Podcasts have exploded and so have climate change podcasts, in part because some of us learn best by listening.

Here are a few of the best to try:

  • Drilled. A true-crime podcast about climate change hosted by award-winning investigative reporter Amy Westervelt.
  • Outrage + Optimism. Facing the climate crisis head on, this podcast, from former UN Chief Christiana Figueres and the team who brought you the Paris Agreement, will inform and inspire you.
  • The Climate Pod. A wide-ranging conversation with leading experts (such as Jane Goodall, Bill McKibben, Katharine Hayhoe, David Wallace-Wells and more) on the politics, economics, activism, culture, science, and social justice issues at the heart of the climate crisis.
  • Climate Connections. Join Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz of Yale University for a daily 90-second podcast about climate change, where reality is confronted and inspiring stories of hope are shared.

In early 2020, CCR’s own Mike Shatzkin did an interview with Jason Voss of The Sarasota Institute about the whys and hows of “putting a price on carbon”.  Mike makes a powerful argument for the solution he favors, carbon-fee-and-dividend, whereby all the revenue from taxing carbon is returned in “equal shares to everybody”. This 33-minute long podcast covers all the bases on this subject which will be a topic of increasing debate and contention as the challenges of climate change become more and more evident.

In the fall of 2021 (doesn’t that feel like a million years ago?), Doug Parsons of America Adapts was kind enough to alert me to iHeart Radio which is the first podcast app to have their own Climate Change category.  A recent favorite asks Tough Questions with Bill Nye.

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  • ‘Eyes in the Sky’: New NASA Satellite Will Watch Climate Change

    By David Roberts Photo: Isabella Reyes-Klein

    In recent years, there’s been a lot of talk about America’s polluted information environment — the ubiquity of disinformation — driven by social media and “fake news.” What is less discussed is that purposefully crafted disinformation designed to shape public opinion to the benefit of the wealthy and powerful is nothing new. In fact, it’s almost as old as the country itself.

  • 6 Podcasts to Help Tackle Your Climate Anxiety

    By Emma Dibdin
    Feelings of despair about the climate crisis have become so commonplace that “eco-anxiety” is now an emerging field in psychology, and apocalyptic visions of the near future are reportedly prompting some couples to decide against starting families. Given the drumbeat of troubling climate news, it’s easy to fall into a state of doom paralysis. But these six podcasts — full of smart, passionate reporting about the natural world and our relationship to it — will leave you more informed and perhaps better able to embrace climate optimism.
  • A Weird Wonderful Conversation With Kim Stanley Robinson

    By The Ezra Klein Show Photo: Sean Curtin
    Kim Stanley Robinson is one of the great living science fiction writers and one of the most astute observers of how planets look, feel and work. His Mars Trilogy imagined what it might be like for humans to settle on the red planet. His best-selling novel “The Ministry for the Future” is a masterful effort at envisioning what might happen to Earth in a future of unchecked climate change. Robinson has a rare command of both science and human nature, and his writing crystallizes how the two must work together if we are to rescue our collective planetary future from possible ruin.
  • After oil

    By Nehal El-Hadi and Daniel Merino
    Our dependence on fossil fuels is one of the biggest challenges to overcome in the fight against climate change. But production and consumption of fossil fuels is on the rise, and expected to peak within the next decade.
  • Are Batteries the New Oil?

    Batteries are at the center of the clean energy economy. Will they shape geopolitics in similar ways to oil? We need to electrify much of the global economy in order to hit net-zero emissions by 2050. That means installing a lot of batteries in our cars, buildings, and across the grid to balance vast amounts of wind and solar. The supply chain behind all those batteries could be worth nearly half a trillion dollars by 2030. Whoever controls that supply chain has enormous power – figuratively and literally.
  • Breaking Green Ceilings

    Breaking Green Ceilings features weekly interviews with underrepresented voices of the environmental community. Sapna Mulki is a second-generation Kenyan Indian with an M.A. in sustainable international development from Brandeis University. Some key 2021 topics include Black women in nature, bringing buffalo back to native lands, and water affordability and equity in America.
  • Building Local Power

    Building Local Power doesn't always address issues of sustainability, but when it does, it does so with the understanding that monopoly power is one of the chief obstacles to a sustainable world. The episodes focus locally when demonstrating the global impact of monopoly power. For example, the show has highlighted the role that antitrust laws play in promoting energy; examined how small, local composting companies are often undermined by large industrial composting sites; and interviewed the founders of a local alliance of farmers and consumers who promote the links between racial justice and sustainable agriculture. Sustainable communities are local communities.
  • Climate change is at a ‘political tipping point’ – Al Gore on the Radio Davos podcast

    By Robin Pomeroy
    Former US vice president Al Gore has been pushing for climate action for decades and maintains optimism, despite the fact that greenhouse gas emissions have continued to rise while the science says they need to be cut to zero by 2050.
  • Climate Change Is No Laughing Matter. Or Is It?

