204 episodes

Sustainababble: a weekly comedy podcast about the environment.

Visit us at www.sustainababble.fish, on Twitter @thebabblewagon, or search for 'Sustainababble' on Facebook. Contact at hello@sustainababble.fish.

Sustainababble Sustainababble: comedy, nature, climate change.

    • Earth Sciences
    • 4.9 • 284 Ratings

Sustainababble: a weekly comedy podcast about the environment.

Visit us at www.sustainababble.fish, on Twitter @thebabblewagon, or search for 'Sustainababble' on Facebook. Contact at hello@sustainababble.fish.

    #201: British S**t for British People

    #201: British S**t for British People

    Where once this small island in the mid-atlantic was famous for exporting cricket, heavy industry, global oppression and the rule of law, we're now known for the contents of our bins.







    For, despite a promise by Boris Johnson (we know, we know) that the UK would stop sending our crap abroad, it turns out we're still doing just that. This barefaced porkie has provoked a child to start a petition, now signed by hundreds of thousands of irked humans. So this week we jump aboard the irk express and ask why TF we can't sort out our own rubbish in our own country.PLUS, we celebrate a non-maniac becoming world boss; get all goo-ey about the Guardian doing a green thing; blow gaskets at a Cumbrian coal mine; and expose Ol as the consumerist Inhofe he truly is.







    Two petitions for you to sign:







    * Stop the UK exporting its plastic waste https://www.change.org/p/boris-johnson-stop-the-u-k-from-exporting-its-plastic-waste







    * Stop Whitehaven coal mine in Cumbria https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/568475







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    • 42 min
    #200: America, WTF

    #200: America, WTF

    The last few weeks stateside make earlier Trumpgasms appear almost normal by comparison. Armed insurrection, an attempted coup, social media bans, a manatee having 'TRUMP' carved into its back. Srsly.







    Perhaps worst of all, though, is the uneasy feeling that Americans may be at the beginning of a very unpleasant period in their history, not the culmination of it.







    Still, the bellicose bell-end IS on his way out, to be replaced by someone who would like to stop the planet frying. Woop and yay!







    To celebrate, and to commiserate about the ongoing descent of his country into civil war, we talk to actual American and recovering Babble veteran (see episode #30) David Turnbull, Strategic Communications Director at Oil Change U.S..







    Sustainababble is your friendly environment podcast, out weekly. Theme music by the legendary Dicky Moore – @dickymoo. Sustainababble logo by the splendid Arthur Stovell. Ecoguff read out by Arabella.







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    #199: Is it really green?

    #199: Is it really green?

    Among today's intractable divisions, few are more bitter, more incendiary than that between the washing-up-by-hand loyalists and the using-the-dishwasher hardliners.







    So which *is* better for the planet? And while we're at it, what about vegan leather vs real leather, or soy bean tears compared to almond sweat?







    Thankfully for prospects of world peace, Georgina Wilson-Powell has written a thoroughly well researched book - 'Is It Really Green? Everyday Eco Dilemmas Answered' - that resolves the hitherto unresolveable. Georgina, a journalist and founder of Pebble magazine, joins us to natter about what she discovered along the way.







    Sustainababble is your friendly environment podcast, out weekly. Theme music by the legendary Dicky Moore – @dickymoo. Sustainababble logo by the splendid Arthur Stovell. Ecoguff read out by Arabella.







    Love the babble? Bung us a few pennies at www.patreon.com/sustainababble.







    MERCH: sustainababble.teemill.com







    Available on iTunes, Spotify, Acast & all those types of things, or at sustainababble.fish. Visit us at @thebabblewagon and at Facebook.com/sustainababble. Email us at hello@sustainababble.fish.

    • 46 min
    #198: Hugo Tagholm meets Sustainababble

    #198: Hugo Tagholm meets Sustainababble

    Ever wound up in the ocean with human faeces on your head, or a used sanitary product bobbing by? Us neither, thankfully, but many UK surfers have, which is why a bunch of them campaign for cleaner seas with Surfers Against Sewage, a national marine conservation charity headed up by Hugo Tagholm.







