When I looked up what bio-hacking meant, I found that it could describe a lot of different things, but that in general it was a kind of DIY approach to your own biology. Dave Asprey who wrote the book, The Bulletproof Diet, says that bio-hacking is rooted in the desire to be the absolute best version of ourselves. But sometimes the pursuit of that best self is not pretty.
Yeah, so my name is Josiah Zayner, and other people define me as a bio-hacker.
What is a bio-hacker exactly?
Somebody who does science, genetic engineering outside of traditional environments.
Josiah Zayner's particular strain of bio-hacking is in the field of genetic engineering. We brought him onto the show today to talk to us about something he did back in 2016, which was documented in a New York Times opt doc called Gut Hag.