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Hi there...welcome to Mushroom Hour. Listen in as we venture into kingdom fungi with unique and beautiful humans who all share a passion for mushrooms. We'll go forage for wild mushrooms, explore their potency as nature's medicines, become citizen mycologists, transform human consciousness and learn how mushrooms inspired art, spirituality and culture throughout our history. There are so many ways that mushrooms can benefit (wo)mankind - we just need to tap into the mycelium network and let ...
 
Insightful conversations with thought-provoking doctors, specialists, authors, and researchers at the forefront of integrative health and wellness. Hear about the ideas and research that are changing medicine and explore age-old wisdom backed by modern science. Hosted by Dr. Andrew Weil and Dr. Victoria Maizes.
 
Sustainable World Radio brings you interviews with experts from around the globe; teachers, designers, environmentalists, and earth activists who learn from and work with Nature. Listen to episodes about Permaculture, organic gardening, herbal medicine, plants, fungi, earth repair, natural building, regenerative farming, sustainability, and ethnobotany. Tune in to discover positive solutions to environmental challenges; solutions that adhere to the Permaculture ethics of Earth Care, People C ...
 
Everyday Herbals is your one stop shop for everything herbal! Whether you're a practicing herbalist, beginning herbalist or just fascinated by plants this show has something for you. Join me as I interview the most knowledgable and inspiring herbalists and natural doctors around to learn their secrets for health. Topics include herbal medicine, botany, phytochemistry, homeopathy, ethnobotany, and nutrition.
 
“Plants of the Gods: Hallucinogens, Healing, Culture and Conservation” is a new and unique podcast focusing on the hallucinogenic plants and fungi whose impact on world culture and religion – and healing potential - is only now beginning to be appreciated as never before. Unlike other podcasts relating to these issues, “Plants of the Gods” is hosted by renowned ethnobotanist Dr. Mark Plotkin, a Harvard and Yale-trained scientist who has been studying the healing plants and shamans of the Ama ...
 
“Plants of the Gods: Hallucinogens, Healing, Culture and Conservation” is a new and unique podcast focusing on the hallucinogenic plants and fungi whose impact on world culture and religion – and healing potential - is only now beginning to be appreciated as never before. Unlike other podcasts relating to these issues, “Plants of the Gods” is hosted by renowned ethnobotanist Dr. Mark Plotkin, a Harvard and Yale-trained scientist who has been studying the healing plants and shamans of the Ama ...
 
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Plants have provided human beings with nourishment, medicine, fibers, and other resources for millennia. And, the passing of botanical knowledge through generations not only ensured survival, it shaped how cultures understood their world. Occasionally, this knowledge would be exchanged with neighboring people in the forms of stories, rituals, and d…
 
Palms- The Sacred Princes of the Plant Kingdom - In the words of the late ethnobotanist Richard Schultes, “A panorama does not seem tropical unless palms occupy a distinct and conspicuously visible part of the flora.” Although primarily associated with lowland rainforests, palms range as far north as Scotland and as high as 10,000 feet in the Andes…
 
Palms- The Sacred Princes of the Plant Kingdom - In the words of the late ethnobotanist Richard Schultes, “A panorama does not seem tropical unless palms occupy a distinct and conspicuously visible part of the flora.” Although primarily associated with lowland rainforests, palms range as far north as Scotland and as high as 10,000 feet in the Andes…
 
An interview with Ohio based cactus and succulent collector, Haley, of Haley's Hot House. Haley is a very passionate plant enthusiast with a diverse collection. She is dedicated, facing the obstacles of the elements in Ohio, yet keeping a lush greenhouse packed with plants. Link to social media pasted below. Haley’s Hot House (@haleyshothouse) • In…
 
Today on Mushroom Hour we have the privilege of speaking with John Rensten. John lived and worked and foraged in London for 20 years before finally escaping to Dorset, via Hampshire, in 2016 to concentrate on mushroom hunting and coastal foraging. He runs and organizes numerous urban foraging events, wild food walks and mushroom forays. On a daily …
 
An interview with East LA based, Daniel Almanza, of DA Pottery and Cactus Cult Ceramics. Daniel is a long time ceramics artist with an extensive knowledge of this art form. He currently teaches courses and offers workshops from time to time. He is also a vintage and vinyl collector, as well as a full-time photographer. In addition to Daniel's many …
 
An interview with Anaheim, CA based cactus and succulent collector Kevin, of Crazy4Cactus. Kevin is also a talented plant photographer with a keen eye for some of the most beautiful specimens out there. On his Instagram, he regularly showcases private collections as well as his own. Links to Crazy4Cactus YouTube and social media are pasted below. C…
 
