Terrain Theory

Terrain Theory

Terrain Theory is hosted by Ben Hardy and Mike Merenda, two childhood friends on a journey to tear down the old fear-based germ theory paradigm and usher in a better, brighter approach to health and wellness. Discover interviews with guests from the alternative medicine space and find inspiration in real-life stories of Terrain Transformations. Reclaim agency and discover methods both old and new to improve and optimize your health and your terrain. You are your primary healthcare provider.


January 29, 2023 87 min

Tom Paladino is a researcher and practitioner of remote scalar energy healing, in which this fundamental force of nature works in unison with the body's innate intelligence to heal all sorts of illnesses. In this conversation with Tom we discuss:

  • Our current understanding of scalar energy
  • Scalar energy vs electromagnetic energy
  • Why scalar energy cannot be measured
  • Nikola Tesla's work with scalar energy and free energy
  • How Tom us...
  • Mark as Played

    Co-hosts Ben & Mike check in with their respective primary healthcare providers, reflect on the year that was and set goals for the year ahead. Specifically, they discuss:

  • The NEW podcast to be on the lookout for
  • Greta and the Great Con
  • The wolf in sheep's clothing
  • Ben's Big Detox
  • Food preservation and biogeometry
  • Pineal gland activation
  • Mike's new substack
  • ...and more.

    Terrain Theory episodes are not to be taken as medical ...

    Mark as Played

    Will Blunderfield is a musician, yogi, and sexual kung fu instructor. In this conversation with Will we discuss:

  • How German New Medicine helped him kick coke addiction
  • The poisoning of the gay community
  • Sexual liberation as a psyop
  • Male bonding is like a vitamin
  • Why guys should stop manscaping
  • The power of semen retention
  • The truth about circumcision
  • You can learn more about Will on his website or follow him on Instagram

    Terrain Theory epis...

    Mark as Played

    Steve Falconer is a musician and a filmmaker best known for his work on the Spacebusters video channels. In this conversation with Steve we discuss:

  • German New Medicine
  • Esoteric Biochemistry
  • The Bible as allegory for the Zodiac and the 12 essential cell-salts
  • Evil as an internal – not external – enemy
  • Piecing together the fragments of Lost History
  • The problem with getting involved in a Movement
  • You can learn more about Steve and his work ...

    Mark as Played

    Veronica Fannin is an artist, illustrator, and dear friend of podcast hosts Ben and Mike. Her birthday falls on Christmas, so in this episode we examine three alternative perspectives on the classic Christmas story, weaving in ancient African history, Solstice traditions, and our own journeys of health and spiritual growth.

    Learn more about Vern and her work at earthartmagic.com and follow her on Instagram.

    Excerpts were pulled from:


    Mark as Played

    Dina Falconi is a clinical herbalist, educator, food activist, and the author of Foraging & Feasting, A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook.

    In this conversation with Dina we discuss:

  • What Nature and the Land has taught her
  • Why she says "who" and not "what"
  • How a Weston A. Price book completely changed her trajectory
  • Individualism vs Tribalism
  • The herbs she recommends people take during the "cold" season 
  • You ca...

    Mark as Played

    Jacob Diaz, aka the undercover virologist, has been one of the more outspoken figures within the Terrain Theory camp, devoting much of his life and time to tearing down Germ Theory one pseudoscientific isolation paper at a time.

    In this conversation with Jacob we discuss:

  • Why Germ Theory persists even among alternative practitioners
  • Examining the scientific method
  • Exposing AIDS, polio, measles and the current "pandemic"
  • The trut...
  • Mark as Played

    Rob Norris is a musician-cum-holistic healer who joined Mike in the studio to chat about his illustrious career with the power pop band The Bongos and the random session he had as a twenty year old with an energy healer that virtually cured him of a long-standing health issue AND planted the seed that would become his present-day incarnation as an energy worker with a practice in the Hudson Valley of New York.

    In this conversation w...

    Mark as Played

    Stephen Hardy is an author and retired professor of kinesiology/history who has devoted his retirement years to learning about grief and grieving, having lost two sons within two decades.

    In this conversation with Stephen we discuss:

  • Worden's Four Tasks of Mourning
  • Two books on grief that everyone should read
  • The new science of post traumatic growth
  • The 3 Ps that connect many faiths and religions around the world
  • How to be a good his...
  • Mark as Played

    Co-hosts Ben & Mike check in with their respective primary healthcare providers on progress with appreciation to integration and their journeys towards impeccable terrains. Specifically, they discuss:

  • Ben's 8-day water fast
  • The near-miracle healing that occurred
  • Finding crystal clarity and focus
  • Opening a channel to the Creator
  • Long overdue trauma healing
  • ...and more.

    Terrain Theory episodes are not to be taken as medical advice. ...

    Mark as Played

    Nick Keene is the owner and manager of the Egremont Barn in Western Massachusetts. He is currently training to be a pourer of Ayahuasca for others, a somewhat long and mysterious process with no handbook or dogma to guide him along the way. 

