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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
Richard Kidd Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment & Energy Resilience at the Department of Defense
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?
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.