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: Planes, Trains, Automobiles 2019-11-07 07:00:00 Lower prices helped democratize air travel, but flying is one of the most carbon-heavy actions a person can take. We look at Sweden's No Fly campaign, take a journey on a night train and visit a city in Spain that is mostly car free. 29 minutes, 56 seconds
Living Planet: Adaptation & Change 2019-10-31 08:00:00 How do we inspire the fundamental changes that are needed to safeguard our planet? On this program, we look at some novel ideas, from restoring peatlands to their natural state to climate change resistant apples. 29 minutes, 56 seconds
Living Planet: Not so fantastic 2019-10-24 07:35:00 Today on the show, we're taking a look at our plastic world â from the oceans, to its place in our homes, to its original source. What can we do now about our plastic problems and what do we still need to figure out? 29 minutes, 56 seconds
Living Planet: Extinction and invasion 2019-10-17 07:25:00 This week on Living Planet, we hear about the people protesting extinction â our own, to be exact. And we examine how climate change is bringing insects and the diseases they carry to new places around the world. 29 minutes, 55 seconds
Living Planet: Struggle for survival 2019-10-10 07:12:00 This week, we look at how melting sea ice is threatening the survival of polar bears in the Arctic, and ask what impact shrinking glaciers will have on Switzerland's hydroelectric power supply. We'll also meet UNDP goodwill ambassador Olafur Eliasson, and find out how illegal mining is destroying India's fragile Aravali mountains. 29 minutes, 56 seconds
Living Planet: Deep dive into food waste 2019-10-02 03:18:00 Why do we waste so much food? And what can we do about it? Neil King and Gabe Borrud get to the bottom of these questions on this week's Living Planet. They visit a supermarket to gauge their role as consumers, and team up with two dumpster diving sisters for a nighttime harvesting spree. They also talk to a leading food economist and discover the root of the food waste problem runs a lot deeper. 29 minutes, 56 seconds
Living Planet: Ocean deep - Mountain high 2019-09-26 07:00:00 The much anticipated IPCC report on the oceans and the cryosphere sets out the full extent to which the world's oceans, glaciers, mountains and polar ecosystems are being disrupted by climate change, with dire consequences for life on our planet. 29 minutes, 55 seconds
Living Planet: Leapfrogging to a greener world 2019-09-19 08:00:00 As young people all over the world take to the streets to demand climate action and the United Nations Secretary General hosts a special climate summit in New York, the UN Environment Programme's Executive Director, Inger Andersen tells us people power is proving pivotal. And we look at new ways of getting the climate message across. 29 minutes, 55 seconds
Living Planet: Given Half a Chance 2019-09-12 07:00:00 The dilemma of our times â our fast-moving, convenient lifestyles are polluting the planet and heating up the climate. Could a plastic-free supermarket â or a recycling app help solve some of our problems? Author Edward Davey says there is hope and suggests "Ten Ways to Change the World" in his book "Given Half a Chance." 29 minutes, 56 seconds
Living Planet: In times of change 2019-09-05 07:20:00 This week on Living Planet, we tackle stories of environmental change. Fires are burning throughout the Amazon, but what does this mean for the world's largest tropical rainforest? We also see how gardeners in Spain are adapting to a changing climate and explore what climate insurance looks like in Uganda. 29 minutes, 56 seconds
Risk Why do we revere risk-takers, even when their actions terrify us? Why are some better at taking risks than others? This hour, TED speakers explore the alluring, dangerous, and calculated sides of risk. Guests include professional rock climber Alex Honnold, economist Mariana Mazzucato, psychology researcher Kashfia Rahman, structural engineer and bridge designer Ian Firth, and risk intelligence expert Dylan Evans.
#540 Specialize? Or Generalize? Ever been called a "jack of all trades, master of none"? The world loves to elevate specialists, people who drill deep into a single topic. Those people are great. But there's a place for generalists too, argues David Epstein. Jacks of all trades are often more successful than specialists. And he's got science to back it up. We talk with Epstein about his latest book, "Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World".
Dolly Parton's America: Neon Moss Today on Radiolab, we're bringing you the fourth episode of Jad's special series, Dolly Parton's America. In this episode, Jad goes back up the mountain to visit Dolly's actual Tennessee mountain home, where she tells stories about her first trips out of the holler. Back on the mountaintop, standing under the rain by the Little Pigeon River, the trip triggers memories of Jad's first visit to his father's childhood home, and opens the gateway to dizzying stories of music and migration.
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