20 Best Podcasts About Climate Justice of 2021

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Are you wanting to learn more about climate justice? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best climate justice 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.

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Best Climate Justice Podcasts 2021

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  • Publisher: Laura E Diez
  • Total Episodes: 149

The eco-conscious lifestyle podcast. Each week, Laura Diez is diving into sustainability and practical climate science. This podcast explores fashion, environmental justice, food, conscious consumerism… just about everything in our lives is tied to the environment. Guests include female founders, clean beauty experts, climate scientists, political experts, and many more. Laura is a sustainability professional with her M.S. in Climate Science and Solutions, who happens to also love speaking to other women about environmentally conscious brands, social activism, and balanced, plant-based living. This show aims to feel like hanging out with your cool, smart girlfriends: educational, approachable, and encouraging you to do what works for you. Sustainability is a good look. Email at: [email protected] and follow on Instagram @ecochicpodcast

Stories from Home: Living the Just Transition Podcast

  • Publisher: Climate Justice Alliance
  • Total Episodes: 10

Podcast by Climate Justice Alliance

The Climate Pod

  • Publisher: The Climate Pod
  • Total Episodes: 110

The Climate Pod is a wide-ranging conversation with leading experts on the politics, economics, activism, culture, science, and social justice issues at the heart of the climate crisis. Hear from guests like Bill Nye, Dr. Robert Bullard, Catherine Coleman Flowers, Ted Danson, Dr. Michael Mann, Rainn Wilson, Dr. Stephanie Kelton, Dr. Mark Hyman, Felix Salmon, Tamara Toles O’Laughlin, Scott Kelly, Tom Steyer, and many more. Hosted by brothers Ty and Brock Benefiel.

Failed Architecture

  • Publisher: Failed Architecture
  • Total Episodes: 22

Failed Architecture is a podcast on architecture and the real world. By opening up new perspectives on the built environment, we seek to explore the meaning of architecture in contemporary society. FA challenges dominant spatial fashions and explores alternative realities, reaching far beyond the architectural community. We combine personal stories with research and reflection, always remaining committed to the idea that architecture is about social justice and climate justice, pop culture and subculture, representation and imagination, and everything that happens after the building’s been built.

The Everyday Activist

  • Publisher: Eugenia Chow
  • Total Episodes: 21

The Everyday Activist Podcast is founded under the belief that anyone can be an activist. While exploring topics of intersectional sustainability, climate justice, and regenerative living, the aim is to share the stories of inspiring individuals to empower others to similarly become catalysts for change.

Global Catholic Climate Movement

  • Publisher: GCCM
  • Total Episodes: 25

The Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) serves the Catholic family worldwide to turn Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’ encyclical into action for climate justice by undergoing our own ecological conversion, transforming our lifestyles, and calling for bold public policies together with the wider climate movement.

Zero Waste Trash Talk

  • Publisher: Maris Masellis, Michael Britt, Jess Johnson
  • Total Episodes: 20

A zero waste sustainability podcast offering global solutions and ideas originating from our East Nashville neighborhood. We discuss universal issues like circularity, recycling, reusing, composting, energy and climate justice. We’ll share what our friends, neighbors and local businesses are doing and connect with innovative programs in other cities around the globe.


  • Publisher: Dr. Billie Pivnick & Dr. Romy Reading, Produced by Hangar Studios, NYC
  • Total Episodes: 13

Couched is a podcast series that lets you in on what leading cultural influencers and psychoanalysts are thinking about society today. We will feature conversations with artists, scientists, and change-makers about our current political climate, social justice, and our struggles to find sanity in an increasingly uncertain world. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Think 100%: The Coolest Show

  • Publisher: Hip Hop Caucus
  • Total Episodes: 91

The Coolest Show presented by Hip Hop Caucus’ Think 100% comes out every Friday. Subscribe today! Season 2 of The Coolest Show features discussions with some of the most inspiring people on the planet. Host Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. brings his charismatic and loving self to each conversation, and creates a space where guests speak from their souls. While full of expertise on climate justice, racial justice, and politics, the heart of The Coolest Show is getting to know people who are changing the world, in their own voices. Season 1 is a live radio format, with current events and guest interviews. Antonique Smith and Mustafa Santiago Ali join Rev Yearwood as co-hosts on many episodes. Hip Hop Caucus’ Think 100% is an award-winning climate justice communications and activism platform. Learn more, take action, and donate to its non-profit mission at Think100Climate.com. Follow and share on social media at @think100climate, @hiphopcaucus, and @revyearwood on Twitter, Facebook, and IG.

