Planthropology

Planthropology

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.

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May 12, 2022 46 min

Hey Plant People! I'll be doing some traveling and will be in and out a bit this summer, so this is the first of what will be a few sporadic throwbacks to some of my very favorite episodes from the back catalog! Stay cool and stay well this summer, my friends!

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Y'all, today's episode is great. Dr. Becky Bowling is an Assistant Professor and Ex...

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I'm super excited to announce our partnership with Forest Proud! Forest Proud is a non-profit organization supporting forest-based climate solutions. Their mission is to build awareness and support for keeping forests as forests to fight climate change. Forest Proud believes:

  • Forests provide powerful climate solutions.
  • Forest management is how we deliver those solutions.
  • Forest m...
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    The final project for the introductory horticulture class I teach is to create a science communication piece about something we discussed in the class. They can choose to make a short podcast episode, a YouTube video, a TikTok, or write a paper. One of my students asked if he could be a guest on Planthropology as his project. I thought about it a while and decided it would be a fun idea! Ivan Rodriguez is a Freshman Landscape Archi...

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    You've got questions, I have answers and a rant about bananas and cucumbers! Let's jump into the April 2022 Q&A!

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    I'm super excited to announce our partnership with Forest Proud! Forest Proud is a non-profit organization supporting forest-based climate solutions. Their mission is to build awareness and support for keeping forests as forests to fight climate change. F...

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    April 20, 2022 30 min

    It's spring! Ok, it's been spring for a little while, but in my part of the world the fruit trees are just finishing up blooming and starting to set fruits! Let's talk today, in episode 4 of Tree Talk, about the benefits of fruit trees, important considerations when planting them, and and spring tips to make them more successful!

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    I'm not sure if you know this, but I think plants are pretty cool. My guest for today's episode, Dr. Chris Martine, thinks Plants Are Cool Too! Chris is a Professor of Plant Genetics and Research, Associate Department Chair of Biology, and Director of the Manning Herbarium at Bucknell University. He's also a science communicator, musician, past (and present?) actor, and the host and creator of the fantastic Plants Are C...

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    April 8, 2022 8 min

    What's up, y'all! Sorry I've been a little absent lately. My life got super busy for a few minutes and I needed a couple of weeks to reboot. New full episodes start up again next week, but check this quick update out to learn more about Podchaser's #Reviews4Good campaign. Podchaser is donating 25 cents to World Central Kitchen (supporting Ukrainian refugees) for every podcast or episode review left on the side throu...

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    It's time for the March 2022 Q&A episode! If you have questions you'd like answered in future months, send them my way!

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    I'm super excited to announce our partnership with Forest Proud! Forest Proud is a non-profit organization supporting forest-based climate solutions. Their mission is to build awareness and support for keeping forests as forests to fight climate ch...

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    Trees and forests are incredibly important in our lives. From the natural landscape to the ones we manufacture for ourselves, forests provide food, habitat, shade, recreation, and powerful climate solutions. Today's guest, Rae Tamblyn (@GuessingAtGreen) is the Director of Partner Experience at #ForestProud. Her background in sociology and anti-poverty along with her love for nature make her an inspiring advocate for equity ...

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    Bradford Pear trees suck. You know, it know, and most importantly today's guest Dr. Dave Coyle knows it. Dave is an Assistant Professor of Forest Health and Invasive Species at Clemson University and is an expert on all things tree and insect. We discussed past diseases and insects that have had huge negatuve impacts on tree populations, invasive species, life in academia, the importance of outreach, and competitive shrimp spor...

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    The Pokemon franchise has a long history of coming up with some really ~wild~ grass-type creatures. With the recent release of Pokemon Legends: Arceus, this is the perfect time to dive into some of their designs and origins. Luckily, my dear friend Ellen Weatherford is an animal and Pokemon aficionado and was kind enough to come chat with me! Ellen is the host of the wildly popular Just the Zoo of Us podcast and one of my absolute ...

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    It's time for me to answer your burning plant questions! I picked 6 questions from the couple dozen I was sent and I'm going to talk about them today in our very first monthly Q&A! If you'd like me to answer one of your questions and give you a shoutout on the show, send your queries my way on social media or at the email address below!

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    February 17, 2022 47 min

    Our climate is changing. While there are those who would certainly deny it, the facts and evidence are clear that we've had a profound impact on our global ecosystem. Let's talk today about a few of the ways climate change is affecting tree growth, development, and survival.

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    Y'all, what happened to all the chestnut trees? They were here, then they went away, and it was really sad. Could it happen again? Should we fear the shrimp invasion? Why is writing SO HARD? Find out all these things and more in today's amazing episode with PhD Student and Graduate Researcher, Emily Dobry! We talked about plant pathology, invasive species, living live as a non-traditional student, and pursuing your dreams. ...

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    Ok look, I don't know what to say about this one other than that the plant buy/sell/trade market right now is ABSOLUTELY LUDICROUS and that monsteras are really not that cool. Enjoy! 

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    January 27, 2022 34 min

    Ok, we established in Tree Talk Part 1 (check it out here) that trees aren't real. If they WERE, hypothetically of course, it would be cool to know where they came from, right?  Let's hang out talk about the evolutionary history and life cycle of trees! It's going to be great!

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    Y'all, I'm SO excited about today's episode. My guest and I have been Twitter and podcast friends for quite a while now and I was completely thrilled at the opportunity to finally get to talk with her. Elana Gloger is a PhD candidate in psychoimmunology, host of the incredible Dear Grad Student podcast, and one of my very favorite people. She's kind, passionate,
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    December 21, 2021 24 min

    Happy Winter Solstice 2021, Plant People! The Solstice is the shortest day and longest night of the year and the start of Winter in the Northern Hemisphere. Let's celebrate together with a replay of a fan favorite episode from last year, Plants of the Winter Solstice. Also, be sure to check out the new Buy Me a Coffee page and Planthropology Rebubble store at the links below to find great merch and support the show!

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    What's up Plant People? Paige Boyle is back! Last time she was on the podcast (go listen here), we talked turfgrass science, being a woman in a STEM field, protecting your time, and a lot more! Today we touched on a few of those things again, but really dove into her research and how it relates to making the home lawn more resilient and diverse, as well as the psychology of lawns! We also talked a lot about advocating for yours...

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    It's time for the 2021 Wild Green Memes for Ecological Fiends charity battle! Check out this quick update about last year's results, this year's charity partners, and reasons why you should help revive the Botanical Bunch!


    Wild Green Memes Links

    TikTok

    Facebook
    Twitter
    Instagram
    Wild Green Future Website
    Wild Green Charity Battle



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