100 episodes

Shaping Fire host Shango Los interviews the most knowledgable and insightful people in cannabis and entheogens. With topics ranging from cannabis cultivation, medicine and hashmaking, to healing humans with microdosing, there is something for every sort of enthusiast.

Shaping Fire Shango Los

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 235 Ratings

Shaping Fire host Shango Los interviews the most knowledgable and insightful people in cannabis and entheogens. With topics ranging from cannabis cultivation, medicine and hashmaking, to healing humans with microdosing, there is something for every sort of enthusiast.

    Cannabis Dosing Strategies: A Detailed Analysis with host Shango Los

    Cannabis Dosing Strategies: A Detailed Analysis with host Shango Los

    We are celebrating Shaping Fire episode #100 with a special episode featuring host Shango Los sharing his depth of experience with dosing plans for cannabis patients. Pulling insight and important details from his over decade of experience with cannabis medicine, and interviews he has done with cannabis medicine doctors and researchers, Shango explains a strategic framework of not just cannabis dosing numbers, but rather an entire understanding of how to think through your own ailments and goals so you can figure out your own individualized cannabis medicine needs. Shango shares an incredibly accessible explanation of the Endocannabinoid System, the pros and cons of various consumption methods for patients, explains the mode of action for common cannabinoids as well as specific dosages for a variety of patients, and walks us through the process of planning a personal cannabis protocol where the patient is in control and empowered to make informed decisions based on both science and patient experience.

    • 2 hr 50 min
    Speaking and Eating and War in the Soil with guest Sarah Lane

    Speaking and Eating and War in the Soil with guest Sarah Lane

    So many of our efforts as cannabis cultivators are intended to improve the interaction between the plant and soil. And yet, most of us know very little about how plants and microbes really communicate and exchange nutrition and other resources. On this episode of Shaping Fire, host Shango Los talks with plant biologist Sarah Lane about these extraordinary secretions of plants known as exudates, their essential roles in the rhizosphere, challenges with the 24 hour light cycle, exudates in soilless substrate, and the inadequacy of replacing exudates with molasses when feeding microbe life in the soil.

    • 1 hr 39 min
    The Compost Supershow with guest Leighton Morrison

    The Compost Supershow with guest Leighton Morrison

    Compost is not one thing. We use compost to describe a whole range of soil amendments. And some of them don’t live up to what we want compost to do. On this week’s episode of Shaping Fire, host Shango Los welcomes back soil biologist Leighton Morrison to talk about the varieties of compost and the benefits and challenges of each, the structure and micro-biology of inoculant organic matter, how to make a microbe-rich cold compost without pathogen risk, and a whole lot of insight into the grading, use and storage of compost.

    • 3 hr 10 min
    Crossbreeding Your First Cannabis Seeds with guest Brandon Potter

    Crossbreeding Your First Cannabis Seeds with guest Brandon Potter

    This episode is for folks who would like to make their first cannabis seeds, and for those simply interested in the process. On this episode of Shaping Fire, host Shango Los talks with Brandon Potter about best practices for making your first seeds, how to choose your parents, effective use of pollen, and harvesting, curing and storing your seeds.

    • 1 hr 51 min
    Teaming with Bacteria with guest Jeff Lowenfels

    Teaming with Bacteria with guest Jeff Lowenfels

    The “Lord of the Roots” returns to Shaping Fire with a fourth book in the essential “Teaming with Microbes” soil food web series. On this episode of Shaping Fire, host Shango Los talks with author and educator Jeff Lowenfels about bacteria’s role in the soil, endophytic bacteria’s rhizophagy cycle ducking into and out of plants themselves, the bacterial life inside cannabis seeds, and how to use these insights in your garden for thriving plants.

    • 2 hr 12 min
    Psilocybin Mushroom Analytical Testing with guest George Sellhorn PhD

    Psilocybin Mushroom Analytical Testing with guest George Sellhorn PhD

    Interest in magic mushrooms has skyrocketed and now, for the first time, enthusiasts have access to analytical lab equipment. On this episode of Shaping Fire, host Shango Los talks with biochemist George Sellhorn PhD about performing analyses on psilocybin mushrooms, the key analytes including terpenes labs are presently looking at, the differences between cannabis and psilocybin testing procedures, and how to properly store mushrooms at home to preserve potency. 

    • 1 hr 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
235 Ratings

235 Ratings

scaredand30 ,

Excellent

A great host with a well curated cast of guests. Covers and expansive range of relevant subject matter

Rajko Šetačović ,

Boots on the ground!!!

Putting in the ground work for all to benefit into the future!

No-Till Flowers ,

Great for any regenerative grower, not just cannabis!

Even though I don’t grow cannabis, I love this podcast!!! I am a flower farmer so many topics translates and the guests are outstanding. Have binged about 10 episodes in 2 days!

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