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

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

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