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Vikram Baliga

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.

Recent Episodes

42. Big Searchlights, Being Fieldwork Ready, and Kansas Summers w/ Dr. Sara VeroMarch 02, 2021 Episode artwork 41. Plants in World Traditions- Drink UpFebruary 26, 2021 Episode artwork 40. Growing Hope, the Recipe for Success, and French Breakfast TikTok w/ Tyler FrobergFebruary 16, 2021 Episode artwork 39. Wilderness Survival, Varmints, and Gas Station Sushi w/ Paul CsomoFebruary 02, 2021 Episode artwork 38. Plants in World Traditions- Staying AwakeJanuary 27, 2021 Episode artwork 37. In the Grow, Serving the Underserved, and the Best Meatbag Experience w/ Rachel BoydJanuary 19, 2021 Episode artwork Academia, the Art of Storytelling, and Digging Graves w/ Dr. Glen Ritchie- ReplayJanuary 05, 2021 Episode artwork Science, Academia, and Podcasting- a Worldwide Year in ReviewDecember 31, 2020 Episode artwork Cheesy Drumsticks, Chaos, and the Christmas Special, w/ Bradley BaligaDecember 24, 2020 Episode artwork 36. Plants of the Winter SolsticeDecember 15, 2020 Episode artwork Endings and BeginningsDecember 08, 2020 Episode artwork Wild Green Charity Battle November 30, 2020 Episode artwork O, Christmas TreeNovember 27, 2020 Episode artwork 35. Computational Plant Science, Art, and Fronds With Benefits w/ Dr. Beth NicholsNovember 17, 2020 Episode artwork The Plant ProfNovember 10, 2020 Episode artwork 34. Plant Defenses, Science Struggles, and Topo Drinko w/ Kyle TenglerNovember 03, 2020 Episode artwork 33. Archaeobotany, Part 2 w/ Dr. Alan Farahani, Lydia Wolfe, and Carlos Romo-CaballeroOctober 30, 2020 Episode artwork 32. Archaeobotany, Part 1 w/ Dr. Alan Farahani, Lydia Wolfe, and Carlos Romo-CaballeroOctober 27, 2020 Episode artwork 31. GRUB Kids, Breaking Cycles of Poverty, and Burney the Bear w/ Matt McEwenOctober 20, 2020 Episode artwork 30. Pecans, Local Business, and Flavoring Your Pigs w/ Chris Baldock and Dylan MooreOctober 13, 2020 Episode artwork 29. Representation in STEM, Forest Product Sustainability, and The Treequel w/ Joe VaughnOctober 06, 2020 Episode artwork 28. Timber, Fighting Fires, and the Heart of a Home w/ Joe VaughnSeptember 29, 2020 Episode artwork 27. Trying Things, Podcast Discovery, and the Wonders of Algae w/ Kirk Griffin and Zach HoweSeptember 15, 2020 Episode artwork 26. Grasslands, Grad School, and The Prairie Fairy w/ Dr. Kat Radicke September 01, 2020 Episode artwork 25. The Wild Life, Essential Questions, and War of the Worlds w/ Devon BowkerAugust 18, 2020 Episode artwork