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Shaping Fire is the cannabis industry's leading podcast on cannabis innovation and industry disruption. Subscribe now so you don't miss a single episode.

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Shaping Fire is the cannabis industry's leading podcast on cannabis innovation and industry disruption. Subscribe now so you don't miss a single episode.

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Very cool podcast!!

By Sas8810$$ - Jul 30 2019
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Love all information on this growing industry thank you for all your knowledge it’s much appreciated!!

Thank you!

By Sasquatch Greenhouses - Mar 14 2018
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Love your podcasts! Super informative for a grower moving towards living soil and DIY methods.

iTunes Ratings

117 Ratings
Average Ratings
108
4
2
1
2

Very cool podcast!!

By Sas8810$$ - Jul 30 2019
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Love all information on this growing industry thank you for all your knowledge it’s much appreciated!!

Thank you!

By Sasquatch Greenhouses - Mar 14 2018
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Love your podcasts! Super informative for a grower moving towards living soil and DIY methods.
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Shaping Fire

Latest release on Jan 23, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Cannabinoids and Terpenoids in Detail with guest Dr. Ethan Russo

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Taming THC: Potential Cannabis Synergy and Phytocannabinoid-Terpenoid Entourage Effects is one of the most important research papers in cannabis medicine. For many, it was the first time they had read an explanation of the interaction between THC, CBD, terpenoids and minor cannabinoids explained in terms that a layperson could understand. On today's episode of Shaping Fire, Dr. Ethan Russo sits down with podcast host Shango Los to discuss the paper in detail and further explain and illustrate his research. This is a must-hear show for anyone serious about cannabis medicine. You can read the paper in full here: http://bit.ly/2lrsB3z

Feb 17 2017

1hr 34mins

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Rank #2: The Keeper Plants: Cannabis Breeding with guest Mean Gene

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Breeding cannabis plants takes planning, intuition and loads of patience. While there are many who claim to be breeders nowadays, there are precious few who have done the work to earn the title. On this week's episode of Shaping Fire, podcast host Shango Los talks with Mean Gene, the legendary cannabis breeder from Mendocino California. Gene's company, Freeborn Selections has been breeding for the country's most elite growers since 1997. Their conversation spans best practices for breeding, using intuition when choosing plants, chemovar naming conventions and limited edition seed releases.

Aug 04 2017

1hr 7mins

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Rank #3: Feminized Cannabis Seeds with guest Caleb Nspecta

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For pretty much everybody in cannabis except seed makers, male cannabis plants are a scourge. For breeders, male cannabis plants are a joyful thing and essential to the advancement of cannabis genetics and the creation of regular seed. But for nearly all hobby, medical and commercial growers though, males are a threat. Feminized seeds have come a long way since their early days and on this episode of Shaping Fire host Shango Los talks with renowned breeder Caleb Nspecta of CSI Humboldt about the benefits of modern feminized seeds, the process to create them and where his fabulous strain names come from.

Jul 17 2019

1hr 33mins

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Rank #4: Cannabinoids and Terpenoids in Detail - Part 2 with guest Dr. Ethan Russo

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Dr. Ethan Russo returns for Part 2 of our epic dive into the essential cannabis cannabinoids and terpenoids. During Shaping Fire episode 11, we went paragraph by paragraph through Dr. Russo's cornerstone "Taming THC" paper. On this week's episode of Shaping Fire, podcast host Shango Los and Dr. Russo review in detail his new, much longer, scientific paper co-authored with esteemed scientist Jahan Marcu, PhD titled "Cannabis Pharmacology: The Usual Suspects and a Few Promising Leads." The paper examines even more terpenes and other components for their healing properties and potential for future research.

Sep 28 2017

1hr 42mins

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Rank #5: Teaming with Microbes and Fungi for Thriving Cannabis with guest Jeff Lowenfels

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There is a wave of resistance to the further use of synthetic nutrients and chemical pesticides when growing cannabis. Cannabis producers are now building living microbe and fungal communities in their soil to produce thriving and healthy cannabis plants with large yields that can protect themselves from pests. On this week's episode of Shaping Fire, podcast host Shango Los talks with legendary living soil advocate and author Jeff Lowenfels about some of the ways to nurture your soil to maximize the terpene profile, yield and marketability.of your cannabis plants.

