Everything audio-wise about climate change and sustainability

Podcasts from 94.7 The Pulse in Geelong

Geelong, Australia: The Sustainable Hour

Homage to Earth – and one lawyer’s call for action

Reversing climate change: The middle gets it

Climate change: made by man – or made by men?

» List of over 200 podcasts from The Sustainable Hour

Geelong, Australia: Life: What’s In It For Me?
Apart from The Sustainable Hour, also check out Life: What’s In It For Me?, broadcasted on Thursdays 1pm–2pm on 94.7 The Pulse with Phil Baulch, who often has guests and topics which would be of interest for The Sustainable Hour’s listeners. For example:

» 22 June 2017:
Empathy the new invisible hand – Only love will save us from climate change

» 15 June 2017:
The post growth world and Permaculture
Rowe Morrow Permaculture visits Geellong

» 8 June 2017:
Eco anxiety interview with Anna Kelly
Coping with fear of not coping in the future

Australia: ‘Greening the Apocalypse’

by Triple R

Each week the Greening the Apocalypse team talk to the tinkerers and thinkers, the freaks and geeks from permaculturists and eco-farmers to alt-tech innovators and peer-to-peer information networkers who are growing fascinating new systems through the fault lines of the old.

» Listen via www.rrrfm.libsyn.com
» Subscribe via iTunes

» 27 June 2017 podcast: Disaster Alley: Climate and Conflict with David Spratt
“We talk climate change, humanitarian crises and conflict with David Spratt, Research Coordinator for the Breakthrough National Centre for Climate Restoration. He blogs and publishes reports at ClimateCodeRed.org a site named after his co-authored 2008 book. His latest publication is Disaster Alley: Climate Change, Conflict & Risk featuring a foreword by former Pentagon official Sherri Goodman.

Melbourne, Australia: Beyond Zero Emissions Radio

Ten-year pathways to a zero-carbon Australia

» Community radio show
The BZE Radio Community Show is a one hour podcast focusing on climate solutions across society locally, regionally and around the globe and goes live every Monday at 5pm. The show aims to provide up-to-date news about community climate solutions and events from around Australia, including interviews with scientists, community and business leaders and economists just to name a few.

» Technology radio show
BZE Radio’s Technology Show focuses on the science and technology that can reduce the impacts of climate change – climate solutions. It is produced by Beyond Zero Emissions and broadcast on Fridays: 8:30 – 9:00 am from 3CR Community Radio in Melbourne and aired on other stations around Australia.

Beyond Zero Community

Monday 5:00pm to 6:00pm. Australian radio podcast produced by the staff of the organisation Beyond Zero Emissions. “Climate change – what’s hot and what’s not. Find out what is happening in community campaigns around the country, as well as the latest science and the solutions that are available now.”
Latest episode: www.3cr.org.au/beyondzero

Beyond Zero Science and Solutions

Friday 8:30am to 9:00am. Australian radio podcast produced by the staff of the organisation Beyond Zero Emissions. “Climate change – what’s hot and what’s not. Find out what is happening in community campaigns around the country, as well as the latest science and the solutions that are available now.”
» Find the latest episode on: www.3cr.org.au/beyondzero-0

Melbourne, Australia: Dirt Radio

Friends of the Earth campaigners and activists dig down into the dirt on important environmental and social justice issues.

Dirt Radio is a program presented by Friends of the Earth campaigners and activists. The show digs down into the dirt on important environmental and social justice issues. Exploring the campaigns, issues and communities involved in defending their local environment.  

Dirt Radio is on the front line and cutting edge of the environmental movement. Each show includes a feature interview, focussing in detail on a particular environmental or social justice issue that Friends of the Earth is campaigning on or affiliated to. These include issues such as nuclear energy, climate and energy justice, coal mining, fracking, Indigenous land and water rights, the emergence of new technologies and much more.  

Dirt Radio offers an opportunity for local communities to find out what is really going on in the environmental movement and potentially in their local area.  

Broadcasted weekly on Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:00am.

