Mushroom Revival Podcast

Mushroom Revival Podcast

A podcast devoted to the wonderful world of fungi. Our eclectic show covers fungi in health & wellness, technology, science, culture and more. Welcome to the Mushroom Revival.

Episodes

June 13, 2024 95 mins

Today we dive into the mysterious world of chaga with Ben Bohémier. We don't know much about chaga's life cycle, it's illusive rare fruiting body, or much of anything to say the least. Ben is one of the leading experts on the matter and the more he dives in the weirder this world becomes and the more questions arise.

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Today we sit down with Abe Stone from Michigan Tech to talk about his use of Chondrostereum purpureum — lab nickname “SuperPurp,” inspired by the animated TV series “Adventure Time” - to fight off invasive buckthorn trees in Michigan. We talk about how to find this fungi in the wild, how it works, how to cultivate it in the lab and how to apply it in the wild.

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Today we sit down with Kevin Schug, the Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, to chat about his work using liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry to measure psilocybin potency in magic mushrooms. We geek out on all the analytical equipment, how they work, and what goes into analytically testing magic mushrooms for potency and even novel compounds.

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Today we sit down with two researchers who just published the paper: "Effect of chemically synthesized psilocybin and psychedelic mushroom extract on molecular and metabolic profiles in mouse brain" to discuss the clinical difference between pure chemically synthesized psilocybin versus full spectrum mushrooms with the entourage effect of different compounds. This has always been a debate in the psychedelic community and ...

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Today we travel to Ecuador with Alan Rockefeller and Mandie Quark of Mycena to talk about the trip we all went on to look for rare and new species of tropical fungi in the jungle. Some were poisonous, some psychedelic, some glowed under UV, some were growing out of insects, and others were brand new to science. We chat about notable tropical species, DNA sequencing, how to find undescribed species and publish them, mushroom photogr...

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Today we sit down with Heather Lee to talk about healing psilocybin therapy retreats for women. We chat about how one holds space for people dealing with trauma, what is it like to be a therapist, and what are the common things women from around the world come to these retreats to overcome and work through.

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April 29, 2024 46 mins

Today we travel to space with Marta Filipa Simões to talk about what fungi has been found in space, how they can survive, what tests we are doing on earth to discover their space exploration potential, and the possibility of fungal life on other planets.

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  •  For detailed information on astromycology research and experiments done, or even fungal species tested in both real outer space conditio...
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Today we sit down with Christopher Maurer to talk about building mycelial homes in Namibia, Cleveland and even Mars. Transforming invasive plants into homes in Namibia, toxic construction waste into homes in Cleveland, and high tech materials into astronaut homes on Mars is just the start. Tune in to the future of building on todays episode.

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April 10, 2024 62 mins

What happens when you make mushroom music and generate virtual reality with mushroom signals? We sit down with nanotopia to dive into an alternate reality to explore the weird world of mushroom signals and the explorative landscapes they create. 

Here are links to audio and video research and explorations - their work in bringing nonhuman bio-electrical activity into VR 

Symbiosis/\Dysbiosis:Sentience


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Today we travel to New Zealand with Liv Sisson to talk about the fungi of Aotearoa better known as New Zealand. We chat about the folklore and indigenous uses of various mushrooms and her newest book all about the topic.

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March 14, 2024 51 mins

Today we sit down with the musician and biologist Tarun Nayar to dive into the mystical world of mushroom music. Did you know we can hook up sensors to mushrooms and turn their electrical signals into music? Learn how to make your own and sit back to listen to a track Tarun created himself with the wonderful red belted conk mushroom. 

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Today we sit down with Angie Allbee, the Oregon Psilocybin Services section manager, to discuss how the first state in the USA has paved the way for legal psilocybin services in the state. Just in 2023 alone they've given over 206 facilitator licenses, 21 service center licenses, 7 manufacturer licenses, 2 laboratory licenses, 418 worker permits and given over 24 training programs OPS curriculum approval. This is a huge landma...

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February 28, 2024 68 mins

Today we sit down with the robin hood of mushroom DNA sequencing, Kyle Canan, founder of the Ohio Mushroom DNA Lab, which offers free mushroom DNA sequencing to the public. We chat about the process of DNA sequencing, finding new species, types and cost of equipment, how to set up your own lab, how to send in your own samples and more.

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Today we travel to Finland to take a history lesson on the foundations of fungal protein developed in 1963, having coined the name "Pikilo". Finnish researchers in the 60's were growing edible fungi on agricultural wastes and feeding livestock with it. Fast forward 60 years we chat with Simo Ellilä who started a company, Enifer, to use this same process for pets and humans too.

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February 12, 2024 49 mins

Invasive deadly poisonous death caps are sexual deviants switching from unisexual and bisexual reproduction. We sit down with Yen-Wen Wang to dive into the sexual reproduction strategies of fungi and what makes these death caps so unique in California.

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Today we are joined by Marcel van der Heijden who recently just co led a paper demonstrated how mycorrhizal fungi can increase crop yields up to 40%. In an age of modern chemical abundant agriculture destroying our soil and poisoning our food supply, it's of the upmost importance to ally with nature's best tools to feed our planet. 

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Today we travel to Antarctica with Konrad Meister to look into the fascinating phenomena of how fungi make ice and snow. Beyond further ecological understanding this science can be applied to making fake snow, or even cryo-preserving everything from food to human organs. We get to discover what the day in the life of a fungal Antarctic research is like.

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Today we dive into the wealth of knowledge that is Mason Taylor, a thought leader, professional speaker, tonic herbalist and writer who inspires and teaches people to once again become enchanted with their body, life and health. Having spent over 15,000 hours studying the field of health and transformation, and Traditional Chinese Herbalism and Daoism, we dive deep into not only herbs and mushrooms but greater philosophies of ways ...

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Today we sit down with the two bio babes, Jessica Dias and Catherine Euale, from Fungal Matters, who have their hands deep in the world of mycomaterials. Their work spans across various projects such as mycelial surfboards, to bacterial electricity, mycelial clothing, an online masterclass, mycocomposites and so mush more.

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Today we sit down with Jennifer Chesak, newest author to the book "The Psilocybin Handbook for Women" (2023). 
We cover questions such as: 

  • Does psilocybin affect women differently?
  • Does it matter where I am in my cycle when I use psilocybin?
  • Can psilocybin help with menstrual migraines, endometriosis, or premenstrual dysphoric disorder?
  • Will psilocybin boost my sex life?
  • Do hormones have an impact on the entourage eff...
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