    By Hilary Howard
    In 2017, Rollie Williams was a struggling comedian when he came across a copy of “An Inconvenient Truth,” Al Gore’s book on climate change. While a New York Times review describes the book as “lucid, harrowing and bluntly effective,” Mr. Williams was struck by the potential for comedy. It had been 10 years since the former vice president’s passionate appeal, and the planet had just kept heating up.
  • Climate Changers

    Climate Changers features interviews from leaders in the battle against climate change, from entrepreneurs to activists and educators. Lately, the podcast has focused primarily on regenerative agriculture, carbon farming, reforestation, and sustainable food, but earlier episodes focus more broadly on climate issues such as clean energy, carbon capture, and the Paris Agreement. Notable guests include Jane Goodall, Bill McKibben, Dave Montgomery, and Mark Kurlansky. Host Ryan Flahive is an enthusiastic climate warrior, sometimes breathlessly so.
  • COAL + ICE Podcast

    By Mary Kay Magistad
    We’re all living with climate change, but what can we do about it? Join host Mary Kay Magistad, for global conversations on what’s happening with climate change around the world, and what’s being done to bend the curve.
  • Could small nuclear reactors help protect the climate?

    By YCC Team Photo: Idaho National Laboratory
    As the U.S. transitions from fossil fuels, utilities must ramp up the amount of clean energy on the grid. Wind, solar, and nuclear power do not emit carbon pollution. But the amount of energy produced by wind and solar fluctuates, and large nuclear reactors are expensive and time-consuming to build.
  • Degrees: Real talk about planet-saving careers

    Want to use your job to make an impact? We go behind the scenes with today's most inspiring changemakers. Yesh has candid conversations with them about careers, motivation, and how they're fighting climate change — and how you can too.
  • Diving further into the Inflation Reduction Act: Part One

    By David Roberts
    Last week, I hosted a podcast discussion with Princeton professor Jesse Jenkins and UC-Santa Barbara professor Leah Stokes about the climate and energy provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act. It proved quite popular! (If you haven't listened yet I highly recommend listening to it before this one.)

    Diving further into the Inflation Reduction Act: Part One by David Roberts

    The first of two hardcore wonk-dives with Jesse Jenkins.

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  • Energy vs Climate

    How climate change is reshaping our energy systems
  • Environmentality

    Environmentality's Brendon Anthony is an environmental scientist professor and horticulture student whose informal podcasts feature current environmental news as well as less-covered issues in sustainable development such as orchards, fast fashion, aquaponics, and reef-safe sunscreen. With a busy teaching schedule and current Ph.D. program, Brendon's podcasts were frequent in 2020 but intermittent in 2021, but all are engaging.
  • Farming the Countryside with Andrew McCrea

    A farmer-to-farmer conversation focusing on best practices to boost yields. We’ll find out what’s working – and what’s not – in fields across farm country.
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    Feeling anxious about climate change? Here are 5 tips to manage those feelings

    By Julia Simon and Clare Marie Schneider
    Tens of thousands of Americans are already experiencing the climate crisis. They've lost their homes, their pets and their loved ones.
  • Floodlines

    By Van R. Newkirk 2
    From on-the-ground reporting to rigorous fact-checking, our work depends on subscribers like you. Join us today, starting at less than $1 a week.
  • Getting in the Loop

    Getting in the Loop aims at “making circular economy fun and understandable". Episodes include interviews with economists specializing in studying the circular economy and entrepreneurs setting up companies based on circular economy principles. Episodes often highlight public or virtual events about the circular economy.
  • Got Science?

    From the well-regarded Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), Got Science? primarily covers a wide variety of environmental issues but also addresses the role of science in shaping public policy and vice versa. UCS's main areas of research include climate, energy, transportation, food, and nuclear weapons, and their podcasts feature interviews with the many UCS expert researchers in these fields. If you're interested in the science behind sustainable living, this is an excellent, credible place to begin.
  • Green Dreamer: Sustainability and Regeneration From Ideas to Life

    Green Dreamer explores issues regarding environmental justice often from the perspective of marginalized peoples around the world. The podcast takes a bottom-up approach by focusing less on public policy than on the thought-provoking ideas of innovative thinkers and activists. Episodes with titles like “Deconstruction Saviorism from Herpreneurship and Voluntourism” and “Mapping for Abundance against Cartographies of Capital” approach familiar issues of the environmental movement informed by progressive academic insights and a “deep green” perspective. The academic rhetoric can limit the accessibility of the episodes, but the expert interviewees have important ideas to share.
  • Heat pumps with thermal batteries

    By David Roberts
    As listeners have no doubt figured out by now, I am extremely excited about heat pumps, which are the main way we are going to decarbonize home heating and cooling. Heat pumps are not just one thing, though. There are many different kinds, for many different purposes and building types, using many different materials and fluids, trying out many different innovations. I am not going to turn Volts into a heat pump podcast, but I do want to cover at least some of these varieties.
  • Higher Ground

    By J.D. Allen
    Climate change is already here. On Long Island, communities must prepare, and people find ways to adapt to rising tides and extreme weather that threatens America's first suburbs.
  • How a Utopian Sci-Fi Author Writes Toward a Low-Carbon Future

    By Oscar Boyd
    Tackling climate change means knowing how to tell its story — and the story of humanity’s efforts to beat it. That’s familiar territory for
  • How Harvard is Going Fossil-Fuel Free

