Podcasts have really taken off over the last few years as many people’s media of choice. Easily accessible, they are a saviour for commuters as these short audio pieces can be downloaded to listen on the go. Not just that, but they are an easy way to let experts enlighten you about all kinds of interesting subjects. Pick something, plug in, and you can almost forget that you are shoulder to shoulder with pushy businessmen on the early morning intercity express.
Here at Euronews Living, we are definitely converts. With over half a million podcasts currently being made, there’s bound to be something to pique everyone’s interest in this ever evolving format. This seemingly endless choice can be pretty overwhelming, though, and the wrong choice could put a bad spin on the rest of your day.
To help you out we’ve put together a by no means exhaustive list of some things we think you should listen to. Unsurprisingly, our go to morning listening is often about sustainability so here’s a list of some of our best podcasts if you want to stay informed about environmentalism.
Each week, Ol and Dave, two supposed experts in environmentalism tackle pressing issues in a humorous way. This podcast styles itself as “for and by the confused” as the hosts try “to be cheery in the face of impending ecological disaster”. Sustainababble is packed with dry, British humour to cut through the doom and gloom of trying to keep up with the ongoing climate crisis.
Both hosts work for environmental charities so you can expect in depth knowledge on climate issues despite the comic approach. They hope that by breaking things down in a simple way that their sustainability message will be a bit more accessible. With over 100 episodes there’s enough to keep you entertained and educated on your morning commute.
For a taste of Ol and Dave’s distinctive hosting style check out episode 97 with activist George Monbiot which opens with them calling him “a bit of a misery guts”.