9 episodes

No intelligent species would destroy their own environment. BBC presenters and Marine Conservation Society ambassadors Lizzie Daly and Tom ‘The Blowfish’ Hird lift the lid on the biggest man-made environmental issues of today. If you want to understand how humans have left a footprint that has changed the planet forever and what you can personally do to live a more sustainable, zero waste life, then this is the podcast for you.
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    • 4.9 • 21 Ratings

No intelligent species would destroy their own environment. BBC presenters and Marine Conservation Society ambassadors Lizzie Daly and Tom ‘The Blowfish’ Hird lift the lid on the biggest man-made environmental issues of today. If you want to understand how humans have left a footprint that has changed the planet forever and what you can personally do to live a more sustainable, zero waste life, then this is the podcast for you.
globalwakecup.com - The stylish alternative to single-use cups, bottles, bags and straws, donates 10% of profits to The Marine Conservation Society.

Produced by Global WAKEcup and eventsinsound.com

    Polar Seas

    Polar Seas

    Summer is on its way, so why not chill out with a dive into the coldest regions of the planet. We continue series 2 with a glimpse into the harsh world of the polar seas. Packed full of polar bear, penguins and pancake ice, these freezing realms don’t just provide a habitat for some of the worlds most unique creatures, they also play a pivotal role in balancing our climate.

    • 59 min
    Deep Oceans

    Deep Oceans

    The Deep Ocean. The biggest ecosystem on our planet and the least understood. Diving into the deep is stepping into an alien world that can defy comprehension and rewrite science. Here we take a brief glimpse into this final frontier and hear what mysteries it holds

    • 1 hr
    Coral Reefs

    Coral Reefs

    Series 2. Take a dive into the wonderful watery world of coral reefs. A unique and incredible ecosystem, coral reefs are places of amazing biodiversity but are under extreme threat. In this episode we learn more about these underwater cities and just how we can help make a difference in their future.

    • 53 min
    Climate Crisis

    Climate Crisis

    Climate Change is the phrase most commonly used when discussing the world’s climate and temperature but should we be using the term climate crisis? in this episode of "WAKEcup and Smell The Coffee” Tom and Lizzie tackle the most important issue the world faces today. Asking why our politicians are not taking the lead and with a climate change denier in The White House can anything positive happen in the near future?

    • 50 min
    Fast Fashion

    Fast Fashion

    Did you know that the fashion industry creates 10% of the world’s total carbon emissions? Tom and Lizzie get out of their comfort zones to discuss the impact of “Fast Fashion” on the planet, uncovering an industry where an item of clothing can cost less than the shipping! But at what environmental and social cost to the people who make the clothes?

    • 40 min
    The Palm Oil Dilemma

    The Palm Oil Dilemma

    Do you eat chocolate, clean your teeth with toothpaste or perhaps put a bit of lipstick on for a night out? If so you’re part of the great palm oil debate - Tom and Lizzie venture into a murky and complex world...

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

ErinI1975 ,

Highly recommended

Very informative and fun to listen to. Every episode provides new info even if you feel like you know a lot about the subjects. Can’t wait for more episodes!

V.Shizzle ,

Great

Really interesting podcast. Good to get some facts about sustainable living also who knew that Nutella was one of the good guys!!

BrandNewMusic ,

Best Podcast Series

This podcast can make you laugh and move you tears, whilst educating in a non preachy way. Tom and Lizzie the two presenters have great chemistry, riffing off each other with such depth of knowledge - I can’t wait to hear what they do next.

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