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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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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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    Time to Reflect, Reconnect and Rewild

    Time to Reflect, Reconnect and Rewild

    Award-winning writer Ben Macdonald joins us to discuss his new book Cornerstones, how these species can save our planet and the power of books to shape our lives. We are also joined by Rose Malleson, founder of a sustainability book club, who shares her recommendations for summer reading.
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    • 39 min
    Finding Doggerland

    Finding Doggerland

    An exploration of the incredible past and a hopeful future of the Dogger Bank and Doggerland, a unique area which once connected the British Isles to Europe. With Julia Blackburn, described as "one of the most original writers in Britain" and author of Time Song, a startling, "funny and often very moving" exploration of life on Doggerland and Dr Tom Appleby, Associate Professor at UWE and a member of the Centre for Architecture and Built Environment Research, where he leads on environment and sustainability. Tom is also a member of the International Water Security Network, the Environmental Law Unit and Chief Legal Affairs Adviser to UK based ocean conservation charity, the Blue Marine Foundation.
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    • 39 min
    From Farming to Chocolate and Back Again

    From Farming to Chocolate and Back Again

    We talk to William Kendall, environmentalist, entrepreneur and farmer about the future of farming. Having transformed Green & Blacks and Covent Garden Soup, William now farms organically and conventionally in coastal Suffolk. Where is farming going wrong? How do we keep food affordable? What is the difference between organic and regenerative? How will innovation transform farming? Listen to find out.

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    • 39 min
    Wilder Britain - from Chelsea to Chevington!

    Wilder Britain - from Chelsea to Chevington!

    In this episode we look at rewilding on both a small and a large scale - from the 'Best in Show' garden at The Chelsea Flower Show to an ambitious new wilding project at West Chevington on the shore of Durridge Bay.
    We chat to Duncan Hutt, Director of Conservation at Northumberland Wildlife Trust about their new wilding site at West Chevington; a 700 plus acre project monitoring both active and natural wilding projects. We also caught up with Professor Alastair Driver, Director of Rewilding Britain, about the amazing 'A Rewilding Britain Landscape' garden designed by Lulu Urquhart and Adam Hunt which won Best of Show at the 'world cup of gardening' - the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

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    • 41 min
    The Battle for Biodiversity - Something in the Air

    The Battle for Biodiversity - Something in the Air

    Biodiversity is in trouble pretty much everywhere. Our new series explores biodiversity, habitat loss and threats to wildlife. In this first episode we speak to Professor Andy Purvis, Research Leader at the Natural History Museum and take a walk around the magical nature reserve of RSPB Minsmere with Visitor Experience Officer Ian Barthorpe.
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    • 34 min
    From the Ground Up

    From the Ground Up

    The global population is sustained by fragile food systems that are wreaking havoc with the environment and public health. Food systems contribute to and are significantly affected by climate change but they are also a crucial part of the solution. In this final episode of Spilling the Beans we spoke to Patrick Holden, Founding Director of the Sustainable Food Trust and Patty Fong, the Program Director for Climate and Health & Well-being at Global Alliance for the Future of Food about how and why we need to rethink food systems. Produced in partnership with Sustainable Foods Event.
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