20 Best UK Sustainability Podcasts of 2021

May 17, 2021

Are you wanting to learn more about uk sustainability? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best uk sustainability podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

Best UK Sustainability Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

Talking Culture

  • Publisher: Goethe-Institut London
  • Total Episodes: 7

Talking Culture is a platform for thought-provoking discussions about the future of Europe, the UK, and the world. Through fascinating interviews with thinkers and doers in the arts and culture sector, this show investigates how creative fields are emerging from the tumultuous present into the future. What role will culture play in a post-Brexit, post-COVID-19, post-colonial world? And how can it contribute to a future that prioritises sustainability, collaboration, diversity, and inclusion? From the Goethe-Institut London, this is a podcast about the critical role and value that arts and culture have in our societies. goethe.de/uk/podcast

The delicious. podcast

  • Publisher: delicious. magazine
  • Total Episodes: 161

The chart topping podcast for the UK’s best food magazine, delicious. magazine, featuring stories and hot topics from the world of food. From small producers to the best chefs in the world, from delightful dishes to the big issues in health, food waste and sustainability, from high-profile interviews to words of wisdom from the country’s most thoughtful food writers, the delicious. podcast explores just about everything that’s on the plate in 21st century Britain.


  • Publisher: Waukesha County Green Team
  • Total Episodes: 31

GreenCast is a product of the Waukesha County Green Team, a 501(c)3 in Waukesha, Wisconsin dedicated to helping southeast Wisconsin and beyond become more sustainable. We are accomplishing this through educational and outreach events, supporting interest groups involved in environmental issues, partnering with like-minded organizations, and helping other communities develop Green Teams. Visit https://www.waukeshacountygreenteam.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/WCGTGreencast/ for more info. GreenCast is a monthly podcast in which the hosts have in-depth conversations with sustainability experts and passionate individuals to introduce more people to all of the wonderful work being done in and around Waukesha County. We are going to talk to a variety of sustainability professionals and learn about why they are passionate about this field and what is going on in their industry.

The Green Room by The GreenAge

  • Publisher: The GreenAge
  • Total Episodes: 34

The UK green energy podcast covering everything from solar panels to sustainability, and doing it all with a cup of tea.

The Harmony Project Education Podcast

  • Publisher: Richard Dunne
  • Total Episodes: 10

The Harmony Project podcast series explores the state of education in the UK and around the world. It looks at where education might go next, with particular reference to education for sustainability, learning from nature, and the importance of values and wellbeing. Guests include a range of prominent voices from the world of education, including headteachers, researchers, sustainability practitioners, and young environmentalists.

Food For Thought

  • Publisher: Brittany
  • Total Episodes: 4

A limited series podcasting focusing on the sustainability goals of Responsible Consumption and Production, and Hunger in the UK.

Sustainable Wine

  • Publisher: Sustainable Wine
  • Total Episodes: 69

Sustainable Wine interviews actors from across the wine value chain, mostly winemakers and growers, on key sustainability issues in the wine industry. Head over to www.sustainablewine.co.uk for more news and analyses on sustainability in wine, winemaking and circular economy.

AgriFood Matters

  • Publisher: UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science
  • Total Episodes: 3

AgriFood Matters is an exciting new podcast developed by the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science featuring leading academic staff at UCD in the area of Agriculture, Food Science and Human Nutrition. Hosted by Seán Duke from the Irish Times this monthly podcast will examine topical issues such as Sustainability, Biodiversity, Inclusion, Food and Health, Innovation, Crop Sciences, Agricultural Economics, Humanitarian Action and much more and is available for download on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcast, Breaker, Pocket Casts and RadioPublic.

