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Propagated Podcast

A Plant, Nature and History podcast featuring Frankie Larson and Daniel Franklin
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We're back with more weeds! Daniel talks about a carnivorous plant who has figured out a beautiful way to balance trapping prey and being pollinated which you can read on our website www.propagatedpodcast.com Frankie talks about Joe Pye Weed, Q
This week we talk about some fun weeds! Frankie starts out talking about a cool article titled Genetics Discovery Reveals How Legumes Give Oxygen to Symbiotic Bacteria in Their Roots which you can find on our website. Then our hosts discuss wha
After a much needed vacation, technical issues, and many a personal emergency, we are BACK with ridiculous banter and awesome plant facts!! Daniel starts us off with an article about the (very very old) history of flowering plants, then talks a
We continue our tree lore! Daniel shares an article about the stats that trees make people happier. Frankie then talks about Yggdrasil the World Tree and the many trees of life, and Daniel talks about the most popular cryptid, bigfoot. Check ou
It's time for a folklore episode! Frankie talks about an article from the Smithsonian about the first insect to become extinct due to humans. Then Daniel talks about some amazing cryptids and creatures of lore that lurk in forests. Frankie then
Daniel and Frankie talk about something a little lighter in this episode: the weirdo plants of nature. Daniel talks about an article where $1.2 million dollars worth of rare, stolen cactuses were confiscated and returned to Chile (you can find
In this episode, Frankie and Daniel cover the heartbreaking facts of deforestation and logging. To learn more and see our episode notes, visit us at propagatedpodcast.com
It's here, it's here! Our much anticipated, long awaited episode on lawns and lawn culture. Daniel shares an awesome article about fertilizer made from beer byproduct and manure, and then we talk history, impact, and solutions, as well as HOAs,
We dip our toes lightly into farming in this episode! Daniel shares an article about beneficial nematodes and then we delve into the world of farming: carbon emissions, monoculture vs permaculture, the dust bowl, and a whole lot of feelings abo
In this episode we talk garden basics! Good dirt, companion planting, pest control, pollinators and worms, garden styles, and our favorite garden snacks. With lots of tangents in between! Lots of love to your gardens, big or small. Please note:
Daniel and Frankie got to be guests on Some Other Sphere podcast! They were interviewed by Rick Palmer about how they got into plants, how absolutely bananas plant communication is, and all kinds of fun plant talk (including a bit into the par
Daniel and Frankie talk about the basics of houseplants in this episode! They cover plants great for the attentive caregiver, plants for the inattentive caregiver, and plants for the inconsistent caregiver. Use this as a sign to forgive yoursel
Happy 420! We have a very special guest, Jay this episode!! Jay has worked in the cannabis industry in Denver for years and tells us all about the history of weed/ganja/pot/marijuana/devils lettuce/etc, how the plant works, how cannabinoids wor
It's spring time!! In this episode, we cover spring foraging basics with a few of our favorite delicious & important spring snacks. We start out by covering foraging basics, along with the racist and dark history of foraging and trespassing law
We're back with more sugar facts! Frankie gets deeper into sugar cane and talks about rum, and Daniel talks about sugar alternatives including tree sugars, dates, coconut sugar, agave, stevia, and sugar alcohols. They also chat about an article
This one is gonna be sweet! (Oh no) We start with an article about world's ugliest plant, which is now our favorite and our mascot. (Read more here https://www.livescience.com/ugliest-orchid-newfound-species.html) Daniel talks about the history
We're back with more herbs! This episode starts out with an article about spinach being able to detect landmines and send emails about it. Yes, you read that right. Read more here: https://www.ign.com/articles/scientists-teach-spinach-to-send-e
Frankie talks about the discovery in plant DNA of a found missing link, that may lead to slowing the aging process in humans (read it here: https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/18/health/plant-longevity-telomerase-scn-wellness/index.html) and then talks
Let's Talk about herbs! Frankie introduces a news segment, and talks about a Long Island Lawyer perusing almost 100 lawsuits over products with the label vanilla (read more here: https://www.insideedition.com/meet-the-long-island-lawyer-pursuin
We're back on our alcohol series for an episode! Frankie talks about absinthe, the green fairy, and why it has a bad reputation for hallucination. Daniel talks about whisky, (or whiskey), mash profiles, and its rich history.
In true mini chaos fashion, we talk about quite a few things in this seasonal mini: our favorite holiday spices, the mythology and story behind mistletoe, druids, Avatar: the Last Airbender, our holiday traditions, and recommended plant care fo
Happy holidays!! Daniel talks about the Douglas Fir and the story behind the tradition of tree decoration. Frankie talks (and sings) about hot spiced drinks including wassail and the hot toddy. Snuggle up, jingle down, and enjoy our holiday spe
This episode delves deeply into two very important topics for the environmentalist: cultural appropriation, and sustainable sourcing. Frankie talks about two historical plants that have made it into a lot of homes: White Sage and Palo Santo. Th
We have a very special guest for our very special Thanksgiving episode! Friend of the podcast and horticulturist Jess joins us as Daniel talks about cornucopias and some wild Greek mythology, Jess talks all about cranberries, and Frankie talks
A mini episode of chaos, banter, the fae, and fairy rings! Topics include: tanning beds, mushrooms, the devil churning butter, frogs, curly fries, and more!
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