their chances and for many people that can be a slippery slope and can lead to suicide and other issues as well. Tania de Jong: (04:57) So as Ramdas said, "We're all walking each other home." I love that phrase. We all need to reach out ahead and we need to help educate the community about these medicines so that we focus on the science and data and not the prejudice and stigma that has been attached to them for 50 years and far too long. It's a lost 50 years where we've seen this major increase in loneliness, social isolation, disconnection, depression and other mental illnesses. Tania de Jong: (05:32) Many of which would have been avoidable if these medicines had continued to be used in clinical environments, which they were being used for over 50000 patients in the '50s and '60s and if the research had continued. So when Nixon had his war on drugs in 1970, effectively did stop all research for a long time, for a good 30, 35 years really. And as David Nubb says, Professor David Nubb who's the head of Neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College, he says that's worst example of censorship of medicine and science in the history of humanity. And it really is a crime against humanity to not enable people who are suffering dreadfully to have access to treatments that could help them to get better. Mason: (06:24) And as you said, Nixon came along, we had the propaganda model helping to create a beautiful stigma around something that's very effective. You can't stop something that's going to work, especially when you've got the hive mind or getting suffering so much from depression, from PTSD and it's just day-to-day sadness, as you were saying, not getting that effectiveness from pharmaceuticals. And you guys are coming forward now with such legitimacy. It's an interesting one around something where you're talking about MDMA or psilocybin or mushrooms and to see, as you said, to see people in these big organisations not even blink at the usage of MDMA in therapy is huge. You must be really proud to see that shift happening. Tania de Jong: (07:18) It is wonderful. I remember when we first started presenting, we present a lot of webinars and events to educate and build awareness in a lot of different communities ranging from psychiatric hospitals for 90 psychiatrists through to hundreds of GPs at GP events through to a range of clinics and political parties and businesses and stuff like that. And I remember the first webinar that we did at one of the clinics actually and it wasn't a psychiatric clinic, but there was some psychiatrists there and I remember that the Chief Psychiatrist of that particular clinic came up to us and he said, "Oh, you got to be joking. You're not seriously talking about healing people from depression with magic mushrooms are you? What a joke, ha ha ha," and 20 minutes later after the presentation or 30 minutes within a very short time. Tania de Jong: (08:13) It was really remarkable because he came up to us and he said, "Wow, that was extraordinary. I now understand so much more about the science and data. When could I have access to these treatments for my patients." And that's invariably what happens. We'll often walk in with a member of Parliament, state or federal, and they're generally not sceptical, actually they're quite open-minded, but it's really interesting when you start actually having MPs texting you saying, "I need to help my constituents. How can we make sure that they get access to these medicines?" And this is why we've done a lot of work with the TGA in terms of the special access scheme pathways because that is one way that doctors and psychiatrists can get approvals to treat patients with PTSD or depression, PTSD with MTMA or depression with psilocybin assisted therapy. Mason: (09:12) Have you found much more willingness with the TGA? And then in general, I don't know where you're at with being able to talk about this, but in general entering into that place where you start being on par with pharmaceutical companies and start entering into that arena, have you found that, has that process been interesting or what's going on there? Tania de Jong: (09:31) It's very interesting. It has been interesting, particularly when... We are not a pharmaceutical company. Obviously we're a charity, but it's funny how some people try and put us into the box of a pharmaceutical company because we've put in rescheduling applications, but just because we've put in rescheduling applications doesn't make us a pharmaceutical company. And our conversations with the TGA in relation to... So that there's a few conversations with the TGA. One of them is we've obviously got the rescheduling applications in. The interim submissions were negative, but then we challenged every one of the TGA's points in our opposing submissions. And now the TGA have announced an independent review, which is taking place and starting to take place over these next couple of months and that's a good sign because it shows that they want to know more. Tania de Jong: (10:30) They've asked to meet with some of the international experts, which is also really important because we've been trying to encourage them to do that for a while. But in addition to that process, the TGA has been granting special access scheme B approvals for doctors and psychiatrists and their patients who are treatment resistant. So more than 35 doctors with seriously ill patients have been granted approvals within 24 to 48 hours. Mason: (10:58) Wow. Tania de Jong: (10:59) ... to treat most patients, and that's great news from a federal level, but because we are an [inaudible 00:11:04] in Australia, unfortunately most states of Australia there are recreational use laws that prevent the medicines from being brought into the states to treat those patients who are seriously ill, except in Victoria which has a permit system, which we're currently testing at the moment. So what that effectively means is that there is no actual medical exemption in place to enable, like say if you were seriously ill and you were in New South Wales and your doctor got you an approval, he or she couldn't treat you because of these recreational use laws and there's no permit or medical exemption in place. Tania de Jong: (11:45) So what actually needs to occur is that Australia needs to have a national standardisation occur so that if TGA grants it federal approval and then that is also legitimate, three state laws and state and federal laws need to be integrated and more aligned to one another. It's a crazy situation when every different state of Australia has different laws. It's the same with euthanasia or there's any number of things that we can talk about that have different laws attached to them depending on which state you're in, but the fact of it is for all state governments out there, there's a lot of really sick people who need these treatments and it's actually unethical to withhold these treatments from people who are suffering and it's also contrary to human rights treaties and other treaties. Tania de Jong: (12:37) So I really encourage everyone who's going to watch this podcast to talk to their state members of Parliament and their federal members as well and make sure that they really help to get politicians up the curve as we do it. We do all the time and we speak to lots of politicians all the time. I always say the only way that we can really make these movements really achieve our mission of making these medicines accessible and available to all who need them regardless of financial circumstances or geography is to talk to doctor by doctor, politician by politician, member of the public by member, it's just a process of gradually educating more and more people so that psychedelics become something or psychedelic medicine and psychedelic assisted therapies are not associated with counter-culture, hippie movements and stuff like that. That they're not associated with people going crazy because that's as far from the truth as one could imagine. And they're associated with healing and wellness and they're associated with transformation in our consciousness and they're associated with a healthier planet and a healthier humanity. Mason: (14:07) It's always interesting, it starts with the counterculture and then everyone on the fringes, the early adopters and of course that's been going on for so long. Interestingly the masses weren't able to pick up as it gets to the point where what's been done in order to make it accessible to the masses, the research being put on hold because there's a war on drugs that pause happening. And now, because I'm more, I have been in that community that is more the hippie running around Byron and not very decentralised usage of psychedelics. And even with the type of herbs we do, it's a Daoist tradition that's decentralised. Mason: (14:45) Then working