Ep. 81: Fungi Magazine, Telluride Mushroom Festival & Our Future with Fungi (feat. Britt Bunyard)

Today on Mushroom Hour we are joined by magnanimous mushroom mogul Britt Bunyard. Britt is the founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of the mycology journal Fungi. Britt received a Masters in Botany from Clemson University and a PhD in Plant Pathology from Penn State University. He has worked academically (and played very amateurishly) as a mycologist his entire career, writing scientifically for many research journals, popular science magazines, and books. He has served as an editor for mycological and entomological research journals, and mushroom guidebooks. A popular evangelizer on all things fungal, Britt has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, National Geographic Magazine, PBS’s NOVA television program, and in 2016 was made Executive Director of the Telluride Mushroom Festival. He’s given talks on mushrooms ranging across so many different subjects, I’m excited to learn what he’s focused on now and what he sees as the future of mycophile culture.


  • Childhood Foraging Morels in Ohio & Clutching an Audubon Guide
  • Dynamic Interplays of Entomology & Mycology 
  • Insect & Macrofungi Symbioses
  • Flies, Yeasts & Mushrooms
  • The Birth of Fungi Magazine
  • Traveling the World Seeking Mushrooms & Stories
  • Most Popular FUNGI Magazine Issue about Genus Psilocybe
  • Explosion of Mycophilia Across the Western World
  • Promising Future of Mycoremediation Research
  • Revolution of Listening to Nature
  • Origins & Future of the Telluride Mushroom Festival
  • From Britt’s First Telluride to Becoming Executive Director of the Festival 
  • Fungal Solutions Accommodating Human Population Growth
  • The Future for Britt & Fungi Magazine


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