62 mins watch time
Posted September 2021
The more we learn about fungi, the less makes sense without them. Their ability to digest plastic, explosives, pesticides and crude oil is being harnessed in break-through technologies, and the discovery that they connect plants in underground networks, the ‘Wood Wide Web’, is transforming the way we understand ecosystems. Yet over ninety percent of their species remain undocumented. Biologist Merlin Sheldrake and broadcaster Robin Ince take us on a mind-altering voyage into this breath-taking underground world.