All Things Mushrooms & Mycelium with Ali Stone
How much do you know about mushrooms? Some of us only know mushrooms from a plate and have little to no knowledge about them. In this episode, I have the pleasure of interviewing local mycologist, farmer and teacher, Ali Stone. Ali and I will be talking about all things mushies and mycelium. Ali will tell us how the pandemic has changed the world, her utopia, and post-pan travel goals. Ali has a passion for mycology. Also, she loves teaching farming and mycology to other people.
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Key Talking Points of the Episode:
[06:35] Getting to know Ali and how she came to Habitable Spaces
[08:32 How Ali joined the mycology world
[10:11] The mushroom farming community
[15:28] The Central Texas Psychological Society
[18:10] Wild Foraging and what Ali would like people to know about it
[23:41] Mushrooms and the culinary world
[27:59] Endophytic fungi and why Ali is interested in studying it
[30:37] How has the pandemic affected the world of mushrooms?
[37:12] Success stories on how the pandemic has changed people
[41:02] Interesting films that Ali has seen recently
[43:16] The Covid season
[47:19] Utopia: How would Ali change the world post the pandemic
[01:01:37] Ali's vagina monologues performances
[01:05:13] Ali's post-pandemic objectives
Standout Quotes from the Episode:
"Capitalism feeds ego and feeds individualism so I don't think it's inherent to human nature to be greedy."
"We're at a tipping point in humanity, where we have the technology to not be in survival mode anymore. We have the technology to create a utopia, and I think we should strive for that."
"The mushroom culture is expanding in a way where it is viable to sell those mushrooms that people aren't used to seeing."
"Psilocybin is not addictive. You build a tolerance to it quickly. So it's not like you can take it every day and have the same effect over time."