Jun 16 2017

1hr 7mins

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Rank #6: The Rise of Korean Natural Farming with guest Chris Trump

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Korean Natural Farming is so hot right now. Probiotic farmers everywhere are learning KNF's exotic fermentation techniques to create their most thriving and potent plants ever. On this week's episode of Shaping Fire, host Shango Los talks with Korean Natural Farming educator Chris Trump about KNF fermentation recipes, the importance of abundant indigenous microbe communities in the soil and working with the life-force in plants.

May 08 2018

1hr 39mins

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Rank #7: The Cannabis Seed Game with guest Eric Wimber

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Selling cannabis seeds is a serious hustle. Like the fine artist painters of old, today's cannabis breeders are creating extraordinary cannabis strains, and at the same time being ingenious with their marketing and outreach. They have to be visionary with the genetics and still know how to crush social media in their own way. On this episode of Shaping Fire, host Shango Los speaks with Eric Wimber of Dungeons Vault Genetics about the challenges and rewards of breeding and selling championship cannabis seeds.

Jun 29 2018

1hr 9mins

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Rank #8: Our Chaotic Entwined Cannabis Markets with guest Dominic Corva PhD

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To a casual observer, the licensed cannabis market may seem risky but essentially orderly. Of course, this is a fantasy because anyone actually involved in the process sees first hand the turbulent interplay of regulators, license holders, and the ever-present, ever-adaptable black market. On this week's episode of Shaping Fire, host Shango Los speaks with Dominic Corva, Director of the Center for the Study of Cannabis and Social Policy, about the persistence of the unlicensed markets, the industrialization of corporate cannabis and how the licensed and unlicensed markets may continue to interact over time.

Apr 17 2018

1hr 1min

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Rank #9: Indoor Cannabis Polyculture with guest Joshua Steensland

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Historically, indoor cannabis growers relied on bottled nutrients and often hydroponics, but there is a new wave of indoor growers who are bringing the insights of living soil and polyculture to indoor cannabis. On this episode of Shaping Fire, host Shango Los talks with cultivator Joshua Steensland about using robust microbe communities, wildcrafted nutrients and companion planting when growing cannabis indoors under lights.

Dec 26 2018

1hr 29mins

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Rank #10: The Future will Autoflower with guests Jeff Lowenfels and Seth Crawford

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Autoflowering cannabis plants offer revolutionary new options for home, medical and commercial cannabis cultivators. This episode of Shaping Fire was recorded live on the main stage at Cultivation Classic in Portland. Join host Shango Los as he talks with author Jeff Lowenfels and Seth Crawford of Oregon CBD Seeds about the new wave of autoflower genetics and the extraordinary cultivation strategies they allow. Available as an audio-only podcast episode and also as a video on the Shaping Fire YouTube Channel!

Jun 11 2019

1hr 9mins

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Rank #11: The Discovery of High CBD Strains with guest Kevin Jodrey

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Cultivars of cannabis testing high in cannabidiol have awakened many people to the healing power of cannabis. These plants are exceptionally valuable and are still so rare that for some patients they are priceless. During today's episode of Shaping Fire, podcast host Shango Los chats with Kevin Jodrey, founder of Wonderland Nursery in Humboldt County, California, about the discovery of the very first high-CBD strains, where they came from and how they were bred and shared with medical cannabis growers across the country. This is an essential oral history of American cannabis.

Mar 03 2017

1hr 13mins

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Rank #12: Botrytis and Powdery Mildew in Scientific Detail with guest Kevin McKernan

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Molds threaten every cannabis crop. From small patient grows to large scale commercial growing operations, cannabis growers must remain vigilant to avoid crop loss and contamination. On this week's episode of Shaping Fire, host Shango Los talks with Kevin McKernan of Medicinal Genomics about the biology of both Botrytis and Powdery Mildew, how it spreads, breeding for resistance and a new assay that detects it before it can be seen with the naked eye.

