Finding Genius Podcast

Finding Genius Podcast

Podcast interviews with genius-level (top .1%) practitioners, scientists, researchers, clinicians and professionals in Cancer, 3D Bio Printing, CRISPR-CAS9, Ketogenic Diets, the Microbiome, Extracellular Vesicles, and more. Subscribe today for the latest medical, health and bioscience insights from geniuses in their field(s).


April 19, 2024 50 mins

In this conversation, we sit down with a member of Doomberg to discuss the mindset of continuous improvement and other thought-provoking ideas that are important for us all to consider. 

Doomberg is an anonymous news publication that provides readers with an in-depth analysis of financial and economic trends – underscoring information missing from mainstream media. By utilizing the principles of continuous improvement, it has becom...

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In this episode, we discuss teenage social anxiety with Kyle Mitchell, a Tedx Speaker, author, and the founder of Social Anxiety Kyle. With a passion for solving mental health problems and the impact they have on our communities, Kyle works with teens and youth to help them go from socially anxious to socially confident.

Kyle collaborates alongside teens, educators, parents, nonprofits, and other organizations to change the narrati...

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In this episode, we are joined by Matthew Moody, the President of Mental Health America of Arizona and a licensed counselor in Arizona. He has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Counseling from Arizona State University. 

Before his current position, Matthew ove...

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Do pre and probiotics have healing and preventive powers? In an age of pharmaceutical solutions, finding sustainable and holistic health practices is critical. How can we leverage gut health to fight sickness and disease? Noelle Patno, the Chief Science Officer at Bened Life, sits down to explain…

Noelle has a Ph.D. and MS from the University of Chicago in molecular metabolism, nutrition, and translational sciences. She also has a ...

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John C. A. Manley joins the podcast once again to discuss his daily email newsletter, Blazing Pine Cone Posts, and his work as a writer of fiction, freedom, and philosophy. John is the author of Much Ado About Corona: A Dystopian Love Story, the forthcoming All The Humans Are Sleeping, and other works of speculative fiction…

With a background in Eastern philosophy, fine art, and freelance ghostwriting, John’s perspective on the wor...

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Bees are not alone in their fight to survive. While the backyard beekeeper might start with a pollinator garden, researchers are also busy strengthening and shoring up these vulnerable organisms that are an essential part of our food ecosystem.

Jay Evans explains some promising efforts, telling listeners

  • What the main stressors for bees are, from diseases to pests,
  • Why protecting a middle-aged bee from stressors impacts the en...
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Is it possible to breed a species of bee with total viral immunity? Maybe, and the research being done in Michelle Flenniken’s lab could pave the way for it to happen.

Tune in to discover:

  • Whether bees might utilize a form of preventative medicine
  • In what way a honeybee model for insect immunity might be superior to the status quo fruit fly model
  • Why the term “honeybee viruses” might be misleading

Michelle Flenniken is A...

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Honey bees are one of the most fascinating and complex social organisms on our planet. Scientists like Gene Robinson research how their genomics play a central role in this behavior and how their environment in turn affects their genes.

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  • How the honey bee colony is surprisingly flexible and adaptive to changes in numbers and situations,
  • How the genomics discipline altered scientists' one-directional arrow from ...
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“…Their society and community is so complicated, that in fact you cannot really have a straight answer for why something is happening. You need to see it from a global perspective, and look at it from different angles…it’s the complexity that makes it fascinating for me,” says Dr. Fani Hatjina of bees, which have been the subject of her work for her entire professional life.
She focuses specifically on social honey bees, and joins ...

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Bees can generate five pounds of honey a day under prime nectar-gathering conditions.

Numerous factors make that possible and researchers like William Meikle work on modeling honey bee populations, keeping track of how different stressors might affect honey bee colony health.

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  • What measures are important for beehive modeling and why,
  • How bees are able to keep their brood area at a constant warm temperature, and
  • ...
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Pesticides, poor nutrition, pests, and parasites: these are the four factors influencing bee health around the world, and the amount of information we have about each—how exactly they impact bees, whether each relates to the others, and what can be done about them—is constantly growing.

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  • How a particular fungicide may be altering the bioavailability of a critical micronutrient for bees
  • Where bees are kept d...
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As we look back on the pandemic, there are clear ways in which our public health strategies failed. From the quarantine to vaccines, understanding the pitfalls in our response will enable us to do better in the future. But who’s brave enough to step forward and identify these issues? Dr. Martin Kulldorff joins the podcast to shed some light on the subject…

Dr. Kulldorff is an epidemiologist, a biostatistician, and a founding fellow...

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Dr. Michael Marmor, Professor Emeritus of Ophthalmology at Stanford University, delves into the captivating realm of the human eye in this thought-provoking podcast episode. Focusing on the profound impact of eyes on various facets of human experience, Dr. Marmor shares his insights and expertise on this intriguing topic — particularly in the realm of art

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Bonnie J. Kaplan, Professor Emerita at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Canada, and author of The Better Brain: Overcome Anxiety, Combat Depression, and Reduce ADHD and Stress with Nutrition, expresses bewilderment at the reluctance of people to explore a subject so fundamental to our biology. What she's referring to is the intricate relationship between nutrition and brain function, which significantly impact...

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In this episode, we sit down with Jason P. Dworkin to discuss the cosmos in unprecedented ways. Always interested in the origin of life, Jason is a Senior Scientist for Astrobiology at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center who uses meteoritics, astrobiology, and analytical chemistry to observe our universe and uncover its hidden mysteries.

Currently, Jason is working on the OSIRIS-REx mission as a project scientist, contamination scienc...

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Today, we connect with Thomas Licker to discuss his decades of experience managing biohazard investigations and remediations. As a certified bio-environmental infection control remediator and recovery master, Thomas serves as the president of the American Bio-Recovery Association. Here, he has helped create and publish the Bio Recovery Site Risk Assessment (BSRA) guidance document and the Restoration Industry Association (RIA) Envi...

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In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Erika Kohler, a Research Space Scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. With a Ph.D. in Space and Planetary Science and a BS in Meteorology, Dr. Kohler’s research focuses on providing laboratory data that can inform and validate scientific models and mission observations. She does this by designing innovative experiments that simulate the extreme environments found on o...

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In this conversation, we sit down with Will Hall, a mental health professional at the forefront of innovative psychosis treatment. He hosts Madness Radio, is the co-founder of Freedom Center, and is a counselor who works with individuals, couples, families, and groups. As a schizophrenia survivor himself, Will is on a mission to uncover new visions of mind – and redefine what it means to be human.

In his book, Outside Mental Health...

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In this episode, we sit down with Joan Cohen to discuss her latest book, The Deepfake: A Novel. Newly released in April 2024, Joan takes us on a journey into the life of Sylvie,  an employee at an AI company. In this gripping story, we are confronted with the ethics of AI, corporate scandals, and a woman’s self-discovery. This incredibly well-timed and thought-provoking narrative highlights the potentially harmful effects of powerf...

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The queen bee has to get it right when she mates, because she only has one intense mating session for the duration of her life. The queen bee's anatomy and basic honey bee biology work together for success and Julian Rangel Posada tells listeners how.

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  • Why the queen flies a mile away to mate as well as other interesting details of honey bee social behavior, 
  • What the exact mechanics of honey bee mating are and ...
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