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.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 57m. Bisher sind 144 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 5 days 21 hours 26 minutes


Fungus Farming Ants with Pepijn Kooij

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 leaf cutter ant expert, Pepijn Kooij to enter their world and learn more about this fungus ant symbiosis...



Mo’orea’s hidden treasure trove of fungi with Matteo Garbelotto

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. 



Growing Mushrooms with Field and Forest

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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episode 14: Mushrooms in Uganda with Josephine Nakakande

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...


 2022-12-21  33m

episode 13: Building a Mushroom Empire with Tero Isokauppila

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...


 2022-11-30  1h21m

episode 12: Mushroom Material Art with Mari Koppanen

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.



 2022-11-11  44m

episode 11: Mushrooms of the Himalayas of Nepal with Richard Silber

Our newest guest on the podcast is executive director 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 for the future...


 2022-11-02  58m

episode 10: Commercial Psilocybin and the Entourage Effect with Dr. Darryl Hudson

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...


 2022-10-21  1h7m

episode 9: Brewing Psilocybin with Dr. J Andrew Jones

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 production from a bacterium.



 2022-10-12  40m

episode 8: Mushrooms in Mexico with Laura Guzman Davalos

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)...


 2022-09-23  35m