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Ep 21: Plants Are Messed Up

Ironic to describe our plants show as "meaty" but boy oh boy, we cover LOTS of fantastic topics in this episode: poisonous plants, stinky plants, drug plants, and yes, we even named a plant our A-Hole of the Week! Deadly nightshade, durian & jackfruit, devious grass, reindeer drug mushrooms, and a special plant character quiz.

ALSO: "Whose Ride is it Anyways?," LSD in baseball, and a very special Encyclopedia Brown tribute.

RUNTIME: 53 minutes 04 seconds 



Here's more info about the upcoming crazy puzzle hunt that Chris was talking about! Real Escape Game.


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Reader Comments (7)

So weird. So Im watching food networks eat street(a show about food trucks) ans they show the ted allen commercial about dragonfruit which talks about it being great to try new things. I then relay the story about the difficulty with the jackfruit to my wife from the episode of yur podcast. The show comes back on and a truck called the seabirds(a vegan food truck) demonstrates one of their specialties.... a jackfruit taco. Coincidences like that are so cool.

August 14, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdon

I had never seen such a plant. It looks so big and interesting. It is unique and have different look from other flower. Our science and technology is now so developed that we can create a healthy farming industry. It is good for us. With this we can give a deep concentration towards plant food as thy are responsible for growth. Fertilizers are the best plant food, we have to know the composition of fertilizer before buying because there are several types of fertilizer available in market.

May 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRussell

The fantastic themes about unusual plants are very relevant. This will allow the readers to understand their features and specifics.

Wow... This is amazing... I am also very surprised, because I have never seen this plant before. It is great that we can find this unique information on your blog. Cheers.

May 31, 2018 | Unregistered Commentercan be fired

But I think that this is a common thing. I want to say thank you for the great job. Thank you for posting. Have a nice day!

June 20, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterprogress medicine

I am totally surprised with the article shared above! Nothing should be messed up! Let's organize our thoughts and ideas!

What is this plant! Never anything like it! It seems that it is growing somewhere in the Amazon region ... I live in New York and do not want this to grow in a park

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