Our selection of the best science podcasts of 2019. 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: Bolivia's water woes 2019-06-19 08:22:00 Bolivia has been dealing with torrential rains and landslides, but is suffering from a lack of drinking water as glaciers melt away. That's why the mostly indigenous people of the highland cities decided to take matters into their own hands and start their own local water supplies. Thomas Kruchem went to explore and began his quest in the metropolis of El Alto. His report is presented by Sue Cox. 30 minutes
Living Planet: What's left of the Amazon? 2019-06-13 05:19:00 The Amazon Basin is the largest rainforest area in the world. Countless animal and plant species are at home here as well as several indigenous peoples who still avoid any contact with the outside world. But the Amazon region is under threat from deforestation and development. The situation has become even more critical since the election of Brazil's new President, Jair Bolsonaro. 29 minutes, 59 seconds
Living Planet: Challenging the status quo 2019-06-06 04:49:00 On this week's Living Planet we'll meet the Indian fishermen's wives who flexed their muscles to start their own rowing-boat mangrove tours. We'll find out why short-lived clothing could soon be out of fashion, whether local currencies help the environment and what sounds insects make. 29 minutes, 59 seconds
Living Planet: Time for a change of diet 2019-05-30 09:05:00 How might Hazelnuts be damaging the planet and its residents? What about sardines? On this edition of Living Planet, we look at the unexpected impact of some foods and what our diets could look like in the future. 29 minutes, 59 seconds
Living Planet: Life and Death 2019-05-23 09:50:00 This week on the show, we're talking about the environmental impacts of being born, as well as dying. What strain does our current population of over 7.6 billion people put on the earth? How much is our population expected to grow, and how will this growth further stress natural resources and the climate? 30 minutes
Living Planet: Marathon Journeys 2019-05-16 09:05:00 Twice a year, our feathered friends make a marathon migration for warmth and food. We take some time to celebrate these birds, as well as meeting one woman who is making marathon journeys of her own - running 100 marathons in 100 days to raise awareness of the scarcity and waste of our most valuable resource - water. 29 minutes, 59 seconds
Why the reluctance on climate action? 2019-05-09 09:55:00 Why is it taking us so long to do something about climate change? Is it all in the mind? That's what we're trying to find out in this week's episode. We speak with a psychologist and climate campaigners, and listen to a project that uses music and the sounds of nature to appeal directly to the heart and inspire environmental change. 29 minutes, 57 seconds
Living Planet: Why the reluctance on climate action? 2019-05-09 05:40:00 Why is it taking us so long to do something about climate change? Is it all in the mind? That's what we're trying to find out in this week's episode. We speak with a psychologist and climate campaigners, and listen to a project that uses music and the sounds of nature to appeal directly to the heart and inspire environmental change. 29 minutes, 57 seconds
Living Planet: Here today, gone tomorrow? 2019-04-18 09:00:00 From destroying rainforests to support our lifestyle habits to tackling the ever-growing mountain of waste from our consumer society. We pull back the curtain on where things come from and where they end up. 29 minutes, 59 seconds
Living Planet: High tech farming 2019-04-11 09:00:00 Drones flying above farms in the United Kingdom, app-based farming in Uganda and improving potato farming in India. We look at how technology is helping feed the world, and what new developments are out there. 29 minutes, 59 seconds
Best Science Podcasts 2019
We have hand picked the best science podcasts for 2019. Sit back and enjoy new science podcasts updated daily from your favorite science news services and scientists.
Moving Forward When the life you've built slips out of your grasp, you're often told it's best to move on. But is that true? Instead of forgetting the past, TED speakers describe how we can move forward with it. Guests include writers Nora McInerny and Suleika Jaouad, and human rights advocate Lindy Lou Isonhood.
#527 Honey I CRISPR'd the Kids This week we're coming to you from Awesome Con in Washington, D.C. There, host Bethany Brookshire led a panel of three amazing guests to talk about the promise and perils of CRISPR, and what happens now that CRISPR babies have (maybe?) been born. Featuring science writer Tina Saey, molecular biologist Anne Simon, and bioethicist Alan Regenberg. A Nobel Prize winner argues banning CRISPR babies won’t work Geneticists push for a 5-year global ban on gene-edited babies A CRISPR spin-off causes unintended typos in DNA News of the first gene-edited babies ignited a firestorm The researcher who created CRISPR twins defends...