    For this opening episode of 2021, Hugo joins us to explain why Dave should try surfing (he really shouldn't, ed.), why lobbying MPs in wetsuits is effective, and to shed light on the, well, shitty practices of water companies.Sustainababble is your friendly environment podcast, out weekly. Theme music by the legendary Dicky Moore – @dickymoo. Sustainababble logo by the splendid Arthur Stovell. Ecoguff read out by Arabella.







    Love the babble? Bung us a few pennies at www.patreon.com/sustainababble.







    MERCH: sustainababble.teemill.com







    Available on iTunes, Spotify, Acast & all those types of things, or at sustainababble.fish. Visit us at @thebabblewagon and at Facebook.com/sustainababble. Email us at hello@sustainababble.fish.

    • 42 min
    #197: SustainaBAUBLE

    #197: SustainaBAUBLE

    Well here we are, a festive season distinctly lacking in bantz. BUT THAT'S WHAT YER BABBLE IS FOR! So strap in for an unashamedly lol-centric and straw-clutchingly positive look back at 2020.As we learned in Sustainabaubles 1-5, there are few things more Christmassy than a shameless Coca-Cola ad. So we dig out their 2020 Christmas offering, in which - astonishingly - not a single piece of their whale rectum-clogging plastic is featured. Though given what a miscreant known to this podcast recently emailed Coca-Cola after one too many single malts, the less said about rectums the better.AND for the first time, we unceremoniously ditch Dicky Moore and instead provide our own musical accompaniment on keyboards, tambourine and recorder, none of which either of us can really play. We too have had enough of experts, so it seems.Sustainababble is your friendly environment podcast, out weekly. Theme music by the legendary Dicky Moore – @dickymoo. Sustainababble logo by the splendid Arthur Stovell. Ecoguff read out by Arabella.







    Love the babble? Bung us a few pennies at www.patreon.com/sustainababble.







    MERCH: sustainababble.teemill.com







    Available on iTunes, Spotify, Acast & all those types of things, or at sustainababble.fish. Visit us at @thebabblewagon and at Facebook.com/sustainababble. Email us at hello@sustainababble.fish.

    • 55 min
    #196: Juliet Davenport meets Sustainababble

    #196: Juliet Davenport meets Sustainababble

    These days energy companies fall over themselves to tell us how good for the planet they are, with varying degrees of chutzpah. When it comes to actual goodness though, Good Energy is unquestionably, well, good: buy leccy from them and you can be confident it comes from the sun or the wind or Jeremy Clarkson's backside, no funny business. More to the point, your money will directly lead to *more* wind and solar power getting built, thereby negating the need for JC's derriere altogether.







    Juliet Davenport has been the firm's boss for two decades, and joins us to explain what makes energy good or miserable, why she can't be doing with moving to Mars with Elon Musk, and why she's letting children run her company.Sustainababble is your friendly environment podcast, out weekly. Theme music by the legendary Dicky Moore – @dickymoo. Sustainababble logo by the splendid Arthur Stovell. Ecoguff read out by Arabella.







    Love the babble? Bung us a few pennies at www.patreon.com/sustainababble.







    MERCH: sustainababble.teemill.com







    Available on iTunes, Spotify, Acast & all those types of things, or at sustainababble.fish. Visit us at @thebabblewagon and at Facebook.com/sustainababble. Email us at hello@sustainababble.fish.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
284 Ratings

284 Ratings

Emmalianne18 ,

My fave podcast

Absolutely love these two and how much they make me laugh. If you’re feeling overwhelmed with the climate crisis, listen to Ol and Dave as they are bound to cheer you up! Such an easy listen while still exploring climate related topics.

sammivook ,

Easy to listen and enjoy

Such a great show, great hosts and brilliant guests.
Talking all things sustainable and environmentally focused, but in a comedic and easy-to-listen-to-way.
You won’t be disappointed in this serious yet not serious approach!
Love it

Chinstaffs ,

Easy to understand and plenty of fun

Dave and Ol explore sustainability topics and talk with visitors in a light hearted and easy to comprehend way.

Brill for environmental beginners and experts alike

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