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Real Herbalism Radio is the weekly podcast created by The Practical Herbalist team to dish up the saucy bits of the herb world in a format that's easy to listen to on the go or relaxing at home. Your hosts, Sue and Candace, offer you their insights into the world of herbs along with a variety of easy, practical ideas for making herbalism a part of your daily life. They'll help you understand some of the complex and often perplexing aspects of herbalism, decode the language of herbalists, and ...
 
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Utilizes narrative storytelling, archival audio, and immersive soundscapes to explore true stories of white-collar criminals, con artists, and corporate evil. From corruption and fraud to Ponzi schemes and environmental disasters, these financially motivated crimes have shaped our world in unimaginable ways. All in the name of greed.
 
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Episode Notes My guests include Candace Tate, NEXT Memphis Program Coordinator. It is an extension of the Porter Leath organization who is a primary source of support for Memphis at-risk families. She tells us how NEXT will serve child care professionals so they can focus on the task at hand and how they plan to change the game of childcare in Shel…
 
Candace and Patrick reflected on their chat with Dawn Laska-Tommerdahl last week. They shared how she's influenced their use of incense to heal through the years and encouraged them to experiment. Patrick shared his top tip for becoming a Real Terrific Herbalist. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Episode Notes My guests include Tannera Gibson who was recently named the first black female President of the Memphis Bar Association. She will tell me about what the honor means to her and what the agenda looks like moving forward. For those of you who are aware of the hit musical talent show, the Voice, you know that recently one of our very own,…
 
The State of Illinois' newly appointed Director of Special Investigations is exposed as a lifelong con artist and notorious property squatter. –––-–---------------------------------------- PATREON: Patreon.com/Swindled DONATE: SwindledPodcast.com/Support CONSUME: SwindledPodcast.com/Shop –––-–---------------------------------------- MUSIC: Deformr.…
 
The intersection between The Plants and modern medicine is both practical and spiritual. The Plants know how to manifest the spiritual in powerful and deeply healing ways. Today, we're talking with Dawn Lacska-Tommerdahl, RN, Master Herbalist, Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild (RH, AHG), and owner of Dawn's Enchanted Garden abo…
 
Episode Notes My guests include Tangua Houston. An educator by trade, she saw something was missing and wanted to fill a need for many of our young people. That’s where Universal Achievers Foundation was born. She’s explains the concept of success through work. Many of you have heard of Kwanza but do you know it’s origins or meaning? Dr. Richard Co…
 
Episode Notes My guests include Rev. Dr. Walter Womack, Sr. Pastor of Faithful Baptist Church and SCLC president. He, like many of us is very troubled by the senseless violence we see on a daily basis in our city. Recently, he launched an effort he hopes others follow. He hit the streets for a real conversation and will tell us what he learned. Nex…
 
Candace and Patrick talked their Solstice Plans and how the conversation with Deatra and Adam last week reflected in our current world, including challenges we've all faced and walking the line between Spirit and Physical healing. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
As modern herbalists, we often focus on the healing properties of The Plants...and we've narrowed our definition of Healing to mainly the physicality of life. That's not how it always was. Before, The Plants let us see healing in a much Bigger way. Today, we're talking with Deatra Cohen and Adam Siegel, authors of Ashkenazi Herbalism: Rediscovering…
 
Candace and Patrick reflected on their conversation with Rhea last week. Patrick had lots to say about growing older and the differences he notices between his own generation and the Millenials. Candace suggested he's really an old man. They discussed the changes that the pandemic have created for so many of us and how the plants can help us find o…
 
A massive explosion in Lebanon's capital city is revealed to be a symptom of a corrupt system. Prelude: A fertilizer plant explosion destroys the small town of West, Texas. –––-–---------------------------------------- PATREON: Patreon.com/Swindled DONATE: SwindledPodcast.com/Support CONSUME: SwindledPodcast.com/Shop WATCH: SwindledVideo.com –––-–-…
 
