100 episodes

Looking to reconnect with nature? Want to make better decisions for the health of the planet? Every Friday, Living Planet brings you the stories, facts and debates on the key environmental issues of our time.

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    • 4.4 • 75 Ratings

Looking to reconnect with nature? Want to make better decisions for the health of the planet? Every Friday, Living Planet brings you the stories, facts and debates on the key environmental issues of our time.

    Deep dive: The true cost of sugar

    Deep dive: The true cost of sugar

    Sugar has changed the world. In this episode, we hear how this ubiquitous commodity reshaped economies, fueled the slave trade and influenced global health trends. And our desire for sugary foods has also left a mark on the environment. Is it time to question the sustainability of our sweet tooth? Or can we have our cake and eat it too?

    • 39 min
    Deep Dive: Could ocean viruses be used for carbon capture?

    Deep Dive: Could ocean viruses be used for carbon capture?

    A handful of sea water contains more than 50 million viruses. But they’re nothing to be afraid of, at least where human health is concerned. In fact, some scientists wonder if they can be geoengineered into a weapon against climate change.

    • 31 min
    Deep Dive: Where do all the flowers come from?

    Deep Dive: Where do all the flowers come from?

    Roses are red, cornflowers are blue. Most flowers are grown on a different continent, what's it to you? There’s nothing quite like the gift of cut flowers – a special little piece of nature’s bounty in your hands. But the thing about flowers is, they've gotta be fresh and we want them year round. So, how do we grow them and how do they get to us?

    • 31 min
    A Quick Update: Living Planet gets a refresh

    A Quick Update: Living Planet gets a refresh

    We've been busy behind the scenes tweaking and updating the Living Planet podcast and we're finally ready to let you in on a few of our secrets!

    • 9 min
    Deep dive: Reviving repair culture

    Deep dive: Reviving repair culture

    We generate so much e-waste per year that we could easily fill enough garbage trucks to circle the globe. In this episode we learn about innovative solutions to our growing e-waste problem, the EU's new right-to-repair legislation, and how this shift is challenging our throwaway mindset. Can we fix our way to a more sustainable future?

    • 17 min
    What's better: electric cars vs combustion cars?

    What's better: electric cars vs combustion cars?

    On the road to a carbon-free future, a lot of drivers are facing a tough dilemma: Is it worth switching to an electric car if the gas-powered car I have can still run a few more years? Is the environmental footprint of an EV really that much better? We spoke to several experts about the upsides and downside of e-mobility from range anxiety to charging infrastructure and more. Click here to listen.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

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Living Planet is a great program for opening eyes (and ears, of course) to so many environmental issues. Each topic is well researched and presented in a calm and thoughtful manner. If you have questions about current issues or are eager to learn about new ideas, this program is for you. It's also great to share.

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Timely and more inclusive.

Living Planet brings to light more factors—in a more revealing way—than other news podcasts. Covers the world from an accountable first-world perspective.

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Great podcast

This is a great podcast, it’s very informative and entertaining.

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