‘Fantastic Fungi’: Learn about 1.5 million kinds of mushrooms

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The mycelium network is an example of working together in nature. “Communities survive better than individuals,” asserts mycologist Paul Stamets. Photo courtesy of Moving Art

Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg discusses the magic properties of over 1.5 million species of mushrooms, showcasing mycologist Paul Stamets and Michael Pollan, who refers to mushrooms as “the ultimate omnivore’s dilemma.” Mushrooms can heal, nourish or kill you. Schwartzberg’s documentary, “Fantastic Fungi,” is a master class of time lapse photography.

Credits

Host:
Evan Kleiman

Producers:
Joseph Stone, Laryl Garcia