    Jaclyn Olsen, Associate Director of Harvard’s Office for Sustainability, and Erin Craig, Vice President of 3 Degrees, a climate solutions firm hired by Harvard, discuss the University’s goal to be fossil-fuel neutral by 2026 and fossil-fuel free by 2050. Jaclyn and Erin discuss Harvard’s carbon footprint, its efforts to reduce emissions and realize health benefits, and its emerging strategy on carbon offsets.
  • Indigenous Activists Helped Save Almost A Billion Tons Of Carbon Per Year

    By Dallas Goldtooth and Kyle Gracey Photo: Ben Hovland/MPR News
    This summer, Science Friday and other media outlets covered the protests against an oil pipeline project in northern Minnesota, where Canadian company Enbridge Energy was replacing and expanding their existing Line 3 infrastructure. Native American tribes in Minnesota—whose lands the pipeline would pass through and alongside—organized protests, direct action, and other resistance against the project. The pipeline was completed, and began moving tar sands oil at the beginning of October.
  • Inside the PR Machine That Made Climate Denial Work

    By Christine Driscoll and Akshat Rathi
    When Amy Westervelt set out to create a compelling climate podcast, she found inspiration in the format’s most popular genre: true crime. A climate journalist for more than 20 years, Westervelt knew there were interesting companies and characters behind the rise of climate denialism, even if her pitch for a podcast about them was rejected by multiple production companies.
  • NPR

    John Kerry says U.S. can’t reach climate goals without global cooperation

    Ahead of the next major climate summit, NPR's Scott Detrow talks with U.S. climate envoy John Kerry about whether the U.S. has lived up to previous climate commitments...
  • Law and Oil: Taking Climate Offenders to Court

    The last several years have seen a big increase in the number of lawsuits focused on the climate crisis. Some lawsuits challenge governments for their support for fossil fuels and for their failure to take climate action, while other cases target the fossil fuel companies themselves for knowingly misleading the world about the climate disrupting impacts of burning their products. Some of these cases seek monetary damages, others seek to hold governments accountable to their emissions reduction pledges. As more of these cases get their time in court, how powerful can litigation be in forcing action around the climate emergency?
  • Life Raft

    In a podcast from WWNO, WRKF and PRX, comedian Lauren Malara and reporter Travis Lux explore your questions about living with climate change. How bad will the flooding get? Is it ever going to be too hot to live here? Have I had my last good oyster? We'll tackle it all.
  • Listen now: Crisis on the Colorado River

    People have been warning about the breakdown of the Colorado River for decades. It's now at a tipping point. Today, we kick off our six-part special on this vital source of water for the American Southwest.
  • Listen to a Changing Planet, Through These 5 Climate Podcasts

    By Phoebe Lett

    Giving climate change a worthy amount of attention can seem a daunting task. The scope of the problem is colossal; the obstacles to equitable solutions myriad. Yet we know the time for ignoring global warming has long passed.

  • Mailbag episode – April 2024

    By David Roberts
    Vox alum, peak oil demand, the prospects for radical social change, and more.
  • Mark Hertsgaard Assesses SF Global Climate Action Summit

    By Alex Wise
    This past September in San Francisco, scientists, thought leaders, politicians and celebrities all gathered for the Global Climate Action Summit. Mark Hertsgaard covered the summit for The Nation magazine and is here on Sea Change Radio to provide us with his insights and takeaways from the event. Hertsgaard explains the summit’s mission, discusses his interview with outgoing California Governor Jerry Brown, and unpacks why it is that some environmental activists decided to protest the summit.
  • My Climate Journey

    Episode 79: David Keith, Professor at Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Kennedy School, and Founder of Carbon Engineering
  • New Congress Weighs in on Climate Change

    President Biden has quickly followed through on his commitment to address climate change with a series of executive orders aimed at undoing the policies of the Trump administration and appointments across the government to carry out his ambitious agenda. But his plans will also require the approval of Congress to provide the necessary funding and legislative authority.

  • New York’s congestion pricing fiasco

    By David Roberts
    New York City was on the cusp of (finally) implementing a congestion pricing program when Governor Kathy Hochul announced earlier this month that it would be “indefinitely delayed.” In this episode, NY State Sen. Liz Krueger and Evergreen Action’s Justin Balik, both with deep history in New York’s congestion pricing drama, discuss Hochul’s mysterious and possibly illegal move, the apocalyptic budget implications, and what might happen next.
  • Nuclear? Perhaps!

    By David Roberts
    Nuclear power is a subject that elicits a lot of strong emotions. (Anyone who's ever written about it online will be laughing at the understatement.) Depending on who you listen to, it is either the key to solving climate change or an irrelevant distraction, either the best form of clean electricity available or the worst, either a savior on the verge of a renaissance or a dinosaur desperately scrabbling for a few last subsidies.
  • Offshore Wind Insider

    Offshore Wind Insider is a podcast hosted by the Business Network for Offshore Wind, featuring interviews with today's industry and government leaders who are making offshore wind a reality in America.

