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The Mushroom Show

51 episodes - English - Latest episode: 7 days ago -

Bi-Weekly Podcast featuring mushrooms, mycology and health. Hosted by Tony Shields, founder of FreshCap Mushrooms.

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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Mushrooms? Most Googled Questions (The Mushroom Show EP 26)

November 28, 2023 17:00 - 23 minutes - 17.8 MB

Can mushrooms take over the world? Or are mushrooms going to save the world? These are just some of the most burning questions about mushrooms being Googled everyday! In this episode of The Mushroom Show, we try to answer some of the top questions in mushrooms. We also cover a few pieces of mushroom news, and delve into the mysterious world of Lobster Mushrooms! 0:00 Intro 0:31 Mushroom Picking Robot 3:06 $8.5M Mushroom Farm?? 4:52 Most Googled Questions 20:24 Weird Mushrooms: Lobster Mushr...

When They Will Be Legal And What That Could Look Like (The Mushroom Show EP 25)

November 14, 2023 17:00 - 17 minutes - 13 MB

Wen legalization?? The landscape around mushrooms is changing fast, but it still is anyone's guess as to where will end up in 3-5 years.  In this episode, we explore some possible paths, taking into consideration the proliferation of mushroom dispensaries, a proposed rescheduling, the finicky public perception, and the potential for over-medicalization. We're also going over an important update on the case of Erin Patterson and the mushroom poisoning in Australia. #themushroomshow  0:00 I...

How Many Species Of Mushrooms ACTUALLY Exist?? (The Mushroom Show Episode 24)

October 31, 2023 16:00 - 20 minutes - 14.1 MB

In this episode of The Mushroom Show, we're trying to answer the age old question- how many species of mushrooms are there? It's a lot more difficult to answer than you might think, and has some pretty profound implications. We review a new report called The State of The World's Plants and Fungi 2023 and dig into the details. We're also going to be commemorating Roland Griffiths, a professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurosciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicin...

Growing 35,000 LBS Per Week And Showing What's Possible With Mushrooms (The Mushroom Show Ep 23)

October 10, 2023 16:00 - 24 minutes - 17.3 MB

Mushrooms are booming, but it hasn't always been that way. Just a few short decades ago, most people had probably never even heard about many of the "exotic" mushrooms which are becoming so popular today. But that didn't stop the Garrone family from starting the now iconic California based mushroom farm known as Far West Fungi.  Today, they are growing 35,000 lbs of fresh exotic mushrooms every week, and showing the world what mushrooms are capable of through their unique mushroom store and...

A New Frontier For Psilocybin Therapy? Standardized but NOT Synthetic (TMS Episode 22)

September 19, 2023 16:00 - 26 minutes - 18.7 MB

If you wanted to do clinical trials for psilocybin, you generally have two options: synthetic psilocybin (which has it's downsides) or whole dried mushrooms (also, has downsides). But what if there was a third option that took the best attributes of both? In this episode of The Mushroom Show, we are touring a facility in Vancouver that is developing a standardized version of psilocybin from whole mushrooms which contains all of the secondary metabolites. Is this the future of psilocybin ther...

"The Deadliest AI Scam I've Ever Heard Of" When Robots Write Mushroom Foraging Books (TME Episode 21)

September 05, 2023 16:00 - 35 minutes - 24.9 MB

"Artificial Intelligence" mushroom foraging apps are one thing, but more recently it appears the robots are now writing mushroom foraging guidebooks. Aspiring mushroom foragers may now have to deal with guide books that have fake author profiles, fake images, and fake, potentially dangerous, identification information. In this episode of The Mushroom Show, we're exploring the brave new frontier of AI and it's impact on the world of mushrooms. We're also digging into a new study that is build...

The World's Biggest Mushroom Party? Telluride Mushroom Festival 2023 (The Mushroom Show Episode 20)

August 22, 2023 16:00 - 27 minutes - 19.3 MB

Every year, hoards of people climb up into the mountains, dress up in crazy costumes, and celebrate their undying love for the kingdom fungi. It's called The "Telluride Mushroom Festival" is a phenomenon that's a little hard to explain, unless you've experienced it yourself. In this episode of The Mushroom Show, we're taking you to TMF 2023, to try and give you a taste of this awesome event. We're also covering the dramatic mystery in Australia that involves a potentially purposeful poisoni...

