Is Santa on Shrooms?

A podcast devoted to the wild and wacky world of Mushrooms! Episode 33 is a holiday special. Is the true spirit of Christmas a mushroom? Today's special edition holiday episode is all about Amanita Muscaria and it's profound interweaving with the Sami people of Lapland. We are joined by our friend Eric Puro from Finland to ruminate on how the mushroom may have influenced many of our hallmark Christmas traditions.

Eric Puro is an outdoor log mushroom grower, lecturer, Executive Committee member of the International Medicinal Mushroom Society, Founder and Managing Director of KÄÄPÄ Biotechnology, and a father of two. He lives by a lake in Karjalojha Finland, where he is currently looking over Europe's largest outdoor medicinal mushroom farm and building a log house. His company K€€P€ Biotechnology is working with all types of fungi for many various applications. This inspires Eric to get out of bed every day, take his cordyceps and Chaga and explore the wonderful and awe inspiring world of fungi.

Mushroom Revival is an Organic medicinal mushroom company based in South Deerfield Massachusetts.Ê We help people gain more energy, a better nights sleep, a clearer mind and a bullet proof immune system. We plant one tree for every product we sell, revitalizing health inside and out with organic medicinal mushrooms. We are the biggest producer of Cordyceps militaris mushrooms in the western world and the only certified organic producer in this half of the globe.