Wildlife and the Oceans

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…..

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.

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.

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.

Music for Trees

Find out how music is being used to enhance our enjoyment of trees by joining Amanda in Regent’s Park to explore the Royal Parks’ brand new immersive “Music for Trees” experience.

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.

Once Upon a Farm

Is it ever sustainable to eat beef? When is food “slow food” and what’s the environmental cost and benefit to taking it slow?  Join the Planet Pod team down on the farm as Amanda chats with Bridget and Bill Biddell, owners of Hampton Estate and Shane Holland, Executive Chairman of Slow Food.

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 goes walkabout with The Ramblers and the Western Front Way

Planet Pod gets out of the studio goes walkabout with Tompion Platt, Director of Advocacy and Engagement at The Ramblers and Rory Forsyth, CEO of the Western Front Way

Planet Pod goes North (well – North East, actually….)

Planet Pod goes North – well to the North East anyway! Amanda is the guest of Climate Action North who act as her guide visiting the RSPB’s Saltholme Nature Reserve, a Pollinator Park in the middle of the North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC) in Sunderland and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust’s Washington Wetland Centre.