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A great intro on the potential of fungi in new Paul Stamets interview (Joe Rogan Podcast)

 
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This interview has been quietly mentioned within another thread but I wanted to boost it up as a main topic as it's really worth watching. Highly recommended.

 
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Oh and it's worth noting that the Joe Rogan podcast is one of the most popular podcasts in the world right now - he has literally millions of listeners. I'm really excited to hear this information being spread via mainstream channels.
 
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Thanks for the recommendation. I've mostly seen Paul in Ted talks or otherwise addressing a large audience, and I feel that really puts a hard limit on what he can potentially say - I find those informative, but not engaging.

This 1 on 1 talk however is very fascinating and the broad spectrum allowed Paul to show how much vast research and knowledge he has with fungi and life in general.

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This week I've been digitizing paper notes I've made the past year, so I did the same while watching this interview aswell. Hopefully this will get a few extra people interested in watching this long, worthwhile video.

Subject matter in order they appear:
(Note: some of this may be repeated knowledge if you've seen his videos before)

- Various facts about Mycelium - 1 Metre of tree root has 1 Kilometres of mycelium connected to it.
- How an experiment on slime mold helped make japan's subways more efficient (really cool!)
- Various psilocybin discussions
- Paul tells a story of how he believes he cured his stuttering problem
- Neuropathy/Neurogenesis discussions
- How mycelium via penicillin helped in WW2
- Bees, Colony Collapse Disorder: from 2016-2017 many US states experienced 50-80% loss of bees/hives. He warns in less than 10 years that it could be 100%.
- His hypothesis about CCD solutions involve mycelium, especially those found in trees.
- Lucid Dreams
- An argument to save old growth forests because it's a matter of national defense
- A story about his troubles with a patent he had filed (Black Hawk Helicopters ending up surrounding his lab)
- Paul's gourmet, which he also considers medicinal, mushroom favourites: Shiitake, Reishi, Maitake, Lion's Mane, Chaga and Turkey Tail.
- All mushrooms need to be cooked, portebello need especially higher heat because of Hydrazines
- A study about enoki mushrooms reducing cancer rates in Japan
- Cordyceps fungi discussion
- Multiverse/Lucid dream experience Paul had
- A story about how he and his brother found a new type of psilocybin (found in a park where there was a flush of 1000's of them)

Around 1:45:00 into the video, an intense moment for any conspiracy lovers (I use the word Conspiracy in the context of it's definition)

Closing statement from Paul: "The reality is not limited to the perception we have traditionally used."
 
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Thank you, Jarret. Very useful.

Also good to see a lot of people on the Joe Rogan subreddit talking about how good this particular episode is. As I have mentioned previously, really exciting to hear this information getting spread so widely.

https://www.reddit.com/r/JoeRogan/comments/7bobsu/joe_rogan_experience_1035_paul_stamets/
 
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Great interview, thank you for sharing it.
 
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This interview was awesome.  I would like to see Paul Wheaton chilling with Joe Rogan.  That would be a good Podcast!  It would also splatter permaculture into the faces of a lot of new folks who might be interested!
 
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That was an incredible video. Had to watch it in half hour segments but well worth the effort to listen. Just amazing stuff. No wonder Paul Stamets says mushrooms can save the world. Thanks for posting it and thanks to Paul for being such a generous and ethical person.
 
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