At some point in our lives, we all find ourselves facing a Crossroads. When life leads you into the place of change and big decision, it's good to know you have a few herbal allies who will help you find your way forward. Today, we're talking with Rhea Humann, certified Herbalist and Health Coach and owner of The Persistent Pestle Apothecary and Te…
 
Episode Notes Guests include Rick James, CEO and owner of the Castle Retail Group, High Point grocery and Cash Saver. We have heard about the recent supply chain issues nationwide that are causing both shortages and higher prices in time for the holidays. He will explain the local impact and what you can expect. Next, as we enter into the holidays,…
 
Candace and Patrick loved talking with Leslie Shalduha last week. They talked about their own challenges in getting started with herbalism back-in-the-day. They shared a story or two of some of their early efforts and what it took to overcome the old patterning. They finished off with an answer to an Herbal 101 question from Valerie about measuring…
 
Are you an armchair herbalist? Loads of well-worn herbal books on your shelf and romantic ideas about herbs as a lifestyle with a strange block to actually adopting the herbal practice. That is a clear sign you are. Today, we're talking with Leslie Shalduha, practicing herbalist at Sassy Llama Apothecary, makers of simple everyday herbal products, …
 
Episode Notes Guests include Jared Barnett, the CEO of Slingshot Memphis. Their purpose is simple; to be a catalyst for change behind a movement to fight poverty in our city. He will share their vision along with some of the various organizations they work with. LaDell Beamon is a man from and of the streets. His Heal the Hood Foundation is working…
 
An anonymous tip leads to the arrest of a beloved gynecologist in Chesapeake, Virginia. Prelude: Dr. Roger Beyer is investigated for improperly reusing a rectal pressure device. –––-–---------------------------------------- PATREON: Patreon.com/Swindled DONATE: SwindledPodcast.com/Support CONSUME: SwindledPodcast.com/Shop WATCH: SwindledVideo.com –…
 
Candace and Patrick talked about Wildcrafting this week. Patrick shared his disappointment at the shattering of his romantic idea of how Anna Rosa does it...and considered the reasons why his fantasy and her reality aren't quilt the same. Candace answered an Herbal 101 question on herbs for neuropathy. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out …
 
Episode Notes Guests include Dr. Steve Threlkeld, Infectious disease specialist, Baptist hospital group. We will catch up all things Covid, whar the flu season will bring and how the recent actions in Nashville regarding the virus will affect us in Memphis and Shelby County. Next, this is Lung Cancer Awareness month. Dr. Anurag Mehrotra, specialist…
 
When herbalists think of skin, we often jump straight to trauma-medicine. We think of herbs to heal burns and cuts and rashes...but what about preventing problems and creating glowing, healthy skin? Today, we're talking with Anna Rosa, Medical Herbalist and founder of Anna Rosa Skincare about the power and beauty of Icelandic Herbal Skincare. See a…
 
Episode Notes Guests include Celebrity Chef Daudi McLean, aka Da Vegan Guru. His vegan menu has been catered by various celebrity clients, but NOW he is focusing his energy on opening Guru’s City Vegan which is Memphis’ first full service Black owned vegan restaurant. He explains how his plant based soul food menu will bring you back for more. This…
 
Candace and Patrick talked about the importance of understanding historical uses and practices in herbalism. They reflected on the power of their conversation with Deatra Cohen and Adam Siegel last week and talked about some of the cross-currents of historical Eastern Europe in The Pale of Settlement as compared to modern herbalism in the USA. See …
 
Episode Notes My guests include Randa Lipman from Mid-South Transplant. She will talk to us about the great need for thousands of people who are awaiting a lifesaving organ transplant and how you can support their motto and mission; Give Hope. Give Life. Continuing the ‘giving’ theme, Erskine Gillespie from Vitalant Blood Donation will also join me…
 
