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Jasmine Leonas (left) and Erica Masini are the masterminds behind Chicago Botanic Garden’s “Botanical Mystery Tour” podcast. Photo Submitted
Christine Adams, Freelance Reporter
11:29 am CST January 29, 2019

Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe is spreading its love and appreciation for plants to an unexpected place: the airwaves. The podcast, “Botanical Mystery Tour,” debuted this month, focusing on “the real-life science behind the plants in pop culture,” as their tagline says.

In each episode, CBG social media specialist Jasmine Leonas and CBG writer Erica Masini meet with a scientist from the garden and together they all discuss plants from popular TV shows, movies and books, and how those measure up to their real-life inspirations.