business & tech

Episode 263: Eben Bayer

The co-founder and CEO of Ecovative Designs, he  trained as a mechanical engineer but now devises products made from mushrooms. Mushrooms! “If the last century was about electronics,” he says, “ the next century is going to be about biology.” How inventors invent. Plus music from Bendt. How musicians musish.

Person: Edwin Land
Place: plot of land near Troy, NY
Thing: his micro-hydroelectric plant
Randy’s Thing: Flatland, by Edwin Abbott