Park Wakeup Call

  • Publisher: parkwakeupcall
  • Total Episodes: 11

Park Wakeup Call is a podcast about the intersection of climate change, social justice, and Nat’l Parks. Listen in as I uncover and investigate the uncomfortable truths about inequity, climate change, and our beloved parks, as well as discuss the best natural places for hiking, biking, and paddling. Let’s stop climate change and start social change…

The Future We Want

  • Publisher: BBMG
  • Total Episodes: 9

A podcast for rebellious brand leaders ready to get to work, do the work and create the future we want. Hosted by Raphael Bemporad, founding partner of the branding and social impact agency BBMG, the podcast takes on topics like human connection, racial justice, capitalism, climate change and the truth and big tech with perspectives that are borne from lived experience and lessons that can guide our way forward.

Cooler Earth

  • Publisher: Climate XChange
  • Total Episodes: 36

Welcome to Cooler Earth, a podcast where we talk with those seeking solutions to the climate crisis. These are the people , leading the movement to keep this planet a livable one. And they’re doing so in ways that ensure equity and justice for all people, specifically those who have been at the frontlines of this crisis. Each and every day, massive amounts of work and dedication are bringing us closer to addressing climate change on the scale it requires. This series brings you the wonderful stories of people doing the work on the ground in the hopes that it inspires, informs, and mobilizes you to become a solution-seeker yourself. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Facing It

  • Publisher: Jennifer Atkinson
  • Total Episodes: 6

The age of climate crisis is upon us, and grief and anxiety are on the rise. This series explores the emotional burden of climate change, and why despair leaves so many people unable to respond to our existential threat. Overcoming that paralysis is the first step in moving to action, and yet official climate strategies rarely address the emotional toll of climate grief and eco anxiety. Meanwhile, frontline communities — particularly people of color, indigenous communities, and other historically-marginalized groups — are experiencing the heaviest mental health impacts of climate disruption and displacement.Written and narrated by Jennifer AtkinsonMusic by Roberto David RusconiProduced by Intrasonus UKDr. Jennifer Atkinson is a professor of environmental humanities at the University of Washington, where she leads seminars that help students cope with the despair, anger, and anxiety that arise from environmental loss and mass extinction. Her teaching and research have helped activists, scientists, and students build resilience to stay engaged in climate solutions and avoid burnout. She has also spoken to audiences across the U.S. about the global mental health crisis arising from climate disruption, and advocated for addressing emotional impacts in the fight for environmental justice. This podcast introduces some of the experiences and insights behind that work, and explores how we can move the public to action by addressing the psychological roots of our unprecedented ecological loss.”To be numb to the world is another form of suicide.” -Terry Tempest WilliamsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

To See Each Other

  • Publisher: People’s Action
  • Total Episodes: 8

Where we explore how people are reshaping small town America and how writing it off as Trump country hurts us all.Hosted by George Goehl, To See Each Other complicates the narrative about rural Americans in our most misunderstood, and often abandoned, communities. George travels to Michigan, Iowa, New Jersey, North Carolina and Indiana to reveal how small town folks are working together in fights for everything from clean water and racial justice to immigration rights and climate change. Our belief: That when we see each other, we’ll understand that we can never give up on each other.