tightly with those that are within a structured therapeutic arena where something gets beyond someone, you can't overcome certain bouts of depression and just go beyond you doing exercise and eating right and having a good chat with a mate. It can get to the point it needs to be clinical and it's really great just to just to see that now in the psychedelic arena. Of course that's needed, of course we need the whole of society under this. Tania de Jong: (15:19) We do. And that's why Pedro and I are working so hard to develop the clinical protocols so that certain settings can be really appropriate in clinical settings. So it can still be a friendly and safe and warm room without feeling too clinical like hostile environments. So that in terms of set so that the therapists through us, certificates in psychedelic assisted therapies are really beautifully trained by some of the leading teachers in the world. And we do have some of the leading teachers in the world on the faculty for the certificate. Mason: (15:54) That's great. Tania de Jong: (15:54) As you would have seen we've got David Nann and we've got [Guble Matee 00:15:56], so many incredible, Ben [Cesse 00:16:02]. We have really all the ladies in the field, Bill Richards and all of those people who are teaching the C-PAP students as well as the wonderful people in Australia who are leading the course. Tania de Jong: (16:12) And so what that means is that by us building a pipeline of trained therapists in Australia, including rural and regional practitioners, well that will mean that gradually as more and more of these therapists get trained and the clinical protocols are set up, that more and more people will be able to actually undertake these treatments closer to home so that they don't have to travel as far, so that becomes more accessible. And we just set up an ecosystem for Australia so that anyone who needs these medicines can access them. Now obviously, these things will take time and you just have to do things one step at a time, but in two years we're pretty proud of what we've achieved. It's been hard. I would say we've pretty much worked nearly 24/7 all the time. Not just Pedro and I, but we have a team and our Board and we have our amazing advisory panel and ambassadors and then we have all of our volunteers in our chapters. Tania de Jong: (17:24) We have nearly, we have about 30 chapters, about 27 or so in Australia and about four in New Zealand and the chapters are really great. Like the one you and Byron called The Rivers. They're great because they help to educate and build awareness in local communities run events, help raise funds and that's one of the really critical things too, is the raising of funds because whilst we're philanthropists and we have some other philanthropists as well who are supporting this, all of us can contribute to this. You don't have to give a lot of money to be a philanthropist. You could donate $10 a week and two coffees and you'll be helping make sure that psychedelic medicines become available to all those who need them quicker. So we can all contribute to this mission. Mason: (18:14) Absolutely, absolutely. Seen it. Two questions, what's the qualification process like to come and become certified? Tania de Jong: (18:25) So in terms of the qualifications, that's all on our C-PAP website, but essentially people need to have a bachelor's qualification in a mental health related area and then they have to have some kind of therapeutic experience. It could be counselling, it could be GPs that are just sitting with their patients on a daily basis. And as you probably know now, the majority of GPs work is actually dealing with mental illness. But of course, the course itself teaches a lot of therapeutic skills. The course currently uses holotropic breathwork to help the students to understand what non-ordinary states feel like because not everyone on the courses use the medicine. Some have, some haven't. So they actually do get to experience non-ordinary states and a big part of the courses, helping the students, that is the medical practitioners and allied health professionals, understand how to work with patients in normal ordinary space state. Sorry, and to hold a space for them in a safe way to hold that container of space. Tania de Jong: (19:38) And then there's also obviously the screening. So how do you screen patients to make sure they're suitable? The medicinal sessions and then of course the integration is a huge part of it as well. And then of course in the course they're taught all about the molecular structures of the medicines, a lot about the history, a number of ethical issues as well, the legal frameworks and so on. So now that this first cohort has just graduated now, 46 doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists like a therapist, social workers, occupational therapists, nurses and so on. And the next intake starting in late June and it's nearly full. So we're seeing an enormous demand for this training because a lot of doctors and psychiatrists and other allied health professionals are like, "This is the future." This is the future and we're not getting our patients well. Tania de Jong: (20:37) We want to get our patients well because most people who are in the caring profession, they want to get their patients well. So we're getting an enormous amount of positivity from the students in the course who just, and the feedback from the first intake has been incredible. So many people describe the course as life-changing. For many it is a rite of passage in its own way because it's the practitioners are moving from one form of practise to being able to do other forms of practise. And they may have many, many tools in their toolbox already, but this is a pretty exciting tool to have in your toolbox. Mason: (21:28) There's a different sense when you come to this work that at this point, they'd all have the inkling of just how transformational it's going to be. Tania de Jong: (21:35) Absolutely. Mason: (21:37) And one of those things, as you said, as a clinician to know that you want to do the best for the person sitting in front of you and to watch them suffering and to know that you're in this very thin bandwidth of what you can offer them and to then that feeling? I always talk about this feeling. It's like when Harry Potter found out he was a wizard. You're like, "This can't all be it. Is this it? This is so crap and grey and boring," and then it's like, "No, actually you're a wizard and you're going to live in a castle," and you're like, "Oh my gosh, look at this other world there is. This is incredible." Tania de Jong: (22:11) That's a wonderful way of putting it. It was like peeling the onion just to keep finding more and more nuance and depth, I suppose. The multi-verse that we actually live in that many of us don't see. And one of the other really important things about the therapist's training apart from the calibre of the faculty and the teachers and the actual curriculum itself is the fact that pretty much universally everyone in this course have just got on so well and it's such a revelation for them to be working in multidisciplinary teams together. Tania de Jong: (22:50) So normally speaking, all of these professions are very siloed. Psychologists never talk to the psychiatrists, and so they're all quite separate. But to be actually in a course together and also knowing that the way that they're going to treat the patients is going to be with multidisciplinary teams. So though the doctor psychiatrist might do the initial prescribing, it might be the psychologist or the social worker for example, who sits with the patient. And so there's ways of bringing together practitioners where the patient is truly at the centre of a really caring cohort of medical professionals and health related professionals who are like, "What's the best way to look after these patients so they get the best outcome?" Mason: (23:39) [inaudible 00:23:39], "As above, so below." With the neural connections being made, the mushrooms bringing it all together. And so is an integrated system of healing, which is, it's so blatantly obvious that those silos are going to... And of course what's going to get lost? The invisible, the mental health, just like, "Oh yeah, there's nothing we can do about that." This is bringing those, filling those spaces. Before we run, I'm curious as to what's set up for the production of mushrooms? I'm assuming there's going to be, that's going to be quite you're either going to understand what dose is going to be in a capful, however it goes. Tania de Jong: (24:21) Look I suppose, what I might mention is just the four pillars of our strategy because that covers that. So we have four key strategies to build the ecosystem for Australia and the Asia Pacific. The first of them is education and awareness and we do that through