Meet Tyler Thrasher. Mad chemist. Resistance botanist. Crystal grower. Artistic activist. These are only a few of the titles I just came up with to describe one of the most fascinating and fascinated people you'll ever meet. For decades, Tyler has been following his fascinations into exciting new realms of curiosity, whether he's experimenting with geology, revolutionizing taxidermy, or inventing a new way to catalog plants. Now we're inviting you to join us (hi, I'm Eric Grundhauser from Atlas Obscura) for a night of wondrous, weird, over-excited discovery. During this hour-long, monthly online show, we'll follow Tyler down the rabbit hole of whatever fascinating thing he's been noodling on recently, telling stories, talking to guests, playing games, and generally leaving a trail of edutainment in our wake. The streets will run red... with curiosity!
During this inaugural edition of the Tyler Thrasher Wonder Hour, we're going to be delving into Tyler's latest obsession: Poisonous Plants! We'll learn why succulents can be deadly, try to stump an expert, explore how poison can be good for you, and more! Join us, won't you?
Once registered, you can access the Zoom room for this experience through your confirmation email or Eventbrite account.
This online experience is part of Atlas Obscura’s Wonder From Home initiative. At Atlas Obscura, our mission has always been to inspire wonder and curiosity about the incredible world we all share. Now, more than ever, there’s a need to stay connected—not only to our sense of wonder, but to each other. Follow and share the hashtag #wonderfromhome for inspiring stories, more incredible online experiences, and live streams with the Atlas Obscura community.
Host, Programming Lead, Atlas Obscura Experiences. Eric heads up Atlas Obscura's custom hosted experiences program, writing and designing experiences that bring Atlas Obscura's vision of wonder to life. He lives in Brooklyn with his comic book collection. His work has been featured on Slate, NPR, Vanity Fair, The AV Club, Motherboard, Smithsonian, and a bunch of other places where reasonable content is sold. He's fine.