A charismatic real estate guru builds a fortune with infomercials. Prelude: Charles J. Givens sells financial advice to a susceptible audience. –––-–---------------------------------------- PATREON: Patreon.com/Swindled DONATE: SwindledPodcast.com/Support CONSUME: SwindledPodcast.com/Shop WATCH: SwindledVideo.com –––-–------------------------------…
 
The Plants love to show us their secrets, most especially when those secrets involve us humans. And, they love to inspire us to uncover the good, the bad, and the healing in those stories. Today, we're talking with Deatra Cohen and Adam Siegel, authors of Ashkenazi Herbalism: Rediscovering the Traditions of Eastern European Jews, about finding the …
 
Episode Notes Guests include the new President of Rust College in Holly Springs, MS., Dr. Ivy Taylor. She tells us about her plans to make the HBCU bigger, bolder and better. She will also tell us what brought her there after holding political office. This is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Advocate and survivor Gwen Turner joins me for a frank …
 
Candace and Patrick reflected on their conversation with Matthew Wood last week. They talked about how the Herbal field has changed and how different some of the challenges young herbalists face today are from those Matthew and others like him faced. They also talked about changing perspectives and the benefits of seeing The Plants from many differ…
 
A muffler shop owner exacts revenge over a zoning dispute in the mountain town of Granby, Colorado. Prelude: Tom Leask makes a violent statement against a small-town government. –––-–---------------------------------------- PATREON: Patreon.com/Swindled DONATE: SwindledPodcast.com/Support CONSUME: SwindledPodcast.com/Shop WATCH: SwindledVideo.com –…
 
No matter where we start our journey on the Herbal Path, The Plants are guaranteed to offer us a few perspective shifts as they show us where healing is most needed. Today, we're talking with Matthew Wood, Herbalist with a Masters of Science and Herbal Medicine from the Scottish School of Herbalism accredited by the University of Wales, author of m…
 
Episode Notes My guests include Collierville Police Chief Dale Lane. This small town became the site of a national nightmare when a lone gunman opened fire in a Kroger grocery store that ended up wounding 15 people, killing one. He will talk to us about this unspeakable situation and how he and the community are trying to heal. Also, talking busine…
 
Candace and Patrick talked about the future of medicine and what it takes to be healthy in today's world, all inspired by their conversation with Dawn Laska-Tommerdahl last week. The also talked about the importance of being educated and asking your healthcare providers to be educated on plant-based medicines and lifestyles and on the power of aski…
 
Incompetence and negligence lead to a devastating loss of life at a concert in West Warwick, Rhode Island. Prelude: A fight in the E2 nightclub in Chicago triggers a deadly stampede. –––-–---------------------------------------- PATREON: Patreon.com/Swindled DONATE: SwindledPodcast.com/Support CONSUME: SwindledPodcast.com/Shop WATCH: SwindledVideo.…
 
Episode Notes My guests include West Memphis Mayor Marco McClendon. He is going to tell us about the many projects he is working on in his city, the economic effect the I-40 bridge closure had, and what the future holds. Also, Talia Palacio, Community advocate and WYXR radio host will explain the importance of Hispanic Heritage Month. Finally, we w…
 
You don't know what you want to be when you grow up? Not to worry! The Plants will lead you in the right direction no matter where you've gotten your start. They have a knack for merging disparate paths. Today, we're talking with Dawn Lacska-Tommerdahl, RN, Master Herbalist, Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild (RH, AHG), and owne…
 
Episode Notes My guests include Tori Boyland, who is on a mission to promote mental health awareness through her ‘Tori Talks’ organization. She will tell us about her next Community Day of Service and how you can help. Broad Baptist Church Pastor Keith Norman is a man who deeply cares about community. He has strong opinions about the church and the…
 
