83 episodes

Planet Pod - From politicians to protesters, scientists to entrepreneurs, we talk to the people
behind 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.

The Planet Pod's Podcast Planet Pod

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9, 27 Ratings

Planet Pod - From politicians to protesters, scientists to entrepreneurs, we talk to the people
behind 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.

    Are we ready for 2 degrees plus?

    Are we ready for 2 degrees plus?

    The Climate Change Committee's Annual Report to Parliament calls for immediate and systemic change if we are to build a green recovery post Covid. Investment in the low carbon economy coupled with some bold thinking and decision making on land use, house building, infrastructure and behaviours provides a blueprint for a green future according to Baroness Brown of Cambridge (Deputy Chair Climate Change Committee) and environmental economist Dr James MacGregor.  We discuss whether UK government actions match its policies and if we are ready for an almost certain 1.5 to 2 deg C rise in global temperature.



     

    • 40 min
    The Great Global Food Waste Scandal

    The Great Global Food Waste Scandal

    Waste in the field, the factory and in the kitchen - the truth behind the scandal of global food waste
    UN Manifesto Chef Arthur Potts Dawson joins Tristram Stuart, author, campaigner and founder of Toast Ale and food waste charity Feedback and Will Edge, founder of Greensand Ridge Distillery, as they talk with Amanda about the global scandal that leaves farmers unpaid, food rotting in fields and waste on an epic scale while millions starve.

    • 46 min
    Save the Punk Turtle!

    Save the Punk Turtle!

    Did you know 50 billion years of evolutionary history is under threat of extinction?  Rikki Gumbs from ZSL Edge programme and Dr James Rosindell discuss punk turtles (aka Mary River Turtle), how to Zoom in on the Tree of Life and why we need to save the rarest and most precious of our species who are on the edge of extinction.
     
    This podcast is the latest in our series in collaboration with the Grantham Institute.
     
    Photo courtesy of ZSL and copyright Chris Van Wyk

    • 34 min
    Curly-Headed Fish Hoovers

    Curly-Headed Fish Hoovers

    Lost to the UK since Roman times, according to Ben Macdonald - conservation writer, field director in wildlife television and keen naturalist - the enormous Dalmatian pelican might once again be spotted (no pun intended) gliding across our marshes and wetlands.  Along with John Arbon from WWT’s Barnes Wetland Centre, Ben describes the dramatic decline of the bird population in the UK over the past 2000 years and the hopes for the future rebirding of the country.  Pockets of diverse wildlife as seen on John’s patch at Barnes could spread and be re-established.  Not a flight of fancy but an exciting, realisable vision.

    • 41 min
    Paying for Net Zero

    Paying for Net Zero

    Transition to Green Energy - who pays? The producer, the polluter or the consumer?
    Join our expert guests Neil Hirst, Senior Policy Fellow for Energy and Mitigation at the Grantham Institute and Juliet Davenport, CEO of Good Energy as they discuss the paradigm shift we need in policy and regulation that will free up the consumer so we can make our own decisions about how to heat and power our homes. Trust the consumer says Juliet - they know what they are doing .... does the government??

    • 35 min
    Local Fish For Dinner

    Local Fish For Dinner

    Fancy  "....a fishy on a little dishy, when the boat comes in"?  But, if the boats aren't going out, there won't be any fish!
     
    Catch our Fish for Dinner podcast produced by Planet Pod for The Blue Marine Foundation and hear how they are supporting sustainable fishing to ensure the fish caught in native waters are getting to customers while Covid 19 has shut down the routes to market, keeping the fishing industry afloat.
     
    And if that's not enough puns, maybe Chef Mark Hix will reel you in as he shares his Tshirt (and some recipes for unusual fish) with us as well.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

sir les ,

Always Fascinating

Always Fascinating

beapods ,

Essential Green listening

Informative and comprehensive and covers an amazing range of topics!

Dan'sMum ,

Compulsory Listening!

Brilliant podcast. Should be compulsory listening for everyone!

Top Podcasts In Society & Culture

Listeners Also Subscribed To