Diary of a Dance Teacher

  • Publisher: Sarah Royle
  • Total Episodes: 26

Hey I am Sarah, I run a dance school in warrington and I thought it would be the best time to really educate young dancers about the things I wish I would’ve been told, taught at school. The world is isolating and we are all staying home so now is the perfect time to listen and learn so much about the world, about ourselves and learn from the influential guests I had the pleasure of interviewing. I have interviewed huge names such as Krista Miller, Ricky Jinks, Lukas McFarlene, Sam Marks, Megan Bowers, Josh Wharmby and more. On the podcast I want to diversify and move away from societal norms and create a liberating, informative podcast. Topics include meditation, self care, sexuality, periods, veganism, sustainability, well being and how to take care of our minds at such a pivotal time. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Start Somewhere

  • Publisher: Sara Vaughan
  • Total Episodes: 33

In Start Somewhere, Sara Vaughan – Marie Claire’s Global Chief Purpose & Sustainability Advisor – talks to some of the inspiring people that she’s lucky enough to meet in the course of her work, each with their own unique story of how they started somewhere.Follow Sara Vaughan on Twitter @SaraVaughan and Instagram @saravaughanofficial and Marie Claire on Instagram @marieclaireuk/@marieclaireinternational and Twitter @marieclaireuk/@marieclaire.Contact: [email protected] by Front Ear Podcasts https://www.frontearpodcasts.comEdited by Nathan CopelinMusic by David Cantello

Climate Changer Podcast with Paul Gehres

  • Publisher: Paul Gehres
  • Total Episodes: 14

Paul chats with climate and sustainability experts from the UK, Europe, and the rest of the globe. Each episode brings a unique view from the sustainability ‘trenches’ with insights on how our world actually works. The show aims to shift focus from climate change to the ‘Climate Changers’ – the people doing important sustainability work & those with valuable advice on how we can live more sustainably. Full show & show notes can be found on www.paulgehres.com/podcast.

Hive Talkin – Beekeeping Podcast

  • Publisher: Gael Wilkinson & Guests
  • Total Episodes: 9

A NEW Beekeeping Podcast with a global perspective. Honeybee keepers, farmers and scientists love talking about bees and honey production and their audience will be intrigued by this hidden, female led, democracy producing one of the most ancient of sweet treats. What most bee keepers don’t talk about is their personal journey to mindfulness, reinvention or business success. In an increasingly stressful world where we are all looking to improve our sustainability, lighten our footprint and reconnect with nature, Kin Media introduces a funny, informative and sometimes moving journey through the currently popular past time of bee keeping. This series of podcasts aims to fascinate, educate and inspire the listener to understand more about these tiny, wild creatures which are so familiar to us and yet so alien. www.kinmedia.co.uk/hive-talkin Insta & FB @hivetalkinpodcast

AHAA! Moments…

  • Publisher: David Kwasha
  • Total Episodes: 8

We remember where we were and what we were doing when those AHAA! Moments occurred, and our lives are changed forever. This podcast series shares with you the AHAA! Moments of well renowned Australian and international leaders, covering topics as broad as artificial intelligence, the future of work, gender equity, women’s reproductive rights, cybersecurity, sustainability and geopolitics, from the likes of Wendy McCarthy, Bernard Salt, Ann Sherry, and Keith Suter to name just a few. In this first episode of AHAA! Moments, we present a trailer for the entire 2020 series by Avril. Following you will have the opportunity to hear Avril interviewed by Avril Henry & Associates CEO, David Kwasha, as we discuss her AHAA! Moments during an illustrious career as a transformational leader in the corporate world to becoming a renowned speaker, author, coach and consultant after deliberately leaving corporate life and setting up her own independent business – Avril Henry and Associates. As the series evolves over 2020, Avril and her amazing guests give us all thought provoking and illuminating insight into their own epiphanies with unique and inspiring lessons in a broad breadth of topics for leaders now and in the near future. Avril Henry is the Founder and Executive Director of Avril Henry & Associates. An acclaimed keynote speaker, consultant, coach, mentor and author, who is passionate about diversity and inclusion, developing collaborative leaders and positive workplaces. Over 16 years her consulting business has helped organisations to change their culture and build their leadership capability. Avril’s career has spanned senior roles in finance, project management, change management and human resources in South Africa, Australia, the UK and USA. In 2015 Avril was named one of the Australian Financial Review (AFR) Westpac 100 Women of Influence in Australia, and one of the 10 most influential women in the diversity space. She has been recognised by the Human Rights Commission and received business awards in Australia and the USA, for her diversity programs. She has received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement in HR Award at the Australian Human Resources Awards and received a global award for Excellence in Leadership Coaching. Avril has been a senior advisor on cultural transformation, gender and diversity to the Chief of Defence, Chief of Army, Australia; the ACT Commissioner of Emergency Services and was a member of the Navy People & Capability Committee for over a decade. Avril has coached Generals and Brigadiers in the Australian Army, including the Chief of Army and Head of Special Forces, ambassadors in foreign services and CEOs. Her clients cover banks, mining, construction, IT, health, universities, pharmaceuticals and biotech’s, state & federal government departments and cabinet ministries. She is the author and co-author of several books on leadership, the different generations at work and gender. Avril is regularly on ABC national radio and TV and writes for several business magazines. She lives in Sydney and Mollymook with her husband and two Spoodles, who keep her grounded!

