Andrew Langevin: Nature Lion Mushrooms
Andrew Langevin and his wife were busy professionals in Toronto's bustling film & television industry when the pandemic suddenly shut down their livelihoods and forced them to get creative. While experimenting with growing oyster mushrooms in their basement, a call to share the fruits of their labor with their local community led to the founding of Nature Lion Mushrooms -- and in the next two years, their pandemic side-project home mushroom grow has turned into an impressive mushroom business with industrial scale operations. Andrew swings by the podcast to share the story of how Nature Lion Mushrooms came to fruition, including best practices for bootstrapping & streamlining a mycopreneurial venture into a competitive player in a rapidly growing industry. Please consider rating, reviewing, and sharing the podcast.
Baystaters: Psilocybin Legal Advocacy
James from Baystaters joins us on the podcast to share insights from the collective's successful legal crusade to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms in multiple Massachusetts counties - He brings his expertise as a professional in the political arena to challenge our nation's draconian drug policy head on, with tangible results drawn from an effectively organized grassroots response to war on drugs. We learn about the origin story of Baystaters, where they're headed as an organization, and why local political action still matters in a country that has largely lost faith in it's political system.
William Padilla-Brown: The Next Chapter of Mycosymbiotics
What's it like to go from being a high school dropout waiting tables for minimum wage to becoming a sustainability superstar with a globally renowned brand?Nobody can answer that question better than William Padilla-Brown, who returns to the Mycopreneur Podcast to speak about the evolution of his Mycosmbiotics brand, as well as the personal changes on the horizon for his family.Will is an extraordinarily unique thinker and persona who has proven to be ahead of the cultural curve throughout the last decade, fully investing himself into pursuits that have only recently caught on in the mainstream - so it stands to reason that we may want to pay attention to the moves he's making right now in anticipation of an increasingly uncertain and unpredictable future. Please consider reviewing and sharing the podcast ( :
Jacob Alvarez: Pioneering Beefsteak Fungus Cultivation
Jacob Alvarez of Garden State Mushrooms is making momentous strides towards cultivating the Fistulina Hepatica, also known as the Beefsteak Fungus.Beloved among foragers for it's raw meat like texture and tangy citrus flavor profile, the Beefsteak Fungus presents as a promising sustainable meat alternative and a nutritious flavor punch. Jacob walks us through his progress in pioneering the development of commercial cultivation techniques to make the Beefsteak Fungus more accessible to people across the country.Please consider rating & reviewing the podcast wherever you're listening.
Neil Markey: Beckley Retreats
Beckley Retreats Co-Founder & CEO Neil Markey joins us on the Mycopreneur Podcast today to talk about the launch of the company's comprehensive psilocybin-assisted therapy retreats.Neil shares the trajectory of his extraordinary journey through multiple deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan as a member of the U.S. military, on through his rise to C-level executive status in the corporate world, and through his eventual burn out and discovery of meditation and psychedelic-assisted healing modalities as a means of revitalizing his sense of purpose and direction in the world - which is eventually what led him to Co-Found Beckley Retreats.In this episode we learn about the Beckley Retreats approach to psilocybin-assisted therapy, the day to day realities of running a new psychedelic venture in collaboration with one of the most celebrated pioneers in the space, and what can be done by the emerging psychedelic wellness industry as a whole to better serve the millions of people around the world who are turning to these tools for healing and vitality. Please consider leaving a review wherever you're listening to the podcast.
Seth Warner: MycoRising
Today we're joined by the inimitable Seth Warner, the creative force behind MycoRising - Seth brings a cerebral and hyper-localized approach to mushroom education and community building, and shares perspective on his multi-year journey as a cultivator, educator and mycopreneur. We talk about 'hikrodosing', Seth's previous role as a leader of the San Francisco Psychedelic Society, the online fungi cultivation course that just launched at www.mycorising.com, and the importance of creating a gift economy in the psychedelic space. Please consider leaving a review wherever you're listening to the podcast.
The Magician Behind Mushroom Magic LLC
We're elated to host Roger Holden the wizard behind Mushroom Magic LLC - on today's odyssey, we explore the vanguard of functional mushroom extraction in the US, why high dose reishi may have a future in the mushroom product landscape, where gaps exist in the emerging domestic US mushroom and nootropic market, and much morePlease rate & review the podcast wherever you're listening
Mapping The Indian Mushroom Revolution with Nuvedo
Today on the pod we're joined by Prithvi Kini and Jashid Hameed, Co-Founders of the mushroom company Nuvedo based in Bangalore, India.We cover a range of topics, including the cultural climate surrounding functional and medicinal mushrooms in India, why India needs more mushroom farmers, the enormous amount of agricultural waste that needs up cycling in India, and the ancestral fungi knowledge of indigenous communities across the subcontinent. Please rate and review the podcast wherever you're listening
The People Behind First Person
We're stoked to host Chris and Joe Clausen, brothers and Co-Founders of First Person, a brain health supplement company focusing on using precision-targeted mushrooms to combat neurodegenerative disorders and to help people live long and healthy lives with enhanced neurocognitive function. This episode is dedicated to my Grandpa Ed, who passed away at age 92 two days before it's release. May everybody have a chance to live such a long and fruitful life as Edmund H. Irvin.