Entangled Life By Merlin Sheldrake

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012020112320201124 (R4)Merlin Sheldrake is a biologist and a writer. He received a Ph.D. in Tropical Ecology from Cambridge University for his work on underground fungal networks in tropical forests in Panama, where he was a predoctoral research fellow of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. He is a musician and keen fermenter. Entangled Life is his first book.

In Episode 1 the author seeks to explain how all life on earth relies in some way on the fascinating world of fungi.

Entangled Life
Written and Read by Merlin Sheldrake
Abridged by Isobel Creed
Produced by Lizzie Davies and The Waters Company for BBC Radio 4
Music: Islands by Cosmo Sheldrake

A remarkable account of how fungi make our worlds, change our minds and shape our futures

022020112420201125 (R4)Merlin Sheldrake is a biologist and a writer. He received a Ph.D. in Tropical Ecology from Cambridge University for his work on underground fungal networks in tropical forests in Panama, where he was a predoctoral research fellow of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. He is a musician and keen fermenter. Entangled Life is his first book.

In Episode 2 Merlin Sheldrake explains how some lichens hold answers to the existence of humankind and the future life on earth.

Entangled Life
Written and Read by Merlin Sheldrake
Abridged by Isobel Creed
Produced by Lizzie Davies and The Waters Company for BBC Radio 4
Music: Islands by Cosmo Sheldrake

Lichens are vital in understanding the complexities of life on earth and beyond.

A remarkable account of how fungi make our worlds, change our minds and shape our futures

032020112520201126 (R4)Merlin Sheldrake is a biologist and a writer. He received a Ph.D. in Tropical Ecology from Cambridge University for his work on underground fungal networks in tropical forests in Panama, where he was a predoctoral research fellow of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. He is a musician and keen fermenter. Entangled Life is his first book.

In Episode 3 we learn how some fungi can infiltrate their host and make them behave entirely to the fungi’s advantage, killing the host in the process.

Entangled Life
Written and Read by Merlin Sheldrake
Abridged by Isobel Creed
Produced by Lizzie Davies and The Waters Company for BBC Radio 4
Music: Islands by Cosmo Sheldrake

How fungi can affect behaviour, in strange and devastating ways.

A remarkable account of how fungi make our worlds, change our minds and shape our futures

042020112620201127 (R4)There is evidence that fungi can help repair man-made damage to the environment.

A remarkable account of how fungi make our worlds, change our minds and shape our futures

Merlin Sheldrake is a biologist and a writer. He received a Ph.D. in Tropical Ecology from Cambridge University for his work on underground fungal networks in tropical forests in Panama, where he was a predoctoral research fellow of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. He is a musician and keen fermenter. Entangled Life is his first book.

In Episode 4 Merlin Sheldrake looks at the ability fungi has to repair environmental damage wrought by humans.

Entangled Life
Written and Read by Merlin Sheldrake
Abridged by Isobel Creed
Produced by Lizzie Davies and The Waters Company for BBC Radio 4
Music: Islands by Cosmo Sheldrake

052020112720201128 (R4)Merlin Sheldrake is a biologist and a writer. He received a Ph.D. in Tropical Ecology from Cambridge University for his work on underground fungal networks in tropical forests in Panama, where he was a predoctoral research fellow of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. He is a musician and keen fermenter. Entangled Life is his first book.

In Episode 5 we look at the role of that most useful group of fungi : natural yeasts in fermenting, baking and brewing, and how the fungi that live in our bodies may hold the key to our health and provide resistance to disease if we allow them to proliferate.

Entangled Life
Written and Read by Merlin Sheldrake
Abridged by Isobel Creed
Produced by Lizzie Davies and The Waters Company for BBC Radio 4
Music: Islands by Cosmo Sheldrake

The power of yeast has been harnessed by humankind for centuries.

A remarkable account of how fungi make our worlds, change our minds and shape our futures