20 Best Podcasts About Climate Change of 2021

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Are you wanting to learn more about climate change? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best climate change podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, Twitter us Pretty Progressive (Twitter) and we will check it out!

Best Climate Change Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.


  • Publisher: Critical Frequency
  • Total Episodes: 81

A true-crime podcast about climate change, hosted and reported by award-winning investigative journalist Amy Westervelt.

Climate One

  • Publisher: Climate One at The Commonwealth Club
  • Total Episodes: 615

Greg Dalton is changing the conversation on energy, economy and the environment by offering candid discussion from climate scientists, policymakers, activists, and concerned citizens. By gathering inspiring, credible, and compelling information, he provides an essential resource to change-makers ready to address climate change and make a difference.

Novara Media

  • Publisher: Novara Media
  • Total Episodes: 819

Novara Media is an independent media organisation addressing the issues – from a crisis of capitalism to racism and climate change – that are set to define the 21st century.

Living on Earth

  • Publisher: World Media Foundation
  • Total Episodes: 1106

As the planet we call home faces a climate emergency, Living on Earth is your go-to source for the latest coverage of climate change, ecology, and human health. Hosted by Steve Curwood and brought to you by PRX.

A Matter of Degrees

  • Publisher: Leah Stokes, Katharine Wilkinson
  • Total Episodes: 12

Give up your climate guilt. Sharpen your curiosity. This show is for the climate-curious people who know climate change is a problem, but are trying to figure out how to tackle it. We’re telling stories about the levers of power that have created the problem — and the tools we have to fix it.

Reversing Climate Change

  • Publisher: Nori
  • Total Episodes: 204

A podcast about the different people, technologies, and organizations that are coming together to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and reverse climate change. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/reversingclimatechange/support

How to Save a Planet

  • Publisher: Gimlet
  • Total Episodes: 39

Does climate change freak you out? Want to know what we, collectively, can do about it? Us, too. How to Save a Planet is a podcast that asks the big questions: What do we need to do to solve the climate crisis, and how do we get it done? Join us, journalist Alex Blumberg and scientist and policy nerd Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, as we scour the earth for solutions, talk to people who are making a difference, ask hard questions, crack dumb jokes and — episode by episode — figure out how to build the future we want.

Climate 2030

  • Publisher: The Planet Project
  • Total Episodes: 49

A podcast about climate and politics – and the most important decade in human history. It’s hosted by Years Of Living Dangerously award-winning documentary producer David Gelber and Climate Nexus Executive Director Jeff Nesbit. Climate 2030 is produced in association with The Years Project, a 501(c)3 climate change communications nonprofit based in New York City.


  • Publisher: MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative
  • Total Episodes: 24

Climate change is confusing. This award-winning MIT podcast breaks down the science, technologies, and policies behind climate change, how it’s impacting us, and what our society can do about it. Each quick episode gives you the what, why, and how on climate change — from real scientists — to help us all make informed decisions for our future.

Columbia Energy Exchange

  • Publisher: ColumbiaUEnergy
  • Total Episodes: 130

Columbia Energy Exchange features in-depth conversations with the world’s top energy and climate leaders from government, business, academia and civil society. The program explores today’s most pressing opportunities and challenges across energy sources, financial markets, geopolitics and climate change as well as their implications for both the U.S. and the world.

No Planet B

  • Publisher: Wyatt Jordan, Breanna Waterman
  • Total Episodes: 35

No Planet B is an independent climate change podcast hosted by Breanna Waterman and Wyatt Jordan! We talk to researchers, analysts, politicians, farmers, and more about climate change causes, effects, and solutions.

Tai Asks Why

  • Publisher: CBC Podcasts and TRAX from PRX
  • Total Episodes: 50

Tai Poole is trying to find answers to life’s biggest questions. What happens after we die? What’s happening in my teen brain? How can we fix climate change? He may not solve them all, but give him a break … he’s only 14 years old

The Electorette Podcast

  • Publisher: Electorette
  • Total Episodes: 174

The Electorette: A new podcast about politics, intersectionality and feminism. The Electorette features interviews and conversations with the women leading the resistance. They are passionate about equality, voting rights, climate change, access to healthcare & reproductive rights and all issues that make a healthy democracy.

The Ezra Klein Show

  • Publisher: New York Times Opinion
  • Total Episodes: 32

Each Tuesday and Friday, Ezra Klein invites you into a conversation on something that matters. How do we address climate change if the political system fails to act? Has the logic of markets infiltrated too many aspects of our lives? What is the future of the Republican Party? What do psychedelics teach us about consciousness? What does sci-fi understand about our present that we miss? Can our food system be just to humans and animals alike?

Bill Gates and Rashida Jones Ask Big Questions

  • Publisher: Gates Notes
  • Total Episodes: 6

Bill Gates and Rashida Jones Ask Big Questions pairs Bill Gates with actress and writer Rashida Jones to tackle some of the biggest questions facing us today: Is it too late to solve climate change? Does everybody lie? Is inequality inevitable? Join them for deep dives into these questions and even a few answers.

America Adapts the Climate Change Podcast

  • Publisher: Doug Parsons
  • Total Episodes: 137

A changing climate presents humanity with only one option: adapt. Join your host, Doug Parsons for America’s leading podcast on climate change – America Adapts! Each episode, Doug sits down with scientists, activists, policymakers, and journalists to discuss the tough questions facing this country and the world as we confront humanity’s greatest challenge. Question your assumptions, refresh your perspective, and become part of the climate movement that will determine our planet’s future, right here on the America Adapts podcast.

Climate Solutions

  • Publisher: European Investment Bank
  • Total Episodes: 24

Climate change is humanity’s biggest problem. The Climate Solutions podcast tells you exactly what you can do to fight climate change. From the way you heat your home to the food you eat and the digital devices you use, Climate Solutions is your checklist for climate action.

The Caroline Gleich Show

  • Publisher: Caroline Gleich
  • Total Episodes: 34

On this show, we’re going to be exploring a variety of topics – adventure and activism, climate change messaging, outdoor adventure, allyship, relationships and how we can use sport to change the world.

The Sustainable Futures Report

  • Publisher: Anthony Day
  • Total Episodes: 235

Surviving climate change, resource depletion, the energy crisis – and staying profitable

Climate Rising

  • Publisher: Harvard Business School Business & Environment Initiative
  • Total Episodes: 20

Climate Rising is about the impact of climate change on business. It brings business and policy leaders and Harvard Business School faculty together to share insights about what businesses are doing, can do, and should do to confront climate change. It explores the many challenges and opportunities that climate change raises for managers, such as decisions about where they choose to locate, the technologies they develop and use, their strategies with respect to products, marketing, customer engagement, and policy—in other words, the full spectrum of business concerns.

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