Podcast: What Is Wind?
by Ryan Schleeter
July 18, 2016
Check out episode 22 of Completely Optional Knowledge, the podcast that answers questions you never knew you had. Some things in life are #CompletelyOptional — satisfying your curiosity doesn’t have to be one of them.
Lauren Ober is the host of WAMU’s The Big Listen (a podcast about podcasts!) and she came to us with a relatively straightforward question: what is wind?
On paper, UCLA’s Marcus Roper — an expert in math and fungi — seems like an unlikely expert on the subject. But he not only explains to us how wind works, but how mushrooms can catch a breeze by creating one themselves.
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