Reasons to be Cheerful with Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd
BREAKING THE MOULD: Ed and Geoff explore the hidden world of fungi
Hello! Fungi are everywhere, but most of us have never given them much of a second thought. From mushrooms to moulds, they may have the power to help with some of our trickiest problems. We talk to Merlin Sheldrake about why ignoring fungi is dangerous and what we can learn from them. Dr David Erritzoe from Imperial College discusses the potential therapeutic applications of psilocybin on depression and Fern Freud tells us about her passion for foraging for mushrooms on her doorstep.
Plus: Life is too short to stuff a mushroom it seems, as Ed stuffs peppers instead.
Merlin Sheldrake’s Entangled Life: How fungi make our worlds, change our minds and shape our futures
Check out the work of Imperial’s Centre for Psychedelic Research
Go on a foraging walk with Foraged by Fern