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Sustainability Podcasts Recommendations

Whether you have set out to clean up your kitchen cabinets or are on your way to work, get rid of the background noise by lending your ears to messages worthy of being listened to. We have compiled a comprehensive list of some of the best sustainability podcasts out there for you to choose from.

Conscious Chatter

Ever wondered about your wardrobe’s impact on the environment? Join ethical fashionista Kestrel Jenkins in conversations with individuals, companies and organizations that are leading the way to sustainable fashion. Get started by listening to episode #184 “SVN Space and How Hemp Plant can Feed, House, Clothe and Heal You” on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or their own site.

Costing the Earth

From ocean acidification to China’s water crisis and from the warming of Iceland to mining in South America. Hosted by BBC News Rural Affairs Correspondent, Tom Heap, Costing the Earth is the podcast to delve into if you are looking to understand the most important environmental issues of our times. Listen to episode “Insect Extinction?” on BBC Radio 4 or Apple Podcasts.

Deliciously Ella

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Take your physical and mental well-being to a Deliciously Ella level, by listening to wellness backers Ella and Mathew Mills. From happy brains to healthy guts and from marathon training to skincare, this couple will engage in informative talks with experts to always leave you with a positive outlook on things. Listen to Season 4, episode 7 “The Meat Myth” on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or their own site.

Direct Current

U.S. Department of Energy’s digital team in Washington D.C. set out to create a podcast that explores electricity, the science around it, and relevant-technologies. If you are curious about the implications of human’s ability to harness energy and what the globe might be powered by in the future, this is possibly your most ideal pick. Listen to episode “Short Circuit – History of the Lightbulb” on Apple Podcasts, Podbean or their own site.

Green Dreamer

Learning how to live in harmony with the natural world has never been as important. Sit along conscious-lifestyle advocate Kamea Chayne as she chats with guests that are making a positive impact on our planet. Expect to feel inspired and motivated after every session. Give a listen to episode #223 “Why Preserving Cultural and Language Diversity is Vital to Protecting Biodiversity?” on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or their own site.

Hippie Haven

Callee Ackland bravely transformed her life after receiving an honorable discharge as a conscientious objector from the U.S. Navy. Now, she seeks to encourage others to live in harmony with themselves, others and the planet via Hippie Haven. This podcasts will guide you into, through, and beyond eco-friendly living in an uplifting manner. Listen to episode “How to Make a Difference in Your Community with Polly Barks” on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher.

Low Tox Life

Making the best possible choices for your health and the planet can feel overwhelming in a society that constantly bombards you with conflicting information. Educator and Wellbeing Magazine Columnist, Alexx Stuart, will help you cut to the chase and find your way to true vitality. Listen to episode #182 “Tom Cronin on How Meditation can Save the World” on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or their own site.

My Ocean

There are remarkable people out there that are dedicating their lives to protecting and recovering our oceans. Communications expert Alexis Brown invites these environmental guardians to share their inspiring stories. As admirable Dr. Silvya Earl says “…the ocean touches you with every breath you take, every drop of water you drink, every bite you consume. Everyone, everywhere, is inextricably connected to and utterly dependent on the existence of the sea.”

Listen to episode “Jessica Schultz: Serving the Oceans” on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher.

Podship Earth

How to place humanity back on a path to health? Regional administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Jared Blumfeld, hosts this podcast to take you on a journey that stops at every important environmental problem and necessary change society must now deal with and embrace. Listen to episode “Polyester” on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or Spotify.

The Slow Home Podcast

If you happen to be tired of going through life as if you’re being chased by a lion: stop, take a deep breath, and tune in The Slow Home. This feel good podcast hosted by simple-living advocates Brooke and Ben McAlary is going to fill you up with nourishing conversations about changing your life’s pace to one that actually makes sense. Listen their episode “Looking Towards a New Normal – Life in the Time of Covid19” on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or their own site.

Think: Sustainability

Radio journalist Julia Carr-Catzel will follow the trails left by consumption in order to provide an understanding of current global challenges and possible practical solutions. Although discussions are mostly based on what goes on in Australia, takeaways are tailored to the global listener. Go ahead and check out episode #122 “The Rise of Ecofascism” on Apple Podcasts, Podbean or their own site.

Spirit of 608

A mix of fashion, entrepreneurship, sustainability and technology. Who could have thought these fields mingle so seamlessly to create an informative, yet amusing and casual podcast? Fashion journalist Lorraine Sanders will fuel you with great stories, moving facts and valuable career advice. Listen to episode “Creating Next Level Transparency through Travel with Designer Saloni Shrestra of California Sustainable Luxury Brand AGAATI” on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or Podbean.

Sustainababble

According to its respective hosts, Sustainababble is all about “the environment for and by the confused”. Ol and Dave will teach you (as they learn themselves) all about “how to save the planet”. If you are in the search of acquiring information about sustainability in a comedic fashion this is your go-to podcast. Have a listen to episode #111 “Tourism” on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.

Sustainability: Defined

Sustainability is a big word that often refers to diverse things. With a background in finance and sustainability, Jay Siegel and Scott Breen set out to simplify the term by discussing topics relevant to the seven fields of energy, cities, natural environment, transportation, business, policy, and society. Give a try the updated version of episode #44 “Biomimicry with Nicole Miller” on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Spotify.

Sustainable Jungle

Hosts Lyall and Joy set their eyes on solutions to the world’s most pressing sustainability and conservation dilemmas, and they tune your ears to pay attention to those who are working to “future proof our planet”. Listen to episode #33 “Angie Gullan on For the Love of Dolphins, Mozambique” on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify.

The Adaptors

We are currently standing on the brink of catastrophe. Scientists have warned us and our leaders for decades, but most of humanity seems to sit on the comfortable side of things, overlooking the facts, and remaining comfortable with the status quo. Science Friday collaborator, Flora Lichtman, will hold intriguing conversations with people that are figuring out how to adapt to a deteriorated Planet Earth. Listen to episode “When Rats Inherit the Earth” on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud or Podchaser.

The Green Divas

If you are looking for a range of sustainability-related content that spans from news to practical ideas and real-world advice, the Green Divas podcasts may be the podcast of your choice. Hosted by a series of green-living enthusiasts, you will most probably find it understandable and entertaining. Listen to Episode #146 “Green Divas Radio Show: Indigenous Women Protecting Mother Earth” on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and their own site.

Tiny Spark

Have you ever wondered about how nonprofits, international aid and philanthropy really work? Once a correspondent and news reporter, Amy Costello now hosts a revealing and worthwhile podcast that not only provides insight into these worlds, but also links them to crucial issues that are affecting the world. Listen to episode “A Multimillionaire’s Critique of Nonprofits and a Plea for Higher Taxes on the Rich” on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or Podbean.

Wardrobe Crisis

Avoid a wardrobe crisis by plugging into Vogue’s Sustainability Editor, Clare Press’, podcast. She will walk you through the fashion world from an ethical and activist point of view, while also tackling subjects surrounding the environment, culture, and sustainability. Check out episode “Green Architect Jason McLennan on Biophilic Design and The Living Building Challenge” on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or Podbean.

Warm Regards

Delve into the topic of global warming from the perspective of a paleo-ecologist and biologist duo. Dr. Jacquelyn Gill and Dr. Ramesh Laugani will explain the ins and outs of this worrying phenomenon. Foresee an academic tone with some technical jargon. Listen to episode “Voices of the Future: Hope for Climate, Science, and Climate Science” on Apple Podcasts or SoundCloud.