Plants and Pipettes

we talk about plants and (used to) use pipettes

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  • Plant protein is the best

    Would you eat crickets? Joram says no, Tegan, however, is already munching away any insect that crosses her path. Maybe it’s best to stick to plant protein, after all.

  • Demoralized by pandas

    Have you ever done an experiment for longer than 2 years? How about 12 years? Today, we’re talking about an extermely longterm experiment that might shed light on the origin of eukaryotes. Plus: a ton more…

  • Tangent on a tangent on a tangent

    This is a long episode because we have so much to tell you. Luckily for you, technology has your back. This episode is best consumed through the use of chapter marks, smart playback and 2x playback speed. Unless you really like us, then there is so much more for you to enjoy.


    What are you doing with your life? Are you having a good time? You’re about to because this here is another episode of the best podcast about plants and pipettes you’ll hear all day. This, is plants and pipettes – the podcast.

  • Tegan is a rubber tree

    Have you heard about division planes in growing leaves? Well, you should have, because we literally talked about this yesterday on the blog. If you’re not doing your homework, I don’t see why we should put in an effort to educate you. Just kidding, we repeat everything that was written yesterday (and more!)

  • We’re good with technology

    This week’s episode includes a jump back in time. Crazy, how nature do that. It’s totally not linked to a big mess-up by both of us. No. Really. We are good with this stuff. For real.

  • Cretaceous Park

    RAWR XD! This week, we’re all about dinosaurs and old geological time periods. Did you know that both the iconic T-Rex and the velociraptor are dinosaurs from the cretaceous period and not from the jurassic period?


    Rejoice for we returned. Properly. Full episode. Fun facts. 2 cat facts. Christmas came early.

  • Advent Day 6 – Pretty Poinsettias, Caterpillars and acid (intermission)

    We’re still on a podcast break. Good news is that Tegan arrived well in her new home. Bad news is that Joram got himself a weird virus that will knock him out in 10, 9, 8, 7, …

  • Pigheaded Pigweed (Intermission)

    Good news! Tegan successfully relocated herself and everything she holds dear to a new country. Bad news is, however, that the move still took too much time for us to properly record a real episode. You’ll have to make do with this little intermission, where Joram reads you a story we published in April this year. It’s about a superweed!

  • There is no such thing as ‘the’ arabidopsis genome (intermission)

    We’re continuing our break from proper episodes for a little longer.

    To quench your thirst for plant science, we have another short story from the blog here on the podcast. This time, Tegan wrote about Arabidopsis ecotypes and Joram reads it to you.

    Don’t worry, we will be back with our regular episodes in a few weeks. Until then, check out the blog for weekly stories from the world of plant research. 

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    Our opening and closing music is Caravana by Phillip Gross

    Until next time!

  • Cats and Naked Ladies (Intermission)

    This week, we have bad news. No new episode from your favourite hosts of the Plants and Pipettes Podcast. Tegan went missing in a mountain of moving boxes several days ago, and Joram has a pacifier permanently attached to his face. So instead, we have this little filler for you.

  • Phlehem

    Spooky time is over – now it’s all about regular boring plants again. Boring? Not on this podcast! It’s pretty much the most amazing plant podcast on this website.

  • Murder (of Crows) Podcast

    This is the spoooooookiest episode of our podcast! We have scary stories, spooky facts and gruesome details about plants and pipettes. We recorded in full costume and would like to see your plant related costumes! Send them to us!

  • You know nothing, RuBisCO.

    Sometimes, it’s ok to do a short episode. After all, there is plenty to listen to again on here, so yeah. We talk about RuBisCO research and plants and stuff. It really is like the ones before but different and with other topics.