9 episodes

Plant podcasters discuss botanical books.

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Plant podcasters discuss botanical books.

    The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World by Michael Pollan

    The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World by Michael Pollan

    This month, Tegan, Joram, Ellen, Melissa and Judith read The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World by Michael Pollan. If you're curious about Johnny Appleseed and think Holland is ugly, this is your book!

    Poisoned Honey and Cyanide Mysteries: Plants That Kill by Elizabeth A. Dauncey and Sonny Larsson

    Poisoned Honey and Cyanide Mysteries: Plants That Kill by Elizabeth A. Dauncey and Sonny Larsson

    This month, Tegan, Joram, Ellen, and Melissa read Plants That Kill: A Natural History of the World's Most Poisonous Plants by Elizabeth A. Dauncey and Sonny Larsson. This book taught us so much about the best ways to murder people (green potatoes!) and also how to avoid being poisoned by our weirdest fellow terrestrials.

    • 54 min
    Spilled Bologna Juice: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

    Spilled Bologna Juice: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

    This month, Tegan, Joram, Ellen, and new friends Judith and Melissa read Lab Girl by Hope Jahren. This book was a lot. Trigger warnings: toxic academia, disastrous road trips, and peeing in bottles.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Have a Plant Cocktail This Week: The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart

    Have a Plant Cocktail This Week: The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart

    This month, Tegan, Joram and Ellen read The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World’s Great Drinks by Amy Stewart. A book about human's relationship with alcohol covers basically all of history, and Stewart picked the most interesting parts for our reading pleasure.

    • 47 min
    Let's All Move to the Woods: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

    Let's All Move to the Woods: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

    This month, Tegan, Joram and Ellen read Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer. We were all spellbound by this book. Come listen as we discuss ponds, United States history, mushroom-related double entendres and the texture of salamanders.

    Bold Claims: The Revolutionary Genius of Plants by Stefano Mancuso

    Bold Claims: The Revolutionary Genius of Plants by Stefano Mancuso

    This week, Tegan, Joram and Ellen discuss The Revolutionary Genius of Plants: A New Understanding of Plant Intelligence and Behavior. If you're wondering about the science behind the claim "plants have eyes," this is the podcast episode for you.

    • 59 min

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