• Podcast
  • Jun 28 2024

‘Behind the Blue:’ ‘Fungal Feasts,’ presented by plant pathology assistant professor Lou Hirsch

In February, we published an episode of “Behind the Blue” that previewed the UK College of Pharmacy’s “Everything is Science” event. “Everything is Science” is a speaker-series festival that unfolds across various venues throughout Lexington. The idea behind it is to take a large and intimidating topic and make it relatable and accessible in a fun and interactive way. One of the goals of the series is to help people feel more connected to the world they live in.

The theme of this year’s “Everything is Science” festival was “Make it Make Sense!,” where attendees would embark on a sensory journey, with the focus on the five remarkable human senses: touch, vision, taste, hearing and smell.

On this episode of “Behind the Blue,” we’re featuring one of the presentations from this year’s festival. Lou Hirsch, assistant professor of plant pathology in the Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment gave a talk entitled “Fungal Feasts: Fungi are all around us — and tasty!”

This presentation has been slightly edited for time and clarity.

“Behind the Blue” is available on iTunes, Google Play and Spotify. Become a subscriber to receive new episodes of “Behind the Blue” each week. UK’s latest medical breakthroughs, research, artists and writers will be featured, along with the most important news impacting the university.

Transcripts for this or other episodes of Behind the Blue can be downloaded from the show’s blog page.