Fun With The World of Fungi
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 594
- Aug 4, 2020 6:00 pm
- 51:49 mins
The Wonders and Contradictions of not so Ordinary Fungi Guest: Merlin Sheldrake, biologist and author of "Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change our Minds, and Shape our Futures" Fungi fuse their cells with plants, other fungi, algae, and pretty much everything else, complicating and defying our definitions for what an individual is, and where one organism starts and another stops. They conduct electricity, glow, have thousands of sexes, trade nuclei between cells, solve mazes, and otherwise boggle the mycophiles who study them. They might even save the world. The Extraordinary World of Fungi Guest: Lawrence Millman, author, “Fungipedia: A Brief Compendium of Mushroom Lore” Fungi are misunderstood, underappreciated, and totally fascinating.