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Living Planet | Best Science Podcasts (2018)

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


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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: Animals, to cuddle or kill?
2018-02-15 09:55:00
Shoot to kill or live and let live? We're not always kind to animals, unless perhaps they're in a zoo. We'll get up close and personal with a zebra finch and find out why Germans really love their bears.
29 minutes, 59 seconds


Living Planet: The cost of farming
2018-02-08 09:55:00
From Kenyan coffee to Ecuadorian bananas - the price we pay for food from the land.
29 minutes, 59 seconds


Living Planet: In deep water
2018-02-01 09:55:00
Climate change means the sea level is rising and storms are more frequent and intense. We visit communities around the world facing rising waters - from Fijians being forced to relocate to the Dutch marketing their flood-defense expertise.
29 minutes, 59 seconds


Living Planet: Pining for paradise
2018-01-25 09:55:00
Planning your next holiday? Maybe you're dreaming about relaxing on an island beach, snorkelling in coral-rich waters or touring a quaint European city. Wherever you're headed, it's worth sparing a thought for the locals. While tourism can be a blessing for businesses, it can often be a curse for the environment.
30 minutes


Living Planet: The new gold rush
2018-01-18 09:55:00
We live on a planet of finite resources but our demand for new consumer products and technologies keeps growing. That's driving a race to extract materials from ever-more remote corners of the Earth - and beyond.
29 minutes, 59 seconds


Living Planet: Sustaining nature
2018-01-11 09:55:00
Climate change threatens India's most sacred river, Senegalese octopus come back from the brink, Chilean fishermen embrace sustainable practices, and we meet the volunteer who's been spearheading the world's biggest beach cleanup.
29 minutes, 59 seconds


Living Planet: Earth, Ice, Water and Air
2018-01-04 09:55:00
From saving tees in Poland, to defending Mesopotamian marshes, we look at how our planet's vital elements come together in precious ecosystems that are now under threat.
29 minutes, 59 seconds


Living Planet: Festive feast
2017-12-28 09:55:00
A rebroadcast of some of this year's best reports on food and drink: Wine producers vs. wild boars in Italy, bugs on the menu in Kenya, Costa Rica coffee growers go green and Louise Osborne attempts the vegan challenge.
29 minutes, 59 seconds


Living Planet: Harnessing nature
2017-12-21 08:55:00
Canada debates whether its Mounties should be wearing muskrat hats, French farmers try to come to terms with increased numbers of brown bears, and Florida's Everglades deal with the aftermath of hurricane Irma.
30 minutes


Living Planet: The wonderful world of wood
2017-12-07 08:05:00
From burning it to building with it — could wood be the key sustainable resource of our future? We explore sustainable forestry to find out how it can support a bioeconomy, and how to best harness biomass as renewable energy.
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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