Paul Sadowski, mycologist and musician based in New York City, shares stories about working with long-time friend, composer, and mushroom hunter John Cage; learning about fungi and trees with the inimitable mycologist Gary Lincoff and the New York Mycological Society; and finding a mushroom out of place during a fungal survey in the Palisades. In this playful episode, Paul remembers dear friends Cage and Lincoff, celebrates the mushroom club's 50-year anniversary, and talks about knowing a mushroom in at least five dimensions: length, width, depth, smell, and time.
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We aim to raise critical awareness about environmental damage and the challenges of multispecies survival. Through sound, we explore the work of art, the power of love and rage, the science of wonder and play.
Listen to natural and social scientists, historians, artists, writers, and theorists speak about working with organisms and landscapes that are on the one hand, rapidly being transformed by industrialization and extraction, and on the other, relentlessly adapting to novel socialities.
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