screenings, events, information and education sessions for a range of different sectors. We do it through a global summit, which is taking place in November 17th to 20th in Melbourne with some of the leading researchers and doctors and scientists in the world. We do it through our chapters. So please join a chapter or start a chapter. We do it in- Mason: (25:02) How do we find our chapters? I know you've set me up, but. Tania de Jong: (25:06) So we have a wonderful website, mindmedicineaustralia.org, and there's a chapter to have on there. So it shows how to join a chapter and where you can just write to the admin hello box and we'll reply and connect you up and join the dog, so to speak. And we also do find novel research from time to time as well. And then the second pillar of our strategy is the certificate in psychedelic assisted therapy. So we've talked a lot about that and that's really creating that training, that educating, that pipeline of practitioners around Australia to make sure that as these medicines become more and more available and accessible, there's plenty of people who can work with the patients. The third strategy is our Asia Pacific centre of excellence in emerging mental health therapies. So that's really looking at applied research and development in partnership with some universities. Tania de Jong: (26:00) So looking at some of the novel areas that Australia could actually lead in and do some research in, whether it's dementia or stroke or veterans mental health or whatever it happens to be and then also looking at the manufacturing and growth of medicines, not just mushrooms, but MDMA and others. So making sure that we can create local supply sources of GMP grade medicine. Mason: (26:25) Great. Tania de Jong: (26:26) Economic modelling, so actually really mapping out what some of the cost savings could be through making these treatments available worth versus for many patients, what is a lifetime of not only taking certain medications, but also psychotherapy. So doing some cost comparisons and there has been a little bit of work like that done in the US and it was quoted recently that, I think Scientific American is quoting a study where they found that cost-savings for patients with PTSD would be in excess of a 100000 US dollars per patient, which is really significant. Tania de Jong: (27:07) So though there's an initial upfront investment because of the time and therapists involved for the therapist to sit with a patient for that length of time, for a session of, it might be between five and eight hours. Because of the amount of remission that occurs through these treatments, you're getting 60 to 80% remission rates across 160 current and recent trials. So what that means is a lot of those patients are not going to go back hopefully onto medications or need ongoing psychotherapy all the time and they're going to be able to lead meaningful lives as well. So they're going to be able to contribute back to society and the economy and so on. So yeah, so economic modelling is another thing that we're looking at doing and then of course, rolling out clinics around Australia and of course we're focused on the legal and ethical frameworks. Tania de Jong: (28:01) Hence why the TGA, the SASB pathways and we also have a psychological support service that provides support to people who are using the medicines and need some integration support for example or are thinking of using the medicines. And it's not illegal for us to have that. The bizarre thing is it's illegal to go and pick them a psilocybin mushroom, even though you can pick a poisonous one and die. So it's illegal to actually use the medicines, but if you're planning to where you have, then you can actually have, you can see a psychotherapist and we have a whole national group of psychotherapists and psychologists who support people who want some therapeutic support. We also have peer supervision groups and a whole lot of other training that helps get practitioners and also others get up the curve in understanding the medicines more. Mason: (28:57) That's huge. Your website is amazing and definitely everyone jumped on their mindmedicineaustralia.org, especially if you are in that position and it's you need some support and you've run off from on your own and gone too far down the mushroom rabbit hole. You've got some resources there, which is amazing. The summit looks incredible, we are looking forward to being there. Tania de Jong: (29:23) Looking forward to having you there, Mason. Mason: (29:23) Absolutely can't wait. Love your work and hopefully I'll see you at the end of June for those film screenings. For more details go to: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/superblog/tania-de-jong-podcast
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This week, we welcome back to the show Dr. Markus Roggen, President and CSO of Delic Labs (formerly Complex Biotech Discovery Ventures) - licensed cannabis and psilocybin research laboratory in Vancouver.We explore the function and potential therapeutic uses of psilocybin, the similarities between the cannabis and mushroom industries, and how Delic Labs is driving R+D within the emerging mushroom industry.→ View full show notes, summary, and access resources here: https://www.canverse.global/shownotes/e118About Dr. RoggenDr. Markus Roggen is President and Chief Scientific Officer of Delic Labs, a licensed cannabis and psilocybin research laboratory focused on extraction optimization, analytical testing, and process development. Delic Labs is one of a handful of research labs licensed for both cannabis and psilocybin in Canada. Delic Labs was initially founded as Complex Biotech Discovery Ventures by Dr. Roggen and Prof. Dr. Glenn Sammis in 2018, and rebranded after the sale to Delic Corp. Dr. Roggen received his M/Sci degree from Imperial College, London, UK in 2008. He then pursued his graduate degree in organic chemistry at the Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETHZ), where he received his PhD in 2012. Dr. Roggen was awarded an DAAD postdoctoral fellowship to pursue further training in physical organic chemistry at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla in 2013-2014. He then entered the cannabis industry in 2014 and since has held executive positions in analytical and production companies. His research into process optimization and analytical methods has been recognized with a number of awards, ElSohley Award of the ACS, Cannabis Scientist Power List 2020 & 2021, 40 under 40 by Marijuana Venture Magazine among others. Dr. Roggen is also a trusted advisor and mentor to multiple startups, startup accelerators and organizations. QuotablesThe psychedelic mushroom industry is very much in its infancy 15:08ResourcesJoin Dr. Roggen on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markus-roggen-13a9b286/Visit Delic Labs Website: https://deliclabs.com/ Follow Complex Biotech Discovery Ventures on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cbdvl/Follow Complex Biotech Discovery Ventures on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/complexbiotech/Listen to our last episode with Dr. Roggen: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-89-chemistry-cannabis-dr-markus-roggen-ceo/id1454098889?i=1000500068104
Our guest this month is Janie van Hool. Van Hool is a RADA (The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) trained actress and corporate communications specialist. She's worked with many different companies (Vodafone, Nationwide, Sainsburys, London Business School, Imperial College) and leaders to improve their communication skills. She's also the author of the new book, The Listening Shift: Transform your organization by listening to your people and helping your people listen to you. Her book is a constructive toolkit for raising the game in communication, providing the tools you need to create a listening environment where colleagues are heard and acknowledged, and yet understand clearly how to move forward. What you will learn in this interview:- How preparing like a performer will improve your interviews - A breathing technique to prime you for an interview - How to use silence to your advantage - The best ways to interrupt someone - How to be listened to at a meeting Quote:"I think listening carefully is the thing that gets hijacked when we are under interview pressure.” - Janie van Hool Subscribe: Apple Spotify Follow us: Instagram- @thecareerfarm Twitter- @thecareerfarm Facebook- @thecareerfarm
