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Life on Earth faces some serious challenges. In this episode, I'll go over some of the major events that have shaped life on our planet and talk about our current "extinction event." I'll also speak with Dr. Taegan McMahon about her efforts to save our amphibian species.

If you want to learn more about this episode's topics, here are some links:

Mass Extinctions (American Museum of Natural History)

Mass Extinctions (National Geographic)

Cambrian Extinction (Live Science)

Devonian Extinction (Encyclopedia Britannica)

Anthropocene Extinction (Time)

Amphibian Extictions (NZFrog)

Thank you to Dr. Taegan McMahon from The University of Tampa for sharing her expertise on frogs and fungi, and to Rowen Cannon for providing the transcript for this episode, which you can find here

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Fungi Town is written, directed and produced by Jen Parrilli and hosted on Podbean. Theme music is by the awesome Athens, GA band Shehehe. Defunked theme music is Fminor_Funk_BassGroove_100bpm by GRD-music, wildlife by conleecbats by klankschap, and cane toads by bhobby all used via Creative Commons license through Freesound. Ominous music was Psathyrella Aquatica by Sobrio, also used through a Creative Commons license.

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