  • Playing With Fire: Russia, Ukraine And The Geopolitics Of Energy

    The past several weeks have shaken the world order and given us a lot to process all at once. The IPCC released its latest report the same day the U.S. Supreme Court heard the most environmentally significant case in a decade, all while Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is dominating headlines and policy agendas.
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    Protecting Cultural Heritage in a Warming World

    The Woolsey wildfire devastated most of Paramount Ranch's Hollywood heritage in 2018. Human-driven climate change is demanding difficult decisions about what to preserve in the rebuilding process.
  • Richard Kidd Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment & Energy Resilience at the Department of Defense

    The Pentagon has released its most ambitious blueprint to date for how the Department of Defense—the largest government agency in the United States and the largest employer in the world— intends to prepare for the risks associated with the  climate crisis.
  • S9, Ep3 | The Next Citizens United Will Be a Climate Case

    In more than 30 climate cases making their way through U.S. courts today, oil companies are using an argument they've been laying the legal groundwork for since the 1970s: that since everything they've ever said about climate change was in the interest of shaping policy or blocking regulation, it's protected speech, even if it was misleading. In this episode we take a look at how those cases are playing out and the likelihood that this new take on "corporate free speech" could make it all the way to the Supreme Court.
  • Strengthening Carbon Offsets: The Oxford Offsetting Principles

    Myles Allen, Professor of Geosystem Science at the University of Oxford and Director of the Oxford Net Zero initiative, discusses the controversy over carbon offsets and how the Oxford Offsetting Principles can help organizations reduce risk and improve transparency in their use of carbon offsets to support their net zero goals. Myles also talks about what the University of Oxford is doing to address its own emissions, and shares the advice he gives his students interested in embarking on climate change careers. For transcripts and other resources, visit; climaterising.org. Guest: Myles Allen, Professor of Geosystem Science in the School of Geography and the Environment and Department of Physics at the University of Oxford, and Director of the Oxford Net Zero initiative.
  • The Big Switch

    The Big Switch is an excellent introduction to how our energy system is being rebuilt to address climate change. We need to transform buildings, homes, cars, and economy quickly and fairly to a net zero energy system. One of the most insightful analysts of energy in America, Dr. Lott asks: what does “net zero” even mean? What is the electric grid anyway, and how is it changing? Dr. Lott interviews experts in the field and makes their insights accessible to both newcomers and wonks alike.
  • The Birth of Climate Denial

    Starting with the 1925 Scopes Trial — also known as the "trial of the century" — we look at one of the most controversial topics in our time: the debate over evolution versus a Fundamentalist understanding of the Bible.
  • The Birth of Climate Denial on The United States of Anxiety

    Kai Wright explores how the powerful have tried to convince us that science gets it wrong.
  • The Case For Climate Hope: Joëlle Gergis, HUMANITY’S MOMENT

    I’ve been thinking about climate change lately in really simple terms: that it’s really about the people and the places we love. It isn’t actually any more complex than that. So, yes, we talk a lot about parts per million and all these degrees of warming and all these complex things. And they are indeed metrics that scientists use to talk about climate change. But if you just strip it all the way back, it is really about protecting those places that we love and the beautiful planet that we live on as well
  • The Chevron Doctrine: what it is and why it matters that the Supreme Court might kill it

    By David Roberts
    In 1984, in a ruling on the case Chevron USA v. NRDC, the Supreme Court formalized what came to be known as the Chevron Doctrine. In essence, it says that courts should give administrative agencies wide latitude in how they interpret their legislative instructions.
  • The climate crisis is an oceans crisis on The Ezra Klein Show

    Welcome to episode 2 of our climate cluster. The more I prepared for this series, the more I realize there was a big blue gap in my understanding of climate change.
  • The Climate Pod

    The Climate Pod's hosts, brothers Ty and Brock Benefiel, sound like they are just chilling at home watching TV, but they are well-informed and perceptive interviewers of an A-list of leading activists and experts on climate policy. Each episode is roughly an hour long, so issues are explored in depth. Guests include Bill Nye, former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Dr. Michael Mann, Jeffrey Sachs, Michelle Nijhuis, Sonia Shah, astronaut Scott Kelly, and Tom Steyer.
  • The Energy Transition Show

    Broadcasting since 2015, The Energy Transition Show is among the top podcasts on energy, with interviews with leading experts in renewable energy and a host who himself is an expert and, until recently, a researcher at the well-regarded Rocky Mountain Institute. The podcast includes free and subscription versions, the latter being full episodes and access to transcripts, extensive show notes, and podcast extras.
  • The EPA’s Carbon Crackdown Is Finally Here

    By Robinson Meyer and Jesse Jenkins
    One of the most important pieces of the Biden administration’s climate policy has arrived: On Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency issued new rules restricting climate pollution from coal-fired plants and natural gas plants that haven’t been built yet. The rules will eliminate more than a billion tons of greenhouse gas pollution by the middle of the century.
  • The obscure but extremely important battle over building codes

    By David Roberts
    In this episode, Huffington Post reporter Alexander Kaufman traces the recent history of US building codes, a surprisingly compelling and twisty tale of efforts at reform meeting stiff resistance from builders and natural gas companies.
  • The Stakes for Climate and Energy with David Roberts: podcast and transcript

    By MSNBC
    David Roberts: The importance of a second Biden term is just there are lots of things that have been put in motion this term that will not reach full flower. Like most of the money in IRA hasn’t gone out. Most of the rules are not in place. Most of the stuff is still nascent.
  • The Witch Of Wind

