Manage episode 282267731 series 2591035
Meet Paul Stamets, my new favourite Mr. Mushroom. Paul is an American mycologist and entrepreneur. He is an author and advocate of the “medicinal” fungi. Stamets runs “Fungi Perfecti” (https://fungi.com/) a family-owned, environmentally friendly company specializing in using mushrooms to improve the health of the planet and its people. Fungi perfecti has become synonymous with cutting-edge mycological research and innovative mycological solutions. Stamets has been talking about these “Mycologiclal solutions” for years and since the movie “Fantatsic Funghi” (https://fantasticfungi.com/watch/) that everyone should watch, one could call Stamets the most passionate advocate of mushrooms. And yes, also Magic Mushrooms, the ones that changed Pauls life long time ago.He often talk about his experience with Magic Mushrooms and he is pretty well known for his mushrooms micro dosing protocoll. But Paul is not a big fan of using magic mushrooms in any other way then thoughtful and purposeful. And FYI,he loathes the word “shrooms”! Paul is an incredible mind, a perfect guest with millions of stories and one of them is, that Stamets once was the german name Steinmetz from Bavaria and we ended our conversation with me promising Paul to look for his ancestors in Bavaria. So, hey, let’s hear the mushrooms theories it from Paul!