The Fig - Mother of all Fruit

Episode 9 March 08, 2022 00:34:22
The Fig - Mother of all Fruit
Fruit Love Letters
The Fig - Mother of all Fruit
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Show Notes

"I could label you divine, godly as many have, but you are a fruit of the womb."

The fig is myth, sustenance, and ecological wonder. For this episode, Jessamine Starr explores each of those aspects of the fig and how they intertwine… the stories blending with the fruit’s sugar, shaped by the tree’s strong roots, venerated by wasps and people. She places, in essence, the fig’s mythology and biology on equal footing. Mike Shanahan, author of Gods, Wasps and Stranglers is just the person to answer all her questions.

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