Botany After Dark Podcast, Episode 1: The Morning Glory, +BONUS Waffle and Plans

Why hello there!

Welcome to the experiments in voice editing and mic use that has been my life for the past week and a half. This is a passion-project for me and has been in the works for the better part of a decade, but here it is! The BAD Podcast is now live. If you have already listened, I thank you immensely. Last I checked, we were at 101 listens and 90 subscribers, and it’s only been a few days.

As you may know, I have a Patreon set up to help support my botanical content. Both Pinecast (the hosting service I use for the podcast), and Squarespace (the blog host), do not allow for advance-viewing of content. They have “locked” or otherwise password protected content options, but if you have multiple creative lines, someone would have to be subscribed to all of them to get the “secret” or advanced content.

I wanted to created a method for any of my deaf or otherwise hearing-impaired friends and like-minded folks to enjoy what I’m creating. Consequently, my plan is to record and edit the regular podcast, making it live on either Friday or Saturday. I will also make a video version, with a short intro, followed by the full podcast, with closed-captions throughout. This video will be posted to my Patreon 1-3 days prior to going live to the general populace, on Friday/Saturday, with the podcast. It’s a bit of a run-around, but accomplishes both providing advanced pod viewing and allows it to be more accessible. Science is for everyone.

I know that was a bit of a waffle, but wanted to let you all know where my head is at at the moment. I’ll get back to regular blog posts, too (have a few particular projects in the works, in fact), but for the next few weeks, posts might well be like this (the below bit, at any rate). The direct link to the podcast, my Patreon, and Youtube are in the info-bar at the top of the screen, but will also be included below. Let me know what you think. So far, I’m really proud of what it’s becoming. All sources are listed on both the podcast and video.

In today's episode, we dive into the weird and wonderful world of the morning glory, specifically the Mexican morning glory (tlitliltzin, Ipomoea. tricolor), a vibrant blue and featured in the episode artwork, and the Beach moonflower (Ipomoea. violacea). Join me in discovering the... altered states and effects of this plant.

Botany After Dark, Episode 1: Morning Glories (Podcast)

Botany After Dark, Episode 1: Morning Glories (Youtube; remember to enable CC)

Thanks for stopping by. Till next time, this is Kate, signing off.