129 episodes

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.

Mushroom Revival Podcast Alex Dorr

    • Science
    • 4.7 • 222 Ratings

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.

    Microdosing Psilocybin with Dr. James Fadiman

    Microdosing Psilocybin with Dr. James Fadiman

    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 this episode to try to poke holes into the legitimacy of microdosing and we talk about how to create better double blind placebo controlled human clinical trials in the future. Are you of the sub perceptual microdose camp or the above perceptual microdose camp? We argue both sides and give pros and cons for each.

    What's the best way to store your microdoses? What about extraction? What's the shelf life before they start to loose their potency? Are the stems more potent than the caps? Besides psilocybin and psilocin, what other compounds are in the mushrooms? What about microdosing other species besides Psilocybe cubensis? What's the future of microdosing psilocybin? Oh you bet we cover all these juicy questions and more in this episode! 


    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 actual fruiting bodies aka mushrooms! We provide our supplements in tincture, capsule, powder, and delicious gummy form. 
    Energy (Cordyceps): Need a little pick-me-up before a workout or when you’re picking up your kids from school? The Energy Cordyceps is the mushy match for you.
    Focus (Lion’s Mane):  Needing a little more focus in your daily life? Lion’s Mane is known to be the mushroom for the brain and may support cognitive function.
    Calm (Reishi): Looking for some tranquility and zen in your life? Reishi will bring you into the zen state of mind you’ve been searching for.
    Daily 10 (Mushroom Mix): It’s like having 10 bodyguard mushrooms fighting off all those bad guys. This is a good place to start as it contains all of the daily mushies you need. 
    Not sure where to begin? Take our mushroom quiz here.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Psychedelics and Virtual Reality

    Psychedelics and Virtual Reality

    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 environmental awareness
    Augmenting peak states:  The loss of sense of space, time, connection to one’s body and even ego death
    Altered states of consciousness priming - priming for a peak psychedelic state

    and more.

    We talk about the pros and cons of using virtual reality, when it's used and when it's not recommended, who it's for and who it's not, what sorts of virtual reality stimuli are shown, the importance of set, setting, preparation, experience, and integration and more. 

    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 actual fruiting bodies aka mushrooms! We provide our supplements in tincture, capsule, powder, and delicious gummy form. 
    Energy (Cordyceps): Need a little pick-me-up before a workout or when you’re picking up your kids from school? The Energy Cordyceps is the mushy match for you.
    Focus (Lion’s Mane):  Needing a little more focus in your daily life? Lion’s Mane is known to be the mushroom for the brain and may support cognitive function.
    Calm (Reishi): Looking for some tranquility and zen in your life? Reishi will bring you into the zen state of mind you’ve been searching for.
    Daily 10 (Mushroom Mix): It’s like having 10 bodyguard mushrooms fighting off all those bad guys. This is a good place to start as it contains all of the daily mushies you need. 
    Not sure where to begin? Take our mushroom quiz here.

    • 58 min
    Functional Mushrooms 101

    Functional Mushrooms 101

    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 earthThe development of functional compounds as defense mechanismsCo evolution of humans and mushroomsAlex Dorr’s introduction to mushroomsThe History of Mushroom Revival’s Organic Cordyceps militaris farm A rundown of 10 famous functional mushrooms everyone should knowMycelium vs fruiting bodies 101The life cycle of mushroomsHow to extract mushrooms and which solvents pull which compoundsFalse labeling tactics to look out for in the industryA comparison of beneficial compounds between mycelium vs fruiting bodiesFuture of the functional mushroom industryFinding new species of Future of mycology as a whole
    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 actual fruiting bodies aka mushrooms! We provide our supplements in tincture, capsule, powder, and delicious gummy form. 
    Energy (Cordyceps): Need a little pick-me-up before a workout or when you’re picking up your kids from school? The Energy Cordyceps is the mushy match for you.
    Focus (Lion’s Mane):  Needing a little more focus in your daily life? Lion’s Mane is known to be the mushroom for the brain and may support cognitive function.
    Calm (Reishi): Looking for some tranquility and zen in your life? Reishi will bring you into the zen state of mind you’ve been searching for.
    Daily 10 (Mushroom Mix): It’s like having 10 bodyguard mushrooms fighting off all those bad guys. This is a good place to start as it contains all of the daily mushies you need. 
    Not sure where to begin? Take our mushroom quiz here.

    • 2 hr 6 min
    End of Season One

    End of Season One

    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 team members. Thank you all for being part of this journey and making this podcast thrive.

    Show notes:

    Support Lera's mushroom endeavors: https://www.patreon.com/mycotalabs/

    Mushroom in Every Language: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1n8TfPMjLcLa8oVwFKMmgPuvbieakmB-6jd9stiLZ6xI/edit#gid=0


    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 actual fruiting bodies aka mushrooms! We provide our supplements in tincture, capsule, powder, and delicious gummy form. 
    Energy (Cordyceps): Need a little pick-me-up before a workout or when you’re picking up your kids from school? The Energy Cordyceps is the mushy match for you.
    Focus (Lion’s Mane):  Needing a little more focus in your daily life? Lion’s Mane is known to be the mushroom for the brain and may support cognitive function.
    Calm (Reishi): Looking for some tranquility and zen in your life? Reishi will bring you into the zen state of mind you’ve been searching for.
    Daily 10 (Mushroom Mix): It’s like having 10 bodyguard mushrooms fighting off all those bad guys. This is a good place to start as it contains all of the daily mushies you need. 
    Not sure where to begin? Take our mushroom quiz here.

