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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 intended 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, 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. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/planthropology/support

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 intended 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, 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. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/planthropology/support

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United States

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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 intended 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, 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. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/planthropology/support

Language:

English


Episodes

EP 8. Kristin Bingham- College Education, Navigating Life, and People Propagation

2/18/2020
What's up, Plant People?? I have a great one for you today. I sat down (several months ago, actually) with my dear friend Kristin Bingham to talk about plants, college education, and just life in general. Kristin is an Assistant Professor of Biology at South Plains College in Levelland, Texas. She also runs the greenhouse and gardens at SPC (sound familiar?) and is super hilarious. There are actually times I'm concerned we're the same person Kristin is also the host of the Catabolic...

Duration:00:43:20

EP 7. Katherine Drury- Aquifers, Gardening, and Making Sure There's Jam

2/4/2020
What's up, Plant People? It's your host, Vikram Baliga, back again with Episode 7! Listen, do you like water? Of course you do! I know for a fact you like to drink, eat, bathe (at least I hope), and, well, just have the ability to live in general. Water is totally necessary for life and 100% irreplaceable to us as living organisms. It's a good thing there are people like Katherine Drury out there! Katherine is the Education and Outreach Coordinator with the High Plains Underground Water...

Duration:00:39:44

EP 6. Dr. Glen Ritchie- Academia, the Art of Storytelling, and Digging Graves

1/21/2020
Dr. Glen Ritchie is an associate professor of crop physiology and chair of the Department of Plant and Soil Science at Texas Tech University. Dr. Ritchie took on the role of Department Chair in September of 2019 and has already made a big impact on the students, staff, and faculty in the department. I got the chance to sit down and have a great conversation with Dr. Ritchie about everything from his thoughts about the directions in which academia should to his goals as a researcher and...

Duration:00:44:12

EP 5. Hallie Casey- Science Communication, One to Grow On, and Giant Entomology Books

1/7/2020
Hallie Casey is one of the hosts and the mastermind behind the One to Grow On Podcast. On this amazing pod, they "dig into questions about agriculture and try to understand how food production impacts us and our world." Kid, adult, and scientist (which falls somewhere between) friendly, One to Grow On fights the good fight of science and agricultural communication and really just a delight to listen to. Tune in today as I chat with Hallie about everything from 4-H and Extension, to the ways...

Duration:00:36:59

Bonus 1. Bradley Baliga- Dinosaurs, Avocados, and Flamilla Ice Cream

12/24/2019
Hey there, plant people! It's our first bonus episode! I was recording remotely from home one day, and my little dude came into the room and wanted to talk into the microphone. I decided it would be a lot of fun to see what he had to say. He didn't disappoint! Join us as we discuss our favorite plants, dinosaurs, ice cream, numbers, jokes, and all kinds of other stuff. This was a fun episode that, at the very least, meant a TON to me. I'm happy to have this memory immortalized on the...

Duration:00:21:14

EP 4. Russ Plowman- Floral Design, the Future of Horticulture, and Untimely Deadheading

12/17/2019
What's up, Plant People? To some, horticulture may seem like a dying field. Russ Plowman doesn't agree and thinks the future actually looks bright, as horticulturists will become more and more important as populations grow and the climate changes. Listen in for a great discussion about the many and various things one could do in horticulture, like floral design, nursery growing, landscape design, food production, education, and much more. Turns out, Russ Plowman has done pretty much all of...

Duration:00:37:05

EP 3. Christina Reid- Extension, Public Outreach, and Herd's Hamburgers

12/3/2019
Why don't people grow their own food anymore? How should we be planning our landscapes to best save our limited water resources? How do you keep birds from eating your tomatoes? Where's the best place to get hamburgers in rural North Texas? Check out Episode 3 with Lubbock County Horticulture Agent Christina Reid to find the answers to all of these burning questions and more! Find Christina and all the cool things she does in community education at the links below: Facebook: Lubbock...

Duration:00:38:03

EP 2. Daniel Cunningham- Water Conservation, Education, and Muddy Wheelbarrows

11/19/2019
On Episode 2, we'd like you to meet the Texas Plant Guy, Daniel Cunningham. Daniel is an educator with Water University, part of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Research. Daniel is passionate about good food, water conservation, native plants, and education. We discuss his upbringing and early love for plants and gardening, his day to day life as an AgriLife Educator, and what about his job gets him up every more and keeps him excited about going to work. You can find Daniel as TX Plant...

Duration:00:40:33

EP 1. Kyle Tengler- Mesquite Trees, Indigenous Peoples, and Not Eating Your Friends

11/5/2019
Episode 1 is finally here! Sit back, relax, and listen to the soothing mouth-sounds of my dear friend, Kyle Tengler. He's a man that passionate about good food, nutrition, and the environment. We discuss the somewhat twisting path he took into plant science, his current pursuits, TV chefs, and a lot about the natural and anthropological history of the big, flat mountaintop we live on. As always, thanks so much for listening! Subscribe, rate, and review Planthropology on your favorite...

Duration:00:36:54

EP 0.5. Updates, Platforms, and Sound Bites

10/15/2019
What's up, plant people! I just couldn't wait to talk to you again, so here is Episode 0.5- Updates, Platforms, and Sound Bites. I've recorded quite a few interviews already and wanted to give you a sneak peak at the brainy goodness that all these cool folks left in my office. Thanks so much to the Texas Tech Department of Plant and Soil Science for being so super supportive of this project. I can't wait for you all to hear from our faculty, staff, students, and graduates about why they're...

Duration:00:08:11

EP 0. Previews, Shoutouts, and Rambling

10/1/2019
Welcome to the Planthropology podcast! This preview episode gives you some background info on your host, Vikram Baliga, and a brief roadmap about what you can expect from this leafy journey. Share this with your friends and get ready for Episode 1, which will go live on November 5, 2019! Thanks for your support and I hope you like what you hear! As always, thanks so much for listening! Subscribe, rate, and review Planthropology on your favorite podcast app. It really helps the show keep...

Duration:00:08:25