Entangled Life


2 min read


Merlin Sheldrake Tropical Ecologist, Mycologist & Author

Howie Kahn Journalist & Author


Thinking about fungi makes the world look different. Most fungi live out of sight, yet make up a massively diverse kingdom of organisms that support and sustain nearly all living systems. Fungi throw our concepts of individuality and even intelligence into question. They can change our minds, heal our bodies, and help remediate environmental disaster. In this discussion with the award-winning journalist Howie Kahn, Merlin discusses the ways these extraordinary organisms – and our relationships with them – change our understanding of the planet on which we live, and the ways that we think, feel, and behave.

Merlin Sheldrake

Tropical Ecologist, Mycologist & Author

Merlin is the author of Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds, and Shape Our Futures. Merlin received a Ph.D. in tropical ecology from Cambridge University for his work on underground fungal networks in tropical forests in Panama, where he was a predoctoral research fellow of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. He is a research associate of the Vrije University, Amsterdam, and sits on the advisory board of the Fungi Foundation and the Society for the Protection of Underground Networks.

Entangled Life is an international bestseller, winner of the Wainwright Prize 2021, and has been nominated for a host of other prizes, including the British Book Awards Book of the Year 2021 for Narrative Non-Fiction and the Rathbones Folio Prize 2021. Entangled Life was also featured as Radio 4’s Book of the Week and selected as a Book of the Year in The Times, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Times, New Statesman and Time, among others. It has been translated into twenty languages.http://www.merlinsheldrake.com

Howie Kahn

Journalist & Author

Howie Kahn is the founder of FreeTime Media, a podcast production company, where he works with brands and talent to create and tell stories in an audio format. He is an award winning journalist, a contributing editor for WSJ. The Wall Street Journal Magazine and a New York Times Best-Selling author.


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