Listening to podcasts is a great way to gain knowledge about the world. Moreover, we can do it in almost any situation – while commuting to work or relaxing in the afternoon. Here is our subjective selection of the ten best podcasts about ecology, climate, sustainable business, and simply living in harmony with nature. Enjoy listening!
Surely you’re already familiar with TED podcasts, but are you also following “TED Climate”? If you feel that the climate crisis overwhelms you – this podcast is something for you! Dan Kwalter, the show’s host, lays out the big systemic problems… and their existing solutions. “TED Climate” is part of the TED Countdown initiative to accelerate solutions to help combat global warming.
Drilled is an investigative true-crime podcast about “the crime of the century: the creation of climate denial”. Launched in 2016 and hosted by investigative journalist Amy Westervelt, the podcast was awarded the Online News Association award for excellence in audio storytelling (2019), named Best Green Podcast in the iHeart Radio Podcast Awards (2020), and received the Covering Climate Now award for audio (2021). If you’re constantly asking yourself, “How is it possible that we’re still extracting oil?” this podcast is for you.
Made with love for nature lovers! Full of unusual and soothing sounds of nature, the broadcast is not only clever but also a great pleasure for audiophiles. “Future Ecologies” is produced and co-hosted by Adam Huggins – musician and practitioner of ecological restoration, and Mendel Skulski – industrial designer and member of the Vancouver Mycological Society. In 5 seasons weaving together immersive soundscapes and expert knowledge holders, you will find a new connection with the world. “Future Ecologies” is about relationships – between, within, amongst, and all around us.
This podcast was born from the personal need of its founder, Kamea Chayne, to find a way to deal with the significant social, health, and ecological crises. Today, “Green Dreamer” is an internet community, podcast, and journal exploring how we can move sustainability and regeneration from ideas to life. Turn it on and discover the power of collective healing, biocultural regeneration, and wellness with the great guests of “Green Dreamer”.
Jane Goodall: Hopecast
Dr. Jane Goodall – an icon who blaze the trails in ecology, scientific work, and changing the world. Scientist, activist, storyteller. She has been improving the lives of people, animals, and the environment for decades – by studying and protecting chimpanzees and inspiring people to conserve the natural world. In her podcast, fueled by hope, Jane Goodall takes listeners on a journey as they learn from her and her change-making guests that everything is connected and everyone can have a significant impact.
Bioneers: Revolution From the Heart of Nature
“Bioneers” is a podcast run by a non-profit organization of the same name that highlights breakthrough solutions for restoring people and the planet. It was founded in 1990 by two social entrepreneurs, Kenny Ausubel and Nina Simons, as a hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world’s most critical challenges. “Bioneers: Revolution From the Heart of Nature” is an award-winning radio and podcast series with in-depth interviews with social and scientific innovators. If you’re looking for inspiration in the field of climate justice, food and farming, or gender equity – it’s for you!
Matt Williams runs and hosts the “Wild Voices Project” to bring more attention to people who deserve their time, sources, and sometimes lives to save wildlife. “The Wild Voices Project” places particular emphasis on hosting in his podcast people from marginalized groups, such as women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, and representatives of any group excluded from public discourse. Listen to their amazing stories!
Who pays the bills for the climate crisis? How can we escape plastic? What’s a future without phosphorus? “Think: Sustainability” is a podcast full of questions and examples of practical actions for a better planet and sustainable future. In this one of the best environmental podcasts, you’ll find many topics – from waste to wealth. The podcast also shows how consumption impacts all areas of our life and tracks the newest movements and technological discoveries which help people create a way to a more sustainable future.
“Sustainability Defined is the podcast that defines sustainability, one concept (and one bad joke) at a time” – the words its creators describe it. Its hosts, Jay Siegel and Scott Breen, aim to push each episode’s sustainability forward. With great experts invited to show, podcasts help listeners define and understand sustainability from clean energy, through water and air pollution, to sustainable weddings.
The Climate Question by BBC
If you wonder why we find it so hard to save our planet, here you can find an answer to how we might change that. “Climate Question” brings science, knowledge, and hope to its listeners. Each 30-minute episode focuses on a single topic and revolves around a single question the team tries to answer. Are you looking for a reliable source of information led by world top-class journalists and a simple explanation of a matter subject? In that case, you should start asking yourself climate questions with BBC!