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Following on from her examination of the weird and wonderful animal kingdom, this second season of Earpedia sees comedian Sue Perkins presenting a series of audio guides to the planet's most useful, bizarre and interesting plants. 

Join Sue as she explores the truly horrible welwitschia mirabilis, which looks like a gateway into the pit of hell, the stony lithops plant, which resembles a dog's testicles, the technically poisonous cocoa plant, the caveman's discovery of rubber, and how much of the Venus flytrap's diet is actually flies. 

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  • Meera
  • 29-09-18

Very informative

I found this a highly informative series with a healthy dose of humor, allowing the information to never become stale. Without Sue Perkins this series would not work as well. I learnt a lot, they were easy bites of information that allowed for listening on short journeys and whilst having some down time. The chocolate one was particularly well done with many a hint at dark humor. A very worthwhile listen especially as it free on audible currently.

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  • Blue Jelly Studios
  • 09-08-20

Avoid...irritating.

I've not heard anything as naff as this since 1980s kids tv. Facts punctuated by 'hillarious' skits which just grate.

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  • Katita
  • 02-05-20

Aaargghhh

Information is limited by the failed attempts of funny jokes that interrupt the narrative. Not funny, not great, would not recommend.

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  • Kate @MLHearingThings
  • 05-11-18

Brilliant botany...

A charming series, and like the Animals version, I wished the episodes were longer and contained more information, as the tid bits about each plant were fascinating. Sue Perkins is the perfect narrator to maintain an upbeat, engaging, listen.

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  • Annabelle
  • 13-12-19

Worst garbage my ears have listened to.

Feel like I've clicked a horrendous clickbait internet article. Honestly offended this is even available for free.

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  • Ga
  • 17-07-21

So annoying. Terrible jokes.

If you want to learn about these plants, I suggest you go elsewhere.
This is a few short facts about said plants, squeezed in between a string of terrible “jokes”.

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  • SuzyBT
  • 28-06-21

Very good for putting me to sleep.

I don't know what it is about this book, but I never hear a chapter to the end. What I hear is very interesting and seems witty. But I always fall asleep, so as someone who struggled to sleep, thank you

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-02-21

plants are not designed!

vaguely amusing but she mispronounced chitin and thinks plants were designed. There was no designer, ask Darwin.

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  • Kez
  • 30-01-21

loved it

witty, well read, funny sketches, loads of information, very well researched, more of these earpaedias please

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  • gerry chick
  • 23-01-21

Interesting and funny

Some facts that came as quite a surprise. Did you know that bananas are herbs? All the better for a typically amusing performance by Ms Perkings.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-08-20

Sorry but a bit too quirky for me

Not overly informative, and tried too hard to be quicky and funny, frequently failing to be either.

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  • Mani S.
  • 17-05-20

An informative series that keeps getting better!

Excellent follow up to the first series about animals. Even more enjoyable because the plant kingdom is truly wild (pun intended)! It would be even better if they attached a PDF of all the plants that are discussed. This continues to be a fun mix short factoids and skits. I will always look forward to more of this series.

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  • Mary Hammond
  • 02-03-20

Brilliant!

Sue is a joy to listen to and is clearly as obsessed about plants as she is about animals. Loved it.

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  • Beau
  • 26-12-19

cringe fest. 25% plants 75% desperate 'comedy'

it's just so cringey. the plant fun facts are great, but they're intermitted with the most tragic skits.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-02-19

Marvelous listening

I really enjoyed this, as did my 10yr old. If you havent had a listen yet then I would recommend you do.