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Planet Pod - From politicians to protesters, scientists to entrepreneurs, we talk to the peoplebehind the headlines.We are in a climate emergency. What can we do to protect our planet? At Planet Pod we believe that the first step is to take action, every small step adds up to change. We aim to share ideas and knowledge to help us all live more sustainable lives. Together we can make great strides towards halting climate change and making a difference, but the time to act is now.Planet Pod is delighted to be partnering with The Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment at Imperial College London for a ten-part podcast series which dives deep into the science of Climate Change, exploring how we can get to Net Zero sector by sector – energy, waste, travel and innovation. Stay updated via our Twitter and Instagram.
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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 43 Ratings

Planet Pod - From politicians to protesters, scientists to entrepreneurs, we talk to the peoplebehind the headlines.We are in a climate emergency. What can we do to protect our planet? At Planet Pod we believe that the first step is to take action, every small step adds up to change. We aim to share ideas and knowledge to help us all live more sustainable lives. Together we can make great strides towards halting climate change and making a difference, but the time to act is now.Planet Pod is delighted to be partnering with The Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment at Imperial College London for a ten-part podcast series which dives deep into the science of Climate Change, exploring how we can get to Net Zero sector by sector – energy, waste, travel and innovation. Stay updated via our Twitter and Instagram.
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    Quiet Radicals

    Quiet Radicals

    For our last podcast of the season we are in conversation with two beacons of hope. We talk to Professor Professor Richard Templer, who led the climate innovation centre at Imperial College and went on to found Undaunted in partnership with the Royal Institution and look back over his career and the huge impact he has had on students, businesses and start ups with Tom Robinson, CEO of Adaptavate.
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    • 37 min
    Time to Choose - should law firms act for fossil fuels?

    Time to Choose - should law firms act for fossil fuels?

    Should solicitors or barristers turn down work from fossil fuel companies? What is the role of law in the transition from an oil based economy? We explore the changing face of accountability with Haley Czarnek, National Director of Law Students for Climate Accountability, Alexander Rhodes, Partner and Head of Purpose at corporate law firm Mishcon de Reya and Paul Powlesland, Barrister and Founder of Lawyers for Nature.
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    • 34 min
    Edge of Extinction

    Edge of Extinction

    Three species go extinct every hour. We talk to zoologist, wildlife TV presenter and photographer Megan McCubbin and Dr John Ewen, Senior Research Fellow at ZSL’s Institute of Zoology about their work to highlight and tackle threats to wildlife, how far we should go to stop a species going extinct and the painstaking work, hope and courage it takes to bring a species back from the edge of extinction.
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    • 38 min
    On Gallows Down

    On Gallows Down

    A conversation with author Nicola Chester about her life, shaped by the landscape she has fought so hard to save. Author of the Wainwright Prize-nominated 'On Gallows Down', Nicola talks protest, nature, belonging, hope and the future of climate action.
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    • 31 min
    Going Undercover

    Going Undercover

    Insects - pollinators, major carnivores, herbivores and recyclers. They sustain our diet. Most animals eat insects. Our food relies on insects. The ecology of the world has evolved around insects. Yet they are in crisis, the situation is dire. We speak to Matt Shardlow, the Chief Executive of Buglife – The Invertebrate Conservation Trust, and Dr George McGavin, television presenter and author, whose recent book “The Hidden World” offers a fascinating insight to how insects sustain life on earth today and will shape our lives tomorrow.
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    • 34 min
    Troubled Waters - an SOS for Britain's Rivers

    Troubled Waters - an SOS for Britain's Rivers

    We take a deep dive into the threats facing our waterways and why it matters with Feargal Sharkey, former frontman of punk band The Undertones and de facto figurehead of the battle to save Britain’s rivers, author and Right to Roam activist Amy-Jane Beer and author, academic and campaigner Mark Wormald. To mark the conference Owned By Everyone? Chalk Streams in Culture and Crisis, we explore the scandal behind the terrible state of our rivers and find out what we can do to be part of the solution.
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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

Totoptr ,

Brilliant podcast

Brilliant podcast, have listened to a few so far. The one on the role of law firms in ending the fossile fuel industry was very interesting. Thank you.

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Interesting and positive

Great to hear solution-based information from a wide range of influential and knowledgeable people

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