Paul Stamets has received numerous awards and honors for his contributions to the science of medicinal mushrooms and ecology. His TED (2008) talk "How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World” has been rated in the top 10 of all TED talks, and viewed more than 2,600,000 times. His TEDMED (2011) introduced medicinal mushrooms to more than 800 physicians. Both TED and TEDMED talks have received 99% positive reviews on YouTube. He spoke at Stanford School of Medicine’s Singularity University in November 2014.
In January of 2014, Paul received the highly acclaimed NAMA (North American Mycological Association, namyco.org) award for expanding the field of mycology for both amateurs and professionals. In June of 2014, Paul was chosen as an Invention Ambassador by the American Academy for the Advancement of Science (AAAS.org), the largest and most prestigious scientific organization in the world. This honor was in recognition of bridging scientific discovery, education and applications from scientists to the public for societal benefit.
Currently a documentary about Paul and his revolutionary work is being made by Louie Schwartzberg and a successful Kickstarter campaign raised $ 135k.
Lisa Garr (email) was joined by authority on fungi, Paul Stamets, who talked about his discovery on how to use mushrooms to decompose toxic wastes and pollutants, catch and reduce silt from streambeds and pathogens from agricultural watersheds, as well as control insect populations, and generally enhance the health of our forests, gardens and bodies. First hour guest, Dr. Marilyn Wedge,... More »Host: Lisa Garr
John B. Wells was joined by fungi expert, Paul Stamets, who discussed how mushrooms can enhance the health of our forests, gardens and bodies. In the first hour, financial analyst Joseph Meyer provided an update on the economy and argued that the US should return to the gold standard. ... More »Host: John B. Wells