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Dose Makes The Poison: The Toxcast

Dose Makes The Poison: The Toxcast

By Kevin G. Shanks
A podcast about forensic toxicology and chemistry. We talk about drugs, poisons, and forensics in the news.
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Quick Bites: The Case of Jagger the Irish Setter
It's episode 11 of The Toxcast and I'm here to talk about a case of suspected animal poisoning in a new feature called Quick Bites (Of The Poisoned Apple). Enjoy! Intro and outro music is Psychedelic Mushrooms by T Morri.
10:32
July 18, 2020
A Very Special Toxisode: Yes, Pepper Spray is Tear Gas
Welcome to a very special toxisode of Dose Makes the Poison: The Toxcast. In episode 10, I talk about tear gas, pepper spray, chili peppers, and capsaicin. It's a quick one today. Give it a listen.
23:19
June 8, 2020
Headed for a Heartbreak (The Cardiac Glycosides: Digoxin and Convallatoxin)
Episode 9 of Dose Makes the Poison: The Toxcast. Let's talk about Digitalis (digoxin, digitoxin) and Convallaria (convallatoxin) - what are these plants? What are these poisons? How do they work in the body? Have they been used for murder? Poisonings? Have they been referenced in pop culture? All audio clips are taken from Kevin Shanks' music and movie archives in which he personally purchased. He does not own any licenses to any of the sounds or music, but used them for discussion and educational purposes. If you have an issue with their use in this podcast episode, please contact dosemakesthepoisonpodcast@gmail.com. Intro and Outro music is Psychedelic Mushrooms by T Morri.
45:56
May 27, 2020
How To Fix A Drug Scandal (Netflix)
Episode 8. When Things Go Real Bad In The Lab. Two forensic toxicologists (Dr. Justin Brower and I) chat about the new Netflix documentary series, How To Fix A Drug Scandal - directed by Erin Lee Carr. Yes, this is a series about drug lab chemists, Annie Dookhan and Sonja Farak. Give it a watch and then give us a listen!
1:31:49
April 10, 2020
Not Your Parent's Heroin (Heroin, Fentanyl, and Fentalogs)
Welcome to episode 7 of Dose Makes The Poison: The Toxcast. In today's episode, I talk about heroin, fentanyl, and fentanyl analogs (fentalogs). What are these substances? How do they act in the body? Is passive exposure to police and emergency personnel in the field a real thing? Give it a listen. Find it here or on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Officer Collapses After Suspected Fentanyl Exposure Pensacola Police HQ Temporarily Locked Down After Officers Possible Exposed to Fentanyl ACMT / AACT Position Paper on Fentanyl Field Exposure Media Reports of Unintentional Opioid Exposure of Public Safety First Responders in North America Intro and Outro music is Psychedelic Mushrooms by T Morri.
47:53
March 15, 2020
McGruff the Singing Crime Dog / Drugs in the News
Welcome to episode 6 of Dose Makes the Poison: The Toxcast. Today's episode is a bit different. Remember McGruff the Crime Dog? Well, come with me as we hear him sing about drugs. Also, we'll talk about drugs in the news. Let's go!
46:22
February 9, 2020
What's In The Bottle? (Cyanide)
It's episode 5 of Dose Makes The Poison: The Toxcast. And I wonder what's in this bottle? Well, I think it's time to talk cyanide. Intro and outro music is Psychedelic Mushrooms by T. Morri.
36:26
January 13, 2020
A Few Drops Will Do Ya (Tetrahydrozoline)
Welcome to episode 4 of Dose Makes The Poison: The Toxcast. In today's episode, I chat about the over the counter substance, tetrahydrozoline, and its use in urban legend, drug facilitated crimes, poisonings, and murder. Email: DoseMakesThePoisonPodcast@gmail.com
22:47
December 30, 2019
Toxicology in the Movies (Knives Out)
It's episode 3 of Dose Makes The Poison: The Toxcast. I love when I see forensic toxicology in film and tv. And today, the new murder mystery film, Knives Out, is on the menu. Let's talk about the intersection of forensic toxicology and Knives Out. There are spoilers in this episode - and I do give an explicit spoiler warning - but I'll warn you here again. Spoilers, baby. Intro and outro music is Psychedelic Mushrooms by T. Morri.
25:49
December 9, 2019
A Brief Introduction to Forensic Toxicology
Welcome to episode 2 of Dose Makes the Poison: The Toxcast. A Brief Introduction to Forensic Toxicology Episode 2 is a quick discussion about what forensic toxicology is, what forensic toxicologist does, and what terms/phrases does a forensic toxicologist use.  Email: DoseMakesThePoisonPodcast@gmail.com
20:55
December 5, 2019
The Background
Welcome to episode 1 of Dose Makes the Poison: The Toxcast. The Background Episode 1 is an explainer about what this podcast is going to be, who I am, and what I want to get out of this show. Email: DoseMakesThePoisonPodcast@gmail.com
12:55
December 5, 2019