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 3, 2021 53 min

Hey everyone! It's finals time and I'm buried in grading papers and other end-of-semester shenanigans, so today's episode is a replay of another one of my favorites from the back catalogue! Ellen Weatherford is the host of the Just the Zoo of Us podcast and a dear friend who has been such a huge inspiration in my podcast journey. Check out this replay of Episode 10- Just the Zoo of Us, Farmer Animals, and Man Eating Pla...

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Hey there, Plant People! Do you like corn? How about the farm life and agriculture?  What about really smart women tackling male-dominated industries? Don't be silly, of course you love all those things! Check out today's episode with Kristyn Dickey, farmer, seed salesperson, and brilliant ag-communicator. We talk making it as a woman in agriculture, growing corn, being authentic and vulnerable, and so much more! Kristyn re...

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Happy Spring, Plant People! Our latest installment of this year's Plants in World Traditions is a look into how different cultures have welcomed spring all over the world! As always, this IS NOT a complete list of amazing traditions, just a few that I pulled out and could cover in less than an hour. If you didn't hear your favorite represented or if I messed something up, let's talk about it! I want to make sure I'm...

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It's time for Operation Switcheroo, 2021! Participating podcasts swap episodes for a day so that YOU can be exposed to some great new content! This year, I swapped with the Better Than Human podcast and you get to hear an EXCELLENT episode about everyone's favorite swimming survivor, the tardigrade! The show notes from their original episode are copied below in case you'd like any additional information!


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Old growth forests. The phrase probably stirs up a lot of images an emotions in your mind, but do you really know what makes a tree an old growth tree or a forest an old growth forest? One of our fan favorites, Joe Vaughn, was kind enough to come back on the show for a 3rd time to do a deep dive into the ins and outs of old growth and what it means for ecological systems and the timber industry. It's a really fun and informativ...

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What's up, plant people? Today's episode is one that's close to my heart for so many reasons. My friend and guest, Stephen Janak, is a fellow Texas A&M grad, works for AgriLife Extension, and an olive researcher! He's smart, articulate, funny, and an excellent storyteller. I learned a lot from him and really enjoyed our conversation. I think you will to!

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March 9, 2021 16 min

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What's up, plant people?? Y'all, today's episode has been a long time in the making! Join me as I chat with Dr. Sara Vero (@saraevevero89) about getting ready for fieldwork, navigating research, how to be an effective human, the heat and humidity of a Kansas summer, and so many other awesome things. Be sure and go check out her book, Fieldwork Ready, and enjoy episode 42 of Planthropology!


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February 26, 2021 60 min

What's up Plant People??? This is the February episode of my Plants in World Traditions series that YOU voted for on Twitter. I'm talking about all kinds of plant based drinks from all over the world! Your suggestions and favorite drinks were a HUGE part of this episode and I can't think you enough. Grab something delicious to sip on and get ready for Plants in World Traditions-Drink Up!


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What's up plant people? I'm not sure I've ever talked to another guest who's done so many different and incredible things before they turned 30. Tyler Froberg is the head farmer at Hope Farms in Houston, TX. He runs the farm, but also works with programs for kids, veterans, and everyone in between. He's really done a little bit of everything and is such an inspiring guy. I'm so glad I finally got to connect ...
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What's up, Plant People?? Listen, there are a lot of good things for you and one of those things is for you to not die lost in the woods. To help make sure that wish comes true, my friend Paul Csomo from the Varmints Podcast came on the show for today's episode to tell you some things he's learned from his hobby of studying wilderness survival. We also talk a lot about starting a podcast, listening to podcasts, and abou...

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What's up, Plant People?! This is part 2 of our Plant in World Traditions series, and I'm talking all about caffeine. Where does it come from? What does it do? What's the best caffeinated beverage? Stay awake, my friends!

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Hey Plant People! Welcome back for the first new episode of 2021! I'm trying out some new formatting stuff, but I'm stoked about today's episode! I talked with Rachel Boyd, who's a Jazz musician, radio producer for KTTZ (the Texas Tech University station and local public media affiliate), and the host of the brand new In The Grow podcast. We talk about music, life, and the radical act that is growing your own food. ...

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Happy 2021! This is technically the 50th episode of  Planthropology (don't let the episode numbers fool you) so I wanted to celebrate with a replay of one of my favorite episodes from last year! Check out this wonderful episode with Texas Tech Department of Plant and Soil Science department chair, Dr. Glen Ritchie! Also, be sure to listen to this episode to find out how you can earn some free Planthropology swag. Thanks for lis...

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Hey there, Plant People! This is a very special bonus episode because it includes a whole bunch of my good podcast friends! I'm in a little (ok, not THAT little) group of podcasters who talk about science and academia on their shows, and we all thought it would be fun to do a live-streamed wrap up of 2020. This is the audio recording of that live stream which took place a couple of days ago. It's fun and encouraging we spen...

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It's Christmas Eve! Join us for our second annual Father-Son Christmas extravaganza and have a very happy holiday and a wonderful new year!

Music in this episode is God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman by Dee Yan-Key.



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December 15, 2020 25 min

The Winter Solstice is the first day of Winter, the longest night of the year,  and a day revered by countless cultures in the Northern Hemisphere throughout time. Let's chat about some of cool traditions and interesting plants involved in the Solstice!


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December 8, 2020 38 min

This isn't the episode that was supposed to come out today, but it was the one I felt like I needed to do. I graduate on Friday, and recorded this (longer than intended) piece about my experience through my PhD and where I go from here. I hope you get something out of it! It was certainly therapeutic for me to record.

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November 30, 2020 9 min

Hey, here's a surprise bonus episode that I'm cross-posting with my other podcast The Plant Prof! It's a thank you for all the support this year, information about a giveaway that I'll be starting tomorrow, and a plug for the Wild Green Memes for Ecological Fiends annual charity battle!

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