We are on a quest to the Peay Lab at Stanford University chasing a 'roots-to-biomes' understanding of plant-microbe symbiosis, along the way we gain a deeper understanding of fungal roles in community assembly and the complexities of mycorrhizal relationships with ecologist and mycophile Dr. Kabir Peay!
We adventure through the Oregon woods, with truffle dogs leading the way, as we tune in to messages of BIPOC representation in natural spaces, practical ways we can uplift those around us and emerging conversations around psychedelics with forager, wildcraft educator and dog expert Elan Hagens!
It's all about reading biological patterns as Dr. Andrew Wilson takes us into the world of fungal systematics, high throughput DNA sequencing and more in his efforts to understand fungal diversity, biogeography and evolutionary history of his favorite mushrooms!
From the forests of Olympia, Washington we join forager, chef and myco-nerd Graham Steinruck as he unpacks the regulatory frameworks growing up around commercial mushroom foraging and reveals some mouth-watering, culinary mushroom secrets!
Down into the fungal underground of LA's own Myco Myco farm we find ourselves mystified by mycological artwork and gorgeous gourmet mushrooms as we fall deeper and embrace the unknowable with artist and cultivator Sam K. Shoemaker!
Our foray into ecology starts with a broad analysis of how ecological communities assemble and leads us to the microbiome of flowers where we learn about yeast fungi that thrive in flower nectar and how the can shape ecosystems with Stanford Biology Professor Tadashi Fukami!
On our latest trip to the UK we discover how a relationship with mushrooms can satisfy needs critical to our wellbeing and how sharing a love of fungi can change lives with mycophile and educator Ali the Fungi Guy!
We jet over to Hamburg, Germany and meet with Dr. Mazen Rizk, founder of biotech company MushLabs, to learn about how their team is using fermentation to create the next generation of sustainable foods from mushroom mycelium!
Indigenous activist, spiritual leader and psychedelic explorer Shane Norte shares his life's work of holding authentic, indigenous ceremonies using psychedelics through his Church of the People for Creator Mother Earth!
We become one with our truffle dog in the oak forests of Northern California and savor a feast of wild fare around the campfire with writer, mycophile and founder of Flora & Fungi Adventures, Maria Finn!