If You've Never Been, It's Kind Of Hard To Explain 🍄 ❤️ (The Mushroom Show Episode 20)

August 22, 2023 16:00 - 27 minutes - 19.3 MB

Every year, hoards of people climb up into the mountains, dress up in crazy costumes, and celebrate their undying love for the kingdom fungi. It's called The "Telluride Mushroom Festival" is a phenomenon that's a little hard to explain, unless you've experienced it yourself. In this episode of The Mushroom Show, we're taking you to TMF 2023, to try and give you a taste of this awesome event. We're also covering the dramatic mystery in Australia that involves a potentially purposeful poisoni...

The Insane Value Of Mushrooms: Why Our World Wouldn't Function Without Fungi (TMS EP 19)

August 08, 2023 16:00 - 24 minutes - 17.2 MB

According to a new report, fungi contribute over $54 Trillion USD to the global economy. Sound crazy?  It kind of is, but there is no doubt that without fungi, our modern lives just wouldn't be the same. In this episode of The Mushroom Show, we crunch the numbers to figure our what's really going on and try to figure out how researchers arrived at such a gargantuan number.  We're also diving into the mystery of the ancient and humongous fungus known as Prototaxites. Was the earth once dom...

A Totally Weird "Magic Mushroom" That No One Seems To Know Anything About... Is It Real?

July 25, 2023 16:00 - 24 minutes - 17.3 MB

We all know about Psilocybin Mushrooms, and perhaps even the "other" magic mushroom, Amanita muscaria- but what if there was a third one?  According to the stories, it "Makes You See The Little People" and sounds truly bizarre-  In this episode of The Mushroom Show we're digging into the story of the "blue staining boletes" that do not contain psilocybin, yet apparently have psychoactive properties that are entirely different than the typical experience. We're also going on a foraging adve...

Did Australia Just Legalize Psilocybin Therapy? (The Mushroom Show Episode 17)

July 11, 2023 16:00 - 19 minutes - 13.4 MB

Big headlines this week in the world of mushrooms, as a major country is starting to allow for psychiatrists to prescribe psilocybin for specific conditions. Is this a really big deal? Or just more of the same? In this episode of The Mushroom Show, we dig into the story behind Australia's re-scheduling, and how that might impact policy going forward. We're also looking at the announcement of 3 brand new studies into psilocybin assisted psychotherapy funded by the Government of Canada, plus, ...

The Mushroom Summit and PsychScience 2023: What You Need To Know (The Mushroom Show Episode 16)

June 27, 2023 16:00 - 19 minutes - 13.4 MB

These two events could literally change the face of mushrooms! I just got back from The Mushroom Summit and PsychScience 2023, two huge events in Denver CO, that brought together scores of mushroom lovers from all over the world to learn, collaborate, and explore the past, present and exciting future of mushrooms, both functional and psychoactive.  In this episode of The Mushroom Show, we're recapping the two events, highlighting some of the most important info and discussions throughout the...

22 Mushrooms Grown Around The World For Food and Medicine (The Mushroom Show Episode 15) v

June 13, 2023 16:00 - 31 minutes - 22.2 MB

You might not notice on a daily basis, but we humans are growing a TON of mushrooms. Of course the common button mushroom and oyster mushrooms take up a large portion of this total, but there are lots of other really interesting mushrooms that you really should know about! In this episode of the mushroom show, we're covering over 20 different mushrooms grown around the world for food and medicine. We are also chatting about the largest mushroom art foraging event that took place this last we...

The World's Deadliest Mushroom: Did Scientists Just Find A Cure? (The Mushroom Show Episode 14)

May 30, 2023 16:00 - 22 minutes - 15.9 MB

Amanita phalloides (AKA the Death Cap Mushroom) is long known as the world's deadliest mushroom. It produces one of the most toxic substances in the natural world, and is responsible for up to 90% of all fatal mushroom poisonings worldwide. But scientists may have just found an antidote! In this episode of The Mushroom Show, we investigate whether or not this new discovery really is a cure for amatoxin poisoning. We also dig into some new research finally proving mushrooms are "cool", check ...

