PODCASTS

PODCASTS

PODCASTS

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…

‘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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

 

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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

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 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 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 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 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 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.

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.

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.

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).

Why I protest for climate justice: Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda
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.

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.