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Prehistoric animals pooped out mushroom spores as far back as 23,000 years ago and we are now today finding them and learning about what life was like back then. Peat bogs, the bottom of lakes, frozen areas, and amber are all hotspots to find these spores which can even tell us about biodiversity, and when and why mass extinction events happened. W…
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We sit down with a longtime dear friend and man of many talents, John Michelotti. Founder of Catskill Fungi, past president of the Mid-Hudson Mycological Association (MHMA) , co-founder of the Catskill Regional Mycoflora Project as well as the Gary Lincoff Memorial Scholarship, and so much more. We chat about how one can quit their day job and dedi…
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Bark beetles have decimated millions of hectares of conifer forests in Europe in recent years and are attracted to trees that have a certain partner fungi already eating the tree. When the certain fungi starts metabolizing the spruce resin compounds they release pheromones to attract the beetle which starts their symbiotic relationship. We sit down…
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Ever wondered what was inside magic mushrooms that made them work? Are some varieties more potent than others? Do you grow your own and wondering how the potency stands up against others out there? We're joined by Ian Bollinger of Hyphae Labs who helps run the Psilocybe Cup which tests numerous compounds in submitted samples from magic mushroom gro…
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Some scientists estimate we've only described around 120,000 out of the 5,000,000 undescribed species waiting to be discovered. During the destructive anthropocene, we are losing biodiversity at an alarming rate, fasting than we can discover them. Citizen scientists and groups like Gabriela D'elia and the Fungal Diversity Survey are taking a stand …
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This week on the Mushroom Revival Podcast, Alex Dorr is joined by lead mycologist Tuula Niskanen and Alyona Biketova of Kew's Fungarium. Holding over 1.25 million dried specimens, Kew's Fungarium collection is the largest, one of the oldest and most scientifically important, in the world. There are samples of fungi from all seven continents, spanni…
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Kinoko-Tech is an Israel-based B2B company developing high-quality protein plant-based foods by “harnessing fermentation to elevate healthy food to superfood”. Today we sit down with co-founder and CEO, DR. JASMIN RAVID, Ph.D. in plant sciences, B.Sc. in Nutritional Sciences. How do you grow mycelium into meat? How does it taste? What sorts of food…
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Any mushroom farm in the world starts their process with mushroom spawn. Mycelia is one of the largest spawn producers in the world suppling some of the largest mushroom producers in the globe. We chat about challenges, innovations, finding and developing new strains, growing interesting hard to grow mushrooms, running a business with family, tips …
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The rare and illustrious Psilocybe azurescens is the most potent magic mushroom in the world and also happens to be one of the most evasive species to find. We sit down with Hamilton Pevec who just released a multiple award winning short film documentary about this mushroom and talk about what all the hype is about. Sign up for our podcast giveaway…
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If you've never heard of Fungi Adademy, you're sleeping on one of the greats. Based on Lake Atitlán in Guatemala, they've been hosting mushroom events for years and now recently online with their new courses. We break it down with Jasper about all the exciting things going on in their world. Sign up for our podcast giveaway here. Our next winner wi…
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We're traveling to cold Alaska on this episode to geek out with Alannah Johnson of New Earth Fungi, to talk about mushrooms in Alaska. We cover everything from starting and running a mushroom farm, ethnomycology of Alaska, navigating the mushroom scene as a black woman farmer, mushrooms in West Africa, foraging mushrooms in Alaska, and more. Sign u…
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Carlton Spotswood, PMHNP-BC, aka “EntheoNurse” is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who treats children, adolescents and adult patients at Winthrop Family Medicine, and also recent author of “The Microdosing Guidebook: A Step-by-Step Manual to Improve Your Physical and Mental Health through Psychedelic Medicine” (2022).…
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Today we bring on Haya Al-Hejailan to talk about the rise of psychedelic therapy, with an emphasis on psilocybin therapy, in the Middle East. We discuss the different laws in different countries, the state of research, current and future projects, some lead players in the field, potential worries and more. Sign up for our podcast giveaway here. Our…
