WBEZ | fungus http://www.wbez.org/tags/fungus Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en The Encyclopedia Show Presents Series 5, Vol 5: Fungus! http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/encyclopedia-show-presents-series-5-vol-5-fungus-105448 <p><p>The Encyclopedia Show is a live variety extravaganza that commissions local and touring artists and experts from many disciplines to use their individual talents to present a verbal and musical encyclopedia entry each month. Though the show is accredited by the Institute of Human Knowledge and Hygiene, it is our ongoing mission to chafe against logic and proof, find meaning in obfuscation, and wrest truth from fact once and for all.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F78652676" width="736px"></iframe></p><p>This month, the topic of the show will be fungus in all it&#39;s wondrous forms and uses. With presentations on topics like beer made from yeast, the Mushroom Massacre of 1767, and Fungal Sinusitis, we&#39;re sure you&#39;ll take a lichen to our words and jokes, even if they are in spore taste. Performers and guests include&nbsp;<strong>Demetrius Amparan</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Stephanie Douglas</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Reggie Eldridge</strong>,<strong>&nbsp;Joe Meno</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Tim Baltz Schobert</strong>, and&nbsp;<strong>Lynda Barry</strong>.</p><p style="">&nbsp;<img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/encyclopediashow-webstory_4.jpg" title="" /></p><p>Recorded Thursday, January 3, 2013 at the Vittum Theater</p></p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 11:12:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/encyclopedia-show-presents-series-5-vol-5-fungus-105448