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Our selection of the best science podcasts of 2018. New science podcasts are updated daily from your favorite science news services and scientists.


Living Planet
Every Thursday, a new episode of Living Planet brings you environment stories from around the world, digging deeper into topics that touch our lives every day.

Living Planet: Insects and us
2018-06-21 08:00:00
Most people think of insects as pests to get rid of — but our survival may be intimately tied to them. The problem is: Insects are in decline. Find out how the Berlin Philharmonic is drawing attention to the issue, why insects don't live at the seaside, and what makes bugs so important in the first place.
30 minutes


Living Planet: Building eco-metropolises
2018-06-07 09:00:00
Ever more people in the world are living in urban areas. But how can we make our cities sustainable? From the dangers of air pollution to shrinking natural spaces and our carbon footprint in cities — it's high time for action.
30 minutes


Living Planet: Africa's resource wars
2018-05-31 09:55:00
Fertile land in Nigeria is being eaten up drought, fueling conflict between herdsmen who need what's left to graze their animals and farmers who need it for their crops. Meanwhile in East Africa, tensions are rising over who controls the waters of the Nile.
29 minutes, 59 seconds


Living Planet: Spring cleaning
2018-05-24 08:55:00
It's time for a bit of spring cleaning, whether it's your summer wardrobe, the local beach - or even the air we breathe! From the heart of Europe to China - we're cleaning up our act.
29 minutes, 59 seconds


Living Planet: Batty about biodiversity
2018-05-17 10:00:00
There's bat appreciation day, international day for biodiversity and the day of endangered species - we're great at naming days after our animals, but is it enough? Are we treating our biodiversity wisely, or failing them badly?
29 minutes, 59 seconds


Living Planet: Journeys to Africa
2018-05-10 08:55:00
This week, three stories from the African continent: In Rwanda, we explore the mountain gorilla's complex relationship with its human neighbors; in Kenya, we uncover the ugly side of the flower industry; and in the Congo Basin, we find out about how the world's second-largest tropical forest is under threat.
29 minutes, 57 seconds


Living Planet: Climate action - walk the walk!
2018-05-03 08:55:00
Climate protection is on the agenda at talks in Bonn. But back home, who's really taking action? We visit a budding environmental movement in Poland's coal heartland and find out how an oil pipeline has pitched environmentalists against the Canadian president. Plus, solar power in Kenya and a cool solution to LA's urban heat problem.
30 minutes


Living Planet: To the ends of the Earth
2018-04-26 08:55:00
Our planet is full of remote and risky places — and some people will do anything to protect them or unlock their secrets. From researchers uncovering hidden ecosystems in Antarctica to park rangers in Africa who risk their lives to defend wildlife, we take a journey to some of the harshest corners of the globe.
29 minutes, 59 seconds


Living Planet: Bird's-eye view
2018-04-19 09:35:00
What's happening to our birds? French songbirds are disappearing, Berlin's pigeons are thriving, and wetland birds all over the world are suffering from lead poisoning. As they say, what's good for the goose is good for the gander — and what's bad for the birds is definitely bad news for us humans.
29 minutes, 59 seconds


Living Planet: Extreme weather and us
2018-04-12 09:55:00
From hurricanes in the Caribbean to drought in Africa and the Middle East —As our planet warms, extreme weather events are becoming ever more frequent and intense. But people around the world are learning to adapt to these disasters and make a new, greener start.
29 minutes, 59 seconds




Best Science Podcasts 2018

We have hand picked the best science podcasts for 2018. Sit back and enjoy new science podcasts updated daily from your favorite science news services and scientists.
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