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LOWBROW BOTANY, with digressions on evolutionary history, phylogenetics, systematics, and the hunt for the filthiest public bathroom in Alta California

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LOWBROW BOTANY, with digressions on evolutionary history, phylogenetics, systematics, and the hunt for the filthiest public bathroom in Alta California

    What the sh*t is mRNA & how‘d it get into my nanoparticles

    What the sh*t is mRNA & how‘d it get into my nanoparticles

    Intro music by etsywitch.


    In this episode we discuss the ever-annoying American culture war and then move on to the science behind mRNA vaccine technology and why viruses are so cool in regards to watching evolution in action (vaccines themselves will act as a selection pressure on viruses, but can the viruses cope and evolve or will they become extinct? Tengo miedo! ).


     


    We talk about the history of this technology and just what the hell "mRNA" is and how you can pick it up at jewel-osco along with your ipass for the Illinois toll roads nice. This is a great conversation and hopefully people are inspired to spend a little less time looking at pictures of asses and food on their smartphones and instead spend a couple minutes or more reading about genomics. GFY Bye 😘

    • 1 hr 42 min
    A Conversation about the Wild Sh1t going on in South African ”Daisies”

    A Conversation about the Wild Sh1t going on in South African ”Daisies”

    Note : Interview starts around minute 24:00


    Recording quality on first 9 minutes of interview is lousy but improves after there after so sit still and wait it out ya schmuck.


     


    The sunflower family, Asteraceae, does some wild things - morphologically, evolutionarily and ecologically speaking - in the Southern Part of the African continent, especially in the tribes Calenduleae (think trichomes & stinky, oily glands), Gnaphalieae (paper daisies), and Arctotideae (the infamous "beetle daisies"). 


     


    In this episode, I speak with Nicola Bergh, the curator for the family Asteraceae at the Compton Herbarium at Kirstenbosch Botanic Garden in Cape Town, to explore just what the hell has gone on with this family in the evolutionary past and how various tribes and subfamilies have dispersed and radiated in Southern Africa.


     

    • 1 hr 48 min
    A Conversation With The Naked Botanist

    A Conversation With The Naked Botanist

    In this episode we spend 150 minutes talking with David Gwynne-Evans covering some of the epic highlights of the Cape Floristic Region's Flora. Even if you are unaware of, oblivious to, or disinterested in this region of South Africa's plant life you will find this episode interesting. The whole landscape of this region is like a giant plant Evolution class and we cover multiple topics letter of interest to anyone who's fascinated by the ecology and evolution of Earth's plant life. 

    • 2 hrs 42 min
    A Conversation Having Nothing To Do With Plants

    A Conversation Having Nothing To Do With Plants

    Mike Brodie is a photographer, truck driver, artist, freight train rider, and diesel mechanic. In this episode we sit down with him to talk about modern American culture, youth subcultures, travel, and the human condition.


     


     

    • 2 hrs 12 min
    South Africa Follow Up, Rantings, Etc.

    South Africa Follow Up, Rantings, Etc.

    In this episode we talk about some of the plant families found in South Africa and the ecological success of the Mesembryanthemaceae, as well as what the hell is going on with the mess of valvate tepals, adnate anthers, and pollen presenters that is a Protea flowerhead...but first, we dapple 20 minutes of cultural observations into the mix.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    2 hours of South Africa Ranting

    2 hours of South Africa Ranting

    One long disjointed rant between three filthy botanists covering the past three weeks of botanic surveys/rectal exams in the Northern and Western Cape Provinces of South Africa. 

    • 1 hr 51 min

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