    For decades, coal fueled the town of Somerset, MA. But when the coal plant went bust -- taking with it millions in tax dollars -- the town struggled. That’s when a local politician, the self-proclaimed Queen of Coal, learned that an unexpected industry could revive the economy. Today on the show how Somerset, MA went from a tow
  • TILclimate Podcast

    Climate change is confusing. This MIT podcast breaks down the science, technologies, and policies behind climate change, how it’s impacting us, and what we can do about it. Each quick episode gives you the what, why, and how on climate change -- from real scientists -- to help us make informed decisions for our future. Listen on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.
  • Volts podcast: Rebecca Dell on decarbonizing heavy industry

    By David Roberts
    For most of the carbon-intensive sectors of the economy — electricity, transportation, buildings — we have a pretty good sense of how to eliminate carbon emissions. None of those sectors will be easy to decarbonize. Every one is an enormous practical challenge. But in each case, the basic path to zero is clear, and it mostly involves switching out fossil-fueled machines with machines that generate or run on clean electricity.
  • Volts podcast: Saul Griffith and Arch Rao on electrifying your house

    By David Roberts
    Those of you who have been reading or listening to Volts for a while know that I am fairly obsessed with clean electrification, which involves shifting all the things we do now with fossil fuels over to electric equivalents (while cleaning up electricity supply). One important nexus of electrification is the residential sector. US homeowners are in a position to electrify their power supply (with solar panels), their heating and cooling (with heat pumps), and their transportation (with electric vehicles).
  • What’s the deal with these methane satellites?

    By David Roberts
    Recent years have seen the launch of several satellites that boast the ability to detect methane emissions on the Earth's surface from near orbit. The latest and most high-profile launch took place on March 4: MethaneSAT, a project long in development at the Environmental Defense Fund, is officially circling the planet.
  • Why I protest for climate justice: Jane Fonda

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    At age 81, actor and activist Jane Fonda is putting herself on the line for the planet -- literally. In a video interview with TEDWomen curator Pat Mitchell, Fonda speaks about getting arrested multiple times during Fire Drill Fridays, the weekly climate demonstrations she leads in Washington, DC -- and discusses why civil disobedience is becoming a new normal in the age of climate change.
  • Would you eat insects to help the planet?

    By Dr. Alok Patel
    You may think of insects as creepy-crawly pests. But for at least 2 billion people on the planet, they’re a source of nourishment. Entomophagy, the practice of eating insects, has been around for thousands of years. But it isn’t a global practice today; cuisine in Europe and the U.S. tends to exclude insects. Could that change? The culinary case for insects is a compelling one—but it’s not the only one.
  • Zero: Climate Change Brings Weird Weather… Everywhere

    We are living through the hottest year on record. That’s not news, but growing climate impacts make bigger and bigger news. At 1.3C of warming beyond pre-industrial levels, people are reckoning with a planetary system that’s out of whack. It’s not like the scientists didn’t see worsening impacts coming, but many of them have been surprised by the ferocity of their arrival. On this week’s episode of Zero, Bloomberg Green’s Akshat Rathi speaks with his colleague Eric Roston, and Texas Tech University professor Katharine Hayhoe explains why we’re all experiencing “global weirding.”
  • 5 Minutes for Earth

    This podcast focuses on a different environmental topic each week and provides you with easy ways to help out. The time for environmental action is now. Our future is on the line. Find out what simple changes you can make to help our planet now. No action is too small to make a difference!
  • A Matter of Degrees

    Join Dr. Leah Stokes and Dr. Katharine Wilkinson as they tell stories about the powerful forces behind climate change — and the tools we have to fix it. Give up your climate guilt. Sharpen your curiosity. This show is for the climate-curious people who know climate change is a problem, but are trying to figure out how to tackle it. We’re telling stories about the levers of power that have created the problem -- and the tools we have to fix it.
  • A Sustainable Mind

    A Sustainable Mind's goal is to include the voices of women, young people, people of color, and others not regularly involved in conversations about sustainability. New episodes are sporadic and haven't appeared since March 2021, but previous ones include interviews with an Australian surfer leading efforts to remove ocean plastic, with fellow podcaster Kamea Chayne of Green Dreamer, with a co-founder of zero-waste hair salons, and with a sustainability communications professional at the Marine Stewardship Council.
  • America Adapts

    The America Adapts podcast explores the challenges presented by adapting to climate change, the global movement that has begun to drive change, and the approaches that are already working. Join climate change adaptation expert Doug Parsons as he talks with scientists, activists, policymakers and journalists about the choices we face and the people who make them. There is also a dedicated app here.
  • Bite

    Bite is a podcast for people who think hard about their food. Join acclaimed food and farming blogger Tom Philpott, Mother Jones editors Kiera Butler and Maddie Oatman, and a tantalizing guest list of writers, farmers, scientists, and chefs as they uncover the surprising stories behind what ends up on your plate. We'll help you digest the food news du jour, explore the politics and science of what you eat and why—and deliver plenty of tasty tidbits along the way.

