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PP’s A to Z Guide to Climate Change and the Environment

Join Amanda and Jim for this special Covid 19-free podcast as they step their way from A to Z and guide you through some useful climate change and environment terms. Essential listening to prep for those Houseparty quizzes or help out with home schooling assignments. We hope all our listeners are staying safe and well and wish everyone good health. Happy listening!

Black Elephants and Black Swans

Join us to unpick what we can learn from the current Covid 19 pandemic.  Could there be a possible green benefit when we emerge from the worst global health crisis for 100 years? Learn while you self isolate! Listen to Dr Ajay Gambhir and Alyssa Gilbert from Grantham Institute discuss all this and more.

Swimming Against the Tide?

Planet Pod talks Brexit, fish and the environment with the two Toms – Dr Tom Appleby and Dr Tom West. We explore what leaving the EU, its regulations and the jurisdiction of the European Courts might mean for the environment in the UK. Will we be like fish out water? Will we have to swim against the tide? Will it open up a can of worms? Or will it get us off the hook and help us find whole new ways to get to Net Zero? Listen in to what our experts have to say…..

PP’s Call to Action!

With nearly 70 episodes under our belt Planet Pod has had the privilege of hearing from over 150 inspirational guests. They all have a call to action – listen to a few of these in this short compilation and download past episodes to hear what else they have to say on a wide range of sustainability topics

Flying high with Sacha Dench

Sacha Dench has soared with swans and now plans to fly with ospreys.  In this episode in our ‘Environmental Changemakers” series, Amanda finds out what has inspired Sacha to strap herself to her paramotor and take on the challenge of a 7000km expedition accompanying the osprey on its 2020 autumn migration across Europe and Africa.

Quicker, bigger, better!

Our fifth in our Grantham series looks at the role of innovation in helping us to deliver things to the market that have an impact in a timescale which is 10 times shorter and involving 10 times as many people than the Industrial Revolution – and doing this without making too many boo boos along the way! We discuss who has been thinking about what that takes and how we innovate the way we innovate.

On the road to net zero

We kick off 2020 with Planet Pod’s fourth episode in collaboration with the Grantham Institute which looks at the impact of travel and transport on climate change and our ability to achieve a net zero carbon economy by 2050. Amanda is joined by experts Dr Audrey de Nazelle and Dr Mark Stettler. We look at the intersection between environmental sciences, health behaviour, transportation, air quality and urban planning and consider what’s the right route to get us to a net zero future.

PP In Conversation With: Steve Backshall

PP talks to BAFTA-winning naturalist, explorer, adventurer, conservationist, campaigner, writer and broadcaster Steve Backshall. We ask what has inspired him to want to protect the world’s ecosystems and species. How can we shift the political dial and encourage countries to think beyond GDP and start measuring success by the quality of life for future generations. We explore the role of activism in all this and the importance of action based on evidence.

Real Deal or Greenwash? Planet Pod does politics!

Bored with being fobbed off? Don’t think any of the parties mean it? Listen into Planet Pod’s election special as self-confessed eco maverick and activist Alex Gilbert and Amanda pick their way through the party manifesto commitments – is there hope or is it all hogwash and just how many trees a minute will Labour have to plant to meet their commitments?

Talking Trash

Get down and dirty with Planet Pod.
We talk about waste – methane, landfill and water. How wasteful is the UK? Where does your recycling go? How much is recycled? What is residual waste? Can you avoid making waste in the first place? Can waste have value?
In this third episode of our series about getting to Net Zero, Professors Chris Cheeseman and Nick Voulvoulis of The Grantham Institute spill the beans about what happening in the UK’s bins.