26 episodes

Dr. Gordon Walker is a PhD Biochemist sharing his passion for the fungal kingdom. Learn all about the amazing biodiversity of mushrooms along with specific advice on identification, edibility, and practical applications.

Fascinated By Fungi Podcast Gordon Walker

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    • 4.8 • 16 Ratings

Dr. Gordon Walker is a PhD Biochemist sharing his passion for the fungal kingdom. Learn all about the amazing biodiversity of mushrooms along with specific advice on identification, edibility, and practical applications.

    Episode 26: Debunking Mushroom Myths & Misinformation

    Episode 26: Debunking Mushroom Myths & Misinformation

    Mushrooms have a misinformation problem as half-truths and falsehoods are propagated in the media and repeated with no critical review. In this episode I tackle the most common myths and provide my skeptical take. This is the episode to share with your friends and family who are still confused or afraid of mushrooms. Unfortunately this is also the last episode of the FbF podcast as the Callin app is shutting down. All episodes will be available on my Patreon and YouTube, but I’m not sure when they will be back up on streaming services. Thank you all so much for listening 🍄❤️
    P.S. Sorry about the audio quality on this one, the mute button was on the whole time I was recording so I had to pull the audio off of YouTube.

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    Fascinated By Fungi Podcast Episode 25: Overview of Mycorrhizal Relationships

    Fascinated By Fungi Podcast Episode 25: Overview of Mycorrhizal Relationships

    An overview of mycorrhizal relationships, including the “wood wide web” as a gateway concept, types or mycorrhizae (AMF vs EcM), marketplace economy for mycorrhizae, and a skeptical take on the common mycelial network.

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    Episode 24: Fungal Lifestyles & Ecology

    Episode 24: Fungal Lifestyles & Ecology

    An overview of the ecology of fungi, covering the vast genetic diversity and life strategies employed.

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    Spooky and Frightening Fungi (Halloween Special)

    Spooky and Frightening Fungi (Halloween Special)

    On my this special episode we dive into the spookiest and most frightening of fungi, just in time for Halloween. I can’t cover everything but I am doing my best! Sorry the audio is a little fuzzy in the first ~30s, it gets better!

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    Episode 22: MycoCulture & Season 1 Summary

    Episode 22: MycoCulture & Season 1 Summary

    On episode 22 I talk about some of my favorite and most influential Mycologists, clubs, events, media, and books. I offer some summary thoughts on the end of season 1 of the FbF podcast.

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    Episode 21: Mushroom Cultivation & MycoProtein

    Episode 21: Mushroom Cultivation & MycoProtein

    On episode 21 of the Fascinated By Fungi podcast I delve into the basics of mushroom cultivation. I talk about how to start growing at home, how to progress to a more involved setup, and address some of the challenges faced by commercial farms. I also talk about the innovations taking place in the MycoProtein space and the need for more sustainable meat alternatives.

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

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Great resource for learning about all things Fungi

Very informative podcast that is presented well with interesting guests talking about a different aspects of mycology. Definitely recommend this to anyone tying. To learn more about the subject. Some eps are a little low volume but all in all, this is one of the best mycology podcasts available.

gnarshreddington ,

Best Mushy Podcast

Gordon does a great job expressing his fascination with fungi in a way that’s both engaging and educational. He provides a lot of scientific information in a way that’s easily digestible for us non-scientists. The audio quality has improved dramatically since the early episodes. Definitely worth a listen if you’re a mushroom enthusiast.

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