Frankie (she/they) is a writer, graphic designer, podcaster, and screen printer in the mountains of Western North Carolina. They spend a lot of time reading, playing video games, and hanging out with their plants.
Poisonous plants & more poisonous plants! Welcome to spooky season! Both our hosts today dive into the history and folklore behind famous toxic plants. Daniel talks about belladonna, strychnine, wolfsbane, and ricin, and Frankie talks about foxglove, henbane, mandrake, and hemlock. This episode gets dark, y'all!
Three subjects?? That's right: we have our first guest this episode! Daniel talks about Kudzu, our friend Zack talks about moss (and teaches us how to pronounce things because he actually studied horticulture in school), and Frankie talks about mast seeding (a tree's mysterious production of a huge amount of seeds in irregular years in synchronicity with other trees of the same species)
Frankie talks about their favorite flower: marigolds! They dive into the history, lore, and herbal use. Daniel talks about the Old Farmer's Almanac: the man behind it, how it came to be so popular (and the oldest continuously published periodical in North America!)
Daniel talks about the history behind orchids, specifically the classism, colonialism, and racism behind orchids. Frankie talks a bit more about epiphytes in general, and talks about some really cool bromeliads.
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Oct 25th, 1991
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8 hours, 52 minutes
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