Episodes
We sit down today with Lauren Myers to talk about her work with VETS, an organization that helps veterans and their spouses access treatment with psychedelic therapies including iboga/ibogaine, ketamine, psilocybin, MDMA, 5-MeO-DMT, and ayahuasca. What's it like being in war? What is it like coming back home or being the spouse or child of someone suffering with PTSD? Sign up for our podcast giveaway here. Our next winner will be selected on November 27, 2023 and contacted via...
Published 11/13/23
Oregon was the first state in the United States to legalize psilocybin for medical use. We sit down with Dr. Erica Zelfand, the lead educator in the nation's first HECC-licensed training program for psilocybin facilitators to talk about what it actually takes to become a trained psilocybin therapist. Sign up for our podcast giveaway here. Our next winner will be selected on November 27, 2023 and contacted via email. www.mushroomrevival.com We are a functional mushroom company and make 100%...
Published 11/06/23
What if we can fireproof our home with mycelium? Just in the US alone around 358,500 homes experience a structural fire and 3,000 people die each year. We chat with Dr. Tien Huyn, an associate professor in the School of Science at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia to envision a world with fire proof mycelium construction. Sign up for our podcast giveaway here. Our next winner will be selected on October 30, 2023 and contacted via email. Links to Dr. Tien Huynh's work...
Published 10/20/23
Berl Oakley and his team are using Aspergillus nidulans to degrade plastic and then using the secondary metabolites to then cure cancer, make antibiotics, statins, antifungals and more to save people's lives. Talk about killing two birds with one stone. Berl Oakley is the Irving Johnson Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Kansas dedicating the last 40+ years to solving the world's biggest problems with fungi. Sign up for our podcast giveaway here. Our next...
Published 10/13/23
Amanda Cobbett is an award-winning textile artist with over 25 years’ experience making realistic three dimensional embroidery sculptures of mushrooms and lichen. They are so life like it will be hard for your brain to process they aren't real. We sit down with Amanda and chat about her artistic exploration of nature. Sign up for our podcast giveaway here. Our next winner will be selected on October 30, 2023 and contacted via email. www.mushroomrevival.com We are a functional mushroom...
Published 10/06/23
In our fourth ever in person podcast episode we sit down with Ben and Amanda, the super rad brother and sister duo at Malama Mushrooms. We chat about what it's like throwing a mushroom festival, the ins and outs of having a functional mushroom start up, mushrooms in Hawaii, AI, memes, mushroom boofing and more. cha cha check it out Sign up for our podcast giveaway here. Our next winner will be selected on October 30, 2023 and contacted via email. www.mushroomrevival.com We are a functional...
Published 09/29/23
Maine Cap N Stem Started in 2014 cultivating a variety of gourmet mushrooms from spore to store,  then became the first national producer and distributor of Certified Organic Mushroom Substrate for small and large farms across the continental USA. We crack a beer with the founder and dive into some funny stories about navigating the wild world of mushroom farming. Sign up for our podcast giveaway here. Our next winner will be selected on October 30, 2023 and contacted via...
Published 09/26/23
How does one get accredited to become a psilocybin facilitator? What are the rules and regulations currently in place in Oregon? What does the legal future look like for psilocybin assisted therapy? We chat with Hadas Alterman, JD from Berkley Law, and Director of government affairs at APPA (American Psychedelic Practitioners Association) to answer all these questions and more. Sign up for our podcast giveaway here. Our next winner will be selected on October 30, 2023 and contacted via...
Published 09/20/23
Anxiety can wreak havoc on people and develop into more serious disorders including Anorexia nervosa. We chat with UCSD Associate Clinical Professor & Psychologist, Psychedelic clinician and researcher, Dr. Stephanie Knatz Peck, to dive deep into this topic and explore the use of Psilocybin assisted therapy as potential treatment. What are eating disorders? How do they develop? What current treatments are out there? what is the promise of using Psilocybin assisted therapy? and more....
Published 09/11/23
Are you a current or aspiring parent and want to teach your kiddos about mushrooms? This is the episode for you. We chat with Tedx speaker and published author Melany Kahn about teaching little humans about the wonderful world of mushrooms. We even dive deep about Melany's new children's book, Mason goes Mushrooming. Sign up for our podcast giveaway here. Our next winner will be selected on September 25, 2023 and contacted via email. www.mushroomrevival.com We are a functional mushroom...