Candace and Patrick talk about how they're preparing for cold and flu season, reflect on the herbal home remedies KP Khalsa suggested in last week's show, and talk about how they're building immunity as the cold months draw near. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Episode Notes My guests include Commercial Appeal columnist Corinne Kennedy. She recently penned an article about how the lack of employees has and is affecting the local work force. Hear what she found out from several businesses who are affected. Anna Kathryn Word from MIFA pays a return visit. She will talk about this years, “Our City, Our Story…
 
A Virginia-based peanut processing company unleashes one of the most massive and lethal food-borne contamination events in United States history. Prelude: The Jensen brothers are charged with crimes after a deadly listeria outbreak. –––-–---------------------------------------- PATREON: Patreon.com/Swindled DONATE: SwindledPodcast.com/Support CONSU…
 
As days grow long, we herbalists get busy in field and the kitchen preparing for the cold months ahead. What are we whipping up? Today, we're talking with K.P. Khalsa, Ayurvedic Doctor and State Licenced Nutritionist, about the Best Natural Approach to Flu and Cold Season. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Candace and Patrick chatted about GMO seeds and whether that technology is a thing of the past...or will be soon. They ruminated on climate change and how genetic modifications may or may not have an intregal relationship. Plus, they answered an Herbal 101 question on mugwort substitutes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Episode Notes My guests include Michelle Robinson McKissack Shelby County School Board member. We are all aware of the great impact the Delta variant has caused to our community, and is now affecting our children in a big way. She will tell us how the board is fighting back to protect them. When you hear the name Fred Jones you think of some very b…
 
A Wall Street tycoon's money management firm is revealed to be the world's largest Ponzi scheme. Prelude: Samuel Israel III disappears after his hedge fund collapses. –––-–---------------------------------------- PATREON: Patreon.com/Swindled DONATE: SwindledPodcast.com/Support CONSUME: SwindledPodcast.com/Shop WATCH: SwindledVideo.com –––-–-------…
 
The idea of saving seed has the ring of romance and old-timey nostalgia about it. For many herbalists, it's a neat idea we may or may not implement...and when we do, we're often not super thoughtful at it. Today, we're talking with Elise and Jeff Higley of Oshala Farm about the art of salving seeds for healthy, bio-regionally adapted herbal success…
 
Episode Notes My guests include an up close and personal look at what goes on in an ER in the midst of the explosive Delta variant outbreak. Baptist Medical ED Nurse Luke Parker shares his life changing experience. Rent and utility assistance along with the eviction moratorium have been front and center these days. Karen Gause, Division of Communit…
 
Candace and Patrick discuss some of the challenges of re-integrating into regular life after recovering from Burnout. Challenges in changing lifestyle and attitudes were at the core of their chat. They covered a few herbs that're useful for sticking to the choices that'll help you avoid burnout again. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out i…
 
Episode Notes My guests this week include a man who has too many jobs; host of Behind the Headlines, The Sidebar podcast Oh...and let's not forget CEO of the Daily Memphian. Eric Barnes stops by to discuss all things Memphis. Many of you fans of the theater have missed live shows. Well, they are coming back for a new season at the Orpheum and Pres.…
 
Exhaustion, Collapse, Nervous Exhaustion, Breakdown, Adrenal fatigue, Mental breakdown, Fried, Drained, Weary, Worn out, Stale, Devoured, Beat, Mental…Burnout has a thousand names. All of them spell trouble. Today, we’re talking about what it means to be utterly exhausted and how to lean into herbal medicine and natural approaches to fix it. See ac…
 
Episode Notes My guests include Dr. Nick Hysmith, Infectious disease physician, Medical Director of Infection Prevention, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. As was predicted, the Delta variant has become far worse that initially thought and our children are being affected at a dangerous rate never seen before. He will breakdown the numbers and where t…
 
Candace and Patrick are back from Summer Hiatus chatting about herbs in teh garden, climate change, community gardening and finding inspiration from Rebecca Ingalls' work, and the amazing medicinal power of culinary herbs. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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