You want to learn more about climate change, climate science, sustainability or climate activism? And yet understanding the climate crisis is tough. Let these podcasters help you understand the problems and let you direct to potential solutions. There’s a sea of informative climate podcasts out there, as more and more podcasts tackle this daunting subject.
Many radio stations and newspapers create a dedicated podcast to climate change, universities and scientists use the popular platform to broadcast their knowledge, private climate activists create amazing political content and share their impact stories. And demand is high! Spotify recorded a doubling in podcast listening hours in the fourth quarter of 2020.
So here is our podcast selection for this month, stay tuned for more to come!
This beautifully made podcast takes on climate change and how best to understand it: Presenter Graihagh Jackson in London and Neal Razzell in Canada explore new ways of understanding what is happening and how people around the world are addressing the challenges related to climate change. The Climate Question presents stories across the world on why we find it so hard to save our own planet, and how we might change that. The weekly program features a sharp-edged, analytical inquiry. It focuses on hard scrutiny, british wit, touched with a sense of adventure and discovery, and shows where one can find hope. The podcast takes you all over the world, as BBC World Service journalists join scientists to talk about urgent matters in their region, such as climate migration in Bangladesh or food waste in Morocco.
What have Jane Fonda, David Attenborogh, Yuval Noah Harari and Stella Mc Carthy have in common? They all have been on the Outrage + Optimism podcast! No doubt, this weekly podcast has the big names. The iconic podcast was founded by Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac after leaving the UNFCCC, having secured the historic, unanimous signing of the Paris Agreement by 195 countries.
Outrage + Optimism explores the challenges, frustrations and genuine outrage we need to face the climate change crisis, promoting stubborn optimism around the world. The high profil hosts talk to politicians, scientists, artists and musicians changing culture, business leaders, investors and changemakers, bringing the future forward. Make sure not to miss out on their latest show about the Race to Zero – Road to Cop26, as part of their special investigative series!
In this politically orientated Podcast european journalists are discussing the big milestones the EU has to meet to work effectively against climate-change. The Green Deal deals with food safety, renewable energy, the reduction of carbon dioxide, traffic and many other main topics on the way into a climate-friendly and healthy future. Can we reduce our environmental footprint on this planet? Can Europe be the first continent to be climate-neutral by 2050? The Green Deal collects thoughts, ideas and new developments of politicians and scientists from all over Europe. If you are interested in what our European future might look like, you will enjoy tuning in to this podcast.
There’s a lot to make co-hosts Mikaela Loach and Josephine Becker “yikes” in this world. From the climate crisis to racism to activism and resisting oppressive systems, it can all get a bit overwhelming. The two young podcasters based in the UK are breaking down the issues in an accessible intersectional and nuanced way to guide young folks towards action together. Mikaela Loach and Josephine Becker don’t beat around the bush when they share their vision on climate activism or about eco-fascism (big yikes)!! Their conversation is always spirited, hopeful and challenging. Listen in!
If you love the true-crime genre, this new investigative series from Vice News is a must. Strong nerves required. You become immersed into the story right from the start, riding along on a bus full of Colombian coal miners on their way home, when suddenly two trucks full of armed men hold them up and execute their union leader. This story of environmental crime — packed with violence, political scandal and corporate misbehavior — ultimately turns into an unexpected tale of the impact of fossil fuels. This podcast’s gripping season 1 is an investigation into the deadly fight over the environment and who controls it.
All episodes are available in English and Spanish.
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