Mushrooms Can Do THAT To Your Vision? The Science Of Mushrooms & Color Blindness (The Mushroom Show Episode 13)

May 16, 2023 16:00 - 23 minutes - 16.3 MB

Can mushrooms be useful for improving vision? People have long reported sharper vision and heightened visual acuity while under the influence of psilocybin, but is it more than just anecdotes? In this episode of The Mushroom Show, we uncover new research that has revealed what scientist believe to be the first data to show improvement in color blindness- not only during the mushroom experience, but even months afterwards. We also discuss the first license "therapy center" opening up in Orego...

The "Money Making Mushroom'" That Nobody Can Actually Grow? (The Mushroom Show Episode 12)

May 02, 2023 16:00 - 21 minutes - 15.3 MB

Morel mushrooms are impossible to grow... right? Not entirely. Because the process was actually patented way back in 1986. And for a time, the rights to growing this mushroom were exclusively owned by Dominos Pizza. In this episode of The Mushroom Show, we're unravelling the mystery of morel cultivation, trying to answer the question of why one of the most desired mushrooms in the world is still only really found in the wild. We're also covering a few pieces of mushroom news, including a sto...

Are mushrooms extraterrestrials? The REAL reason why psilocybin exists (The Mushroom Show EP 11)

April 18, 2023 16:00 - 43 minutes - 30.5 MB

What is the REAL reason why mushrooms make psilocybin? Are they ancient aliens trying to connect with us from distant planets? Or are they just trying to fend off everything that's trying to eat them? In this episode of The Mushroom Show, we are exploring the mystery behind the magic of these mushrooms, and also taking a deep dive into the topic of  mushrooms for dogs including an interview Dr. Rob Silver DVM, who is an expert in both holistic veterinary medicine and functional mushrooms - a...

Inside a HUGE Mushroom Farm that's Disrupting the Produce Market (TMS EP10)

April 04, 2023 16:00 - 23 minutes - 17 MB

On this episode of The Mushroom Show, we tour a Small (but huge) gourmet mushroom operation in Los Angeles, California whose is disrupting the produce industry; we discuss the remediation potential that Oyster mushrooms could have on our planet; and we cover a story about yet another Canadian company who has been given the green flag to grow psilocybin mushrooms using a tested-and-true method that was developed by the underground. 0:00 - Introduction 1:35 - SmallHold Tour 10:25 - Sponsor Ad...

Spreading Spores with Super-Soakers? (The Mushroom Show EP 9)

March 21, 2023 17:00 - 1 hour - 46.2 MB

Could growing mushrooms be as easy as blasting the woods with liquid spores from a super soaker? In this episode of The Mushroom Show, we delve into the idea of "guerilla mushroom gardening", including how successful it can be and why anyone would do it in the first place. We also cover the recent bankruptcy of Synthesis Institute and its impact on the Oregon Psilocybin Movement. This episode also includes a great conversation with Kyle Buller from Psychedelics Today about training psilocybi...

New Patent and $60 Million To Combine Magic Mushrooms With... (The Mushroom Show Ep 8)

March 07, 2023 17:00 - 30 minutes - 21.5 MB

In this episode of The Mushroom Show, we share a preview of our upcoming documentary on "Mushrooms In Jamaica", discuss a new patent approval for the "Stamets Stack" that combines psilocybin with lion's mane and niacin, and discuss the new controversy swirling over mushroom dispensaries in Vancover, Canada. 0:00 Intro 0:59 Mushrooms In Jamaica (Preview) 7:59 Psilocybe stametsii (New Mushroom Species) 10:22 New Patent On The "Stamets Stack" 15:20 Microdosing Research 23:29 New Troubles For M...

How Lion's Mane GROWS Brain Cells - NEW Research (TMS EP 7)

February 21, 2023 17:00 - 25 minutes - 17.4 MB

Lion's Mane is known as a powerful natural nootropic used for memory, mood and cognition, but it is still a mystery as to exactly how it works. In this episode of The Mushroom Show, we break down new research that has revealed compounds which might be responsible for the growth and protection of neurons. We also dig into how mushrooms might be the ONLY non-animal source of an essential nutrient, and discuss new regulations for psilocybin therapy in Australia. #themushroomshow #lionsmane #fu...

