Best Botany podcasts we could find (Updated August 2018)
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EXPLORE HERBALISM Let's take a deep dive into all things herbal with some of the best teachers in the field of plant medicine, wild foods, botany and health accessibility. You'll hear class recordings from conferences, narrated plant monographs, books, and blog posts, interviews, event updates and so much more. Have an idea for an episode? Contact me!
 
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Drunk Botany
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A world of gardens and brews, botany and booze
 
St Columba @ Botany
 
Growing from a friendship forged at the Cullowhee Native Plant Conference many moons ago, this rock star trio has brought podcasting to a whole new level. I'm not saying that's a high level, just a new level.
 
Watkin Tench was an officer of the British Marines in the First Fleet to settle NSW. This is an interesting and entertaining account of his experiences during that time (Introduction by Tabithat)
 
Plants are everything. They are also incredibly interesting. From the smallest duckweed to the tallest redwood, the botanical world is full of wonder. Join my friends and I for a podcast celebrating everything botany.
 
A selection of nonsense poems, songs (not sung!), stories, and miscellaneous strangeness. The work includes the "Owl and the Pussycat" and a recipe for Amblongus Pie, which begins "Take 4 pounds (say 4½ pounds) of fresh ablongusses and put them in a small pipkin."Edward Lear was an English writer, poet, cat-lover, and illustrator (his watercolours are beautiful). This recording celebrates the 200th anniversary of Lear's birth. (Summary by Adrian Praetzellis)
 
An audio journey through the wonderful wild world of plants. Episodes cover modern and ancient ways wild plants have been used in human culture as food, medicine and utilitarian uses.
 
Learn about the botanical world one plant at a time. The Plant Report is a new educational resource about plants, herbal medicine, ethnobotany and the human/plant relationship. The Plant Report is a project of Sustainable World Radio.
 
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Clever Trees
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A series of five podcasts from around the world on trees that are smart, extraordinary or downright odd.
 
Nature Boy is a general science show hosted by four PhD graduate students studying plant biology at UC Riverside. Join Marvelous Michael, Mad Marschall, Jaunty Jess and Jon 'The J Bomb' the first Sunday of each month as research from varied fields is discussed, made digestible, and often criticized. An irreverent look at the often overly revered field of scientific research. Nature Boy is also broadcast as a radio show in China Town (Los Angeles) over the prestigious AM bandwidth. More infor ...
 
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Scientific Theory
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A podcast about science, looking at life, the universe, and everything else along the way.
 
Current research on plant disease
 
A podcast about science topics ranging from biology to botany to meteorology to physics and many more....
 
Marlene Simon, The Plant Lady, and her musings with people in the world of gardening, botany, horticulture, repurposing, treasure hunting (very loose marlene definition), cat-trapping, fitness and anything else she finds intriguing at the moment
 
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Everyday Herbals
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Everyday Herbals is your one stop shop for everything herbal! Whether you're a practicing herbalist, beginning herbalist or just fascinated by plants this show has something for you. Join me as I interview the most knowledgable and inspiring herbalists and natural doctors around to learn their secrets for health. Topics include herbal medicine, botany, phytochemistry, homeopathy, ethnobotany, and nutrition.
 
For those who don't want to follow the crowd
 
Science Spinning is a half hour weekly popular science show, broadcast from Dublin City, Ireland and presented by science writer, Seán Duke. Regular slots include: What's it all about?The Question is, and Inventive Minds. To suggest items for the show contact the Editor at: sciencespinning@dublincityfm.ie
 
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The Symposium, held in the Brody Botanical Center at The Huntington, features lectures from a wide variety of fields, including the sciences, botany, photography, botanical art history, the digital world and tours of The Huntington's gardens, collections, and art galleries.
 
Twenty short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include botany, dreams, farming, history, literature, nature, and religion. (summary by Sue Anderson)
 
Plants are everything. They are also incredibly interesting. From the smallest duckweed to the tallest redwood, the botanical world is full of wonder. Join my friends and I for a podcast celebrating everything botany.
 