» Latest episode:

» Dirt Radio at 3CR Melbourne – 10 April 2018:
“Everything you always wanted to know about emission reduction targets, and a climate budget, but were afraid to ask”

Perth, Australia: Rescope Radio

Rescope Radio is produced in Western Australia and has conversations with experts, executives, artists and leaders of all kinds from around the world, to inform and inspire the personal and big picture changes we need to become a just, sustainable and flourishing society. For example: 

» Podcast no 4: Building the New Economy
Living within our ecological limits. “This is about the way services are delivered, the way our food is produced, the way houses are built, the way we transport ourselves, and it is also about restructuring the way we think about our relationship with each other and the economy. Reengage with how we make a living and make a life – and that in fact is a better thing to do.”

» Learn more on www.rescopeproject.org.au

Australia: On Purpose

“Real stories from people who are at the forefront of social change”. By Bank Australia

Every fortnight Bank Australia brings you a series of conversations about the ways you can create a positive impact for the community and the planet. You will hear real stories from people who are at the frontline of social change and see how individuals and businesses can work collaboratively towards common goals.

» www.bankaust.com.au/responsible-banking/on-purpose

Australia: The Pip Permaculture Podcast

“The podcasts feature some of the freshest voices in the permaculture movement, bringing you some inspiration and practical ideas to start living the good life.” For example:

Episode 9: David Holmgren on Retrosuburbia

Pip Permaculture Podcast is podcasted from Australia via iTunes and Soundcloud. 

» More info

Sydney, Australia: Halfway to the Moon

“We’re on a journey to answer the big (and little) questions about life in an era when humans have touched every part of the globe and beyond. Join Suzanne and Lucy as they take a weekly journey into weird, wonderful, crazy and sometimes terrifying stories about nature, climate, the planet and the universe we live in today.” Examples:

Halfway to the Moon podcast interview with Bill McKibben

» Interview published on 29 April 2018: Halfway to the Moon’s 27-minute interview with Bill McKibben

What’s the deal with recycling?

» Podcast interview by Halfway to the Moon

Hope and mourning in the Age of Ecocide

“The modern world is a scary place. The climate is changing, animals are dying, we don’t seem to be able to stop it – and it’s taking a toll on our mental health.” Halfway to the Moon asks: “Can we stay sane in an age of ecocide?”

Australia: Slow your home

The Slow Home Podcast is all about slow living in a fast pace world, and it has so far had 2.3 million downloads.
Brooke McAlary hosts it from her home in the Blue Mountains, and it covers all sorts of useful stuff for living the slow life and reducing waste.

One of her latest programs is a list of 50 Ways to (Seriously) Reduce Your Food Waste, and there are some good reminders in there for everybody.

» Home page: www.slowyourhome.com

» Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes

Australia: The Environment Show

“A leading Australian program on sustainability and the environment” using multi-media platforms, including radio, podcast and blog: “The Environment Show features important current environment issues, interviews with leading campaigners and experts, best practice and solutions to our big environmental challenges, how you can find work in the environment, travel to pristine natural places, reviews of environmental films and books, and a what’s-on guide to events.”
» Home page: www.theenvironmentshow.com
» Facebook page: www.facebook.com/EnvironmentShow

USA: Inquiring Minds

“Each week ‘Inquiring Minds’ brings you a new, in-depth exploration of the places where science, politics, and society collide.
We’re committed to the idea that making an effort to understand the world around you though science and critical thinking can benefit everyone—and lead to better decisions. We endeavor to find out what’s true, what’s left to discover, and why it all matters with weekly coverage of the latest headlines and probing discussions with leading scientists and thinkers.”

Inquiring Minds is hosted by neuroscientist and musician Indre Viskontas and science educator Kishore Hari. It’s produced by Adam Isaak in partnership with Climate Desk, a journalistic collaboration dedicated to exploring the impact of a changing climate and consisting of The Atlantic, Center for Investigative Reporting, Grist, The Guardian, The Huffington Post Mother Jones, Slate, and Wired. Our music is provided by award-winning producer Rhian Sheehan.”