Unlocking The Secrets Of The World's Most Iconic Mushroom: Amanita Muscaria (The Mushroom Show Episode Ep 6)

February 07, 2023 17:00 - 31 minutes - 21.9 MB

Amanita muscaria is one of the most iconic mushrooms of all time, but we still don't really know much about it. In this episode of The Mushroom Show, we explore the potential therapeutic benefits of Fly Agaric (aka Amanita muscaria), specifically how it might be useful for relaxation and sleep. We also touch on two pieces of mushroom news, including the shocking story of a guy who injected "magic mushroom tea" into his veins, and how the world's deadliest mushroom has found a new way to repr...

Do All Magic Mushrooms Have The Same Effect? (The Mushroom Show EP 5)

January 24, 2023 17:00 - 49 minutes - 34.4 MB

Mushrooms are chemical factories, and psilocybin mushrooms are particularly good at creating compounds that can interact with our brains and alter perception. But are their other compounds that can cause different effects?  Psilocybin gets all the headlines, but there is also psilocin, baeocystin, norbaeocystin and aeruginascin that might all play a role in the mushroom experience through the entourage effect.  Andrew Gallimore, a neurobiologist, pharmacologist, chemist and writer joins us o...

The Best Mushroom Jerky and Psilocybin Retreats

January 10, 2023 17:00 - 43 minutes - 30.7 MB

In this episode of The Mushroom Show, we test 4 different types of mushroom jerky (so you don't have to) and figure out which mushroom makes the best one. The answer might surprise you. We also cover everthing you need to know about the growing trend of "psilocybin retreats", what they're like, how people are benefitting from them, and what's the reason behind the increased popularity in recent years. Finally, we interview Justin Townsend, the head facilitator and CEO of MycoMeditations, a l...

Finding, Harvesting and Extracting Wild Chaga In The Winter (TMS Episode 3)

December 27, 2022 17:00 - 44 minutes - 31.4 MB

In this episode of The Mushroom Show, we head out into the frozen woods to find, harvest and extract wild Chaga (aka The "King" of Functional Mushrooms). We also cover how functional mushrooms can benefit our gut (including and interview with Dr. Jonathan Fields), and discuss the recent shutdown of a number of mushroom dispensaries, Oregon's Measure 109, and potential issues surrounding access to psilocybin. Links: Chaga Links Eric's Company: Interview with Er...

Inside The World's Largest Magic Mushroom Farm: Is This The Future Of Psilocybin? (TMS EP 2)

December 13, 2022 17:00 - 47 minutes - 33 MB

In this episode of The Mushroom Show, you'll get an inside look at a brand new multi-million dollar psilocybin mushroom farm, and learn what the future of psilocybin cultivation might look like in a legal-mushroom world. We also interview Robert Courteau of ThinkFungi about the largest fungal bio blitz in history. Finally, we discuss what mushroom made the list for the "most recalled product of 2022" and why that doesn't matter if you just grow your own.  0:00 Intro 1:40 The Future Of Psilo...

Did Colorado Just Legalize Mushrooms? (The Mushroom Show S2 // E1)

November 29, 2022 18:00 - 24 minutes - 17.2 MB

Today's episode features a tour of a culinary mushroom farm, a deep dive on the new legislation around magic mushrooms in Colorado, and making music from mushrooms.  This is your go-to place for mushroom news, mushroom education, and mushroom entertainment. There is so mush happening right now in the Mushroom Universe, and we're going to cover it all right here on The Mushroom Show! 0:00 - Intro 0:20 - Welcome Back! 1:47 - Marvelous Mushrooms Farm Tour in Miami, Florida 6:20 - Legalized...

The Untapped Power of Fungi - The Mushroom Show Episode #12 with Rashad Evans and Del Jolly

September 04, 2022 15:00 - 47 minutes - 33.4 MB

The world is slowly realizing that everyone has the power to take their health back into their own hands. This is the vision that the founders of Umbo Mushrooms have, and on today’s episode of the Mushroom Show, we dive deep into how and why mushrooms of all kinds are the way of the future. We chat with Rashad and Del about the problems with psilocybin legalization, their respective journeys into the mushroom space, mushrooms for athletic recovery and performance, mycophobia, and so much mor...

