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Plant podcasters discuss botanical books.

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Plant podcasters discuss botanical books.

    Would you eat the diaper mushrooms? Reading Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake

    Would you eat the diaper mushrooms? Reading Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake

    In this episode, Tegan, Ellen, Melissa, Judith and Joram take a break from the world of the chlorophylled to learn about our nearer relatives: fungi! We're lassoed into the dirt by these hunters, decomposers, delicacies and occasional bankers. If you thought a mushroom was just a little white rounded thing you can buy at the grocery store to add to fried rice, this episode is for you!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The most morbid potato salad ever: Murder Most Florid by Mark Spencer

    The most morbid potato salad ever: Murder Most Florid by Mark Spencer

    In this episode, Tegan, Ellen, Melissa and Judith talk about their favorite moments from one forensic botanist's colorful memoir. Could it have used a discerning eye to make sure the chapters didn't get cut off? Sure, but Spencer's friendships, long hours in the mud, experiences with law enforcement and dark botanical descriptions ultimately charmed us.

    • 47 min
    Lessons from Plants by Beronda Montgomery

    Lessons from Plants by Beronda Montgomery

    In this episode, Tegan, Ellen, Melissa, Judith and Joram talk about the lessons they've learned from plants. Can plants teach us humans how to approach equity and inclusion initiatives? Be more adaptive and self-reflective? The gang thinks probably not, but it's worth thinking about.

    The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben

    The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben

    In this episode, Tegan, Ellen, Judith and Joram dive deep into the forest ecosystem. In Peter Wohlleben's book "The Hidden Life of Trees" it's all about what's going on in the woods. Do trees feel pain? How do they raise their young? And what happens to the trees when the temperatures rise? We'll try to find some answers in the book and take you along on this journey.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Bitter Roots: The Search for Healing Plants in Africa by Abena Dove Osseo-Asare

    Bitter Roots: The Search for Healing Plants in Africa by Abena Dove Osseo-Asare

    This month, Tegan, Joram, Ellen, Melissa and Judith read Bitter Roots: The Search for Healing Plants in Africa by Abena Dove Osseo-Asare. If you want an in-depth history of the relationships between African nations, scientists, healers and pharmaceutical companies, this is the book for you.

    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!

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