Episode 24: The Fungus Olympics Part 3

Welcome back, citizen!

Now in its third year, the Fungus Olympics has become a popular event. In episode 15 and episode 18 of Fungi Town, I spoke with some of the contestants of the very first competition. In Part 3, I catch up with two of my guests to talk about the ups and downs of being Fungus Olympians. Dr. Derreck Carter-House from the Stajich lab spoke with me from California and Dr. Ilkka Kronholm joined me from Finland! 

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

Official Fungus Olympics Website

Great article from the University of Adelaide about their participation (pics and video)

The Stajich Lab

Rhizopus stolonifer

Phycomyces sensory perception

University of Jyväskylä (apologies for mangling the pronunciation!)

Neurospora crassa

If you’re like me and want to see videos of fungi navigating the Olympic mazes, check out @FungusOlympics on Twitter!

Thank you to my guests, Dr. Carter-House and Dr. Kronholm for agreeing to chat with me again. Thanks to Fungi Town’s newest patron, Alyson! If you’d like to support the show, please check out the great rewards here. A transcript of this episode will be available soon.

Fungi Town is written, directed and produced by Jen Parrilli and hosted on Podbean. Theme music is by the awesome Athens, GA band Shehehe

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