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.

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January 18, 2023 63 min

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, all part of the Mo’orea Biocode Project.

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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.

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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 Executive Director of Eco-Agaric Uganda (https://www.ecoagricuganda.org) (The Environmenta...

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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’s roots (or mycelium, if you will) are in Finland, where he grew up growing and fora...

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November 11, 2022 44 min

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 Amadou aka Fomes fomentarius in Finland and Romania.


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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, the mushrooms they found there, the mycology culture in Nepal, and the mission fo...

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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 combinations people can do right from their homes.   

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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 learn more about how Jones' research enabled the first example of psilocybin product...

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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 her work throughout the years on many genera of fungi including Gymnopilus, Deconica,...

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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).

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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 adaptogens in the world. 

  • Functional mushrooms
  • Tulsi
  • Turmeric
  • Gotu Kola
  • Astragalus
  • Schisandra
  • Acero...
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    One of the most famous mushrooms of all time is actually worth its weight in gold because of its rarity - Ophiocordyceps sinensis. This mushroom is also called caterpillar fungus, yartsa gunbu, or winter worm summer grass, and is a fungus that takes over a ghost moth larva and sprouts a mushroom out of its head. It's collected all around the Himalayan mountains as high as 10,500 feet above sea level.

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    August 24, 2022 37 min

    The Loop Living Cocoon is the world's first living coffin designed by Bob Hendrikx of Loop Biotech.

    We talk about:

    - How the mycelial coffin is made
    - The laws and regulations behind different burial practices
    - The environmental impacts of these mycelial coffins versus traditional burial techniques
    - Death and the grieving process
    - Why most of humans are afraid of death and decay
    - Cultural practices of burials, from mummification...

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    Do you have a permaculture farm already? Dreaming one up? Looking to incorporate mushrooms in your homestead visions? Hear Kris's insights on running a permaculture farm, taking interns and WOOFers, teaching kids, growing mushrooms and crops in a drought, and the ups and downs of being an off the grid farmer. 

    Kris Holstrom is the owner of Tomten Farm, a high-altitude off the grid, solar powered demonstration and education farm ...

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    Today we bring on Dr. James Fadiman, arguably the person responsible for making microdosing magic mushrooms popular. We talk about the current research, the benefits, safety, dosage, set, setting, history and so much more. Ever wanted to try microdosing? Don't know where to start? Long time microdoser and want to hear the current research and where we are in the industry? Totally skeptical?

    Alex tries to play devils advocate on...

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    August 5, 2022 58 min

    Today's episode we go full force into the metaverse with Enosis Therapeutics who are researching using virtual reality and psychedelics. Talk about a black mirror episode coming true! 

    From treating acrophobia, aerophobia, agoraphobia, and more. Psychedelics mixed with virtual reality have been shown to help with: 

    Relaxation: using nature-based audio-visual stimuli. 

    Buffering: Distracting person from pain

    Mindfulness: Body and en...

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    July 28, 2022 126 min

    We kick off the first episode of season two with a deep dive into Functional Mushrooms with Alex Dorr

  • The evolution of fungi on planet earth
  • The development of functional compounds as defense mechanisms
  • Co evolution of humans and mushrooms
  • Alex Dorr’s introduction to mushrooms
  • The History of Mushroom Revival’s Organic Cordyceps militaris farm 
  • A rundown of 10 famous functional mushrooms everyone should know
  • Mycelium vs fruiting bodies 101
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    February 22, 2022 18 min

    Mushroom Revival Podcast is saying farewell to our beloved co-host, Lera Niemackl. Nearly three years running, our show has evolved and blossomed in ways we did not think possible when we launched.

    Season 2 will still have the host and founder of Mushroom Revival that we know and love, Alex Dorr. As we transition to this new era in podcasting, episode frequencies will fluctuate as we figure out how to best produce the show with new ...

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    February 16, 2022 57 min

    Burn sites create unlikely food for today’s fungal topic: pyrophilous— or fire-loving, fungi. Today on the show we welcome Dr. Monika Fischer, who has been studying fungi that thrive in post-fire ecosystems. We discuss how wildfires change ecosystems, the roles that fungi play in their recovery and protection, and how scientists go about studying them.

    Topics Covered:

  • What makes a fungus a fire-adapted species?
  • Current state of wildfi...
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    January 18, 2022 59 min

    Fungi have a microbiome. Bacteria live in and on fungi, and their presence has been shown to be impressively influential on the ecology as a whole. Their co-evolution has shaped the trophs, genetics, metabolisms, vitality and more within these two kingdoms of life. Be prepared to reimagine fungal vigor and success as a communal effort. 

    Today we welcome the eloquent and brilliant Dr. Jessie Uehling from Oregon State who has been pio...

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