With 75 episodes (and counting), to choose from, it’s a great one for explainers, and those looking for an insight into the planet’s future if the climate crisis continues at its current pace.
Mothers of Invention focuses on feminist climate change solutions from the perspective of women around the world and features former Irish president Mary Robinson as one of its three co-hosts.
Each episode highlights the stories of “black, brown and indigenous women”, who are recognised as the trailblazers on the frontlines of climate change for generations.
Those who have kept up to date with the news over the last couple of years will be no stranger to activist collective Extinction Rebellion. The global group, who have gained attention for disruptive protests being a global environmental movement, also have a podcast.
Hosted by scientist and activist Dr Ciaran O’Carroll, the podcast answers some of the most frequently asked questions about climate change, doing so in a way which is both accessible and entertaining.
Dr O’Carroll says the podcast’s aim is to turn climate change “beginners into experts”. With 20 episodes to choose from lasting around five minutes each, that prospect is a difficult one to turn down.
With a new episode released every week, Outrage + Optimism focuses predominantly on the politics behind the climate crisis. Former United Nations climate change chief Christiana Figueres is the co-host on this one and a notable guest to feature alongside her has included Greta Thunburg.
Outrage + Optimism highlights the ways to fight the climate crisis head on, emphasising that members of the general public are able to make meaningful change
Special series making up the podcast include coronavirus and climate change , the future of food and the future of transport.
Sustainable (ish) is a podcast founded and hosted by self proclaimed ordinary mum Jen Gale. She started the series after getting fed up with the narrative that people can only make a difference to the climate crisis if they “live off the grid in a yurt and learn to knit our own yoghurt”.
The podcast emphasises the small changes that can be made in everyday life to help the environment. This includes ways to be more sustainable when doing mundane tasks like walking the dog, doing the school run and cooking dinner. As a result, it’s ideal for those who have limited spare time but are still keen to make a difference.