Millions of Miles of Mycelium - The Mushroom Show Episode #11 with Toby Kiers

August 30, 2022 19:00 - 49 minutes - 34 MB

We are honored to have Dr. Toby Kiers here to enlighten us on the incredible fungal networks that span the globe, enriching our lives without ever being seen. Dr. Kiers is the co-founder and executive director of SPUN - the Society for the Protection of Underground Networks, whose mission is to map mycorrhizal fungal networks and advocate for their protection. They propose that these vast networks that extend all over the world are analogous to clean air and water in terms of sustaining the ...

The Fly Agaric 🍄 Facts, Myths, and Experiences (The Mushroom Show Episode #10)

June 27, 2022 15:00 - 1 hour - 51.6 MB

In this episode of the mushroom show, we talk to Kevin Feeney who is the author of Fly Agaric: A Compendium of History, Pharmacology, Mythology & Exploration. He is an expert on the iconic Amanita muscaria (the mushroom emoji, in case you don't know) and we delve into the fascinating facts and myths about this mushroom, including his personal experience with it's psychoactive effects.  Kevin Feeney, PhD, JD, is a cultural anthropologist and lawyer currently working as a Program Director and...

Magic Mushrooms & the Psychedelic State of Things - Shelby Hartman (The Mushroom Show Episode #9)

May 23, 2022 20:00 - 56 minutes - 39.1 MB

Shelby Hartman is the CEO and Chief Editor of DoubleBlind Magazine, as well as a self-proclaimed lover of psychedelics; her rich experience in reporting on their history, policy, and recreational use made for an incredibly engaging & informative conversation. We dive into what's happening with the popularization of psychedelics, what the path towards legal psilocybin might look like, if synthetic psilocybin is the same as taking a whole mushroom, and so much more.

The Wild Business of Wild Mushrooms - Eric Whitehead (The Mushroom Show Episode #8)

May 01, 2022 00:00 - 1 hour - 64.7 MB

Eric Whitehead is an absolute pro when it comes to wild foraging, because his expertise and life experience is deeply rooted in nature. In this episode of the Mushroom Show, Eric reveals some of the things that led him to start his company Untamed Feast, the differences between eating a dried mushroom over fresh mushroom, how there is a "lawless Wild West" when it comes to mushroom foraging, and what to look for when you are foraging.  There's so many actionable takeaways from this episode, ...

The Secret Sauce for Myco-preneurship - Myc Tyson (The Mushroom Show Episode #7)

April 11, 2022 14:00 - 1 hour - 47.1 MB

Myc Tyson is on a mission to spread the word about fungi to every person on the planet! Myc has demonstrated this by starting the hugely successful subreddit r/Mushroomgrowers back in 2015, starting an online mushroom culture business, and orchestrating various mycophilanthropy projects - giving back to the world via the power of Mushrooms. Click the links below to learn more about the work Myc has done in Kenya. This was such an awesome conversation and Myc is doing some really important wo...

Citizen Science & The Beauty of Fungi - Alan Rockefeller (The Mushroom Show Episode #6)

April 03, 2022 17:00 - 51 minutes - 35.8 MB

Alan Rockefeller is a renowned citizen mycologist, and has contributed an enormous amount of information and insight into the world of mushrooms.  In this interview, we cover everything from Alan's discoveries in Mexico to the future of psilocybin to the importance of reconnecting with nature.   0:00 Framing the Conversation 2:12 Alan's Laboratory 3:30 The Drive to Study Mycology 4:44 Mexican Mushrooms 8:10 Citizen Science & Mycological Exploration 10:22 DNA Barcoding & Sequencing 18:58 M...

"Don't Call THAT a Mushroom" - Jeff Chilton (The Mushroom Show Episode #5)

March 28, 2022 16:00 - 1 hour - 60.8 MB

This week's guest on the Mushroom Show is Jeff Chilton, who is a veteran of the mushroom industry. He has been enamored by mushrooms since the psychedelic era of the 60's, and has since become a leading expert in medicinal mushrooms, grown culinary mushrooms on massive commercial scales and he has a deep understanding of psychoactive mushrooms. After 10 years of commercial growing experience, he co-authored the best-selling Mushroom Grower's Guide with Paul Stamets in 1983. Jeff has an absol...

