Unearthed: Mysteries from an unseen world

Poisonings, trafficking and zombies. James Wong reveals the roles plants and fungi play in thrilling, sinister and heart-breaking real-life stories.

The plant behind a fatal poisoning, the fungi that turns insects into zombies and the world's disappearing forests.

In Kew's very first podcast series, botanist and 'plant geek' James Wong (BBC, Observer, New Scientist) will take you on journey in this one-of-a kind docuseries looking at the science behind murder, trade, allergens and medicines. 

Learn about the illegal trafficking of rare species, how we identify dangerous poisons and how plants heal the human body through real-life human stories told through the expertise of Kew's own scientists and horticulturists. 

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Unearthed: Mysteries from an unseen world

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Next episode: Wednesday 19 August 2020

Episode 1: Uncovering a multi-million pound smuggling trade

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