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The Fungus Among Us| Part I with Dr Tom Volk
22nd September 2019 • The Wild Life • The Wild Life
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In this episode, we sit down and chat with a really fun guy (get it? like fungi? aha..ha...), Dr Tom Volk of UW-Lacrosse, and holy cow, pun intended (you’ll see), we covered a lot of ground. Everything from how mushrooms are made, to the best mushrooms to forage, how fungi hunt, fungi in the brain, whether or not bakers yeast is the same organism associated with yeast infections, an underground Gringotts, how to avoid exploding out of both ends, and so much more. Tune in next weekend for part II with Dr Kabir Peay of Stanford University and for our firt ever #CitSciFri featuring Carrie Seltzer of iNaturalist! Check out Dr Tom Volk's website here: Become a patron (and our best friend), and get tons of cool perks at and help us to keep doing what we are doing and getting better! If you are interested in learning more about our upcoming hikes, visit Follow Devon on Instagram @devonthenatureguy or on Twitter @devthenatureguy Follow the official blog and podcast pages on Instagram and on FB. Join our official FB group at This months donation is going to Armand Bayou Nature Center (