  • Boomtown

    In a rugged corner of West Texas, billionaire wildcatters and roughnecks are fueling an oil boom so big it’s reshaping our climate, our economy, and our geopolitics. This modern-day gold rush has sent both big oil companies and scrappy start-ups scrambling to secure a piece of the action. Texas Monthly’s Christian Wallace follows characters along every rung of the oil field ladder, from the executive cutting billion-dollar deals to the itinerant pipeline worker risking life and limb, and from the traveling exotic dancer following the trail of money to those who worry that our planet is on a path to destruction. Meet the people cashing in and those just trying to get by as the world around them is turned upside down.
  • Broken Ground

    This season, Broken Ground talks with women on the frontlines of the fight for environmental justice. Subscribe to hear directly from these activists who are trailblazing a path to a healthier environment for all.
  • Center Stage Podcast

    The best of live interviews on sustainable business and clean technology, conducted on stage at GreenBiz and VERGE conferences.
  • Climate 2030

    A podcast about climate and politics - and the most important decade in human history. It's hosted by Years Of Living Dangerously award-winning documentary producer David Gelber and Climate Nexus Executive Director Jeff Nesbit.
  • Columbia Energy Exchange

    The Columbia Energy Exchange podcast features in-depth conversations with the world’s top energy and climate leaders from government, business, academia and civil society. Hosted by Bill Loveless, the program explores today’s most pressing opportunities and challenges across energy sources, financial markets, geopolitics and climate change as well as their implications for both the U.S. and the world. One episode features Dr. Katherine Hayhoe discussing how to understand and talk about climate change.
  • Drilled

    Secret documents, psychological warfare, whistleblowers, media manipulation, this is a story that has it all. Join us as we uncover the mechanics of the longest-running and most elaborate propaganda campaign of the century—the creation and spread of climate change denial—and why it's been so effective. By Critical Frequency. 
  • Earth Wise

    From green business and new environmental legislation to how nature impacts our environment in ways never before considered, Earth Wise offers a look at our changing environment every day through public radio.
  • EPISODE: Are Democrats Too Scared to Impeach? on The Argument

    Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts talks Trump, Mueller and climate legislation.
  • EPISODE: Climate Crisis on TED Radio Hour

    There's no greater threat to humanity than climate change. What can we do to stop the worst consequences? This hour, TED speakers explore how we can save our planet and whether we can do it in time. Guests include climate activist Greta Thunberg, chemical engineer Jennifer Wilcox, research scientist Sean Davis, food innovator Bruce Friedrich, and psychologist Per Espen Stoknes.
  • EPISODE: Climate Science, Explained on Here’s The Thing

    Alec Baldwin has a show on WNYC called Here’s The Thing. On February 5, 2019, he interviewed two climate scientists (Dr. Peter deMenocal, a marine geologist, and Dr. Kate Marvel, creator of detailed and accurate computer climate-models, asking them to explain climate change in the simplest terms and its impacts. Also asked them each if there was one thing they would recommend doing, what would it be: In Dr. Marvel’s opinion, because climate change is a large scale problem, putting a price on carbon is one solution. For Dr. Peter deMenocal, it is supporting The Green New Deal.
  • EPISODE: Future Consequences on TED Radio Hour

    From data collection to gene editing to AI, what we once considered science fiction is now becoming reality. This hour, TED speakers explore the future consequences of our present actions.Guests include designer Anab Jain, futurist Juan Enriquez, biologist Paul Knoepfler, and neuroscientist and philosopher Sam Harris.
  • EPISODE: How to decarbonize America — and create 25 million jobs on The Ezra Klein Show

    Saul Griffith knows the US energy system better than just about anyone on this planet. He’s an inventor, a MacArthur genius fellow, and the founder and CEO of Otherlab where his team was contracted by the Department of Energy to track and visualize the entirety of America’s energy flows. I had Griffith on the show last year for our climate series to lay out what it would look like for America to decarbonize. It was an awesome episode, but it was just a start.
  • EPISODE: How to solve climate change and make life more fun on The Ezra Klein Show

    Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts talks Trump, Mueller and climate legislation.
  • EPISODE: Promise and Peril of the Green New Deal on The Daily

    The controversial proposal to combat global warming and economic inequality is transforming the political calculus around climate change. Hosted by Michael Barbaro.
  • Generation Green New Deal Podcast

    A new generation has pushed the climate crisis to the center of American politics. Generation Green New Deal tells the story of this youth movement: who they are, what they’ve accomplished so far, and where they go from here.
  • GreenBiz 350 Podcast

    Listen up! GreenBiz 350, co-hosted by Joel Makower and Heather Clancy, is the weekly podcast about the people and companies behind the headlines in sustainable business and clean technology. ALSO: Check out our other podcast, Center Stage: the best of live interviews from GreenBiz events.