Psychedelic research is gaining momentum, and Robin Carhart-Harris with his team at Imperial College, London is one of the most prolific groups pushing the science forward. In May 2021, the New England Journal of Medicine published their head to head depression study of an SSRI vs. psilocybin. In today's episode, we are joined by a pioneering neuroscientist, Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris. We dive into conversations around the effects of psychedelics on brain networks, the nuances of ego, self, and other, and exciting developments within the research. Show notes: Revealing the depths of the unconscious mind - 02:49 The default mode network and what role it plays in mental health - 11:35 What the future holds for psychedelics and psychotherapy - 18:31 Where are we in psilocybin and clinical research? - 22:41 Understanding what the psychedelic experience is - 28:37 Dissociation, presence, and how psychedelics ties in - 35:13 To learn more about Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris: https://time.com/collection/time100-next-2021/5937720/robin-carhart-harris/ https://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/r.carhart-harris https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=7_MD_w0AAAAJ&hl=en *** How you can help others in a big way... If you enjoy the Higher Practice Podcast, please leave a quick review on the Apple Podcast app. It makes a big difference in getting the word out to other people who will benefit from this podcast. Simply, click on the show on your podcast app>scroll down to the bottom of all the episodes>in the ratings and reviews section tap stars to rate>click write a review. Want more? For show notes and more information, visit https://psychiatryinstitute.com/podcast/ Sign up for our newsletter and to receive ongoing information for optimal mental health: email.psychiatryinstitute.com If you're a provider visit https://psychiatryinstitute.com/ If you're interested in patient care visit: www.psychiatrycenters.com For provider education reach out to: email@example.com For patient care reach out to: firstname.lastname@example.org
In my early days in renewable energy Good Energy were one of the few companies out there providing customers with clean energy to the consumer. They were a pioneer and inspiration as I co-founded my solar business. Now, many years later I have had the opportunity to have CEO and Founder Juliet Davenport share her founding story, and much more besides. An engaging and passionate climate activist, entrepreneur and climate scientist makes for an interesting story and set of experiences. I hope you enjoy the episode. About Juliet Davenport Juliet is the Founder and a Non-Executive Director of Good Energy Group plc – a renewable energy company with a mission to power a greener, cleaner future together with its customers. Juliet was Good Energy's CEO for 19 years, working on ideas to fight climate change and transform the energy sector for the better. In 2013, she was awarded an OBE for services to renewables. She currently sits on the board of the Renewable Energy Association and Innovate UK and is Vice President of the Energy Institute. In July 2020 she was appointed as a new board member of The Crown Estate. In addition, she sits on the advisory boards of leading UK think tanks, including Energy Systems Catapult, Aurora, Oxford Energy, and LSE's Grantham Institute. Juliet has various scholastic credentials with academic organisations, including University of Wales, Imperial College, Bristol University, Birkbeck and LSE, where she has various roles and accolades, with the ambition of influencing the next generation to think about the energy transition and our low carbon future. Juliet is passionate about creating a business that does good; one that can deliver the needs of society in a purposeful way. As part of this vision, she is working with the British Academy's Future of the Corporation project, thinking about a better future. About Good Energy Good Energy is a generator and supplier of 100% renewable power and an innovator in energy services. It currently owns two wind farms, six solar farms and sources electricity from a community of 1,600 independent UK generators. It has over 250,000 home and business customers. Since it was founded 20 years ago by Juliet Davenport, the company has been at the forefront of the charge towards a cleaner, distributed energy system. Its mission is to support UK households and businesses generate, store and share clean power. Social links Personal website https://julietdavenport.com Twitter https://twitter.com/DavenportJuliet LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliet-davenport-643564 Instagram https://www.instagram.com/davenport.juliet/ About Hyperion Executive Search: Hyperion are a specialist executive search firm working with some of the most innovative cleantech companies in the world, helping to find extraordinary talent to enable their growth and success. Partnering with leading cleantech VCs, as well as directly with founders and entrepreneurs in the sector. With our clients we are transforming business and growing a strong and prosperous cleantech economy. If you want to grow your team, or move forward your career, visit www.hyperionsearch.com, or email email@example.com EPISODE LINKS How I built this podcast – Guy Raz https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510313/how-i-built-this Great Green Questions podcast – Juliet Davenport https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/great-green-questions/id1557916383 Follow us online, write a review (please) or subscribe I'm very keen to hear feedback on the podcast and my guests, and to hear your suggestions for future guests or topics. Contact via the website, or Twitter. If you do enjoy the podcast, please write a review on iTunes, or your usual podcast platform, and tell your cleantech friends about us. That would be much appreciated. Twitter https://twitter.com/Cleantechleader Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DavidHuntCleantechGuide Instagram https://www.instagram.com/davidhuntcleantech/
Jonathan de Potter is the founder and CEO of Behold Retreats, and advocates for self-improvement and elevating consciousness as the most meaningful way to better the world. Jonathan's priority is to raise education and awareness about plant medicines like Ayahuasca and Psilocybin, and guide others to maximize the potential benefits - ultimately leading him to launch Behold Retreats. Questions Could you share with us a little bit about what your company does, Behold Retreats and just a little bit about your journey? How is it that you got to where you are today? What were some of the things that may be catalyst that led you into the path that you're currently on? Plants in our introduction, Ayahuasca and Psilocybin, I'm sure like our listeners, I have no clue what it does and how it impacts your life. So could you just enlighten us on those two? So as you know, this podcast is all about navigating your customers experience. So I would love to tie this into how is it that this particular approach or strategy in terms of integrating plant medicine into your life will allow individuals to improve on their customer experience? Could you maybe share one, two or three things that you've seen? Do you work with corporate entities; do you mostly work with individuals? How does this really tap back into the primary reason of our work show? Maybe could you share with us maybe one or two things that from this type of strategy and approach on an individual level, the person was able to manifest better things in their lives, not just remove barriers, but there were results that were on a higher level, maybe with their business, whether it was a one man shop, or they were a manager in a business, or maybe even enhance the quality of their family, maybe they had better relationships or just to see what are some of the results that an individual can really supremely achieve if they really commit to this process? Could you share with us maybe one or two books that have had the biggest impact on you? It could be a book that you read recently, or a book that you've read a very long time ago, but it still has had a great impact on? Could you share with us maybe one thing that's going on in your life right now, something that you're really excited about - it could be something that you're working on to develop yourself or your people. Where can listeners find you online? Do you have a quote or saying that during times of adversity or challenge you'll tend to revert to this quote? It kind of helps to refocus you or get you back on track if for whatever reason you get derailed. Do you have one of those? Highlights Jonathan's Journey Jonathan shared that it all started for him personally, about 5 years ago, when he was living in Hong Kong. He was working as a Strategy and Management Consultant for Accenture, one of the big, big giant consulting firms, there 5 years in Hong Kong and he was working really long hours, usually about 12 to 16 hours a day and chasing big deals and chasing new clients and he was on a bit of a treadmill, and chasing the next promotion. And after about 