Published 08/28/23
When an astroid hit earth and fungi took over, warm blooded mammals were able to survive better than cold blooded amphibians because their higher temperature gave them better resistance to fungal diseases. Since then fungi have been evolving and new fungal diseases, new medicines, and technologies have emerged. Sign up for our podcast giveaway here. Our next winner will be selected on August 24, 2023 and contacted via email. www.mushroomrevival.com We are a functional mushroom company and...
Published 08/18/23
The psychedelic green rush is here with venture capitalists, health gurus, life coaches, neo shamans, biohackers, and spiritual narcissists lining at the doors to get a piece of the pie. Of course we need a court jester to poke fun at the nonsense, and that's where Dennis Walker, master satirist, comes in. Sign up for our podcast giveaway here. Our next winner will be selected on August 24, 2023 and contacted via email. www.mushroomrevival.com We are a functional mushroom company and make...
Published 08/14/23
The white-nose syndrome is a deadly fungus killing bats around the world and is quickly spreading in North America. We sit down with Alyssa Bennett who's dedicated her life to researching this phenomenon and help these endangered bats. Sign up for our podcast giveaway here. Our next winner will be selected on August 24, 2023 and contacted via email. www.mushroomrevival.com We are a functional mushroom company and make 100% certified USDA Organic and Vegan mushroom supplements. We are...
Published 08/03/23
Today we sit down with almost pro hockey player turned fungal laboratory scientist Mitch Roth. We chat about plant pathogens, DNA sequencing, genetic engineering, fungal biotech, Oomycota, and more. Sign up for our podcast giveaway here. Our next winner will be selected on August 24, 2023 and contacted via email. www.mushroomrevival.com We are a functional mushroom company and make 100% certified USDA Organic and Vegan mushroom supplements. We are transparent with our lab results, and use...
Published 07/28/23
Nature is filled with an incredible array of colors, some of which can only come from mushrooms. We chat with artist Julie Beeler, who has dedicated her life to studying the dyes and pigments from mushrooms, and even created an entire mushroom dye atlas so people can reference what colors from from each mushroom. Join us for this colorful episode. Sign up for our podcast giveaway here. Our next winner will be selected on August 24, 2023 and contacted via email. www.mushroomrevival.com We...
Published 07/21/23
We step into a mad scientist's laboratory to dive deep into the world of magic mushrooms. Doma Nunzio is the founder of MagicMyco, MycoCoil, The Cultivar Cup and has won the Psilocybin Cup. He is a master of magic mushroom genetics making the best cultivars in the world. We dive into the cutting edge research of the field. Sign up for our podcast giveaway here. Our next winner will be selected on July 24, 2023 and contacted via email. www.mushroomrevival.com We are a functional mushroom...
Published 07/06/23
Normally people put posters or paintings on their wall but Chris Ritson is opening up the possibility for people to put living mushroom art in their home. Bioart is the process that people work with biology to make art, and Chris takes it a bit further by making self destructive bioart art, meaning it's meant to naturally decompose in your garden at the end of it's life. Sign up for our podcast giveaway here. Our next winner will be selected on July 24, 2023 and contacted via...
Published 06/28/23
Are mushrooms communicating with each other using electricity? Are we one day able to crack this secret code and decipher this language so one day we'll be able to talk to fungi and mushrooms? Well... quite possibly. Today we sit down with Yu Fukasawa to talk about just this possibility. Sign up for our podcast giveaway here. Our next winner will be selected on June 22, 2023 and contacted via email. www.mushroomrevival.com We are a functional mushroom company and make 100% certified USDA...
Published 06/07/23
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. We are joined by Dunia Urrego and Felix Pym to dive deep into their research in Colombia. Sign up for our podcast giveaway here. Our next winner...
Published 05/25/23
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 dedicate their life to mushrooms. Sign up for our podcast giveaway here. Our next winner will be selected on May 22, 2023 and contacted via...
Published 05/17/23
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 with Jonathan Gershenzon to talk about his research and how we can use these new findings to protect millions of hectares of trees. Sign up for...
Published 05/10/23
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 growers around the country. Ian tests for potency and develops individualized finger prints for each cultivar to match mushroom variety with each...
Published 05/03/23
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 and empowering people to find new species of fungi, catalog them and conserve them so we can protect and learn about them for generations to come....
Published 04/24/23
 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, spanning the entire fungal tree of life and representing well over half of known global diversity. Learn about some new species that have just been...
Published 04/13/23
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 foods can you create with mycelium? We dive into all of this and more in this weeks episode. Sign up for our podcast giveaway here. Our next winner...
Published 04/03/23