  • Hot Take

    Climate change has emerged as the undisputed story of our time, even of all humanity. But we don’t know how to talk about it. And the story is so overwhelming, we don’t get to talk about storytelling. In Hot Take, Mary Annaïse Heglar and Amy Westervelt take an intersectional, critical, but constructive look at climate coverage—with the ultimate goal of making the conversation more productive and powerful. Not just bigger, but more inclusive. A Conversation with Amy Westervelt and Mary Annaïse Heglar
  • How to Save a Planet

    How to Save a Planet is a Treehugger favorite for good reason: the hosts carry on informal ear-candy conversations between each other and with experts in climate and energy. Alex Blumberg is an award-winning journalist, and marine biologist Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is, among other accomplishments, the co-editor of All We Can Save, a collection of essays from women at the forefront of the climate movement. A key feature of their podcasts is a Call to Action at the end of each episode, giving listeners tools and instructions on, indeed, how to save a planet.
  • How We Survive

    On “How We Survive,” Molly Wood explores the technology that could provide some of those solutions, the business of acclimatizing to an increasingly inhospitable planet, and the way people have to change if we’re going to make it in an altered world.
  • iHeartRadio

    Listen to the best Climate radio shows, free and on demand, only on iHeart.
  • Inherited

    We don't choose the world we inherit. But we do choose what we do with it. Stories from, for, and by the youth climate movement. Produced by Georgia Wright and Julianna Bradley.
  • Living Planet

    Living Planet is an award-winning half-hour weekly environmental podcast from Deutsche Welle, Germany's international broadcasting network. With weekly episodes dating back to January 2013, Living Planet has covered nearly every conceivable environmental topic, from wild animals in the streets of Nairobi to oil spills in the Russian Arctic. Funded by the German federal government, Living Planet has a budget that allows its reporters to travel around the world and investigate local topics of global import.
  • Mothers of Invention

    Climate change is a man-made problem — with a feminist solution! Join former Irish President Mary Robinson and comedian Maeve Higgins in this uplifting new podcast, celebrating amazing women doing remarkable things in pursuit of climate justice. ​Each episode features the Mothers of Invention driving powerful solutions to climate change – from the grassroots to the court room, the front lines to the board room – all over the world.
  • New Books in Environmental Studies

    For people who still have time to read in between listening to podcasts, New Books in Environmental Studies offers interviews with authors of recent works in environmental studies—mostly academics with books published by university presses. New podcasts come out frequently, often more than once a week, and cover a wide range of environmental issues, from garden history and bird-friendly habitats to the forests of early modern China and conservation practices in Borneo. You don't need to have a degree in environmental studies to follow along, but it helps.
  • No Ordinary Lawsuit

    No Ordinary Lawsuit follows 21 young Americans who are suing the United States government in a landmark constitutional case, Juliana v. US. The podcast will take listeners behind the scenes of the trial and bring to life the stories of these young plaintiffs’ fight to reverse the course of climate change. The nonprofit Our Children’s Trust commissioned this podcast to offer the backstory of the plaintiffs and explain the stakes of this legal action. By Our Children's Trust.
  • No Place Like Home

    A podcast that gets to the heart of climate change through personal stories. Hosted by Mary Anne Hitt & Anna Jane Joyner & Produced by Zach Mack.
  • Nori Podcast

    Our podcasts focus on the people and organizations that are coming together to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and reverse climate change. We also talk about blockchains.
  • OED and The Climate Connection: taking the temperature

    The Climate Connection is a podcast exploring the relationship between the climate crisis and language education...
  • People Places Planet Podcast

    A pioneer of environmental justice dating back to the civil rights era, the Environmental Law Institute has over 50 years' experience shaping environmental law and public policy, both in the United States and abroad. The People Places Planet Podcast offers diverse perspectives on environmental issues from wetlands protection to animal rights. While its expert interviewees are from the legal and public policy fields, its focus is on the intersection of ordinary people and the environments they live in.
  • Political Climate by Greentech Media

    A biweekly and bipartisan podcast on energy and environmental politics in America. Political Climate goes beyond the echo chambers and brings you civil conversations, fierce debates and insider perspectives, with hosts and guests from across the political spectrum. Join Democrat and Republican energy experts Brandon Hurlbut and Shane Skelton, along with Greentech Media Senior Editor Julia Pyper, as we explore how energy and environment policies get made.
  • Redefining Energy

    Redefining Energy is not for beginners. But for those who already have gotten their feet wet, investment bankers Gerard Reid and Laurent Segalen explore how clean, sustainable technologies are disrupting not just the fossil fuel industries but the world of finance. Based in London and Berlin, the hosts focus mostly on European energy markets but have an instinctively global perspective, as do the frequent guests they interview. Have an energy dictionary open in front of you as you listen, and you will learn a lot.
  • Resources Radio

    Resources for the Future was established in 1952 by a presidential commission to examine the nation's use of natural resources, but the research institution is an independent nonprofit. Resources Radio tackles a wide variety of issues, increasingly focused on climate change. It features interviews with experts on public policy as they affect environmental issues. Eminent interviewees include Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction, Mary Nichols, chair of the California Air Resources Board, and Nathaniel Keohane, senior vice president of the Environmental Defense Fund.
  • Saltgrass

    Saltgrass is a fortnightly radio show and podcast highlighting and celebrating what people are doing about the climate crisis in their own communities.
  • Soil4Climate’s Seth Itzhan & Karl Thidemann On Whether Or Not To Eat Meat

    To meat or not to meat? That is the question. Recent innovations in lab-grown meats seem to be making non-meat burgers and tacos a tastier option than they have ever been. But are these products too good to be true? And are non-meat alternatives always more ecologically responsible than actual meat?

