Ep. 1: Chaga - Potent Medicinal Mushroom from the Arctic Reaches (feat. Gavin Escolar)

On this episode of Mushroom Hour, we have the joy of interviewing Mr. Gavin Escolar of The Chaga Co. This interview was conducted inside the Chaga Co. Test Cafe in San Francisco.

During our chat we journey to the northern reaches of the world and explore the increasingly popular medicinal mushroom known as Chaga (Inonotus obliquus). What is it? Where does it come from? What can it do for our health? How can we use it mindfully and sustainably?

We also step into Gavin's shoes as an entrepreneur who has to balance ethical sourcing, innovation, and maintaining the integrity of this medicinal fungi as he offers his products to the world. Finally, we talk about the importance of getting out into nature (foraging!) and how exploring your passion for mushrooms can change your mind, body and spirit for the better.

Thanks for listening and Mush Love!
Directed, Recorded, Produced by: Mushroom Hour
Music by: Ancient Baby

Episode Resources
The Chaga Co: https://www.thechagaco.com/
Chaga Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inonotus_obliquus
Chaga Research Articles: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Inonotus+obliquus

1 comment

  • Aw finally! Since fungi town slowed I’ve been frivously looking for an easy listening mushroom podcast. Brilliant! Love your wit and enthusiasm. Look forward to hearing more.

    Mush love

    Gareth D

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