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Planthropology

Vikram Baliga, PhD

If you're on this planet, plants have a HUGE impact on your life. Whether you're a vegan, a carnivore, or somewhere in between, plants are the basis of the food you eat, the clothes your wear, and the air you breathe. We don't intend just to teach you plant facts (though we'll do plenty of that), but to give you some insight into the cool people who work with them. From the soil to the plate to the climate, dive into the anthropology of plants (get it?) and learn a little more about why you should care about the world around you from the people who care about it the most.
Episodes
86. Deep Dive- Plant Hunters Across the Ages w/ Natalie SabinSeptember 30, 2022 Episode artwork 85. Efficient Agriculture, Frankenmelons, and The Future- September 2022 Q&ASeptember 09, 2022 Episode artwork 84. Pando, Plant Hacks, and the Best and Worst Fruit- June 2022 Q&AJune 29, 2022 Episode artwork 83. A Lifetime of Botany, Mimulus Drama, and the Power of Names w/ Dr. Naomi FragaJune 17, 2022 Episode artwork In the Grow- Randomness and SquirrelsJune 11, 2022 Episode artwork 82. Water Quality, Crying About Math, and the Tea on Plant Groups w/ Emily StammJune 04, 2022 Episode artwork Influencing Conservation, Finding Balance, and the Connectedness of Everything w/ Dr. Becky Bowling- ReplayMay 13, 2022 Episode artwork 81. Evolutionary Biology, Plant Collections, and Moss that Matters w/ Dr. Matt JohnsonMay 05, 2022 Episode artwork Let's Talk Plants: A Student Podcast- Ivan RodriguezApril 30, 2022 Episode artwork 80. Seedless Bananas, Growing Pumpkins, and Dustin the Plant Murderer- April 2022 Q&AApril 28, 2022 Episode artwork 79. Tree Talk- Flowers and FruitsApril 21, 2022 Episode artwork 78. Conservation Genetics, Cool Plants, and Coffee Pot Ramen w/ Dr. Chris MartineApril 13, 2022 Episode artwork A Quick Update and #Reviews4GoodApril 08, 2022 Episode artwork 77. Live Oak Trees, Greenhouse Gremlins, and Rock & Roll- March 2022 Q&AMarch 23, 2022 Episode artwork 76. Tree Equity, Being Forest Proud, and the Joy of Common Things w/ Rae TamblynMarch 15, 2022 Episode artwork 75. The Worst Trees, Saving Your Ash, and The Shrimp Olympics w/ Dr. Dave CoyleMarch 08, 2022 Episode artwork 74. Grass-Type Pokemon and the Plants that Inspired Them w/ Ellen WeatherfordMarch 01, 2022 Episode artwork 73. Carnivorous Plants, Repotting Struggles, and a Home Without Plants- February Q&AFebruary 22, 2022 Episode artwork 72. Tree Talk- Life in a Changing ClimateFebruary 17, 2022 Episode artwork 71. Chestnuts, Plant Pandemics, and the Shrimp Invasion w/ Emily DobryFebruary 09, 2022 Episode artwork 70. Plant Market Absurdity- Monsteras Aren't That CoolFebruary 01, 2022 Episode artwork 69. Tree Talk- Just Another Origin StoryJanuary 27, 2022 Episode artwork 68. The Power of Parks, Leaves on a Stream, and Mario Kart w/ Elana GlogerJanuary 11, 2022 Episode artwork Plants of the Winter Solstice- ReplayDecember 21, 2021 Episode artwork 67. Deep Dive- Lawn Psychology and Advocating for Yourself w/ Paige BoyleDecember 07, 2021 Episode artwork