    In our conversation with Nick we discuss:

  • his first Ayahuasca ceremony
  • the diets required to train as a pourer
  • his work with Rupert Sheldrake
  • the healing power of Ayahuasca
  • why purging shouldn't ...
  • Mark as Played

    Dr. Grayson Dart is a classically trained medical doctor who stepped outside the medical system to find answers to an autoimmune disease he struggled with for much of his life. He has since devoted his life and practice to helping clients use natural healing – that is, the body’s own healing properties – to overcome all sorts of health challenges.

    In our conversation with Dr. Grayson we discuss:

  • how he healed himself of asthma
  • what it...
  • Mark as Played

    Matt Roeske is the co-founder of Cultivate Elevate and a passionate researcher of old world knowledge and technology. He is an advocate for nutrient dense superfoods and ancient holistic remedies.

    In our conversation with Matt we discuss:

  • how a simple device of wood and copper can increase crop yields
  • why you need more pyramids in your life
  • switching to linen and ditching LED bulbs
  • defining aether
  • primary water and the myth of water scar...
  • Mark as Played

    Amandha Vollmer is an eclectic practitioner of over 20 years, trained in Naturopathic Medicine & Veterinary Homeopathy. She creates all-natural remedies with the wisdom of nature and wrote the book Healing with DMSO.

    In our conversation with Amandha we discuss:

  • how to achieve optimal health
  • exposure to (and protection against) geoengineering
  • the healing potential of DMSO
  • the insanity of the CDC
  • why there is reason for hope
  • ...and more...

    Mark as Played

    Elizabeth Vernon is a beekeeper, an activist, and a maker of small batch, functional, wild crafted herbal remedies and skin care products. She is the founder of Queen Bees Farmacy and a prominent figure in the fight to preserve the religious exemption for New Jersey.

    In our conversation with Elizabeth we discuss:

  • Her experience with endometriosis and opioids at 16 years old
  • The accident that left her flatlined and paralyzed
  • How she fou...
  • Mark as Played

    As promised, this is the FULL & UNEDITED "Healers & Growers" panel discussion from the Main Stage of the Hoot Music Festival at the Ashokan Center in upstate NY, which took place on Saturday, August 27. The panel included Tom Cowan, Will Padilla-Brown, Danny Parrott, Kelly Crine, and Covel McDermott.

    They spoke to a hillside of festival attendees about the challenges of making food your medicine in today’s society, f...

    Mark as Played

    Dr. Rob Williams is the co-founder of Peak Flow, a breath organization that uses a holistic approach to respiratory training and peak performance. Dr. Williams is a certified Level 1 Wim Hof Method instructor, Buteyko Institute breath coach, Oxygen Advantage (OA) instructor, and certified BEMER representative.

    In our conversation with Dr. Williams we discuss:

  • Why the vast majority of humans on the planet are breathing sub-optimally
  • Ho...
  • Mark as Played

    Dr. Andrew Kaufman is a natural healing consultant, a forensic psychiatrist, and one the leading figures challenging the fraudulent pseudoscience at the heart of germ theory. He is the filmmaker behind the documentary Terrain, a contributor and signatory of the now-famous Virus Challenge and the founder of True Medicine University.

    In our conversation with Dr. Kaufman we discuss:

  • The evidence supporting Terrain Theory / the terrain m...
  • Mark as Played

    Dr. Covel McDermot is a plant and soil scientist, an urban ecologist, a sea moss advocate and the founder of The Pineal Room, an ecological-cosmological system that aims to activate the infinite healing light of the spirit-mind-body using natural organic products, eco-therapeutic & eco-spiritual practices.

    In our conversation with Covel we discuss:

  • Why we need to collectively raise our ecological consciousness – and how to do it
  • H...
  • Mark as Played

    On Saturday, August 27, podcast co-host Ben Hardy moderated a panel discussion on the Main Stage of the Hoot Musical Festival in upstate NY which included Will Padilla-Brown, Danny Parrott, Tom Cowan, Kelly Crine, and Covel McDermott. The panel was called "Healers & Growers" and focused on the intersections of food, medicine, health, and community.

    In this episode we highlight some of the responses to the opening questio...

    Mark as Played

    Popular Podcasts

      Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.

      Stuff You Should Know

      If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.

      The Piketon Massacre

      The most notorious mass murder in Ohio’s history happened on the night of April 21, 2016 in rural Pike County. Four crime scenes, thirty-two gunshot wounds, eight members of the Rhoden family left dead in their homes. Two years later a local family of four, the Wagners, are arrested and charged with the crimes. As the Wagners await four back-to-back capital murder trials, the KT Studios team revisits Pike County to examine: crime-scene forensics, upcoming legal proceedings, and the ties that bind the victims and the accused. As events unfold and new crimes are uncovered, what will it mean for all involved? What will it mean for Pike County?

      Crime Junkie

      If you can never get enough true crime... Congratulations, you’ve found your people.


      It’s a lighthearted nightmare in here, weirdos! Morbid is a true crime, creepy history and all things spooky podcast hosted by an autopsy technician and a hairstylist. Join us for a heavy dose of research with a dash of comedy thrown in for flavor.

    Advertise With Us

    For You

      Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeart App.


      © 2023 iHeartMedia, Inc.