Hemp—a fiber of the Cannabis plant—has played an outsized role in world history. It was not only one of the first crops cultivated by our species, but also one of the crops planted by the first Europeans who landed in the eastern US. The Pilgrims grew it, as did George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. The foundational documents of American democrac…
 
Hemp—a fiber of the Cannabis plant—has played an outsized role in world history. It was not only one of the first crops cultivated by our species, but also one of the crops planted by the first Europeans who landed in the eastern US. The Pilgrims grew it, as did George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. The foundational documents of American democrac…
 
An interview with San Pedro, CA based plant collector and enthusiast, Mikey, of @mikeylovesmagic. Mikey is a full-time hair dresser with 10 years of experience. He also collects crystals and is known in the community for his life long love of practicing magic. Mikey joined us today in my home studio in Long Beach, CA. Mikey's IG - @mikeylovesmagic …
 
*WARNING - This episode in no way condemns or condones the use of any substance. For educational and research purposes only* Today we are joined by entheogenic researcher Amanita Dreamer. In her former life, Amanita Dreamer was a scientist, an educator and a homesteading mother. Today she shares important information on that most famous of mushroom…
 
An interview with Joseph of Cocoa Geek Plants. Joseph is an east coast based collector and grower of succulents, carnivorous plants, and orchids. He utilizes greenhouses for cultivation, specializing in a wide variety of Echeverias. Joseph has a wealth of knowledge and is a pivotal contributor to the plant community. Links to Cocoa Geek Plants soci…
 
An interview with Oceanside, CA based cactus and succulent collector, Chris of C.S.G. In this episode he discusses his background story and how his son bringing home a succulent 10 years ago led to the explosion of a full time hobby. Chris built a desert oasis landscape and greenhouse in his yard, cultivating and collecting rare and obscure specime…
 
An interview with brothers Oscar and Edgar of The Shed, an IG Live show that occurs most Thursdays. Oscar is the owner of Green Touch Nursery which is located at 8842 Park St, Bellflower, CA 90706. Edgar and Oscar are both plant collectors and enthusiasts with a vast collection of different species. They are both dedicated to researching and obtain…
 
An interview with Janice Méi of Reiki Méi Energy Healing. In this episode Janice and I discuss spirituality, plant medicine, and energy healing at length. Janice is a mystic and intuitive healer based between Costa Rica and Los Angeles. She offers both in-person and remote healing work. She is a certified Reiki Master in the Usui Shiki Ryoho lineag…
 
Today on Mushroom Hour we are joined by adventurer and mycologist Danny Haelewaters PhD. Danny Haelewaters holds a Bachelor’s in Veterinary Sciences, a Master of Science in biology, and a PhD in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology. During his Masters program he developed a new technology to analyze forensic relevant fungi in casework at the Netherl…
 
Marijuana – What do the ancient Chinese, George Bush and The Beatles have in common? Knowingly or not, all benefited from one of the most well-known plants of the gods: marijuana. Between the highly practical uses of hemp fiber and its popular mind-altering properties, marijuana has been part of the human experience for thousands of years. Even so,…
 
Marijuana – What do the ancient Chinese, George Bush and The Beatles have in common? Knowingly or not, all benefited from one of the most well-known plants of the gods: marijuana. Between the highly practical uses of hemp fiber and its popular mind-altering properties, marijuana has been part of the human experience for thousands of years. Even so,…
 
An interview with Martin of Big Cactus Rescue. Martin is a UK based cactus collector and enthusiast. Big Cactus Rescue is where death metal meets desert plants. They built a little cactus sanctuary in rainy England, with a wide variety of cacti. Martin is also a musician and sound engineer who enjoys running marathons in his spare time. His partner…
 
An interview with Ivan Garibaldo of Garibaldo's Nursery. Garibaldo's is a family owned and ran wholesale nursery located at 8834 Rose St. Bellflower, CA 90706. Established in 2005, Garibaldo's carries a wide variety of plants. They also offer plants online via Etsy. Links to social media and Etsy are pasted below. Join us as Ivan discusses his love…
 
This week it was my absolute pleasure to take part in a long chat with Lino Faelnar from Defenders of Indigenous Languages of the Archipelago. A lawyer, linguistic expert and language preservationist, Lino is also a genuine renaissance man. Our conversation was all over the map, both literally and figuratively as we bounced around from indigenous F…
 
An interview with San Diego and desert based artist, Jen Pangacian, of Club Time Warp. Jen is a multi talented artist incorporating an array of different mediums with her current focus being, desert inspired resin sculptures. Her work is currently featured at the Mojave Flea Trading Post at 383 N Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262. Links to…
 