Zero Hour Talks

  • Publisher: Goal 17 Media
  • Total Episodes: 11

Zero Hour Talks is the official podcast of Zero Hour – A global, youth-led climate activism movement. The mission of Zero Hour is to center the voices of diverse youth in the conversation around climate and environmental justice. Zero Hour is a youth-led movement creating entry points, training, and resources for new young activists and organizers (and adults who support our vision) wanting to take concrete action around climate change. Together, we are a movement of unstoppable youth organizing to protect our rights and access to the natural resources and a clean, safe, and healthy environment that will ensure a livable future where we not just survive, but flourish. Zero Hour Talks is a production of Goal 17 Media – Storytellers for the common good

Circle of Influence

  • Publisher: The RealReal, Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), and produced by Hangar Studios
  • Total Episodes: 10

THE REALREAL x CFDA PRESENT:  CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE   The 9-episode podcast series, Circle of Influence will center on conversations around sustainability combined with a range of topics relevant to current contexts including COVID-19 impacts, the urgency of social justice issues, and the role of creative leadership in navigating transformative change.    Series voices will include designer, brand, editorial, education, climate, materials and NGO – experts who will share their unique perspectives. The intent is to dig deep into the issues while identifying opportunities for accelerated momentum as we navigate towards building a new more sustainable, just and equitable future.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine podcast

  • Publisher: Scott Harris, Melinda Tuhus and Bob Nixon
  • Total Episodes: 48

Between The Lines is a weekly syndicated half-hour radio newsmagazine featuring progressive perspectives on national and international political, economic and social issues. Since 1991, Between The Lines has provided in-depth, timely analysis on a wide range of political, economic and social issues including: the history and consequences of two U.S. wars with Iraq; increasing disparity in wealth in the U.S.; coverage of the global social justice movement and related protests challenging the free trade, corporate-driven policies of the World Trade Organization and World Bank/International Monetary Fund; post-9/11 erosion of civil liberties; constitutional protections and international law in the U.S.; the crisis in the U.S. health care system; international grassroots mobilization to confront global climate change; racism permeating the prison industrial complex; and efforts to repair flaws in the U.S. electoral system.Squeaky Wheel Productions is our 501(c)(3) nonprofit production company and distributor. This consumer podcast may occasionally contain a fundraising pitch. 233680

Sunrise Movement Boston

  • Publisher: Sunrise Boston
  • Total Episodes: 9

The Sunrise Movement is a group of young people working to pass a Green New Deal that will end the climate crisis and create millions of new jobs to restart our economy. At Sunrise Boston, we are fighting for progressive leaders and policies to promote environmental justice in Massachusetts and across the country.

Political Misfits

  • Publisher: Radio Sputnik
  • Total Episodes: 532

Political Misfits brings you news, politics and culture ‒ without the red and blue treatment. We aim to facilitate constructive conversations that take new looks at the stories and topics that mean a lot to us, including corporate misconduct, anti-war efforts, climate change, political hypocrisy, poverty, pop culture, electoral politics and much, much more.Political Misfits airs live daily Monday through Friday from 12-2 p.m. EST and is broadcast on 105.5 FM in Washington, DC, 102.9 FM in Kansas City, Missouri, and to 35 countries on signals such as FM, digital DAB/DAB+ (Digital Radio Broadcasting), and HD-Radio. The show is also made available globally live on SputnikNews.com and is distributed as a podcast shortly after broadcasting on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Spreaker and more.About us: Hosts Bob Schlehuber and Michelle Witte bring different backgrounds to Political Misfits, but arrive with a mutual curiosity and compassion. Bob is an artist, producer and organizer; someone who works to create conversations that bring together broad and diverse individuals, organizations and ideas. Bob produced the radio show By Any Means Necessary on Radio Sputnik for the past three years; now, he’s bringing his commitment to understanding and addressing housing, homelessness, public safety, education, health, workforce development, civility, mutual understanding, and international peace and conflict resolution to Political Misfits.Michelle is a committed explorer, observer and documentor of our big, beautiful planet and the strange creatures that inhabit it. A long-time writer, teacher and journalist, she returned to the US after ten years overseas with a broader perspective on American politics and culture and our impact on the world. Michelle gets fired up about justice and injustice, responsible travel, good books and bad movies, animal rights, baking and long-distance hikes.

Turn of the Tide

  • Publisher: Turn of the Tide Podcast
  • Total Episodes: 8

Young women working on climate change, sustainable oceans, environmental justice, and inclusivity in STEM.

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