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WorldWild Podcast

 Episode 23  26th September 2019

Medicinal Mushrooms with Adam Haritan

This week we go deep into the forest with Adam Haritan, a forager from Pennsylvania, USA, to talk about what we can do with the mushrooms that grow there and discuss the scientific literature on medicinal mushrooms. Adam details how he has grown his YouTube channel full of fun and informative wild food videos and how by quieting the noise of everyday life he was able to hear something very clearly.

Adam and Miles talk about medicinal mushrooms, treating Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Dementia, nature deficit disorder, drinking wild water every day, and scratching the itch of wild connection...

'Think of that as your mini rainforest that’s burning. It’s called your local park. It’s called the patch of land behind your house. It starts there, and maybe it ends there as well''

- Adam Haritan, episode 23


About Adam Haritan


Adam Haritan is a forager and founder of Learn Your Land, a project that started in an attempt to connect Pennsylvania’s naturalists and events with people seeking knowledge. It has now grown with Adam’s popular YouTube channel videos amassing over 150k followers. Formerly a drummer in a heavy metal rock band, Adam studied nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh where his thirst for knowledge and passion for wild food grew. He runs classes and workshops related to plant and mushroom identification, foraging, nutritional and medicinal components of wild foods, and the benefits of nature connection.



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We offer a series of conversations to tap into the wildness within ourselves and to uncover what is possible when we do. It is our hope that through the WorldWild Podcast we can contribute to the revitalisation of wild food culture and conversation around the world.


Through people who know their landscapes intimately, we gather the threads to weave a rich tapestry. Piece by piece the vision of a wilder world comes into view. The wild embrace of nature welcomes us back and offers us a seat at the table. A feast, no less!



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