Fungi Fear

A sci-fi premise more real than you think

The zombie eco-thriller “The Last of Us” has alerted us to the threats posed by fungi. But the show is not entirely science fiction.  Our vulnerability to pathogenic fungi is more real than many people imagine. 

Find out what human activity drives global fungal threats, including their menace to food crops and many other species. Our high body temperature has long kept lethal fungi in check; but will climate change cause fungi to adapt to warmer temperatures and threaten our health? 

Plus, a radically new way to think about these organisms, how they make all life possible, and how we might find balance again.


originally posted February 13, 2023

Featuring music by Dewey Dellay and Jun Miyake

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