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.

Check out our own list below…

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A Matter of Degrees

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.

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.

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.