Everything audiowise about climate change and sustainability

There is a lot to listen to out there. Dive in!


The Climactic Collective of podcasts in Australia


The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse

By Anthony Gleeson, Jackie Matthews, Colin Mockett and Mik Aidt


Now or never: kicking off a climate revolution

THE REGENERATIVE HOUR: Restoring climate by rebuilding the landscape

→ Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher

→ List of over 350 hours of podcasts from The Sustainable Hour

Climactic and the Climactic Collective

“Climactic is a podcast, a social media presence, and website created by two residents of Australia greatly concerned about climate change.” It was launched on Earth Day 22 April 2018. Podcast-hosts Mark Spencer and Rich Bowden want to learn more about the impacts Australia can expect from our already changing climate, how we can best prepare, and hopefully live purposefully to minimise them.


“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?”


Greening the Apocalypse

By Triple R

The Greening the Apocalypse team talked 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. The podcast stopped in 2019.

→ Listen via www.rrr.org.au

→ 103 episodes available via iTunes


Slow Home podcast

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


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


All Being Well

By Kayla Robertson

“How do we thrive in a changing world? Hear the wisdom and philosophies of healers, innovators, growers and and other well-being leaders. All Being Well is a podcast taking a 360 degree approach to well-being to guide you on your personal wellness journey. This audio resource is a companion for compassionate and curious people, offering tools to cultivate a meaningful life.”

The Power of Conscious Choice with Tim Silverwood
Released 4 June 2018
Did you know that almost three quarters of our planet’s surface is covered by ocean? This has lead Tim Silverwood to believe that we should be calling it Planet Ocean rather than Planet Earth. As an environmentalist, a campaigner, and the co-founder of Take 3. He’s a dynamic voice within the movement away from single use plastics, and a refreshingly optimistic presence within the environmental movement.
In this episode you’ll discover simple tools to reduce your single use plastic pollution, and Tim’s advice on the one thing you can start doing today that will change your relationship with nature.

Revolutionary Permaculture with David Holmgren
Released 4 June 2018
In many homes worldwide, David Holmgren is a beloved name. As the co-creator of the global permaculture movement, his work has touched millions of lives, and can be seen etched into the gardens of inner city projects to community co-operatives to large-scale farms. David is not only promoting a sustainable lifestyle, but a powerful alternative life away from dependent consumerism.
Kayla had the pleasure of interviewing David at his home of Melliodora in Central Victoria, one of the best documented and well known permaculture demonstration sites worldwide. In this episode you’ll learn David’s tips for the first place to start when greening your home, and the easy ways that you can introduce permaculture into your life.

+ We have FREE resources for all listeners of this show, including resources from David’s latest book – RetroSuburbia – and a Wayapa connection video practice, when you subscribe to All Being Well’s newsletter on our website: www.allbeingwell.com.au

→ Subscribe to the podcast on itunes.apple.com

→ All Being Well podcast on Instagram and Facebook.


Planet A

By Dan Jørgensen, the Danish minister for climate and energy

A podcast on climate change hosted by the Danish Minister of Climate, Energy and Utilities Dan Jørgensen. Inviting some of the world’s leading experts, policy makers and activists to share their thoughts with us. Not only to address the challenges and dilemmas inherent in climate change. But also to talk about its possible solutions.

→ Listen on iTunes


The David Suzuki Podcast

Canadian environment communicator David Suzuki got his start in radio 45 years ago. Now, he’s thrilled to launch his first podcast today.

In Season 1 of The David Suzuki Podcast, “COVID-19 and the Basic Elements of Life”, David explores how the pandemic can help us refocus on what’s most important, and what a green and just recovery from COVID-19 could look like.

Joined by old friends like Jane Fonda and Neil Young, leading thinkers like Jennifer Keesmaat, Dr. Kwame McKenzie and Winona LaDuke, youth activists, environmental experts and more, David returns to the fundamentals to help us seize this unique opportunity to rediscover our place on this beautiful living planet.



The Climate Question

“Stories on why we find it so hard to save our own planet, and how we might change that.”
Weekly podcast produced by the BBC.

The Climate Question

Hot Take

“A holistic, irreverent, no-bullshit look at the climate crisis and all the ways we’re talking—and not talking—about it. We take a feminist, race-forward lens to the biggest story of our time. Some people might call it intersectional, we call it honest.

Co-hosted by Mary Annaïse Heglar and Amy Westervelt who curate the best in climate writing and bring it to you, alongside an intersectional analysis of the climate conversation.” 

Hot Take

Think: Sustainability

From waste to wealth, and grids to growth, the show digs into the impact of consumption across all areas of life — it tracks the movements, discoveries and technologies making way for a sustainable future.

Think: Sustainability is about practical actions for a better planet. From waste to wealth, and grids to growth, the show digs into the impact of consumption across all areas of life — it tracks the movements, discoveries and technologies making way for a sustainable future.


The Green Elephant in the Room:
Solutions To Restoring the Health of Our Planet

We all know about the doom and gloom associated with environmental issues. We need to tell ourselves a new story. Instead let’s talk about energy independence, green jobs, livable cities, clean water, clean air, and healthy children. This is where politics, perceptions, and life-style meet the catastrophe that is unfolding in front of our eyes. Here’s a suggestion — subscribe, tune-in, and skip the impending apocalypse.