Nov 02 2017

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Rank #13: Maximizing Yield with Light Dep with guest Eric Brandstad

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Light Deprivation can fool your cannabis plants into thinking that fall is coming and the time to flower is now. Using this approach can give your greenhouse several growing cycles per year instead of only one outdoor season. On this week's episode of Shaping Fire, podcast host Shango Los talks with Eric Brandstad of Forever Flowering Greenhouses about the history of light dep, the strategy behind it and how modern light dep is taking over the commercial cannabis industry.

Mar 15 2017

56mins

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Rank #14: Open Source Probiotic Cannabis with guest Alan Adkisson

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Working in cooperation with nature's delicate systems instead of forcing her to do our bidding makes for thriving cannabis plants. Probiotic growing was muscled out of cannabis for awhile by prohibition, bottled nutrients and a misunderstanding of our relationship to biological systems. Now, living soils, wildcrafted nutrient teas and other probiotic growing techniques are making a huge comeback. On this week's episode of Shaping Fire, podcast host Shango Los speaks with Alan Adkisson, co-founder of the Probiotic Farmers Alliance and founder of Gro-Kashi about the return of the probiotic craft, why it is winning cannabis cups and its healing roots in ancient Rome.

Apr 08 2017

53mins

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Rank #15: The History of Humans and Cannabis with guest Dr. Sunil Aggarwal

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On this week's episode of Shaping Fire, podcast host Shango Los speaks with Dr. Sunil Aggarwal about the historical relationship between the cannabis plant and humans. The story starts some 30,000 years ago with the development of cannabinoids in the plant and extends around the entire planet as humans propagate Cannabis everywhere they go. Dr Aggarwal's riveting account will give you a more solid understanding of the role Cannabis has played in our history and further insight into the absurdity of its prohibition.

Nov 08 2016

44mins

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Rank #16: Deep Sh!t: Biodynamic Compost and Bioregional Microbes

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Cannabis plants thrive on biological diversity that can meet all its nutritional needs. Well-made compost is not only alive with microbial and fungal activity, but it can be personalized to your growing region as well. In this episode of Shaping Fire, host Shango Los talks with Colum Riley of Malibu Compost about the complex biology of compost, why using local microbes is so very important and how compost-thinking may be what we need to save the world.

Aug 24 2018

1hr 29mins

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Rank #17: Evaluating Cannabis Qualities with guest Max Montrose

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Everybody knows cannabis they like when it is presented to them, but few have the experience to delineate in detail its many attributes. On this week's episode of Shaping Fire, podcast host Shango Los speaks with Max Montrose, founder of The Trichome Institute about judging cannabis quality for oneself, for cannabis cup competitions and the sommelier-like Interpening certification for cannabis.

May 12 2017

53mins

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Rank #18: The Nexus of Medical Cannabis and Hemp with guest Seth Crawford

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Patients often try to save money or stay legal by using CBD from industrial fiber hemp but there is little scientific support for its efficacy when used alone. Now though, a new generation of plants exist that are closer genetically to traditional medical cannabis plants but are also legally hemp plants. These plants will remake the current CBD hemp market. On this episode of Shaping Fire, host Shango Los talks with agricultural-scale cannabis breeder Seth Crawford about these new cultivars of cannabis and why their difference is so meaningful.

Jun 14 2018

1hr 19mins

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Rank #19: Breathing and Cannabis with guest Robert Litman

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Breathing is an essential part of enjoying cannabis and yet we rarely think about it. And for the most part, most of us trade partial truths and full-on myths when talking about how cannabis interacts with the lungs. On today's episode of Shaping Fire, host Shango Los talks with Robert Litman of The Breathable Body about the mechanics of breathing, what happens when we inhale cannabis, and best practices for keeping our lungs healthy.

May 28 2018

1hr 8mins

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Rank #20: A Look at Global Cannabis Growing Culture with Colin Bell

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As cannabis freedoms expand across the globe, more and more cannabis enthusiasts are getting the opportunity to meet each other and learn each others' cultures and traditions around cannabis. Because access to technology, information and fertilizers vary greatly, cannabis culture is unique everywhere you go. In this episode of Shaping Fire, host Shango Los speaks with Colin Bell, co-founder of Mammoth Microbes about what he has seen traveling the world in search of cannabis growers everywhere.



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Mar 21 2019

1hr 10mins

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