Mushroom Revival Podcast
Alex Dorr and Lera Niemackl
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.
End of Season One
Tuesday 22 February 2022
: Mushroom Revival Podcast is saying farewell to our beloved co-host, Lera Niemackl. Nearly three years running, our show has evolved and...
Fire Loving Fungi
Wednesday 16 February 2022
: Burn sites create unlikely food for today’s fungal topic: pyrophilous— or fire-loving, fungi. Today on the show we welcome Dr. Monika...
How Fungi & Bacteria Interact
Tuesday 18 January 2022
: 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...
Mushrooms & China
Thursday 30 December 2021
: We owe homage to the East, especially China, for our knowledge in the mushroom space. Today on the show we are meeting with a fellow...
Encore: Is Santa on Shrooms?
Tuesday 21 December 2021
: Today we have a holiday special. Is the true spirit of Christmas a mushroom? Today's special edition holiday episode is all about Amanita...
Tuesday 14 December 2021
: Valentina & Gordon Wasson had a major influence on western mushroom culture. The Russian-born mycophile married the then mycophobic...
Encore Episode: Mycology 101
Tuesday 07 December 2021
: Mycology, called a neglected mega-science, is gaining momentum with public interest. We are here to provide a stepping stone for beginners...
The Mycorrhizal Market Economy - Toby Kiers
Tuesday 30 November 2021
: Mycorrhizal networks function like a market economy. There is a system of exchanging things of value in underground mycelial networks.. We...
Tuesday 23 November 2021
: Smell that? Could be a fungus. Aroma is everywhere, and much of that comes from microorganisms. Pheromones, toxins, attractants, hormones…...
Exciting Updates at Mushroom Revival
Tuesday 16 November 2021
: New things are happening at MR! New products, reformed website, and customization features. Tune in to hear about the journey of making...
Plastic Eating Fungi
Tuesday 02 November 2021
: Some fungi eat plastic. Could this be a solution to plastic waste? While plastic-eating fungi offer a compelling approach to plastic...
Encore: SPoOkY mUsHroOms
Tuesday 26 October 2021
: Encore episode! In honor of spooky season, we bring you a compilation of freaky fungus facts. We talk fungal decay, fungal poisons, fungi...
Farming with Mycorrhizal Fungi - Dr. Jozsef Racsko
Tuesday 19 October 2021
: How can we apply mycorrhizal fungi? Today’s topic of applied mycology is a deep dive into the plant's point of view on mycorrhizal...
Psychedelic Education & Mycelial Technologies - Darren Le Baron
Tuesday 12 October 2021
: Darren Le Baron, aka Darren Springer, joins us to talk about his work in psychedelic education around the globe. We ran into his glowing...
Brewing a Revolution with Fungi: The Next Generation of Cannabinoids
Wednesday 06 October 2021
: Researchers at Hyasynth Bio are using fungi to brew cannabinoids such as CBD and THC. Using a method called biosynthesis, the Montreal-based...
Mycorrhizal Fungi - Dr. Suzanne Simard
Tuesday 28 September 2021
: Mycorrhizal fungi are critical to life on Earth. They have symbiotic relationships with surrounding plant life and are vital for the growth...
Spalting Fungi, Pigment Ecology & Wood Anatomy - Dr. Seri Robinson
Tuesday 21 September 2021
: Today’s show is all about spalting fungi and its unique mycology. This time, we are joined by THE expert, Dr. Seri Robinson, who has been...
Infectious Fungi - Dr. Neil Gow
Tuesday 14 September 2021
: We are joined by Mycologist Neil Gow who has formal training in mycology, especially in relation to infectious fungi. On today's show, we...
Mycoprotein: A Sustainable Future Food
Tuesday 07 September 2021
: A lot is to blame for the climate crisis, one of the most dire being our excessive meat consumption. A possible solution? Fungi. For animal...
Michael Beug: A Legendary Mycology Professor
Tuesday 31 August 2021
: Today we are joined by Micahel Beug, a legendary professor and scientist from Evergreen State College. Micheal mentored a handful of the...
Psilocybin & Weight Loss
Wednesday 25 August 2021
: All bodies are beautiful. All healthy lifestyle changes are beautiful. And for those who choose to pursue a goal of losing weight for the...
Tuesday 17 August 2021
: Spalted wood is beautiful. It’s a form of rotting, and it’s caused by fungi. Spalting comes in many forms: patterns, colors, textures....
Mycowood: A New Era for Instruments
Wednesday 11 August 2021
: Hear that...? Fungal violins have entered the music scene. This technology, known as Mycowood, uses fungi to partially degrade wood used to...
The Soil Food Web
Wednesday 04 August 2021
: Modern farming practices are destroying vital soil ecologies, and our patch work solutions aren’t making things any better. Today we are...
The Psilocybin Industry: A Conversation with Ron Shore
Tuesday 27 July 2021
: Where is psilocybin headed? Recent societal vindication of psilocybin and other psychedelic therapies are paving a prominent future for...