→ Listen on Apple Podcast

Home Style Green

How do you make a healthy, comfortable home that’s sustainable and cost effective? A ‘green’ home is the foundation of living a green lifestyle. Join me as I interview leading architects from around the world and discuss the how, why and who of eco homes and sustainable design. From simple energy saving tips to insulation upgrades, kitchen remodelling, solar power and insulating concrete slabs.


A Material Girl Goes Green

“New to an environmentally friendly lifestyle? Considering beginning your low waste journey? This podcast is for you. Our weekly podcast follows Lesley (founder of Farm Finds Candles) as she begins her journey toward an eco-friendly lifestyle. Our resident sustainability expert Jodi answers ALL the questions and helps us overcome the challenges and celebrate the wins along the way. Fun eco guests make this podcast entertaining and informative. Come join us!”



Locals Share Green Action

People from across the US, share their stories about meaningful work with their local community while working on common goals to take action to help each other, wildlife and our earth. Through people’s experiences, we can learn new creative ways to contribute, that work with our varied strengths, talents, and interests. This podcast show is a sharing platform that honors and celebrates individuals from all walks of life, that are contributing to green local projects, groups, non-profits, businesses and more, with their time and energy. As a by-product of people sharing, helpful seeds of action are seeking to grow more solution-based plans to clean, protect and repair the environment.

→ Listen on Apple Podcast

Wardrobe Crisis

Wardrobe Crisis with Clare Press who decodes the fashion system and digs deep into its effects on people and planet. This show unzips the real issues that face the industry today, with a focus on ethics, sustainability, consumerism, activism, identity and creativity.



Direct Current

An Energy.gov Podcast about energy — the kind that lights our homes, powers our lives and shapes our world. From the U.S. Department of Energy’s digital team in Washington, D.C., Direct Current brings you fresh, insightful stories of how we generate and use electricity, what that means for the planet and the cutting-edge science that’s driving a global energy revolution.



Energy Insiders

Join RenewEconomy founder and editor Giles Parkinson and columnist and energy markets expert David Leitch as they discuss the week’s main events – politics, solar and storage.

Ocean Protect

The health of our oceans is under major threat. Every week, Jeremy Brown (Co-Founder of Ocean Protect) and Brad Dalrymple (Environmental Engineer with Ocean Protect) host a variety of guests, including scientists, educators, activists, and politicians – to discuss the key issues affecting the health of our oceans – and what can be done about it. This podcast is for anyone interested in learning more about the health of our oceans, the key pressures, and potential solutions.

→ Listen on Apple Podcast

A Sustainable Mind

“A Sustainable Mind is a podcast created for the earth-conscious individual, ecopreneur, environmental activist, sustainability enthusiast, grassroots organizer, minimalist, conscious consumer and the eco-curious. If you are looking to get inspired, motivated and take action to be the change you want to see in the world you are in the right place.

Delivered to you each week, Marjorie Alexander brings you environmental changemakers whose campaigns, companies and projects have changed the planet for the better. Featured guests discuss their relationship with nature early on, their journey to a green career, light-bulb moments, sustainable habits, lessons from launching their projects, and much more. Each episode ends with ACTIONABLE advice and resources for you to hit the ground running.”

→ Listen on Apple Podcast


The Few Who Do

Two hosts, one problem, two possibilities… Presented by Jan Fran and Marc Fennell, a series where we hear personal stories from Australians with big ambitions, entrepreneurs and small business owners, who are advocating for change and tackling society’s big issues. The Few Who Do is an SBS podcast with CGU Insurance.



The Guardian’s Science Weekly podcast

Led by hosts Ian Sample, Hannah Devlin and Nicola Davis.


Deep Adoptation Forum podcast

Publishes key content of the Deep Adoptation Forum, including from Jem Bendell’s Q&As, as a podcast.



Change Everything

A podcast by people who are freaking out about climate, racism, and inequality…and thinking through solutions that are actually as big as the crises we face.

→ Change Everything podcast – 9 May 2020:
Naomi Klein, Coronavirus Capitalism, and a People’s Bailout Now!
“In a wide-ranging conversation with The Leap’s co-founder Naomi Klein, we explore the perils and possibilities of this political moment, from the unprecedented ways that Silicon Valley is benefiting from the pandemic, to the radicalizing power of “essential work.”


“A weekly podcast about the environment, for and by the confused.”

Your hosts Ol and Dave are supposed to be experts in how to save the planet. But why’s everything got to be so confusing? Each week they try to get a little bit closer to enlightenment. They may fail.

They sift through the most egregious eco-guff out there, exposing the real eco villians vs the hapless incompetents. It’s topical, funny and hopefully more than a little cathartic. 



Outrage and optimism

“Face the climate crisis head on, but understand that we have the power to solve this. From former UN Chief Christiana Figueres and the team who brought you the Paris Agreement, this podcast about issues and politics will inform you, inspire you and help you realize that this is the most exciting time in history to be alive.”

