PODCASTS

Podcasts have exploded and so have climate change podcasts. 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 The Climate Advisor.

Check out our own list below…

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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.

Center Stage Podcast

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

Climate 2020

This podcast is hosted by Years Of Living Dangerously award-winning documentary producer David Gelber and ClimateNexus Founding Director Jeff Nesbit. Each week, Climate 2020 will call out the candidates for their action, or non-action on climate. We will keep voters informed and up to date on climate issues and what the candidates are saying about climate. Expect us to tackle the most compelling and important climate stories from the 2020 presidential election.

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. 

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.