We all know that fungi are cool, and we are all baffled and saddened that they just don’t get enough press. Well that’s all changed now. I was on National Public Radio last week, talking fungus on the venerable show Science Friday. David Fischer joined me to field calls, and there were feature interviews with Kelli Hoover (who discovered a yeast symbiont in the bellies of Asian longhorn beetles), and Arturo Casadevall (coauthor of the hot American Academy of Microbiology colloquium paper, The Fungal Kingdom: Diverse and Essential Roles in Earth’s Ecosystem).
Also, check out the Sci Fri video, which features MSA President, Roy Halling, along with a couple of our own timeless time lapse videos:
(having trouble with the video? view it on the Science Friday website)