97 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 • 233 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.

    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
    Nematodes: Just Don't Call Them Worms with guest Ernie Bernard PhD

    Nematodes: Just Don't Call Them Worms with guest Ernie Bernard PhD

    Nematodes are one of the least studied participants in the soil food web. On this episode of Shaping Fire, host Shango Los speaks with nematologist Ernie Bernard PhD about nematode physiology and habits, beneficial attributes like protecting against pests and creating rich soil, and how to keep parasitic nematodes from becoming established in your garden.

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Biochar: Building Soil and Memory with guest Cuauhtemoc Villa

    Biochar: Building Soil and Memory with guest Cuauhtemoc Villa

    Biochar is an often overlooked soil amendment that can be a game changer for container gardening, hügelkultur and regenerating farmland. On this episode of Shaping Fire, host Shango Los talks with living soil educator Cuauhtemoc Villa about the vast and varied role biochar can play in cultivation, best practices for making it yourself and how to deploy it in your garden at any scale.

    • 1 hr 52 min
    Understanding and Breeding S1 Seed Varieties with guests Caleb NSpecta and Ryan Lee

    Understanding and Breeding S1 Seed Varieties with guests Caleb NSpecta and Ryan Lee

    There are few things as rewarding as germinating an exploratory pack of S1 seeds to see all the different phenos within. S1 seeds are both a breeder's intermediary tool, and a grand adventure in themselves. On this episode of Shaping Fire, host Shango Los talks with Caleb Nspecta and Ryan Lee about what S1 seed lines are, their characteristics and uses, and how to make them

    • 2 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
233 Ratings

233 Ratings

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!

derek420colorado ,

Love it

Amazing work. Autos are the best. They are the future of commercial cultivation

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