5 years of that, he thought to himself, there must be more to life and he was an atheist at the time, and didn't really believe in anything spiritual. And so, he decided to take a year off and as part of that year, he travelled through South America and wound his way to a Ayahuasca retreat with two friends of his in Peru. And fundamentally, that just opened the door to spirituality, taught him so many humbling lessons and over the past 5 years he kind of been learning about plant medicine and preparing for launching Behold Retreats, which is really focused on guiding people towards really high quality, psychedelic or plant medicine experiences, so that they can really get the most out of them and improve the quality of everyday life. What is Ayahuasca and Psilocybin and the Impacts They Have? Me: So I pronounced two mouthful of plants in our introduction, Ayahuasca and Psilocybin, could you share with us, I'm sure like our listeners, I have no clue what I just said and what it does, and how it impacts your life. So could you just enlighten us on those two? Jonathan shared that Ayahuasca is a combination of two plants that are often found in Central and South America and brought together they combine in a powerful Ayahuasca brew that is very highly hallucinogenic. And it can facilitate very powerful healing on the level of the mind, on the level of emotions and on the level of the spirit. And so, what we're looking to achieve through this work is to harmonize the subconscious mind with the conscious mind. And so, what these powerful medicines do, for example, Ayahuasca or Psilocybin, which is the active compound in magic mushrooms, or psilocybe mushrooms. So what these powerful medicines do is they amplify what's happening in our subconscious mind and they give us greater access to what's happening in our subconscious minds. And so, through that we're able to come face to face with some of the skeletons that you may say might be lying around in our closet and to begin to process the associated emotions in the approach associated limiting beliefs and limiting thought patterns that we have hanging out there in our subconscious minds. And as we do so then we can really make significant improvements to ourselves. Approach or Strategy in Terms of Integrating Plant Medicine to Improve Customer Experience Me: So as you know, this podcast is all about navigating your customer's experience. So I would love to tie this into how is it that this particular approach or strategy in terms of integrating plant medicine into your life will allow individuals to improve on their customer experience? Could you maybe share one, two or three things that you've seen? Do you work with corporate entities; do you mostly work with individuals? How does this really tap back into the primary reason of our show? Jonathan shared that there's probably a couple of layers to this that we could explore. So he'll share a few thoughts, and then you can guide the conversation and the direction that you think your audience will find most helpful. He shared that the first is really in relation to our experience, so any customer experience that we might imagine, or design or develop, is a function of our own thinking. And so, these powerful medicines have highly creative potential to them because they really remove constraints from the way that we think, often we've been so programmed, or we've been so conditioned through our parents, through society, culture, etc. to think in a very particular way. And so, when we think about and speak about things like customer experience, then those influences do find their way into the ways that we define design, any set of customer experiences. So he thinks as and when we peel away those layers of programming, then there's an opportunity there to enhance our creativity and be able to see significantly new ways to think about customer and think about design and think about the customer experience. So he thinks that's one. And then the second that he would mention would be, he thinks honestly speaking, it's a little bit early for the B2B aspect of this work, he thinks it's still rapidly gaining in popularity on the level of the individual. And so, they always say about their clients that the soul needs to be calling this is very deep and can be quite challenging work. And so it's important that people individually feel ready to do the work. But there are certainly companies that are taking that next step and leadership teams coming together to try to re envisage their own strategy, their own vision for the company to really kind of set a very bold 10x or 100x vision for what the customer experience might be or what the outcomes that they're looking for, for the organization, and then using the plant medicine as a bit of an accelerator to just to removing the barriers to thinking, changing the paradigm to removing the ego, as often a limiter in terms of what's stopping a leadership team from working most efficiently together to achieve the vision that they're passionate about achieving together. Using this Strategy or Approach to Manifest Better Things Me: So, a few things popped in my mind just know when you were sharing those two points. One was, because I'm sure you have clients already that you've worked with, I'm sure there are some success stories out there. Maybe could you share with us maybe one or two things that from this type of strategy and approach on an individual level, the person was able to manifest better things in their lives, not just remove barriers, but there were results that were on a higher level, maybe with their business, whether it was a one man shop, or they were a manager in a business, or maybe even enhance the quality of their family life, maybe they had better relationships or just to see what are some of the results that an individual can really supremely achieve if they really commit to this process? Jonathan stated that he should probably caveat his answer here by stating that plant medicine is a very powerful tool. So, a powerful tool can help you achieve the thing that you're trying to achieve but in of itself, it's not necessarily the answer, if that makes sense. So, it's the person that builds the house, the hammer just helps us get it done is an analogy that comes to mind. And so, what he might share here, he believes that everything that's possible with plant medicine is otherwise possible say through meditation and through other means. So, he just wants to caveat that, he's not saying this is some sort of a silver bullet in any way, shape, or form, it's a powerful tool. So yes, as Yanique alluded to, step one, he guesses, in relation to this work is often removing those limiting beliefs, kind of letting go of the past. But step two, and kind of much more interesting and exciting than that is, “Okay, great, fantastic. But what are we bringing into our world?” And so, what is possible in relation to this is really up to the individual in terms of what they are? What is in alignment with what they can manifest it into the world? There's is a very interesting paper that he came across about six months ago which is by the American CIA and what the paper describes is that the nature of the universe is a hologram of consciousness or a matrix of consciousness. And so, when we hear about books like The Secret, or when we hear about things like The Law of Attraction, the reason that that stuff works is that the nature of the universe is consciousness and so obviously, we are highly conscious beings. And so there's a relationship between the nature of the universe itself, and this very powerful tool that we have which is our consciousness and our imagination. And so, when you speak about what we're able to manifest, what we're able to attract into our lives, then virtually, he doesn't think that there's any limitation for anyone in terms of what they can manifest and attract into their lives. Now, of course, there's a part of our brain, there's a part of our rational mind that immediately thinks, “Well, hang on. Well, that's not my experience of the world, I've got this 3D existence, and I've got taxes, and I've got people who depend upon me and a job and these other things. And so, I'd love to just be able to manifest whatever I want into my experience.” But it doesn't quite work like that. But actually, it does and so what becomes very exciting is that as we begin to remove these limiting beliefs and negative thought patterns and dot, dot, dot, and I'm not good enough, and all of that, that we really can manifest whatever it is that we want in our life. So whether that means a new job, whether that means improvements of the quality of our health, whether that means great relationships, a loved one, more free time, whatever it is that we'd like to manifest into our experience, if we're very clear on that and we're very