18 episodes

Planet Visionaries spotlights climate innovators who are helping to solve some of the world’s most challenging environmental issues. In each episode, host Alex Honnold, an adventure rock climber and outdoor advocate, will talk to one of those leaders to learn about their work, background and what motivates them to preserve the earth. Listeners will hear from the world’s most renowned ocean explorer, a man who has dedicated his life to protecting penguins, a volcanologist who found a way to predict eruptions and a Peruvian biologist who is safeguarding sea life with the help of coastal communities. Taken together, the podcast will offer an intimate portrait of the diverse and dynamic people who are at the forefront of the quest to keep the planet perpetual.

Planet Visionaries Rolex and The Washington Post Creative Group

    • Science
    • 3.7 • 114 Ratings

Planet Visionaries spotlights climate innovators who are helping to solve some of the world’s most challenging environmental issues. In each episode, host Alex Honnold, an adventure rock climber and outdoor advocate, will talk to one of those leaders to learn about their work, background and what motivates them to preserve the earth. Listeners will hear from the world’s most renowned ocean explorer, a man who has dedicated his life to protecting penguins, a volcanologist who found a way to predict eruptions and a Peruvian biologist who is safeguarding sea life with the help of coastal communities. Taken together, the podcast will offer an intimate portrait of the diverse and dynamic people who are at the forefront of the quest to keep the planet perpetual.

    Putting Indigenous expertise on the map

    Putting Indigenous expertise on the map

    Mapping Indigenous knowledge could help a nation adapt to climate change. Geographer and climate action advocate Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim explains how.

    • 24 min
    Engineering an end to ‘hidden hunger’

    Engineering an end to ‘hidden hunger’

    Malnutrition is a global problem with global consequences. Could this machine fix it?

    • 16 min
    The small town taking on climate change

    The small town taking on climate change

    High in the Himalaya, a tiny community is testing a new conservation model that could have far-reaching effects.

    • 17 min
    What are ‘deep' reefs’?

    What are ‘deep' reefs’?

    The ocean’s murky and difficult-to-reach “middle light” zone is teeming with undiscovered species. Meet the man on a mission to find them.

    • 20 min
    Exploring Earth’s underground secrets

    Exploring Earth’s underground secrets

    Two scientists are searching the world’s most remote caves for clues to our climate’s past — and future.

    • 19 min
    Diving to Chile’s hidden depths

    Diving to Chile’s hidden depths

    A daring diver discovers new life — and a unique ecosystem — in Patagonia’s remote fjords.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5
114 Ratings

114 Ratings

Brave Frontier Nerd ,

The Rolex Stuff

There are way too many Rolex ad reads

Justin Herman ,

Rolex

To much rolex!!!
Way to much!!!!
Way to much!!!!!!!

lemoneek ,

Great!

One of the most informative, educational podcasts I’ve listened to - and kudos to Rolex for recognizing and awarding these vital scientists. (Anyone who says there are too many ads must not listen to other podcasts I do, which can have 5 minutes of ads.) I’d love for these segments to continue, to put a spotlight on the thousands of scientists doing everyone’s part for a healthy world. Great job.

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