    • 18 min
    Fire Loving Fungi

    Fire Loving Fungi

    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 wildfire events Organisms and ecosystems that rely on fireVariations in wildfires and how various fungi respondMycological properties of fire-adapted fungiHow fire-loving fungi are germinated and cultivated in the labMycoremediation and fungal enzymology of fire-adapted fungi

    Show Notes:
    Dr. Monika Fischer Website: https://sites.google.com/view/monikafischer/homeDr. Monika Fischer Twitter: https://twitter.com/MonikaSFischerNY Times “This Fire-Loving Fungi Eats Charcoal”: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/28/science/fungus-wildfire-charcoal.htmlPublications: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=RDJjNPAAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate
    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 actual fruiting bodies aka mushrooms! We provide our supplements in tincture, capsule, powder, and delicious gummy form. 
    Energy (Cordyceps): Need a little pick-me-up before a workout or when you’re picking up your kids from school? The Energy Cordyceps is the mushy match for you.
    Focus (Lion’s Mane):  Needing a little more focus in your daily life? Lion’s Mane is known to be the mushroom for the brain and may support cognitive function.
    Calm (Reishi): Looking for some tranquility and zen in your life? Reishi will bring you into the zen state of mind you’ve been searching for.
    Daily 10 (Mushroom Mix): It’s like having 10 bodyguard mushrooms fighting off all those bad guys. This is a good place to start as it contains all of the daily mushies you need. 
    Not sure where to begin? Take our mushroom quiz here.

    • 57 min
    How Fungi & Bacteria Interact

    How Fungi & Bacteria Interact

    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 pioneering much of the research in the field. 
    Topics Covered:
    The primary ways fungi and bacteria interactCo-evolution of bacteria and fungi The implications of fungal-bacterial interactions with human life and ecosystem health Brief discussion on fungal-fungal interactionsDiversity of fungal-bacterial interactionsMechanism of hyphal invasionAntibiotics and their effects on endosymbionts Fungal mating and how endosymbiotic impact reproductionHow these relationships are studied in the labShow Notes:
    Dr. Jessie Uehling's website: http://jessieuehling.com/Uehling Lab: https://uehlinglab677064000.wordpress.com/Endosymbionts protect their fungal hosts from nematodes: https://www.pnas.org/content/118/37/e2110669118.shortFungal endosymbionts metabolites: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16939276/Mechanisms of hyphal invasion: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25182414/Bacterial on the ‘Fungal Highway’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnsYh6511Ic , https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26432804/Fungal endosymbionts control host fungal sexuality: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-017-02052-8https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7308579/Reinfection of fungal hyphae with laser tweezers: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960982207011438The search for the fungal immune system: https://journals.plos.org/plospathogens/article?id=10.1371/journal.ppat.1006578Black fungus outbreak in India: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/20/world/asia/india-covid-black-fungus.html

    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 actual fruiting bodies aka mushrooms! We provide our supplements in tincture, capsule, powder, and delicious gummy form. 
    Energy (Cordyceps): Need a little pick-me-up before a workout or when you’re picking up your kids from school? The Energy Cordyceps is the mushy match for you.
    Focus (Lion’s Mane):  Needing a little more focus in your daily life? Lion’s Mane is known to be the mushroom for the brain and may support cognitive function.
    Calm (Reishi): Looking for some tranquility and zen in your life? Reishi will bring you into the zen state of mind you’ve been searching for.
    Daily 10 (Mushroom Mix): It’s like having 10 bodyguard mushrooms fighting off all those bad guys. This is a good place to start as it contains all of the daily mushies you

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
222 Ratings

222 Ratings

kaylaway2002 ,

Please do an episode on psilocybin and diabetes!

Hi I’m a huge fan of your show and listen every week!
On the latest episode on Microdosing, you mentioned a diabetic woman who saw a decrease in her need for insulin while microdosing. I’m also a type 1 diabetic and have also noticed this phenomenon. I just assumed it was because I ate less on MD days, but now knowing others have noticed this too, I would love to hear more research on the subject!

gema.soto-marquez ,

my favorite funguy podcast!!

You guys have no idea how much you make a kid like me happy. Ever since I started to acknowledge, study, and forage mushrooms in 2020, It gave me a reason to stay hopeful during the covid years. Fungi to me are just so underrepresented and often demonized for no reason. When I discovered your guy’s podcast, I realized I know a lot less about the myco world than I thought! You guys teach me new things every podcast and it just gets me all happy and giddy. I like to funguisplain to everyone new facts I learn from you guys. Thank you for helping me spread the mushroom love <3

Danny Wumbo ,

Spread the Spores!

I have been listening to Mushroom Revival for months now and I have learned about the existence of so many important fields and issues, without a moment of boredom. I’ve never been able to thrive in hard science spaces, but the level and style of education this podcast offers is so tasty for my brain. It’s not fluff; they really explore the biology and chemistry of fungi in proper terms. I recommend it to anyone who wants to get to know our wonderful fungal world and how we interact with it every day. Thank you so much Lera and Alex for putting on such a great show!

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