Environmental Podcasts

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Here you'll find informative and interesting podcasts recommended by SEJ members and others. Know of a great podcast we should include on this page? Send the link and a short description to SEJ's web content manager Cindy MacDonald.

America Adapts
Focuses on how to adapt to climate change.

Behind the Schemes
Does a great job covering issues related to wildlife trafficking.

Broken Ground
The Southern Environmental Law Center's podcast explores environmental issues in the South (Alabama, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia).

Climate Cast
Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) News meteorologist Paul Huttner offers the latest research on Earth's changing climate.

Conservation Connection
Join the Last Chance Endeavors team as they interview today's leading wildlife scientists and conservationists about their most recent discoveries. Listen in to hear the ongoing story of the scientific studies being conducted to protect our planet's future.

Costing the Earth
BBC Radio's program looks at how humans affect the environment and how the environment reacts, questions accepted truths, challenges those in charge and reports on progress towards improving the world.

Courtroom drama, secret documents, psychological warfare, whistleblowers, media manipulation, this is a story that has it all. Join SEJ member Amy Westervelt and team as they uncover the mechanics of the longest-running and most elaborate propaganda campaign of the century — the creation and spread of climate denial — and why it's been so effective.

Green Divas Radio Show
A one-hour radio show featuring interviews with high-profile celebrities and leaders in the green living movement (including Green Dudes).

The Energy Gang
Greentech Media's podcast covers renewables/clean tech.

The Environment Report
Mostly Great Lakes and Michigan focused.

Generation Anthropocene
A science podcast featuring stories and conversations about planetary change.

The GroundTruth Podcast
GroundTruth is a podcast about global reporting on issues ranging from terrorism to global warming to income inequality.

Living on Earth
PRI, hosted by Steve Curwood.

Living Planet
Deutsche Welle combines elements of a televised news magazine with a podcast on their website.

Mongabay Newscast
Mongabay is a non-profit provider of conservation and environmental science news. The podcast can be found here as well as on Stitcher, TuneIn, iTunes, Google Play and other places you get audio.

NPR's Environment Podcast
Breaking news on the environment, climate change, pollution and endangered species.

Panda Pod
World Wildlife Fund's monthly podcast series.

This podcast on plastic, people and the planet is an independent project by German journalist Anja Krieger.

Podship Earth
Hosted by Jared Blumenfeld, former West Coast administrator of the EPA, this award-winning podcast explores different aspects of sustainability/environmental change and social impact each week.

Pulse of the Planet
Two-minute science vignettes with Jim Metzner.

"Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience."

Reveal Radio, from The Center for Investigative Reporting, is available as a weekly podcast, hosted by Al Letson and co-produced with PRX.

Reversing Climate Change
This weekly podcast takes an in-depth look at people, organizations and concepts coming together to go beyond carbon reduction to make CO2 removal from Earth's atmosphere a reality. No time for deep looks? Carbon Removal Newsroom is a shorter version from the Nori CO2 carbon removal marketplace, discussing current developments in getting excess carbon out of the atmosphere.

Science Friday
Stories about science, technology and more, from the "outer reaches of space to the tiniest microbes in our bodies."

Scientific American's Podcasts
"Sixty-second science" on a variety of topics.

Ashley Ahearn hosts a national podcast produced out of KUOW in Seattle, exploring the choices we make in a world we have changed.

Threshold uses the "story" tool to explore environmental change. "We take our listeners on journeys, where they can learn without feeling preached to, empathize with people they didn’t expect to like, and imagine things they didn’t think were possible." Season Two is all about the Arctic.

TILclimate (Today I Learned: Climate)
MIT experts explain climate change science, technology and policy topics in short 10-minute episodes.

Trump on Earth
Produced by The Allegheny Front, an environmental reporting project based in Pittsburgh, this podcast explores the environment in the Trump era. Each episode sorts through how changes to environmental policy affect people around the world — with deep analysis, clear information and real talk from the critics, scientists and thinkers who know the issues.

An investigative podcast by the award-winning journalists at The Narwhal.

Warm Regards
Climate conversations between Eric Holthaus, reporter Andrew Revkin and Jacquelyn Gill, a paleoecologist.

Yale Climate Connections
An online news service providing daily radio broadcasts and original online reporting, commentary and analysis on the issue of climate change. An initiative of the Yale Center for Environmental Communication.

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