Podcasts have exploded and so have climate change podcasts, in part because not everyone learns by reading, some learn by listening. There are at least two sites which, in our opinion, have selected the best climate change podcasts: Player.fm with way more than 200 podcasts and a vastly more curated list (although not so up-to-date) from Earther.
Hot Take is a very outspoken site examining how the media does and doesn’t talk effectively about climate change. Go here to listen to one of Hot Take’s co-hosts, Mary Annaise Hegler, interview the other, Amy Westervelt (who also has an amazing podcast, Drilled) where true crime and climate change intersect.
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, 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. No surprise that within their top Climate podcasts are a number of our own. Doug wondered, in the same email, whether Apple might do the same thing…
Check out our own list below…
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
The best of live interviews on sustainable business and clean technology, conducted on stage at GreenBiz and VERGE conferences.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How climate change is reshaping our energy systems
Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts talks Trump, Mueller and climate legislation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts talks Trump, Mueller and climate legislation.
The controversial proposal to combat global warming and economic inequality is transforming the political calculus around climate change. Hosted by Michael Barbaro.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Does climate change freak you out? Want to know what we, collectively, can do about it? Us too. How to Save a Planet is a podcast that asks the big questions: what do we need to do to solve the climate crisis, and how do we get it done? Join us, journalist Alex Blumberg and scientist and policy nerd Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, as we scour the Earth for solutions, talk to people who are making a difference, ask hard questions, crack dumb jokes and — episode by episode — figure out how to build the future we want.
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.
Listen to the best Climate radio shows, free and on demand, only on iHeart.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Episode 79: David Keith, Professor at Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Kennedy School, and Founder of Carbon Engineering
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Climate Connection is a podcast exploring the relationship between the climate crisis and language education…
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.
Richard Kidd Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment & Energy Resilience at the Department of Defense
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.
Saltgrass is a fortnightly radio show and podcast highlighting and celebrating what people are doing about the climate crisis in their own communities.
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?
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 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.
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.
Kai Wright explores how the powerful have tried to convince us that science gets it wrong.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
A podcast about the politics of climate and energy.