“Nature” is a short essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson published anonymously in 1836. It is in this essay that the foundation of transcendentalism is put forth, a belief system that espouses a non-traditional appreciation of nature. Recent advances in zoology, botany, and geology confirmed Emerson’s intuitions about the intricate relationships of nature at large. The publication of “Nature” is usually taken to be the watershed moment at which transcendentalism became a major cultural movement. Hen ...
 
Eighteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include how to swim, Navajo silversmithing, the sun, begonias and ferns, Martin Luther, U.S. Presidents Eisenhower and Nixon, Captain Cook's exploration of Botany Bay, General James Wolfe, and Moravian missionaries in Labrador. (summary by Sue Anderson)
 
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a German writer and statesman. His body of work includes epic and lyric poetry written in a variety of metres and styles; prose and verse dramas; memoirs; an autobiography; literary and aesthetic criticism; treatises on botany, anatomy, and colour; and four novels. In addition, numerous literary and scientific fragments, more than 10,000 letters, and nearly 3,000 drawings by him are extant. - Summary by Wikipedia
 
We discuss all facets of Australian reptiles and reptile keeping!Your Hosts:Peter Birch ( Author: The Complete Children's Python, ECO Herpetological Publishing & Distribution, 2013.) Owner and operator at "Colourful Critters' since 2005. He runs his facility from his family home, nestled on 8 acres in the tranquil Ourimbah Valley on the Central Coast of NSW, Australia.The whole collection was recently re-located from the main house to its new purpose facility in early 2012. The move was daun ...
 
From Botany Downs in Auckland, New Zealand Pastor John McClean and members of the Eastview community bring us the word of God
 
First published in 1894, this wonderful travelogue by a famed naturalist and conservationist still remains a book that delights and informs its readers. The Mountains of California by John Muir recounts the author's exploration of the Yosemite Valley, Mount Whitney, the famed sequoia forests and King's Canyon among other places of immense natural beauty. Written in his characteristic zestful style, with a deep understanding and respect for nature, the book is a treasure trove of geography, g ...
 
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Listen in as Heather Irvine expounds upon the principles of yin. I really enjoyed this one and hope y'all do as well! Visit Heather online at GivingTreeBotanicals.com. Thanks for listening! HerbRally www.herbrally.com
 
In today’s episode we’ll get to hear from Kami McBride, and she’s going to teach us all about self care through oil therapy, as well as creating your home sanctuary, setting up nourishing routines, and so much more. This content goes nicely with Kami’s course she’s currently hosting called Handcrafted Healing Herbal Oils. There’s a couple of fr ...…
 
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Plants cannot get up and move. This fact has driven the evolution of plants throughout time leading to a bewildering array of chemical compounds that help them get through life. My guest today is Dr. Lucas Busta who is dedicated to studying and understanding plant chemistry on a deeper level. The realm of plant chemistry is massive but with any ...…
 
Plants cannot get up and move. This fact has driven the evolution of plants throughout time leading to a bewildering array of chemical compounds that help them get through life. My guest today is Dr. Lucas Busta who is dedicated to studying and understanding plant chemistry on a deeper level. The realm of plant chemistry is massive but with any ...…
 
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More great books at LoyalBooks.com
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.com
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.com
 
Today's episode we'll get to hear from frequent HerbRally contributor, Heather Irvine. She covers six of the medicinal plants she visited at the United States Botanic Garden in Washington, DC. Today you'll get a primer on these plants: gotu kola, guarana, licorice, black pepper, cinnamon, and cinchona. Enjoy the episode! RESOURCES Adaptogens by ...…
 
A listener Q&A episode this week featuring: Seedless green & red grapes producing very small fruit – why and how to fix How to know when a watermelon is ripe and ready to harvest Avocado trees grown indoors – when and how to move outside Edible weeds – example, Purslane Techniques to propagate a Crape Myrtle from a sucker Azalea health Best soi ...…
 
Pollination is a fascinating phenomenon to ponder. There seems to be as many variations on the subject as there are flowering plant species. Wonder and amazement wait around every corner. My guest today has devoted his career to such investigations. Joining us is University of Northampton professor Dr. Jeff Ollerton who, among other things, stu ...…
 
