Focus on Podcasts

Tara C. Trapani

Today, we’re highlighting some of the environmental podcasts we think will be of interest to Forum readers. Some of these may already be familiar, as we’ve shared their content before, but they’re still doing robust work and featuring interesting interviewees, so we wanted to keep them on your radar. And some we list here are new additions to our lists of resources.

Not all episodes concern the intersection of religion and spirituality with environmental issues, but there are plenty in each series along religious/ethical lines. And every series here has episodes on Indigenous issues, land rights, and traditional ecological knowledge. 

You’ll find more series and individual episodes of interest on our Podcasts page. 


Green Dreamer 
Green Dreamer is a community-powered, in(ter)dependent podcast and journal exploring our paths to collective healing, biocultural revitalization, and true abundance and wellness for all. Called to unravel the dominant narratives stunting our imaginations and help spark unbounded dreaming of what could be, we inquisitively share dialogues with a wide range of thought leaders, each inspiring a deepening and broadening of consciousness in their own unique ways. Subscribe to the show in any podcast app today to learn from the likes of Suzanne Simard, Vandana Shiva, Bayo Akomolafe, Tyson Yunkaporta, Riane Eisler, Sean Sherman, Harriet A. Washington, Mark Charles, Cristina Mittermeier, NYT Bestselling authors Rutger Bregman and Raj Patel, and more.

Sikh Human Rights Group: Environment 
The Sikh Human Rights Group is an NGO with UN ECOSOC status promoting pluralism, environment, diversity, human rights and responsibilities. It is based on Sikh philosophy.

NPR: Living on Earth
As the planet we call home faces a climate emergency, Living on Earth is your go-to source for the latest coverage of climate change, ecology, and human health. Hosted by Steve Curwood and brought to you by PRX. Every week approximately 250 Public Radio stations broadcast Living on Earth’s news, features, interviews and commentary on a broad range of ecological issues. Living on Earth is located at the School for the Environment at the University of Massachusetts/Boston. 

For the Wild
For The Wild Podcast is an anthology of the Anthropocene; focused on land-based protection, co-liberation and intersectional storytelling rooted in a paradigm shift away from human supremacy, endless growth and consumerism.

Broken Ground
Broken Ground is a podcast by the Southern Environmental Law Center. Join us as we dig up environmental stories in the South and hear from the people bringing those stories to light.

Bioneers Radio Series: Revolution from the Heart of Nature
Revolution from the Heart of Nature is an award-winning series featuring breakthrough solutions for people and planet. The greatest social and scientific innovators of our time celebrate the genius of nature and human ingenuity. The kaleidoscopic scope covers biomimicry, ecological design, social and racial justice, women’s leadership, ecological medicine, indigenous knowledge, spirituality and psychology. It’s leading-edge, hopeful, charismatic, provocative, timely and timeless–like nothing you’ve heard before.

Bioneers Radio Series: Indigeneity Conversations
Indigeneity Conversations is a project of Bioneers Indigeneity Program, a Native-led Program that promotes Indigenous approaches to solve the earth’s most pressing environmental and social issues. We produce the Indigenous Forum, original media, educational curricula and catalytic initiatives to support the leadership and rights of First Peoples, while weaving networks, partnerships and alliances among Native and non-Native allies.

Eco Justice Radio
EcoJustice Radio presents environmental and climate stories from a social justice frame, featuring voices not necessarily heard on mainstream media. Our purpose is to amplify community voices, broaden the reach of grassroots-based movements, and inspire action. We investigate solutions for social, environmental, and climate issues with an eye to advance human health, steward wild landscapes, and solve the climate crisis across the USA and the world. Featured weekly on KPFK Los Angeles and KPFT Houston, and found on all major podcast apps. Co-hosts Jessica Aldridge and Carry Kim present a broad range of perspectives: land defenders and water protectors; front/fenceline communities; youth organizers; ecosystem and land stewards; spiritual and faith leaders; documentary filmmakers; climate scientists; and political decision makers.


And we also want to remind readers of our two podcasts:

Forum Spotlights (video and audio formats)
A series of interviews from the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology, focusing on people and organizations working at the confluence of religious and ecological perspectives. Interviews cover four main areas: 1) new and forthcoming publications, 2) engagement in practice, activism, and advocacy, 3) teaching and curriculum, and 4) perspectives from environmental humanities. Our Vision is a flourishing Earth community where religious and spiritual traditions join together for the shared wellbeing of ecosystems, life forms, and people on our common planetary home. Hosted by Sam Mickey. 

Journey of the Universe: Ten Years Later, with Sam King (video format only)
It’s been ten years since the release of the Journey Conversations series, and this new series of interviews expands upon those and explores new intersections and cross-pollination between the Universe Story and science, religion, culture, and much more. 

Forum Spotlights Episode 2.25 ~ The Spirit of Soul Food with Christopher Carter