LOWBROW BOTANY, with digressions on evolutionary history, phylogenetics, systematics, and the hunt for the filthiest public bathroom in Alta California
The Evolution & Ecology of Psilocybin
In this episode we speak with Dr. Jason Slot, Associate Professor at Ohio State University, who is a mycologist currently studying the evolution of psilocybin production in Fungi. The last half hour of the conversation focuses largely on mycorrhizal fungi. Some fascinating stuff in this conversation. For more info or to read more about the evolution and genomics of entheogens, check out : www.entheome.org
Back Inna Bay,Volcanic Carrots of Oregon, A conversation with Damon Tighe
Psilocybin Therapy, Woody tells us about Apiaceous endemics of the high desert, Damon Tighe tells us about observing fungi and insects and sexually transmitted ladybug diseases, growing oyster mushrooms on everything, and studying weordarine organisms of Lake Merritt.
Baker Cypress, Research Natural Areas, & A Conversation with Julie Kierstead
In this episode we ramble about a rare Northern California Cypress species known only from twelve populations and figure out just what the hell that spot on the map that says "Research Natural Area" means, with a bit of insight from Julie Kierstead, former Forest Service Botanist for the Shasta-Trinity National Forest who has identified 5 "new" species in Northern California which were previously unknown to science.
Two Hours with Peter Raven
A 2 hour conversation with one of the most prominent botanists of the 20th Century, Peter Raven, in anticipation of his new autobiography, Driven By Nature.
Hidden Agave - A Conversation with Jeremy Spath
Jeremy Spath has spent the past twenty years growing - and propagating from tissue culture - species in the genus Agave. He's traveled throughout Mexico in all kinds of habitats - from desert scrub to subtropical cloud forest - exploring the variations that evolution and environment have crafted from these botanical masterpieces of rosulate geometry. In this episode we shoot the shit about all things Agave, including habitat, tissue culture, hybridizing them, in the subtle nuance of leaf margin, leaf blade, spines, and teeth.
West Texas Cacti, Desert Brassicas, AL Scorch, Pollinator Apocalypse
Two hours of rambling conversations about Desert Brassicas, West Texas Cryptic Cacti, Dust Storms, Pollinator Poisoning via Agriculture, Al Scorch personal injury lawsuit scams, etc.
The best botany podcast you’ll probably ever listen to full stop.
This podcast and YouTube channel of same name are absolute treasures. Facking brilliant.
Joey's pure awestruck, educational, and highly humorous investigations on plants always has me enticed. You can tell his life is a life dedicated to learning and always growing. I appreciate every story he shares too. Personal, intimate, and brutally honest, he isn't afraid to offend or worried about what people think of him. Trying to wake us up to nature one human at a time. Buy his clothes and stickers to support his work. Thank you Joey