20 Best Podcasts About Environmental Change of 2021

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

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

Parts Per Billion

  • Publisher: Bloomberg Law
  • Total Episodes: 147

Parts Per Billion is Bloomberg Law’s environmental policy podcast. We cover everything from air pollution, to toxic chemicals, to corporate sustainability, and climate change. The reporters from our environment desk offer an inside look at what’s happening at Congress, in the courts, and at the federal agencies, and help explain the scientific and policy debates shaping environmental laws and regulations. Host: David Schultz

Hidden Pearls Podcast

  • Publisher: Thunderbird Performance
  • Total Episodes: 20

Sharing the untold stories of the people and communities impacted by social and environmental injustice. Our goal is to raise awareness, increase understanding, promote healing, and ultimately make change.

A Sustainable Mind – environment & sustainability podcast

  • Publisher: Marjorie Alexander
  • Total Episodes: 87

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!

Age of Plastic

  • Publisher: Andrea Fox
  • Total Episodes: 70

An environmental podcast with tips on how to live plastic free! Host Andrea Fox tackles big ethical issues with her knowledgable guests, all in the hope of overcoming the climate change overwhelm and battling the single-use plastic guilt.

Climate History Podcast

  • Publisher: Dagomar Degroot
  • Total Episodes: 19

Climate History features interviews and discussions about the history of climate change. Conversations consider what the past can tell us about our present and future. It is hosted by Dr. Dagomar Degroot, associate professor of environmental history at Georgetown University, and Emma Moesswilde, a PhD student in environmental and climate history at Georgetown.

Mongabay Newscast

  • Publisher: Mongabay.com
  • Total Episodes: 135

News and inspiration from nature’s frontline, featuring inspiring guests and deeper analysis of the global environmental issues explored every day by the Mongabay.com team, from climate change to biodiversity, tropical ecology, wildlife, and more. The show airs every other week.

The Sweaty Penguin

  • Publisher: Ethan Brown
  • Total Episodes: 56

Sometimes, climate change IS a laughing matter. Every week, The Sweaty Penguin cuts through the noise and the doom-and-gloom of the climate conversation with late-night-comedy-style monologues and in-depth conversations with leading global experts on a variety of environmental issues. Through a nonpartisan approach, The Sweaty Penguin makes environmental issues less overwhelming and politicized and more accessible and fun. In partnership with Peril and Promise, a PBS/WNET public media initiative on climate change, The Sweaty Penguin invites you to join the hottest conversation in town.


  • Publisher: Auricle Productions
  • Total Episodes: 76

Threshold is a Peabody Award-winning public radio show and podcast that tackles one pressing environmental issue each season. We report the story where it’s happening through a range of voices and perspectives. Our goal is to be a home for nuanced journalism about human relationships with the natural world. www.thresholdpodcast.org Season 1 — “Oh Give Me a Home” Can we ever have wild, free-roaming bison again? Season 2 — “Cold Comfort” Climate change in the Arctic through the eyes of people who live there. Season 3 — “The Refuge” The controversy over drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Impact Boom Podcast – Social Enterprise & Design

  • Publisher: Impact Boom Podcast – Social Enterprise & Design
  • Total Episodes: 260

Impact Boom searches the globe to find the people, stories & inspiration to help you create maximum positive impact. We interview world-leading social innovators, entrepreneurs, changemakers, designers, educators, thinkers and doers who share Insights, ideas & inspiration. As long as these leaders are focussing their efforts on creating positive social and environmental change, we’ll make sure you hear about it.

The Angry Clean Energy Guy

  • Publisher: Assaad W. Razzouk
  • Total Episodes: 50

There is so much to be angry about, if you are a clean energy guy. Every day, so many things that happen around the world make me angry when I look at them with lenses colored by the climate change chaos unfolding everywhere around us. And I am especially angry because I know we can solve the climate change crisis if we were only trying.Each week, I will share with you a few topics that struck me and that I was very angry about – and this will generally have to do with climate change, solar or wind power, plastic pollution, deforestation and reforestation, environmental degradation, wildlife, the oceans and other related topics.