  • Sustainable World Radio – Ecology and Permaculture Podcast

    Sustainable World Radio's motto is “Working With and Learning From Nature,” reflecting its focus on developing and discovering positive solutions to the challenges our environment faces. Founded on the principles of permaculture, episodes vary from those with a how-to approach (how to create compost, how to create a perennial garden) with interviews with permaculture experts. A companion podcast from Jill Cloutier, The Plant Report: Every Plant Has a Story, reflects the host's exuberant love and abundant knowledge of plants from around the world, most of them familiar to most listeners but ripe for rediscovery.
  • Terrestrial

    Terrestrial explores the choices we make in a world we have changed. Host Ashley Ahearn travels the country to bring listeners stories about people making personal choices in the face of environmental change.
  • The Anthropocene Reviewed

    The Anthropocene is the current geological age, in which human activity has profoundly shaped the planet and its biodiversity. Here on The Anthropocene Reviewed, we review different facets of the human-centered planet on a five-star scale.
  • The Drawdown Agenda

    The Drawdown Agenda is an exciting new podcast series exploring the ground-breaking research behind the best-selling book Drawdown, a new and inspiring vision how we can reverse global warming by achieving “drawdown” – when atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations peak and begin to decline.

  • The Energy Gang

    By Greentech Media Looking to understand the fast-changing world of energy? This isn't your ordinary energy business show. Every week, we debate and discuss the latest trends in energy, cleantech, renewables, and the environment. Join us as we explore the forces transforming energy markets in America and around the world.
  • The Interchange from Gtm

    The Interchange is a weekly podcast on the global energy transformation, hosted by Stephen Lacey and Shayle Kann. Each week, the duo provide deep insights into technology, markets, projects, company financials, mergers and acquisitions, policy changes, and market data.
  • The Jane Goodall Hopecast

    “Dr. Johnson, may I call you Ayana? You can call me Jane,” world-renowned primatologist Jane Goodall says at the beginning of an episode of The Jane Goodall Hopecast, an interview with Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson. If you can't be inspired and charmed by Jane Goodall's podcast, you can't be inspired or charmed by anyone. Goodall brings the same passion and curiosity that has guided her entire life's work to the wide range of environmental topics of the experts she interviews, with a focus on the reasons there are for hope in a challenging world.
  • The Renewable Generation

    Bringing the energy and clarity of purpose of three young people's perspectives, the Renewable Generation features informed but informal discussions of current issues in energy, climate, and environmental issues. The 30-60 minute podcasts are intermittent, and no new podcasts have been released (as of this date) since April 2021. While the podcast states it is a “show about climate change: by young people, for young people,” the issues covered are broader discussions of environmental politics, ethics in business, bitcoin, and jobs in sustainability. The three co-hosts are recent graduates of the University of California, Berkeley.
  • The Sustainable Futures Report

    The Sustainable Futures Report is a weekly podcast from the U.K. but with a global perspective. Anthony Day reports and comments on the major environmental news of the week, with occasional interviews with experts and discussions about creating a more sustainable lifestyle. The roughly 15-20 minute broadcasts focus more on the politics rather than the science of sustainability, with episodes covering meetings of the G7, international climate summits, and governmental policy.
  • Think 100%: The Coolest Show on Climate Change

    Hosted by national civil and human rights, and environmental and climate leaders, Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. and Mustafa Santiago Ali, Think 100% challenges environmental injustices and shares solutions to climate change, including a just transition to 100% clean energy for all. The show breaks down silos across the climate movement and beyond by interviewing leaders from communities on the front-lines of climate change, elected officials who are boldly leading, and cultural creators and artists who are reaching hearts and minds.
  • TSI Episode 04: Mike Shatzkin / Putting a Price on Carbon

    Mike Shatzkin, Co-Founder of Climate Change Resources and nationally known thinker and writer, is interviewed by Jason Voss of The Sarasota Institute about the whys and hows of “putting a price on carbon”. Mike makes a powerful argument for the solution he favors, carbon-fee-and-dividend, whereby all the revenue from taxing carbon is returned in “equal shares to everybody”.
  • UNFOLD a Podcast by UC Davis

    The Earth’s climate is changing. Temperatures around the world are rising. Traditional weather patterns are shifting, and extreme weather events are happening more often. In Season 2 of Unfold, hosts Amy Quinton and Kat Kerlin will talk to researchers who believe this unprecedented crisis calls for unprecedented solutions, including projects that pull CO2 out of the air. From carbon farming to electric cars, we’ll examine the best ways to transition to a low-carbon future.
  • Urban Resilience Project Podcast Series

    In an era rocked by climate change and other large-scale disruptions, our cities must be resilient in order to survive and thrive. But what does that mean, exactly? What is known about urban resilience, and what remains to be explored? To help answer those questions, Island Press launched the Urban Resilience Project (URP) in 2013, with support from The Kresge Foundation and The JPB Foundation.
  • Yale Climate Connections Radio Program

    A new story, five times a week, Monday through Friday. Ninety seconds per day. As of mid-2018, broadcasting on more than 420 public, university, community, and alternative radio stations nationwide (see Story Locations, Stations Map). The 90-second segments also are available on iHeartRadio, iTunes, and Stitcher.
  • Zero Net Fifty

    A podcast about the politics of climate and energy.