Episode 15: The Fungus Olympics

Welcome back, citizen!

Can fungi do acrobatics? sprints? backstrokes? Find out in this first episode of Fungi Town’s four-part series on the Fungus Olympics! I’ll talk to one of the organizers of the competition and several of the competitors to find out how the event got started and learn about the people behind the competition.

If you want to learn more about this episode’s topics, here are some links:
The Fungus Olympics official site
Slime Moulds video playlist
Wikipedia’s entry on Microfluidics
Neutrophil definition from National Cancer Institute
Video of the hat-thrower fungus.

Thank you to Dr. Daniel Irimia from Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Derreck Carter-HouseJesus Pena, and Dr. Jason Stajich from the University of California at Riverside, Dr. Ilkka Kronholm from the University of Jyväskylä, and to Rowen Cannon for providing the transcript for this episode, which you can find here or in the transcripts tab. 

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Fungi Town is written, directed and produced by Jen Parrilli and hosted on Podbean. Theme music is by the awesome Athens, GA band Shehehe. The fanfare sound is by bone666138, used via Creative Commons license through Freesound. Background music is Clavaria zolllingeri by Potential DiffereSE

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