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Living Planet

Every Thursday, a new episode of Living Planet brings you environment stories from around the world, digging deeper into topics that touch our lives every day. The prize-winning, weekly half-hour radio magazine and podcast is produced by Deutsche Welle, Germany’s international broadcaster – dw.com/environment.
→ Subscribe on www.itunes.apple.com/podcast

Forecast: Climate conversations with Michael White

Long format interviews with Nature’s editor for climate science, Michael White.

→ www.player.fm

The Elephant

The Elephant is a podcast investigating solutions to the greatest problem of our time: climate change. 



Citizens’ Climate Radio

By Citizens Climate Lobby

You can listen to full episodes of Citizens’ Climate Radio on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, SoundCloud, Podbean, Northern Spirit Radio, Google Play, PlayerFM, and TuneIn Radio.

Connect with other listeners, suggest program ideas, and respond to programs in the Citizens’ Climate Radio Facebook group or on Twitter at @CitizensCRadio.

→ Home page on www.citizensclimatelobby.org


The Abundant Edge

By Oliver M Goshey

“Learn from leaders and innovators in the worlds of permaculture, natural building, and regenerative living.”

Oliver Goshey is the host of ‘The Abundant Edge’ podcast, where he interviews leaders and change-makers in the worlds of permaculture, natural building, and regenerative living. He is passionate about promoting healthy lifestyles that repair and advance ecosystems through symbiotic design and compassionate construction.

→ Read more on www.abundantedge.com/podcast

→ Subscribe to podcast on www.itunes.apple.com



“A podcast about the different people, technologies, and organizations that are coming together to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and reverse climate change. Nori offers insights and shares success stories on how removing excess CO2 from the atmosphere is impacting our climate.”

Nori is a company on a mission to reverse climate change by removing enough carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to lower the overall concentration of CO2 below 350 parts per million.

Reversing climate change is an achievable goal. It’s not a problem of technology or engineering, but rather a problem of organization and financing. Nori sits in the middle of this space and offers a maximally efficient method of coordinating the financial incentives of all parties to remove carbon dioxide.

“A podcast about the different people, technologies, and organizations that are coming together to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and reverse climate change. Nori offers insights and shares success stories on how removing excess CO2 from the atmosphere is impacting our climate.”

Nori is a company on a mission to reverse climate change by removing enough carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to lower the overall concentration of CO2 below 350 parts per million. Reversing climate change is an achievable goal. It’s not a problem of technology or engineering, but rather a problem of organization and financing. Nori sits in the middle of this space and offers a maximally efficient method of coordinating the financial incentives of all parties to remove carbon dioxide.


→ Example: Podcast #28   John Elkington, Chairman & Chief Pollinator of Volans (Listen from Youtube)


Radio EcoSchok

Alex Smith is host of the syndicated weekly Radio Ecoshock Show – the cutting edge with top scientists, authors and activists. 13th year on the air as of 2019.

Latest science, authors, issues – from climate change, oceans, forests, pollution, solar storms, the economy, and peace.

Sustainable World Radio – Ecology and Permaculture Podcast

By Jill Cloutier

“Learning From and Working With Nature – Interviews, news, and commentary about ecology, permaculture, organic gardening, sustainability, green living, and ethnobotany. Since 2004, Sustainable World has interviewed experts from around the globe; experts who learn from and work with nature. Tune in to discover positive solutions to environmental challenges; solutions that adhere to the Permaculture Ethics of Earth Care, People Care, and Fair Share.”

→ Home page: www.sustainableworldradio.com

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Mothers of Invention

“Climate change is a man-made problem with a feminist solution! Join former Irish president Mary Robinson and comedian Maeve Higgins in this uplifting and fascinating podcast, and meet a host of game-changing women fighting to save all our lives.”

→ Podcast home page on www.mothersofinvention.online

The Sustainable Living podcast

“Tips, tools and tactics for living a heart-centered life that honors Mother Earth and her inhabitants. Topics including homesteading, yoga, home remedies, health, spirituality, prepping, survival, gardening, minimalism, permaculture, DIY, self-reliance, and more.”

→ Podcast page on www.stitcher.com/podcast/jenise-fryatt/the-sustainable-living-podcast

Sustainable Nation

“The Sustainable Nation Podcast delivers interviews with global leaders in sustainability and regenerative development twice a week. Our goal is to provide sustainability professionals, business leaders, academics, government officials and anyone interested in joining the sustainability revolution, with information and insights from the world’s most inspiring change-makers.”

→ Podcast page on www.stitcher.com/podcast

→ Home page: www.sustridge.com/sustainable-nation


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


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


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


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:



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


Extinction Radio

By The Near Term Human Extinction Support Group

“The Near Term Human Extinction Support Group is designed to facilitate a forum for friendly and non-threatening discussion about issues of concern, primarily revolving around various environmental threats to human survival. Based on trends determined by scientific research, members have accepted that human extinction is inevitable in the near term due to anthropogenic global warming and its consequences.”

→ Home page: www.extinctionradio.net

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

→ RMTI on Instagram – May 2020:
10 podcasts recommended by RMTI Sustainability