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Tony Santore
Crime Pays But Botany Doesn't
A show about plants as viewed through the lens of evolution and ecology with a side of deranged ranting, crass humor, occasional profanity, & the perpetual search for the filthiest taqueria bathroom. Plant ecology, systematics, taxonomy, floral chemistry, biogeography and more.Joey Santore was a degenerate railroader for 15 years during which he taught himself Botany by reading textbooks and research papers in the cab of the locomotive while stealing time from work. He has traveled to 11 different countries studying plant communities. He is the host of the YouTube...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.9 stars from 514 ratings
Denies Evolution
Sad to see an evolution denier in the field of botany. The double-think is astounding, but makes host untrustworthy as an alleged “science communicator.”
CEH_95 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/11/24
Gets me through the day
The intellectual content I didn’t know I had been missing. Joey has rekindled my passion for learning. I’ve got stacks of textbooks, field guides, so many downloaded pdf’s, and albums full or plant/environment pictures. Thank you for inspiring me to enjoy something meaningful again!
Megology via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/01/23
Amazingly Informative
I found this podcast through the YouTube channel. I have rekindled my passion for botany and other science as well.
Sean Rulz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/23/23
Recent Episodes
More Deranged Rants, this time about Javelina Management, Getting City Approval for Cactus Restoration and Street Trees, growing endangered plants from seed, Eocene Sandstone, growing xeric ferns from spore, working the Ozol Local and running freight trains along San Francisco Bay and much more
Published 02/08/24
Published 02/08/24
Rants about Montezuma Cypress on the Rio Grande, Cool Desert Ferns in West Texas and the Subfamily Cheilanthoideae of the fern family Pteridaceae, DEA permits for Peyote, Mountain Lions vs. Auodads, kind Caucasian Birders behaving at the Mexican border, funding the research station in South Texas...
Published 02/01/24
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