Episode 15: The Fungus Olympics
Welcome back, citizen! Can fungi do acrobatics? sprints? backstrokes? Find out in this first episode of Fungi Town's four-part series on the Fungus Olympics! I'll talk to one of the organizers of the competition and several of the competitors to find out how the event got started and learn about the people behind the competition. If you want to learn more about this episode's topics, here are some links: The Fungus Olympics official site Slime Moulds playlist Wikipedia's entry on Microfluidics Neutrophil definition from National Cancer Institute Video of the hat-thrower fungus. Thank you to Dr. Daniel Irimia from Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Derreck Carter-House, Jesus Pena, and Dr. Jason Stajich from the University of California at Riverside, Dr. Ilkka Kronholm from the University of Jyväskylä, and to Rowen Cannon for providing the transcript for this episode, which you can find here or in the transcripts tab. Please check out my sponsor, Lichen Landscapes, for unique cards and prints and don't forget to enter promo code "FUNGITOWN" to get a 10% discount on your order. Are you a musician? Would you like to have your version of Fungi Town (like Funky Town) featured on the show? Send your mp3 to fungitownpod [at] gmail [dot] com. If you're enjoying the show so far, please consider becoming a patron. Just click the green "become a Patron" button on your screen (upper right corner) or go here. $1 level gets you access to bonus mini episodes + a Fungi Town vinyl sticker $5 level gets you all of the above + a "Follow Me to Fungi Town" bumper sticker $10 level gets you all of the above + your choice of any of three beautiful mushroom prints by Athens artist Maggie Baxter. If you've already become a patron and want to bump up a level for the new rewards, it's easy! Fungi Town is written, directed and produced by Jen Parrilli and hosted on Podbean. Theme music is by the awesome Athens, GA band Shehehe. The fanfare sound is by bone666138, used via Creative Commons license through Freesound. Background music is Clavaria zolllingeri by Potential DiffereSE You can find Fungi Town on Facebook. Twitter, and Instagram: @fungitownpod or email at fungitownpod[at]gmail[dot]com. Check out the new YouTube channel! Once the channel hits 100 subscribers, I'll be doing a fantastic fungi giveaway!
Duration: 51 min