Izzie Gall is creating Morel Dilemma Podcast
6

patrons

$37
per podcast episode
I am passionate about fungi. I think they are amazingly cool, from their basic biology to their incredibly diverse morphology. Fungi are involved in so many ecosystems, both natural and manmade, and help make large-scale agriculture possible. They are also ubiquitous, and folks interact with fungi every day, though they may not know it. 

All the same, fungi are not brought up in early education, as plants are. Publicly, there is a lot of emphasis on plants as the main source of food worldwide, but there is little public awareness of the fungi that enable plants to access the nutrients in the soil, and allow crops like soybean and peanut to produce at all. Mushrooms are also growing in culinary popularity, present at the table but still overlooked in popular science.

I believe that fungi deserve a place in public awareness and education. There ought to be a place where people of all backgrounds can learn about and explore the biology and production of fungi, understand why certain fungi are so pervasive in popular culture, and better understand how their food is produced.

To this end, I created Morel Dilemma, a podcast devoted to exploring these questions, and Spores Illustrated, a Twitter account for fun fungus facts (#fungfacts) and beautiful images of fungi. I would like to make both update regularly and be able to bring on experts to interview to enrich the podcast. Right now, though, both these projects are slow to update because I do them on a hobby basis. An expensive hobby basis. If I could receive financial support from other fungus lovers, I would be able to release episodes more often and use more of my time to research and record episodes and contact and interview experts. Thank you for your support!

TL;DR: Mushrooms are fun! Please help me make a podcast about how cool they are.
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per podcast episode
4 patrons
Album Art Download

Thank you so much for your support! It makes me so happy that you enjoy the podcast and you want to help me keep making it. As thanks, I'm going to send you the high-quality .jpg of the original album cover, the first piece of the podcast I ever published and a piece of art very close to my heart. :)
Pledge $5 or more per podcast episode
0 patrons
Research on a #FungFact of your Choosing

Do you wish you could know how many times the word "mushroom" appears in Game of Thrones? Maybe you're curious how many oyster mushrooms can grow from a single mycelium? How many species of fungus grow in your city? As thanks for giving $5 a month to the podcast, I'll research your fungal question and publish the answer as a one-page blog post, with your name in the post's title.*

* If you would prefer to remain anonymous, that's fine! We can work something out.
Pledge $10 or more per podcast episode
2 patrons
#FungFact of your Choosing and Your Name in the Credits! 

Just like at the $5 level, I'll research a fungal topic for you, but in addition to including your name in the title of the blog post, I'll read your name in the credits for the episode after your blog post goes up!*

* If you would prefer to remain anonymous, that's fine! We can work something out.
Goals
$37 of $60 per podcast episode
Now that the basics are paid for, it's time to see about getting new materials for research. This goal is to allow me to buy one to two books for the podcast each month.

My hope is to post reviews of common introductory texts for new mycophiles and give you an idea of which ones are the best for your valuable time and money. Also, if a new book about fungi hits bookstores (it happens more often than you'd think!) I can get it and tell you about it. 
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I am passionate about fungi. I think they are amazingly cool, from their basic biology to their incredibly diverse morphology. Fungi are involved in so many ecosystems, both natural and manmade, and help make large-scale agriculture possible. They are also ubiquitous, and folks interact with fungi every day, though they may not know it. 

All the same, fungi are not brought up in early education, as plants are. Publicly, there is a lot of emphasis on plants as the main source of food worldwide, but there is little public awareness of the fungi that enable plants to access the nutrients in the soil, and allow crops like soybean and peanut to produce at all. Mushrooms are also growing in culinary popularity, present at the table but still overlooked in popular science.

I believe that fungi deserve a place in public awareness and education. There ought to be a place where people of all backgrounds can learn about and explore the biology and production of fungi, understand why certain fungi are so pervasive in popular culture, and better understand how their food is produced.

To this end, I created Morel Dilemma, a podcast devoted to exploring these questions, and Spores Illustrated, a Twitter account for fun fungus facts (#fungfacts) and beautiful images of fungi. I would like to make both update regularly and be able to bring on experts to interview to enrich the podcast. Right now, though, both these projects are slow to update because I do them on a hobby basis. An expensive hobby basis. If I could receive financial support from other fungus lovers, I would be able to release episodes more often and use more of my time to research and record episodes and contact and interview experts. Thank you for your support!

TL;DR: Mushrooms are fun! Please help me make a podcast about how cool they are.

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per podcast episode
4 patrons
Album Art Download

Thank you so much for your support! It makes me so happy that you enjoy the podcast and you want to help me keep making it. As thanks, I'm going to send you the high-quality .jpg of the original album cover, the first piece of the podcast I ever published and a piece of art very close to my heart. :)
Pledge $5 or more per podcast episode
0 patrons
Research on a #FungFact of your Choosing

Do you wish you could know how many times the word "mushroom" appears in Game of Thrones? Maybe you're curious how many oyster mushrooms can grow from a single mycelium? How many species of fungus grow in your city? As thanks for giving $5 a month to the podcast, I'll research your fungal question and publish the answer as a one-page blog post, with your name in the post's title.*

* If you would prefer to remain anonymous, that's fine! We can work something out.
Pledge $10 or more per podcast episode
2 patrons
#FungFact of your Choosing and Your Name in the Credits! 

Just like at the $5 level, I'll research a fungal topic for you, but in addition to including your name in the title of the blog post, I'll read your name in the credits for the episode after your blog post goes up!*

* If you would prefer to remain anonymous, that's fine! We can work something out.