Exposing Mold, The Podcast

Exposing Mold is the eponymous podcast of Exposing Mold Inc., a non-profit foundation and 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Exposing Mold is hosted by Kealy Severson, Erik Johnson, and Alicia Swamy, and has featured a wide range of additional experts on mold-related illnesses, mold remediation myths and falsities, and mold-related litigation.
Kealy Severson, Erik Johnson, and Alicia Swamy

Exposing Mold, The Podcast

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Show Host & Publisher

Publisher: Exposing Mold Inc.
Show Host(s): Kealy Severson, Erik Johnson, and Alicia Swamy

About Exposing Mold, The Podcast

Exposing Mold is the eponymous podcast of the Exposing Mold non-profit foundation and 501(c)(3) charity organization devoted to providing honest information and education to people suffering from mold illness and mold hypersensitivity.

Exposing Mold, The Podcast is a popular podcast on toxic mold and the long term negative health effects that mold and its primary and secondary metabolites and byproducts—mycotoxins and mVOCs—can have on the human body.

It premiered on April 26, 2021, and has 126 published episodes available as of July 2023. Its publishing frequency, hosts, and expert guests make it a very substantial resource of current information on mold.

In contrast with other resources of its kind, Exposing Mold tends to dive more deeply and get, at times, quite technical.

Episodes of the Exposing Mold podcast typically offer insights and perspectives that serve to correct misconceptions and misunderstandings about mold, mycotoxins, mold remediation, mold doctors, and industry pitfalls or shortcomings.

Beyond alerting people to these misconceptions, Exposing Mold also calls out government health agencies who the show’s hosts feel have failed the public.

“Helping you is our mission. Implementing change is our goal,” an introduction to the podcast says. “Exposing Mold is [a] non-profit foundation that works to address the reasons toxic mold has become a public health emergency, preserve the medical history of toxic mold and its connection to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and provide honest education and information on how to mitigate mold exposures and overcome mold injuries.”

Each of the show’s three founders and hosts, Kealy Severson, Erik Johnson, and Alicia Swamy, were profoundly impacted by mold.

Host Erik Johnson has been involved in mold research for decades and is a co-author of several books and book chapters on mold, including “A Beginner’s Guide to Mold Avoidance” (2015), and “Back from the Edge: How One Man’s Discovery Brought Him From Desperately Sick with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome To the Top of Mt. Whitney in Six Months” (2013), both co-authored by Lisa Petrison, Ph.D.

Johnson, a U.S. Army veteran who trained in bioweapons in the 1970s, is also the author of two chapters in books by mold doctor and industry luminary, Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker: “Mold Warriors” (2005) and “Surviving Mold: Life in the Era of Dangerous Buildings” (2011).

Show Notes


The following notable names have appeared on Exposing Mold, The Podcast:

  1. Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker, CIRS/biotoxin illness pioneer, mold illness luminary.
  2. Dr. David Straus, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Texas Tech University, Ret.
  3. Dr. Jill Crista, Naturopathic Doctor. Author, Break the Mold.
  4. Dr. Andrew Campbell, Medical Clinician and Consultant. Med Dir, MymycoLab.
  5. Dr. David Ross, Director, Virginia Institute of Neuropsychiatry. Clinical Assistant, VCU.
  6. Dr. Peter McCullough, Professor of Medicine, Texas A&M College.
  7. Mr. Robert McKee, Toxic tort attorney.
  8. Brian Karr, Co-Founder, WeInspect.
  9. Michael Rubino, Author, The Mold Medic. Founder, Change the Air Foundation.
  10. PJ Harlow, Founder, Holistic Mold Consultancy.


This is a great podcast series for mold professionals, and mold-injured individuals looking for the truth about many aspects of mold removal, and the health effects that mold can cause.

People who have been impacted by mold and then re-affected by the mold industry’s flaws—whether that be limits on insurance coverage, or misconceptions about mycotoxins, or gaslighting by providers—may find parts of this series particular insightful.


Exposing Mold, The Podcast is one of the only continually-published shows discussing the false information, myths and misconceptions around mold, mold illness, and mold remediation protocols.

The show is also unique in the number and caliber of expert guest it hosts.

Exposing Mold takes up controversial aspects of mold and encourages holding elected and non-elected government officials and agencies responsible for their role in today’s mold epidemic—flawed research, bad policy choices, or de-prioritizing funding into the effects of toxic mold.

The show’s hosts have also been greatly and personally affected by mold, and thus speak from a very different perspective than most mold remediation professionals.


Our editors greatly appreciate the void Exposing Mold, Inc., is filling in the industry, with its own voices and stories, and the experts it has helped to reach a wider audience. Exposing Mold is one of several industry podcasts we listen to and learn from frequently.

In “Jury Awards $5.5M in Florida Mold Lawsuit,” published May 21, 2023, Moldli editors suggested the podcast’s Episode 12 with toxic tort attorney Robert McKee was something anyone considering filing a “mold lawsuit” would do well to listen to.

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Jul 27, 2023 8:55am

Love them! Not afraid to SPEAK. THEIR. MINDS. After 30+ years of suffering and coverup, someone has to. Thank you Exposing Mold!!

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