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.
Wildlife and the Oceans
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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
Planet Pod celebrates Earth Day at Somerset House with visual artist Justin Brice Guariglia, Carmen Aguilar y Wedge from Hyphen-Labs and curator Karishma Rafferty
Earth Day 2019 at Somerset House – Planet Pod celebrates Earth Day by chatting with some of the artists who have created special installations and art pieces to highlight the loss of species. Hear how Justin Brice Guariglia, visual artist, Carmen Aguilar y Wedge from Hyphen-Labs and Karishma Rafferty who has curated the season have responded.
Planet Pod talks to arctic explorer Pen Hadow about the urgent need to protect the floating ice reef ecosystem of the arctic
In this special Planet Pod episode Amanda catches up with renowned arctic explorer, advocate and visionary Pen Hadow who talks about what inspired him to push the boundaries of exploration in the arctic region.