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Sue Perkins Earpedia: Plants

Series: Sue Perkins' Earpedia, Book 2
Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
Categories: Non-fiction
4.5 out of 5 stars (26 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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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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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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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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Marvelous listening

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

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  • Meera
  • 29-09-2018

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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  • Kate @MLHearingThings
  • 05-11-2018

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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  • Emma Block
  • 27-06-2020

Very good but...

These are great but it’s irritating that each short episode needs to be played separately. I wish they’d fix this so that they run on automatically.

The content and performances are great.

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  • Sandra K.
  • 05-05-2020

Fun and interesting

I thoroughly enjoyed these, learnt some new things and revisited old friends. Love Sue Perkins!

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  • Katita
  • 02-05-2020

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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  • Annabelle
  • 13-12-2019

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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  • Adema
  • 24-09-2019

Short, punchy, entertaining and informative!

I was worried that the plants series would be less entertaining than the animals one. I was wrong. the set up of short podcasts, highlights of information and sketches inbetween keep this light, funny and something happy to listen to again and again. really a pity there are only two series.

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  • C. Ashcroft
  • 23-07-2019

Could be a good series

The content of these podcasts, and Sue Perkins, is good. What ruins it is the banal cutaways which are supposed to inject humour into the series. They make the series unlistenable unfortunately.

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  • Karen Bull
  • 19-06-2019

light hearted and interesting

I'm really enjoying this series. It's very easy to listen to. very clear narration. some funny bits of sillyness, but occasionally they go on to long.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-06-2019

Funny :)

Really enjoyed this podcast.Great performance :) Who would have thought flora is such a fun :D