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Lots of people have seen videos of leaf cutter ants, the lines of ants carrying leafs on their back to go back to their next, but very few people know what they are actually using those leafs for. Surprising to most, they are actually ant mushroom farmers. They chew up these leafs and grow mycelium off of it to eat. We sit down with world renowned …
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The remote volcanic French Polynesian Island Mo'orea, near Tahiti, happens to be a hidden treasure trove of unique fungi and mushrooms. Matteo Gabelotto and a team of researchers spent months trekking into tough virgin jungle and even hanging off sides of cliffs to obtain new species. They collected 553 species of fungi and sequenced 433 of them, a…
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In todays episode we sit down with the fine fungal folks at Field and Forest to talk about their beginnings, the evolution of the mushroom growing industry in the US, how people can grow their own mushrooms at home or at a large scale, new mushroom species they predict will take off here in the US, and so mush more. Sign up for our podcast giveaway…
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Josephine Nakakande is the bubbly passionate mushroom saint of Uganda empowering thousands of women of Uganda to become mushroom farmers. We chat about mushroom growing in Uganda, training these young girls and women how to start their own mushroom farms, how people can help this incredible project and more. She is one of the founders and the Execu…
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TERO ISOKAUPPILA is the founder and CEO of Four Sigmatic. We chat about the history of the business, the challenges of building a mushroom company, advice for other mushroom lovers wanting to turn their passion into something that also pays their bills, mycoremediation, psilocybin, the functional mushroom industry as a whole, and so Mush More. Tero…
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Mycomaterials - from kombucha leather, to mycelial furniture, bags, vests, dyes, functional jewelry and more. We bring on Mari Koppanen, a Finnish designer currently working on her Ph.D. in Artistic Research at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts to talk about all things mushroom art, fashion, decor and even the history and ethnomycology of Amado…
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Our newest guest on the podcast is the executive director at International Mountain Trekking and a co-founder of the Himalayan Climate & Science Institute Richard Silber. Richard Silber, a mountaineer and biologist leads mushroom trips to the Himalayas in the Khumbu region of Nepal. We talk about leading his first mushroom trips to the Himalayas, t…
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This week on the Mushroom Revival pod, we're talking with Dr. Darryl Hudson, a Canadian PhD molecular biologist with a background in breeding, cultivation, extraction and formulation with cannabis, who is now one of the lead researchers in psilocybin. We'll be discussing their research with magic mushrooms' entourage effect and what interesting com…
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On the Mushroom Revival Podcast, lead researcher of the E. coli psilocybin project, J. Andrew Jones, PhD., discusses the idea of producing psilocybin and other mushroom compounds in a bioreactor to use for clinical trials, affordably on a commercial scale. Listen to Jones in conversation with Mushroom Revival founder Alex Dorr on our podcast to lea…
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Laura Guzmán-Dávalos is the most famous woman Mexican mycologist working since 1983 at University of Guadalajara in Jalisco State. Laura is a well-respected mycologist in Mexico and daughter of the world-renowned Gaston Guzman, THE world authority on the genus Psilocybe (and who described and named more than half of the species). We talk all about …
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Gabrielle Cerberville has a famous educational TikTok channel boasting almost a million followers, where she creates engaging videos educating shroom noobies on the wonderful world of functional fungi. Join us on the Mushroom Revival Podcast to talk foraging tips and more with artist and mycologist Gabrielle Cerberville (@chaoticforager). www.mushr…
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Adaptogens are herbs or mushrooms that help our body adapt to occasional stress and fatigue. They have been used all around the world for thousands of years and are all the rage right now, for a very good reason. We sit with Tero Isokauppila and Danielle Ryan Broida from Four Sigmatic to get the down low and dig deep on some of our favorite adaptog…
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