Plant Crimes
The Front Yard versus Toronto

The Front Yard versus Toronto

June 7, 2021

Professor Nina-Marie Lister had a yard she loved. The City of Toronto wanted to put a stop to it. In this episode, we hear from Lister as well as Simon Chollet, assistant professor at the Université de Rennes. 

I have really exciting news this week, which is that I made Plant Crimes hats! They’re available on the $10 tier on my Patreon or if you don’t want to deal with Patreon you buy them through the plant crimes website and they’re $35 that way. Plant Crimes is written and produced by me, Ellen Airhart. If you like this episode, please subscribe and tell people about it through a review. This month’s episode pictures were taken by Nina Marie Lister. Plant Crimes art is by Nikki Duong. Intro music by Doxent Zsigmond and theme song and outro music is by APM. If you want me to investigate a plant crime or you would like to advertise on the show, please get in touch via email at plantcrimes [at] gmail [dot] com, @plant_crimes on Twitter, Plant Crimes on Facebook or @ellenairhart on Instagram.

The Big Bend Cactus Thieves

The Big Bend Cactus Thieves

April 1, 2021

People were stealing living rock cactuses from Big Bend National Park. In this episode, we learn about the institutions and people who stopped them. We hear from guests Al Barrus, public affairs specialist at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Eric Jumper, Special agent for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Louis Volpe, South Florida Area Director at the Miami Plant Inspection Station; and Leo Castaneda, botanist at the Miami Plant Inspection Station. 

Plant Crimes is written and produced by me, Ellen Airhart. If you like this episode, please subscribe and tell people about it through a review. If you want to support the show, here’s a link to my Patreon. Plant Crimes art is by Nikki Duong. Intro music by Doxent Zsigmond and theme song and outro music is by APM. If you want me to investigate a plant crime or you would like to advertise on the show, please get in touch via email at plantcrimes [at] gmail [dot] com, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram

How Citizen Science Apps Protect Plants

How Citizen Science Apps Protect Plants

March 1, 2021

Citizen science apps can be invaluable to researchers and give everyone a chance to document wildlife. However, they could also lead people with less-than-ideal intentions directly to rare plants. In this episode, we hear from guests Dr. Connie Hausman, executive director of the Ohio Biological Survey; Adam Welz, a South African environmental journalist, photographer, and filmmaker; and Ken-ichi Ueda, naturalist and co-founder and co-director of iNaturalist.

Plant Crimes is written and produced by me, Ellen Airhart. If you like this episode, please subscribe and tell people about it through a review. If you want to support the show, here’s a link to my Patreon. Plant Crimes art is by Nikki Duong. Intro music by Doxent Zsigmond and theme song and outro music is by APM. If you want me to investigate a plant crime or you would like to advertise on the show, please get in touch via email at plantcrimes [at] gmail [dot] com, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram

How to Buy an Endangered Plant Online

How to Buy an Endangered Plant Online

February 1, 2021

Obtaining endangered plants is not as difficult as you might think. In this episode, my friend and I have a competition to see who can find illegal plants online the fastest. We also hear from a researcher who's coming up with innovative ways to stop indiscriminate sellers in their tracks. 

Plant Crimes is written and produced by me, Ellen Airhart. If you like this episode, please subscribe and tell people about it through a review. If you want to support the show, here’s a link to my Patreon. Plant Crimes art is by Nikki Duong. Intro music by Doxent Zsigmond and theme song and outro music is by APM. If you want me to investigate a plant crime or you would like to advertise on the show, please get in touch via email at plantcrimes [at] gmail [dot] com, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram

Animal Crossing Flower Thieves

Animal Crossing Flower Thieves

May 11, 2020

Growing hybrid flowers in Animal Crossing takes a lot of game time. In this episode, we talk about people who have found a shortcut. 

Plant Crimes is written and produced by me, Ellen Airhart. If you like this episode, please subscribe and tell people about it through a review. If you want to support the show, here’s a link to my Patreon. Plant Crimes art is by Nikki Duong. Intro music by Doxent Zsigmond and theme song and outro music is by APM. If you want me to investigate a plant crime or you would like to advertise on the show, please get in touch via email at plantcrimes [at] gmail [dot] com, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram

The Redwood Poachers

The Redwood Poachers

November 25, 2019

In this episode, we learn about people who rob our country’s most iconic tree. We also speak to a team of scientists who did something about the problem.  

Plant Crimes is written and produced by me, Ellen Airhart. If you like this episode, please subscribe and tell people about it through a review. If you want to make sure there’s a season two, here’s a link to my Patreon. Plant Crimes art is by Nikki Duong. Intro music by Doxent Zsigmond and theme song and outro music is by APM. If you want me to investigate a plant crime or you would like to advertise on the show, please get in touch via email at plantcrimes [at] gmail [dot] com, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram

The Alaskan Killer Plant Mystery

The Alaskan Killer Plant Mystery

November 18, 2019

In this episode, we review the controversy of what happened to Chris McCandless, a 24-year-old college grad who died in Alaska in 1992. 

 

Plant Crimes is written and produced by me, Ellen Airhart. If you like this episode, please subscribe and tell people about it through a review. If you want to make sure there’s a season two, here’s a link to my Patreon. Plant Crimes art is by Nikki Duong. Intro music by Doxent Zsigmond and theme song and outro music is by APM. If you want me to investigate a plant crime or you would like to advertise on the show, please get in touch via email at plantcrimes [at] gmail [dot] com, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram

The Orange Petunia Massacre

The Orange Petunia Massacre

November 11, 2019

In this episode, we hear from a reluctant whistleblower who found escaped genetically modified petunias.

 

Plant Crimes is written and produced by me, Ellen Airhart. If you like this episode, please subscribe and tell people about it through a review. If you want to make sure there’s a season two, here’s a link to my Patreon. Plant Crimes art is by Nikki Duong. Intro music by Doxent Zsigmond and theme song and outro music is by APM. If you want me to investigate a plant crime or you would like to advertise on the show, please get in touch via email at plantcrimes [at] gmail [dot] com, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram

The Butterwort Vandal

The Butterwort Vandal

November 4, 2019

Someone has been planting spotted butterwort in Tongariro National Park in New Zealand. They seem to be trying to establish a population, which could put native plants at risk. In this episode, we investigate who might be responsible, and their motives for this plant crime. 

Plant Crimes is written and produced by me, Ellen Airhart. If you like this episode, please subscribe and tell people about it through a review. If you want to make sure there’s a season two, here’s a link to my Patreon. Plant Crimes art is by Nikki Duong. Intro music by Doxent Zsigmond and theme song and outro music is by APM. If you want me to investigate a plant crime or you would like to advertise on the show, please get in touch via email at plantcrimes [at] gmail [dot] com, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram

The Case of the Big Green Slime Monster

The Case of the Big Green Slime Monster

October 20, 2019

Today, we’re investigating harmful algae blooms, the mysterious bacteria that killed a dog this in Austin. 

Plant Crimes is written and produced by me, Ellen Airhart. If you like this episode, please subscribe and tell people about it through a review. If you want to make sure there’s a season two, here’s a link to my Patreon. Plant Crimes art is by Nikki Duong. Intro music by Doxent Zsigmond and theme song and outro music is by APM. If you want me to investigate a plant crime or you would like to advertise on the show, please get in touch via email at plantcrimes [at] gmail [dot] com, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

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