Ep. 59: Mushroom Revelations & the Unseen World of Microbia (feat. Eugenia Bone)

Today on Mushroom Hour we are blessed to have the company of Eugenia Bone. Eugenia is a nature and food journalist, as well as an author and speaker, whose writing is primarily about the connections between food, sustainability and the natural sciences.  Her work has appeared in many books, magazines, and newspapers, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Saveur, Food & Wine, Gourmet, and The National Lampoon. A member of the American Society of Science Writers,  founder of Slow Food Western Slope in Western Colorado, and former president of the New York Mycological Society,  she has lectured widely in venues like the Denver Botanical Garden and the New York Public Library. Eugenia is the author of six books, including the mushroom lover must-have “Mycophilia” and her most recent work Microbia: A Journey into the Unseen World Around You. Eugenia has lectured widely in venues like the Denver Botanical Gardens, the New York Public Library, and the Stone Barns Center. She’s currently featured in “Fantastic Fungi”, a movie about the magical world of fungi and their power to heal, sustain and contribute to the regeneration of life on Earth.   

Topics Covered:   

  • Winding Road to Mycophilia  
  • How Basic Scientific Literacy Improves Your Life  
  • Diverse Mushroom Community  
  • Fungi as the Glue of Plants, Soil & Community  
  • New York Mycological Society  
  • Mushrooms in Urban Ecosystems  
  • Fungi as a Gateway to Learning  
  • Cooking & Preserving Mushrooms  
  • Exploring the Microbial World  
  • Symbiosis & Dysbiosis  
  • Our Gut Microbiome  
  • Limitless Applications of Endophytes  
  • Psilocybin Therapy  
  • Eugenia’s Favorite Forage Grounds and Mushroom Recipes  

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