Podcasts of an Environmental Professional

This blog is about the lifestyle of Environmental Professionals. I’ve written about what I’m watching and what I’m eating and drinking. Now here’s a look at what I’m listening to. I listen to several podcasts, often while I’m on the road traveling to and from job sites. None of them are specifically environmental podcasts. Although most of them touch on it with specific guests and topics. I have listened to a few environmental podcasts, but they weren’t entertaining enough to hold my attention.

I thought I was listening to a wide variety of topics. I then realized that most of these podcasts seem to be connected. I have created my own web of podcasts where the topics, guests, and sometimes even hosts cross over and between each other. Or is it that I am finding and making the connections myself? Either way, I’m enjoying it. I would recommend any of the following podcasts to entertain, educate, and inspire your life and work. These are the podcasts of an Environmental Professional life.

  • Stuff You Should Know – A good mix of science with general interest.
  • Freakonomics Radio – The hidden side of everything. Often has environmental themes.
  • Inquiring Minds – Exploring where science, politics, and society collide. The most environmental-themed of the group.
  • Generation Anthropocene – Stories about planetary change. If you’re not in the geologic circle, you may have not heard of the Anthropocene.
  • Tim Ferris Podcast – Deconstructing world-class performers.
  • The One You Feed – Conversations about creating a life worth living. Read about this one here.

I’ve introduced my kids to podcasts and they’re enjoying it. I started with these two, which are sciences based and are fun for both kids and adults.

  • Brains On! – A science podcast for curious kids and adults from American Public Media
  • WOW in the World – A podcast and a new way for families to connect, look up and discover the wonders in the world around them.

There are others I enjoy, which are sports related. The talking heads of sports radio and podcasts, surprisingly, aren’t connecting to the above.