Environmental Podcasts

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Here you'll find informative and interesting podcasts by SEJ members and other journalists, and science professionals. Know of a great podcast we should include on this page? For consideration, 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).

California Burning
This five-part podcast series on the issues around California wildfires takes a deep look into the poor environmental practices that have led to these problems — and how improving how we interact with the environment can improve things, not just for fire conditions, but for ecosystem restoration and climate change. Produced by Matthew A. Fidler/North State Public Radio.

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.

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

The Environment Report
Mostly Great Lakes and Michigan focused.

Environmental Health Chat
The NIEHS (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) Partnerships for Environmental Public Health network produces this podcast series exploring how environmental exposures affect our health. Each episode highlights ways researchers work in partnership with community groups to understand and address environmental health issues.

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

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).

Green Dreamer
Interviews with various thought leaders and environmentalists such as Adrian Grenier, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Leah Penniman, Tristram Stuart and 1% For the Planet's Kate Williams. Example: The Bug Chicks on "What arthropods can teach us about social-emotional learning."

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

In a limited series of up-to-the-minute interviews with Bill McKibben, Mary Heglar, Anthony Rogers-Wright, Kate Aronoff and others, SEJ member Emily Atkin connects the dots on how two of the most pressing issues of our time — COVID-19 and the climate crisis — are really one and the same. Find all six here, alongside the Drilled podcasts.

In This Climate
Indiana University’s Environmental Resilience Institute and The Media School interviews scientists and others "working toward solutions, the legislation to watch and the ways you can remain resilient."

The Last Environmentalist
Josh Dorfman's weekly podcast about action, ingenuity and hope in the face of climate change.

Living on Earth
On Public Radio International (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.

No Planet B
Environmental scientists Wyatt Jordan and Breanna Waterman interview researchers, farmers, professors and astrophysicists to learn about how they're affected and what their research and experience can tell us about climate change.

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

Panda Pod
World Wildlife Fund's monthly podcast series.

A podcast on plastic, people and the planet by freelance journalist and SEJ member 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.

Poetry & Planet
Monthly podcast featuring the best contemporary poetry focusing on nature and the environment; produced by EarthTalk.

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.

Sea Change Radio
Nationally syndicated weekly radio show and podcast covering the shift to social, environmental and economic sustainability.

Stories for Earth
This podcast focuses on stories that can help people develop emotional resilience to the climate crisis. Every month they examine a book, movie, TV show, video game or any other kind of relevant cultural narrative that can teach us lessons about mitigating and adapting to climate change.

Sustainably Geeky
Each episode explores a different sustainability topic and features a subject matter expert to help break down complex issues for listeners.

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.

The Undark Podcast
Undark's monthly audio exploration of science and society.

From the The Narwhal, this six-part investigative podcast is about Bear 148, a female grizzly bear who ended up dying 450 km from her home range, spurring major public outcry.

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

The Writers' Co-op
This business podcast is for freelance writers everywhere. It's hosted by SEJ member Wudan Yan and freelancer Jenni Gritters. Season one launches in March 2020; hear about finding clients, diversifying income streams, saying no, taking care of your mental health, negotiating contracts, getting paid on time and more.

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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