Episode 22: Richer Than Gold

Welcome back, citizen!

In this episode of Fungi Town, I chat with author, illustrator, and documentary filmmaker Roo Vandegrift from the University of Oregon about his work with Xylaria fungi in the Ecuadorian cloud forests.

If you want to learn more about this episode’s topics, here are some links:


Xylariaphilia – Dr. Vandegrift’s site

Richer than Gold paper

Marrow of the Mountain Kickstarter

Van Bael Lab at Tulane University

David Grimaldi – American Museum of Natural History

Thank you to Dr. Roo Vanegrift for his time and to Sarah Prentice for suggesting this episode’s guest. You can access a transcript of this episode coming soon.

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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. Romantic background music is: Magic Eye (Ants Smoove Groove Mix) by Ant (c) copyright 2008 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/YSE/16379 Ft: Frank Carter III

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