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Here, we explore the darker and more potentially polarizing, side of botany.

Here, we explore the darker and more potentially polarizing, side of botany.
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United States

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Here, we explore the darker and more potentially polarizing, side of botany.

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English


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Episode 5: Climate Change

9/17/2019
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Episode Note Today, we get a touch political. Today, we talk about Climate Change and the very real, often volatile ways it shows itself. The time to act is now, dear friends. Sources: Washington Post | Daily Mail | The Independent | 360OnHistory | National Geographic | MSN reporting on Hurricane Dorian | National Hurricane Center Links: YouTube | The Amazing Plant Project Blog | Patreon | AP2 Twitter | BAD Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Support Botany After Dark by donating to their Tip...

Duration:00:09:47

Episode 4: Poison Oak

9/9/2019
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Episode Notes In this episode, we venture to the forest floor of the Californian forest to explore the multi-faceted wonder that is Western Poison Oak (Toxicodendron diversilobum). Cover Art: Image by Joshua Nichols from Pixabay | Music: "Forest of Fear" by Aakash Gandhi Sources: C. Michael Hogan (2008); "Western poison-oak: Toxicodendron diversilobum" Archived 2009-07-21 at the Wayback Machine, GlobalTwitcher, ed. Nicklas Strömberg | Poison Ivy: “Poison Sumac" | What is the difference...

Duration:00:10:03

The Amazon: A History

9/6/2019
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Episode Notes Today, September 5th is Amazon Rainforest Day. As such, I thought it fitting to discuss the history and significance of the region. Links, as always are below. Sources: What can I do? Petitions: [Specifically Regarding the Fires] (https://www.change.org/p/stop-the-burning-of-the-amazon-rainforest) | UK Residents or British Citizens Only | Care2 (Worldwide) 4 Nonprofits with Ideas on How to Save the Amazon Cover Art: Image by Hans Schwarzkopf from Pixabay | Music: "Forest of...

Duration:00:09:31

Episode 3: The Amazon is Burning

8/24/2019
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Episode Notes Today, we venture to the Amazon, not to observe the diverse multidimensional network of life, but to bear witness to the destruction occurring and demand change. I will post additional information as it becomes available, though there are some links below with possible ways to get involved. What can I do? Petitions: [Specifically Regarding the Fires] (https://www.change.org/p/stop-the-burning-of-the-amazon-rainforest) | UK Residents or British Citizens Only | Care2...

Duration:00:13:39

Episode 2: The Tomato

7/30/2019
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Episode Notes Today, we venture into the world of the tomato, exploring its storied history. What is this plant, how was it misrepresented for centuries, and do the species grow? That is what we will discuss in today's episode of Botany After Dark. Cover Art: Image by Couleur from Pixabay | Music: "Forest of Fear" by Aakash Gandhi Pronounciations: Nawatl Pronunciation | Tomatl Pronounciation Sources: Veggie Cages: “Tomato” | Smithsonian: “Why the tomato was feared in Europe for more than...

Duration:00:21:12

Episode 1: The Morning Glory

7/19/2019
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Episode Notes In today's episode, we dive into the weird and wonderful world of the morning glory, specifically the Mexican morning glory (tlitliltzin, Ipomoea. tricolor), a vibrant blue and featured in the episode artwork, and the Beach moonflower (Ipomoea. violacea). Join me in discovering the... altered states and effects of this plant. Episode Art: Image by johnmarydavis0 from Pixabay | Music: "Forest of Fear" by Aakash Gandhi Sources: Canadian PSA, Encyclopedia Britannica,...

Duration:00:20:41

Prequel

7/10/2019
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Episode Notes Hello, everyone! Welcome to the podcast. This introductory episode is the equivalent of the first day of class: meeting the instructor and going over the course breakdown. Next week's transmission will be a full episode though. :) Links: YouTube | The Amazing Plant Project Blog | Patreon | AP2 Twitter | BAD Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Support Botany After Dark by donating to the tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/botanyafterdark Find out more at...

Duration:00:03:32