28 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.

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    • 3.8 • 121 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.

    How protecting bats protects the planet (and us)

    How protecting bats protects the planet (and us)

    Bats play a pivotal role in the well-being of people, ecosystems and the planet. Rodrigo Medellín, Mexico’s “bat man,” tells Alex Honnold how he’s saving several species from extinction.

    • 25 min
    A promising new discovery in the Amazon

    A promising new discovery in the Amazon

    A never-before-documented ecosystem in the Amazon coastal area could present new solutions for climate resilience. Explorer Angelo Bernardino explains why.

    • 22 min
    Finding life under Arctic ice

    Finding life under Arctic ice

    A deep dive into Arctic waters uncovered an uncharted underwater forest. Meet the explorers who found it and hear how this unusual ecosystem contributes to overall ocean health.

    • 25 min
    What ice might reveal about our climate future

    What ice might reveal about our climate future

    A daring expedition to extract a record-breaking ice core could help us prepare for future climate transitions. Hear from the scientist who led the project.

    • 21 min
    Why the Mediterranean needs more protection

    Why the Mediterranean needs more protection

    Alex Honnold meets two scientists using new technologies to protect the Mediterreanean’s marine life.

    • 27 min
    Live episode: Revolutionizing how we preserve the world underwater

    Live episode: Revolutionizing how we preserve the world underwater

    Ocean health is crucial to our planet. Listen to three young visionaries discuss their boundary-breaking conservation of marine ecosystems with Alex Honnold and hear a special appearance from legendary oceanographer Sylvia Earle.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
121 Ratings

121 Ratings

Brave Frontier Nerd ,

The Rolex Stuff

There are way too many Rolex ad reads

PaintedCliffs ,

Great stuff!

I recently discovered this podcast and am so glad I did. Fascinating conversations about our planet with people passionate about research, discovery and the wonder of it all. Thank you!

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, which can have 5 minutes of ads at a time. And, it’s a podcast about the environmental work of Rolex.) 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.

Great beginning to a new season!! Thanks, Alex! And Rolex!

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