Planet Pod - the regular podcast for everyone who cares about the planet

Stories, news and insights from behind the headlines – we cover it all from teabags to tech

The prospects for the planet often make for gloomy reading – from pollution to plastic, climate crisis to carbon emissions – how much difference can we really make? At Planet Pod we believe that the first step is to take action, every small step adds up and together we can make great strides towards halting climate change and making a difference.

Our mission is to inform, inspire and entertain. We bring together guests from every walk of life and every sector who share their knowledge, expertise and ideas to help us all be better guardians of the planet. So, whether you are a sustainability expert, or a concerned consumer, Planet Pod is for you.

Earlier this year Planet Pod were thrilled to have been shortlisted as a finalist for the Be The Change Awards 2019. You can watch our short video entry by clicking on the image above.


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...

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New Episodes

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.

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We Are What We Wear

Planet Pod asks whether fashion has to cost the earth or is there a more sustainable way to look and feel...

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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...

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The Planet Pod Team

Planet Pod is a not for profit, independent podcast. As a team we are able to question, to challenge and to hold ourselves and others to account when it comes to the Planet’s welfare. We don’t have all the answers, but we bring you insights and ideas from some of the people who do. We aim to inspire and encourage our listeners to take action and make changes.

We would love to hear from you please get in touch – email our researcher [email protected] or tweet us on @Planet_Pod. Or subscribe to our mailing list for updates and information.

Amanda Carpenter - Presenter

Amanda has a lifelong passion for the planet having been an active member of conservation groups at school and University, she spent time as a volunteer at Friends of the Earth before moving into wider conservation fields and then back into sustainability with her consultancy Achill Management. For the last 25 years she has worked with organisations of all shapes and sizes across all sectors trying to help them be more sustainable operationally, financially, strategically and environmentally.

Jim Haywood - Producer

Jim is an ex-Royal Navy nuclear submarine engineer with engineering and technology in his veins (as well as a touch of salt!). He also has many years’ experience in the private, public and charitable sectors leading environmental and sustainability programmes. His career has included blue chip multinational corporates, the Environment Agency and Business in the Community (leading that charity’s environmental campaign on behalf of HRH The Prince of Wales). Jim is now an independent sustainability consultant and works alongside Amanda as part of Achill Management. Jim is also the producer of Planet Pod!

Beth Salt - Researcher

Starting out as a runner in documentary producer 3bm TV Beth spent nearly a decade working on an array of documentaries for 3bm and Brook Lapping Productions, working her way up to Producer/Director. She spent two years as an Assistant Producer at BBC World News, Executive Producing series and commissioning and running the short format content for the channel. Following a career break to start a family, Beth looks after two young boys and works as a freelance social media producer and researcher. She provides programme research and social media support to Planet Pod and tries to spend as much time outside and live as sustainably as she possibly can.

Planet Pod is brought you by the team at Achill Management. We are committed to making real change happen at individual local national and international level. We know that time is running out for us to take action to halt the cataclysmic effects of climate change, but we believe in the power of human ingenuity and collective action. Together we can make a difference to our planet, to our lives and to our future. We work with large organisations, such as global law firms, with private sector and public sector clients including local authorities and with a wide range of not for profit entities, helping them tackle the difficult decisions needed to change behaviours, attitudes and practices. We provide solutions and advice helping firms reduce their carbon footprint and implement the Sustainable Development Goals. For more on Achill Management visit our website.

We are proud to work in partnership with The Planet Mark to produce and run Planet Pod.

Planet Mark helps organisations combat climate change, and it does it differently. Planet Mark believes every organisation can be sustainable and can contribute to a planet where everyone can thrive. Holders of The Planet Mark are required to measure and reduce their annual carbon emissions associated with business operations. Each year the new carbon footprint becomes the next year’s baseline, thus driving continuous improvement and helping generate our outstanding results. The programme brings sustainability into the centre of your business through a combination of measuring the environmental impact of your business and an employee-led approach to continuous improvement.

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