Science Sisters: Stories of Success in STEM

  • Publisher: Shenandoa Toote
  • Total Episodes: 8

Get inspiration, advice. Learn tips from like-minded minorities on similar journeys in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Eavesdrop as Shenandoa Toote (MS in Vision Science, Certified Coach) interviews women across the US. Find support, shortcuts. Optimize your focus. STEM fields come with challenges for everyone. Professional perspectives of colleagues just ahead of you in reaching goals are invaluable. Minority women, like Hidden Figures, have impacted STEM opportunities. Successful black scientists had community in competitive career paths. And you? Living with unexpected roadblocks: money issues, homesickness, men who believe women are not critical thinkers, lack of classroom skin color and gender diversity, when to use a resume vs a CV, knowing who is your advisor, mentor, or sponsor…these discussions equip you to make decisions, give you ideas for internships, research/laboratory or work experience, provide insights on career paths outside of academia (professorship/tenure) & industry, like corporate business. Info for students in high school/college beginning to plan for higher education, recent university graduates, or post-doctoral fellows. Get practical insights, suggestions, tricks. Celebrate black & women’s history months, international day of women & girls in science. Cell Biology Zoology Genetics Pharmacology Toxicology Ecology Drafting Physiology Civil Design Biochemistry Pathology Operations Astronomy Nuclear Surveying Statistics Physics Psychology Atmospheric Experimental Natural Conservation Immunology Veterinary Industrial Computational Manufacturing Mining Safety Medicine Military Meteorology Quantitative Applied Space Aerospace Marine Sustainable Agriculture Dairy Livestock Poultry Agronomy Horticulture Breeding Protection Integrated Pest Range Chemistry Environmental Wetlands Urban Forestry Pulp Fish Wildlands Communication Animation Video Effects AI Informatics Programming Vendor Certification Analyst Page Digital Modeling Warehousing Database Graphics Modeling Virtual Environments Simulation Telecommunications Networking LAN WAN Security Assurance Multimedia Webmaster Project Bioengineering Ceramic Biomolecular Structural Transportation Highway Hardware Laser Mechanics Mineral Architecture Petroleum Textile Construction Mechatronics Robotics Automation Laser Integrated Circuit Instrumentation Robotics Heating Ventilation Conditioning Refrigeration Solar Quality Wastewater Recycling Hazardous Plastics Welding Semiconductor Occupational Automotive Hydraulics Fluid Software Packaging Nanotechnology Structural Photo Radiation Radio Biophysics Botany Phytopathology Histology Developmental Embryology Bacteriology Virology Parasitology Mycology Entomology Behavior Ethology Wildlife Microbial Eukaryotic Genomics Endocrinology Reproductive Cardiovascular Exercise Vision Optics Oncology Cancer Molecular Biometry Bioinformatics Biomathematics Biotechnology Aquatic Limnology Systematics Epidemiology Neuroanatomy Neurosciences Algebra Functional Geometry Topology Financial Probability Airpower Art Naval Strategic Signal Geospatial Joint Media Cyber Warfare Combat Directed Energy Acoustics Observables Stealth Operational Undersea Warfare Ground Aircraft Armament Explosive Bomb Disposal Task Force Missile Munitions Ordinance Radar Communications Biopsychology Nutrition Interaction Sustainability Astrophysics Planetary Climatology Dynamics Inorganic Organic Polymer Geology Geochemistry Geophysics Seismology Paleontology Hydrology Petrology Oceanography Geosciences Atomic Particle Plasma Temperature Condensed Matter Acoustics Biotechnology Power Cognitive Psycholinguistics Comparative Social Psychometrics Cyber Forensics Counterterrorism Archeology Econometrics Geographic Cartography Aeronautics Aviation Cytotechnology Pharmaceutics Pharmacognosy Pharmacoeconomics Cosmetic Preventive Epidemiology Health Infectious Diseases Actuarial Computer Research Electronics Technologies CADD Soil Wood Water Child

