Welcome friends, it’s Catherine Sidman, @Sidco_Cat and this is my podcast. As a cannabis industry professional for the last decade, I have unique access to the experts, entrepreneurs and enthusiasts who make this industry great! Join me and my guests as we dive into the people, processes and products that make up this wild ecosystem of cannabis, psychedelics and emerging medicines.
Most of the time, when you hear an episode of this podcast, you are hearing the whole conversation. I don’t heavily edit or redact or cut and splice these conversations, after all, it’s just a chat. This time, circumstances were interesting. Ian and I recorded a whole, long episode a few months ago and strangely, my entire side of the conversation was just not there. There was Ian, laughing, agreeing, disagreeing, sciencing, orating . . . and then . . . a bunch of blankness where my voice should have been. It has never happened to me on this platform, and I still can’t figure it out. That conversation was still so good. It was good for my understanding of this medicine, my relationship with Ian, and it was great for my heart. And what’s amazing, is how little redundancy there was between that conversation and this one. So much so that I did something a little different. I took some of the excerpts from the first conversation and added them at the end. So, it is more than a chat, it is like a chat and a half!
Ian is such a smart and inquisitive guy and more than that, he is a great communicator. Sometimes there is a disconnected between the repositories of knowledge and those looking for knowledge because the communication aspect is missing. The real power in the work Ian is doing is not just in the work, which on its own is significant, it is in his ability to communicate it. That is really the whole idea behind the Hyphae Spectrum which is a visual way to communicate the characteristics of mushroom medicine based on levels of 5 compounds, not just one or two. This work is foundational as we move forward into greater knowledge of and access to psychedelic mushrooms. I am thankful for Ian. I am thankful for his work, but I am mostly thankful for who he is. It is because of who he is that his work will be useful to the community and that is so important. Without further delay, enjoy my chat and a half with Ian Bollinger from Hyphae Labs.