Fires in the Amazon and the Arctic, hurricanes in Europe, volcanic eruptions and polar vortexes … Extreme weather events are becoming much more widespread and routine, but we dont have to be terrified. There are many things we can do to slow the progress of climate change. Many thoughtful activists, educators, leaders are working non-stop in the fight against climate change. These podcasts are leading the charge in advocating and learning for climate change. These are the top 10 podcasts on environmental topics you should listen this year
1. Podcast about People, Places, and Planet
True to its name This podcastThe Environmental Law Institute publishes a variety of stories about the changing environment through the lens law. It emphasizes listener advocacy and engagement, giving people concrete steps to improve their world. Every episode can be listened to, learned, and used to create a sustainable world. The podcast is now in its fourth season and focuses on the intersection between regular people and the environments they live in. It also features interviews with policy and legal experts.
2. Sustainable World Radio Ecology and Permaculture Podcast
The Ecology and Permaculture Podcast is hosted by Jill Cloutier (film director and environmental educator), and features interviews with teachers, designers, environmentalists, activists, and others who work in nature. The podcast was launched in 2004 and focuses on solutions rather than problems. Many episodes use a how-to format, such as how to make a hydroponic gardening garden. The topics range from plants and herbal medicine to earth restoration, regenerative farming, and ethnobotany. There is something for everyone.
3. Hot Take Critical Frequency
This podcastTakes environmental media coverage and applies it to a feminist and racial lens. Climate journalists host and create this multimedia literacy, criticism, as well as environmentalism. Mary Annase Heglar Amy Westervelt. Hot Take is an intertwined show that features guests and interviewees. It focuses on larger issues facing the planet.
4. Broken Ground
Broken GroundThe Southern Environmental Law Center presents the show. It focuses on environmental stories from the southern U.S. To examine the issue of environmental justice, multiple hosts are used. This season, the show focuses on women at the forefront of fighting for environmental justice. These episodes empower listeners and inspire them to take action in their communities to make small changes to improve the lives of others.
5. The Big Switch
The Big SwitchThis is a quick listen to a series of five-part videos about how the energy system is being rebuilt in order to combat climate change. It’s not just about how it is being built, but also how it is being rebuilt. couldTo achieve a net zero energy system in the next few years, our industrial landscape must be rebuilt. This podcast is hosted by Melissa Lott, the research director at Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy. It examines the current power grid and how we can improve it to benefit society moving forward. Experts in the field are interviewed.
6. The Energy Gang
From a novice to an expert The Energy GangIt was one of the first environmental podcasts to hit the market, and it is still very popular. The podcast is a comedy-wittily-intelligent exploration of cleantech by Katherine Hamilton and Stephen Lacey. Jigar Shah, the former host of the program, now heads the U.S. Department of Energys loan programmes. Hamilton is a former researcher with the Renewable Energy Laboratory.
7. Climate Pod
Two brothers have a conversation about climate change. That is what it was. Climate Pod sounds like. Brock Benefiel, Ty, and Brock Benefiel are skilled in-depth interviewers. They bring in a host of leading climate activists to talk climate policy, particularly the intersection with big money. Each topic is discussed for approximately an hour. This gives listeners an in-depth look at each angle before they let go.
8. Columbia Energy Exchange
Environmentalism is inextricably linked to politics and money. Columbia Energy ExchangeListeners can enjoy intelligent discussions about how these two important, but divergent, interests intersect in the energy field. The show is hosted by Jason Bordoff (the former special assistant to President Obama on Energy and Climate), and Bill Loveless (an energy journalism educator). They interview hard-hitting experts and influential energy leaders in the international political landscape.
9. Climate Changers
In Climate ChangersThey do not only focus on climate issues and initiatives, but also on people working to solve them. Ryan Flahive, the host, has been focusing on sustainable foods and regenerative agriculture in recent episodes. However, earlier episodes gave a broad background to all climate issues.
10. Breaking Green Ceilings
Breaking Green CeilingsThis important perspective gives voice to the needs of the marginalized and underrepresented population in the fight against climate changes. People with less privilege are often more affected by global issues, and their lives are often harmed. These problems can be difficult to see for leaders. Society should listen to the lived experiences and help those who are there. Sapna Mulki is a second generation Kenyan Indian with a Master’s degree. in sustainable international development.
These are just a few of the many smart, funny, and interesting podcasts on climate and environment. The more you listen, you’ll learn more. The more you learn, the more you can do. Happy listening!
Darlena Cunha works as a freelancer writer and is a professor at University of Florida. She has degrees in ecology, communications, and ecology.