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21. Melting Away Anxiety with Mike Rumble

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21. Melting Away Anxiety with Mike Rumble
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Mike Rumble is from Welland, Ontario Canada working in a grocery story on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic. He takes kratom for anxiety and depression. He’s also an video game streamer and he has a great mic. He talks about kratom legality and of course his own kratom story. Disclaimer: There is no content …

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20. The Road to Recovery and Micro-dosing with Jennifer Van Blunk

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20. The Road to Recovery and Micro-dosing with Jennifer Van Blunk
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Jennifer Van Blunk is a Philly pastry chef. Years ago her dream of a career in the military was cut short due to an injury. After being discharged from the Navy, she took opiates for the physical and emotional pain for years, until she got to the point where, in her words, “I was literally …

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19. Making a Dangerous Workplace More Safe with Matt Catlin

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19. Making a Dangerous Workplace More Safe with Matt Catlin
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My guest is Matt Catlin, from Long Island, NY. Matt is an HVAC technician. He takes kratom to deal with chronic pain from work related injuries. He says kratom deals with pain in a way that allows him to stay focused in a workplace that’s often dangerous. Last summer we featured Matt as part of …

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18. Defeating A Heroin Addiction: Chad G’s Inspiring Kratom Story

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18. Defeating A Heroin Addiction: Chad G's Inspiring Kratom Story
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My guest is Chad G. Chad suffered through a 6 year opiate addiction that threatened his life and career. Twice, he nearly died of a heroin overdose. This dark period of Chad’s life came to an end when, he says, he discovered kratom and never looked back. Now he’s engaged to be married and runs …

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17. Can You Grow Kratom at Home? With Justin Sykes

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17. Can You Grow Kratom at Home? With Justin Sykes
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My guest is Justin Sykes, also known as TurtleTodd. We talk about growing kratom at home. Justin was a former opiate addict who switched from Suboxone to kratom several years ago and never looked back. Music: Risey “Memories of Thailand” Written and produced by Brian Gallagher for KratomScience.com Disclaimer: There is no content on the Kratom …

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16. The Navy’s Issue with Kratom… with Andy Knowles

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16. The Navy's Issue with Kratom... with Andy Knowles
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My guest is Andy Knowles. He is a Chief Gunners Mate who was recently kicked out of the United States Navy after a 15 year career, just for using kratom. Andy lives in Jacksonville Florida with his wife Stephanie. This is his kratom story… Music: Brendan Behan ” Who Fears to Speak of Easter Week …

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15. Marketing in a Kratom-Restrictive World with Wade Harman

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15. Marketing in a Kratom-Restrictive World with Wade Harman
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My guest is Wade Harman from Richlands, Virginia. Wade is a former coal miner, now a freelance writer, kratom consumer of 18 years, and host of the podcast The Botanical Resistance. We talk about FDA links to big pharma, marketing in a kratom-restrictive social media world, and how Wade survived an opiate addiction with the …

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14. Oklahoma Rep. Daniel Pae Discusses the Kratom Consumer Protection Act

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14. Oklahoma Rep. Daniel Pae Discusses the Kratom Consumer Protection Act
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My guest for Episode 14 is Representative Daniel Pae from Lawton, Oklahoma. He represents District 62 in the Oklahoma House. Mr. Pae was elected student body president at Oklahoma University, where he earned bachelor’s degrees in political science and economics and a master’s degree in Public Administration. In 2018, Mr Pae won his house seat …

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13. Drew Turner: Injured Veteran Turned Kratom Documentary Filmmaker

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13. Drew Turner: Injured Veteran Turned Kratom Documentary Filmmaker
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My guest is Drew Turner. Drew is a kratom activist and consumer who appeared in the documentary A Leaf of Faith. He is a Navy veteran, and As a result of his service, Drew suffers from PTSD, Meige syndrome, and has recently completed chemotherapy. He drinks kratom tea as a part of his wellness routine. …

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12. Learning How to Walk Again: Melody Woolf’s Kratom Story

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12. Learning How to Walk Again: Melody Woolf's Kratom Story
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My guest is Melody Woolf from Kalamazoo Michigan. Melody suffered from a number of conditions that gave her excruciating chronic pain including fibromyalgia and spinal stenosis. She was mostly home-bound and had to use a wheelchair, walker, and opiates to get her through the day. She discovered kratom six years ago and now walks, bikes, …

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