The Trail Ahead

  • Publisher: Lantigua Williams & Co.
  • Total Episodes: 5

Join athletes and environmental advocates Faith E. Briggs and Addie Thompson as they dig into conversations at the intersection of race, environment, history and culture. They talk to thought-leaders, athletes, activists, artists, scientists, comedians — folks from all walks of life. Together, they aim to galvanize a dialogue in the outdoors that is authentic, sustained and leads to tangible change. Presented by Merrell and Patagonia.

Transformers | The sustainability change makers

  • Publisher: Kaj Embren
  • Total Episodes: 20

How business people and policy makers are transforming the future to create a more sustainable one. The guests are people from the industry, environmental influencers and politicians driving the change into a low carbon and green economy.

The Innovative Mindset

  • Publisher: Izolda Trakhtenberg
  • Total Episodes: 155

In this weekly show, get the wisdom of peak performing creatives, innovators, and thought leaders in the creative, social impact, and environmental space. We explore how to build creative problem-solving skills, and use your unique genius to change the world This show explores how creative thinking and innovation can relieve crushing stress, avert ecological disaster, and maybe even save the world.

The Planet Today

  • Publisher: Matt Norden
  • Total Episodes: 1

Weekly episodes covering the latest in Wildlife Conservation, Renewable Energy, Climate Change, and Environmental Policy – all in 60 minutes or less. Featuring guests, interviews, documentary reviews, and listener interaction. Hosted by Matt Norden and produced by Nick Gennusa. Coming to you weekly starting June 4, 2021!

Conscious Kitchen

  • Publisher: Conscious Kitchen
  • Total Episodes: 30

Conscious Kitchen Podcast cooks up authentic, conscious conversations that leave listeners feeling connected as if they just spent an hour with their closest friend. Join modern-day Renaissance women Laura Fama & Elizabeth Garcia as they look for inspiration and self-improvement while hosting discussions with diverse individuals working to change the world. CK Podcast features people from around the globe who are ahead of the game and writing their own rules. Stories of exploration, art, environmental issues, business, mental health, living compassionately with a purpose.

How to save the world

  • Publisher: How to Save the World Podcast
  • Total Episodes: 104

How to Save the World is a podcast that focuses on sustainability, science and climate change as told through the lens of interviews with experts, long-form investigative episodes and easily digestible Friday News Briefings. We talk about sustainable investing, the science of composting, the history of environmental activism, politics and more! Hosted by Meghan Offtermatt and Jaimie Pruden, we offer both monthly full-length episodes and weekly Friday News Briefings that break down the week’s environmental news, legislation and scientific breakthroughs. Give it a listen, check out our website at www.howtosavetheworldpodcast.com, our Instagram @howtosavetheworldpodcast and let’s keep saving the world! If you like what we do, please support us on Patreon, like our episodes or follow us here, or rate and review us on Apple Podcasts!

How Do I Do This: An Environmental Career Podcast

  • Publisher: Emerging Leaders for Biodiversity
  • Total Episodes: 30

More and more people are waking up to the idea that climate change and the loss of nature (i.e. biodiversity and ecosystems) is real and we need to become better stewards of our planet. Leading many to seek out careers in the environmental field. It is a growing field that isn’t going anywhere anytime soon but it can be a tough one to break into. Hear from top professionals and new professionals alike about how they broke into the industry and what it’s really like to work in the environmental field. Welcome to the wild world of environmental careers.

For What It’s Earth

  • Publisher: M.A. Journalism
  • Total Episodes: 4

Join host Ann Oakman to help raise environmental awareness. Listen to learn about current issues and how your role as a community member can change your environment for the better.

Sincerely, Earth Podcast

  • Publisher: Jill Fecteau
  • Total Episodes: 25

Welcome to Sincerely, Earth. A podcast that reflects Earth’s personal diary, the good, the bad, and the ugly. We will talk about climate change, best environmental practices, how to live a sustainable, eco- friendly lifestyle and so much more! Every week a new episode will be published on Wednesdays. Tune in then!

ESG Matters @ Ashurst Podcast

  • Publisher: Ashurst
  • Total Episodes: 11

Sustainability is an issue that affects us all, but how can we take steps to provoke meaningful change and make a lasting impact on environmental, social and governance issues across the globe? We explore the intersection of business value with business values for a more prosperous and sustainable future.

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