determined in the way that we approach that then his genuine, honest opinion is that we can manifest virtually anything into our experience. Books That Have Had the Greatest Impact on Jonathan When asked about books that have had the biggest impact, Jonathan stated that he'll share two books. The first is Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender by Dr. David Hawkins. And that's a very simple book but it's such a powerful book and so what he teaches is the various levels of consciousness. So, from the lowest level emotions like shame, guilt, fear, apathy, grief, and then up to the higher level, but still negative emotions like desire, anger, pride, etc, up into the very higher states of consciousness, like peace, love, and joy. And so, he's mapped out these various stages of consciousness and also provides tools for people to, number one, understand where they are in relation to these levels of consciousness. But number two, also to begin to make steps towards letting go which is the key to being able to move to higher levels of consciousness. So, that's number one. And then number two is very much in relation to what they were just talking about, which is manifestation. And it's a wonderful book by Kidest OM, she's a great author. She's got a bunch of books out there and as you might imagine, the book is about how to manifest Anything You Want. What Jonathan is Really Excited About Now! Jonathan shared that the first one that he's excited about is they've just adopted two stray cats. And their existing cat is not particularly happy about that. So there's energetic dynamics in the house, as everything kind of evens out. But more broadly than that, there's two things that they're involved in that he's super excited about. The first is bringing more spiritual knowledge into some of the psychedelic science. So they've got some really impressive science that's happening at Johns Hopkins University, at NYU, at Harvard, Yale, Imperial College in London, some of the leading academic institutions out there. But they're taking a very deterministic and science based approach to this work. And so, some of the spiritual mentors that exists within Behold Retreats are bringing some more of this knowledge into the scientific world, which he thinks is very exciting and will prove its value and its ability to accelerate some of the scientific understanding. So, that's one piece that he's very excited about besides the cats. And then the second is, he's just speaking to a couple of governments in the region, he's based in Thailand. And they're trying to establish the first legal option for plant medicine in the region, because, as you may be aware that this work is illegal in the overwhelming majority of countries, which is why they do a lot of this work in Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru, Netherlands, and in soon Jamaica. Me: Yes, I'm sure you'll get good support from Jamaica, because we do believe in natural approaches to dealing with our health in Jamaica, that's part of our culture and our history. So, I think once you can provide justification as to how this will help you, if it's going to renew cells, cause rejuvenation, as I was mentioning earlier in the conversation, show results, people will definitely embrace it because it's a way better option than swallowing pills on a daily basis, which can't be helpful for you. Jonathan agreed and shared that what's interesting about this medicine compared to our Western paradigm, in our Western understanding of medicine, is that this medicine really requires a very highly capable practitioner alongside it, it's not that you can just take a couple of mushrooms or take some Ayahuasca and that your life improves, that's really not it, these, these plant medicines, or these psychedelics, in of themselves are not necessarily positive, it's how we use them and who were guided by that makes fundamentally the difference between a very high quality healing or growth experience and just, honestly, just taking some psychedelics, taking some drugs, if that makes sense. Where Can We Find Jonathan Online Instagram – @behold_retreats Website – www.behold-retreats.com Quote or Saying that During Times of Adversity Jonathan Uses When asked about a quote or saying that he tends to revert to, Jonathan stated that he does, a quote he really loves is “A ship is safe in harbour but that's not what ships are for.” He applied to both the context of the individual as well as what a group of individuals may be achieved, trying to achieve together. And so, in relation to that, we are all here individually to evolve ourselves and so it's very easy to stay at home and watch Netflix on a Friday night, but there's much more interesting and better things that we might be doing with our time and with our energy. And so, the way that he always interpreted that quote is, yeah, you can stay at home or you can limit yourself or there's many ways to be comfortable in life. But when you put yourself out there as a ship out of harbour then good things happen. And yes, there are challenges but that's what this life is all about. It's about facing those challenges that we may encounter and seeing if we have it within ourselves to meet those challenges and potentially even to overcome those challenges. Please connect with us on Twitter @navigatingcx and also join our Private Facebook Community – Navigating the Customer Experience and listen to our FB Lives weekly with a new guest Grab the Freebie on Our Website – TOP 10 Online Business Resources for Small Business Owners Links Anything You Want by Kidest OM Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender by Dr. David Hawkins The ABC's of a Fantastic Customer Experience Do you want to pivot your online customer experience and build loyalty - get a copy of “The ABC's of a Fantastic Customer Experience.” The ABC's of a Fantastic Customer Experience provides 26 easy to follow steps and techniques that helps your business to achieve success and build brand loyalty. 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Portugal has questioned the UK's decision to remove it from the travel green list to the amber list from Tuesday. This means UK tourists should not visit the country and returnees must self-isolate for 10 days. Travel bosses said the government is failing to stick to its own rules on warning travellers but what does the latest data suggest about the transmission of the Delta variant? Martha Kearney heard from holidaymaker Simon Smith, chief executive of Advantage Travel Partnership Julia Lo Bue, public health director in Kirklees, West Yorkshire Rachel Spencer-Henshall, Imperial College epidemiologist Professor Neil Ferguson and communities secretary Robert Jenrick MP. (Image: Portugal; Credit: Getty Images)
A former senior Army officer is calling for the military to have a “#MeToo moment” and is claiming that hundreds of female troops have been raped and sexually abused by colleagues. Lt Col Diane Allen, who served for 37 years, says the Armed Forces are being run by “a toxic group of privately-educated white senior officers” We talk to Diane Allen and also hear from the Defence Minister Baroness Goldie. Some women and trans men are reporting unusual symptoms after having their Covid vaccinations – ranging from menstrual irregularities to bleeding post menopause. We talk to the reproductive immunologist Dr Viki Male from Imperial College in London to find out what’s behind these symptoms. The best selling author of the Geek Girl series Holly Smale has been diagnosed with autism at age 39. She said she feels relief that she now has an explanation for why she’s felt she’s never “fitted in”. Prof Catherine Heymans, astrophysicist and world-leading expert in the so-called dark universe, is now the Astronomer Royal of Scotland. She's the first woman to hold this prestigious role, but the problem is she's still not entirely convinced she should have the job. She talks to us about impostor syndrome, challenging the status quo and dealing with aggressive criticism. Paris Lees is a journalist, anti-bullying campaigner, and a Contributing Editor at British Vogue. She was the first openly trans woman to present on BBC Radio 1, and also the first to appear on Question Time. She’s written a memoir called What it Feels like for a Girl, which covers the period aged 13 to 18 – a turbulent, heady time full of adventure and disaster. What generation do you define as? The term 'geriatric millennial' went viral last week, after writer Erica Dhwan used it to describe the micro-generation born between 1980 and 1985. Erica believes they make particularly good employees due to their experience of life before the digital world. Rosa Silverman, a senior features writer at the Telegraph, says she is proud to self-define as one of the around 5 million UK geriatric millennials in the UK.