Psychedelics, such as ketamine, MDMA, psilocybin, and LSD have been tightly controlled and highly debated substances for decades, but after several years of clinical trials, the FDA has recently awarded both MDMA and psilocybin, when used in conjunction with psychotherapy, with breakthrough status for the research of challenging mental health disor…
 
I randomly happened across the #takeUsBackToChina hashtag at the beginning of June. It only took a few minutes of reading before I was drawn to reach out to some of the students so they could share their stories with me. There will always be obstacles when you work to create a better life, but in the era of coronavirus, there are even more hurdles.…
 
An interview with Los Angeles based plant caretaker and stylist Jenny of @plantyfurrr. Jenny offers plant care taking and stylist services via her website plantyfurrr.com - linked below. Jenny is a very passionate plant hobbyist and collector with an emphasis on house plants, cactus, and succulents. Join us as we discuss plant therapy and mental he…
 
Get your tickets now for "THE FUTURE IS FUNGI" Event on 6/26/21: https://ffungi.org/eng/the-future-is-fungi/ Today we are joined be two powerful advocates for queendom fungi, Giuliana Furci and Nathalie Kelley. Giuliana’s journey began at the age of 19, looking for native foxes in a forest on the Island of Chiloé when she came across a fungus that …
 
An interview with Los Angeles based rock painter and plant lover, Nikki Ricardez of @pikkinikkisrocks. Nikki is a very talented rock artist incorporating an array of different mediums and techniques into her work. She is a promoter of body positivity and enjoys giving back to her community in random acts of kindness. Link to Nikki's IG: Nikki 🌵🎨🌼Ri…
 
As a long time advocate of kratom, I have spent years studying the plant on top of years of studying ethnobotany, herbalism and pharmacokinetics of many plant medicines from around the world. I was fortunate enough to have a chance to speak with Dr. Jane Babin, a double doctorate in microbiology and law who helped with an expert analysis alongside …
 
Today on the Mushroom Hour Podcast we are joined by Dr. Michael Perlin, Professor in Biology at the University of Louisville. Dr. Perlin’s interests drew him to study host/pathogen interactions at the University of Chicago and his PhD work centered on the evolution of bacterial resistance to certain classes of antibiotics/antimicrobials. As he was …
 
An interview with San Diego based cactus and succulent enthusiast, Jessi, of @filterfreejessi. Jessi is the owner of a baked goods company called, Dory Rolls. Join us as we discuss plant therapy, music, mental health, and culture. Jessi's IG: https://www.instagram.com/filterfreejessi/ Dory Rolls: https://www.instagram.com/doryrolls/ This podcast is…
 
Episode 36: Have you heard of Spilanthes? In this fun and informative interview with regenerative land designer, educator, facilitator, and Spilanthes fan Javan Bernakevitch, we discuss this unique plant. An herbal ally with a long history of use for oral health and immune support, Spilanthes is known by a multitude of common names like Electric Da…
 
An interview with Camarillo native cactus and succulent enthusiast Ryan of @cactus_daddy90. Ryan is a compassionate and kind human being working as a caregiver in the cannabis industry. He is also a full-time father. Ryan has a diverse collection with a centralized focus on Trichocereus. Join us as we discuss psychoactive plants, psychedelics, gard…
 
An interview with amateur gardener and novice drought tolerant collector @succulent_cacti_lady. May is an active member and pillar of the southern California plant community. She has a greenhouse packed full of cactus and succulents as well as other drought tolerant plants. Be sure to check out her Instagram below. May (@succulent_cacti_lady) • Ins…
 
An interview with Kimmie Hashey, a Bellflower, CA native plant enthusiast and collector. Kimmie's love for plants started in her early childhood having a cactus garden in her yard. She collects everything from house plants to carnivorous and tropicals to cactus and succulents. Fishing, yoga, and meditation are among her many other passions and tale…
 
An interview with local plant enthusiast Vic aka @vic.theprick. In addition to tending his cactus and succulent collection, Vic enjoys caring for his Koi pond and Tortoises. He is a nature lover and active supporter of plant and animal habitat conservation efforts. Link to Vic's IG: Vic salazar (@vic.theprick) • Instagram photos and videos This pod…
 
An interview with Tucson, Arizona based cactus and succulent grower collector @cactusupdate. Alex enjoys mountain biking in his spare time and just recently had his first child. Join us as he gives a detailed rundown of his collection and knowledge of these specimens. Link to Cactus Update IG: https://instagram.com/cactusupdate?utm_medium=copy_link…
 