Teaching The Magic Of Mushrooms With Jasper Degenaars (The Mushroom Show Episode #4)

March 13, 2022 17:00 - 48 minutes - 33.7 MB

In this episode of the Mushroom Show we are interviewing Jasper Degenaars, who hails from the Netherlands and is currently located in Guatemala where he is the CEO (or Chief Education Officer) at the prestigious Fungi Academy. Fungi Academy is a center for learning about how to grow mushrooms, community, and wellness. Located on the gorgeous Lake Atitlan, Fungi Academy operates as a hub for international mycophiles to come teach, learn and grow together.  We talk about Jasper's journey into...

Here's Why People Are Using Functional Mushrooms For Health (Mushroom Coffee Episode #4)

March 11, 2022 17:00 - 25 minutes - 17.9 MB

There are many reasons to use functional mushrooms, but Tony and Tegan have narrowed down the top contenders for harnessing the power found within our fungal friends. In this episode of Mushroom Coffee, Tony and Tegan discuss the 4 top reasons for what motivates people to use functional mushrooms.  0:00 Intro 3:45 - Reason #1 - Immunity 4:28 - Mushrooms as Immunomodulators 7:05 - When Will I Feel the Effects of Functional Mushrooms? 8:35 - Reason #2 - Energy 9:00 - The People Who Benefit fr...

Growing Mushrooms Everywhere With Andrew Carter From Smallhold (The Mushroom Show Episode #3)

March 06, 2022 17:00 - 42 minutes - 29.8 MB

Andrew Carter is the co-founder of Smallhold - a distributed agriculture mushroom company. Smallhold is growing “the produce of our times” and finding innovative ways to get more fresh high quality gourmet mushrooms into people's hearts, minds, and of course- stomachs. In this episode, we talk about how Smallhold got its start, how the idea of “distributed agriculture” works, what some of the challenges are of growing mushrooms on a small scale, and what the future holds for mushrooms in Nor...

They put THAT in the product?!? Understanding Mushroom Supplement Labels (Mushroom Coffee Episode #3)

March 04, 2022 17:00 - 32 minutes - 22.2 MB

The keys to empowering your supplement search can be found right here. In this episode of Mushroom Coffee, Tony and Tegan review different labels and explain what to look for in a label for mushroom supplements. They talk about the importance of extraction ratios, the best practices for labelling a supplement product, how to decipher confusing or misleading facts panels, other ingredients in supplements to be mindful of, and much more! If you want to see the labels we are talking about, be ...

Low Tech Mushroom Farming And Teaching How To Grow with Adam Sayner (The Mushroom Show Episode #2)

February 27, 2022 19:00 - 49 minutes - 34.4 MB

In this episode of the Mushroom Show, we are joined by Adam Sayner, who is based in the UK and is the founder of GroCycle. His company’s mission is to simplify the process of growing mushrooms - whether that is on a hobbyist or commercial scale. We chatted about Adam’s journey with mushrooms, how he started GroCycle, what to focus on if you’re starting your own growing business, what kinds of substrates are most effective depending on where you live, what his current mission is, how the worl...

Which Medicinal Mushrooms Synergize Together? (Mushroom Coffee Episode #2)

February 25, 2022 18:00 - 26 minutes - 18.4 MB

Everyone has different routines and activities that mushrooms can help to optimize.  In this episode of Mushroom Coffee, Tony & Tegan chat about how to "stack" mushrooms based on their unique characteristics and the different usage protocols we can use to get the most out of mushrooms.  0:00 - Intro  2:38 What is Stacking?  3:44 - Lion's Mane Mushroom Characteristics 4:46 - Turkey Tail Characteristics 5:15 - Reishi Characteristics 5:56 - Cordyceps Characteristics 6:54 - Chaga Characteristic...

