Zombies, tripping and the everyday normality of fantastic fungi

In this episode James Wong learns how there’s nothing weirder and more wonderful than the everyday. Hear about the depression trials that have seen sufferers tripping on magic mushrooms, and the zombie fungus that causes ants to explode. Fungi may get a bad press for growing on your shower curtain or fridge, but there’s so much more to this amazing kingdom, so we gave it a whole episode. James meets mycologists from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to hear about the amazing collections and some of the mysteries only just being uncovered; from your porcini to your laundry Subscribe to Unearthed: Mysteries from an unseen world on your podcast app to get a new episode each fortnight. And you can share the show or join the conversation on social media with the hashtag #KewUnearthed. Follow @kewgardens for more insights into the magical, mysterious world of plants and fungi.   www.kew.org See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Poisonings, trafficking and zombies.  James Wong reveals the roles plants and fungi play in thrilling, sinister and heart-breaking real-life stories. Hear from scientists and horticulturalists from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew as they use their world-leading expertise to solve crimes, support new laws and heal the human body.