Ep 138 // Arielle the Herbalist w/ Matt Ruby / ‘Knives Out’

00:00 Intro
01:12 START /// Matt Ruby talks with Arielle the Herbalist / Arielle’s background and basics of herbalism
05:25 Adaptogens
08:03 Harvesting herbs from natural or urban environments
11:12 Herbs from local environment are the herbs we need
14:00 Lyme disease and other ailments that people seek treatment for
15:52 Diagnosis? / “herbs are allies”
17:22 Wise Woman Tradition
19:25 Traditional Western Herbalism / Ayurveda / tongue as indicator of overall health
22:13 Relationship between herbalism, western medicine, and modern pharmaceuticals / skullcap, mushrooms, and other herbs for newbies
27:18 “We live symbiotically with the plants…” / herbs can take longer than western meds, but have longer lasting effects
31:50 Herbalism and overall diet
33:15 Arielle’s mother’s recent health scare
36:03 People find the plants that they need
38:49 Closing thoughts / wrapping up /// END
39:55 1st Person: Princess // Learning To Not Give Up On Herself
43:50 Movie Review: Jacqueline Soller on ‘Knives Out’
45:37 Movie Chat w/ Jacqueline Soller & J. McVay (Spoiler Alert)
63:09 “Reverse Conversion Therapy” (BTR Live Studio, 2019) Arthur Moon
68:12 Outro / Credits
69:07 Finish.

Contributor Matt Ruby speaks with Arielle the Herbalist about the ways in which plants and herbs can help us to live better, healthier lives.

Later in the episode, Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay discuss the new movie, ‘Knives Out’ written and directed by Rian Johnson and starring Ana de Armas, Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, and Christopher Plummer — out now from Lionsgate.

And we’ll take an exclusive early listen to a performance by Brooklyn artist Arthur Moon, from their upcoming BTR Live Studio session.

Music composed by and show edited by Hansdale Hsu. Associate Producer is Joe Virgillito

Host J. McVay
J grew up down in Louisiana and Texas before moving to NYC for college. After college, he decided to stick around, working in film and television production for well over a decade. He came to BTR in 2011 when he…
Reg. Contributors Matt Ruby Jacqueline Soller