An interview with Patrick of @microscope_mystic. Patrick is a scientist and ethnobotanist with a B.S. in Genetics and Plant Biology from UC Berkeley. In this episode he shares his research of psychoactive plants and alkaloids including the Trichocereus cactus species, Mitragyna Speciosa (Kratom), Cannabis, and Ayahuasca. This podcast is brought to …
 
An interview with Los Angeles based Cactaceae collector & Succulentophile, David of Selegna Sol. David is also a street photographer and works in animation. Join us as he shares his insight of tending plants. Link to David's Plant IG: DV8 [David V] (@_selegna_sol_) • Instagram photos and videos Link to David's Bonfire: Bonfire - Design your own shi…
 
An interview with local member of the plant community @funkandelic aka @simply.funky. Join us as we discuss Lophophora, Ariocarpus, Hip-hop, graffiti, and street culture. We also touched on the spiritual connection one can have when caring for plants. This podcast is brought to you by Mezcala Nursery located at 6901 Orange Ave. Long Beach, CA 90805…
 
An interview with the owner and founder of family owned business Navarro's Mixed Nursey. Navarro's is located in the bay area at 1700 Watsonville Rd. Watsonsville, CA. They can be found on IG @navarrosmixednursery. They also have a YouTube channel sharing videos of landscape styles and different growing and propagation techniques. I have pasted the…
 
An interview with local member of the plant community and witch @mikeylovesmagic. Join us as we discuss spirituality, supernatural phenomenon, magic, and all things plants. This podcast is brought to you by Mezcala Nursery located at 6901 Orange Ave. Long Beach, CA 90805. Family owned, family ran, since 2007. Mezcala carries everything from landsca…
 
An interview with Trichocereus garden keeper and wizard, Trevor of @the.cactus.jones. Join us as we explore the phenomenon of plant therapy, gardening, and plant medicine. Make sure to check out Trevor's shop at The Cactus Jones. This podcast is brought to you by Mezcala Nursery located at 6901 Orange Ave. Long Beach, CA 90805. Family owned, family…
 
An interview with psychonaut, traveler of the unknown, full time raver, and ethnobotanist @psychedlicninja aka Moka. Join us as we take a deep dive into consciousness, psychedelics, plant medicine, and the Trichocereus and Lophophora cactus. Track ID: Running Back Demo by DJ Phoi This podcast is brought to you by Mezcala Nursery located at 6901 Ora…
 
A follow up interview with Will of @whittierprick. Join us as we discuss growing cacti from seed, pottery, and all things plants. Track ID: Samples By DJ Phoi This podcast is brought to you by Mezcala Nursery located at 6901 Orange Ave. Long Beach, CA 90805. Family owned, family ran, since 2007. Mezcala carries everything from landscape plants, to …
 
An interview with local succulent collector and veterana, Gloria of @queenbitchsucculents. This podcast is brought to you by Mezcala Nursery located at 6901 Orange Ave. Long Beach, CA 90805. Family owned, family ran, since 2007. Mezcala carries everything from landscape plants, to house plants, to cactus and succulents. They also offer a wide varie…
 
An interview with Christie of Mad Potters. A unique San Diego based pottery artist working with resin, cement and other materials. In this episode we explore topics ranging from Cannabis and other plant medicines to psychedelics and the phenomenon of plant therapy. We also discussed both of our experiences with racism. This podcast is brought to yo…
 
An interview with Escalon, CA based pottery and plant staging wizard Kitoi. Kitoi pronounced (kee toy) is a veteran succulent collector and potter. He is also a fitness and food enthusiast. This podcast is brought to you by Mezcala Nursery located at 6901 Orange Ave. Long Beach, CA 90805. Family owned, family ran, since 2007. Mezcala carries everyt…
 
An interview with local plant enthusiast @Crazy4Cactus. Join us as we take a deep dive into the mind and spirit of this humble and wise collector. This podcast is brought to you by Mezcala Nursery located at 6901 Orange Ave. Long Beach, CA 90805. Family owned, family ran, since 2007. Mezcala carries everything from landscape plants, to house plants…
 
An interview with local member of the plant community, Jesse Arias aka euphorbiaeuhporia aka the prince of latex. This podcast is brought to you by Mezcala Nursery located at 6901 Orange Ave. Long Beach, CA 90805. Family owned, family ran, since 2007. Mezcala carries everything from landscape plants, to house plants, to cactus and succulents. They …
 
An interview with local member of the plant community/ceramics and pottery artist @variegatedtroy This podcast is brought to you by Mezcala Nursery located at 6901 Orange Ave. Long Beach, CA 90805. Family owned, family ran, since 2007. Mezcala carries everything from landscape plants, to house plants, to cactus and succulents. They also offer a wid…
 
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