Some women and trans men are reporting unusual symptoms after having their Covid vaccinations – ranging from menstrual irregularities to bleeding post menopause. We talk to the reproductive immunologist Dr Viki Male from Imperial College in London to find out what’s behind these symptoms and also consider the issue of vaccine hesitancy amongst young women, vaccination during pregnancy and the impact of Covid and the vaccine on breast feeding mums. Of the twelve judges on the Supreme Court – the highest court in the land – all are white and only two are women. So what needs to be done to increase diversity within the UK judicial system, and what obstacles remain in place today? Vicky Fox, the Chief Executive of the Supreme Court, and Stephanie Boyce, President of the Law Society discuss. Paris Lees is a journalist, anti-bullying campaigner, and a Contributing Editor at British Vogue. She was the first openly trans woman to present on BBC Radio 1, and also the first to appear on Question Time. She’s written a memoir called What it Feels like for a Girl, which covers the period aged 13 to 18 – a turbulent, heady time full of adventure and disaster. Nero was the 5th Emperor of Rome and one of its most infamous rulers, notorious for his cruelty, debauchery and eccentricity. He ruled at a time of great social and political change, overseeing momentous events such as the Great Fire of Rome and Boudica’s rebellion in Britain. He allegedly killed his mother and his two wives, only cared about his art and had very little interest in ruling the empire. The writer and classicist Natalie Haynes has been to see a new exhibition of Nero at the British Museum in London and tells us how the women in his life shaped his reign. We asked listeners to tell us about the groups of friends they were desperate to meet up with when Covid regulations allowed. Chris from Cardiff wanted to celebrate the women she's known for more than 50 years as they planned a big night out together and our reporter Jo Morris eavesdropped on the banter and the memories. Presenter: Anita Rani Producer: Rabeka Nurmahomed
The pandemic has given a nudge to the decline of cash. If that is the past - what is the future for our payments system? Could it simply be cards linked to bank accounts, handled via apps? Or could we be approaching a pivotal moment when the exciting (or maybe alarming) world of crypto and digital currencies take over? Central banks around the world are pondering this very question and are poised to launch their own digital currencies. Evan Davis and guests look into the future of money. Guests: Professor Catherine Mulligan, visiting lecturer at Imperial College, London and director of D-Central Lab at Lisbon University, Marcus Hughes, European managing director for Coinbase, a crypto trading platform Paige McCartney, senior business reporter at the Nassau Guardian
Boris Johnson's former chief adviser Dominic Cummings has made a series of claims about mistakes made by the government during the Covid pandemic including an assertion that tens of thousands of people died unnecessarily due to policy failure, dithering and having no useful plan. Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick told R4 Today programme Mishal Husain he believed Mr Cummings' allegation was wrong. Mishal also heard from Labour's deputy leader Angela Rayner and Professor Neil Ferguson of Imperial College. (Image: Dominic Cummings; Credit: PRU via Press Association)
Sky in the wall | 喜劇系科學 十年之前，王同學與牆編青澀的聲音 （https://reurl.cc/5o7b5q） 十年之後，經歷了海外求學與工作 王同學實現了到英國生活的夢想 從與牆編一起鬼混的畜產系小屁孩 華麗變身，成為一位生物資訊分析師 與倫敦帝國學院的出色科學家們 合作完成許多最前沿的生命科學研究 英國國家學術機構 UKRI 與MRC的組織架構是什麼 她又是如何一步步，踏向管理職的呢？ 歡迎收聽 --------------------------------------------- Sky 感謝各界支持 期待眼光卓越的乾爹乾媽們 賞塊乾式熟成牛肉，讓失業吃土的編輯們，重獲新生⋯ 台灣：https://pay.firstory.me/user/skyinthewall 海外：https://www.patreon.com/skyinthewall --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wallis-liu/message
Sky in the wall | 喜劇系科學 十年之前，王同學與牆編青澀的聲音 （https://reurl.cc/5o7b5q） 十年之後，經歷了海外求學與工作 王同學實現了到英國生活的夢想 從與牆編一起鬼混的畜產系小屁孩 華麗變身，成為一位生物資訊分析師 與倫敦帝國學院的出色科學家們 合作完成許多最前沿的生命科學研究 英國國家學術機構 UKRI 與MRC的組織架構是什麼 她又是如何一步步，踏向管理職的呢？ 歡迎收聽 --------------------------------------------- Sky 感謝各界支持 期待眼光卓越的乾爹乾媽們 賞塊乾式熟成牛肉，讓失業吃土的編輯們，重獲新生⋯ 台灣：https://pay.firstory.me/user/skyinthewall 海外：https://www.patreon.com/skyinthewall --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wallis-liu/message
Ari Brouwer is a researcher in the field of psychedelics who is currently working towards his PhD. In 2020 he published a paper in the journal of psychopharmacology with Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris of Imperial College’s Centre for Psychedelic Research introducing the concept of the pivotal mental state. This paper offered a way of thinking about many types of transformative experience, including spiritual experiences attained by religious ascetics, those achieved through the consumption of psychedelics and even states of psychosis. Today we talk about the idea of the pivotal mental state and discuss its interesting implications.
In this episode of the Plant Medicine Podcast, Adam Aronovich returns to discuss the phenomenon of psychedelic narcissism. Adam is a doctoral candidate at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Spain, focusing on Medical Anthropology and Cultural Psychiatry. He is an active member of the Medical Anthropology Research Center (MARC) and part of the Ayahuasca Community Committee at the Chacruna Institute for Psychedelic Plant Medicines. In the last four years he has conducted extensive fieldwork in the Peruvian Amazon, where he has been doing qualitative research in collaboration with ICEERS, the Beckley Foundation, and, more recently, the Centre for Psychedelic Studies at Imperial College. Beyond his work conducting and coordinating research, Adam regularly facilitates workshops at the Temple of the Way of Light, a prestigious healing center in the Iquitos area. In this wide-ranging conversation, Adam unpacks some of the darker sides of the modern psychedelic movement, discussing the psychosocial dynamics around psychedelic use which can lead to things such as ego inflation, conspiratorial thinking, and narcissism. Adam recalls his own experiences slipping into messianic fantasies during a period of initial enthusiasm around psychedelic experiences. He views issues of alienation and lack of social support as being instrumental in leading to these types of delusions following profound spiritual experiences. While it is difficult to reach people who’ve slipped into psychedelic narcissism, Adam suggests that communal support is the best safeguard against these dangers and the most effective strategy for grounding people who’ve lost touch with reality. Drawing on his academic expertise, Adam distinguishes traditional uses of plant medicines from the Western paradigm for approaching psychedelics. He stresses the relational and communal aspects of the spiritual traditions which use psychedelics ceremonially. The pro-social aspects of these wisdom traditions, he claims, help safeguard against the traps of psychedelic narcissism and ego inflation, as there are established mechanisms for keeping people grounded following intense spiritual experiences. Adam closes the discussion with an insightful analysis of modern gurus and self-proclaimed shamans. Adam encourages people to beware of deeply held spiritual fantasies, where a master can appear as more than human. Instead, he emphasizes that even skillful and well-intentioned healers are themselves nothing more than human beings, so there will always be imperfection and messiness. This does not, however, mean that impactful work cannot happen—in fact, this insight helps protect against the idolization of charismatic psychedelic personalities, which can lead to harmful experiences. In this episode: Defining psychedelic narcissism Clinical vs coloquial understandings of narcissism The intersections of the psychedelic movement and conspiracy theories The importance of social and communal support for avoiding ego inflation following psychedelic or spiritual experiences How psychedelic experiences can actually deepen ego attachments and accentuate narcissistic tendencies The importance of humor in combating spiritual narcissism Quotes: “Many of the underlying ideologies upon which Western cultures were built, like hyper-individualism and so on, kind of predispose us and prime us for certain aspects of narcissism.” [5:36] “Ego inflation, spiritual narcissism, messianic episodes—all of these are things that are fairly common within both people who are in some sort of spiritual or psychedelic path.” [12:17] “In traditional societies for the most part really there isn’t such a thing as a self-proclaimed shaman. A person doesn’t wake up one morning and is like ‘oh, I’m the shaman’—that’s a title or a role or a recognition given to that person by the community.” [38:03] “The best measure of whether somebody is genuine and helpful is not whatever credentials or titles he assigns to himself, but rather what other people feel. So, you know, you will know a tree by its fruits.” [45:08] “Having these experiences by themselves does not necessarily mean spiritual growth or psychological development or any enhanced benefit if we’re not constantly, painfully, mindful of how we actually integrate and embody those things in daily life over very long periods of time.” [54:29] Links: Adam on Instagram Temple of the Way of Light Psychedelic Medicine Association Porangui