For The Love Of Mushrooms With Eugenia Bone (The Mushroom Show Episode #1)

February 20, 2022 21:00 - 45 minutes - 32.4 MB

In this episode of the Mushroom Show, we chat with Eugenia Bone, who is a nature and food journalist, speaker, author, and a cultural pillar in the world of mushrooms. She became involved with the world of mushrooms through family traditions and a deep appreciation for fungi's culinary applications, and has advocated for mushrooms in every imaginable capacity. She appears in the Netflix film "Fantastic Fungi", a movie that celebrates fungi's ability to connect and heal. Her books intersect e...

Understanding Mushroom Powder (Mushroom Coffee Episode #1)

February 20, 2022 20:00 - 22 minutes - 15.7 MB

Mushroom powder can be complicated- and it's hard to know what might be best for you. In this episode of "Mushroom Coffee" Tony and Tegan chat about how mushroom powder is made, the major differences between extraction methods and species, and what to look out for if you are in the market for functional mushrooms! This is a new show from FreshCap where Tegan and Tony discuss mushroom supplements, mycology, and connect with the wider mushroom community!

The Power Of Lion's Mane

December 04, 2020 20:00 - 11 minutes - 7.68 MB

This was a live recorded episode of FreshCap Friday, we chat all about Lion's Mane mushroom. How does it grow? What makes it so special? What are the benefits of Lion's Mane? How do you use it?

Understanding "Shroomisms" - Important Mushroom Terms

September 14, 2020 20:00 - 22 minutes - 15.5 MB

In this episode, we cover various "shroomisms" or important words that get tossed around alot when discussing medicinal mushrooms. Hopefully we covered them all!

Why We're STILL Talking About Turkey Tail Mushroom (3000 Years Later)

August 08, 2020 20:00 - 16 minutes - 11.6 MB

Turkey Tail Mushroom - Why We’re Still Talking About It 3000 Years Later In this episode we talk all about the amazing medicinal powers of Turkey Tail Mushroom- how it grows, what the benefits are, and what compounds are in this mushroom that make it so special.  Go to YouTube video to get all the links.

5 Medicinal Mushrooms You've Never Heard Of (Benefits and More)

August 01, 2020 21:00 - 20 minutes - 14 MB

5 Medicinal Mushrooms You've Never Heard Of (Benefits and More) This week, we wanted to shine the spotlight on a few lesser-known (but just as amazing!) medicinal mushrooms. You may have never considered these to be medicinal mushrooms before..... but that doesn't mean they are any less powerful. What makes these mushrooms so special? one of them has been cultivated and used for over 1000 years another is often called the "beauty mushroom" and used for skin health, with potential anti-a...

Everything You Should Know About Lion's Mane and Maitake

July 25, 2020 21:00 - 20 minutes - 14.1 MB

Lion’s Mane and Maitake have something in common. They are both delicious gourmet mushrooms AND super powerful medicinal mushrooms. In this video we dive deep into the benefits and share fun facts about these two incredible mushrooms. Want to enter the Try Mushrooms Starter Kit giveaway? Enter here:  👉 (and then come back to watch the rest of this video!) Intro: 1:16 Giveaway Info: 3:25 Closet of Mysteries Shoutout: 4:40 Lion’s Mane: 5:20 How It...

Here's Why Chaga and Cordyceps are SUPERSTARS of The Mushroom World

July 18, 2020 19:00 - 19 minutes - 13.3 MB

🍄What makes a mushroom “medicinal”? All medicinal mushrooms have polysaccharides, and they are all different shapes. These compounds interact with our bodies in different ways, which is why you can think of each mushroom as having its own "super power." Other than polysaccharides, mushrooms also contain phenols, sterols, triterpenes and more- which can all benefit our health in different ways. 🍄CORDYCEPS (CORDYCES MILITARIS) Cordyceps is known as the "energy mushroom" and is typically us...

4 "Red Flags" You Need To Know If Using Medicinal Mushrooms

July 11, 2020 19:00 - 18 minutes - 12.9 MB

So what are some easy ways to make sure you are getting the quality mushroom supplements you deserve? 1. MYCELIUM ON GRAIN VERSUS FRUITING BODY Some mushroom supplements are made from "mycelium on grain" instead of "fruiting body". Mycelium itself can actually have some incredible benefits. But most of these "mycelium" supplements actually contain very little mycelium. Crazy right? This is because they are made by growing the mycelium on grain (brown rice or oats) and there is no way to ...

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