Sustainability Uncorked

  • Publisher: Victoria M. Rose | Vine Media Relations
  • Total Episodes: 9

Sustainability Uncorked is a podcast for UK viticulturists and wine producers. Featuring interviews with growers, winemakers and industry suppliers, episodes will dive into sustainable vineyard management and winemaking practices. As well as environmental aspects, the show will also look at economical sustainability, exploring some of the machinery which can make production more efficient and cost effective. Finally, there’ll be some sales, marketing and PR advice thrown in for good measure, as there’s little point making sustainable wines if you haven’t got a sustainable market for them. This podcast is hosted by Victoria Rose, owner of Vine Media Relations. www.vinemediarelations.co.uk www.instagram.com/vinemediarelations

National Oceanography Centre Southampton

  • Publisher: University of Southampton
  • Total Episodes: 6

The National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS) is the focus for oceanography and deep sea research in the UK. This series introduces the world-leading research activity and teaching into marine science, sustainability and renewable technology development across oceanography, marine geoscience and earth science at Southampton.

The Colour Green

  • Publisher: Julie’s Bicycle
  • Total Episodes: 6

The Colour Green is a new podcast from Julie’s Bicycle exploring the links between climate change, race, nature and social justice from the perspectives of people of colour in the UK.We are all stewards of our planet, but the effects of climate change are not shared equally. While it is people in the Global South and marginalised communities in the Global North who are the first to feel the impacts of environmental degradation, extreme weather events, food crop failure, and air pollution, their voices are rarely heard within environmental movements in the UK. Without representing communities at the sharpest end of climate impacts the stories we tell are incomplete; drawing focus to their lived experiences and creative responses are crucial to developing a holistic understanding of the causes of and solutions to this unfolding crisis.In The Colour Green podcasts, Baroness Lola Young is in conversation with artists and activists of colour who are at the forefront of social innovation – connecting climate justice, race, power and inequality. This podcast has been developed by Julie’s Bicycle as part of the Arts Council England Environmental Sustainability Programme.

First Solution Podcast

  • Publisher: First Solution
  • Total Episodes: 5

Interviews with leading South West UK business leaders, talking technology, sustainability, digital transformation and more! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Liberating Sustainability

  • Publisher: Liberating Sustainability
  • Total Episodes: 5

Liberating Sustainability is an intersectional take on the climate emergency. In each episode, field-leaders from student liberation movements and academia deconstruct the exclusivity of sustainability activism and education. Producer, Editor, Presenter: Jelena Sofronijevic (@jelsofron) Producer, Presenter: Hatty Ruddick (@hattyeru) Graphics: Hannah Robinson Music: Organisms // Chad Crouch Commissioned by Students Organising for Sustainability (SOS-UK) and the National Union of Students (NUS). FULL TRANSCRIPTS: drive.google.com/drive/folders/1lQEgzwshy2S_H74eWleZVR75vpRBAfqT?usp=sharing

Serious about sustainability

  • Publisher: Mitsubishi Electric Ecodan
  • Total Episodes: 10

Serious about sustainability is a podcast series brought to you by Mitsubishi Electric’s Ecodan – air source heat pump. Join your host Max Halliwell from Ecodan as he discusses renewable home heating in the UK. Through a series of guest interviews including architect and Ecodan Ambassador, George Clarke, he’ll cover a range of topics, from the perspective of UK homeowners, self-builders, contractors, and housing associations. The show promotes greater awareness of renewable, heat pump technology, helping to build a sustainable, zero-carbon future for home heating.

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