Bad Seeds

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iHeartPodcast Network, School of Humans

Bad Seeds

5.0/5

Critic Rating

The biggest black market you’ve never heard of is blooming right under your nose. Whether it’s a 4,000-pound cactus shoveled from the Arizona desert or delicate orchids pinched from the tangled jungle of Peru, rare plants are at the center of a rapidly growing and lucrative world of crime. Hosted by plant expert Summer Rayne Oakes, Bad Seeds plunges straight into it, featuring the buyers, the sellers, the obsessives, and those who came face-to-face with the criminals behind an underworld few know exist.


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Devin • Podstack Apr 20, 2023

"there’s an intense and scandalous market for rare plants and Bad Seeds is exploring it all. I LOVE when a show takes a true-crime approach (aka investigative reporting style) to something that isn’t murder. This is true crime for plants!"

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Score: 5

Stephen O. • Podcast Delivery Apr 15, 2023

"Summer Rayne Oakes dives deep into the world of plant trafficking and unravels its mysteries. She interviews buyers, sellers, casual enthusiasts, and devoted collectors, as well as those who confronted the criminals within this vast, unknown black market. Like sunlight illuminating a fern's delicate petals, Bad Seeds exposes a crime you might not even realize exists."

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