Joe Rogan is always in vogue because of his conversations going viral from his podcasts. Credited with having one of the best podcasts in the world, Rogan keeps his listeners on their toes with the conversations he has with his guests. Rogan invites guests across various fields and has intriguing talks with them.
Back in 2017, Rogan featured Paul Stamets, a mycologist who created a sensation around mushrooms. Paul Stamets talked about a variety of species of mushrooms and all the pros and cons that come with them. He even mentioned some highly hazardous and sensitive species which can have psychedelic effects as well.
Who is Paul Stamets?
Paul Stamets is a mycologist, or in simple words, a person who studies fungi. Stamets is also an entrepreneur who runs his own company which sells various mushroom products called Hot Defense Mushrooms. Paul Stamets is also an active advocate of the beneficial and medical usage of fungi, especially mushrooms.
On the episode of JRE in which he was featured, he gave shared some precious information regarding various types of mushrooms. Stamets is passionate about discovering the hidden wonders of the world of fungi. He holds various awards including Award for Contributions to Amateur Mycology from The North American Mycological Association in the year 2013.
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Stamets, not keeping his valuable knowledge to himself, has penned several books. To date, Stamets has published a total of 6 books which include ‘Fantastic Fungi: How Mushrooms Can Heal, Shift Consciousness & Save the Planet’ (2019), Earth Aware Editions being the latest one.
Paul Stamets talks to Joe Rogan about the portabello mushrooms
During the episode, Stamets mentioned a specific kind that was successful in piquing the interests of many called the Portabello mushrooms. He mentioned that the Portabello mushrooms should be cooked before they are consumed. To this, Rogan asked if these have any negative effects.
The area was restrictive to talk about, so Paul answered with “This is an explosive area of conversation, and that puts my life in danger. So I reserve the right not to answer your question.” Rogan, at the end of the episode, seemed quite blown away by the amount of information.
In the same episode of JRE, Stamets talks about mycelium networks and their wonders. He also mentions psilocybin mushrooms which, according to him, have the potential to treat neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s as well. He even mentions some mushrooms having psychedelic properties and his real-life experiences with them.