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The best podcasts on geography, climate change and the environment available now

  • Written by  Mabel Lewis
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The best podcasts on geography, climate change and the environment available now
01 Apr
2021
If you're looking for some mental stimulation, here's a selection of the most informative podcasts available now

NATURE PODCAST

From the prestigious academic publisher comes Nature Podcast – a weekly rendition of all the best science stories. Covering the full scientific spectrum, the podcast dives deep into the most exciting and promising research published in the Nature journal. For Geographical readers, there’s plenty of topics covered from the full gamut of subjects we cover; environment, climate, extinction, geology, biology, technology and much more.


WHAT PLANET ARE WE ON?

The impacts of climate change are ever more apparent with each passing day. Biologist Liz Bonnin uncovers the effects that human activity has had on the environment as well as what we can do now to improve the health of the planet. The podcast offers solutions and practical tips on how each of us can help. It also draws help from world renowned environmentalists; names as influential as Sir David Attenborough.


A SUSTAINABLE MIND

Produced to engage everyone in the climate conversation, A Sustainable Mind delves into the minds behind today’s most impactful environmental campaigns and organisations – inspiring young and old to create a more sustainable future. The numerous episodes explain the ins and outs of the industries and innovations that will improve the sustainability of everyday products and services. By talking to experts in their respective fields, Marjorie Alexander explores the journeys of different sustainability advocates, and the experiences that have shaped their environmental thinking.

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR MONTHLY PRINT MAGAZINE!
Subscribe to Geographical today for just £38 a year. Our monthly print magazine is packed full of cutting-edge stories and stunning photography, perfect for anyone fascinated by the world, its landscapes, people and cultures. From climate change and the environment, to scientific developments and global health, we cover a huge range of topics that span the globe. Plus, every issue includes book recommendations, infographics, maps and more!


FULL STORY

The Guardian has produced this diverse podcast, telling stories without the time constraints of the news. From the recent flooding in Australia to hate crimes on Facebook, Full Story offers a more rigorous take on the issues of the news cycle. The podcast is hosted by The Guardian journalists, often interviewing experts and uncovering information in each 20 minute episode. The Full Story is released every day – making it a relevant, up-to-date news podcast.


THE GEOGRAPHICAL PODCAST

Covering the full-length story from Geographical’s monthly print magazine, our podcast takes a global perspective, featuring interviews with contributors and journalism from the world’s most perceptive writers. The latest podcast, ‘The storms to come: What the US administration means for the climate’, analyses the impact that the Trump administration had on the climate crisis and whether President Biden will be able to reverse the damage done. Each month, Geographical shares a feature-length story, covering the issues that shape our ever-changing world. Interviews with contributors will give you an audible glimpse of what’s inside the pages of our distinguished magazine. Creatively written, professionally read, our podcast series brings the Geographical experience to you, on the go. In our ever changing and complex world, discussions from world culture to climate change make vital listening.


THE WILD WITH CHRIS MORGAN

THE WILD with Chris Morgan is for those seeking to reconnect with nature. At once, it provides an escapism from the humdrum of the everyday, with sounds and stories from the world’s most vibrant ecosystems, while bringing you up to date with crucial conservation news. The series is hosted by British-American ecologist Chris Morgan, most known for his conservation and activism for the protection of America’s bear populations. The third series of THE WILD will be launching on April 6th – join Chris in the search of the elusive jaguars in the jungles of Belize, meet a former gang member turned conservationist, and go wolverine tracking near Mount Rainier. Buoyant and optimistic in forging a path forward for nature, this is a conservation podcast with a rare and upbeat tone to help you engage with the natural world.


FUTUREMAKERS

Futuremakers is produced by the leading centre of academic excellence – that’s what you can expect to find in each episode. Host Professor Peter Millican talks to researchers from around the world about the most pressing problems. Season one focuses on artificial intelligence and the implications for our daily lives; season two hones in on the climate crisis, and how humanity will cope and thrive in an uncertain future; while season three delves deep into the history of global pandemics. Featuring some of the brightest academic minds at the forefront of science and society, Futuremakers is always a stimulating and informative listen.

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR MONTHLY PRINT MAGAZINE!
Subscribe to Geographical today for just £38 a year. Our monthly print magazine is packed full of cutting-edge stories and stunning photography, perfect for anyone fascinated by the world, its landscapes, people and cultures. From climate change and the environment, to scientific developments and global health, we cover a huge range of topics that span the globe. Plus, every issue includes book recommendations, infographics, maps and more!

 

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