» iTunes | StitcherFeedburner RSS

» Inquiring Minds episode about Mark Ruffalo – Our 100 Percent Clean Energy Future
In this brilliant podcast, Mark Ruffalo talks about his vision for a clean energy future, what he’s doing about it, and how you can help. If you don’t have an hour to listen to this podcast, then start with listening to the three-and-a-half minutes from 31:15 to 34:45.

» More info on www.soundcloud.com/inquiringminds

USA: On The Green Front

Leading radio show on climate change which unfortunately recently closed. It was presented by veteran green radio host Betsy Rosenberg.
» Home page: www.thegreenfront.com
» Progressive Radio Network front page: www.prn.fm/shows/environmental-shows/on-the-green-front
» Archived podcasts: www.prn.fm/category/archives/on-the-green-front

USA: Mrs Green’s World

“We are creating a community of people who care about the planet. Join us each week to learn everything from simple tips to live green to living life in balance. You will hear cutting edge leaders from around the world share exciting information about energy, technology, automobiles, healthy living, fashion and so much more. Listen to Mrs. Green’s World live every Saturday at noon.”

» Home page: mrsgreensworld.com
» Archived podcasts: mrsgreensworld.com/past-shows

The Green Divas Radio Show

“Sharing low-stress ways to live a deeper shade of green” – radio show, podcast, blog, tv. “Green content with a sense of humor and eco-style”.
Thursdays 4–5pm EST via HomeGrownRadioNJ.org. Podcast available via
iHeart Radio | Stitcher | iTunes | Spreaker | GD Podcast

» Home page:  www.thegreendivas.com/green-divas-radio-show

» Pinterest boards:  www.pinterest.com/GreenDivas

USA: Go Green Radio

“If the world’s natural resources were evenly distributed, people in 2050 will only have 25% of the resources per capita that people in 1950 had. If we intend to leave our children and grandchildren with the same standard of living we have enjoyed, we must preserve the foundation of that standard of living. Go Green Radio is the beginning of an important new shift in the way we treat our world.

This grassroots program promotes the very best character traits in children and adults: caring for yourself and caring for others. Through simple, responsible behavior shifts, together we can protect human health through environmental stewardship.”
Go Green Radio airs live every Friday at 9am Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica.

» Listen: voiceamerica.com/show/1303/go-green-radio

USA: If You Love This Planet

Archive of nearly 200 radio programmes by Helen Caldicott, M.D.. After four-and-half-years on the air, ‘If You Love This Planet’ ended in December 2012.

» Listen:  www.ifyoulovethisplanet.org

Recommended single podcast episodes


with Michael White

Episode 70: Into the tropics with Sarah Kang

In episode 70 of Forecast, Michael White talks with Sarah Kang from the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology about her work on the climate dynamics linking the tropics to the extratropics. While long known from paleoclimate records, Sarah and her colleagues have been revealing the impressively complex atmospheric and oceanic processes at play. Sarah, although a US citizen with a PhD from a US institution, is now back where she feels most at home — Korea — and navigating a metrics-focused tenure process, as the only female faculty member in her department of 21.

Apple Podcasts | Google Play | Stitcher | Overcast

America Adapts — The Climate Change Podcast

with Doug Parsons
Episode 52: The Great Climate Migration: A Podcast with Dr. Matt Hauer

In this episode of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with demographer Dr. Matt Hauer from the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia. Doug and Matt discuss his research paper on the role of future sea level rise on future migration within the United States. Matt explains the origins of the paper and how the popular media responded to his provocative conclusions — up to 13 million coastal residents may be displaced by the end of the century.

Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | Stitcher | Overcast

Climate Conversations podcast
– MIT ClimateX

Season 1 Episode 13: Brokering International Climate Deals

Particularly timely as a new round of UN climate talks starts to develop an “operating manual” for the Paris Agreement: Noelle Selin, an Associate Professor in MIT’s Institute for Data, Systems and Society, shares her knowledge and insights on international environmental negotiations. We discuss complexities of reaching climate agreements, the powerful co-benefits of clean air and other environmental regulations, and the challenges of integrating perspectives from government, business and science.

Apple Podcasts | Soundcloud | Stitcher | Player FM

» Medium – 5 May 2018:
After work: Treat yourself to a climate podcast or three