The most morbid potato salad ever: Murder Most Florid by Mark Spencer

In this episode, Tegan, Ellen, Melissa and Judith talk about their favorite moments from one forensic botanist’s colorful memoir. Could it have used a discerning eye to make sure the chapters didn’t get cut off? Sure, but Spencer’s friendships, long hours in the mud, experiences with law enforcement and dark botanical descriptions ultimately charmed us.

Lessons from Plants by Beronda Montgomery

In this episode, Tegan, Ellen, Melissa, Judith and Joram talk about the lessons they’ve learned from plants. Can plants teach us humans how to approach equity and inclusion initiatives? Be more adaptive and self-reflective? The gang thinks probably not, but it’s worth thinking about.