Episode 10: Smut

Welcome back, citizen!

This episode is the long-awaited smut episode! But, no need to usher the kids out of the room, because I’m talking – of course – about a type of fungi. My guest, Dr. Marin Brewer of the University of Georgia’s Plant Pathology department, will talk about the biology of Ustilago maydis. I’ll also speak to Daniel Brooks from Licha’s Cantina about cooking with huitlacoche, a.k.a. “corn smut”. 

Here are some articles about this episode’s fungus:
Food Republic
Aqui es Texcoco restaurant
PBS video
NPR article

Very special thanks goes to Leah Churner, host of the Hothouse podcast, for helping me connect with Licha’s Cantina. If you’re interested in permaculture or just like to garden, check out her show on her website or wherever you get your podcasts.

Fungi Town is written, directed and produced by Jen Parrilli and hosted on Podbean. Theme music is by the awesome Athens, GA band Shehehe. Defunked theme music is Fminor_Funk_BassGroove_100bpm by GRD-music, record scratch by luffy,  and smutty music by leehayeskerr, all used via Creative Commons license through Freesound. Photo was taken by Jen Parrilli.

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!

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