Public Health

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.

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.

Planet Pod’s Climate Emergency Update

Emissions gaps, carbon budgets, net zero, global heating, 1.5 or 2 degC – we pick big brains at The Grantham Institute for Climate Change at Imperial College to get the latest update on the climate emergency and unravel the language, science and policy of climate change.

Planet Pod WED Special: From Wild Lynx to Human Swan

Planet Pod World Environment Day Special talking to “Human Swan” Sacha Dench and David Hetherington, Cairngorms National Park Authority ecology advisor and author of “The Lynx and Us”, about how they are encouraging us all to look differently at the way rewilding can provide solutions to climate change.

Planet Pod discusses Air Quality with Elle McCall from Hubbub, Kings College London researcher Andrew Grieve and private banker Emily Bernstein from Investec

The air we share is not as clean as is could and should be – but what is air pollution and what is it doing to us? Where are the clean areas and who is most at risk from pollution? Is it better to be a cyclist or an HGV driver? In this episode a marathon runner and a University researcher share their experiences of the recent Hubbub air pollution study in London.

Fracking explained by Estelle Dehon from Cornerstone Barristers

In this Planet Pod Short public law lawyer Estelle Dehon from Cornerstone Barristers gives us a 5 minute guide to fracking.

Air Quality explained by Client Earth’s Katie Nield

In this Planet Pod Short, UK Clean Air Lawyer Katie Nield from Client Earth discusses Air Quality and Air Pollution and the impact this has on our daily lives and health.

Planet Pod goes Underground with Growing Underground’s Richard Ballard and Faye Tomson from District Eating

Something is stirring in the tunnels of South London and it isn’t the Northern Line! Join Amanda and guest co-host Alex Gilbert as they chat deep below London with Richard Ballard, co-founder of Growing Underground and Faye Tomson, MD of Central Eating.

Planet Pod talks Sustainable Sourcing with Fairtrade’s David Finlay and eco chef Tom Hunt

Question: What has a banana, your mobile phone and your fridge got in common? Answer: They can all be Fairtrade products. Listen to our latest pod to find out how the gold in your phone (or even in your fridge) is as important to the Fairtrade movement as the banana in your fruitbowl.

Planet Pod visits BedZed and talks One Planet Living with Bioregional’s Sue Riddlestone and Suzannah Gore

Amanda braves the snowy weather and visits BedZed – the pioneering low carbon housing and community development in Sutton – where she is joined in conversation by Sue Riddlestone, CEO Biogregional and Suzannah Gore, Project Manager, to talk about sustainable consumption and production, One Planet Living and the circular economy (as well as using soap instead of shampoo and the quiet revolution in garden centres at B&Q!)