Magic Mushrooms

Saturday, September 23, 2023
by Eliot Rifkin

Gold Tops and Blue Meanies… are these magic mushrooms, Australian? Do we even know all the psilocybin mushroom species here in Australia?

Thereʻs renewed interest in Magic mushrooms and they arenʻt well documented, joining us is Dr Alistair McTaggart, a mycologist who is trying to remedy that oversight.

Joining 4ZZZʻs Eliot Rifkin to chat about all things Magic Mushrooms is Alistair McTaggart from UQʻs Queensland Alliance for Agriculture & Food Innovation (QAAFI).


For a deep dive...

Here’s Dr Alistair McTaggart’s UQ researcher page as well as his Magic Mushroom blog which has his recent findings on his study's research. If you’d like some more info on the medical aspects of psilocybin mushroom, visit Mind Medicine Australia and PRISM to learn about clinical use for people in Australia ...and finally, a link to the Queensland Mycological Society for anyone who wants to join the mycological community.

Eliot Rifkin

Eliot Rifkin is a Journalist and Producer on Thursday Brisbane Line