Carnivorous Phytobiology (MEAT-EATING PLANTS) with Hali’a Eastburn

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Flesh hungry plants. The world’s fastest hunters. Botany with brains? Seymour, it’s time to feed because we’re doing meat-eating plants with conservation ecologist and carnivorous phytobiologist, Hali’a Eastburn. Can a Venus Fly Trap digest human flesh? Do frogs think of pitcher plants as home or hell? How fast is a bladderwort? Are scientists anesthetizing plants? Why exactly DID they name a fly trap after the goddess of love? Also: homicidal plant tattoos, nature’s grossest vending machines, and what plants are most goth with a pair of real #bogbitches.

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Donations were made to North American Sarracenia Conservancy and Kauluakalana

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Sound editing by Jarrett Sleeper of MindJam Media

Transcripts by Emily White of The Wordary

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Theme song by Nick Thorburn

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