Plant podcasters discuss botanical books.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.