Pollination is a fascinating phenomenon to ponder. There seems to be as many variations on the subject as there are flowering plant species. Wonder and amazement wait around every corner. My guest today has devoted his career to such investigations. Joining us is University of Northampton professor Dr. Jeff Ollerton who, among other things, stu ...…
 
The Wollemi pine is one of the world's rarest trees. These mysterious gymnosperms was unknown to science until 1994. Their discovery made headlines around the globe. My guest today, Dr. Heidi Zimmer, has the distinct honor of working with this wonderful species. Join us for a conversation all about Wollemia nobilis. This episode was produced in ...…
 
The Wollemi pine is one of the world's rarest trees. These mysterious gymnosperms was unknown to science until 1994. Their discovery made headlines around the globe. My guest today, Dr. Heidi Zimmer, has the distinct honor of working with this wonderful species. Join us for a conversation all about Wollemia nobilis. This episode was produced in ...…
 
Mutations happen, just ask the X-Men. Zane Moore, a PhD student at UC Davis, wants to know why. More specifically he wants to know what possible long term ramifications can be – an effect known as “mutational meltdown”. Zane’s particular area of study are Albino Redwoods, mutant trees that lack chlorophyll. He has been studying these since he w ...…
 
Today we'll hear from Batty and Karla from Batty's Bath. They're going to inform us on the common mistakes that folks make when going green with your skincare routine. They cover greenwashing, reading labels, the dirty dozen, and so much more! You're sure to take away some new nuggets of information as well as inspiration. Thanks to Batty and K ...…
 
Habitat destruction is the leading cause of extinction on this planet. Plants = Habitat. There is no way around it. My guest today is Pierson Hill, a biologist at the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in Florida. Pierson and his colleagues are working hard at bringing the endangered flatwoods salamander back from the brink of extinction. To ...…
 
Habitat destruction is the leading cause of extinction on this planet. Plants = Habitat. There is no way around it. My guest today is Pierson Hill, a biologist at the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in Florida. Pierson and his colleagues are working hard at bringing the endangered flatwoods salamander back from the brink of extinction. To ...…
 
John attended the 'Poster Session' at Cullowhee this year where each recipient is required to do a poster explaining their work.
 
Today’s episode is with Arvolyn Hill and Ellenie Cruz of Oshun's Garden. This is actually episode one of their podcast which you can find on SoundCloud. Oshun's Garden is a digital Garden of holistic medicinal resources focusing primarily on flower essences as vibrational healing geared towards people of color. RESOURCES Arvolyn Hill - goldfeat ...…
 
It is no small task to save a plant collection and start a Botanical Garden from scratch but that is exactly what my guest today is doing. Joining us is expert horticulturist Michael Benedito to talk about saving a world renowned Stanhopea collection and starting his own botanical garden. Michael is a true inspiration to all plant growers and t ...…
 
It is no small task to save a plant collection and start a Botanical Garden from scratch but that is exactly what my guest today is doing. Joining us is expert horticulturist Michael Benedito to talk about saving a world renowned Stanhopea collection and starting his own botanical garden. Michael is a true inspiration to all plant growers and t ...…
 
Today we'll get to hear from herbalist Heather Irvine as she describes her adventures through the Albuquerque Botanical Garden. She visited this plant nerd paradise immediately following attending the fabulous event, the Good Medicine Confluence in Durango, CO. Heather covers a few plants (some medicinal, some not) and gives recommendations and ...…
 
Phenology, population size, distribution, genetic diversity - these are just some of the data locked up in herbaria around the globe. My guest today is Katelin Pearson and she has been working hard on making sure herbarium data are as available as they can be to everyone from scientists to artists, and even the general public. As you will hear, ...…
 
Phenology, population size, distribution, genetic diversity - these are just some of the data locked up in herbaria around the globe. My guest today is Katelin Pearson and she has been working hard on making sure herbarium data are as available as they can be to everyone from scientists to artists, and even the general public. As you will hear, ...…
 
A listener questions episode this week featuring: Hydrangeas not blooming – why?? Fungus on Squash Lemon tree issues – dropping fruit Plumeria not growing after transplant Best indoor plants for low light workspace Best flowers for a cutting garden Apple Cider Vinegar for fertilizer? To ask questions for future shows, submit them at Flower Powe ...…
 
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