Today I’m speaking with Professor Danny Altmann from Imperial College about Covid-19 and the post viral syndrome associated with its infection currently referred to as “Long Covid”. Not a lot is known about this chronic condition which for some people is absolutely debilitating, it could affect 500,000 people in the UK or more and we really need to further research this condition and build the infrastructure to tackle it.Professor Altmann heads a lab at the Hammersmith Hospital Campus of Imperial. Key research interests are the immunology of infectious disease including severe bacterial infections, Zika virus and Chikungunya virus. Other projects focus on autoimmune disease including the role of the microbiota in rheumatoid arthritis.Today we refresh our memories about what we know about covid:Danny gives us a quick recap on the immune systemHow the virus enters cells via the ACE-2 receptor which is found on multiple sites of the bodyThe inflammasome, why it’s useful and what goes wrong with covidThe >50 symptoms of long covid including fatigue, headache, loss of attention and SOBThe theoretical mechanisms of long covid – multi organ fibrosis, persistent undetected infection, AI/inflammatory conditionsThe parallels with other post viral syndromes such as EBV and post EbolaDiagnostic uncertainty in MedicineVaccine and VariantsThe different types of AntibodiesCheck out The Doctor's Kitchen website for full show notes on this and all other episodes See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Computational neuroscientist and biomedical software engineer Balázs Szigeti, PhD. is on the podcast this week to talk about the science behind the increasingly popular practice of microdosing. Microdosing is broadly defined as the regular use of low-dose psychedelic substances such as LSD or psilocybin mushrooms. Distinct from psychedelic therapy or common recreational use, microdosing involves using only around 10% of a typical dose of the drug. Balázs has collaborated with the Global Drug Survey to quantitatively study drug use patterns, and most recently he designed and led the Imperial College self-blinding microdose study published in the open-access journal eLife Sciences. On this podcast, Balázs discusses the results of his study that examined whether psychedelic microdosing can improve cognitive function and psychological well-being. He reviews the existing clinical research on the topic and describes the innovative study design that enabled him to run the largest placebo-controlled study on psychedelics to date. Balázs also reveals the surprising results of the study, which suggest that expectation may play a significant role in feeling better. Here’s the outline of this interview with Balázs Szigeti: [00:00:17] Imperial College London Centre for Psychedelic Research. [00:02:47] The current science on microdosing. [00:04:12] Paper: Szigeti, Balázs, et al. "Self-blinding citizen science to explore psychedelic microdosing." ELife 10 (2021): e62878. [00:04:18] Citizen Science and self-blinding. [00:16:26] Results of the study. [00:21:39] Sourcing LSD and LSD analogues. [00:22:24] Book: American Kingpin, by Nick Bilton. [00:24:35] Existing clinical studies on microdosing: 1. Yanakieva, Steliana, et al. "The effects of microdose LSD on time perception: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial." Psychopharmacology 236.4 (2019): 1159-1170; 2. Hutten, Nadia RPW, et al. "Mood and cognition after administration of low LSD doses in healthy volunteers: A placebo controlled dose-effect finding study." European Neuropsychopharmacology 41 (2020): 81-91; 3. Bershad, Anya K., et al. "Acute subjective and behavioral effects of microdoses of lysergic acid diethylamide in healthy human volunteers." Biological psychiatry 86.10 (2019): 792-800. [00:27:53] The key to a strong placebo response. [00:29:36] Acute and post-acute outcomes. [00:41:44] Book: Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body by Jo Marchant. [00:44:01] Hamilton Depression Scale. [00:52:13] Future directions and testing additional substances. [00:54:44] examine.com. [00:55:03] labdoor.com. [00:55:52] mydelica.com for Balazs’ self-blinding microdose study 2.0. [00:57:27] Limitations of the study. [01:07:27] Selfblinding-microdose.org.
Today I had the pleasure of spending time chatting with my good friend Dr Gemma Newman. GP with over 17 years experience in medicine, whole food plant based advocate and now best selling author of the book “The Plant Power Doctor”, A simple prescription for a healthier you.I’ve known Gemma for a number of years and she is one of the most kind hearted and knowledgeable individuals, not only on the subject of nutrition but also on how to empathise and coach behaviour change with patients. She is a founding member and ambassador for PBHPUK, she has a specialist interest in holistic health, plant based nutrition and lifestyle medicine. Through her practice she has come to understand that body, mind and soul are not separate, and that it is only in addressing the root causes of stress and disconnection that we can truly heal, from the inside out.Another passion of hers includes the promotion of no-till conservation agricultural techniques in order to bring health back to our soil and our farming systems, so as to allow healing of the ecosystems that sustain human life. Planetary health is inextricably linked to human health, and she has spoken on this topic to other health care professionals at a debate at Imperial College as well as during the Extinction Rebellion events.Today we touch on a range of these subjects including:Gemma's journey to plant based eatingFood prescriptions and how Gemma coaches patientsBLEND IT - an acronym for behaviour changeHow hard GP life isRegenerative agriculture and the current 6th mass extinction eventEgo and how to detach from one’s perception that the world revolves around themHow Gemma overcame negative events on social mediaDo check Gemma out on social media @planntpowerdoctor and her website gemmanewman.com which is full of fantastic free resources too along with Gemma's book - The Plant Power Doctor which is a super read! All website and social media links are on the show notes page on The Doctor's Kitchen website See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
How have the mass hysteria and international lockdowns impacted the world economy and the daily lives of people worldwide? Principles of economics can be used to explain virtually every stage of the process. Tune in to learn: How international governments have failed their citizens and set them up for failure moving forward If a turning point is on the horizon for the pandemic in 2021 Why lockdowns are ineffective when used to stop COVID-19 Sanjeev Sabhlok, a former Indian Administrative Service member and government economist working in Melbourne, Australia, shares his experience with international economics and corruption and sheds light on the current state of the world amidst COVID-19. Mr. Sabhlok discusses the sunk cost fallacy and how it perpetuates the current state of affairs in governments worldwide. This creates mass hysteria, which only proves to exacerbate the already out-of-hand situation. The principles of lockdown and quarantine are also called into question and the types of infectious diseases that are effectively quelled by these practices. Principles of economics can help solve the mysteries of why the Coronavirus has been handled so inefficiently by the world governments and how it has affected international trade. The significant players of the pandemic are revealed, and the interactions between China, the World Health Organization, and the Imperial College are broken down to show how specific entities are benefiting from economic and societal shutdowns. Visit Sanjeev Sabhlok's blog at https://www.sabhlokcity.com for more uncensored Coronavirus analysis. Episode also available on Apple Podcasts: apple.co/30PvU9C
Almost a year ago, I had Dr. Peter Openshaw from Imperial College on to talk about what we knew about the novel coronavirus. I especially loved his takes on the virus, because he was one of the few people that actually gave me the answer "I don't know", which was true because no one knew anything! We now know a lot more about the virus, especially Dr. Peter Openshaw! This time, I have him on to talk about what we know about the variant, how it actually transmits, updates on the vaccine, how can we prevent and avoid the virus, and what would the world looks like post-coronavirus! Also, my new book Skip The Line is out! Make sure you get a copy wherever you get your new book! I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.